Godly Homeschools are Leading Families
to More Ungodliness!
But shun profane and vain babblings:
for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
II Timothy 2:16
I have been hearing from family after family telling me that their homeschooling apparently didn't work - that their older kids are going 'sour' with the KJV - with church - with doing right, etc. etc. etc. and more and more etc.!
...a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. Proverbs 10:1b ...a scorner heareth not rebuke. Proverbs 13:1b ...A fool despiseth his father's instruction... Proverbs 15:5a ...a foolish man despiseth his mother. Proverbs 15:20 ...He that betgetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: the father of a fool hath no joy. Proverbs 17:21b ...A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him. Proverbs 17:25 ...A foolish son is the calamity of his father... Proverbs 19:13 ...He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach. Proverbs 19:26 ...he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father. Proverbs 28:7 ...There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother. Proverbs 30:11
What is Happening with Homeschool Families These Days?
Well, we certainly can't forget that our children are our spiritual fruit and more often than not, our children are a true product of our Christianity - or the lack of it!
Matthew 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
But there also many out there who can't just sit around and condemn ourselves for trying, either! I John 3:21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
But, we do need to figure this thing out while we still have children left in our homes to homeschool!
Let's consider what I believe to be a serious trend these days and see if we can identify it and get it our of our lives!
Matthew 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
It is beginning to appear that in more than just a few cases, the main vine, that being Christ Himself, was not as involved in the process of training the young people today as the parents led them to believe - because Christ doesn't produce spoiled fruit!
John 15:4,5 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. It could be that the stuff taught to them just hasn't gone from their head to their heart yet.
But I also figure there is more to all this than just a few imperfect parents not doing the greatest job teaching their children - you know, by missing some good preaching influence and church going, etc. You know, all the norms that all of us mess up with on occasion.
I see something totally different as a cause for much of these discouraging days for our homeschooled children and moms.
A New Trend
The trend today is for families to try to do what the church has failed to do - and that is bring the kids up spiritual and happy! That seems to be the basic goals - be spiritual and be happy!
In all reality, I will admit that the local church has hurt the family by separating the teens and kids from the realm of the parents all in the name of Sunday School and teen activity, etc.
BUT... the church has only tried to do what the parents expected and demanded over these past years. "Here, you take them - we are too busy! YOU make my kids spiritual!" The home wasn't trying and yet they expected the pastor and the Sunday School teachers & youth pastors to do it all for them!
(And when a pastor or youth director DID gain some headway with the teens/kids reading and learning their Bible - and actually leading toward doing right - and making some spiritually convicting decisions in their lives, then the parents would get mad and pull their kids away and sometimes out of the entire church anyway!)
Now, there are some people these days who now want to do right, or so they say, anyway - they LEAVE the local assembly (now, don't get me wrong - if the local assembly isn't KJV and is not a rightly dividing church, etc. etc. then a person SHOULD leave) and claim the homeschooling and home-churching way of life. It is now being called the "Family Culture."
The home has become the judge, jury AND hangman of the local church and pastor.
The home has become 'better' and 'more right' than their local church and pastor.
The kids see the hypocrisy and when they get a chance, they are GONE - out of there!!!
Mom is miserable through it all and dad has no clue with what is going on at all!
The Devil wins:
The church is done - the 'godly' & 'holy' emphasated crowd leaves!
The family is ruint - they still don't walk the godly walk, etc.
The kids are destroyed and all because of forced godliness & O.T. holiness teachings!
How Can This Happen?
If church is not 'family friendly,' or if it gets to seeking modern ways to keep people coming... If the family continues to blow it educationally or spiritually, or if they get involved with modern philosophy with modern education methods... If dad still doesn't get involved and has the wife/mom run the educational show... If dad doesn't teach rightly divided Biblical doctrine, but only on 'doing right around the house according to mom's complaining and concerns about the lack of spiritual growth with the kids, etc.... If mom loses all respect for the dad because she has constantly told him what to do, so he does it, and so as she has to direct the whole program thus she falls away from her husband and falls for modern methods that make false claims of successful and spiritual children - all out of her own frustration and personal selfish misery, etc. If the kids are 'forced' to live a godly life even though mom and dad don't show it naturally... ...it all leads to an increase in ungodliness - and kids that head off to the world's ways!
The Bible warns about vain babblings increasing unto more ungodliness, men drowning in destruction & perdition, the word of God being choked, erring from the faith, piercing themselves through with many sorrows, etc. All in the name of being promised liberty with great swelling words of vanity and through much wantonness (fun), etc.
Read I Timothy 6:3-21; II Timothy 3:15,16 to see a few of the warnings that hit the modern homeschool movement right between the eyes. We can't honestly say that God hasn't warned us parents & pastors! He has! Read those verses again - slowly!
Materials & Methods
First, let's look at the big picture in regards to educating our kids at home.
Turn to Luke 5:37-39
As you read those verses, consider the following:
new wine - new educational materials
old wine - old educational materials
new bottles - new educational methods
old bottles - old educational methods
And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.
Public schools have already taken out the 'old materials' and have replaced them with new materials like Harry Potter, new math, evolution, horrible reading skills, etc. etc.
Public schools have recently changed the methods to be more 'fun' and 'less' restricting to the tykes.
Homeschools came about because we wanted to change the materials back to the good Bible stuff and actually teach our kids how to read, rite and rith ma's tic!
Now, it seems that more and more mom's are turning to these new modern methods
just like the public school and the new "modern updated" churches are doing.
It seems that folks are forgetting that 'old is better' in the case of education.
Why throw out the Old Methods now?
Old Materials + New Methods = an increase unto more ungodliness, vain babblings, etc.
New Materials + Old Methods = an increase unto more ungodliness, vain babblings, etc.
New Materials + New Methods = new children all geared for the ways of the world!
Old Materials + Old Methods = God's blessing and solid education
that leads to understanding and wisdom!
I have seen homseschoolers throw out the new modern materials of the public system, but now I see more and more of today's homeschoolers throwing out the old methods these days.
Parents - Go back to the old materials, the old testing,
return to the old teaching with the old methods - the way it used to be in early America!
Tests Teach Tough!
If your kids can't write or if they can't read; if they can't even write down their thoughts; if they don't know the truth about history and the future; if they have no memorization skills or training; if they don't know numbers and what to do with them; or/and if they don't know that God CREATED as compared to evolution, etc. then you have failed your children, even if they do dress right, talk right, eat right and think right and plan on staying around the home for their whole lives to help ma & pa with the ranch!
Without those old fashioned knowledge skills, they can't do anything with their Bible nor will they even want to do anything with their Bible! They will always need their parents or a pastor to guide them spiritually, physically and mentally!
Today's Homeschool Movement
is no longer about "REstoring" the family,
it is about "Destroying" the family!
By emphasizing heavily Christian holiness and godliness but not having it properly divided in the teaching as to the why's and wherefore's, etc. - going to Matthew, Acts, Hebrews & James, etc. today's Christian kids are being led to even more ungodliness, a false salvation, a false Christianity - just further and further away from the Book and from God and into a life of disaster and misery with their families as they most assuredly won't want what they were brought up in.
They know nothing of true Godly repenting because of God's goodness, etc. Their bearded suspenders-wearing dads teach their children the way of the OT Law, and my sermons of recent have proven that without a shadow of doubt, joy is not based on our walk, but in close fellowship with Jesus Christ!
The Holiness Movement is catching on in the homeschool crowd big time - and if you read I Timothy 6:3-21; II Timothy 3:15,16 you will see the specific warnings described only as God can say it!
This is all coming about because of
WRONGLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH!
Are you a Barbarian
in Regards to Educating Your Children?
Is "Education - Learning" a voice - is it a language?
If you do not understand the language of learning, and many parents don't (ha, neither do most teachers, these days), then a good verse to apply would be I Corinthians 14:11 which says Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.
The publishers and 'seasoned' instructors - the 'change agents' of modern education can make a parent tow to them totally - and now, home school curriculums use words and flattery to get parents to follow them as the same as do the dangerous public school change agents!
Education can be dangerous if one doesn't know how to deal with it properly:
...your kids can learn wrong!
...education can be a god to you!
...modern education makes YOU your own god!
...it can twist a good thing!
...your kids can go to hell rejecting Christ as their Saviour!
...your kids can go to hell thinking they have trusted Christ as their Saviour,
but having been deceived through their modern education!
But... Education CAN be a good thing, if it is a godly education that your children learn!
Knowledge = Understanding = Wisdom
For some reason today, home school parents are getting further away from "knowledge," as did the public schools over the past years.
Following the biblical order of learning, wisdom is not attained without understanding and understanding is not attained until knowledge is acquired.
Why the Fear and Rejection of Knowledge in our Homes?
...because it takes a parent to TEACH KNOWLEDGE to their children. It takes a parent to TEST their children to see if they learned the knowledge that was taught. It takes a parent to review and reteach as necessary. It takes WORK!
In the movie God's and Generals, General Jackson gives us a good example when he tells his academy class that because they didn't learn the lesson for that day, they will be taught the same lesson tomorrow - word for word.
May I say something to you parents - Homeschooling is NOT easy nor will it ever be - even AFTER they graduate! It is not always fun - it is not always innovative - it doesn't always have to have a non-threatening atmosphere - but it always takes a sacrifice on the part of the parents - on a daily basis, especially the mother. There is no simple formula to make your kids "godly!" Each one needs the Lord, but each one has his own personality and life that you will have to direct as their parent!
If the mom has her own selfish agenda she wants to accomplish in her own life, as most modern ladies have brought up to believe, then her children WILL suffer! Those projects and personal things, unless the kids can be involved, the mother just may have to forgo those things until later years. Her natural love is for her children and to her husband. If she puts herself first, then she is developing and teaching an unnatural love.
Boys need to be trained to be men - godly men!
Girls need to be trained to be women - godly ladies!
What happened to the ability to teach different grades in one schoolhouse?
What happened to teaching different curriculums in the same house?
Why can't the boy and the girl have separately designed curriculums?
Why can't the boy get involved with dad and get that manly stuff going early in their lives
and still do the textbook & workbook portion of their schooling?
Why can't the girl be trained to be a wife and mother?
I believe all those things can be accomplished...
...but it takes an old fashioned homeschool design to accomplish it.
You can't throw out the need to learn knowledge!
It all STARTS with knowledge!
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.
Don't throw out the need to teach, learn, test for knowledge
the old fashioned way!
Tests Teach Tough!
Some mothers think it is to hard to do the testing thing! They just don't like to see their little kids make mistakes. Pride! Our children these days are growing up not being able to handle pressure, disappointment, failure. The boys are being taught to be like girls and girls are being taught to be like boys. They are! And the Bible says that they will.
But do yours have to be?
I agree, by the way, that learning is more than just textbooks only - of course - but to throw them out totally is not the way. Sitting at a table doing school work is not all that bad. It teaches knowledge, it teaches discipline that will some day turn into self-discipline, it even gives the mom the chance to do other preparations for the rest of the day's school work and may even free her for a few moments of her own life.
But to try to incorporate all this new method stuff into the day is killing moms that I am watching trying to win their kids over to godliness and holiness - and at that, most of those kids want nothing to do with it when they are out of the home - if not even before.
New Method TerminologyHere, look at some of the flattering terminology that these new methods use to 'interest' mom into this stuff! Job 17:5 He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.
Words: Non-threatening, fun, dynamic growth, successful, fun - faith - friendship, renew, reach the unreached, new, innovative, exterior improvement with interior change.
They say: discuss what you feel and think! Experience love! Provide welcome and gentle facilitation.
Hear them say it is wonderful to learn that learning is not all about rules, but relationships; not a philosophy but a fantastic person and it does relate to modern lifestyles. Revolutionize your home! See further growth! Have healed relationships, see dangerous lifestyles overcome, give their hearts to Christ, see marriages restored and lives transformed. Prepare your kids for the 21st Century.
The Scriptures tell us exactly what those words you see in the school materials & church catalogues are:They are Good words, fair speeches deceiving the hearts of the simple; vain words; great swelling words; words of vanity; enticing words of man's wisdom; wisdom of words making power of the cross of none effect; having persons in admiration because of advantage!
Women and Children in the Last DaysThe Scriptures tell us what the last days will be like - and worthless women & children will be part of it.
Isaiah 3:1-5, 12 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water, The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient, The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counseller, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator. And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable. As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
Deuteronomy 19:14 Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.
It seems that homeschool may be doing it's part
in preparing children for these wicked roles!
Consider what the Bible says about Landmarks
Deuteronomy 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Job 24:2 Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof.
Proverbs 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.
Proverbs 23:10 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
The old landmark - the old fashioned way of education - enter not into the new fields - the fields of the fatherless - the field where God is absent, other than by His grace for the ones saved...
Bible - They are taking away God's own words along with doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness - along with rightly dividing: all is being removed from the proper instruction regarding the Bible!
Consider these landmarks that are being removed in America:
Church - KJV folks are trying to make the local church to be the church without spot in regards to the walk and purity of the people in it. As a result, even the KJV churches are going down the tubes these days.
Pastors - pulpits are filling up with liars, queers, women while the real pastors quit or are starved out of the pulpits!
Evangelists - people can't endure sound doctrine!
Teachers - people are wanting to learn easy fables instead of sound doctrine!
Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom is being replaced with worldly understanding and worldly earthly wisdom because knowledge is being thrown out!
Grace, truth, walk, joy, liberty, etc. are all becoming ecumenical in their definition and practice!
Dad - most are just still too busy to care and are letting mom do all the stuff regarding the home!
Mom - women are either too busy being deceived by the devil or yaking to their friends - while the rest today are just working their own career and farming out their children!
Kids - They are either public school educated with Harry Potter, etc. and are not able to read, etc. or they are homeschooled by parents that want the 'new' methods to win their children's happiness and peace in the home.
The watchman who will guide you to the true Beloved...
Song of Solomon 3:3,4
...or to the watchman who will beat you up and ruin you with the wrong beloved?
Song of Solomon 5:7
Yes, it is obvious that the Scriptures say that all this will happen in these last days!
The church will fall away!
The famine will come in regards to hearing the words of the Lord!
The women will become as men and men as women!
The children will be the oppressors of everyone!
But will you stand for it in your own home?
Homeschooling Organizations are more ecumenical than ever these days - and because of that modern ecumenical flavour, they are to blame for increasing ungodliness in these new methods and materials.
But the increase in ungodliness among the home is the fault of the dads who have given over the schooling responsibilities (as well as other things in the home) to the mother.
We can not go to new materials - they are not solid doctrinal KJV rightly divided materials! We can not go to new methods - they don't teach knowledge! We can not become the new man - the boys will learn to be like women, etc. We can not fall for the new motive - wrongly divided old testament godliness and holiness preached by old men in beards and suspenders!
MEN - YOU MUST ACT NOW,
OR WATCH ALL OF YOUR CHILDREN GO THE WAY OF
FALSE DOCTRINE OR THE WAY OF THE WORLD!
Be "Rightly Divided KJV" in your
Bible, in your music, in your preaching,
and in your home education!
And you men had better rescue your
before they all fall to these new trends!
It's YOUR call, not hers!