Transcript of the September 13, 2013 Heart of the Matter Program
by Pastor Ralph Ovadal of Pilgrims Covenant Church, Monroe, Wisconsin
It is absolutely contrary to the will of God for Christians to place their children
in the public, or state, school system.
I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith . . . These teachers must embody the same selfless dedication as the most rabid fundamentalist preachers, for they will be ministers of another sort, utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to convey humanist values in whatever subject they teach, regardless of the educational level—preschool, day care center, or large state university. The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new—the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism . . . It will undoubtedly be a long, arduous, painful struggle, replete with much sorrow and many tears, but humanism will emerge triumphant. It must if the family of humankind is to survive.
The missionary excuse begs the question, Are all the children of Christian parents sent into the public school system saved? Since when do we send out unsaved, unregenerate missionaries and even children without their parents? I was also under the impression that missionaries are sent out to be teachers, not students.
“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” Psalm 127:3
“Train up a child in the way
he should go . . .” Proverbs 22:6
“And these words, which I command thee this day,
shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them
when thou sittest in thine house,
and when thou walkest by the way,
and when thou liest down,
and when thou risest up.
And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them
upon the posts of thy house,
and on thy gates.”
“And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
(CNSNews.com) The nation’s two top public school teachers unions expressed their support for the dual U.S. Supreme Court decisions on Wednesday advancing recognition of homosexual “marriage.”“What we have witnessed today is a major milestone in American history -- a monumental decision and a huge step forward for civil rights,” said Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest school teachers’ union with about 3 million members.“As an educator, I cannot help but be moved by the thought of all of the children and students we serve whose families will now be made whole,” Van Roekel said. “I am reminded of the struggle, and I think of how far we, as a society, have come to let love overcome hate and bigotry.”Van Roekl [sic] further said, “The fight for social justice goes on, and because of what we do and who we serve, we will always be on the frontline of this battlefield.”
“Today the Supreme Court has taken a monumental step forward in our national journey toward a more perfect union by making marriage equality the law in every state of our great nation. On behalf of our members—and the students they serve—we applaud the court’s historic decision, which will end discrimination against same sex couples, place them on equal footing with other families and safeguard all of our children.”
NEA press release in response
to the U.S. Supreme Court
“legalizing” sodomite “marriage”June 26, 2015
American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten called the decisions “a giant leap forward in the march for equality and justice for all.”“The Supreme Court ruled definitively that DOMA violated the Equal Protection Clause in our Constitution and that loving married same-sex couples deserve the same rights and benefits as all other married couples,” Weingarten said in a statement. “The court’s decision on Prop 8, which leaves intact a district judge’s ruling invalidating that measure, ensures that, at least for now, gay and lesbian couples have the freedom to marry in California.”
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20
Now, all of this is so very grievous, and we feel a concern for these poor young people and a love for their souls; so we count ourselves blessed to be able to share Christ with them. But these are two different issues—the evangelism of the young of this culture in a biblical, Christ-honoring way as opposed to the education and training up of the young of the church.
“I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place their child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the word of God must become corrupt.”