Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Homeschoolers Miss Out on Sexual Promiscuity and Much More


Home-schooling in the U.S. has become very popular in recent years. For a number of reasons, it’s also becoming more accepted, not only in Christian circles but also in the secular world. I have met many kids who have been educated by their parents (using what one atheist on my blog called "idiot" home-school textbooks), and I have found that they are consistently respectful, well-adjusted to life, sociable with their peers, and extremely knowledgeable. This is because those that are educating them deeply love them, and they have the ability to care for them as individuals, rather than as a class of young people. Studies have shown that children whose parents are directly involved in their education are more apt to excel in academics. That’s the positive side. But there are some things that home school kids miss out on.

By not being educated by the public system, their kids will miss out on learning how to communicate using filthy language. They will also miss out on the use of illegal drugs. According to a survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, "Millions of U.S. teens attend ‘drug-infested schools’ where students routinely see drugs used, sold or kept on schools grounds . . . Thirty-one percent of high school students -- more than 4 million -- see drug dealing, illegal drug use or students high or drunk at least once a week on their school grounds."

Home schooled kids will also miss out on sexual promiscuity, contracting sexually transmitted diseases (statistics show that one in four U.S. females has a sexually transmitted disease), being bullied, and maybe being shot to death (to date, there have been shootings resulting in the deaths of students in 76 different U.S. public schools). According to the National Conference of State Legislatures an incredible one in five kids in public schools “has seriously considered suicide."

Back in 2007, nearly 6.2 million students in the United States between the ages of 16 and 24 dropped out of school. According to ABC, "A study this week from Strong American Schools reports that 40 percent of seniors still do not understand the math they were taught in the eighth grade. And an earlier study. . . found that nearly a quarter cannot identify Adolph Hitler, more than half cannot place the American Civil War in the right century, and a third do not know that the Bill of Rights guarantees free speech." The American public school system is a failure to adequately educate our young people.

Had home schoolers attended public school they would have also been brainwashed by an unproven theory about human origins, and ended up believing that they are nothing but an animal with no ultimate moral accountability. A recent study revealed that in the 50 top universities in the U.S., in the field of biology 61 percent of respondents described themselves as atheists or agnostics. Evolution doesn’t simply teach that we have a common ancestor in primates. It seriously teaches that we are primates, and if the result of public schooling education is to reject God and His gift of eternal life, the depth of that tragedy will only be measured in the light of eternity.




Friday, August 24, 2012

OUR HEARTS LEAPED FOR JOY AT THIS EMAIL...




Hi great folks at OTB,

My name is Madeline, I'm 34, and until today I was agnostic.

Two days ago, I checked out the show, because of Sarah (you remember she got saved only 3 weeks ago- she was agnostic, also) and I remember passing Ray twice in CA, while he open-air preached. Never stopped to listen though, should have. :)

I believed so many things, that were illogical. I was asked, if I would mind talking about why I was agnostic? Didn't mind one bit. The person I was talking with in private message on chat, turned every question/objection around on me, with another question for me. It's pretty dumb to look at Creation and say there is no Creator; he did a GREAT job of showing me my fallacy in that belief.

Specifically, using the word 'if', because I said you "can't be sure".  I was "very sure" that you "can't be sure".  So he asked, "Is there a possibility you could be wrong then?" If I would have answered "no" I wouldn't have looked smart. My belief was perfectly illogical.

Remember that song with the lyrics, "Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try..."?   Yes, that was me.   Stating the Truth, and using the word 'if' is very much needed when speaking to someone like me. I was agnostic for years. It's shocking how that all changed in a little less than 2 hrs of chatting. That's most definitely God!

I was confronted with the Ten Commandments. It's unbelievable how that makes you feel on the inside.  I repented of my sins and trusted in Jesus tonight. I couldn't take the thought that I'd sinned against God, the guilt, the fear and thought of going to hell. It's humbling. The tears that go with that is overwhelming. We certainly don't deserve heaven. Did that at 7pm. My pride got in the way of doing it right after chat.. Made total sense though, and it's scary to think what I believed before. I really had been blinded to the fact of heaven and hell. Guilt is gone now. The Cross is SO wonderful, and in Jesus you have a refuge. What a wonderful Saviour!

Before today, I actually never heard the Gospel...at least not like that. Yes, you hear all the time that "Jesus died for you." John 3:16 - but I didn't understand it. I can attest to the fact, you have to be shown what you need saved from, before John 3:16 makes sense. Bad news, before the Good News. More people should be doing it, and I am going to learn how.

It's ONLY God who could have saved me out of my belief. It was God who drew me to himself. I would have been perfectly fine, to stick with what I believed.

I'm Eternally grateful to those in chat, who reached out to me and shared the Truth. You have a great group, of wonderful Christian people in the chat room! :D

Wow. Liz first got saved, because of On The Box and people in chat. Sarah second, because of the show, people in chat, and Tony's emails. And now me. Amazing.  I'll be inviting my friends! :)

Please, please share my story with others!

Thank you for your show. ~Madeline   :D
 
P.S-  '180' is great. Will be sharing it with others.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tony Miano Preaching at the Olympics in London 2012