Minnesotans for Better Education, Standards and Testing

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8/13/2004

Anti-Public school Activist Loses at Baptist Convention

From a monthly newsletter of the National Association of Christian Educators/Citizens for Excellence in Education. Here are excerpts from President's Report exactly as written by Bob Simonds, the leader of the organization, including all info in parentheses as written by Bob Simonds:


"I write to you today with a broken heart for Christian church children, now officially abandoned by the largest US protestant denomination- the "Southern Baptist Conference" (SBC). With 17 million SBC members, the SBC leaders have committed a spiritual crime against God and God's explicitly clear commands to raise Christian children in the faith, nurturing them by the truth, protecting them from the world and Satan's attacks, through His TRUTH- found only in the precious inerrant Word of God..."


"At the huge SBC convention in June, most all the resolutions were sent to the floor for a vote. But the most important resolution (to remove Christian children from public schools) in the history of the SBC churches, was killed in committee and not allowed to even be voted upon. This is the largest singularly fatal decision any group representing God and His Words of Truth could ever possibly make. The loss? Millions of innocent children. Yet, the SBC leaders vehemently defended their decision to abandon their own Christian church children to be taught by the Philistines (public government schools); all the horrors of atheism; idolatry (worship man); human sacrifice (abortion); immorality (homo/lesbianism); legal drug use (brain damage forever); moral relativity (anything goes-enjoy); pedophilia (sexual abuse of children); hatred of God and Creation (evolution, anti-God philosophies); allowing their own children to be converted to an anti-Christian worldview, under the guise of a weak, unscriptual doctrine of "evangelizing their schoolmates"..."


"Unfortunately the SBC has now joined the secular world's anti-God, anti-Bible, irrationalism of the heathen education hierarchy. The SBC leadership which defeated this soul-saving resolution to save God's innocent "little ones" (Jesus repeatedly called them) must now answer to an angry God, whose mercy is great, but His justice is unbending. Pray for them, Beloved. Their sin is greater than any words, yet they feel the fear of their fellow man justifies sending millions of children to hell. It is parents, who are denied the right to be informed on choosing their child's future. Or is it uninformed, proud, God-ignoring leaders in the SBC? Harsh? Wait till you hear God's opinion. The apostle Paul said it clearly: "For we know Him that hath said, Vengence belongeth unto me, I will recompense (a compensation for an injury done) saith the Lord. And again, the Lord shall judge His people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God" (Hebrews 10:30, 31, KJV). Tragically, this is the fate, of those who through ignorance, pride, fear, or love of praise and/or money that have inescapably brought upon themselves. These are not ignorant men, who have disgraced their living God; they are men of letters (usually three degrees), most studying the Bible for seven to ten years formally and then personally in ministry for many years. They know! Yet stubbornly, having rejected God's clear commandments they, have sold out God's very precious "little ones" of whom Jesus said: It is impossible but that offenses will come: but woe unto him through whom they come! It were better for him (or her) that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and be cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these "little ones" (Luke 17:1,2,KJV)..."
Bob Simonds