I have often written of removing children from the public indoctrination centers we call public school and educating them at home. I’ve even pointed the readers to a free curriculum they can begin with. I have done so because I believe that we have abandoned education and in its place put indoctrination, not an indoctrination that teaches men how to do all things for the glory of God, but one that teaches the state is god. This past week, The Sons of Liberty Radio show host Bradlee Dean spoke about what America’s education was in the past, even citing many of America’s great men in history. Since those humble beginnings, America has abandoned a godly education and in its place has erected a godless system that does nothing but put holes in the foundations of America.
“One little hole in the boat, sinks the whole thing,” Dean said. “We have a lot of work to do.”
The great reformer Martin Luther said,
“I would advise no one to send his child where the Holy Scriptures are not supreme.” -To the Christian Nobility of the German States (1520), translated by Charles M. Jacobs, reported in rev. James Atkinson, The Christian in Society, I (Luther’s Works, ed. James Atkinson, vol. 44), p. 207 (1966)
Luther then went on to elaborate. “Every institution that does not unceasingly pursue the study of God’s Word becomes corrupt. Because of this we can see what kind of people they become in the universities and what they are like now. Nobody is to blame for this except the pope, the bishops, and the prelates, who are all charged with training young people. The universities only ought to turn out men who are experts in the Holy Scriptures, men who can become bishops and priests, and stand in the front line against heretics, the devil, and all the world.” Dean spoke of his own experience. Living in a rural area in Minnesota, he said that his family would often drive past fields where farmers would be tending them. He then pointed out that these farmers know what they are planting because in the Fall you can see what they harvest.
He then turned to his audience and asked, “America, what are you reaping?”
“Exactly what you are allowing the federal government to illegally plant,” Dean said, answering his own question.
“Luther would also speak to that issue as well at the end of his statement. “I greatly fear that the universities, unless they teach the Holy Scriptures diligently and impress them on the young students, are wide gates to hell.”
So, what was Luther referencing? Dean cited the words of Christ.
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matt. 7:13-14
During the week, Dean had been pointing out some of the lessons, including how children learned the alphabet, from the New England Primer. However, he recounted some of the men in America’s history and what their education produced.
- Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence, a man who entered college at the age of ten years old.
- Fisher Ames entered Harvard at age twelve.
- Benjamin Rush graduated from Princeton at age fourteen.
- John Trumble was a law student under John Adams, the second president of the united States, a justice in the Connecticut Supreme Court and read through the Bible at the age of four years old.
Though many today belittle children and think they can’t understand and comprehend things, especially in the professed Church, Dean pointed out that it was Jesus who rebuked His own disciples for not allowing them to come to Him.
Jesus then told his disciples, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.”
Indeed! I hope that those who read this article would see their children in such a way and take up the call to teach their children diligently the things of God and that we might see an incredible turning in our nation as a result. Our country cannot survive with an ignorant people. As Noah Webster famously stated, “An ignorant people cannot be a free people.”