My NEW Book: “My Christian Children’s Education, What Should I Do?” A Christian Educator’s Analysis and Advice

TODAY, I’m announcing my latest book “My Christian Children’s Education, What Should I Do?” available on Amazon as a Kindle download at $3.99 or a paperback at $9.99 + shipping.  As a Christian educator I’ve presented analysis and advice to help Christian parents make the best decisions to educate their children. This difficult decision has eternal consequences so, consider ALL the factors.  This book is an excellent resource to make that decision.

One of the most serious problems Christian parents face in the US today is the potential loss of their children’s faith when they leave home to go to work or attend college.  I’ve had many parents call me: “My son/daughter just came back from a semester or a year away and told me: ‘Mom, Dad I don’t believe in that Jesus stuff anymore.'”  For parents, this is heart-rending.  The first question parents ask me is: “Why?”  Ken Ham and many others have written extensively on this topic, and the answer that comes up most is that the student did not have a firm foundation in WHYthey believed what they believed.  Their education spent little or no time on Christian Apologetics. As early as the 1970s Francis Schaefer saw this problem of the lack of apologetic education for youth.

A Christian parent’s primary responsibility to their children is to educate them in God’s Word. My purpose is to help Christian parents understand the state of education in the US today and help them make the right education choices for their children.  I’ll show the Biblical Mandate to educate your children and give an organized method to implement it.  You know your own family situation so you must choose which option is best for your children’s education.

I have taught at a Community College for more almost 15 years, and I’ve seen many public high school graduates come to start college that:

can only read at a fourth-grade level,

can’t do simple math with things like fractions or percentages,

don’t know how to express themselves in writing,

don’t know how to express themselves in speech,

have a sixth-grade vocabulary,

AND have little to NO critical thinking skills. 

When given a 1000-word essay assignment one student told me: “I’ve NEVER written an essay so, how do I start?” If that’s not enough of public school failure, they almost never have the ability to plan work or manage their time.  Many are overwhelmed by the work assignments from the first day of class.  Many spend one or two semesters taking remedial work in writing, reading and math BEFORE they begin curriculum studies.

1) Education’s Clashing Foundations

Society’s Changes

Humanism in Education

Christianity in Education

Humanism or Christianity,

2) Education’s Challenges

Content: Texts, Methods & Results and

Freedom: 1stAmendment & A Call to Action,

3) Parent’s Biblical Responsibility –

The Biblical Mandate,

Fulfilling the Mandate and

Christian Parent’s Options.

To all my friends at Caldwell Academy in Greensboro, Caldwell’s Classical Christian Education is used as my example one of the best choices.

Three Books: 1) “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.”  2) ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions”Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com  3) “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.”  Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com

Amazon/Kindle short stories written by Charlie Liebert: 1)The Memory Tree. A Gospel Christmas Story.  2) Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  My Grandmother’s adventures in 1900 Northern Italy.  3) Lost in Yellowstone: Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace.  4) Yellowstone’s Child:“Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.”   NO! She’s Yellowstone’s Child.  5) One Android, 399 lives: 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399. 6) Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation. How my twice Jewish Aunt survived the Holocaust 7) The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf.  Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf. A 17th-century German folk tale dramatically illustrated by events in 1921.

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Political Correctness – suppresses critical thinking, muzzles free speech, prevents dialogue and perpetuates lies.

Political correctness is one of the greatest barriers to addressing society’s problems today because it stifles critical thinking, muzzles free speech, prevents dialogues and perpetuates lies. A simple definition of “Political Correctness” (PC) is attitude, behavior or policy that does not offend, distress or upset any group in society who are a unique, religious, political, racial, social, etc.

Solutions to societies problems start with dialogue and critical thinking. To address a problem, first, list all alternatives. In the question of our origin, an Atheist will never consider Theistic Evolution or Biblical Creation and likewise the Christian will not believe Atheistic Evolution. Each one’s inherent bias has eliminated some of the possible answers. Because you don’t like something does not mean it is not a possible solution. Once you list all alternatives, analyze them in depth, listing advantages and disadvantages. Understanding all the aspects of every option, without negative bias, is critical to get the best solution.

One barrier for best solutions is every person’s worldview and presuppositions. Using critical thinking to achieve the best results is possible if one can put aside one’s biases.

So, what is “Political Correctness”? Here’s a simple definition. “You are only allowed to think the way I think. If you don’t, you must be censured and silenced.” In PC the right to offend is ALWAYS eliminated. PC flies in the face of everything we know about freedom and free speech in particular! Another way to say this is: “Only group think is allowed. Don’t think on your own!”

Political Correctness began in the late 1980s as a quick way of conveying concern about the leftist influence in the Universities, media, and culture. PC referred to academic policies that moved the content of the college curriculum away from academic studies into the social modification of student’s behavior. PC is also called “the culture war.”

PC’s underlying concept is that everyone should “be nice” to everyone else and not critical or unkind anyone. To “be PC nice” is absurd and foolish given the diverse nature of humans. PC prevents honest dialogue. A good example of this is the deterioration of race relations in the US from 2008 to 2016. PC has suppressed and prevented any real dialogue between the competing groups and lies and stereotypes on both sides are perpetuated and cause further division. For example, the PCs “white privilege” vs. “black lives matter” vs. “deplorable ones” have made matters worse and have led us away from possible solutions.

PC suppresses speech rather than freeing it and is a clear violation of the principles of the first amendment. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” It’s time we started to talking to each other about our problems instead of throwing rocks or cursing.

Charlie is the author of “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!” which develops an evangelism strategy that gets to the Gospel every time you witness. His second book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.” contains answers to more than 100 questions skeptics use to try to stump Christians. My third book, “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s DEAD!” is currently in the final editing process and will be published later this year. http://yourchristiananswers.com

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ALL democratic nations become corrupt and fall because of human depravity. NO exceptions.

No nation governed by men will survive long range. Eventually, a society becomes corrupt and fails because human depravity continues to increase. This decay comes from within as depravity takes control of the political system. No nation in history is exempt, not even Israel. The United States today, in the early part of the twenty-first century, is in the last stages of this life cycle. Unless revival comes, collapse is imminent.

We saw in the last two weeks the founding principles of a nation influences how successful that society is. Biblical principles will always be a better foundation, however, even nations with the best foundations pass through this life cycle. No country is exempt! In the Bible, the book of Judges chronicles this again and again for Israel. This Alexander Fraser Tytler quote illustrates how this cycle applies to nations:

Democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about two hundred years. During those two centuries, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:

  1. From bondage to spiritual faith;
  2. From spiritual faith to great courage;
  3. From courage to liberty;
  4. From liberty to abundance;
  5. From abundance to complacency;
  6. From complacency to apathy;
  7. From apathy to dependence;
  8. From dependence back into bondage.

This quotation is attributed to Tytler but also has been to Alexis de Tocqueville.

The United States today is living out these principles. In 2014, 44 percent of the population required some form of government subsidy payment to remain solvent. When that percentage gets to half of the population, the controlling politicians will be able to sustain their power indefinitely because of the majority’s dependency. When Margaret Thatcher took control of Great Britain, it was on the brink of collapse because of that societies dependence. She dramatically cut spending and became very unpopular, but retained power. Britain was turned around by her policies. One of her most famous quotes is, “Socialism is great as long as you don’t run out of other people’s money!” (Editor’s Comment: When Thatcher refers to socialism, she’s referring to redistribution of wealth based on high taxation). France today faces the same problem because it taxes its wealthy citizens at a rate of 75 percent. Without a significant change in how we redistribute wealth, we’re going to continue to follow this cycle downward. Dependency is the path to bondage.

This blog is from portions of Chapter 9 “Cultural Context” in my book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.”   Charlie is also the author of Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! http://yourchristiananswers.com

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Nations catastrophically fail based on Humanism – The French Revolution

Principles of freedom, liberty, and equality only thrive in a culture that recognizes the God of the Bible. Without God, a culture quickly descends into depravity. Humanism and Atheism as governing principles bring oppression, not freedom. Humanist Manifesto II regards other belief systems with contempt, especially Christianity. Nations degenerate very quickly without God and biblical principles as foundations!

Last week we looked at how the founding principles of the US recognize God as sovereign ruler and creator. We’ll contrast these foundations with the French Revolution founded on Humanism. The French principles appear similar: liberty, equality, and fraternity with one significant difference, the lack of any reference to God. The French Revolution articles are a purely Humanist document! The first six articles show the revolution’s Humanist principles

      French Revolution Articles 1789:

  1. Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions may be founded only upon the general good.
  2. The aim of all political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression.
  3. The principle of all sovereignty resides essentially in the nation. No body (group) or individual may exercise any authority, which does not proceed directly from the nation.
  4. Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything, which injures no one else; hence, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those, which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights. Only law can determine these limits.
  5. The Law can only prohibit such actions as are hurtful to society. Nothing may be prevented which is forbidden by law, and no one may be forced to do anything not provided for by law.
  6. The law is the expression of the general will. Every citizen has a right to participate personally, or through his representative, in its foundation. It must be the same for all whether it protects or punishes…

As the French Revolution progressed, it did not give birth to the realization of its founding principles. Without reverence for God or His rule, human depravity took control and resulted in the “Reign of Terror.” This new government, established by the above articles murdered more than 40,000 of its own citizens. The guillotine removed more than fifteen thousand heads, and another twenty-five thousand were executed across the nation. This revolution eventually was overthrown by a second revolution. Left unchecked, it would have destroyed the country entirely.

Two more examples of how foundations of the Bible or Humanism influence the history and health of a nation, both positively and negatively are:

Positively: William Wilberforce’s campaign to rid England of slavery based on Christianity.

Negatively: The rise of the Nazi regime, Hitler, and the Third Reich, based on Humanism.

Nations built on Biblical principles grow to thrive, Nations built on Humanist principles don’t long survive.

This blog is from portions of “Cultural Context” in my book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.”   Charlie is also the author of Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! http://yourchristiananswers.com

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Nations thrive based on the Bible! – The American Revolution

Principles of freedom, liberty, and equality only flourish in a culture that recognizes the God of the Bible. Without God, a culture quickly descends into depravity. Humanism and Atheism as governing principles bring oppression, not freedom. Humanist Manifesto II regards other belief systems with contempt, especially Christianity. Nations degenerate very quickly without God and Biblical principles as their building blocks!

Biblical cultural foundations expressed in the values of the founders of the United States will impact how well a nation functions and how long it survives. To contrast these principles, we’ll compare the founding of two countries, one founded on Biblical principles and the other on Humanist principles. In the late 1700s, two revolutions took place that gave birth to two new, different nations. The American Revolution in 1776 and the French Revolution in 1789 had different foundation principles and very different outcomes.

The American Revolution’s document of expressing its Biblical basis is the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes God’s sovereign rule over creation and his role as creator. It clearly affirms the equality of individuals, yet, this equality will not be fully realized by all persons in the US until the early twentieth century. In the 1870s, the Fourteenth Amendment was passed to free slaves, and women’s rights were finally fully recognized in the first part of the twentieth century through women’s Sufferage. This new nation emerges based on; “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” It declares that governments be established by the will of the governed, the people. When written, in 1776, these two principles were very radical and set this new nation apart from anything that had come before. Kings and dictators had always ruled. Now they said “a government of the people, by the people” and ruling by “the consent of the governed.” This principle will change the world! For two hundred years, these principles reigned even though it saw some slow erosion. George Washington warned, “If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” Ben Franklin said, “People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither, and will lose both.” Finally, Thomas Jefferson said, “Experience has shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” As we entered the latter part of the twentieth century, the concept of “political correctness” began more and more to inhibit freedom of discussion of topics not consistent with popular cultural opinions. The American culture based on God had thrived for more than two hundred years, but now, in the early part of the twenty-first century, it is fading as God’s abandoned in both public education and the public forum. Wow! That looks like Israel just before the tribes were carried into exile.

Next week I’ll contrast these results with the French Revolution founded on Humanism. The basic principles appear similar: liberty, equality, and fraternity but the major, significant difference are the lack of any reference to God. The French Revolution articles are a purely Humanist document!

My beautiful picture
Statue of Liberty given to the US by France

This blog is from portions of Chapter 9 “Cultural Context” in my book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.”   Charlie is also the author of Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! http://yourchristiananswers.com

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Censorship of Christian Viewpoints in a Free Society

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The question of Creation vs. Evolution is not freely discussed today in US culture. Censorship and indoctrination are used to promote Evolution in all public schools and most schools of higher education. The media will not report anything that would question belief in Evolution and will consistently distort creationist news and views. If you want more evidence to confirm this, go to the Ark Encounter Web site and review the negative publicity, or examine the history of the opposition to building the Creation Museum in Kentucky. This origins censorship is viewpoint discrimination and a clear, direct violation of First Amendment freedom! As Christians, we must be aware of it and speak out against it at every opportunity.

The United States today is far from the nation the founders envisioned; however, there are still some Christian principles partially underlying our culture:

  • A government established based on the consent of the governed, of the people by the people, and for the people.
  • The moral compass of right or wrong based on the Bible and the Ten Commandments.
  • God-given individual rights and responsibilities as recognized by both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
  • Unlimited economic opportunity based on a free enterprise system, i.e. Bill Gates, Michael Dell, and many more.
  • Specific freedoms for the people enumerated in the first ten amendments to the Constitution: free speech, free press, ownership of private property, the right to assembly, constraints on government search and seizure, etc.

Applying these principles should assure open dialogue on the matter of Creation vs. Evolution, but that is not the case. In many parts of US, no discussion of origins is allowed: in most media, in public schools, and a majority of institutions of higher learning.

I had one evolutionary university professor come to my Web page to tell me, “We teach our students, ‘Evolution is true. Don’t question it!'” If students doubt they’re told, “Shut up and accept it or you fail this course.”

My friend Bob Kelly and I were invited to teach Creation at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro in the late 1980s. We taught three one-hour sessions. After the last class, the department head took us to lunch to thank us for our time since we weren’t paid an honorarium. He told us, “Although we appreciate your time, we will never invite you back again because you did not play fair in your presentation.” Confused, Bob asked, “How did we play unfairly?” Somewhat frustrated, he said, “You told our students things we would never teach them.” I asked for examples, and he exclaimed angrily, “The gaps in the fossil record, the irreducible complexity of living organisms, the information content in genetics, and much, much more!” It was apparent to both Bob and I that he was not interested in education but in presenting only the Evolution view to recruit believers and fortifying those that already believed. That’s propaganda, not education. A real education includes looking at all sides of an issue.

As Christians we MUST defend our right to speak TRUTH or we will loose it. Political correctness must never take precedence over freedom to speak!

This blog is from portions of Chapter 9 “Cultural Context” in my book ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is In You.”   Charlie is also the author of Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! http://yourchristiananswers.com

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