In the Bible, the book of proverbs tells us that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” The American founders certainly understood the importance of sound education that maintains the link between biblical moral absolutes and the future of the nation. It was my own dad who first told me that what is taught to one generation can dictate the direction the republic will take in the next one.
In 1776, the then future president John Adams said “quote” “statemen may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is religion and morality alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.” That mindset was widely held among the founders and the result of such thinking was the republic that eventually became the envy of the world. In fact, the national recognition of the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob led to the strong moral underpinnings that helped established the principles upon which freedom securely stood. Men such as Daniel Webster and Dr. Benjamin Rush clearly understood that America would be mighty so long as she maintained a moral standard. Unfortunately, those seeking to change the United States from the sweet land of liberty into a mob rule democracy of tyranny have been able to indoctrinate generations of students against everything good, while they watered down the general quality of education itself.
The result has been devastating to say the very least. The founding fathers saw the education of young minds being at the heart of growing our republic and maintaining it. The progressives who want to politically enslave all of us are working to totally abolish liberty, justice and the pursuit of happiness through the indoctrinated abolishment of morality anything else that strengthens America. Many Americans are not aware of the fact that most of our nation’s first Universities were founded by preachers and church affiliations.
Harvard, William and Mary, Yale, Princeton, Kings College, Brown, Rutgers and Dartmouth were all founded by preachers and Church affiliations. Harvard University for example which was founded in 1636 by the Puritans. The rules and precepts of the University that stated: “Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life (John 17:3) and therefore lay Christ at the bottom, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning,”
Even Harvard’s original seal, which can be seen etched in the walls of the campus today states upon it these words.” Truth for Christ and the church.” Yale College was established in 1701 with a stated goal that “every student shall consider the main end of his study to wit to know God in Jesus Christ and answerably lead to a godly sober life.” The college of William and Mary was founded in 1693 to supply the church of Virginia “with a seminary of ministers” that the “Christian faith may be propagated.” And Kings College, known today as the ultra-progressive Columbia University, purposed to “inculcate upon [students] tender minds the great principles of Christianity and morality.” Princeton had as a founding statement, “cursed is all learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ.”
The founders of those and other Ivy league universities and colleges along with “The Father of American Education,” Noah Webster believed that in order to secure and maintain the blessings, rights and privileges of a free people, they must be self controlled by the biblical principles of morality. They understood that once sovereign citizens lose through indoctrination, the higher moral standards, then it would only be a matter of time before they would accept the immorality of preferring tyranny over liberty and equal results over equal opportunity. Please pray for the renewal of real education at Harvard and against the indoctrination efforts of progressives. They are slated to begin teaching a resistance class against president Trump’s effort to restore American greatness. The syllabus includes readings on Black, Palestinian and Queer Reciprocal Solidarity. The course is designed to help the progressives make up for lost ground in their effort to undermine and destroy our constitutionally limited republic form of government. 2nd Timothy 4:3-5 comes to mind. Harvard founder John Harvard must be asking God in heaven, how could those people dream up such foolishness?
As America has peeled away her moral underpinnings, her shining city on a hill stature has been undermined economically, morally, educationally, militarily and otherwise. The Founders were absolutely correct in asserting that America would falter if she lost her religious foundation. For those who sincerely want America to be great again, please encourage the reestablishment of our Christian educational heritage that rendered the original high standards of education. America is destined for greatness again, but without a return to excellent education she will end up as average at best
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