"And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel."
He is a master at deception isn't he? He has been in the deceiving business for a long time and is so convincing that he even drew one third of the angels in a foolhardy rebellion against the Almighty. Any human that thinks he/she can outwit Satan is foolish. We only overcome his deception and lies by casting ourselves on Christ and His blood bought atonement, professing our allegiance to the Savior, dedicating ourselves to pursuing God's word, and by the constant direction of the Holy Spirit (who, by the way, never directs or teaches anything outside of the word He inspired). One of the devil's oldest tricks is to infect the minds of children with godless philosophies and wickedness. Once done, these young people grow to become tools in his arsenal of destruction, hate, and evil.
God also understands this as well. He has pleaded with humanity repeatedly to teach children His word and His ways. He yearned for Israel to train their children with any and every available means. Consider the following scriptures which are a small sampling of the many dealing with the instruction of children:
"And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 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." Deuteronomy 6:6-7
"Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." Deuteronomy 11:18-19
God did not hide the judgment of Sodom from Abraham because He knew Abraham was responsible to teach his children the ways of God. "For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him." Genesis 18:19
New Testament Christians are also instructed to train their children as well."And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." Ephesians 6:4
The forefathers of this nation understood this concept much more than most understand. Any who teaches that Christianity had nothing to do with the rise of the American education system is a liar! Let me bluntly say it again, the precepts of God were so thoroughly ingrained in the youth of early America that liberal professors who counter-claim this are purposefully lying to promote their godless and sordid agenda with the aim of currently unhinging America from the God whose blessings we have enjoyed for over two centuries. One of the earliest pieces of legislation calling for the compulsory education of all children was written in Massachusetts being known as Ye Olde Deluder Satan Act of 1647. Along with other early American legislation from and the statements of the founding fathers and leaders, we can see they understood the enemy that seeks to destroy a new generation. www.americareclaimed.org/elements/docs/documents/Old Deluder Satan Law(1647)p.pdf
Here are a few quotes to consider as evidence:
It seems that many have forgotten the ways of the Old Deluder! A short history lesson reveals that this is a strategy he has employed over and over!
He is currently working overtime to deceive the minds of children with godless foolishness worldwide. In Muslim countries he is seeking to fill children with hate for any who denies Islam especially if they are Jews or Christians.
Consider this video! Don't you think the enemy understands Judges 2:10?
In Europe and America, there are those that now believe that teaching Christianity is actually evil. No wonder God warned us that in the last day good would be evil and evil would be good!
For the sake of time, we will go back to America. We started with a nation that was taught to fear God and run from evil. Today they are taught to deny the Bible, ignore the roots of Christianity in the formation of the land and to espouse any teaching that contradicts scripture. Just this week, California's legislature has passed a bill that calls for godless indoctrination of children about homosexuality.
California shouldn’t be reluctant toward teaching gay history - Opinion - Daily 49er - California State University Long Beach
This issue also shows the formation of a deepening chasm in America that is growing every day.
This is an issue that is too broad and too universal to attempt to cover in one post. Yet, its worldwide pervasiveness points to one conclusion. The Old Deluder is again attempting to destroy a new generation universally. This is another great sign of the closeness of Christ's return! Surely, Jesus Christ is Soon 2 Come again!