Eternity is rushing towards us.
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Looks like it is that time of year again when students start heading back to schools and colleges. Where did summer go?!
I saw this video on the internet the other day, and I wanted to pass it along to you. It is only seven minutes long. I will make some comments about it below. Enjoy, or maybe not enjoy:
I am so glad I am not in school anymore! Now I am still learning, but not in a classroom environment. Education has changed so much over the years.
Some high school friends and I had lunch together last week. We were reminiscing about our days in school. Miss Faucett used to hammer geometry into us. If you didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know the Periodic Table for Mr. Shirey, you were in deep trouble. Mrs. Doster wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t playing games in biology, either. If you didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have every part of the cell memorized, your score on her next exam would not be pretty.
What has happened to education today? Schools are not even close to what they used to be. I will tell you why in just a bit.
One of the guys in the video said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Feelings are more important than facts.Ã¢â‚¬Â Of course, that is not true. Whether you are happy or sad, two plus two still equals four. And, as one guy on the internet says, Ã¢â‚¬Å“facts donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t care about your feelings!Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â Remember that statement when you are discussing things with people. Feelings never trump truth. Truth trumps all of it.
It was also interesting when one other student in the video said he had the Ã¢â‚¬Å“right not to be offended.Ã¢â‚¬Â What a statement! Of course, that is not true either, but that is what is happening in our schools today. Actually, it is okay to be offended. Nothing wrong with that. The first amendment provides the opportunity for everyone to be offended and to offend others. Half the country is offended every four years when someone is elected President. So what? You suck it up, and get on with your life.
And, of course, the real objective of the students and teacher in this video is shutting up the conservative guy who is the logical thinker. His opinion is valued less because if offends the others in the room. So his viewpoint must be extinguishedÃ¢â‚¬â€literally extinguished.
I got into a discussion with three mommas at another table in a restaurant a few months ago. All of their sons were seniors in high school and about to head off to different colleges. These moms were very concerned that after sending their sons to college, they would get a Ã¢â‚¬Å“differentÃ¢â‚¬Â son back four years later.
We have heard horror stories from parents about what happened to their kids at college: the sins they got involved in, being shunned by other students, atheism being shoved down their throats, hatred for their parentsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ choice of president, professors who thought their job was to change their studentsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ thinking, etc.
So I decided to teach those mommas a few simple things. One thing I taught them was something we teach all the time in this ministry: QEQE.
Question Everything and Question Everybody
We need to raise a generation of critical thinkers. It is just too easy to follow along and regurgitate whatever teachers tell us. You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want your kids to be like that. You want them to test things. You want them to process what they are taught critically.
So then I gave those ladies two questions to use with their kids ALL the time:
What is one thing you learned today that agrees with what the Bible teaches?
What is one thing you learned today that doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t agree with what the Bible teaches?
These simple questions will get kids thinking critically. If they know that mom and dad are going to ask them these questions at the dinner table, then they know they have to be ready to respond with an answer.
You could also add another question:
What is something you heard from someone in school today that does not align with what the Bible teaches?
Those moms really liked these questions.
But as you can see, we have just reached a critical juncture. What must your kids know in order to make those determinations? The Bible! And what must the parents also know to even ask these questions? The Bible! The Bible is either our source of truth, or it is not. And since it is, then all ideas and thoughts either line up with it, or they do not. So this means everyone in the family is learning together, which will help to strengthen them all.
If you would like more insight into what is going on in our schools today, here are two good websites for you to check out:
Legal Insurrection at https://legalinsurrection.com is a great conservative blog. Click on the Ã¢â‚¬Å“CollegeÃ¢â‚¬Â button to gain a lot of insight into what is taking place at colleges today.
Campus Reform at https://www.campusreform.org is probably the most popular website for staying up to date on what is happening on college campuses as well.
You have to remember that all of this societal conditioning is going on well before the college years hit. So many high schools today are sad representations of educational centers. They really are not equipping students with a true education anymore. Instead, they are trying to teach them a certain narrative and not what they need to learn to function properly in a job.
2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
I have said this numerous times to people, and I really mean it. I believe one very important thing that parents will be judged for when they stand in front of God is how they raised their kids. Now, make sure you understand what I just wrote. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not referring to how your kids turn out. That is their choice. They will make some good choices and some bad ones. What I mean is how did you raise them? Did you raise them with such a great foundation of godly knowledge and wisdom that the chances of them turning into great soldiers for the Lord is much higher than if you had not given them that foundation?
As I have gotten older, I have seen some things that really work well in our current educational climate.
I am sure there are other ideas, but these are some that I have seen work in peopleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lives through the years.
By the way, why are you allowing you kids to go to college? To cheer for a football team? To find a spouse? What if a completely different child returns home other than the one you sent to college? What if their true biblical masculinity and biblical femininity is destroyed while they are at that school? Ã‚Â What if they adopt evolution or radical political ideologies? What if they turn away from their faith? Is that worth all of the money you will spend for that?
Because we have parents and kids today who are not critical thinkers, schools are no longer educational centers; they are indoctrination centers. Period. That is really all they are now. What passes for Ã¢â‚¬Å“educationÃ¢â‚¬Â today is literally mind-blowing. When you see how far the National Education Association has strayed from teaching a good, solid, basic education, it is stunning. The NEA is more concerned about Social Justice Warrior causes. And yes, they do teach those false teachings in math classes, just like in the video. Many teachers have bought the lie that it is their job to correct the upbringing you gave your kids rather than just teach their subject material.
Schools today are really just killing fields. They are giving the kids of today a slow death. They are rotting their minds with lies and unbiblical truths. They want them to have groupthink rather than be critical thinkers. And that will slowly destroy the image of God inside of your children.
And, of course, at the end of the video, you see the next student coming into the classroom. It is just like an assembly line in a factory: bring in the next student, give them four years of indoctrination, change the worldview their parents taught them, and spit them out into the real world to wreak havoc on the rest of us until they wake up and realize the foolishness of what their professors taught them to believe in. Then they have to go through the process of realizing they have been lied to, and unlearning all of that will not be easy.
Make sure that when you stand before God you did your job as parents biblically correct. Also make sure that you have trained your kids to be godly parents themselves and to evaluate their world according to the Bible all the days of their lives.
Until the nets are full,