August 03, 2011


Some recent encounters with literature recommendations, the news, and discussions with my very enlightening husband have me pondering...

Have you heard about the neighborhoods in the UK with the yellow posters? 

Recently, there were notices put up in some pleasant, tree lined, suburbs of London announcing that shari'a law was in effect and will be enforced.  What?!

Think that can't happen here?  I would suggest you might want to think again.

Sure, the UK authorities are working to take down the signs....but how would you feel about walking those streets in jeans and a tank top with your children in tow? 

How does this happen? 
Satan was given a foothold.  That's how.
Christ's followers became passive.  That's how.

He will try in our country.  Satan is trying in our country.  Did you know that some public schools are now instructing children on observing Ramadan?  These are the hearts and minds of the future of our country.  Those are seeds planted. 

Some may say that kids need a full education of all options.  Really?  Then why don't the public schools teach how God was so instrumental in the founding of our country? Why should Christmas go away?

Teach your children, passionately, moms.  Don't think your vote worthless. Stand up for what is pure and holy, even in church!

And watch out for passiveness being disguised as peace.  Do you know the full history and meaning behind the now absurdly popular 'peace-sign'?  I didn't.

Here it is:
PEACE SYMBOL or NERO'S CROSS: A broken, upside-down cross. To Roman emperor Nero, who hated and persecuted the early Christians, it meant destruction of Christianity. Revived in the sixties by hippies and others who protested nuclear weapons, Western culture, and Christian values, it now symbolizes a utopian hope for a new age of global peace and earth-centered unity. But many of heavy metal rock fans would agree with Nero and use it to mock Christ and His followers. [taken from: ]

Some people argue against the historical validity of the explanation above.  Let's say we give them the benefit of the doubt.  Have you ever seen the peace symbol have a particular significance in the Christian faith?  On the other hand, in the world of wicca they embrace the peace symbol wholeheartedly and it holds special meaning.  Seems to me there should be a distinction here....
Why is this sign all over children's (not to mention adult) sandals, hats, and clothing?  The devil does not usually work in a quick obvious manner.  Be discerning and bold. 

Multi-culturalism is becoming a prevailing trend even in homeschooling.  This can be a slippery slope.  We need to ask ourselves, "does my six year old really  need to read stories validating the Muslim faith or making light of superstition"?  Consider what the state is of the soil of their hearts before you go this route.

Yes, God loves every person in every land.  He does not think America any better than another mass of land He created.  And neither should we. 

However, the ideals our country were founded on are not the same as most others!  The freedoms we have came from our founders' beliefs in The Creator.  We are going to have to fight for them or else we will lose those freedoms.  There is no way around it.

Jesus speaks to His disciples in John 15:18-20,
"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.  If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own.  As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.  That is why the world hates you.  Remember the words I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also."
He continues in 16:1,
"All this I have told you so that you will not go astray.  They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God."
Sobering words.

Sitting by quietly will only pass on a greater struggle to our children.


Diana said...

Preach it girl!
I'm amazed at the number of Christian that do not know about the "peace" symbol.

1st you teach your children who God is, than Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit.
2nd as they become aware of things around them you teach them how to respond to these things with love and truth from the Word. Duet. 9 (?) "as you walk, sit... teach them"

Jessica-MomForHim said...

WOW! Excellent post! Love it! And thanks for the background on the peace symbol. I always felt something was not quite right with that...

Your post also reminded me about the fight about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child vs. the Parental Rights Amendment. See here:

Ryan & Heather said...

Excellent point! We have followed the Parental Rights issue quite a bit. Mostly through HSLDA. Scary stuff to keep on our knees for.