Saturday, July 27, 2002

Wilt Thou not Thyself revive us again, That Thy people may rejoice in Thee? --Psalm 85:6
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Public Schools verses Christian schools(including Home Schools)
Think in terms of Kindergarten through College

“Government can't educate without destroying the very object of education: the search for truth. Either government employees dictate "truth" to the formative youth or the government employee insists that objective truth does not exist. Either alternative is ludicrous and unthinkable to the rational mind.” (Elizabeth Farah of WorldNetDaily) Jesus said the truth will set you free. You can neither mention the name of Jesus in a public classroom or that there is such a thing as a definite truth.

Reverence for the LORD is the foundation of true wisdom. The rewards of wisdom come to all who obey him. Praise his name forever! Psalm 111:10

Is reverence for the Lord taught in the Public school system?

The purpose of these proverbs is to teach people wisdom and discipline, and to help them understand wise sayings. Proverbs 1:2

Can you teach Proverbs in the Public School System? Wisdom and discipline are often linked in the Bible and not linked in the Public School System.

Fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. Only fools despise wisdom and discipline. Listen, my child, to what your father teaches you. Don't neglect your mother's teaching. What you learn from them will crown you with grace and clothe you with honor. Proverbs 1:7-9

Is the Fear of the Lord taught at public schools? Do public schools tell the children to listen to what they say about sex or listen to what parents say?

For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Proverbs 2:6

Is the word of God taught at Public schools?

By wisdom the LORD founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens. By his knowledge the deep fountains of the earth burst forth, and the clouds poured down rain. Proverbs 3:19-20

Do public schools teach that God founded the earth? Do they teach that by his knowledge the deep fountains of the earth burst forth and clouds poor down rain?

Wisdom has built her spacious house with seven pillars. She has prepared a great banquet, mixed the wines, and set the table. She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come. She calls out from the heights overlooking the city. "Come home with me," she urges the simple. To those without good judgment, she says, "Come, eat my food, and drink the wine I have mixed. Leave your foolish ways behind, and begin to live; learn how to be wise." Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get a smart retort. Anyone who rebukes the wicked will get hurt. So don't bother rebuking mockers; they will only hate you. But the wise, when rebuked, will love you all the more. Teach the wise, and they will be wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn more. Fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding. Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life. If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer. Proverbs 9:1-12

If you tell a public school teacher that evolution is impossible will you be mocked? Is the fear of the Lord taught at Public Schools?

To discipline and reprimand a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child. Proverbs 29:15

Do the public school systems discipline children, or is that against their policy and by-laws?

The LORD Almighty is a wonderful teacher, and he gives the farmer great wisdom. Isaiah 28:29

The Lord Almighty is a wonderful teacher, is He taught in the public school system?

And so the Lord says, "These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far away. And their worship of me amounts to nothing more than human laws learned by rote. Because of this, I will do wonders among these hypocrites. I will show that human wisdom is foolish and even the most brilliant people lack understanding." Isaiah 29: 13-14

In public schools are the children being taught the wisdom of man or the wisdom of God? Could there be a danger of this wisdom of man affecting their relationship to God?

You are a pleasure-crazy kingdom, living at ease and feeling secure, bragging as if you were the greatest in the world! You say, 'I'm self-sufficient and not accountable to anyone! I will never be a widow or lose my children.' Well, those two things will come upon you in a moment: widowhood and the loss of your children. Yes, these calamities will come upon you, despite all your witchcraft and magic. "You felt secure in all your wickedness. 'No one sees me,' you said. Your 'wisdom' and 'knowledge' have caused you to turn away from me and claim, 'I am self-sufficient and not accountable to anyone!' So disaster will overtake you suddenly, and you won't be able to charm it away. Calamity will fall upon you, and you won't be able to buy your way out. A catastrophe will arise so fast that you won't know what hit you. Isaiah 47:8-11

I can tell you from the experience of my wife being a teacher in the public education system for 16 and ½ years that the NEA and Teachers union have a Godless foundation. No one is accountable. They do not want to give the teachers tests or base their pay on how well they are teaching. They always support candidates who are for the killing of children through abortion, for more sex education, etc. Human wisdom and knowledge without God can often lead a God fearing person and/or nation away from Him.

Jesus stated:
“….. But wisdom is shown to be right by what results from it." Matthew 11:19b

What are the results of the public education system?

As Acts 6: 3 points out, the apostles picked men full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom to take care of the widows, should we do no less to teach our children?

"Now look around among yourselves, brothers, and select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom. We will put them in charge of this business.” Acts 6:3

So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world's brilliant debaters? God has made them all look foolish and has shown their wisdom to be useless nonsense. Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never find him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save all who believe.
1 Corinthians 1:20-21

The world will never find God through Human wisdom, but it will find Him through the foolishness of the Gospel via His Word.

He replied, “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice. “
Luke 11:28

With your kids in public schools for 6 hours a day, 180 days a year, 13 years. Whose word are they going to put into practice, man’s or God’s?

So why do parents send their children to public schools. Clearly from scripture Wisdom is not being taught at the public schools so that wipes out that excuse. Another reason I hear is they can not afford private schools and/or one parent could not afford to stay at home to teach their children(or there is only 1 parent). Get the Grandparents involved if possible in helping with the cost. Pray for God to open a way, He loves your kids more than you and He will provide a way.

The other reason I hear why parents send their kids to public schools is that they want them to be missionaries to the lost. Is that the best way to reach the lost. Truly this type of thinking would lead me to believe that the disciples should have went to the Saducee and Pharisee schools of their day to reach the lost, but they did not.

Another reason I hear is that they should prepare for the real world. The real world also likes to get drunk and carouse. Should we take our children to the bars and get them drunk and start taking them to strip clubs?

If you decide to send your child to public schools they will be there 6 hours a day 180 days a year, 13 years of their life. Who would win the battle for their heart and mind? How much time will you get to share with them about God. What is the real reason we send our children to the public school systems. The Lord knows the thoughts and intents of our heart. We can not blind Him with our words, like we can some of our fellow American Christians. I would ask you to look and pray through scripture then make your decision about your children’s education. Do not base it upon the wisdom of man but the Wisdom of God.

For the wisdom from above is first of all pure, peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering and without hypocrisy. James 3:17

The Bible outlines how we should teach our children. The Hebraic aim of education was ethical and religious. Study is a form of worship. The method of instruction in the home was oral, and learning was accomplished by practice. The Hebrew taught no distinction between sacred and secular areas of life. Every detail of life therefore, must be set aside and consecrated to the glory of God. The opposite of today's popular Greek approach.

The Jewish Talmud tells a story of an elderly rabbi's counsel to his young nephew. The boy already knew the Torah, the Old Testament Law. Now he wanted to study the wisdom of the Greeks.

The rabbi recalled God's words to Joshua: "You shall meditate on it [biblical law] day and night."

"Go, then," said the rabbi. "Find a time that is neither day nor night, and learn then Greek wisdom."

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. Colossians 2:8.

Final Note

January 20, 1942: The Wannsee Conference set a new course for how the Nazis would deal with the Jews. Wannsee is a suburb outside Berlin. It is where the "Final Solution" was decided, the Nazi plan for the complete elimination of the Jewish People.

The drafted document contained sixteen signatures from all the upper ministries of the German establishment. Of these sixteen signators, eight had PhD’s. By the way, Poland was divided up into six governments; all six of the German / Polish governors had PhD’s. Of the concentration camp officers, 43% of them had either MD’s or PhD’s. One of the Einsatz Gruppen commanders, Ohlendorf had a degree in law by age 21. He was a genius. Goebbels, the propaganda minister, had 3 PhD’s. He was a brilliant intellectual.

Ask the question: Does "education" equal "morality"? The answer should be obvious.
The plan drawn up at Wannsee was for the murder of eleven million Jews. One of the last things Hitler did, just before committing suicide, was to apologize to the German people for not finishing the job. Education without God/Jesus Christ leads to a holocaust.

Friday, July 26, 2002

Christ came to give life and give it abundantly


What the Scripture States about the Killing of the Innocent
Exodus 18:21
Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them, as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens

It becomes clear from scripture that governments were supposed to protect the people.
Romans 13:3-4
3 For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same; 4 for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath upon the one who practices evil.

When life Begins:

Jeremiah 1:4-5
4 Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
5 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations.

Psalm 139:14-16
14 I will praise You; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Your works; and that my soul knows right well.
15 My substance was not hid from You, when I was made in secret, and wonderfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, yet being unperfect; and in Your book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them

What the Law Said
Exodus 21:22 & 23 NLT
Now suppose two people are fighting, and in the process, they hurt a pregnant woman so her child is born prematurely. If no further harm results, then the person responsible must pay damages in the amount the woman's husband demands and the judges approve But if any harm results, then the offender must be punished according to the injury. If the result is death, the offender must be executed. Exodus 21:22 & 23 from NLT

Six things the Lord Hates
16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

I am personally against it but can not force my belief on other’s does not work.
Proverbs 24:11 & 12
Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don't stand back and let them die. Don't try to avoid responsibility by saying you didn't know about it. For God knows all hearts, and he sees you. He keeps watch over your soul, and he knows you knew! And he will judge all people according to what they have done.

Do you want to be like Pilate: he could have stopped the innocent Jesus from being cruicified but he took the easy way out like modern pro-choicers. I am personally against abortion but I can not tell a women what to do with her body.

Matthew 27:11
And when Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the multitude, saying, "I am innocent of this Man's blood; see to that yourselves."

Why I hear some Christians vote for Pro-choice canadates.

Well the Pro-choicers are for the government helping the poor people.

God’s word states the Church is supposed to help the poor people.
Galatians 2:9 & 10
9 and recognizing the grace that had been given to me, James F21 and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand F22 of fellowship, that we might go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcised. 10 They only asked us to remember the poor-- the very thing I also was eager to do.

Another reason I hear of Christians voting for Pro-Choice Candidates is that their Pro-Choice Candidate is going to help save my job and the Pro-choice candidate is for the labor union which gave me a high paying Job. To that I say we need to look for God to supply our needs, not the government and not the labor union. Look at the Lord’s prayer.

"Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. 10 'Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11 'Give us this day our daily bread.

Another reason I hear of Christians voting for Pro-choice candidates is their Ancestors always voted for a certain party. And to that I say we will have to answer to God, not our Ancestors.

I Timothy 2:verse 1 through 5 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority in order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus

John 10:9-11
9 "I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. 11 "I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

July 27th, 12:45pm
Verses to look at about God’s Love

God loves us so much He sent His one and only Son to die in our Place. He loves the world so much He wants us to go and tell the world about His love and His Son dying on the cross for their sins.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16


Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19 & 20

If we truly believed these verses we would obey them and reach the world for Christ. The First Century Church did a lot better job of reaching the world than we have. Could it be that they all obeyed the great commission instead of how it is in the American Church today? Could it have something to do with the Jewish leadership of the early church?

July 26th, 9:00PM
It will take an act of God for the nation of Israel to continue. Of which I firmly believe will happen.

In 1996 Jamal Abdel Hamid Yussef of the Izzedine alQassam Brigades, the Military wing of Hamas stated "Our suicide operations are a message.... that our people love death. Our goal is to die for God. If we live we want to humiliate Jews and trample on their necks>" These sentiments have grown over the past 6 years and have spread to 85% of the Palestinian population. This teaching of Hamas is a religious teaching that is shared by a large segment of the Palestinian population. For them this struggle is not really about land but about their false god Allah. Therefore Israel's counterterroism policies will not have much overall effect. Even if they come up with a fence protecting them from the Palestinians, there will still be 800,000 Arabs inside Israels' former Green line. It is really quite hopeless, unless you turn to the scriptures. I see the hand of the true God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob bringing His people, back to the Book. We could eventually see some of the greatest revival this world has seen since the First Century church.