Yet Another Reason to Homeschool

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rottencoreI came across this article on ‘Thought You Should Know’ and found the information contained therein very interesting. It is discussing the state of our public school system and how it came to be. I thought my readers would enjoy the read!

Of course, when we consider the Lord’s command in Proverbs, Deuteronomy, and Ephesians that parents raise up their children in the way they should go, in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and we consider the venomous cesspool that is our public school system (as described in this article and further exacerbated by the effects of Kinseyism), Christians must exercise their legal right to not participate and home-school their babies. I think of Luke 17:1 “Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!” Sure, this could be stated to those in leadership in our schools, but the responsibility and ownership lies with parents, with whom were entrusted these precious gifts, and woe to the parent who takes lightly his/her responsibility to protect from offences, or worse, to participate in the offence by subjecting them to the school system.

And please don’t suggest a fair alternative is a ‘Christian’ school. Now, you’re taking your babies out of a godless environment and putting them in an environment of spiritual deception that will only work to sear their little conscious. And those children aren’t any better behaved. We’ve watch children from the local “Christian” school playing vampire games. If the root is evil, the whole will be evil. “Christian” or public: Pick your poison.

A Christian’s responsibility is solely to the promotion and preservation of the Truth, particularly when said Christian will one day stand before an Holy God and give account for how well he did so in favor of the saving of his children’s souls.

The Public School Nightmare:

Why fix a system designed to destroy individual thought?

by John Taylor Gatto
(all rights reserved)


I want you to consider the frightening possibility that we are spending far too much money on schooling, not too little. I want you to consider that we have too many people employed in interfering with the way children grow up — and that all this money and all these people, all the time we take out of children’s lives and away from their homes and families and neighborhoods and private explorations — gets in the way of education.

That seems radical, I know. Surely in modern technological society it is the quantity of schooling and the amount of money you spend on it that buys value. And yet last year in St. Louis, I heard a vice-president of IBM tell an audience of people assembled to redesign the process of teacher certification that in his opinion this country became computer-literate by self-teaching, not through any action of schools. He said 45 million people were comfortable with computers who had learned through dozens of non-systematic strategies, none of them very formal; if schools had pre-empted the right to teach computer use we would be in a horrible mess right now instead of leading the world in this literacy. Now think about Sweden, a beautiful, healthy, prosperous and up-to-date country with a spectacular reputation for quality in everything it produces. It makes sense to think their schools must have something to do with that.

Then what do you make of the fact that you can’t go to school in Sweden until you are 7 years old? The reason the unsentimental Swedes have wiped out what would be first and seconds grades here is that they don’t want to pay the large social bill that quickly comes due when boys and girls are ripped away from their best teachers at home too early.

It just isn’t worth the price, say the Swedes, to provide jobs for teachers and therapists if the result is sick, incomplete kids who can’t be put back together again very easily. The entire Swedish school sequence isn’t 12 years, either — it’s nine. Less schooling, not more. The direct savings of such a step in the US would be $75-100 billion, a lot of unforeclosed home mortgages, a lot of time freed up with which to seek an education.

Who was it that decided to force your attention onto Japan instead of Sweden? Japan with its long school year and state compulsion, instead of Sweden with its short school year, short school sequence, and free choice where your kid is schooled? Who decided you should know about Japan and not Hong Kong, an Asian neighbor with a short school year that outperforms Japan across the board in math and science? Whose interests are served by hiding that from you?

One of the principal reasons we got into the mess we’re in is that we allowed schooling to become a very profitable monopoly, guaranteed its customers by the police power of the state. Systematic schooling attracts increased investment only when it does poorly, and since there are no penalties at all for such performance, the temptation not to do well is overwhelming. That’s because school staffs, both line and management, are involved in a guild system; in that ancient form of association no single member is allowed to outperform any other member, is allowed to advertise or is allowed to introduce new technology or improvise without the advance consent of the guild. Violation of these precepts is severely sanctioned — as Marva Collins, Jaime Escalante and a large number of once-brilliant teachers found out.

The guild reality cannot be broken without returning primary decision-making to parents, letting them buy what they want to buy in schooling, and encouraging the entrepreneurial reality that existed until 1852. That is why I urge any business to think twice before entering a cooperative relationship with the schools we currently have. Cooperating with these places will only make them worse.

The structure of American schooling, 20th century style, began in 1806 when Napoleon’s amateur soldiers beat the professional soldiers of Prussia at the battle of Jena. When your business is selling soldiers, losing a battle like that is serious. Almost immediately afterwards a German philosopher named Fichte delivered his famous “Address to the German Nation” which became one of the most influential documents in modern history. In effect he told the Prussian people that the party was over, that the nation would have to shape up through a new Utopian institution of forced schooling in which everyone would learn to take orders.

So the world got compulsion schooling at the end of a state bayonet for the first time in human history; modern forced schooling started in Prussia in 1819 with a clear vision of what centralized schools could deliver:

Obedient soldiers to the army; Obedient workers to the mines; Well subordinated civil servants to government; Well subordinated clerks to industry Citizens who thought alike about major issues.

Schools should create an artificial national consensus on matters that had been worked out in advance by leading German families and the head of institutions. Schools should create unity among all the German states, eventually unifying them into Greater Prussia.

Prussian industry boomed from the beginning. She was successful in warfare and her reputation in international affairs was very high. Twenty-six years after this form of schooling began, the King of Prussia was invited to North America to determine the boundary between the United States and Canada. Thirty-three years after that fateful invention of the central school institution, as the behest of Horace Mann and many other leading citizens, we borrowed the style of Prussian schooling as our own.

You need to know this because over the first 50 years of our school institution Prussian purpose — which was to create a form of state socialism — gradually forced out traditional American purpose, which in most minds was to prepare the individual to be self-reliant.

In Prussia the purpose of the Volksshule, which educated 92 percent of the children, was not intellectual development at all, but socialization in obedience and subordination. Thinking was left to the Real Schulen, in which 8 percent of the kids participated. But for the great mass, intellectual development was regarded with managerial horror, as something that caused armies to lose battles.

Prussia concocted a method based on complex fragmentations to ensure that its school products would fit the grand social design. Some of this method involved dividing whole ideas into school subjects, each further divisible, some of it involved short periods punctuated by a horn so that self-motivation in study would be muted by ceaseless interruptions.

There were many more techniques of training, but all were built around the premise that isolation from first-hand information, and fragmentation of the abstract information presented by teachers, would result in obedient and subordinate graduates, properly respectful of arbitrary orders. “Lesser” men would be unable to interfere with policy makers because, while they could still complain, they could not manage sustained or comprehensive thought. Well-schooled children cannot think critically, cannot argue effectively.

One of the most interesting by-products of Prussian schooling turned out to be the two most devastating wars of modern history. Erich Maria Ramarque, in his classic “All Quiet on the Western Front” tells us that the First World War was caused by the tricks of schoolmasters, and the famous Protestant theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer said that the Second World War was the inevitable product of good schooling.

It’s important to underline that Bonhoeffer meant that literally, not metaphorically — schooling after the Prussian fashion removes the ability of the mind to think for itself. It teaches people to wait for a teacher to tell them what to do and if what they have done is good or bad. Prussian teaching paralyses the moral will as well as the intellect. It’s true that sometimes well-schooled students sound smart, because they memorize many opinions of great thinkers, but they actually are badly damaged because their own ability to think is left rudimentary and undeveloped. We got from the United States to Prussia and back because a small number of very passionate ideological leaders visited Prussia in the first half of the 19th century, and fell in love with the order, obedience and efficiency of its system and relentlessly proselytized for a translation of Prussian vision onto these shores.

If Prussia’s ultimate goal was the unification of Germany, our major goal, so these men thought, was the unification of hordes of immigrant Catholics into a national consensus based on a northern European cultural model. To do that children would have to be removed from their parents and from inappropriate cultural influence. In this fashion, compulsion schooling, a bad idea that had been around at least since Plato’s “Republic”, a bad idea that New England had tried to enforce in 1650 without any success, was finally rammed through the Massachusetts legislature in 1852. It was, of course, the famous “Know-Nothing” legislature that passed this law, a legislature that was the leading edge of a famous secret society which flourished at that time known as “The Order of the Star Spangled Banner,” whose password was the simple sentence, “I know nothing” — hence the popular label attached to the secret society’s political arm, “The American Party.” Over the next 50 years state after state followed suit, ending schools of choice and ceding the field to a new government monopoly.

There was one powerful exception to this — the children who could afford to be privately educated. It’s important to note that the underlying premise of Prussian schooling is that the government is the true parent of children — the State is sovereign over the family. At the most extreme pole of this notion is the idea that biological parents are really the enemies of their own children, not to be trusted. How did a Prussian system of dumbing children down take hold in American schools?

Thousands and thousands of young men from prominent American families journeyed to Prussia and other parts of Germany during the 19th century and brought home the Ph. D. degree to a nation in which such a credential was unknown. These men pre-empted the top positions in the academic world, in corporate research, and in government, to the point where opportunity was almost closed to those who had not studied in Germany, or who were not the direct disciples of a German PhD, as John Dewey was the disciple of G. Stanley Hall at Johns Hopkins. Virtually every single one of the founders of American schooling had made the pilgrimage to Germany, and many of these men wrote widely circulated reports praising the Teutonic methods. Horace Mann’s famous “7th Report” of 1844, still available in large libraries, was perhaps the most important of these.

By 1889, a little more than 100 years ago, the crop was ready for harvest. It that year the US Commissioner of Education, William Torrey Harris, assured a railroad magnate, Collis Huntington, that American schools were “scientifically designed” to prevent “over-education” from happening. The average American would be content with his humble role in life, said the commissioner, because he would not be tempted to think about any other role. My guess is that Harris meant he would not be able to think about any other role. In 1896 the famous John Dewey, then at the University of Chicago, said that independent, self-reliant people were a counter-productive anachronism in the collective society of the future. In modern society, said Dewey, people would be defined by their associations — not by their own individual accomplishments.

It such a world people who read too well or too early are dangerous because they become privately empowered, they know too much, and know how to find out what they don’t know by themselves, without consulting experts. Dewey said the great mistake of traditional pedagogy was to make reading and writing constitute the bulk of early schoolwork. He advocated that the phonics method of teaching reading be abandoned and replaced by the whole word method, not because the latter was more efficient (he admitted that it was less efficient) but because independent thinkers were produced by hard books, thinkers who cannot be socialized very easily. By socialization Dewey meant a program of social objectives administered by the best social thinkers in government.

This was a giant step on the road to state socialism, the form pioneered in Prussia, and it is a vision radically disconnected with the American past, its historic hopes and dreams. Dewey’s former professor and close friend, G. Stanley Hall, said this at about the same time, “Reading should no longer be a fetish. Little attention should be paid to reading.” Hall was one of the three men most responsible for building a gigantic administrative infrastructure over the classroom. How enormous that structure really became can only be understood by comparisons: New York State, for instance, employs more school administrators than all of the European Economic Community nations combined.

Once you think that the control of conduct is what schools are about, the word “reform” takes on a very particular meaning. It means making adjustments to the machine so that young subjects will not twist and turn so, while their minds and bodies are being scientifically controlled. Helping kids to use their minds better is beside the point. Bertrand Russell once observed that American schooling was among the most radical experiments in human history, that America was deliberately denying its children the tools of critical thinking. When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That’s if you want to teach them to think.

There is no evidence that this has been a State purpose since the start of compulsion schooling. When Frederich Froebel, the inventor of kindergarten in 19th century Germany, fashioned his idea he did not have a “garden for children” in mind, but a metaphor of teachers as gardeners and children as the vegetables. Kindergarten was created to be a way to break the influence of mothers on their children. I note with interest the growth of daycare in the US and the repeated urgings to extend school downward to include 4-year-olds.

The movement toward state socialism is not some historical curiosity but a powerful dynamic force in the world around us. It is fighting for its life against those forces which would, through vouchers or tax credits, deprive it of financial lifeblood, and it has countered this thrust with a demand for even more control over children’s lives, and even more money to pay for the extended school day and year that this control requires.

A movement as visibly destructive to individuality, family and community as government-system schooling has been might be expected to collapse in the face of its dismal record, coupled with an increasingly aggressive shake down of the taxpayer, but this has not happened. The explanation is largely found in the transformation of schooling from a simple service to families and towns to an enormous, centralized corporate enterprise.

While this development has had a markedly adverse effect on people and on our democratic traditions, it has made schooling the single largest employer in the United States, and the largest grantor of contracts next to the Defense Department. Both of these low-visibility phenomena provide monopoly schooling with powerful political friends, publicists, advocates and other useful allies. This is a large part of the explanation why no amount of failure ever changes things in schools, or changes them for very long. School people are in a position to outlast any storm and to keep short-attention-span public scrutiny thoroughly confused.

An overview of the short history of this institution reveals a pattern marked by intervals of public outrage, followed by enlargement of the monopoly in every case.

After nearly 30 years spent inside a number of public schools, some considered good, some bad, I feel certain that management cannot clean its own house. It relentlessly marginalizes all significant change. There are no incentives for the “owners” of the structure to reform it, nor can there be without outside competition.

What is needed for several decades is the kind of wildly-swinging free market we had at the beginning of our national history. It cannot be overemphasized that no body of theory exists to accurately define the way children learn, or which learning is of most worth. By pretending the existence of such we have cut ourselves off from the information and innovation that only a real market can provide. Fortunately our national situation has been so favorable, so dominant through most of our history, that the margin of error afforded has been vast.

But the future is not so clear. Violence, narcotic addictions, divorce, alcoholism, loneliness…all these are but tangible measures of a poverty in education. Surely schools, as the institutions monopolizing the daytimes of childhood, can be called to account for this. In a democracy the final judges cannot be experts, but only the people.

Trust the people, give them choices, and the school nightmare will vanish in a generation.

Original Article Can Be Found At: http://www.tysknews.com/Depts/Educate/public_school_nightmare.htm

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Posted on March 17th 2014 in Uncategorized

Buddy Christ

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behappyWhat A Friend We Have In Jesus.

The title of a popular song, but why are so many content to allow it to utterly characterize their walk of faith? Without repentance, without a complete denial of self, without a life devoted to following in Truth, no matter the cost, what good is ‘Buddy Christ’? To make you feel better about yourself? To rid the guilt tracing the wrinkles of your face? To call on when you need a fix?

In a conversation recently, I heard a common retort to the Lord’s oft-repeated warnings as in 2 Timothy 3:1-5,-

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

A retort I’ve heard innumerable times, “Christ hung out with sinners.” Of all the recycled excuses I hear on a daily basis from professing believers and non-believers alike, this one is one the most grating, offensive, and gut-wrenching. In fact, the sensation to lurch and fall on my knees in the face of such overwhelming irreverence of an Holy God is powerful and hard to bear.

Do they even understand that my Christ, my Savior, is not some long-haired, dread-parading, hemp sandal-wearing, pot-smoking, vegetarian hippy, flashing the peace sign while singing a Lennon song under the banner of “A toke for everyone! And everyone for a toke!” “Strip away religious dogma!” “Why can’t we be friends?!” For crying out loud, people, your “messiah” is none other than Charles Manson!

In his sermon, “Ten Shekels and a Shirt”, Paris Reidhead made a series of powerful and indisputable statements. He said, “The philosophy of the day became humanism. And you could define humanism this way, humanism is a philosophical statement that declares the end of all being is the happiness of man. The reason for existence is man’s happiness. Now according to humanism, salvation is simply a matter of getting all the happiness you can out of life.

Well now the philosophy of the atmosphere is humanism; the chief end of being is the happiness of man. There’s another group of people that have taken umbrage with the liberals, this group are my people, the fundamentalists. They say, “We believe in the inspiration of the Bible! We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ! We believe in hell! We believe in heaven! We believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ!” But remember the atmosphere is that of humanism. And humanism says the chief end of being is the happiness of man.

So it wasn’t long until we had this, that the fundamentalists knew each other because they said “We believe these things!” They were men for the most part that had met God. But you see it wasn’t long until having said “These are the things that establish us as fundamentalists!”, the second generation said “This is how we become a fundamentalist! Believe in the inspiration of the Bible! Believe in the deity of Christ! Believe in His death, burial, and resurrection! And thereby become a fundamentalist.” And so it wasn’t long until it got to our generation, where the whole plan of salvation was to give intellectual assent to a few statements of doctrine. And a person was considered a Christian because he could say “Ah hah” at four or five places that he was asked. If he knew where to say “Ah hah”, someone would pat him on the back, shake his hand, smile broadly, and say “Brother, you’re saved!” So it had gotten down to the place where salvation was nothing more than an assent to a scheme or a formula, and the end of this was that salvation was the happiness of man because humanism had penetrated. If you were to analyze fundamentalism in contrast to liberalism of a hundred years ago as it developed, for I am not pinpointing it in time, it would be like this:

The liberal says the end of religion is to make man happy while he’s alive, and the fundamentalist says the end of religion is to make man happy when he dies.

But again! The end of all of the religion it was proclaimed was the happiness of man. And whereas the liberal says, “By social change and political order we’re going to do away with slums, we’re going to do away with alcoholism and dope addiction and poverty. And we’re going to make HEAVEN ON EARTH! AND MAKE YOU HAPPY WHILE YOU’RE ALIVE! We don’t know anything about after that, but we want to be happy while you’re alive!”

And then the fundamentalists, along the line, are now tuning in on this same wavelength of humanism. Until we find it something like this:

“Accept Jesus so you can go to heaven! You don’t want to go to that old, filthy, nasty, burning hell when there is a beautiful heaven up there! Now come to Jesus so you can go to heaven!”

And the appeal could be as much to selfishness as a couple of men sitting in a coffee shop deciding they are going to rob a bank to get something for nothing!

I’m afraid that it’s become so subtle that it goes everywhere. What is it? In essence it’s this! That this philosophical postulate that the end of all being is the happiness of man, has been sort of covered over with evangelical terms and Biblical doctrine until God reigns in heaven for the happiness of man, Jesus Christ was incarnate for the happiness of man, all the angels exist for the happiness of man…, Everything is for the happiness of man! AND I SUBMIT TO YOU THAT THIS IS UNCHRISTIAN!!! Isn’t man happy? Didn’t God intend to make man happy? Yes. But as a by-product and not a prime-product!

Do you see? Let me epitomize, let me summarize. Christianity says, “The end of all being is the glory of God.” Humanism says, “The end of all being is the happiness of man.”

WHY SHOULD A SINNER GIVE UP ALL HIS SINS? WHY SHOULD HE BE CHALLENGED TO DO IT? WHY SHOULD HE MAKE RESTITUTION WHEN HE’S COMING TO CHRIST? BECAUSE GOD DESERVES THE OBEDIENCE THAT HE DEMANDS!!!”

Christ did not come to befriend sinners in their sin, but to call man to repentance, to holiness, to self-denial, to take up their daily cross and forsake themselves! He did not “hang” with publicans and outlaws because they were the cool crowd, but to offer the sick the physician they needed. What sacrilege to claim anything less! I don’t want to serve a God that would be complacent in my filthiness. He commands that we be Holy because He is so!

Our purpose in any relationship, be it family or the cashier at the grocery store, is to bring glory to God by representing His Truth. Kicking back over a beer and bonding over the filth of this world is an utter waste of God’s time and He can get no glory out of that.

Luke 2:49 “…wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?”

My Savior is not ‘Buddy Christ’. He is real. He is mighty. He is faithful. Oh! That you would know the goodness of a very real, of a very Holy God!

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Posted on February 26th 2014 in Uncategorized

Hearts and Stars

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idolsAfter Jacob departed privily from Laban’s house in the 31st chapter of Genesis, we see Laban come to find out that some of his images, his idols to his gods, are missing. After pursuing the vast, fleeing crowd, Laban demands to know what they have done with his gods. Of course, we saw earlier that Rachel, Laban’s daughter, had stolen them in a revenge scenario against her father. Jacob, unaware of his wife’s thievery and quick to deny any wrong-doing, proclaims his disgust at the accusation and readily follows it up with a death sentence proclamation for whomever the idols are found with. We see a bit later, Rachel hides the idols under her person, thereby avoiding being caught and the subsequent death penalty.

I include this story to remind my readers that idols have been used for a very long time.  Fast forward to 2014, and it is imperative that you understand that symbology and idols are still used ubiquitously. How many of us are sitting on a little idol, much like Rachel? How many of us have these symbols all over our homes? Resting on a mantel, adorning your walls, bedecking the blankets that cover your sleeping children?

I have stated before that we became very serious about understanding everything we put in our home, the sayings we say as a culture, the traditions we keep, etc. Never wanting to be apathetic, hungry to find out that which pleases our God and that which offends Him. The different symbolism surrounding us at any given point seemed a worthy endeavor to explore.

Two of the most prominent examples of pagan symbols, or idols to Belial and the fertility goddess, are the heart and the star. In Alexander Hislop’s Tale of Two Babylons, he explains: “The “Heart” was one of the sacred symbols of Osiris when he was born again, and appeared as Harpocrates, or the infant divinity,  borne in the arms of his mother Isis.” You would know this “infant divinity” as the baby “Jesus” in “Mary’s” arms or “Cupid”, the chubby little angel baby with a bow and arrow.

The heart shape began it’s use in pagan fertility worship as a symbol of the female matrix, which explains its popularity for the highly sexualized holiday of Valentine’s Day.

The star shape, also known as a pentagram for it’s 5 sides, is used in witchcraft. We see on radioliberty.com (http://www.radioliberty.com/Symbolsandtheirmeaning.html): this explanation of stars:

For a 5-pointed star pointing up- “A standard symbol for witches, freemasons, and many other pagan or occult groups. To witches, it represent the four basic elements (wind, water, earth and fire) plus a pantheistic spiritual being such as Gaia or Mother Earth. The pentagram is also “used for protection. to banish energy, or to bring it to you, depending on how it’s drawn,” wrote a Wiccan visitor.”

For a 5-pointed star pointing down- “Used in occult rituals to direct forces or energies. Often represents satanism, the horned god or various expressions of contemporary occultism, especially when a goat-head is superimposed on the inverted pentagram.

The cultural symbolism surrounding us is quite the rabbit’s hole. We choose not to use either shape on anything in our life, which means kids’ clothes, toys, blankets, etc. We get eye rolls from every direction when we try to explain why. I expect that from the world but am disappointed when Christians scoff.  Aren’t we ever to be moving on toward perfection? To run the race set before us? Why would anyone knowingly want to hide a little idol on their person rather than bring it into the Light and destroy it? If the believers in Acts destroyed their things they previously used in pagan worship, why is it any different for any one of us?

Perhaps, like us, you will say you didn’t know and claim ignorance as your defense. Now you know.

I leave you with a portion of Scripture to consider: Deuteronomy 12: 2-4 “Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree: And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place. Ye shall not do so unto the Lord your God.”

Deuteronomy 12: 29-31 “When the Lord thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. Thou shalt not do so unto the Lord thy God: for every abomination to the Lord, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.”

 

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Posted on February 20th 2014 in Uncategorized

Replenished From the East

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chakra-system1Isaiah 2:6 “Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.”

Replenished from the east. A perfect way to describe the global church. Eastern Mysticism has grabbed a hold of church pulpits around the world. This concept of pantheism, that everyone is a little god, runs the world. 7 billion gods, each with his or her own path to truth.

Christ tells us in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

That is in stark contrast to the prevailing post-modern message of our day, which oversees some 4,200 different religions globally. The global mantra, which crosses all religious barriers is, without a doubt, an adage from Satanist Aleister Crowley, “”Do what thou wilt,” shall be the whole of the law.”

In regards to the impact of eastern religions on the global community as a whole, we need only look to our local gym, and perhaps even, our doctor’s offices. Yoga, Biofeedback, Transcendental Meditation (TM), Acupuncture, Acupressure, and, yes, even Martial Arts- just some of the more mainstream elements of what has been introduced from the east (http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/sociopol_newage04.htm), as well as books like ‘The Secret’, concepts such as positive thinking/positive affirmations. Basically, the east has permeated every facet of our society with most bring brazenly unaware. While at the grocery store yesterday, I saw on the current cover of Time, the issue is fully devoted to “Alternative Medicine: Your Guide to Stress Relief, Healing, Nutrition, and More”. The front has pictures of a woman in a classic Chakra position (http://www.eclecticenergies.com/chakras/open.php), a picture of someone obviously getting acupuncture, some blueberries (a nod to the “health-and-wellness” movement all around us), and someone getting a massage. What was once considered practiced by only a fringe element of society is now being endorsed by Time, the Mayo Clinic, actually, by many in the medical community, etc. What was once sidelined by pragmatism has now been embraced by the mainstream and you are some kind of outcast if you don’t have a Yoga video. What we see in the “secular” world is entirely paralleled in today’s churches, with syncretism (swearing by the Lord and false gods) as the prevailing global religion.  A practice forbidden by Old Testament prophets. Today’s churches encourage and host Yoga classes, contemplative prayer, soaking prayer, and spiritual formation (a “baptized” version of Transcendental Meditation), teaching pew-warmers to practice the silence and listen for the still, small voice of <g>od. Much like practitioners of eastern mysticism, they are set out to contact the divine in each of us based off of verses such as 1 Corinthians 3:16 “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” This is further demonstrated by Kenneth Copeland when he says, “You’re all God. You don’t have a God living in you; you are one! … When I read in the Bible where God tells Moses, ‘I AM,’ I say, ‘Yah, I am too!’”

It would seem, just as spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, the world over is “replenished from the east.” For this sin, this ecumenical accord with false prophets and pagan religions, God forsook the House of Jacob. You can be sure He will do no less today.

Zephaniah 1:4-6 “I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the priests; And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the Lord, and that swear by Malcham; And them that are turned back from the Lord; and those that have not sought the Lord, nor enquired for him.”

Deuteronomy 12:29-32 “When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods. What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.” (This verse is a powerful and firm rebuke against those Christians who say they are partaking in the above named practices or well-known holidays such as X-mas, Ishtar (Easter), etc. and claim they are “doing it for Jesus”!)

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Posted on February 16th 2014 in Uncategorized

Keep Saturn in Saturnalia (Christmas)

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The True Meaning Of Christ-Mass

They tell us that it is the season to be jolly. It is a time of ornaments, red and green decorations, silver bells, holly, mistletoe and colored lights. It is also a time of department store Santas calling out their universal mantra, “Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas.” Nearly all of the realm of so-called “Christianity” join in and repeat this same greeting, “Merry Christmas!”

Although we hear these words constantly as they resonate millions of times throughout the land, almost nobody understands what they are really saying. It is the purpose of this tract to take the words, “Merry Christmas” and examine the true meaning and essence of those words.

A true Christian would want to examine everything they say, because Jesus said in Matthew 12:36-37, “But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” We will now set aside all of the customs, glitter and traditions of Christmas, which were taken from pagan witchcraft and popularized by the Roman Catholic Church, and we will focus on the true meaning of the words, “Merry Christmas!”

The word “Merry” is simple to define. It unquestionably means to be happy, joyful and light-hearted. The word “merry” fits into the ambience of laughter and frivolity. This word “merry” by itself is innocent and innocuous enough, but as we will now see, it becomes heinously blasphemous when used with the word “Christmas.”

Here let it be noted that most people think that the word, “Christmas” means “the birth of Christ.” By definition, it means “death of Christ”, and I will prove it by using the World Book Encyclopedia, the Catholic Encyclopedia, and a book entitled, The Mass In Slow Motion.

If you are an honest, sincere and discerning Christian, please read on; if not, you might as well stop right here. The World Book Encyclopedia defines “Christmas” as follows: “The word Christmas comes from “Cristes Maesse”, an early English phrase that means “Mass of Christ.” (1) It is interesting to note that the word “Mass”, as used by the Roman Catholics, has traditionally been rejected by the so-called Protestants, such as Lutherans, Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Pentecostals and so on. The word “Mass” is strictly a Catholic word and thus, so is “Christ-Mass.”

It would stand to reason, that since all of these denominations love and embrace “Christ-Mass”, that December 25th is the great homecoming day, when all of the Protestants become Catholic for a day. It would seem that all of the so-called “wayward daughters” of the Romish church return to their mother, the scarlet harlot. Thus, all of the so-called Protestant churches could sing to the Pope that popular song “I’ll be home for Christmas.”

It is also a historical fact that December 25th was celebrated in the Roman and pagan world as the birth of the sun god Sol or Mithra. In the decades and centuries before Christians began celebrating December 25th, Roman emperors promoted the sun god and his feast day of December 25th.

As previously stated, the word “Mass” in religious usage means a “death sacrifice.” The impact of this fact is horrifying and shocking; for when the millions of people are saying, “Merry Christmas”, they are literally saying “Merry death of Christ!”

SANTA, SATAN, HUH, I WONDER WHO’S BEHIND IT! Furthermore, when that fat man in the red suit laughs boisterously and says, “Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas”, he is mocking and laughing at the suffering and bleeding Saviour, who died for our sins. He does this while parents place their little children into his waiting arms to hear his false promises of gifts that he says he will give them. Consider what you are saying when you say “Merry Christmas.”

What is so amusing about our Saviour’s painful death? What is so funny? WHY IS SANTA LAUGHING? (WHY ARE YOU GOING ALONG WITH IT?)Your words do count and Satan knows it. Yes, the word “Mass” does mean “death sacrifice”, and to cement that fact, we will consider the definition of the inventors of the religious application of the word “Mass.” I am looking at page 537 of the Catholic Encyclopedia, which says, “In the Christian law, the supreme sacrifice is that of the Mass.” It goes on to say, “The supreme act of worship consists essentially in an offering of a worthy victim to God, the offering made by a proper person, as a priest, the destruction of the victim.” (2) Please note carefully the word, “victim” of the Mass. The Latin word for victim is “Hostia” from which the word “host” is derived. The Mass, by definition of those who coined the word, is a sacrifice involving a victim. There is no other meaning for the word “Mass” or “Christ-Mass.” On page 110 of a book entitled “The Mass In Slow Motion”, we find the following words: “It is only with the consecration that the sacrifice of the Mass is achieved. I have represented the Mass to you, more than once, as a kind of ritual dance.” (3) In essence, the Mass is the ceremonial slaying of Jesus Christ over and over again, followed by the eating of his flesh and the drinking of his blood. The Mass is the death sacrifice, and the “Host” is the victim. (This is official Roman Catholic doctrine, and “Christmas” is a word that they invented).

Again, I ask, what is so merry about the pain, bleeding, suffering and death of Jesus Christ? SATAN HAS DONE QUITE A JOB OF GETTING MILLIONS OF SO-CALLED “CHRISTIANS” TO BLASPHEME. WHAT A DECEIVER HE IS.

Now you know the true meaning of the word “Christmas” or Mass of Christ. Jesus was not born on December 25th, and Christmas is not only a lie, but is actually a witches’ sabbat called “Yule” in clever disguise.

NEITHER PAUL, PETER, JAMES OR JOHN EVER PRACTICE CHRISTMAS. PAUL SAID:  Col 2:8 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.

RUDIMENT-A first principle or element; that which is to be first learnt.

2Th 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

THAT MEANS IF PAUL DID NOT IMPART TO YOU A TRADITION FACE TO FACE-(WHETHER BY WORD), OR IN HIS EPISTLES OR LETTERS-(PAULINE EPISTLES), THEN, DON’T PRACTICE IT!

JESUS CHRIST SAID:

Mt 15:3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

 Mr 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

 9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

 Ro 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

GOD SAID:

Jer 10:2 Thus saith the LORD, (Learn not the way of the heathen,) and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

 3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

 4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

 5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. (CHRISTMAS TREES!)

IF WE WANT TO REMEMBER CHRIST, WE ARE INSTRUCTED IN HIS WORD, TO DO SO THROUGH THE LORD’S SUPPER:

 Lu 22:19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

 1Co 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

 1Co 11:25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

CHRISTIANS ARE NOT INSTRUCTED TO CELEBRATE A ROMAN CATHOLIC HOLIDAY KNOWN AS “CHRISTMAS”, EVERY YEAR, TO REMEMBER THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. OUR LOVELY LORD AND SAVIOUR IS NOT A BABY IN A MANGER ANYMORE. NEITHER IS HE STILL ON THE CROSS, WHERE THE CATHOLICS LIKE TO KEEP HIM. BUT, WE SERVE A RISEN SAVIOUR, AND HE IS SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE THRONE OF GOD, WHERE HE EVER LIVETH TO MAKE INTERCESSION FOR US!

(A re-post at just the right time!)

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Posted on December 22nd 2013 in Uncategorized

Think Globally, Act Locally

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thinkgloballyWe watched a video tonight put out by our old very-emergent church. He, the Wolf-Pastor, ended the video by saying, “Think globally, act locally.” If you are not familiar, this is the marching slogan for the powers that be in implementing Agenda 21 and the New World Order. Every facet of society is influenced and directed by this mantra.

NEA President, Dennis Van Roekel, says, “As other nations around the world strive to improve their schools to create global citizens, the education conversation in America is dominated by an obsession with math and reading tests.”

The purpose for public schools is no longer to educate children in reading, and arithmetic, rather it is to create good, cooperative global citizens to worship at the base of Babylon’s tower.

Agenda 21 is clearly documented and one should be very aware of its purpose, however, my effort tonight is not to explain Agenda 21, rather it is to expose the participation of the whitened sepulchers, also known as churches, in its implementation.

Rick Warren promotes the 3-legged stool philosophy, which essentially states that Government-Business-Churches are the three legs of the stool that will create global change.

“Think globally, act locally” has been used by environmentalists, whose entire purpose can be summed up in two words: Population Control. The purpose of the world powers is to set standards for population reduction.

Bill Gates, an avid participant in the devious plan, says, “The world today has 6.8 billion people… that’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.”

Population reduction through sterilants, poisons in the food chain, toxic water, vaccines, and abortion, an outright sacrifice to Molech. The Lord says in Matthew 24:7 “…and there shall be famines.” Some would scoff, afterall, here in America, there is food around every corner. Drive-thru, walk-up, sit down, delivery, and yet, nourishment is gone. The famine is here. The food has been so modified and poisoned, it is an effort on your liver’s part to get through a meal. What better way to reduce people than by having them feed themselves to death?

Think globally, act locally.

The Agenda 21 concept is social redistribution through and through. A way for world governments to have 7 billion serfs, laboring on the fields of Monsanto. As a Christian, I don’t care. My kingdom is not of this world. We’re looking for a Heavenly city, and it is to come. But, you should be warned that your post-modern cult that you call church is yoked up in this three-legged stool business.

Yoked. Good word. Best way to describe a 501c3 corporate entity known as a “Church”. 2 Corinthians 6:14 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” Deuteronomy 22:10 “Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an ass together.”

The first way I can identify a tare: if they are a 501c3, unequally yoked up with the government, suckling at the government’s tax paps. By signing on the dotted line, they lose their right to speak out against anything the government declares hate speech or just a dirty word in their book. By forfeiting their independence as a church, they become no longer an individual, but are owned by the State so they are not governed by the First Amendment, and therefore are bound, yoked, to the State.

Don’t worry, they’re not upset about it. They’re a part of the same stool.

 

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Posted on January 25th 2013 in Uncategorized

Ceres-Goddess of Agriculture

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grainThe Lord has been very gracious to our family, liberally showing us Truth around every corner.

Luke 11:9-10 “And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”

We began researching EVERYTHING we have ever known, wanting to understand their origins. We have found that most things our society esteems are completely rooted in paganism (nope, make that all things), and yet, the masses go on ahead, blissfully and wantonly unaware.

One such example is that of the word ‘Cereal’. Just like children asking ‘why’ about everything, we wanted to know ‘why’ we call our breakfast grain by that name.

Here is what we found out:

“Demeter was the goddess of agriculture, especially wheat, and fertility. Demeter means barley-mother. Her Roman name was Ceres.” -Indepthinfo.com

“Ceres was the Roman Goddess of agriculture and grain. The word cereal is derived from her name.” -Goddess-guide.com

Ceres=Cereal.

So, in our house, we call our morning bowl of millet, ‘Grain’. We will not call upon the name of any other so-called god.

Micah 4:5 “For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.”

One last point of interest- Ceres is, in mythological accounts, the mother of Persephone. You’ll find her perched upon our Capitol Building in DC. It is said that whatever sits under Persephone’s feet is under her control. I’m just sayin…

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Posted on January 24th 2013 in Uncategorized

Thank You

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thankyouWe have a big, blessed brood. On occasion, we take our brood out to eat. We did so a couple of nights ago. Throughout the meal, and particularly during our prayer, a family near ours kept looking over at our table. We get that a lot because of the size of our family and because we cover our heads when we pray. We smiled and our children politely waved a few times. Then the family left.

As our meal was winding down and we were ready to leave, our server approached our table and explained that the nice little family that had been giving us smiles had generously paid our tab, and left a tip for him on our behalf. My eyes instantly filled to the brim with tears and as they rolled down my cheeks, our eyes darted around the room, hoping we could catch the sweet family to hug them and thank them. Of course, they were long gone. The server was shocked when we explained that we didn’t know the people.

So, our whole family was shocked, humbled, and silenced in that moment.

The restaurant staff all said they had never seen them before, so we really have no idea how to find them. That’s where this blog comes in. Is it likely they will stumble upon this and read it? I guess not. But it’s all I have and use it I will!

If you happen to come across this- Thank you. Thank you. I know that was the hand of the Lord. We all felt in it that moment. I know my sweet readers have no idea who either one of us are, but I’m letting them in on a viral thank you note!

Wow. It’s kind of like someone owing a debt and someone else paying said debt, undeservedly. Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Isn’t our God amazing?

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Posted on January 19th 2013 in Uncategorized

A Lesson From Old Spice

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pathstotruthExperience is everything. Right? Or so says the tagline on the back of my husband’s deodorant. When it comes to odor- this very well may be accurate. But what about your church? Do you really want your church marquee and your deodorant to share the same message? Do you want your pastor taking lesson notes from his toiletries?

That message on the back of the deodorant struck me this morning. My husband and I left our church over four years ago when we became aware that they shared the same slogan. The pastor admitted it was so in a blog he posted on the subject of, what I term, experiential relativism. He explained that while moderns once valued “truth”  more highly, they, as a post-modern church, would say they, along with the current generation, value experience more highly. There is no basic truth. A person’s perception of truth is formed by his experiences. And because your life experiences are different than mine, our “truths” are different, often diametrically opposed, yet, both are equally valid.

This ridiculous conundrum, or shall I say, riddle, forced my husband and I to ask ourselves from whence do we derive “truth”? What is it? Where is it? How can I find it? And once we have happened upon it- how, pray-tell, can we walk in it?

God has now graciously taught us this experienced-based belief system is a mirage in the desert of religion- it’s arrid waves leading astray desperate and thirsty wanderers.

This relativism can now be found in nearly every church in America. Oh, don’t scoff yet, my little friend. You would be surprised. I once thought like you: not my church! I find it eerily disappointing how unwilling the masses are to question their churches and their pastors. Scripture warns us a time would come upon the earth when a man would deceive the people, demanding worship from everyone on earth. I never could see how that would be possible, until now. When I speak to my loved ones and friends about the mass apostasy infiltrating the churches and can demonstrate with profound evidence that the church they are attending is deeply imbedded, they are quick to deny the facts. Another common response is, “Well, I don’t get involved with all of that stuff, I just go on Sunday’s.” My reply back is, “Show me in Scripture where God allows that.” They never can. It has become a matter of opinion.

On that point, it has all become a matter of opinion, hasn’t it? This relativism, this experiential truth, it is up to one’s opinion. There is no absolute basis for Truth. Ah, but is there? John 17:17 “Sanctify them by Truth. Thy Word is Truth.” He tells us His Word is Truth. He does not tell us that our life experiences, our feelings, and our opinions count for truth.

One cannot simply believe their 5 senses, or that sweet, lying voice in your heart to know what is right, and good, and pleasing. Proverbs 28:26 “He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool.” Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

Jeremiah 6:16 “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

Thus- the state of our world and the professing apostate church.

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Posted on January 17th 2013 in Uncategorized

A Call in the Dark

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Is anyone still out here with us?

 

Our foot prints still mark the path as we trudge along. I mistakenly typed ‘alone’ with an ‘e’ rather than ‘along’, but the words are interchangeable. Along we go. Alone. When we started on this straight and narrow path to Truth, we could look around and see many with us. And as we continued forward, so many of those began looking back towards Sodom, and we ran on ahead, leaving many pillars of salt behind us. The pillars have come to far surpass those still running ahead with us.

I haven’t blogged in a very long time. I had to spend a long time going through old comments. Some refreshed me, some were written by people who had a slight idea of Truth, and yet promote things on their own blog that the Bible outright disagrees with, and some people continue to argue, defending every ounce of flesh they seek to maintain.

The posts on David Reagan sparked quite the rebellion. Every post on any given blog that dares call out false teaching is met with the usual apologists, defending their chosen ‘messiah’. If only people would defend the Word of God with such voracity! When faced with facts, when faced with documentation, when faced with Scriptural defense (which, by the way, is the only standard), what is their to possibly argue about? And Reagan is simply a stand-in for any number of people’s apostate pet-doctrines. Every false “Christian” has one. They may agree with you on many points, but eventually, the tares out themselves. 1 John 2:19 “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.”

Here’s the deal. I am not interested in your opinion. I want the Word. And you know what? I’ll offer you the same. Because, who cares what my opinion is? Our only guide, our only compass navigating these dark and snowy woods is the Word of God. It is a lamp unto our feet and light unto our path. (Psalm 119:105) Check yourself against it. Dare to hold yourself, your opinions, your thoughts up to the Light.

1 John 1:6 “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.”

Daniel 2:22 “He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.”

Proverbs 20:27 “The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.”

Proverbs 6:23 “For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life.”

Where are you, Saints?

 

 

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Posted on January 14th 2013 in Uncategorized