Thanks for stopping by our site. The Bible says, “All we like sheep have gone astray. (Isaiah 53:6) Information here is about how we have gone astray in the home, in the church and in our culture, or society at large. I have made the following assumptions, especially with regard to what is happening in the United States of America:
- Home/School – Most of our children in America are educated in a state run (public school) system that, by the current laws of men, excludes God. That’s just one of many facts which show how the family has gone astray. Therefore, Christian school and/or homeschooling will often be the emphasis when a piece is written in the Home category. We consider home and school to be one entity for Christian families. The two should not be separate with respect to training. Others may help educate our children, but only if Christain principles are an intregal part of that training.
- Church – The fact that so few pastors advocate/ support Christian/ home schooling is evidence of how the church has gone astray. The transition from home churches 1700 years ago into mega-churches with thousands of attendees runs contrary to instructions for church meetings in the New Testament. The failure of so many seminaries to follow biblical principles is another factor contributing to the ways in which the church has gone astray.
- Culture/Worldview – The basic failure of Christians to impact the culture and simply sustain what America’s founding fathers initiated is further evidence of how the church has gone astray. This category could be labeled as Christian worldview because that is the essence of what we Christians need to focus on when we interact with the culture. On some occassions an article here may be about public schools, but listed under culture. The reason is simple; the public school is a part of the secular environment and worldview, and not a part of training children in Christian homes.
Obviously the home, the church and the culture are not independant entities. However, we Christians should agree that Jesus Christ is our foundation. A personal relationship with God through His son Jesus Christ is the starting point. Then the home and church build on that truth. Then our attempts to affect the culture will be Christ centered.
Too often Christians try to affect the culture while the home and church lack proper structure. A carpenter who builds on a foundation and fails to keep the framework square will have to be constantly altering the construction to make allowances for the fact the building is not true or square. So it is with our culture; if we have the family and church “out of square” to use the carpenter’s terminology, we are constantly trying to make adjustments in our culture that are time consuming and ineffective. For example, Christian political activism can have some merits, but those efforts should be secondary to getting our house (home and church) in order.
And sadly, some groups and individuals with the “Christian” label are not what they claim, and this adds to confusion for non-believers and some new believers.