Did you know Satan has a plan for your family? He does. He wants to desensitize you and them to sin. He wants you to fall asleep at the wheel. How does he do this? Very subtly…without us even noticing. Let me give you an example.
Most of us have been watching at least some of the Olympics and no doubt you have seen the commercial advertisements for the new fall TV show on NBC called, “The New Normal.” Have you seen them?
The gist of the show is that the blonde lady is going to have a baby for two gay men. The commercials are so “sweet” and kind. Here’s what is so insidious about them. It advertises that homosexuality is the “new normal.” Amazing!
And so the desensitization of Americans continues. Our children will see more and more of this garbage and it will continue to undermine and lower inhibitions they may have toward a lifestyle that is called sinful by the Bible. The same producer who put together the wildly popular show, Glee, is the producer for this show. It seems this show will continue to push the “gay agenda” down the throats of Americans seeking to show those who don’t accept the “gay lifestyle” as close-minded and bigoted.
But, it’s not just homosexuality that we are being desensitized to in our nation. It is a plethora of things. Cartoons show SpongeBob
running around in his underwear. Could you imagine a cartoon character running around in his underwear 30 years ago? All we had were Bugs Bunny, Road Runner and Tom & Jerry.
There are so many issues that Americans have been indoctrinated to by Satan’s forces such as on the subjects of abortion…it’s just a fetus they say…a blob of tissue…it’s not a life. Evolution…we didn’t get here because of God. No. We’re here because of Big Bang in space 13 billion years ago. From “goo to you!” Yep. We don’t need a God. The Bible is a book of fairy tales and myths. You can’t trust that book. If you do, then you are simply uneducated. It’s taken millions of years to get here and our ancestors look like this…
Yep, that’s an actual photo of “Lucy,” as shown in a museum as one of our “early ancestors.” So, our children take field trips to these museums and bang…they get indoctrinated with this stuff. It begins innocently with “Dinosaur Train”…
… when they’re four-years-old and they are told “millions and millions ago when man was not here…only the dinosaurs…” Folks, that’s totally anti-Biblical since man and land animals were both created on Day 6 in the creation week.
Oh…and we can’t forget about “Mother Earth.”
We have to protect her, as if she were really alive. Pam was at our public library looking for some books on how to teach children about the value of money and found one book beside of an entire book shelf of books on how to “save the earth” and ecology and the like. Folks, it’s all going to burn! Don’t we realize that? I’m all for taking care of the earth and conserving and such, but in the end it burns and God restores this earth to its original condition when He makes all things new again. So, don’t worry about global warming. It’s coming in a BIG way at the hand of Father God.
There is a fight for knowledge in this world. Satan has been tempting us with false knowledge since the Garden of Eden when he duped Eve to eat the fruit from what? The Tree of Knowledge, remember? Satan wants to eat away at our minds and that of our children with false knowledge. Paul told the church at Corinth…
2 Corinthians 10:5
5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.
Paul begged his young protegé, Timothy…
1 Timothy 6:20-21
20 O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” 21 for by professing it some have swerved from the faith.
I think about this…
I am reminded of what Paul told the Philippian church…
9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
One more Scripture from Paul to Timothy…
2 Timothy 4:3-5
3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
We must be diligent dads. We must protect our homes from the infiltration of Satan. How does it come? Through TV, movies, music and even cartoons. Debrief your children. There is an agenda to take them down and Satan doesn’t knock at our front door and say, “Hi! I’m here to destroy your family.” No. He comes through media and entertainment and secular humanism that is propagated in so many ways in text books, particularly college.
So, we must teach our children from the Scriptures and spend time inspecting what they really “think and believe.” If we don’t, they may walk in to our homes one day and say, “Mom and Dad, I no longer believe what you believe.” And we’ll scratch our heads and wonder why, as Satan’s demons hiss and laugh and rejoice over their victory through years of slow indoctrination.
Let me show you a recent trip I took Clara and Andrew on…
This is the same tree that my sister, Kim and I used to play in when we were Clara and Andrew’s age at our grandparent’s home. This was Frank and Clara McNiel’s home where we spent many, many days….
I shared with them about simpler days playing outside in trees and no video games, Wii’s, cell phones or Twitter.
We had a wonderful time at a park near our home called “Rendezvous Mountain.” Just a simple bag lunch and walking in the woods on a beautiful trail talking about God’s creation.
So, we teach and train…why? Because I know that before I know it that Clara and Andrew will be grown up like these two…
And now I’m working on this…
Yes…a layout of the tables for Josh and Katy’s wedding that is now less than three months away. By the way…if any of you guys want to help me set-up for the reception after the wedding…let me know. 🙂
In the meantime I’m going to continue to teach and train and seek to debrief my children frequently as we talk about truth and watch for Satan’s subtle tricks to take us down. Will you join me?
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