Let’s start with a very simple, basic fact:
If the State is allowed to “educate” children, most of those children will – by design – become more inclined toward a State-centered worldview.
While some children passing though this system may, by the grace of God, be preserved from such transformation through this process, most will not.
And that’s good enough for the State.
Most is enough.
In the long run and from a multi-generational perspective, most is more than enough.
Most children fed to the State for explicitly anti-Christian worldview training will be fundamentally corrupted through such discipleship. Most will be significantly shaped through daily immersion in anti-Christian mind sculpting…which is precisely the point of daily immersion in anti-Christian mind-sculpting.
As a result of this training, the vast majority of these long-term disciples of the State will be more and more inclined to trust and depend upon the State to do and “take care” of things that the Word of God has clearly reserved to individuals, families and/or the church.
They will become more and more skeptical and dismissive of Scripture as the standard by which much of anything in “the real world” is to be understood or pursued.
They will become more and more anti-Christian in worldview and practice.
And that’s the point of State-managed discipleship. That’s the purpose of State-run Temples of Statism (aka “public schools”).
This much is (or should be) obvious.
But it isn’t.
Because so many of us have been discipled by the State in State-run institutions consecrated to a theory of education (the pursuit and application of knowledge) lifted directly from the serpent’s tongue (as recorded in Genesis 3).
We believe by default that we can, should, and must encourage the pursuit of knowledge apart from submission to the revealed Word of God.
This is our programmed presupposition for all of life.
This is our State-programmed presupposition with regard to politics.
This is our State-programmed presupposition with regard to business.
This is our State-programmed presupposition with regard to law.
And this is our State-programmed presupposition with regard to crime and punishment.
This is the core philosophy of education first introduced by the serpent to Adam and Eve in Eden, and this is the core philosophy of education embraced and programmed into the minds of our children by the State in its public schools. Until we get and appreciate this single point, we’re not going to find our way to true freedom, true liberty, true prosperity, and true security through true education.
Until we identify and address the clearly satanic origin of our approaches to education, law, economics and government, we’re destined to continue the long slide into darkness that has been defining American life and culture for many generations now…which is precisely why those who desire darkness wish to keep us from such recognition, repentance and restoration.
The State is not in the business of educating in a manner consistent with the notion of Christ as King and the Word of God as the standard by which anything is to be pursued because the State reserves those titles and roles for itself.
“We the People” in the form of the American State are our king.
We are our god.
We determine law.
We determine truth.
We define terms, and by our definition of those terms we define the broader reality in which we live.
Liberty, freedom, crime, law, right, wrong, life, death, marriage, and even gender are up for grabs. Constantly.
Nothing is settled until “We the people” settle it…and once we settle it we reserve the “god-given right” to revise it later.
This basic idea of man-centered authority apart from the Nature of God as revealed in His Word is our core.
“We the People” believe this core concept emphatically and love it passionately.
It is fundamental to modern Americanism.
Which is why we’ve become more and more inclined (and more easily manipulated) into supporting more and more overtly anti-Christian systems and approaches to life as we’ve sent generation after generation further down the State-run “education” rat-hole.
Last week in Confronting And Correcting The Prison Industrial Complex we touched on one of the wildly unbiblical and (therefore predictably) destructive systems that even most “conservative Christians” in America not only tolerate, but, more often than not, passionately defend.
In the wake of that article (which I’d encourage you to read if you haven’t already by clicking here), it seemed worth noting that, despite recent campaigns used to promote the public school system as something of an antidote or antithesis to the State-managed prison industrial complex, the two systems are, in fact, deeply intertwined and interdependent, with the growth and entrenchment of each one largely dependent upon the existence and operation of the other.
Gigantic unbiblical mega-systems like the Prison Industrial Complex could never even get off the ground, much less expand to the point of being gigantic, in a culture where Scripture was taken seriously as the standard by which we are to live.
And by “the standard by which we are to live” I mean in detail.
I’m not talking about the vague, flaky, practically useless (and purposefully so), hyper-spiritualized approach to Scripture advocated by most Christians, most pastors, and virtually all professing Christian teachers (by example) in State-run children’s schools.
I’m talking about the actual lordship of Christ.
Not the token, prop version.
Where His Word is loved, sought, and obeyed as He has commanded and equipped His people to seek and obey it (see: Matthew 28:18-20), such things as the Prison Industrial Complex cannot gain traction, much less grow into anything like the massive beast we see sprawled out all around us today.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is truly present, there is true liberty…true freedom…true peace…true prosperity.
As opposed to what we have here now in “the land of the free” and the home of the NSA.
It is the design of our situation – the purposefulness of it from the perspective of those advocating an anti-Christ American culture and civilization – that promotes and relies upon things like State-run “education” in order to cultivate a climate conducive to the creation and endless expansion of other satanic constructs like the Prison Industrial Complex.
State-run “education” systems program each successive generation to be more Statist and more anti-Christian than the last while the State-managed Prison Industrial Complex crushes countless families and communities by abandoning biblical pronouncements on law, crime, and restitution, replacing them with State-centered, State-serving approaches to punishment, correction, and reformation.
One beast feeds the other.
Both beasts grow and grow.
All while thousands of 501 (c)(3) State-licensed “church leaders” openly and pathetically abdicate their obligation to confront the beasts in question.
Because most of the pastors and preachers in question were thoroughly discipled by the State from the age of 5 to the age of 18.
And they don’t even know it.
They don’t even see it.
They have no idea they’ve embraced the serpent’s call to knowledge just as surely and plainly as Eve in Eden.
Such State-programmed church leadership is one of the greatest and most destructive consequences of multi-generational State-run “education” in America.
That’s the prison in which we find ourselves.
May God grace His people with leaders who will model repentance and obedience to His Word on children’s education, crime, punishment, and everything else.
And may God grace those leaders with supportive flocks who desire to seek Christ in all things, submit to Christ in all things, and build the church of Christ on His terms as recorded in His Word.
Only then will evil systems fall and true freedom come to this land or any other.
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Funny how "ROMANS 13" (The 501c3 golden calf) is QUICKLY discarded when it doesn't suit your agenda Scott.
Romans 13 is to be embraced in its entirety as it's actually written. If you'd read and submit to it in context understanding and accepting every term as biblically defined and presented (in stark contrast to how it is redefined by the pagan State-worshipping minds of Hitlerian/American/man-centered Statists to prop up their idol), you would see quite clearly that civil authorities were created, ordained, and are commanded by God to do "good" and punish "evil" (by "carrying out God's wrath on wrongdoers",) based not on man's (re)definition of good, evil, right or wrong, but on God's crystal clear Word on those matters.
So the blind Statist (and very Hitler-friendly) approach to perverting and abusing passages like Romans 13 as you predictably aim to do in defense of your self-referential, self-serving America Idol, is the antithesis of the Spirit behind Romans 13 (and the rest of Scripture).
All State idols warping and opposing the clear teaching of Romans 13 as to the role and responsibility of civil government – be they American or any other flavor – are going down under the wrath of the one true God.
Repent accordingly…while there is yet time.
It’s been along time since I read your stuff, Scott. I liked this one. Of course, I think I like most of the stuff you wrote here. It’s the stuff that you write on the other side that just blows my mind. How you think you could be pleasing to God by writing that stuff amazes me. I know dry humor – I use it all the time. That is not humorous WHATSOEVER. You’re exchanging the applause of man and money for God’s judgment for leading people astray. I do hope you’ve changed your tune. You will recall I was probably your most ardent detractor. I have just moved on. You didn’t seem to get the message I was trying to tell you. You can respond to me if you wish.
Dave, it is indeed possible to understand with great clarity and precision what a person is saying without having to agree with it.
This is a basic truth that you would do well to consider.
I stand by all that I have written (and there's a whole lotta detail out there) on the subject of satire and its legitimate use in advancing the Kingdom.
If you want to "just move on", feel free.
But please do so knowing that I both understand your position and disagree with it.
I hope that this clarification is helpful and I am very thankful to God for the many ways in which He has blessed and continues to bless both the Fire Breathing Christian and End Times News missions.
I see a great opportunity for you to drop the negative attitude… and start supporting President Trump.
(ANOINTED BY GOD) Romans 13 as you pew warmer's would insist…. lol
Trump supports school choice, and opposes radical Leftism. Trump supports Israel and Christian rights.
STOP FIGHTING IT SCOTT…. you know you want to get on the Trump train.
You seem to have a very Hitlerian understanding of Romans 13.
Not surprising, of course, coming from a stark-raving anti-Christian American Statist, but still…noteworthy…
Thanks for sharing.