Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
Shoveling Dust over our Children
January 08, 2012
America is shoveling dust over her children, the future leaders of the nation, as quickly as she can. The first and most obvious way she does so is by aborting them. If the children escape the doctor’s knife and their mother’s right to kill them, which is called the right to choose who will live and die, then they are immediately faced with another attack, which will take them back to dust. It can only be described as classroom indoctrination into the realm of liberalism.
From the moment their little feet hit the kindergarten floor, the process begins. The first thing they are going to be told is that it is quite alright to have two mommies or two daddies. What God calls an abomination leading to death, they will be told is just the natural course of things, though there is nothing natural or healthy about it.
Now, if they manage to escape the shovels-full of dust at this stage, they will quickly move on to the next classroom challenge, which comes with its own shovels-full of dust. They will be taught the lesson that they were not created by a loving God who shared His Spirit of life with them as His little children, but rather that they merely evolved along ‘the monkey trail’ to become ‘monkeys in the city’. Perhaps, this takes us all the way back to the Greek philosophy of Socrates in the city, having roots in the gods above within the heavens of ancient mythology, which came down to the earth to become the gods and goddesses of men.
Mythology comes from the myth, and the myth comes from the lies of Satan who established the mythology of religion with the lies of the Garden, which the first Adam believed, instead of believing the truth of God. Now, here is the truth of what God had to say about believing the lies of liberalism (apartness from God):
“Cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, and you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return (Genesis 3:17-19).”
And so the process by which Adam shoveled dust over the family of man continues as, by the same process of denying the truth to believe the lies of Satan, we shovel dust over our children here in a land ruled by God and the truth of His Word. We have deliberately chosen to remove the Bible from the classroom, which, in our schizophrenic nature, we use to swear to the truth within the justice system, with government establishing it to be used as the witness to truth in our lives. We declare that it is not good enough for our children, but it is good enough to become the plumb line of the justice system. Now, where is the justice in deliberately keeping the truth from our children to replace it with the lies of mythology?
There is no question about it. As we shovel the dust we are reaching out to the far-reaching branches of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which extend all the way from the Garden to our modern world, bearing the same spiritually, poisoned fruit, which results in death. How is it we choose to pluck it and then eat, when we could eat the magnificent, delicious fruit of the tree of life, which is void of pain and suffering?
We continue to walk in the shoes of Adam who turned us into miserable, little sons and daughters of the beast. It was not man evolving from the monkey, but rather his choosing to go along ‘the monkey trail’ that leads backward from understanding to surviving by the instincts of a beast. It is a process, which could only be called ‘devilution’, or the broad road of the devil, the beast, which leads back to the dust. Hence the Babylonian Empires of history became known in terms of the beast.
The ancient Greek philosophers were the fathers of the gentile, Epicurean and Stoic philosophers whom the apostle Paul encountered in the Areopagus (Mars Hill) in Athens, the city at the heart of the Greek Empire (see Acts 17:16-34). He proclaimed it as it was; he saw them as very religious men and considered what it was that they worshiped. He found an altar to THE UNKNOWN GOD, and set about to proclaim Him as God, the Father of creation. He proclaimed Him to be the Lord of heaven and earth who did not dwell in temples made by hands, nor was He worshiped with men’s hands as though He had any need of their works, nor did He need anything, since He gave to all life, breath, and all things.
How badly Christianity needs to hear this message today, since it is as guilty of believing in all kinds of mythology, as did the Greeks whom Paul was facing. Paul went on to say that all nations are made of one blood, having pre-appointed times and boundaries to their habitations, which lead to the rise and fall of empires. Paul said that, under the circumstances of man being the offspring of God, men should seek Him. It most definitely follows then that we should teach our children to seek Him also, rather than instruct them in the myths of religion.
His divine nature is not shaped by things that we rework, but rather He is the divine Designer behind all things created. They are not created by the intelligent design of man’s understanding, for God’s thoughts are far above ours. Men have been ignorant, but because of Jesus and the resurrection of the dead and the appointed Day of Judgment, though God is quick to forgive, there is no further reason to be ignorant of spiritual things. But the hearers in Paul’s day were just as stubborn as are the hearers in our day. They did not have ears to hear, with the exception of a very few, so they mocked him and, at best, said they would think about it another time.
The mockers of liberalism are still with us, as we take a close look at the American political scene. Let a politician mention God as the foundation of his or her life and the vultures of liberalism will move in quickly to mock and name-call. Their hatred for God is palpable. Sadly for the academic thinkers of Paul’s day, he departed from among them and they lost the opportunity of receiving the great gift of life, which God had placed before man for a second time, but only to be received by those who had ears to hear.
Is it Evolution or Intelligent Design? Either way, they shovel dust over our children. There is nothing in this world, other than Divine Design, for the mind of God is far above the wildest imaginings of man through his own intellect or intelligence. There is no Intelligence Quotient or scale by which to judge the mind of God. That is why He chooses men of faith and obedience who will respond to Him as Abraham did, when he was called away from the religion of his father’s house and commenced his journey along the Way with a God of truth.
His trek, and that of his descendants, would lead first to the Promised Land, which was once the Garden of Eden, and then to the crossover at the cross, to continue on their journey along the Way to the spiritual Israel of the kingdom. There was no dust shoveled over his inheritance, for it depended fully upon the resurrection of Jesus, about which Paul preached to the men of Athens.
Why is it that we, as a church, have failed our children by refusing to challenge the philosophical spin-doctors of Secular Humanism, our academia of today, as Paul challenged them at Mars Hill in his day? Has the church not had a voice like that of a braying donkey, which in the end has refused to be heard? Have we not lost the good race begun by Paul, by simply refusing to show up to explain exactly who God is? We have allowed Him, once again, to become THE UNKNOWN GOD for the children of our age.
Here is wisdom for academia and its co-partner and enabler, the Laodicean church: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9).”
It is time to release our children from the dust of liberalism and show them the higher Way, which leads to life and the kingdom. They need to hear more about the wisdom of God and far less about the humanism of man; for it is rooted in the philosophies of those men of Athens, whom Paul challenged with truth.
The spin-doctors of ancient Greece were rooted, in turn, in the spiritual waters of the Greek Empire, a part of the Babylonian system, suffering from the religious adhesion of the golden image, which we call Secular Humanism today. It is this humanistic control over the classroom, which is shoveling dust all over our children to kill them, if indeed they should survive the scalpel directed toward the womb.