Monday, June 11, 2012
Christian Home Education is Part of a Victorious View of the Future
Bojidar Marinov, a brilliant, warm man from communist Bulgaria, taught how one's view of the future determines his present directon. Marx observed this in Christianity, back when Christians had an eschatology of victory, and incorporated it into Marxism.
A highlight was Dick and Luke Otterstad, speaking by translator to the largely Russian immigrant audience. The father-son duo have dedicated their lives for nearly ten years to discipling the Slavics. Luke shared his vision for the 100,000 Slavics in Sacramento, asking "Has God not brought you here to win America to Christ?" Their passionate appeal was for the Slavics to home educate their children. Having fled the tyranny of the Soviet persecution of Christians and total statist education, their default is to put their children in the public schools, resulting in apostasy, shrinking families and a loss of vision.
The Slavics are losing their children to the decadent American culture. Dick, said, "Look at your children. Do you see a difference between your children born in Russia and those born here?" Citing the socialist roots of the American government school system then the Deuteronomy 6 homeschool imperative: "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise."
He leveled this unforgettable blockbuster."This country is being judged because for 30 years the pastors of this nation have said nothing about this movement." He warned of the Southern Baptist Convention admission of losing 85% of their children from the faith.