--By Ben Gilmore
Imagine! From two parents and four children comes 20 grandchildren (two in the womb). “Praise God from who all blessings flow.” So read a card from James and Barbara Rose, Master teachers with ACH Study Groups. The Gilmores (Ben and Fran) aren’t nearly that productive – but – we are no less proud of the brood with which the Lord has blessed us.
This Christmas season, please gather as much of your family as you can and thank God for each of them. Then “love on them” as much as you can. Recent tragedies remind us that there may not be a “tomorrow.”
In that regard – I hear few “experts” discussing what I believe to be the root problem in our schools – and – our society. Rebellion against righteousness may be directly associated with the removal of prayer in our schools, then in our society in general.
When I was a kid, I knew that there was a “God” who could see me when I was all alone. That activated my conscience and usually slowed down my misbehavior. Our public school system has officially come out against any endorsement or teaching about a standard of right and wrong, much less conscience and a loving Lord.
If society in general, and school faculty in particular, don’t acknowledge Christian principles, how can we expect the students to have a legitimate standard of behavior? Perhaps – Had we not taken acknowledgement of the God of the Bible out of our schools, those children in Connecticut would be at home with their parents.
I have written about it before and I will again. — Parent of a school-age child – You are not being honest with yourself to rationalize, “My child’s teachers and government school are different.” There is real evil in the world. Today’s American government is awash in corruption, graft, lies — . Our school system has succeeded in dumbing down several generations of our society.
You have your kids home for the holidays. Wonderful! Love on them. Then keep them home in January. Take them out of the government “education” system – NOW! God has given you responsibility for them. He is able to make a way! Just do it!
I believe that will enhance the rest of the greeting —
— & HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!Ben Gilmore