Education is a powerful tool in the hands of the right people and the wrong people. Governments desire control over it, for by it they can mould society and build the kind of workforce they require. We think we have choice, but that is debatable and almost wholly limited.
The voice and choice in Education has been taken away from the educators and put in the hands of those far up the tree. The result is much standardisation and scores of averages. The rise in testing young people is concerning and is setting precisidents for our society as a whole. Our culture has changed and is ever changing, and not always for the good, but if the scores are good, it’s ok.
Moral precedents are being set and we are accepting the limitations being put on our freedoms as human beings and we have lost our liberty. In a very short space of time we have reached the place where we will do exactly what the leaders are saying every if it destroys or lives, our families lives and our livelihoods. We are completely compliant. Our mind set has seen changed and we respond easily to fear. Our individual courage has failed us and we succumb to the suggestions of others really easily. Social pressure works well now, and we behave like lemmings when threatened or dictated to.
This is quite scary, but we think it is ok. We have suspended our own judgment because we have not been taught logic and sound argument or how to debate properly.
“Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie; that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
2 Thessalonians 2:8-12
Our moral compass has also gone awry. We no longer know right for wrong and our judgment is suspect. We call evil things good, and allow folly into our hearts and minds. There is no justice and no sound judgment. The generations go by and embrace more and more folly. We feel and say nothing, the blind leading the blind. Have we already received the delusion?
We have imbibed the spirit of the age, and it has dragged us down to perdition. People are in so much pain, because they believe what they are told by leaders of all sorts, and are now led themselves by children, social pressure and the societal folly that inhabits every part of the media. As we look and listen, we let it into our psyche, and imbibe the lie…
It’s ok, it will be alright in the end; nothing bad is going to happen; someone is always there to help you….
Our education has made us totally dependant in every way. Personal courage is not valued or needed, because we must be dependent on other people for the control mechanisms to work. Physically we are unhealthy and weak; intellectually, the mind is futile; spiritually we are dead in our sins. The lie already runs in our veins….
How can we stop it? Can it be reversed?
It’s difficult, because now we are also blinded. The lie has so infiltrated us that we are becoming sick in our minds and accepting of every wicked thing that comes along. The mess is impossible to clean up, as it has infiltrated everything. The contamination is complete. To be uncontaminated is to be an outcast and to suffer great loss and pain. No one can tolerate holiness of character or life, and people will try to get you to go along with them.
“To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others: ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’”
It is hard to resist, but it must be resisted and rejected completely. It looks so attractive and “free” but the consequence is death. It is comfortable to be accepted, but the end is to be rejected by all goodness. To think like this is to run against the stream and it is hard work just to stand still. Something is trying to destroy us, but we must stand against it at all costs. To give in means death, not just to ourselves, but our families and people around us. Who will listen?
We don’t know who will listen, but trust that God knows what He is doing and is working out His eternal purposes for the good of His beloved people. To be in that number is life and peace, but not in this life…
“Behold, the time is coming, yes, and has now come, that you will be scattered, everyone to his own place, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world.”
Even two thousand years ago, the disciples faced the same mindset. How much worse it is today, and the infiltration of the airwaves into our psyche, feeds the beast. We need not fear, because our Saviour has overcome on our behalf. All we have to do is trust and obey, keeping our lives pure and our minds clear for all contamination. God will supply all our needs according to His riches in Christ. Our account is full and God regards us as perfect already. We can call out to Him at anytime and receive the deep, inner help we need. This is the only reliable dependency that exists.
“Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and don’t be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”