As the moral shift in America continues to slide further from its Christian foundations, many are finding, to late, that one of the primary culprits is that of our educational institutions. And yet what some have only recently become aware, others warned of this very tend many years ago.
In an article entitled “Educational Apostasy” William W. Prescott – a foundational educator and administrator of the Seventh-day Adventist Church – shared in 1901 that, “When the full fruitage of this teaching – the repudiation of the basic principles of Protestantism and republicanism [aka popular sovereignty] – appears, there will be a condition which few now anticipate —[he continues to explain the ultimate result of what he identifies as “this teaching”] a revival of papal and monarchical follies [something akin to the experience of the people in the dark ages] .” He shared only four criteria for this to occur –
(1) devaluing of Scripture,
(2) the uplifting of a standard shaped by public opinion rather than the law of God,
(3) the nullification of societal benefits toward the institution of marriage and approval of free love,
(4) and the equality of all men identified as inherently absurd.
And his solution to the problem was in his words, “A system of education is demanded which shall build up faith in revealed truth, and which shall make moral character its highest aim.”
Revelations 18: 5 – “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
Today we need teachers, professors, academics, administrators, staff, and any others who will answer the call to maintain the integrity of the divine standard of morals, and who recognize the God-given rights of men. Only then can the upcoming generation be rescued from the on rushing tide of apostasy, and be prepared for their part in the final events of Earth’s history.