False shepherds of
"Take heed that you inquire not of other nations and how they serve
their gods." (see more)
How is it that Dr. Dan Elliott, Vice Chairman
of "Christian Educators
Association International" (CEAI) wrote: "We promote the inclusion of all information
ABOUT religions so that the Spirit of God can act meaningfully within
the hearts of learners when they hear the one true truth among the
other artificial truths."
That is NOT what God said.
Shepherds do not feed poisoned food to
innocent trusting young lambs so that they can distinguish good food
from bad, especially when they never even receive the good.
In public school, under the protection of
Christian Educators and all who promote comparative religion, a mutated form
of Christianity is taught which resembles an Islamic version of Christ
more than Christian beliefs. (see detailed
review) We are told that in order to present this
fractured version, we must allow our children to learn ABOUT other
religions. Even though this is a slippery slope and children are
taught to appreciate and PARTICIPATE in practices of Islam, Hinduism
and every other religion.
The claim that we must accept the lessons of
other religions in order to present the Bible simply isn't true. In
1963, the Supreme Court made a ruling, not against the study of the
bible, but against the devotional, religious use of the Bible. Supreme
Court Justice Clark stated,
It certainly may be said that the Bible is
worthy of study for its literacy and historic qualities. Nothing we
have said here indicates that such study of the Bible or of
religion, when presented objectively as part of a secular program of
education, may not be effected consistently with the First
School District of Abington Township v.
Schempp, 374 U.S. 203,225 (1963)
There is recognized Biblical worth with or
without comparative religion. There is nothing here, or in President
Clinton's "Religious Expression in Public School" that suggests
comparative religion is mandatory (though it certainly opened the door
for Islam to pour money into a mass marketing program in American
Council on Bible Curriculum in Public School offers a course
without indoctrination endorsed by many prestigious organizations, but
with Christian leaders such as Christian Educators Association
International promoting comparative religion, promotion of such curriculum
Some of these religious leaders that endorse
CEAI and comparative religion claim there are verses in the Bible that
show we should teach about other cultures, for instance, Paul's travels.
When Paul preached to the philosophers in
Athens he said, "for as I was passing through and considering the
objects of your worship, I even found an alter with this
inscription: 'To the Unknown God.' " (Acts 17:23,
Paul went on to proclaim God as the "unknown
god" and gave one of his most eloquent dissertations recorded. The
interesting thing is, he had few converts, which the Bible records as
only "some men."
Paul immediately went on to Corinth and his
approach was radically changed. Paul wrote to the Corinthians: "And I,
brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech
or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined
not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my
speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human
wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your
faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God." (1 Cor 2
Paul had determined not to know
anything among them except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
Some would point at Paul's eloquent speech in
Athens and make the argument that we are to "know the world" in order
to share the Gospel, when the opposite is true. Paul recognized his
mistake and determined to focus only on Christ. He no longer
tried to make the Gospel fit in with the world, and many in Corinth were
saved and baptized.
Even if Paul's speech in Athens had been
successful, that would NOT indicate that children, who are less
discerning than adults and trust their teachers, should be taught to
appreciate other gods of other nations. How would Jesus have responded
if He saw Israeli children forced to study Roman gods? The Roman
government wouldn't dare try, the Jews put their lives on the line
just to keep the Roman emblem out of their temple, what would have
happened if the Romans tried to force their gods on Jewish children?
Apparently religious leaders who crucified Jesus had more faith than
our Christian leaders today. How quickly these Christian leaders have
betrayed God's word! Some of our Christian leaders would have to step
up to the level of those who crucified Christ!
God said, "I am a jealous God." How is it
that these religious leaders have betrayed both God and our children,
and even now remain as endorsements to CEAI who openly promotes
Houghton Mifflin's 6th and 7th grade Christian sections
are an excuse to attribute blame on
Christians for the woes of Rome and introduce
Christians to children as intolerant and hateful persecutors.
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