On Friday, millions upon millions of American "Christians" were outraged - outraged, I tell you! - at the "Supreme Court" vote in favor of homosexual "marriage" as the "law" of the land.
Then on Monday many of these very same outraged Christian conservatives freely shipped the delicate, impressionable little boys and girls that God has given them off to the pro-homosexuality, anti-Christian State for yet another eight-ish hours of explicitly anti-Christian "education,"* as they always do, all while simultaneously wondering - or claiming to wonder - "why oh why" does each successive generation of Americans seem to be worse than the last? "Why, oh, why" do we seem to lose more young minds to anti-Christian/pro-secular/Statist worldviews with each passing generation? "Why, oh, why" are even many professing Christian youth in America now increasingly open to things like sodomite "marriage"?
Golly gee, I wonder why?
How could this possibly have happened?!
Let's be clear about one very important thing here: Barack Obama and the American "Supreme Court" are not the primary culprits responsible for pushing homosexual "marriage" across the finish line. Not even sodomite activists can claim that honor. The primary reason that we now have homosexual "marriage" as "law" here in the "land of the free" and the home of the NSA is that American Christians have for generations now paved the way to this culture-shifting moment by freely sacrificing the minds of their own children to the beast of explicitly anti-Christian "education" as practiced by the American Corporate State. (See: Feeding Our Kids to the Big Gay Beast.)
To wonder - or claim to wonder - "why oh why" all of this hellishness is now blowing up all around us while simultaneously continuing to do the very thing that has been most critical to the embrace and implementation of homosexual "marriage" in America is the epitome of suicidal incoherence.
To pray - or claim to pray - that God would "save us" or "restore our land" when we will not do what He has so clearly commanded in the vital life- and culture-shaping realm of children's education is also a staggering display of both suicidal incoherence and stunning insincerity in prayer.
God has spoken.
God has provided us with all that we need.
God has, in His perfect and sufficient Word, told us what we must do with the minds and education of our children if we are to have the peace, prosperity and restoration that we claim to want with our rhetoric and prayers. (See: Redeeming Children's Education: Confronting Our Satanic Approach to the Pursuit of Knowledge.)
But we will not listen. We will not obey. We will not do what He has called and equipped His people to do.
So here we are, with sodomite "marriage" in a land loaded with "outraged" "Christian" "conservatives" who just this morning shipped off their little boys and girls off to be "educated" by the very same American Corporate State-controlled system that is actively opposed to Christianity and actively promoting things like homosexual "marriage" (See also: Southern Baptists flip out over homosexual "marriage," but are okay with government-run children's "education")
As a nice little "in your face," cherry on top gesture after the Supreme Court decision on Friday, the United States Department of Education posted the following nifty little graphic on its social media pages:
How many professing Christians in America took this symbol at its plain meaning and finally refused to send their children to be "educated" for another day by a system consecrated to such an openly, wildly anti-Christian understanding of truth and reality?
Not many, it seems safe to assume.
And how many complained loudly about the pro-homosexual education symbol...but went right on feeding their children to the authors of that symbol for "education" at their hands?
Pretty much all of 'em, it seems safe to assume.
At this point, one thing should be clear: Until the Gospel - the real Gospel - actually penetrates and brings life to the hearts of the millions upon millions of professing American Christians who this morning knowingly and willingly went right on feeding their children to the beast of anti-Christian "education," there can be no hope for this culture. If Christians will not lead the way forward in repentance and obedience to the Lord, nobody will. (See: Judgment begins with the Church…not the Democrats.)
Judgment begins with the house of the Lord (see: 1 Peter 4:17).
In this context, we who have been graced with the gift of some clarity or understanding on this subject must continue to pray for these people and their children, continue to share hard truths with these parents, and continue to promote biblical approaches to this vital subject at every opportunity.
This is why here at Fire Breathing Christian we make the subject of children's education such a priority and drumbeat theme (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here, for example). This is why I speak on the radio and preach from the pulpit on the subject in detail from the Word of God.
This is why we encourage people to consider articles like Ten problems with the "salt and light" excuse for feeding children to the State and Ten answers to those "What about socialization?" questions from public school advocates.
This is why we confront and call to repentance "Christian leaders" who have encouraged us to feed our children to the beast of explicitly anti-Christian education. (See: Why is the beast of Socialism eating our children? Ask your pastor and Franklin Graham's Incoherent "Fight" Against the Homosexual Agenda.)
We do not do these things because we imagine ourselves to be any better than anyone else. We understand that any good thing that we know or do is a gift from God (1 Corinthians 4:7). We do not sound these alarms arrogantly or with any sense that we are anything more than fellow works-in-progress by the sanctifying grace of God.
We say these hard things and we sound these agitating alarms again and again out of love - true Gospel-fueled love.
How the Lord chooses to use the faithful proclamation of His Word on this subject to move or harden people is not our business...though we most certainly do pray, hope and work for the desperately needed Christian reformation of children's education in this land, while there is yet time.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. ~ Romans 12:2 (emphasis added)
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. ~ Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (emphasis added)
. . . "Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher." ~ Luke 6:39-40 (emphasis added)
(*While most American public schools are on summer break, there are thousands of year-'round schools in America.)
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