• Vanessa Clark

One Nation Under...?

Updated: Nov 15, 2019

Parents often cry as their children walk away from them in their brand new shoes and starched uniforms toward a building that is promising to keep them safe. America's educational systems promise to give our babies their best approach to knowledge, academics, and preparations for the world beyond our wombs and homes. It's a daunting task, to say the least, but with just the right amount of currency; money, name dropping, affluence, we learn to trust these systems. Within the time we spend greasing palms and dropping off our offspring, America's promises have fallen short and humanity isn't progressing. When our children walk away from Kingdom homes and into educational systems is their faith being strengthened or are they slowly being chipped away and replaced by the world's values?

Schools that lack a Jesus centered curriculum can only teach Kingdom children how to process life through the knowledge of books and not the knowledge of God. (Proverbs 1:7 "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.") Most of the time these schools are trying to be so politically correct and non-exclusive, that bringing up Jesus may cost them the one thing that matters most. Funding. It's crazy to think that our Kingdom children will suffer confusion and an imposed mindset of duality because schools need money. Yet, can we really put a price on the growth of a young mind? Is there a dollar amount that equates to where their soul spends eternity?

School taxes are paid whether or not our children are in school so, NEWS ALERT, we've been paying for America's educational systems long before we've decided to have children. Should we not get a say in what is taught? Here's where Kingdom men and women have failed their children; we've allowed God's voice to be muffled by the world's opinion on education. When we take them to Sunday School, have them pray over their food and, before bed, do we really believe that this will sustain against a worldly knowledge taught to them for 40 hours a week? Where are God's people in the systems of this world? We are His authority and our life's mission is to spread the Gospel, raise the next generation in His will and, bring souls to Christ. What part of America's educational system exalts this biblical plan over all others?

It's no longer polite to pray around your school peers or talk about Jesus. Kingdom children come from our homes where Jesus is King to schools where Jesus is an embarrassment to our children's social lives. Slowly they will stop praying and sharing the Gospel and this is the undoing of our generations to come. Saluting a flag to a nation built on the knowledge of God, but who has limited Him to one word in a pledge of allegiance. Our Children study proven facts and dull the faith it takes to believe that Moses split the Red Sea. They're given options on how to defile their bodies in fornication, learning to avoid early pregnancy and disease, all the while holiness becomes a faded memory. They are being groomed to conform. (Romans 12:2)

Yes, the world's knowledge will always try to conflict with God's knowledge and it has done an amazing job at instilling fear and perpetuating lies. Homeschooled babies are weirdos, having a worldview makes them well rounded, our children could be bullied for being so different. Don't we want them to have a healthy academic career? Even if it costs them their beliefs? It's insane!!! From our pockets to our children's faith, the educational system has bullied its way into our lives. The Word of God is our only way out. We must seek an education that continues Kingdom children's faith outside of our homes and churches. Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." So, when our little ones walk away from us with their sharpened pencils and innocent smiles toward a school building, we can trust that God lives in those classrooms. We can trust that "one nation under God.." won't be the only time they hear His name.

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