Foolish notions are no real alternative to silence!

The following was a title given to a reader’s letter published in the “Belfast Newsletter”

Christians cannot be silent over new sex education guidelines in Northern Ireland schools, we must live out our faith.

Now I would agree 100% with that sentiment.

However, if Christians are going to say something, let it be in complete agreement with the Word of God!

The writer of the letter, who I am not naming for the simple reason that I have no wish to embarrass him, goes on to say, amongst other things, the following:

“And if the parents are Christian, then some of these topics are totally unacceptable because they are against the teachings that are in the Bible, and it will be up to them to explain this.

We are not to let anyone capture us with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. (Colossians 2:7-8).

Now it occurs to me as rather strange that anyone who sees a most serious threat to the moral wellbeing of a child, for the writer obviously does see developments within the state school system as indeed posing such a threat, is content with the action that the writer says he has taken to protect his offspring.

He writes: “I will not be demanding that teaching practises should be changed or altered, as everybody has the right to their own view, but I will be asking our school principal and staff for our child to be exempt from certain teaching due to the nature of the subjects clashing with our strong religious beliefs.”

How can a Christian be content with such a response, given that the system in which this father is content to leave his child is the very system that for nigh on half a century has been teaching Darwinism and its atheistic philosophy, ungodly and immoral literature and in more recent years has been ‘going with the flow’ on the vile perversions of sodomy, transgenderism and more lately the lunacy of children being allowed and accommodated when they demand to be considered as ‘foxes, cats’ etc!

Furthermore, how does he intend stopping his child hearing the discussion that will take place between other pupils who have been under this evil instruction and which will most assuredly be talked about by them in other classes?

Should fire break out in the school his child attends, would the writer be content to ask that his child be removed to an area in the school where there is no fire or would they demand that his child be EVACUATED OUT of the building and away from the danger?

It is a central, an essential doctrine of Christianity that we separate ourselves and our family from all that is evil and avoid all contact with such, wherever possible.

“Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us,” 2 Thessalonians 3:6.

The Saviour laid down a pattern of behaviour for us to follow when He taught us to pray: “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,” Matthew 6:13.

The Christian answer to the present corruptions within the state school system is not putting a little distance between our children and the wickedness, but leave them under the care of those, who to a large degree have been content to administer the increasing corruption of the state school, and in a place that has become the area chiefly targeted by those who, in government and in society generally, are determined to turn the land further and further away from God and His Word. To call for ‘equal rights’ is a shutting of our eyes to the Saviour’s clear definition of what the believer may expect in this world.

“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.” If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you,” John 15:18-20. “In the world ye shall have tribulation,” John 16:33.

Such measures as suggested in this letter will not stop the danger the children of Christians face within the state school system. The devil and his cronies have never had any trouble dealing with ‘stay-inners’, whether in the realm of politcs, education or religion!

No! there must be action on a par with Paul’s. “But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus,” Acts 19:9. Paul set up an alternative to that which had been corrupted. As Paul took the disciples out of the synagogue to a place where reverence and obedience were given to God’s truth, so parents have to do the same and remove their children from the devilish environment wicked men and women have made the state school system.

Under the legislation in our land Christians have the right to set up their own schools and provide a good and proper and adequate education for their children where the Bible is central to all that is taught!

Anything short of this will fail and is anything but ‘living out our faith’!  Half measures have never defeated the devil. Soon the time will come when the government will enforce their ungodly notions and remove all opportunities for the setting up of alternatives.

Remember: Liberties not exercised are liberties soon lost!

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster