The Pursuit of Happiness in the Age of Indoctrination

Have you heard about the storm that’s brewing and headed your way?

It’s not a tropical storm stirring in the Gulf of Mexico or hurricane churning in the Atlantic Ocean. In fact, the looming devastation along this storm’s epic path is more ominous than any natural disaster. Yet its cataclysmic effects couldn’t be more predictable. Centuries of history give evidence across the globe of ruinous civilizations laid bare by the ideological winds of humanism, socialism and racism. And now, this destructive trifecta is ravaging the pillars of America’s greatness.

At the epicenter of this deluge is your local school board, and there’s a target on the minds and hearts of young, naïve and impressionable children.Licentious school curriculums about human sexuality and anatomy are elevating debauchery to an academic discipline in elementary, middle and high schools across the country. History and social studies curriculums—that celebrated the abolition of slavery and Civil Rights Movement while chronicling America’s imperfect yet unrelenting pursuit of equality and opportunity for all— are being gutted, trampled and trashed by those espousing critical race theory.

For decades these ideas have permeated Ivory Towers and other institutions of higher learning as lecturers with a run of letters at the end of their names bloviated ad nauseum. Professional journals have since codified these delusional musings as irrefutable truths.

You’ve likely noticed that academia’s seed bed of counterfeit truths is now in full bloom and spreading like kudzu across the “fruited plain”— covering everything in sight from local, state and federal government, all the way to the United States Supreme Court and hallowed halls of churches.

Redefining marriage and gender according to one’s personal preferences and dividing societal constructs into oppressors and oppressed or victors and victims based solely on the color of one’s skin are the inevitable conclusions when “human wisdom” or ideology usurps God’s design for His creation.

Meanwhile, the former watchdog Press has become the lapdog for disseminating propaganda and disinformation 24/7. Not to be outdone, Tinseltown shines the spotlight on this indoctrination campaign from one episode to the next.

Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines ideology as “a manner or the content of thinking, characteristic of an individual, group or culture.” In other words, ideology produces theories, hypotheses, explanations, justifications and rationalizations rooted in humankind’s limited knowledge, experiences, perceptions and biases.

But what if there was an objectively trustworthy universal knowledge base or source; a timeless standard of truth for all people, for all time, untainted by one’s predisposition, partiality, politics or proclivities?

In fact, there is—it’s God’s inerrant and infallible Word. The Holy Bible is the Owner’s Manual for humanity—past, present and future. After all, since God created us doesn’t it make sense that He did so on purpose and for a purpose. How cruel it would have been for Him to leave us groping in darkness in pursuit of enlightenment, peace and fulfilment.

A loving God wouldn’t do that, nor did He. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 promises: “All Scripture is inspired by God and beneficial for teaching, for rebuke, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man or woman of God may be fully capable, equipped for every good work.”

Believe it or not, the university, including Ivy League institutions such as Yale, Harvard and Princeton, were founded on the presupposition that Theology—which means “thinking about God”— reveals His plan and purpose for mankind.

In 1776, America’s Founding Fathers acknowledged in the Preamble to The Declaration of Independence that its citizens are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Endowed means bestowed as a gift. And since God, alone, is the Giver “of every good thing given and every perfect gift” (James 1:17), that makes Him the Purveyor, Provider and Protector of such unalienable rights.

So as the ideological winds increase in scope and intensity, how will you respond? Are you going to acquiesce and retreat from the public square—batten down the proverbial hatches, board up your windows with indifference, stack up sandbags of apathy, and futilely try to wait out the storm?

Jesus said in Matthew 7:24-25: “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts on them, will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.”

Fault lines are widening across the foundation of the family, society and, consequently, our nation. Will you stand on the unshakable truths of God’s Word and shine His light into the ideological and spiritual darkness by sharing the Truth in love?


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