Gov. School Promotes Pelagianism & Denies Substitutionary Salvation
We stand on the side of each of the 24 issues of the International Church Council Project. Inerrancy is the foundation of all sound theology and is certainly the foundation for ICCP’s theological work. Of the other 23 topics, I (Eugene Clingman) believe Topic 21 – Concerning the Education of Christian Children is functionally the most important. What I mean by “functionally” is that if we Christians do not take decisive steps to give our children a Christian education as God requires, victories gained with the 23 other topics will have short-lived results. The education of our children is the foundation of the future. If we fail in laying a good foundation through morning-to-evening inculcation (Deuteronomy 6:6-9) of the Christian worldview into our children, the superstructure will likely fall (Matthew 7:24-27). If ICCP were to convert the present adult Christians to the truth of the 24 topics and yet the generations that follow us are educated as I describe below, this generation will die off and the Church will then consist of grown up children who were educated as described below.
The sad, sad reality is that 85% of us Evangelical Christians send our children to the government school system (public schools) where they are continually bombarded with and inculcated into a worldview consisting of Evolutionary Socialism and amoral ethics. This is tragic, and as the statistics mentioned at the end of this article demonstrate, foolish!
Below you will find brief comments on how the truths set forth in the 24 ICCP topics are daily violated and the exact opposite is taught to 85% of Christian children as they sit 30 or so hours a week subjected to Federally (increasingly United Nations) mandated methods, standards and curriculum.
6. The Pelagian Controversy
Pelagius taught that each newborn child comes into the world as a blank slate and without the taint of Original Sin. This is the heretical teaching Topic 6 addresses. The GSS is in complete agreement with Pelagius for it teaches that all a child needs is the right environment and training and he will grow to be both wise and good. According to the GSS children are not predisposed to evil and are therefore able and willing by situational ethics, logic and reason to decide what is good or evil.
7. The Judicial and Substitutionary Nature of Salvation
The GSS does not allow for and in fact teaches against the Bible’s clear teaching that Jesus Christ, the Incarnate God came to die a substitutionary death in the place of and for the benefit of sinners, and that only by participating in Christ’s atonement may a human being be adopted into God’s family and be saved from sin and the eternal judgment of hell.
Do We Know What We Should Do? (I Chronicles 12:32)
“…the sons of Issachar,
men who understood the times,
with knowledge of what Israel should do…”
1 Chronicles 12:32
I believe the proper education of Christian children is one of, if not the most critical area in which God’s people need to get it right. Tell the people you know that if their children attend the GSS their children are getting taught heretical, anti-Christian, anti-Christ teachings 30 or so hours a week. They hardly have a chance when one compares 30 hours of GSS indoctrination with the 1 to 4 hours a week of church influence. Indeed the statistics demonstrate that the cards are stacked against them. Only 2 out of 10 of these GSS Christian children will be in church within 2 years of graduating high school. Will your/your friend’s children be among the 2 who remain faithful to Christ, or among the 8 who abandon the Christian faith? The odds are not on the side of those who persist in sending their children to the GSS!
We are certain God is calling Christian parents to educate their children in the Christian worldview. This is not reasonably possible when a child spends 30 plus hours a week under the tutelage of anti-God teaching. Is it anti-God? Is it not plainly obvious? A teacher can get fired and a student expelled for having a Bible on their desk. A teacher can get fired for teaching that God is Creator and evolution a farce, or for teaching that sexual abstinence until heterosexual monogamous marriage is the only right way to conduct one’s self morally. Is the public school anti-God? The answer is too evident to need further explanation!
My heart is heavy over this and so I write often about this most debilitating defect within the Body of Christ, namely 85% of Christian children given to the state for indoctrination in anti-Biblical, anti-God, yes, anti-Christ philosophies and suppositions. This giving of our children to state indoctrination is more than a defect, it is an atrocity! I am my brother’s keeper, therefore I speak out. I hope you will forward this to some Christian friends or acquaintances who have their children in the government school. Better to get them mad at you now than watch them at the judgment seat receive the reward of such folly perpetrated upon the children God committed to their trust.
Blow the trumpet! Sound the alarm! There is an enemy, and he is already within the gates. The people sleep while their children are stolen graduating class after graduating class, 8 out of 10 of them. The arrows God gave us to shoot at the enemy, 8 out of 10 of them are placed in the enemy’s quiver, the Kingdom gets 2, and the war rages on. Will you not tell your Christian friends and acquaintances? I have written a tract, a FREE SOCIAL TOOL to make it easier to share this grave concern with Christian parents. It is titled Six Reasons Christian Parents Should Remove Their Children from Public School. You can get it here. You will also find a free Christmas tract and other tracts there as well.
Help Your Pastor
Here are some items I give to pastors in my county. You can print these and give them to your pastor. I also give the pastors I talk to the video described below. I encourage you to consider getting one, watch it, and give it to your pastor; you can get it from Amazon, or by making an investment in the work of the International Church Council Project.
- Numerous quotes: Clear Thinking is a Moral Issue
- Pamphlet: Concerning the Education Christian Children
(prints onto legal size paper front and back)
- Tract: Government Schools, Parents & Kids: How Will We Answer the Lord, and What Will He Say?
(prints onto letter size paper front and back)
- Baptist statistics and resolution: Southern Baptist Resolution
- Brochure: Considering Homeschooling Ministry
- Paper: Research Facts on Homeschooling (We urge Christian education, not necessarily homeschooling.)
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