The winds of change are blowing.
If you are established in truth, it is absolute, and need not change.
What is changing? That is a good question to ask. Who is changing?
We are to change, conforming to the Truth.
Truth never needs to be corrected, repackaged, transformed, enlightened by a new opinion.
What sets America apart from other countries is that our founding fathers, set up a government based on unchanging principles. They did not look for the best methods of governing of their day. They looked to principles that could pass the muster of the Bible. Principles equal rights, not fairness or equal things. Can current bills in congress pass the muster of the Bible. Are they right Biblically? Are they necessary? Are they fully funded? Are they written in plain english that can be clearly understood instead of needing to be litigated to get their intent interpreted by the judicial system (too fond of writing laws from the bench)?
Our founding fathers understood that certain rights were unalienable Rights, given by God not government, that all men were created equal, under a one true Living God. The Bible taught them that there was peace through strength, to protect the role of the family, to avoid the burden of debt, to protect human frailty and in a free market, the diligent would have more than enough while the lazy would go for want.
The Secret to America's Strength was the fundamental understanding of the role of religion. Cleon Skousen, author of The Five Thousand Year Leap, addressed law students in 1981 explaining our Founding Father's firmly attached the role of religion to our founding documents, like our Constitution, hoping our Constitution would emerge the first free people! People not enslaved to government, debt, winds of change, turbulent times, and the latest ideas. But they failed to realize, beyond their wildest thoughts, that the role of religion would fall to the wayside in many American homes/families.
They emphasized the essential need to teach religion and morality in schools:
"Religion, morality and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged." (Northwest Ordinance, Article 3)Note these 3 important subjects (and note, these are the foundation of homeschoolers):
- Religion (fundamental beliefs of the origin & relationship of man to God and others)
- Morality (a standard of behavior distinguishing right from wrong, in the sight of God, not man)
- Knowledge (intellectual awareness and understanding established facts, not theories)
These were not intellectual exercises of today's philosophy and religious classes taught in today's schools, but essential ingredients necessary for "good government and the happiness of mankind."
Is there any question why we are in the dire condition we find ourselves in today in America? Is there any doubt as to why God is drawing simple Christian families to school their own children?
God is not giving up on America. He is intent on clearing the slate of those who think themselves wise in their own eyes.
His Word promises (and His promises are firm foundations,truth, to stand on):
Proverb 12:21 No grave trouble will overtake the righteous (believers of Jesus)
Proverb 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise
Proverb 12:24 The hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to force labor
Proverb 12:13 The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous will come through trouble.
Proverb 12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are right but the counsel of wicked are deceitful
Proverb 11:21 The wicked will not go unpunished, but the prosperity of the righteous will be delivered.
Proverb 12:7 The wicked are overthrown and are NO more, but the house of the righteous will STAND.
Proverb 12:3 The root of the righteous cannot be moved.
We, Americans that hold dear our religious faith, principles morally right in God's eyes, and knowledge, need to stop being tossed to and fro by these 'winds of change' and 'wicked lies we hear and read'! We need to stand firmly on the promises of God's Word, without fear! God is watching and waiting. He is enormously more powerful and sovereign then anything man-made or any person. With God on our side, Who Should We Fear? No One!
Steady yourself, ground yourself in quiet time with Him and be filled with His truth to combat the lies so poetically rolling off of the tongues of those given a platform and media coverage. Don't get discouraged, keep your focus on Jesus. He is still at the right hand of God and in Him you are seated in the heavenlies. Don't grovel for what is toss as a 'keep quiet bone' (like Obama's demonstration tort reform on healthcare in one state to be tested)! We will not bow down to lies watching our republic and constitution being ripped to shreds. The battle is not lost. Look up to the horizon, it has only just begun!
God has been preparing a godly generation of children called out and set apart to Him. He is about to unleash them. Be prayerful and prepared to stand with them. Homeschoolers have been trained up the last 30 years for this cause. The time is now! Watch and see what God is doing. Praise Him, and be awed! I have felt there was a specific reason for over the last 20 years that God moved hearts to homeschool, now I am going to live to see it fruit! In this, I am rejoicing!