Sunday, 20 December 2015

How To Walk With God In A Ocean Of Lies?

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Guessing God’s Word vs. Trusting God’s Word


I teach best about what I needed to know. The lesson I’ve learned from the Isaac family.

“And he (Jacob) arose that night and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven sons, and crossed over the ford of Jabbok.  He took them, sent them over the brook, and sent over what he had.

Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.”

But he (Jacob) said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!”

So He said to him, “What is your name?”

He said, “Jacob.”

And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”

Then Jacob asked, saying, “Tell me Your name, I pray.”

And He said, “Why is it that you ask about My name?” And He blessed him there.” Genesis 32:22-29

What in the world is going on in the life of Jacob? Who is this man that out of nowhere, shows up in the night and start a fight with Jacob? It wasn’t  Jacob who provoked this man. I did witness a bar fight where someone got beat up for no other reason than being at the wrong place at the wrong time just because the other guy didn’t like his face.

But this is different. This man shows up and purposely wrestled with Jacob. This man wants to bring Jacob to submission, to surrender, to give up and to have Jacob plea ‘uncle’. Jacob did not give up so easily. This man did not prevail against Jacob. Prevail, meaning succeed, triumph, winning over Jacob. Then, there was a sense of urgency from this mysterious man, he had to go.  His time was up, dawn was at hand. We do not know why, and the Holy Spirit didn’t want us to focus on the reason for this urgency to leave. If it were important, the Holy Spirit would have told us.

This man for whatever reason did not want to struggle with Jacob all through the night but now, at the crack of dawn, he had to go and Jacob didn’t plea uncle. This man had no choice but to induce injury to Jacob. He touched the socket of Jacob’s hip, and the socket of Jacob’s hip went out of joint. And still, Jacob did not plea ‘uncle’, didn’t give up.

Why was Jacob so stubborn? Why did Jacob with a disjointed hip hold on to this man with despair? What did Jacob desperately seek from this man? BLESSING. Jacob wanted to receive this man blessing. But why was it so important for Jacob yearning for this man blessing?  Jacob was insecure about his future. He swindled Esau birthright for stew, and he disguised himself as Esau to receive Esau’s birthright from Isaac.

Let’s review the event that leads to those two incidents.

“Now Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived. But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If all is well, why am I like this?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.

And the Lord said to her:

“Two nations are in your womb,
Two peoples shall be separated from your body;
One people shall be stronger than the other,
And the older shall serve the younger.”

 So when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth, indeed there were twins in her womb. And the first came out red. He was like a hairy garment all over; so they called his name Esau. Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so his name was called Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.

 So the boys grew. And Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was a mild man, dwelling in tents.  And Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob,” Genesis 25:21-28.

From birth, Jacob received a promise from God that his older brother would serve him, which mean that Jacob has a special destiny. This was God plan and promise to Abraham that his descendant will multiply to become a great nation.  Remember God’s plan, since Adam’s fall due to his disobedience. God’s plan was to redeem the world and it would be through Abraham descendant and now through Jacob lineage that will lead to Jesus birth.  It was customary that the birthright goes to the older son, who inherits all of his father’s wealth and property. This is what causes Jacob and his mother to err. Jacob didn’t need a birthright to fulfill God’s prophetic plan.

God’s plan was to use Esau with his birthright to serve his brother Jacob. In the Strong Concordance, the verb to serve has a wide range of definition. In general,  the verb ‘to serve’ describes a function, a responsibility,  intended to look after someone of importance.  However, Jesus taught a different meaning in Matthew 20:28: “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” I believe that God instituted the beginning of a tradition starting with Esau that is kept as of today. The firstborn has the responsibility to look after his brothers and sisters just as Jesus did toward His brothers and His sisters after Joseph His father died and now toward His bride, the Church.

Rebekah didn’t understand God’s plan and assumed that Jacob at one point in time would have to receive Esau birthright for Esau to serve Jacob. Therefore, just like Sarah, Abraham wife, Rebekah took the matter into her own hand, and instead of waiting unto the Lord to let Him bring it to past this promise, Rebekah influence Jacob to see God’s statement come to past. So Jacob waited for an opportunity, and it happens:

“Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary. And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” Therefore his name was called Edom.

But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.”

And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?”

Then Jacob said, “Swear to me as of this day.”

So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright,”  Genesis 25:29-34.

It was wrong for Jacob to ask his hungry brother for his birthright, while he could freely give food without condition. Esau attitude toward his birthright was wrong also, he despised it. It was not a subject of importance. Birthright, Isaac inheritance was not in his heart.  He was quite satisfied to live as a hunter. But for Jacob, he associated birthright with fulfilling God’s intent to have his brother serve him.

Then it came to pass that Isaac was very old and his death was imminent. Again Rebekah acted without wisdom and instructed Jacob to steal his brother birthright inheritance from Isaac. It didn’t really matter that Esau earlier bartered his birthright for stew, it was the custom for the firstborn to be blessed as a sign of becoming an heir of Isaac inheritance, and the firstborn was Esau.   Isaac assumed that part of his inheritance was the promise God made to Abraham to become a great nation. Let read on,

“Now it came to pass, when Isaac was old and his eyes were so dim that he could not see, that he called Esau his older son and said to him, “My son.”

And he answered him, “Here I am.”

Then he said, “Behold now, I am old. I do not know the day of my death.  Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.  And make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.”

 Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt game and to bring it.  So Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, “Indeed I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,  ‘Bring me game and make savory food for me, that I may eat it and bless you in the presence of the Lord before my death.’  Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to what I command you.  Go now to the flock and bring me from there two choice kids of the goats, and I will make savory food from them for your father, such as he loves.  Then you shall take it to your father, that he may eat it, and that he may bless you before his death.”

And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “Look, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth-skinned man.  Perhaps my father will feel me, and I shall seem to be a deceiver to him; and I shall bring a curse on myself and not a blessing.”

But his mother said to him, “Let your curse be on me, my son; only obey my voice, and go, get them for me.”  And he went and got them and brought them to his mother, and his mother made savory food, such as his father loved.  Then Rebekah took the choice clothes of her elder son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.  And she put the skins of the kids of the goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck.  Then she gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

So he went to his father and said, “My father.”

And he said, “Here I am. Who are you, my son?”

Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn; I have done just as you told me; please arise, sit and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.”

But Isaac said to his son, “How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?”

And he said, “Because the Lord your God brought it to me.”

Isaac said to Jacob, “Please come near, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau or not.”  So Jacob went near to Isaac his father, and he felt him and said, “The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.”  And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s hands; so he blessed him.

Then he said, “Are you really my son Esau?”

He said, “I am.”

He said, “Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son’s game, so that my soul may bless you.” So he brought it near to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine, and he drank.  Then his father Isaac said to him, “Come near now and kiss me, my son.”  And he came near and kissed him; and he smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him and said:

“Surely, the smell of my son
Is like the smell of a field
Which the Lord has blessed.
Therefore may God give you
Of the dew of heaven,
Of the fatness of the earth,
And plenty of grain and wine.
Let peoples serve you,
And nations bow down to you.
Be master over your brethren,
And let your mother’s sons bow down to you.
Cursed be everyone who curses you,
And blessed be those who bless you!”
Genesis 27 1-29

Now you see, Isaac assumed that part of his inheritance was the promise God made to Abraham to become a great nation which was passed on to him. Isaac also didn’t understand God’s intention. It was Jacob that God had chosen to continue Abraham’s lineage. Isaac was to bless Jacob as the descendant of Abraham God’s promise. His wealth accumulated - birthright was for Esau to serve his younger brother Jacob. Let’s us read God declaration to Rebekah:

“And the Lord said to her:

“Two nations are in your womb,
Two peoples shall be separated from your body;
One people shall be stronger than the other,
And the older shall serve the younger.”
Genesis 26:23

Rebekah and Jacob didn’t understand how God would fulfill His plan. Jacob didn’t need Esau inheritance.  He had God’s promise that the older brother would serve and help him. He didn’t see how it would happen. Jacob assumed that he needed Esau birthright.

Now, Jacob was in deep trouble, he had to face the consequences. Esau at his return from his hunting found out about Jacob action. He became furious and his intention was to kill Jacob. Esau didn’t understand either that it was not his father Isaac blessing that was important, it was God’s word that was.

“So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Esau said in his heart, “The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will kill my brother Jacob,”” Genesis 27:41.

Everybody, which included Rebekah, Isaac, Esau and Jacob misinterpreted  God’s word.  In our modern time, that would have been a good episode of a soap-opera. None took God by His word and none waited to see how He would fulfill His promise.

What were the consequences? Jacob fled to Rebekah’s brother Laban in Haran. And twenty years later he returned. During these twenty years, Jacob worked for Laban, taking care of  Laban’s ewes (female sheep) and his female goats, (Genesis 31:38). In the day the drought consumed Jacob, and the frost by night and his sleep departed from his eyes which mean that Jacob works without rest. Thus Jacob has been in Laban’s house twenty years, Jacob served Laban fourteen years to acquire two wives, Laban’s two daughters, and six years to gain a flock of his own. During these twenty years, Laban changed his wages ten times. His servitude toward Laban consumed him. 

Jacob had a tough time to accumulate wealth. He worked hard for what he could have if he would trust God and not acted in a treacherous way toward Esau. Esau would serve him, help him accumulate wealth.

Now, after twenty years of absence, the moment of truth was at hand. Would Esau kill Jacob? How would Esau greet Jacob? Jacob feared for his life and for his wives, his wives servants, and children. Jacob was anxious and restless. He was thinking through for ways to appease Esau anger. And that is when this mystery man appeared and wrestle with Jacob. This mystery man was God. It was both a mental and physical struggle for Jacob. He desperately needed God’s favour. He pleads for God’s blessing and he wouldn’t let go until he receives it. He prevailed and he attained God’s blessing but with an injury to the hip. Yet again, Jacob didn’t understand, he didn’t have to struggle, he could simply ask in humility since it has been already planned for him.

Did Jacob have to fight? Did Jacob have to swindle Esau’s birthright?, Did Jacob have to work so hard to gain wealth? Couldn’t Jacob rely on God promise?  Jacob, on his way back to the land of Seir, the country of Edom, recognized the wrong he did toward Esau. He also recognized that he did not trust God by not waiting on His promise by taking action by his own hand. Jacob wanted affirmation that God has kept His promise. He finally realized that according to God’s declaration to his mother Rebekah, his brother Esau destiny was to help him, to take care of him.  Jacob fought for God blessing so that he could rest in God’s blessing.  And God blessed him. Jacob wanted to make amends toward Esau by giving him all his position. Surprisingly, Esau didn’t need any of Jacob wealth, but Jacob insisted, therefore Esau accepted it. Esau was glad to be with his brother again. Why and when did Esau anger toward Jacob subside? We are not told.

As time past, God appeared to Jacob and reminded him that his name was no longer Jacob but Israel. God then confirmed to Israel, His promise made to Abraham and Isaac. 

“And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; your name shall not be called Jacob anymore, but Israel shall be your name.” So He called his name Israel.  Also God said to him: “I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come from your body.  The land which I gave Abraham and Isaac I give to you; and to your descendants after you I give this land,”” Genesis 35:10-12.

“Then God went up from him in the place where He talked with him,” Genesis 35:13.

That must have been quite a tête-à-tête, a memorial dialogue. I would have loved to have been there, to have ears to hear.  Since the scriptures have been written for our benefit, what can we learn from this scenario within Esau’s family? After all,

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,” 2 Timothy 3:16.

Esau’s family including himself didn’t trust God by not waiting for Him to bring it to past His promise.  Abraham and Sarah did the same, they made an assumption of God’s will and took upon themselves to make it happen. Remember, Sarah used her servant to have a child, Ishmael. 

Many Christians within the Church, assume God’s Words and prefer to believe in their own fabricated lies. So many are just interested in following the tradition of their parent, (Colossians 2:8). Some purposely avoid the truth and desire to stay in the lies and the deceptions, (2 Timothy 4:3-4). But then, there are those who seek the truth and such, need a guide to lead them in the right direction. For those, here are some of the doctrines that are misinterpreted:

Doctrine of Salvation - John 6:29, Hebrews 6:18-19.  Many Christians are not well anchored to the true salvation gospel. Their foundation is weak. Jesus is not the cornerstone of their belief. Most people mess it up because they try to introduce their own works, their own effort, their own morality to try to impress God. God is not impressed with anything that we do, only what Jesus Christ did count for God.

If you are one of them, here is the simplicity of the gospel: all you have to do to get eternal life is to believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins, it is that simple. When you put your faith in Christ, and trust Him alone for your salvation, you will instantly gain eternal life. God the Father will regenerate you, you'll have a new spiritual life and eternal life and it will never be taken away from you, Hebrews 13:5. The only condition to salvation is to believe in our Lord Jesus Christ who died for you. Christianity is the only religion in which we have absolutely nothing to do to gain eternal life and nothing to do to keep it. Jesus did it all.

Doctrine of Replacement Theology Replacement theology teaches that the Church has replaced Israel in God’s plan. Many church denominations believe the Jews are no longer God’s chosen people and believe God does not have specific future plans for the nation of Israel. Israel is considered as God firstborn son, always was and always will, Exodus 4:22. The Church is considered as children of God, 1 John 3:1. Those who accept ‘Replacement Theology” act as Jacob did toward Esau desiring to steal Esau’s birthright. Both the Church and the Nation of Israel are part of God’s plan to witness His grace and mercy toward all nations.   Take notice that the United States of America IS NOT ISRAEL, NEITHER PART OF THE LOST TEN TRIBES OF ISRAEL. Inasmuch as some Christians denominations believe that “The Church” now replaces Israel, there are many who believe that the United States is Ephraim which is one of the 12 tribes of Israel. In both cases, it is a grave error and this false belief hindered the understanding of Bible Prophecy. Another grave error is to use bible verses designated for Israel or Judah to correct or to warn the United States of America of God's impending judgement. The United States of America is a gentile nation inasmuch as all other nations, daughter of Babylon, Zechariah 2:7.

Doctrine of Spiritual Growth - Colossians 1:9, 2:2. Aren’t Christians like the Church of Laodicea judged by God as being neither cold nor hot? They proclaim to be good Christian but lack so much discernment by being comfortable swimming in a huge pool of lies, being careful not to make any wave, not to offend the secular.  God declared how ignorant they are lacking understanding of His word as stated, “you do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked,” Rev 3:17. As a dysfunctional Church, they have accepted these conditions as a way of life. They live a defeated life satisfied with the gift of salvation with no spiritual growth, ill-prepared for life challenge. Why? Because they do not study God’s word in depth. 

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you,” Matthew 6:33

God advises, “I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich;”  Rev 3:18.  Study God’s Word, The Bible, it is worth more than gold. Many are those who perished by fire, burn to a stake, risking their life to preserve the truth. Very few, are those who seek the truth, and very few go to the door to let the truth come in, “If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him.” Rev 3: 20.  “Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” John 18:37. Therefore, why aren’t they taking Jesus teaching by His word?


Doctrine of the Rapture - Titus 2:13. Aren’t we all like Jacob, and Rebekah, to assume and second guess God’s fulfillment of his prophetic plan. Many write books and profit from them. Dates prediction of Jesus returns are many. There are many among the Christians communities accusing one another of heresies on controversial's subject such as on eschatology. No one loses his/her salvation over the timing of the rapture. Wither it happen before the tribulation period, halfway or at the end of the tribulation. The scripture is very specific, Christ's return is imminent, which means He will return as a thief in the night, unknown time except to God the Father.  There are no prophetic signs pertaining to His return for His bride. All prophetic signs pertain God’s plan of establishing His Kingdom on earth through His chosen people Israel. Jesus’ parable consists of the condition of the church through many eras, so are the Epistle and the letters to the seven church in the book of revelation. Our blessed hope is Jesus Christ return, 1 Peter 1:3. The apostles expected Jesus return in their time, so was the early Church and all through the centuries. Take the time to study the Doctrine of Imminence. 

The Doctrine of the Resurrection - Romans 10:9, John 11:24. Many are those who err in believing that we all go to heaven after death. They believe in Christ resurrection but not their own.

“Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?  But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up—if in fact the dead do not rise. For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen.  And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!” 1 Corinthians 15:12-17

“But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep,” 1 Corinthians 15:20

Who are those who had fallen asleep?  They are believers of Jesus Christ:

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.  Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

Doctrine of the New Covenant - Luke 22:20. Then there are the majority of Christians in our western societies who celebrates traditional Christians Holidays to remember Jesus act of grace which is not ordained by Jesus and omit Jesus instruction on how He wanted to be remembered. These Holiday’s are All Saints Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter. What difference does it make? Are we not acting like Isaac’s family? Jesus was very specific and gave instruction to His disciples on how He wished to be remembered.

“And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me,”” Luke 22:19

Doctrine of the Creation - Genesis 1:1. Some Christians accept the theory of evolution and the big bang theory reasoning that it is quite possible that God is part of the evolution. This causes Christians to doubt God’s word and weaken their faith. Take seriously the revelation of God Spirit given to Moses. Moses wrote the first five books called the Torah. Genesis revealed the truth about how the world came about and the origin of man. 

Doctrine of Trusting God - 1 Timothy 4:10, Proverbs 3:5, Christians read short devotional scripture as does so many who read the horoscope, reasoning that it might be God’s way to reveal His will to life challenges for the coming day.  They don’t study God’s word in depth. Christians buy lottery ticket reasoning that it might be God’s way to be relieved from the financial stress. Christians give tithes and offering with the wrong motive to appease God or to gain favours. Christians pray to the dead, in particular, Mary, Jesus’ mother. Christians performing repetitive prayers, and grandiose meaningless ceremony.  Singing meaningless, insignificant and repetitive short lyric song, which are so different from the old hymns songs which are full of meaningful theology.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct[a] your paths,” Proverbs 3:5-6

“Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!” Psalm 27:14

“Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors,” Proverbs 8:34
Doctrine of Honesty - Rom. 13:13, 2 Cor. 4:2. This doctrine, in fact, is the less taken seriously. Some Christians in their business practice dealt shrewdly, dishonesty and lack of sincerity. They falsify the account book, make false tax declaration, and take advantage of the ignorance of their customers.  Worst is that they see nothing wrong with this practice, Luke 16:8. To be sincere means that you hide nothing. The word sincere came from the French word “sans cire”, without wax. Commerce in pottery was a lucrative business at one time, the potter to reduce the cost of his loss due to a cracked pot that couldn’t hold water, filled the cracks with wax and sold it.  Eventually, the wax would wear out and water would leak through the crack.  That was defined as insincere.

One other area of dishonesty is Christian parents toward their own children. They lie to their children without a second thought, reasoning that there is no harm to it since they themselves experienced it when they were young. Adult not only lies to children, but they also reward them for believing a lie. They are not aware of the severe consequences.

The area’s that Christians lie to their children:
  • The tooth fairy, Christian adults keep teaching this ritual of burying the children tooth under the pillow, and as a reward of believing a lie, a child receives coin. A child will continue to pretend to believe only to receive a coin.
  • Easter bunny, again, children are rewarded to believe the lie, with chocolates.
  • Santa Claus, yes, children are rewarded to believe the lie with gifts.
  • Halloween, celebrating evil as good, again children are rewarded to believe the lie with candies.
ANY CHRISTIAN PARENT WHO TEACHES LIES TO CHILDREN WILL BE JUDGED SEVERELY BY GOD. Christian parent, PLEASE don't teach children to believe a lie and stop rewarding them for believing a lie. Take Jesus warning seriously:

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea."Matthew 18:6

Doctrine of our Inheritance - Eph. 1:11, 1 Pet 2:9. Esau didn’t care less about his birthright, so are many Christians toward their heritage reserved in heaven. Being satisfied with the gift of eternal life by grace alone and faith alone, many are not interested to pursue reward such as governing as king and priest, Revelation 1:6. They are quite satisfied to be a citizen of the Kingdom of God. These rewards will be given at the Bema seat of judgment where Jesus will review our lives, Colossians 3:24, 2 John 1:8.

Conclusion

To walk with God is to have fellowship with God the Father without compromise. Christians make compromises because they make assumptions. They do not trust God and do not wait for Him just as Isaac family did by taking action on their own. To trust God is an important lesson we must learn while waiting for Jesus Christ return.

“This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us,”  1 John 1:5-10.

It requires more than keeping the ten commandments to walk with God.  We are to walk in the truth. Salvation, we receive by grace alone and faith alone through our Lord Jesus. To be in fellowship with God, it is to trust Him and take Him by His word. After all, Jesus set us apart from the lies:

“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.  And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth, John 17:17-19.

“If you love Me, keep My commandments,” John 14:15.

And that is how we walk with God.

c u @ d rapture... which is imminent

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Newfoundland and Labrador School Curriculum; Religion and Sex Education - Letter to Premier Paul Davis

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August 31, 2015

Premier Paul Davis
Confederation Building, East Block
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL
A1B 4J6
premier@gov.nl.ca

Cc:

Mr. Tom Hedderson
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
thedderson@gov.nl.ca

Mr. Sandy Collins
Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services
Minister Responsible for the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission, and Acting Minister Responsible for Early Childhood Development
sandycollins@gov.nl.ca

To all members of the House of Assembly,

Subject: Newfoundland and Labrador School Curriculum; Religion and Sex Education

Dear Premier,

Let me first quote Mr. Rex Murphy:

"As things now are, a truly religious person must actually stay out of politics — must forgo an active role in democratic government — because in our brazen and new age, he or she will be faced with irreconcilable moral choices. If elected, he or she will be required to betray their faith and themselves, and on those very issues that matter most: issues of life, family, autonomy and the dignity of persons.[1]"

Introduction

Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau once said as the Justice Minister:

"Take this thing on homosexuality. I think the view we take here is that there's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation. I think that what's done in private between adults doesn't concern the Criminal Code."[2]

How much politics has changed since Pierre Trudeau's statement? The Federal government and provincial government are actively involved in the privacy of the Canadian bedroom, especially Sex-Education of our children.  The Newfoundland and Labrador sex education curriculum proved just that. Why does the homosexual community activist propagate their lifestyle and ideology on children by lobbying the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador to introduce sexual orientation in school?  They have attained the civil right to marry, therefore why impose their preferred gender orientation toward our children?

History of the homosexuality civil rightplease review

The act of homosexuality was a criminal offence at one time[3]:

Prior to the 1970s, homosexuality was a criminal offence in Canada. Those accused of homosexual activities were charged as sex offenders and, if convicted, could be sentenced to long prison terms.

Mr. Klippert’s sentence triggered a public debate in Canada over homosexuality and whether gay men should be imprisoned for their sexual activities. In 1969, the federal Liberal government instituted sweeping reforms of Canada’s criminal law, which included decriminalizing homosexuality. In discussing the amendment, Pierre Trudeau, Justice Minister at the time, stressed the importance of individual freedom in the context of sexuality.

Trudeau stated: "It's bringing the laws of the land up to contemporary society I think. Take this thing on homosexuality. I think the view we take here is that there's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation. I think that what's done in private between adults doesn't concern the Criminal Code. When it becomes public this is a different matter, or when it relates to minors this is a different matter."

Mr. Klippert was later released from prison in 1971.

In the 1982 new constitution Section 15 - Equality Rights[4] sex-orientation was not included in the Constitution.  What are the events, which precede same-sex marriage?

[5]Following the decriminalization of homosexuality, the focus shifted to issues of sexual orientation and equality. Beginning in the 1970s, several legislative reforms were instituted in an attempt to end discrimination against gay and lesbian persons. Some important examples include:

·        In 1977, Quebec became the first province in Canada to include “sexual orientation” in its human rights legislation. Today, all provinces and territories in Canada prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
·        In 1978, the federal government amended Canada’s Immigration Act, removing a ban on homosexuals as immigrants.
·        In 1982, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was added to the Constitution. The Charter did not explicitly grant equal rights to gays and lesbians. However, in 1995 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled, in Egan v. Canada, that the Charter would be interpreted in a manner that prohibited discrimination on the basis of “sexual orientation.”
·        In 1992, the federal government lifted its ban on homosexuals in the military, allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly and live with their partners on military bases.
·        In 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that gay and lesbian couples should enjoy the same rights and benefits as common-law couples with regard to pensions, income taxes, and other such matters. The federal government recognized such rights in 2000.

In 2004, the federal government extended protection against hate propaganda toward gays and lesbians, making it an offence to spread hatred against others based on their sexual orientation. Clergymen were excluded from the new offence.

Democracy, does it still mean what it was meant to be?

If any Canadian or I cannot voice his/her opinion, I fear that Canada has become a communist state, even worst, it has become a fascist nation. 

Tolerance in Canada seems to mean 'to approve' or 'to accept’ or 'in support of' rather than to let someone with a different sexual moral behaviour act up according to his/his choice without interference.

According to the McMillan dictionary, tolerate means to allow someone to do something that you do not like or approve of. (Doesn’t mean acceptance)

Oxford Dictionaries, tolerate means allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of "something that one does not necessarily like or agree with" without interference. (Doesn't mean approval?)

Your Dictionary, tolerate means to recognize and respect others' beliefs, practices, etc. without sharing them (Now, it does reflect approval)

Merriam-Webster tolerate means to allow to be or to be done without prohibition, hindrance, or contradiction, (This is so undemocratic, more like communist)

Therefore, when did tolerance become law to force acceptance toward homosexual behaviour on the general population of Canada instigated by a minority group? When did approval toward homosexual behaviour in Canada become a civil right? It all started with the Constitution Act, 1995. From then on, the general population had no say in the matter. 

OUR CHOICES; SHUT UP OR BE CHARGE OF A HATE CRIME.

"Freedom of speech is a basic human right. People fought for it, and many young Newfoundlanders died in the 1st and 2nd WW for our basic human rights.  Nowadays, the threat is not from external enemies but from within."

"This generation is being raised not to believe in freedom of speech but rather that they should have freedom from speech (that they dislike)[6]".

What freedom of expression does a citizen have in Newfoundland and Labrador?   When does special status right on a specific individual or group become off-limits for discussion?   Can a civil right be revoked?  Politically correctness is the way to keep silence a certain group in our society, especially Christians.  Does 1.4% of a minority supersede any majority vote of the population as to decide what direction the province ought to take concerning moral issues and the future of our children's education? Is that how this province of Newfoundland and Labrador defines democracy? What would have been the reaction of the population of the Dominion of Newfoundland in 1949 referendum if a 1.4% of the population vote would suffice to enter the Canadian Confederation?  Unthinkable, yet 1.4% of the population are influencing (dictating) the course of the province ought to take in the area of sex education, sexual orientation.

More outrageous, on December 21, 2004, Mr. Justice Derek Green ordered the provincial government to begin issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador³.  That was six months before the Federal minority government under the leadership of Prime Minister Paul Martin officially legalizes same-sex marriage nationwide with the enactment of the Civil Marriage Act, which provided a gender-neutral marriage definition. Even more outrageous, in January 2005, seven Newfoundland marriage commissioners were forced to resign after Justice Derek Green orders all commissioners to perform same-sex “weddings” or face dismissal. No one within the government of Newfoundland lifted a finger to protest.

His action went against "The Canadian Human Rights Act, passed in 1977, which also protects human rights in the federal public and private sectors (for example, banking, rail, telecommunications, inter-provincial transportation), particularly the right to equality and non-discrimination in the areas of employment, housing and the provision of services[7]".

Have Christians and non-Christians alike who publicly disagree with homosexuality lifestyle based on behaviour choice and equal right to civil marriage become the targets of persecution and tyranny in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador? 

What a contrast with Republican Governor Greg Abbott of Texas who lately signed into law a bill allowing his state’s clergy to refuse to officiate marriage ceremonies that violated their religious beliefs. Abbott said it is vital that religious leaders are “secure in knowing that religious freedom is beyond the government’s reach[8].”

Justice Derek Green, a non-member elected acted like a fascist dictator overruling any parliamentary procedures. This government of Newfoundland and Labrador just looked the other way. Who actually governs the province of Newfoundland and Labrador?  A government elected by the people or a Federal Minister appointed justice commissioner? Should I be addressing this letter to the present Chief Justice of Newfoundland and Labrador, Court of Appeal, Chief Justice J.D. Green? Isn't the role of a Chief of Justice to uphold the law and not to make it? Has the seven Newfoundland marriage commissioners ever been compensated for their wrongful dismissal? Go figure, I bet not.

Same-sex couples accounted for 0.8 percent of all Canadian couples, and marriage still remains the minority for same-sex couples. The 2011 census enumerated 21,015 same-sex married couples and 43,560 in common-law relationships[9]. I do not know the percentage of same-sex marriage for the province of Newfoundland. If 0.8% is for Canada, I assume that it is insignificant in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Was it worthwhile to ruin the lives of those seven marriage commissioners for less than 0.8% of the Canadian population?

Homosexual's agenda is more than just about civil rights. After all, only 1% of Canadians are gay; "Among Canadians aged 18 to 59, 1.0% reported that they consider themselves to be homosexual and 0.7% considered themselves bisexual. About 1.3% of men considered themselves homosexual, about twice the proportion of 0.7% among women. However, 0.9% of women reported being bisexual, slightly higher than the proportion of 0.6% among men[10].  In Newfoundland and Labrador, homosexuals and bisexuals (reported physically active in 2003), was 1.3% of the population.

Why do I believe that homosexual's agenda is more than just about civil rights because the media and special militants within the government of Canada are giving too much attention to sexual orientation? VOCM radio[11], CBC[12] and St. John's Telegram[13] gave much public attentiveness for an event called "St John Pride day" to attracts attendance.

Those special militants within the government of Canada and within your government seem to have only one agenda, and that is the degradation of the family value of one man with one woman married couple with children. Your government is walking at the same beat as the Federal government. The proof is there is no special event in St John's to promote the traditional family lifestyle. The media praise individuals who chose a homosexual lifestyle and noted how courageous for them to go against the traditional values. Does VOCM radio, CBC and the St John's Telegram promote traditional family values? What is good for the goose should also be good for the gander. Have the media forgotten the challenge a traditional family face in our every day social activities nowadays?

There is a special agenda because it is reflected in the education curriculum in our school. The purpose of this letter is not in an attempt to stop these actions of sexual behaviour but to stop them from influencing and forcing their lifestyle on our children with propagating lies.  Homosexuality activities are not a civil crime in Canada, and the homosexual community now has the same marriage statue as traditional marriage. Yet it is not enough.

As of today, the sexual education curriculum for Newfoundland and Labrador when certain key concepts are first introduced to children are[14]:

·        The grade at which children are expected to know the names of all body parts, Grade 4.
·        The grade at which children are introduced to the concept of sexual orientation, Grade 9
·        The grade at which children are introduced to the concept of gender identity, Unclear
·        The grade at which children are told about STIs and their prevention, Grade 7 (HIV/AIDS mentioned in Grade 5)
·        The grade at which children are told about Internet safety and/or sexting, Unclear
·        The grade at which children are told about birth control, Grade 8
·        The grade at which children are expected to understand consent, Grade 8
·        The grade at which children are told about sexual abuse, Grade 2

The concept of sexual orientation, Grade 9 is very disturbing. Questioning behaviour preference at that age or any age is influencing a child to question its own gender orientation.  Children are not animals who are born with instincts. They are taught. Parents have the responsibility to guide children as they grow. When a child asks the question of why she doesn't have a penis like her brother, the parents reply that because she is a girl. That is where the concept of sexual orientation starts and should be an end.  It always has been so since the beginning of humanity.  The same with naming body parts, which involve private body parts, that is the parents’ responsibility. Unfortunately, there is so much propaganda from the part of those special militants that push the homosexuality agenda on the media, movie industries, music industries, now at school, which causes confusion in the minds of our children. The notion that sexual preference originated from birth has not been proven and it is a lie.  The feeling is not a good measurement and appropriate to make the distinction.  Would you make a financial decision based on a feeling?  Since the early seventies, much importance has been placed on expressing feelings to make a crucial decision, as if the feeling would supersede intellectual reasoning. It has been taught not to stop a child from expressing his/her feeling in the fear of interfering with their self-esteem. A child who is not guided in expressing his/her feeling would end up in Wal-Mart aisle with a temper tantrum until the parent would give in to his/her caprice.   

Another factor misguiding gender identity is judging the child's behaviour toward other children of the same sex.  If a boy enjoys more the company of another boy and put his hand around the neck of his best buddy, it is considered a homosexual tendency. That is intentional stereotyped propaganda and is used to promote an agenda. First and foremost, homosexuality was by the original definition, "as a sexual desire or behaviour directed toward a person or persons of one's own sex"[15].  "an enduring pattern of emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attractions"[16],  has been added to compliment the homosexual community. Boys enjoying the presence of boys are now stereotyped with a homosexual tendency. A boy's gender becomes questionable because as an act of behaviour, while all this time the young boy viewed it as a good friend without any sexual attractiveness.  They use this perception to teach the boy that it is ok to love another boy since it may turn out into sexual attractiveness in the future.  That is manipulating the mind of a child.

I urge you and your government and the school board to stay out of the responsibility to teach anything about sex in school.  Sexuality is the parent’s responsibility.  Parenting responsibility is a privilege in a democratic nation, and such it should be in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Communism ideology takes away parent privilege and is given to the state government in many countries. Sex education is not the responsibility of the province school board. If the parents’ don't want the responsibility, don't take it.  Keep only one important principle in the sexual education curriculum, which is the grade at which children are told about sexual abuse. It should start in kindergarten and all through Grade 12.  I can guarantee you that perversion and wickedness will only increase to a point where pedophiles will demand the right to sexually abuse children[17]. They will justify their feeling for their sexual deviancy as normal behaviour just as of homosexual and transgender [18].  Do not introduce gender identity in the school curriculum, which questions young children about their sexual orientation. The origin of sexual deviancy is not at birth.  Homosexuality or transgender is a behavioural choice.  I urge you not to follow Ontario's model, which is a pure perversion.


·        “Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne wants students to learn about sexual consent early.[19]” “Ontario's education minister, will re-introduced sex-ed curriculum (to) teach kids about homosexuality and same-sex marriages in Grade 3, encourage discussions about puberty, including masturbation, in Grade 6, and talk about preventing sexually transmitted diseases in Grade 7, which could include information on oral and anal sex.”

It is even worst in some part of the United States

·        “Virginia Dept. of Education, CBN News reported, “Starting in kindergarten, students will be taught about same-sex or gay marriage and the parents will not be able to opt-out.[20]””

What is the outcome of the Ontario Liberal government’s radical sex-ed agenda?  An exodus of thousands of children from Ontario’s publicly funded schools this fall. “A lot have either enrolled their kids in their religious institutions, or they’re moving out of Ontario, or they’re pulling their kids out for homeschooling,” confirmed Farina Siddiqui of the Coalition of Concerned Parents. “I for one am doing the same. [21]  All this to satisfy less than 2% of the population, outrageous!

Many parents and members of the school board may bring into the argument that the children will learn about sex in the schoolyard anyway so why not teach it? Well, they are wrong to give that responsibility to the school board because the parent and the school board are focusing on wrong values in preparing our children for life responsibility.  For centuries, marriage couples managed to make babies without sex education in school.  Moral and ethical values are what parents and the school board should be focusing on.

We, as human beings and as well as children, want to achieve success. And we seek the freedom to do so.  When we succeed in accomplishing a goal, an objective, we experience a great sense of accomplishment.  This generation focus solely on satisfying immediate physical, emotional need in pleasure, in recreation.  You observe this trend in all TV commercials and advertising. We put too much importance on sexual freedom for pleasure.  We do not develop character and integrity in our social activities with sex education.  It is all about me generation first and nothing about others. Satisfying the immediate physical and emotional desire, if not meet, will produce discouragement, low self-esteem and in some case suicidal tendency.  Drug addiction is in the increase, and so is bullying. Children become irresponsible, disrespectful and difficult to discipline, why?   Because true ethic and moral values are not taught and not applied by adults to set an example. The fulfilment of life pleasure only as our primary objective does not inspire truth freedom.  They are unrealistic values base on acquiring substantial pleasure as the main objective in life. 

Let me tell you something about low self- esteem.  You will not find this word in the bible. This terminology was created by an atheist psychologist that knows nothing about the human soul as God created us but only by what he observed. God gave us instructions on how to take care of our souls since He created us. He knows what is good for the soul.  He instructs us to love our neighbour as we love ourselves.  He did not say as we esteem ourselves, but as we love ourselves. It is part of the human characteristic to love ourselves first and foremost. We love ourselves.  We love ourselves so much that when we look at ourselves in the mirror and do not like what we see, we become overwhelmed with disappointment that leads to discouragement. If we do not get hold of what we want in life, we become disappointed.  If some throw offence and insults at us that also creates disappointment and discouragement. Children are experiencing disappointment, not low self-esteem. By giving more love and attention does not suffice in some cases.  The School Boards are focusing on wrong values.  Seeking sexual pleasure, material goods and entertainment are not real values to achieve real-life satisfaction. We all strive for true freedom to be successful. In life, the pursuit of erroneous goals and inspirations distract us from the freedom to be successful, as God had designed.

Freedom to be successful involves someone who has a high sense of responsibility.

"And someone who has a highly developed sense of responsibility must also have a highly develop ethics and morality that if you do not have high mortality or ethic then you will not produce a group of citizens that will consider what is best for others.  And when you do not have a high view of ethics, virtue and morality and people who are seeking what is best for me than the nation will fragment into a lot of irresponsible people seeking what is best for them and it blows everything a nation stand for apart. Without religion, there can not be a virtue. To have liberty it must have virtue, we must have a way to train future generations to live on the bases of the pursuit of virtue and morality in order for the government can function as it should be." Marriage and freedom - Robert Dean Jr, the pastor of West Houston Bible Church[22].

Responsibility starts with oneself. But it must be taught. The bible teaches us that responsibility is about taking upon ourselves to do what needs to be done. That is part of ethical and moral values.

If the school board of Newfoundland and Labrador truly desires the best for our children and for the future generation of this province ( I'm sure that you do) you must first and foremost teach true biblical moral and ethical values. But this is not the case since the present religion curriculum is all about accepting other religious beliefs.

That will take us to the next school curriculum - Religious Education

Religion education should be off-limit to the provincial government. Your present religious curriculum is not preparing our young generation to face the future with assertiveness in moral responsibility, with ethic and virtuous biblical view, who seek what is best for our community and our province.  The majority of student graduates have become atheists with secular ethic values. For example, there are fewer young men and young women who volunteer to an existing organization, serve their communities, and meet humanitarian needs.   Let me remind you of the definition of Atheism: a disbelief in the existence of a deity, the doctrine that there is no deity.

The present Newfoundland school religion's curriculum[23] starting at grade 1, consist of:

Traditional Aboriginal Spirituality
Judaism
Hinduism
Buddhism
Christianity
Islam
Sikhism
Baha’i Faith

The key Baha’i religious principles are the oneness of God, the oneness of religion, and the oneness of humanity. Baha’is support world unity and the development of international governing bodies. Baha’is work closely with government agencies, including the United Nations and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Our children are being conditioned to accept a One World Religion and to adapt to the idea of a New World Order. Is that what "The Liberal government of Brian Tobin had in mind when he passed the necessary legislation to form a non-denominational system, 155 years after the first denominational Education Act?" I understand that there has been a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Education in 1990, followed by two referendums.[24] I also understand that it is not only the governments’ fault that a non-denominational system was adapted but mainly because of the cost involved in sustaining all denominational schools.

Christian's denominations are as much responsible for the Non-Denominational School System in this province.  Christians are divided among themselves. They have divided not only on issues biblical doctrine but on so many insignificant traditions, custom, social moral values[25] such as abortion and same-sex marriage. As Jesus comment, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand," Matthew 12:25. In Church assemblies, ministers and pastors will avoid offence by not teaching fundamental doctrines.

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables, 2 Timothy 4:3-4.

The churches have become weak and silence over critical political and social issues. They accepted to play the role of marriage commissioners for the province and receive tax exemption status. Not to lose either of their privileges, they opted not to get involved with the political orientation of the province in important issues such as homosexual lifestyle, same-sex marriage, sex education and religion education for our young children in our school. 

What is being taught about religion and about Christianity to our children in our school? To become environmentally responsible to take care of Mother Earth. True Christianity teaches that Jesus is the only way to receive the gift of eternal life. It teaches a specific moral and ethic standard of living. These principals are applied during a Christian’s life. That is not what it is being taught. Christianity as all other religions taught at school are now viewed by our children like fairy tale stories, make beliefs and hearsay, isn't it?  The tooth fairy is a lie.  Yet Christians and secular adults keep teaching this ritual of burying the children tooth under the pillow, and as a reward of believing a lie, a child receives a coin. A child will continue to pretend to believe only to receive a coin.  I did so when I found out that Santa did not exist. I pretended to believe so that my parents would continue to give me gifts. I assumed that if my parent would know that I didn't believe, I would stop receiving gifts. Easter is viewed in the same way, receiving chocolate bunnies and eggs for believing a lie, and so it is for Halloween. We are conditioning our children by rewarding them for accepting a lie. That is how we are conditions children not to go against the lies.  Even though a student does not agree with the religion taught at school he/she would pretend to agree only to get his grade. The majority of our students all graduate viewing religion and Christianity as a fairy tale and become an atheist.  Many ventures into playing a dangerous game called "Charlie, Charlie" a new version of the Ouija Board since the occult is being masked as entertainment in our culture.  It is all superstition such as religion, not to be taken seriously.  

Premier, whatever happened to Newfoundland motto, "Seek first the Kingdom of God?" 

You know where you can find it, don't you?  Excerpt by Hans Rollmann Published on April 06, 2008 in The Telegram[26]:

"You will find in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly (where) hangs the familiar provincial coat of arms with its cross, lion and unicorn, crested by an elk and flanked on each side by two aboriginals holding a bow. Above the lieutenant governor's vice-regal head and supported by two Greek pillars rises in large capital letters once again the Latin motto gracing our provincial coat of arms: Quaerite prime regnum De, which in good old King James English translates as, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God”

The motto "Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God" was officially recognized as Newfoundland's coat of arms on Jan. 1, 1928. It replaced the pagan "Badge of Newfoundland," in which Mercury, the god of trade and commerce, presents to Britannia a kneeling fisherman who offers her the gifts of the sea, presumably with the words of its motto, Hic tibi dona fero, "these gifts I bring to you."

Today, in the name of evolution, we have evolved into New Age philosophy, science, and Interfaith, which represents a New World Religion. It all leads to a spiritual ascension no matter what an individual believes.

In Newfoundland, prior to Brian Tobin's reform, Christianity was the only religion taught at school.  Each Sunday the churches were full of worshippers.  There would be a bible study on weekdays. Nowadays, we find this motto in tourist information brochure yet it is no longer part of Newfoundland culture and our churches are full of empty pews, with attendees sitting in the back. Hardly any young parents attend; next to no children, few attend Sunday school. Like so many other provinces, parents gave away their responsibilities, most importantly their parental rights and freedoms, to educate their children to the state. The government now teaches our children the New Age values under the guise of common core, moral standard values controlled by the United Nations' Agenda 21.  Agenda 21 objectives for our youth is "to ensure that education reflects the economic and social needs of youth and incorporates the concepts of environmental awareness and sustainable development throughout the curricula." That is so New Age fundamental belief worshipping Mother Earth.  Every mean is necessary to protect the goddess of the environment, Mother Earth.

Quoting their reform: "Children not only will inherit the responsibility of looking after the Earth but in many developing countries they comprise nearly half the population. Furthermore, children in both developing and industrialized countries are highly vulnerable to the effects of environmental degradation. They are also highly aware supporters of environmental thinking. The specific interests of children need to be taken fully into account in the participatory process on environment and development in order to safeguard the future sustainability of any actions taken to improve the environment[27]," Agenda 2125.1 - 25.17.

Let me give you a heads up; the effects of environmental degradation are not caused by the emission of CO2. It is a lie and a guise to take away the economic sovereignty of a nation and to be given away to a One World Order governed by the United Nations.

Agenda 21 is all about how to hide God through science and the environment. There is nothing new under the sun. Adolph Hitler inspired the same goal as the United Nation:

"National Socialism and religion cannot exist together... The heaviest blow that ever struck humanity was the coming of Christianity."

"The dogma of Christianity gets worn away before the advances of science. Religion will have to make more and more concessions. Gradually the myths crumble. All that's left is to prove that in nature there is no frontier between the organic and the inorganic. When understanding of the universe has become widespread, when the majority of men know that the stars are not sources of the light but worlds, perhaps inhabited worlds like ours, then the Christians doctrine will be convicted of absurdity." (Hitler's Table Talk, July 1941)

What Hitler couldn't achieve by force, The United Nations and the school curriculum of Newfoundland and Labrador are successful by teaching our children communist values.

What about Freedom of Religion?

As a Christian, I understand that God has given freedom of choice.  He had created us with "Free will", which is more then any Charter of Rights and Freedom can give. He gave us the freedom to err and to learn from our errors. God wrote a Standard Operating Policy such as it is with a major company who ask their employee to read and to follow.  Everyone has the right to follow them or not. If not, the employee needs to accept the consequences.  So it is with God, He is supreme judge, and one day we will all give account.

God gave free will to the homosexual, freedom to live according to their feeling, Roman 1:26-28... therefore they are abandoned by God... God will not stop them, so why should we Christian try to stop them?

A Christian is someone that chose to believe in the Supreme God who created heaven and earth as described in the Bible.  He/she also believes in the origin of evil, an event where sin was introduced in the world, which happens in the garden eastward in Eden. He/she believes in God's grace and mercy toward all man, who has sent His Son Jesus to pay for the consequence of our sins.  A Christian is someone who believes in the death and resurrection of Jesus. The reward is the gift of eternal life. He/she becomes a citizen of the Kingdom of God. A Christian is someone who prepares to reign with Christ by studying sound doctrine and applying it in his/her life.

Christians do not have the mandate to stop the world from sinning. We are not mandated to force our lifestyle upon others. We are mandated to testify Christ's resurrection, which is the gospel and to set an example by living by God's ethical and moral values.  Christians also have the right to live their faith protected by the Canadian Constitution Bill of Rights. We have the right to defend our choice as much as the homosexual has right on their choice. To be a Christian or a homosexual is a behavioural choice, a lifestyle choice. You may notice that there are many denominations and clergies that support homosexual behaviour, but yet, they are contradicting their faith.  Jesus warned us that there would be impostors; "For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many," Matt 24:5.

A true Christian strives to live according to God's instructions and not by the world’s secular view. You notice that I use the word strives to and not live by God's instruction. As a child grows in understanding and makes an effort to apply his/her parent’s instruction, so is a Christian. 

Tell me what’s wrong by striving to obey God's commandments? What wrong with striving not to lie, not to steal, not to commit murder, not to give false witness which is called gossiping, what’s wrong with striving to be loyal to one spouse, not committing adultery? Is it not what sustains a healthy community? What is wrong with to strive to love our neighbour as we love ourselves? To strive doesn't mean we are perfect. As Christians, the good of the community is part of God's instruction. "You shall love your neighbour as yourself," Leviticus 19:18. "Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being, "1 Corinthians 10:24.

The true definition of tolerance is through the example of God's grace and mercy.  Grace is defined as unmerited favour and mercy is defined as unmerited forgiveness.  United Nations seem to be overwhelmingly concern about Mother Nature more than human interest.  Thousands of Christians are being persecuted by ISIL. They are refugees with no nations in the world who care for them. Children are being crucified, men beheaded, women raped and sold as sex slaves. Outrageous, the United Nations is more concerned with the environment than human tragedies. 

Morality and Christianity are inseparable. When a nation puts God out of the picture, it is left with no moral and ethic foundation.

"In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes," Judges 17:6.  

This Premier is the culture of our day, everyone is doing what is right in his/her own eyes.

The Bible teaches Christians responsibility towards our government by recognizing and accepting that the governing powers are ordained by God, it teaches to pay our taxes and to pray for the leaders of our government.  It teaches us to live a quiet life and to do business with integrity. It teaches to respect God's ordained marriage between one man and one woman. It teaches us to instruct and prepare our children for life adult responsibilities. Tell me. why would the media-shy away from Christians values? Because it gives a notion that God is real, and remind the secular that one day all will give an account of their conduct even the most defile and secret one.

Christians are not doormats. Canada Constitution Act 1982 Document protects us. The Canada Constitution Act 1982 Document also give special privilege to the individual to sin evermore. Yet the Judeo Christian God is Supreme above all government laws:

Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law: Part I, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms[28]

Religion recommendation

 In 1984, the Newfoundland-Labrador Human Rights Association (NLHRA) sent a brief to the Minister of Justice criticizing the school system, stating that: “The greatest single threat to equality of religion and freedom of worship [in the province] is the restrictive nature of the denominational educational system. It is recommended that a second alternative be available for students who are not of faiths which benefit from special constitutional privilege, or that denominational schools be prohibited from discriminating on the basis of religion.”[29]

Therefore, for the sake of students who are not of faith, the school board decided to teach all other religions to all students with or no faith belief. Ironic isn't it? I consider this an oxymoronic policy.

Religion should be banned altogether from the school curriculum. I urge you and your government not to take the responsibility to teach religion in school. It is in conflict with true Christianity values. Parents are to correct their children of the false doctrine that the schools are teaching. If Christianity alone cannot be taught at school, your government and the school board ought not to take the role of religious indoctrination of any foreign belief on our Christian children and children of other faith.

 Teachers who teach religion other then Christianity are considered "idolatrous priests" Zephaniah 1:4.  All false teachers will be judged more severely at judgment day in the presence of our Lord and King. It is the role of parents, pastors, ministers, and Sunday school teachers to teach religion to the children.

This is my testimony, that everybody will give account for teaching lies to our children.  The Newfoundland-Labrador Human Rights Association recommended that a second alternative be available for students who are not of faith, therefore let them (The Newfoundland-Labrador Human Rights Association) teach alternative belief but not in our school who are forcing their Interfaith indoctrination on our Christians children.

"Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me," John 14:6.

“These false teachers do whatever they want, and they are so proud of themselves. They are not afraid even to say bad things against the glorious ones,” 2 Peter 2:10b.

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea,” Matthew 18:6.

God rules over leaders of all nations. King Nebuchadnezzar learned this lesson in a very humble way as illustrated in Daniel chapter 4. This is how King Nebuchadnezzar describes God sovereignty at the end of his lesson:

"And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom is from generation to generation. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, “What have You done?” Daniel 4:34-35

King Nebuchadnezzar realized and admitted that the God of Israel is ruler over the kings of the earth, Rev 1:5.

Important events are about to happen soon in the world scene, and you need to be prepared.  My advice is to follow your province motto, " Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness ".  This instruction from our Lord Jesus comes with a promise, "and all these things shall be added to you," Matthew 6:33. This is a promise not only for individual men and women but for nations also.

To seek first the Kingdom of God was at one time a fundamental part of Newfoundland and Labrador culture. It is no more.  Your government is not the only at fault, but the church's denominations. They relinquish their spiritual responsibilities to the government, to the school board.  Parents also have relinquished their responsibility to the school board.  None question, but those who do question are simply ignored. Critical thinking is not taught at school, and the skill in grammar and spelling has become irrelevant. To master the English language as of any other language is the key to express ideas. Reading is essential to develop vocabulary.

What is critical thinking?  Here is a good example. Ask a student to read a simple book on the life of Mohammed, and then give the student to read the book of Matthew, containing the life of Jesus. Then ask this question: Which one would you prefer to have as a neighbour, Jesus or Mohammed?

But you don't do that.  You do not allow students to think for themselves. We live in an age where political correctness is the law, to avoid discrimination and offence.  I call that communist when the state controls what a student must learn. You want to make sure that they are "INFORMATION," do you?

Why am I writing this to you and to the members of your government? It is to give you a sense of reality from God's point of view, from the Bible point of view. This is my testimony.  I moved to Glovertown in November of 2008. And I did fell in love with the culture and especially the strong spiritual value describes in your motto. I read your history, which by the way should be taught at school. They are valuable lessons where people can face adversities with moral integrity, courage, and spiritual conviction. They were people who did not expect handouts from their government but lived according to the moral obligation toward their neighbours.

Sex education and religion education at present status quo should be removed from the school curriculum. The curriculum is inverting the mind of our children. With the freedom to live according to individual standards, the heart ever draws colder and iniquity increases. To whose standard should we live by? Since God is not in the picture, every individual wants to live according to his or her own personal standard. This will only lead into imposing upon other each other standard.

"Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? (Personal standard) You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.  You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.  Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God," James 4:1-4.

Adulterers and adulteresses are meant as spiritual idolatry. There is no fear of God, therefore sins are viewed good.  The Freedom of Right in the Canadian constitution gives the freedom to sin freely and in abundance.

The nation is blessed when leaders live according to God's standard. The problem arises when leaders reject God's standard and when each citizen lives to their own standard which leads to a power struggle. That is what the movies and marketing industries are promoting: "Do what you feel like doing". Everybody wants to rule the world according to his or her feeling.  They all want their rights and the Canadian Chater of Rights guarantees just that. 

"Newfoundlanders are driving away from God’s laws, we don’t teach our children about Him in our schools, we don’t offer public prayers in His name, and the holy days we observe are no longer tributes to Him. We don’t thank Him for the blessings we receive and we don’t turn to Him when we’re in need. There can hardly be any differentiating between the conduct of a Christian and a secular. Christians are viewed as hypocrites with good reason, we lecture “not to sin” instead of reaching people with the true gospel of salvation[30].

Christianity was the foundational part of Newfoundland and Labrador culture and tradition. It is no more. Under the "Population Growth Strategy for Newfoundland and Labrador, 2015-2025,[31]" Minister Clyde Jackman wants to bring into Newfoundland and Labrador more immigrates[32]. With unemployment rate (unadjusted, May 2015)[33] of 13.9%, and lately the news that Newfoundland and Labrador will lose 24,000 jobs over the next three years[34], this government 5 years strategy is to bring in more foreigners. Are you serious? While educated graduates and trade workers could not find a job in Newfoundland and Labrador, for their survival, they are obligated to move into other provinces for employment. Bring them back home first before introducing foreigners.  I can see only one reason why this province follows the Federal immigration strategy and that is Agenda 21.

In Minister Clyde Jackman's video, he points out that the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is a very safe place to live, is a family-oriented province, and has a very strong culture. On the latter one, a very strong culture, Minister Clyde Jackman is in error. The Newfoundland and Labrador culture is eroding at a very dangerous speed. For the last 40 years, the American, and more specifically Hollywood’s, influence had made a decisive impact on this province's culture. Less and less are the new generation interested to follow the culture and tradition of the Newfoundlander. 

As for family-oriented values, it is even worse, since Christian family values are not taught at home or in school, this generation and the ones that follow will adopt a more secular world view on moral issues. Movies, TV shows, and social media took the role to educate our children.  Some parent leaves children for hours in front of the TV, not caring what is been taught to them. 

This is how the Apostle Paul describes TV programs, which is so entertaining:

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:  For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,  traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,  having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!" 2 Timothy 3:1-5

And this is what ought to be taught instead

"But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance," 2 Timothy 3:10.

Longsuffering, now this is a virtue in our modern age that is vanishing out of our vocabulary.  It means to be emotionally mature, which can be described simply by not hurting someone else when suffering.

The Newfoundland and Labrador school curriculum should consist of:


  • Newfoundland history - Why Newfoundland is exceptional? To learn from the past mistakes and successes 
  • Newfoundland and world geography
  • English grammar, spelling, reading, poetry, writing skill, memorization
  • Math and Basic accounting
  • Basic economy, how capitalist promotes economic equality, rather than socialist which consist of taking from the hard responsible middle class to give to the opportunist lazy irresponsible citizens 
  • True science, not pseudosciences such as evolution and the Big Bang (it is a theory and not factual)
  • Critical thinking, to win the war of ideas, it’s an important asset to understand the politics of the communities and provincial government policies
  • Home skills such as cooking, housekeeping for both girls and boys
  • Environmental applications, such as gardening, basic agriculture, get to know the Newfoundland trees, and wild fruit, fishing and hunting.
  • Latin, fundamental for future lawyers and doctors rooted in this province, and not from immigration
  • Computer skills
  • And most importantly, ethics and moral values, how faith, reason, and science are fully compatible

Educate our children to be prepared for a responsible life within our communities no matter the choice of career our students choose after graduation.  Do this for the best interest of the population of Newfoundland and Labrador. Do it to give our students true freedom to express themselves with discipline. And maybe, yes maybe, your government will salvage the true culture and tradition of Newfoundland.  But I can promise you this, it will be impossible to achieve without the God of the Newfoundland motto being involved.

This letter is long but intended to draw your attention in the area, which is of great priority and concern, the well being of our children’s education and their future. 

Premier Paul Davis, you are stating your goal for Newfoundland and Labrador on your government web home page, which is

“The province has a rock-solid foundation in place, economically and socially. My goal is to build on those footings and ensure the province’s many successes continue for the benefit of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians today, tomorrow and for generations to come.”[35]

Our foundation is our children, not the economy, not the homosexual community, not a specific individual or elite group. Without specific core ethics and moral values, this province's culture and tradition is eroding at a rate of no return. This is an urgent matter.

Mr. Sandy Collins as Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services you have a lot on your plate. It is wonderful that you take interest in the people of your constituency by your presence in all sorts of social activities. But are you prepared to pull up your sleeves on behalf of our children, your children’s best interest?  Start listening to the concerns of the parents. Parents are feed up not being heard.  Are you up to the challenge? This coming September leaders of all nations will gather to sign a new chapter on Sustainable Development by upgrading Agenda 21 to Agenda 2030. Climate Change is a lie. It is a pretext, a ruse, to take away our freedom and sovereignty.  Climate Change is a Fear Mongering[36]. According to the US-based Norwegian physicist, who is the chief technology officer at Applied Biophysics Inc and a retired academic at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Nobel Prize in Physics 1973, "Global warming or Climate change is now the new religion because you can't touch it, it is not proper"[37]. Even some Christian denominations have fallen for the lie.

"For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect," Matthew 24:24.

Mr. Sandy Collins, I suggest that you put on your critical thinking hat and study what will be the downfall of this new Agenda 2030 toward Newfoundland and Labrador.   I guarantee that it is no good for the future of our children and the sovereignty of this province.  Another commentary will follow this one, which will focus on the history of a sovereign Dominion to become a province totally destitute and depending on Canada. 

Premier Paul Davis, are you to accept the status quo by following the directive of a certain elite group which only have personal interests or are you seriously going to take action to save whatever is left of the sovereignty of our province for the unique benefit of the population and the future our children?

When you retired, would you rest secure knowing that our future generation will take on the responsibility to govern this province for the best interest of its population and not of the corporate interest?  Or is it too late?

"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them," Ephesians 5:11.

That is my motive, to reprove them and hope that you will pay attention.

The history of God's people was written and stored in the Torah for our benefit. It was written to teach us of the benefits of following God instructions and the consequences of its disobedience. From King Salomon to King Ahaz foreign religions had been introduced and worship in Israel. The consequences were servitude to foreign nations. In time the nations divided into two kingdoms; the Kingdom of the North (Israel) and the Kingdom of the South (Judah) and both became weak.

"Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls," Luke 11:17.

The Torah also made known of the courageous king such as King Hezekiah who did not follow the footstep of his father. He brought total reform within Judah. He destroyed and removed all symbols of pagan idolatry that had accumulated from previous reigns. He reinstated the Levite priesthood, open the door of the Temple in which his father closed to disallowed sacrificial ritual observant to the Sovereign God of Israel. King Hezekiah's reform saved half of the Kingdom, Judah. The Northern Kingdom was taken into captivity and never returned. The Kingdom of Judah became secure and sovereign under God's Devine protection. The young king did what we should be prepared to do toward anything that comes between God, and our children and God.

Premier Paul Davis, will you follow the example of King Hezekiah? Will you remove foreign religion from our school? Will you reinstate the responsibility to teach our children to true Christian denominations, not at school but to church institutions? Yes, true Christians denomination since Jesus warns that many would come in His name professing to be Christians but are not Matthew 24:5. Removing religion curriculum from our school will allow parents with a secular worldview not to have Christianity and other religions to be shoved down their throat. That is freedom ordained by God. Remove also sex education curriculum from our school. Sex education is the responsibility of parents. Again, if parents don't want the responsibility, don't take it.

I only have the best interest of our children at heart and the sovereignty of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador as God has ordained.

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you," Matthew 6:33.

"and all these things shall be added to you," is God's promise to all who seek Him and applies His instruction.

Mr. Rex Murphy's statement is expected from a secular worldview, "As things now are, a truly religious person must actually stay out of politics,". Nonetheless, his statement omitted our privileged and right.  As a Christian, I will not simply roll over and play dead. Christians have right according to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and I intend to use my blessed right and freedom. I will not allow being discriminated against by the homosexual agenda neither by the Roman Catholic Church that lately reaffirmed that the Catholic Church is the only true church of Jesus Christ.[38] If the pope personally attacks the reformed protestant church, I have the liberty to criticize him.

"Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father (not the pope) except through Me," John 14:6 (and not through the Catholic Church).

I am neither a theologian nor a Bible scholar.  The opinions expressed are my own, based on a personal study of God's doctrines, observation, research, and life experience in walking in the Lord.


Best Regards

Andre Delage

PS: This letter will be posted on my web page hopefully after you respond so it will include your response. It will also be distributed to all Christian denominations in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Nevertheless, if I receive no response within two weeks from the day this has been delivered, I will share this letter.







[1] Rex Murphy: In Justin Trudeau's world, Christians need not apply - http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/rex-murphy-in-justin-trudeaus-world-christians-need-not-apply
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