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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Worldview 6

What we see, what we hear, what we give our attention to affects our worldview. This is why there is such an attempt to form images, concepts, and ideas in our school children that deny the Christian worldview. Our actions are chiefly the result of what is in our hearts. Thus the attempt to place secular ideas in the hearts of young people even in the preschool age. This is some of what the bible has to say about the subject;
Mat 12:34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 A good man out of the good treasure *of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." (NKJV)

Luk 6:45 "For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil *treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. (NKJV)
This is not a difficult thing to understand. If you build your life off a foundation of secular values you will have actions and words that betray that thinking. If you build your life off of Godly values then your life will reflect it. In a sense, we are what we eat. If we eat from the secular values we will become secular therefore the attempt to remove anything that has a religious value from the school system. The only problem? Secular values and ideas have consequences that we have seen over the history of mankind. They lead to relativism and thus undermine the foundations of that people group. Here is a graphic to express this idea.


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