My appearance in 1996Wayne Stegall

Copyright 2013 by Wayne Stegall
Updated May 13, 2013.  See Document History at end for details.

Lost Children

Recently, the news reported something of continuing concern.  Social services and the police took a child from his family under unreasonable circumstances.  The family had only removed their child from one hospital to another to provoke this action.  Some time back I read of a Christian family that had their child taken from them.  They claimed that only the reasonable use of spanking to discipline their child brought this result.  During a recent debate about obesity, some liberal commented that obese children should be taken from their parents.  It appears that liberals believe that children belong to the state.  If they do, then attendance at school becomes a mechanism to program children with the values of the state.  A little while back, a liberal German politician confirmed this motive when they explained their opposition to homeschooling.  Homeschooling was not acceptable because they did not want children taught any values contrary to the official values of the state, they said.

It appears that the liberal elite in America hold the same view.  Children have long been taught things in school that their parents would not approve.  First came evolution, then explicit sex education.  In states overcome with gay activism, the radicalization of our society has now graduated to teaching homosexual acts in sex education to children younger than those to whom heterosexual sex was previously taught .  Many other strange ideas are being taught them as well.  When they do these things, they try to subvert parental influence over their own children and any attempt to thwart opposition to this takeover as well.  Planned Parenthood at one time resisted attempts to stop distribution of  tracts on "How to have Hot Sex" to Girl Scouts which they did without parental permission.  A very short time ago, the news reported a move by a judge to force the availability of an abortion pill freely over the counter to minors.

All of this is very serious.  Your right to impart your values to your children is more important than your vote.  Those who want to win your children know this very well, as did Hitler.  If you think Hitler's Youth an oddity, consider what the convergence of the state ownership of children and the attempted power grab by homosexuals activists hold.  The future of our nation and our world depend on who programs your children.

The children belong to God, and He has assigned them to be raised by their parents and not by the state!  The offense before God in these matters is that the state stands to interfere with the parents duty to impart their faith in God to their children.  Even where the parents are unbelievers, their values are likely much better than those of the liberal elite.

And ye shall teach them (God's commands) your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (Deut. 11:19)

Instead, those who would indoctrinate the children in place of their parents generally in some way counsel them to rebel against the Lord.  After sin, rebellion, and unbelief result then we have an apparent curse on our land.

What should we do.  Parents, take your children back.  Talk with them about the values the world is passing them.  Deprogram them if you have too.  Let those who stand against sin in God's pulpit stand with the zeal of Elijah to reverse this trend.

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:  6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.  (Malachi 4:5-6)

Document History
May 11, 2013  Created.
May 11, 2013  Improved some wording.
May 13, 2013  Corrected some grammar.