Part of the series Friendship With The World
Written by Léo Gaumont, published on 2014-05-12.
The bottom line in the believer’s credo should be, “is this God’s will?”. No need to add “for me” as He is the same God for you as for me. This simplifies our faith as there are only two options, for Him or against Him.
We often refrain from being honest because we do not wish to offend those who need to hear the truth. Opinions expressed in this blog are intended to offend those who would advance anything, other than the truth, in order to benefit themselves.
Bible Reference: James 3:14-16
“Ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law”, the officer told me, after pulling me over for pulling a u-turn at a lighted intersection, over thirty years ago. He made a real impression on me. If he, the representative of the government, could scare me out of my wits, what excuse could I present to the Creator of the universe when that time came? Sorry God, I didn’t know lying was bad? I’m afraid I was not aware of exchanging your truth for a lie? How about, gee whiz, I trusted my councilors to give me good advice since I did not have time to read the Bible for myself? Not likely!
If there was one pivotal experience that caused me to grow up in a hurry and to reevaluate all that I had come to believe to be true, it was when I held my newborn baby daughter in my arms for the first time. Where would I lead her? What would I tell her? How would I direct her? I clearly understood this much. She was no other’s responsibility but my own and I alone would stand before God someday and answer for the job I had done in raising her. Although I had a rudimentary faith in God, I did not understand who I was in His eyes, nor did I comprehend the depth of His love for me as demonstrated through His Son, Jesus Christ. But I did believe there would be no “yeah buts” or negotiation when the inevitable time came. I began to diligently search for the truth that I would use to raise my children and I found it as I read the bible over and over again. I came to clearly understand that truth was truth, that if it wasn’t true, it was a lie and that there was no room for compromise. I also eventually came to believe that most of what I thought was true, was in fact not true at all. Truth was not what I invented. It was not something that was democratically determined or agreed upon through consensus. It was because God said so. End of discussion!
If it is not true then it is not true. Secular humanism makes man to be his own god, but he isn’t, no matter what he thinks. His religion is to make every other religion, wrong. Christianity should boldly state the truth. Let the chips fall where they may. Giving birth to children has never been duplicated by any other means, than that ordained by God. We gave them life and we need to raise them in keeping with where this life comes from. Man’s explanations are ludicrous at best. They try to make God as god and god as God. There is but one God and there are simply no other gods, at all.
To advance man as god is secular humanism. It is the enemy of truth and should have absolutely no part of anything claiming the be advancing the Christian faith. How we have come to a point of normalizing this false faith within the Christian home education community is no mystery. A greater faith in man than God, mixed with the wonderful opportunity to make money and a belief that God will forgive us our indiscretions, has made parts of this community a painful example of unbridled compromise. It is time true believers take back the reigns from the mercenary organizations and do our part to help the fearful, ignorant, greedy, along with the compromisers, to enable them to see that God is an exacting yet merciful God who simply wants to bless us within His Eternal Kingdom. This Kingdom existed before us and will continue to exist long after we have left this world. This is what we are to teach our children.