The difference between the humanistic point of view taught at schools these days and the christian way of educating our children, is that their purpose of education is to train up a servant of man alone, and someone who answers only to man for their actions. Where we as Christians, our purpose is completely the opposite... Servants of Jesus and answer to God for our actions. Therefore, both are 2 competitive powers against the heart of our kids. No wonder Christianity is under attack.
We need to train our children to interpret everything they learn through the eyes of the Scripture to develop a strong character, teaching them that everything they learn, every subject, every concept, should be put to the test against the Scripture.
But our view of success is so switched even in christian homes. Go to school, so you can go to university, so you can get a job, so you'll make lots of money, so you can buy a big house, a nice car, nice clothes.... so you can be happy. when the purpose of being successful is nothing even close to that. Every commandment is broken and promoted to be broken.
ONE: You shall have no other gods before Me.
Friends, popularity, video games, sports... are some gods promoted right and left. From an early age it has been taught for many years, that the world is a chance, not created, just a product of... a lot of luck!. Therefore.. there is no God.... you are free to do as you please and for us to govern ourselves as we please.. (you decide your destiny).. people make rules inspired by lust and try to gain the power that does not belong to us. And people are convinced that they have the control... blinded to the reality happening around them. The god of people is people itself.
TWO: You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me,
Everyone worship something ... putting themselves above the God who is jealous, and teaching them that they are accountable to no one except themselves. They fear not for the generations after them... they are too worried satisfying their own desires...they live for the now and today. Kids are being "trained" to reject the Lord directly or very softlyin a very seductive manner.
THREE: 'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
This holy and perfect name is misused many times in one sentence. And it does not offend us anymore.
FOUR: 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Less and less, kids are being taught to give one day of the week to the Lord, going to church is not "cool". The things taught at church are irrelevant for life, they say, forgetting that they are full of wisdom. Soccer practices, swimming lessons, and games are held on Sundays, leaving church attendance for others.
FIVE: 'Honor your father and your mother.
Kids are disrespectful to their parents.. their first role model becomes the peers at school speaking about their parents as if they were fools. Parents are afraid of their kids, they do not discipline them, and kids run the house. By the age of 10, kids feel they know more than their parents, books they read and movies they watch, are full of kids dishonoring their parents. And that becomes the role model for them.
SIX: You shall not murder.
Kids are allowed to do as they please, they can destroy any one's reputation, they are not careful with their mouths, the law of the strongest one will win at any cost is applied in every school. Abortion is taught as a valid and personal choice, as if there is nothing wrong in the murder of an innocent life in the most incredible, cruel, horrific and painful possible way... for the sake of "pro-choice".
SEVEN: 'You shall not commit adultery.
Now a days, the schools and society, knows nothing on this topic. Kids at alarming ages are being raped of their innocence. In our own home they are being attacked by pictures, movies, cartoons, books,... by training kids as early as possible to a liberal society where God is not "allowed". There is a war against God, trying to train people to believe that there is NO God..... how foolish!.
EIGHT: 'You shall not steal.
If you can get away with it, good!.. that is the new way of thinking. As long as no one knows, you are OK. As long as you stay out of jail, your actions are just funny or daring or even we are bold enough to say they are brave!, cool, and popular. If you are only answerable to yourselves, then anything goes.
NINE: 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Then again... if it will keep you out of trouble, do what you have to do. Spreading lies about others just because you heard them and makes you look better than that person, it is taught by example over and over again by parents, teachers, peers and TV. To not refrain your tongue from evil, is a very odd thought. Speak that what is right and thinking of other higher than yourselves, is view as wrong. But the idea of indulgance because "you deserve it" is the new rule.
TEN: 'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.'
Go to school, so you can go to university, so you can get a well paying job, so you can get a big house, a nice car, a boat, nice expensive clothes, ... why?... because we want what others have. We covet. The rat race is a never end story.. poor people want what you have and you want what richer people have...It is a training process that has taken years to "perfection", people live in debt to get to their material goals, greed rules our society! ...for kids it is: to have the toy, the computer, the cell phone, the video game, to watch the latest movie, to go to a sports event, a concert, to read the new book, to wear certain brand, to act in a certain way, to..., to,... And for adults.... not too different!, or no different at all.
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. James2:10
Happiness is found in nothing but the Lord Jesus Christ and knowing that my sins are forgiven.