Great Erosion of Public Trust: Education

by | Dec 5, 2023

Once upon a time, educational institutions were respectable bastions of knowledge and integrity. They fostered critical thinking, creativity, and individuality. They appreciated the differences in people, instead of praising and even demanding robotic conformity. Education is now a production line, manufacturing individuals with the same parroted ideology.

The Unsettling Indoctrination at Universities

Public trust has been eroded, leaving many to question the credibility of these institutions. The growing seeds of indoctrination in the hallowed halls of academia are now raising suspicions of manipulation and brainwashing. The purpose of education is to enable intellectual freedom, not to program students, removing common sense and any hint of religion.

Alarm bells are ringing as academic freedom is trampled underfoot, replaced by a single narrative that allows no room for dissent or debate. The very places that should be cultivating open minds are instead nurturing an intolerant environment.

We cannot afford to hit the snooze button. It’s time to restore balance and ensure that education remains a platform for learning, not propaganda. Rectifying this requires significant reform, a willingness to challenge the status quo, and above all, a commitment that encourages diverse perspectives and critical thinking. The trust in our educational institutions hangs in the balance.

Faith as a Foundation

By integrating faith-based teachings into our education system, we could cultivate a learning environment that encourages students to develop their own unique interpretations and understandings. This approach would promote critical thinking and instill a strong moral compass within our future generations.

Scripture encourages us to “Test all things; hold fast what is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21). This inspires us to question, scrutinize, and seek out truth. When we acknowledge God is the ultimate source of wisdom and understanding, we can begin to restore trust in our education system. Undoubtedly, we need to shift from following flawed humans and ideas to following God. It’s time to break the shackles of indoctrination and return to God’s intended path for education.

Students: The Torchbearers of Change

As exposed by the spiritual revivals of the last year—from Asbury to Texas A&M to Auburn University—there is a hunger—a yearning for an educational system that addresses the moral, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of life. Students are thirsty for a truth that can be found only in God. The younger generation is waking up to be the torchbearers of a new chapter. They are not content with being told what to think; they long to discover how to think for themselves. For that reason, they are reaching out for a change that will bring forth a new age of intellectual liberty and spiritual growth.

Your Call to Action

Finally, we stand at a crossroads. The future of education and the spiritual well-being of our students are at stake. Now, more than ever, it is crucial for us to unite and rally against the ongoing assault on intellectual freedom and faith in education. We must demand change and work towards an education system that nurtures and cultivates free-thinking individuals grounded in faith. Your voice can make a difference. Stand up, speak out, and let’s bring about the restoration of God-centered education. Let’s support the young students doing their part to create a better learning atmosphere for all.

“‘You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you’” (2 Chronicles 20:17).

“Arise, for this matter is your responsibility. We also are with you. Be of good courage, and do it” (Ezra 10:4).

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound” (Isaiah 61:1).

Prayer

Father God, we thank You for Your goodness to us! We ask in Your name that You take over the education system. May a wave of revival come over our nation, inspiring people to continue to rise up for You, specifically students, teachers, school employees, parents, donors, and people of influence. Let us unite against any plans of the enemy to create conflict and wreak havoc on the souls and lives of our nation’s students. Open eyes and minds and help people see the truth. In Your precious name, we pray, Amen.

A Comforting Closure

Together, let’s reclaim education, infuse it with the divine wisdom of God, and light the path to a future where faith and intellect walk hand in hand.

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