Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Back to School ...are your children ready?

The New Paradigm shift ... it is at a school near you ...

Let's take a closer look ...

Biblical Truth
Factual History
Objective Thinking
Individual Responsibility

earth-centered myths
experience and feelings
speculation and feelings
politicized-pseudo science
fictional or multi-cultural stories
subjective feelings
group thinking

(Sounds like the Small Group Bible Study guidelines - does it not??? Sorry but this is how I see it folks, right now I'm hearing that old song "Feelings ... nothing more than feelings ..." that is what the small group bible studies are pushing, not the word of God like they used too.) OK, back to the matter at hand ...

Today, the various forms of values training or values clarification effectively erase those old moral values (right or wrong), social values (bad or good), and esthetic values (beautiful or ugly). Taken from
"Teaching of Values," Title III, Grant, Northwood Public Schools, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1968. According to Anita Hoge, this is the federal grant that funded Sidney Simon's development of values clarification techniques.

In their place stands the politically correct notion that children are naturally good and endowed with inner wisdom. Andy LePage, acclaimed author of Transforming Education, elaborates,

"Many, mostly traditionalists, still carry the cynical belief that we are, by nature, evil, irresponsible and untrustworthy. This belief is gradually being countered by a growing number who believe that, instead, and to the contrary, we are naturally inclined toward becoming life-affirming, cooperative, responsible and trustworthy.... Under [the] negative assumption, we logically act to repress and contain ourselves. Under the newer positive assumption, we logically act to liberate and express ourselves; even to fulfill ourselves. ...[It] is precisely... this limited view of ourselves as human that has our world today in such disarray and despair...

"The way out is to be found in re-envisioning ourselves...." taken from Andy LePage, Transforming Education (Oakland, CA: Oakmore House Press, 1987), xii.

The arguments by global-minded educators for stressing "higher order thinking" might sound something like this: Don't bother teaching a lot of useless information. You don't know what facts will be relevant in the 21st Century. Instead, teach children to ponder the universal truths in myths and symbols, to envision their own perfections, to imagine a better world, and to create their own stories of the future. This will help them connect with their inner wisdom - which in turn draws inspiration from the global mind. Then teach them persuasive communication skills and encourage them to share their self-expressions with parents and others in need of enlightenment.

Notice the words used ... ponder, enlightenment, self-expression, inner wisdom, global mind, inspiration, universal truths, myths, symbols ... you gagging yet? What is your child being taught? ** Reads like that so called bible I threw away that someone gave me ... the m`e`s`s`a`g`e b i b l e .... nope, don't like that one either ....

Here are the prophetic words of Raymond Houghton, Professor of Secondary Education and Special Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs at Rhode Island College--and don't let anyone intimidate your family into believing the lie. Taken from: To Nurture Humaneness: Commitment for the '70's (Washington DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, NEA, 1970). Huh? The 70's ... how did we miss this one? ....

"...absolute behavior control is imminent.... The critical point of behavior control, in effect, is sneaking up on mankind without his self-conscious realization that a crisis is at hand. Man will... never self-consciously know that it has happened.

Train your children thru the Biblical Filter world view. If we don't then they will teach them the new paradigm perspectives, Christian beliefs and values will make no sense.

A war is raging for the minds of our children. That's nothing new. Two thousand years ago, God said, "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ." (Colossians 2:8) Never has this warning been more relevant.

Take time each day to train your children to....
  • Know biblical truth--the only source of genuine wisdom (Proverbs 2:6)

  • Learn the facts needed to defend what they know and believe

  • Recognize the difference between logic and speculation

  • Ground personal plans in reality, not fantasy

  • Base their understanding of the world on observation rather than imagination

  • Trust genuine science based on facts and logic, not social philosophy

  • Learn the lessons found in a factual study of history

  • Base actions in objective thinking, not subjective feelings.

  • Remember their individual responsibility before God and people

And pray, pray, pray ... if you don't pray for your children ... who will?

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