The heart of a father

“My son, don’t forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commands;” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:1‬

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Seven Apologetics Books Every Teen Should Read

By TIM BARNETT Published on May 25, 2020

I try not to dwell on disappointments. But there is one disappointment I think about a lot. In fact, it drives my motivation for ministry.

My great regret: I didn’t discover apologetics until I was in my early twenties.

My mission in ministry is to expose students to the rich intellectual resources Christianity has to offer.

I can’t change my past, but I can do my best to make sure this doesn’t happen to others. My mission in ministry is to expose students to the rich intellectual resources Christianity has to offer. Incidentally, there are a lot of really good apologetics works. My bookshelves are lined with them. Unfortunately, most of these works are not written for a younger audience.

I often get asked about which apologetics books I recommend for students. Here is the list I normally offer. Rather than overwhelm you with options, I’ve selected one book for each of the seven essential topics below. Continue reading

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Poison in the Classrooms

I knew about Sweden, about it’s humanistic approach! I knew about the dangerous hidden agenda of the past 60 years to take over the responsibility of the parents and form the mind of the children from young age! I have been confronted with the poor insight of fatherhood and motherhood, the weak protection over families, but…

Just this weekend it came too close as I was in between, shock, anger, desperation and violence as our little grandson stood there, tears of fear going to sleep, having nightmares about blood and monsters. Tears of loneliness were running his face and it was hurting us deep and strong. You have to understand that this little fellow is as stable as a little kid can be, raised in the safety of his home, balanced and with a strong identity. After a long talk, where your hearts breaks seeing the deep, deep sorrow and pain, we found out that his classroom and teachers were not the safety we hoped it/they would be.

Before you are trying to explain about children and safety and everything else, remember that we are talking a little 6 years old, with total trust and innocence entering the world of the adults!

No, it was physical abuse…

Please watch before we continue!

Besides the pain of a grandparent, my opinion: Sick, evil, irresponsible and close to abuse! Stupid, twisted mind actors, paid by who ever immature adult that is, who decide to enter the “safe” environment where we bring our children and in just in a minute kills the innocence of a 6 year old. And, as we know by now, when this kids grow into 8, again the attack comes about sexual “education” and then again at 10 and 11 and 12 and so on!

Place of Crime? This little innocence looking, red painted village school!
I just wonder honestly what went on in the mind of the teacher and it scares me that nothing in her system resists this attack and restores safety in the classroom. It does not really helps to trust the coming days, weeks, months and years!

How wonderful is my grandson’s situation as we notice, we see the emotional reacting, we are aware of the change of his inner being, but what about all this poor other kids, who can’t sleep, bothering their parents, not being understood, which create the loneliness and unsafe feelings. We are so keen on the sexual abuse issues showing up and do everything to make sure these thing do not happen, but what about theses things.

…and by now I know they can discuss our “taste” and find us a little over protective.

But maybe there are more out there who think: enough is enough! Who understand that we can no longer be silent.

As the days past by, gladly, the community reacted as I (not being Swedish) asked about their (Swedish) opinion! “Disgusting, sick, bad taste, unsafe, unnecessary”… Good, that helps!
“So lets sit as christian families and take a stand!” one replied. Yes, let’s do that but… Don’t make it a Christian issue, because than they can set it aside! No, this is not a christian issue, although the bible, being a christian, is the reason why we reject these kind of things. No, this is a moral issue and that will take us to “court” and fight it!

So, what system do we talk about then?

It would be great not thinking too much conspiracy, as we as christians are so good in that. The best thing is to thing responsible, fighting a fight we can win and this is where Jesus challenged us! Connect, find the hearts, because we do not battle the “flesh and blood”! We war agains a principality that has influence in the mindsets, which influences the way of handling. The other way around is what the word is arising us through Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

It are patterns that are in the system, the way we handle and it helps when we influence the renewing of “seeing” things, by questioning the motives in a relational way.

So… from an angry Grandfather, concerned about the mindset that is surrounding us, I approached the Throne, laid down my anger, sadness and concerns and asked for a battle I could win. An action that is within the boundaries of my responsibility in order to move with a God-given authority!

The statement of a mother that wrote me:
We are going to take the Mountain of Education, but we are not putting our children in the frontline in this fight.

No, we will not put our children in the frontline of this fight!

What a great verse about “teaching”:
Deuteronomy 4:9 “Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren.”