There is no doubt anymore that the Enemy now has the full and even enthusiastic support of society to ensnare your kids in a lifetime of slavery to sin. And while the recent headlines of Teen Vogue or plots & characters of Disney Channel’s Doc McStuffins may have shocked us, we know the country has been going this direction for a long, long time. Public education, the media and the entertainment industry have been making a concerted effort to subvert the morality of our children for decades, an effort now aided by parents either too lazy or too afraid to step up and put boundaries on their kids…you know, actually “parent” them, teaching them right from wrong, giving them boundaries, and teaching them their choices have consequences for which they and they alone are responsible.
Table Talk Notes
What should parents shelter kids from until they are older, and what should parents NOT shelter them from?
SEX & “GENDER”
“Heather Has Two Mommies” published in 1989.
Sex Ed using Planned Parenthood’s curriculum—so you think their goal is kids staying healthy or creating “business”?
UN goal in sexualizing children: 2011 NEA at the UN
Teaching apologetics using both sides.
Relying on genuine science vs. computer models.
Teaching the reality to combat the changing of history.
Manipulation of children’s attitudes
Media & Entertainment
Study of the effect of Rap/Hip Hop music on the attitudes of college students http://www.elon.edu/docs/e-web/academics/communications/research/vol4no1/02CundiffEJSpring13.pdf; vs: http://theconversation.com/the-healing-power-of-hip-hop-81556
Percentage of gay characters on shows continues to out-pace the general population (4.4% vs 3.3%). Leading the way is Fox, with cable led by HBO and ABC Family.
The “normalizing” of the abnormal: http://www.afa.net/the-stand/culture/2017/06/transformational-power-of-propaganda/
PG-13 ratings: valued by production companies to entice adults but not excluding kids. Contain more violence than R-rated movies, pervasive drug and “raunch” humor, and almost as much sexual content: “Titanic”, “Taken”
Not all “R” ratings are created equal—we showed Mike’s kids Schindler’s List edited from sexual content prior to taking them to the Holocaust Museum in Wash DC. The Passion of the Christ would be an accurate and appropriate depiction of the suffering Jesus went thru for our sakes, WHEN YOUR CHILDREN ARE READY!
THEME PARKS & FESTIVALS
It’s hard to go anywhere without being exposed to PDAs from same sex couples (especially teens).
Disney, State Fairs…
Renaissance Festivals: while some same-sex elements may be present, the greater exposure is to “bawdy” dress, language and behavior, and to the occult (pentagrams, crystals, witchcraft etc)
Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”
But what does that mean?
Get genuinely involved in your kids’ lives, NOT just their activities: Soccer-Mom Syndrome by Barbara Rainey
Prov 5:22-23 | The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin. He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is led astray.
Deut 4:9 | “Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children—
Proverbs 22:5 | Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever guards his soul will keep far from them. Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Heb 12:4-11 | In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
2 Tim 3:1-5 | But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
2 Peter 3:1-7 | This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
(from show “Preparing Kids for the Future”, Apr ’17)
So what can you do?
Get into a solidly biblical teaching church.
Get to know that church’s youth leader, and what he/she is teaching your kids.
Get your kid studying the bible with you, make games of memorizing scripture.
Get out on some field trips…
Jay Seegert’s Grand Canyon trip (just completed, check here for future trips)