The Falling of America to Fabian Socialism -Part 1

A Heritage Forgotten

We Americans as a nation were once proud of our founding Fathers and the heritage of the Bible being our textbook of liberty, but now we have been reduced to a people who have allowed the legislation of atheism to creep in and then advance into our schools because we didn’t want the context of the Bible to offend others.  America has forgotten that she was once established as a government upon the principles of Christian liberty that were taken from the Word of God.

The Stirrings of an Agenda

to Neutralize Christianity in America

This process didn’t just happen over a generation, but over many.   An agenda was first widely accepted through the series of Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education with the writings of Horace Mann in the years 1837-1848.  John Dewey himself gave his endorsement and called him “the father of progressive education.”

Why was this important?

These reports paved the way to a state funded, state directed, and state controlled program of education.  They in turn demanded standardization, structure, specific curriculum, and teacher certification.  This would not have made such a large impact on our nation and civil liberty as a whole if they had not removed the Bible as out textbook for all American citizens.  They then turned away from the inner law of liberty to embrace the psychological atheism to state that “man” was good and society was “bad.”  By saying this, they are suggesting that it is the outward stimuli that causes someone to do bad, instead of an individual’s own inner character being flawed.  By their own lusts and enticements they act out through anger, fear, greed, or lack of integrity, but instead of taking ownership for their actions, they can now blame it on the “environment around them.”

Many ministers during the time Horace Mann was proposing his writings were aware of his drive to see America begin to neutralize Christianity.  Because of their lack of initiative, the previous goal of building solid Christian character and conscience was easily replaced for the building of humanitarians with benevolent inclinations towards mankind.

And for those individuals who wished the schools to teach a patriotism which indicated how great was “the faith of our fathers” there was substituted a bland form of non-controversial democracy and “citizenship in the state.”  Thus the public school was able to accomplish that which the hired European mercenaries of England never could–namely to separate our patriotism from our Christian conviction. (Teaching and Learning America’s Christian History by Rosalie Slater) 

Threat of Control

This threat of “control” was already staring many Americans in the face so many years ago.  It was also recorded by Reverend Matthew Hale Smith who challenged Horace Mann and was then rewarded with labels of extremism,

“The principles of piety, as you illustrate and enforce them, exclude all that treats of human depravity–salvation by the blood of Jesus Christ–the atonement and the sanctions to a good life, drawn from the world to come.  All these common truths, held by nine-tenths of all in this State, who profess any form of Christian faith, are ruled out of schools by the high authority of the Secretary of the Board of Education; they are declared to be sectarian and unconstitutional.  You have settled by the authority of the Board, or without that authority, what Piety is, according to the statute.  Your influence is derived from the Legislature; through you, the people are told what they must receive and be satisfied with, as a construction of the Constitution.  All towns must hear–all districts obey, else incure the penalty of forfeiture of their portion of the school money.”
The fact of America’s establishment as a Christian nation–“reserved by God”–as the early historians indicated–can be richly documented in the work of Miss Verna M. Hall, compiler of Christian History of the Constitution.  Returning to “original” sources of the Journals of Congress, the Journals of the Colonies, governmental proclamations, diplomatic correspondence, letters, speeches, sermons, newspapers of the times, a veritable “treasure house” of evidence has been uncovered.
…For one hundred and fifty years and more…we maintained our Christian character as a nation.  Then began our period of “falling away” when we worshipped the “effect” of our great success–and forgot the “cause.”  Teaching and Learning America’s Christian History by Rosalie Slater

We then filled this vast emptiness with philosophies of man that replaced the battles of our conscience with the social struggles around us, in our economy, and our politics.

Our national chant was no longer filled with salvation or the principles of character that created the patriotism in the hearts of so many men and women.  Our voices rang out for more superficial issues of the progress and society.  We…America…became the teenager that turned her back on her Creator.  And rebellion ran deep and rampant throughout our borders.  Beyond State boundaries, beyond economical boundaries, beyond our ties with other countries…we ran head first into the Agenda of the Socialists.  And America fell…divided.

Please stay tuned for Part 2 as I engage the reality of this Agenda in which several presidents of the United States were privy to, and through their terms in office, helped further the cause to a more “controlled” society that will leave us vulnerable to outside forces…or worse…turn against ourselves.

Let the Light Guide You ~Part 1

A good blogger I recently started to follow gave a great definition of Guru. However, I will take the online source from the English dictionary for this particular post:

gu·ru  (gr, g-r)

n. pl. gu·rus

1. Hinduism & Tibetan Buddhism A personal spiritual teacher.
2.

a. A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.
b. A trusted counselor and adviser; a mentor.
3.

a. A recognized leader in a field: the guru of high finance.
b. An acknowledged and influential advocate, as of a movement or idea: “In a culture that worships slimness, he was the Guru of Lean” (Erica Abeel).http://www.thefreedictionary.com/guru
Many are in search of a light that is greater than what they have seen.  As a Christian, I will address this as the Earth groaning for the manifestation of the Sons of God to arise.  However, in today’s culture and media, we have down played the affects of Light and have given Darkness a more tamable recognition.  But as my fellow blogger pointed out, we can’t shine the light the brightest without the darkness making its existence known.
It is like going into a dark forest without any full moon.  All around you you hear the sounds of nature and the creatures that live in its midst, but you are unable to “see.”  When someone who has a bright lantern at a campsite, the light begins to draw the wayward individual to the glow of its light.
For some, the Light is the direct result of darkness being absent.  But you can’t have one without the other.  Without Light, the darkness is vast and deep.   Without Darkness the Light is paled against no comparison.
But we are told of a Light that is coming that will make the sun’s light look like that of the moon.  It would pale in comparison to the true brightness of ultimate purity and love.  In this Light there could be no darkness.  There could be no opposite.  There is no rival.  In the Light of His coming….Jesus…all will come to know the Creator, the One who sent Him.

 That all nations of people will acknowledge the

Immediacy of Christ!

Immediacy

IMME’DIACY, n. [from immediate.] Power of acting without dependence.

http://sorabji.com/1828/words/i/immediacy.html

Christ

CHRIST, n. THE ANOINTED; an appellation given to the Savior of the World, and synonymous with the Hebrew Messiah. It was a custom of antiquity to consecrate persons to the sacerdotal and regal offices by anointing them with oil.  http://sorabji.com/1828/words/c/christ.html

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation

or shadow of turning.”

James 1:17

What a day that will be when all will come to know the reality of His truth and compassion!

Living for Freedom,

Shawna Strickland

Our Conscience…the Most Sacred Property

“Conscience is the most sacred of all property.” 

                                                                     ~ James Madison

“And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men.”   

                                                                    ~Acts 24:16

Our Conscience

We have seen the degradation of our society fall ever more loose in the ways of morals and standards.   So before I write things that others will spout “Opinion!”, let us begin with the simple definition of Conscience.

Conscience, n. [Fr. from L. conscientia, from conscio, to know, to be privy to; con and scio, to know; It. conscienza, or conscienza; Sp conciencia.]

  • 1.  Internal or self knowledge, or judgment of right and wrong; or the faculty, power or principle within us, which decides on the lawfulness or unlawfulness of our own actions and affections and instantly approves or condemns them.
  • 2. The estimate or determination of conscience; justice; honesty.
  • 3.  Real sentiment; private thoughts; truth; as, do you in conscience believe the story?
Taken from the American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster 1828

It can be said that our conscience is necessary to obtain self government; that is the ability to govern one’s own self, property, and liberty.  Without our conscience we will not be able to gauge the truth of our own actions or the actions of others.  Our conscience is that which guides us to the knowledge of Him who created us for the purpose of manifesting His glory to all mankind.

So saying as Madison eloquently put, “Conscience is the most sacred of all property.”  Without it we will be swallowed into the abyss of ever increasing evil and self indulgences that mankind has created, to date, trying to prove he can exist without a loving Creator.

Lies! Lies! and More Lies!

With lies being retold with the truth, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to discern what truth is.  The constant battering of lies in our society, from politicians, to teachers, to salesmen, all the way down to the local plumber, whoever that may be; we have been geared to accept that truth does not come with the bargain, sale, or contract.  That whatever is written has loopholes and contingencies.  We must keep our conscience from getting seared at all costs, for with it alone can the mighty one of Heaven, by His Spirit guide us to the complete  and blessed liberty our souls crave and provides for our civil government…civil liberty!

Living Free!

Shawna Strickland

 

 

Why Is It So Easy To Forget?

Tidbits to help you remember…

The history of America’s founding and constitutional eras records that fathers and mothers taught their young children how to read from the Bible.  Early trained to reflect upon and reason with God’s Word, children “read and recited, quoted and consulted, early committed to memory and constantly searched it for meaning.  It remained throughout the century the single most important cultural influence in the lives of Anglo-Americans.”  The emphasis on the Bible as the first book of instruction produced individuals of ennobled Christian character and scholarship, who cherished individual liberty with law and birthed the first Christian constitutional republic.  Enjoying God’s abundant blessings and prosperity, America began to forget! ~ Elizabeth L. Youmans, Editor, The Noah Plan April 19, 1997

I know some would have issues concerning the Bible, but it has been irrefutable in its standing throughout the ages as a solid accurate document of historical record.  The sad, but plain truth is most don’t take the time to fully read it from cover to cover before casting it aside in judgement.  As a young family we have tried to teach our children to read, research, and record according to their own findings of such issues.  To bad some of our fellow citizens don’t do the same before acting hastily.

Facts are still facts and Truth…truth.  It is just getting harder to hear what her voice sounds like midst a deceitful world and corrupt society.

Living to Remember…

Shawna Strickland