About four months ago, I wrote one of my most controversial posts ever. It really was almost funny to me, because I was totally surprised by the reaction. It was pretty short, and was titled, Why I Do Not Want to Become an Usborne Books Consultant. Along with the post I shared a ten minute YouTube video. I really don’t want to go into the specifics of that post again, but if you would like to learn more please follow the above link and hop on over.
Anyhow, after writing this post, I received threats, my mothering was questioned, and a few people actually questioned whether or not my children should exist if I was their mom. Seriously. I guess that’s what happens if people believe you are trying to interfere with their income…which wasn’t what I was doing. Unfortunately, I ended up having to delete and close down comments on YouTube.
This week I was looking through the Teach Them Diligently homeschool convention’s Q & A’s, and they so eloquently shared an amazing perspective as to why they disagree with teaching and selling old earth theory, that I just had to share it with you.
Question…Why Does Teach Them Diligently focus so heavily on Young Earth Creationism and the inerrancy of the Bible?
“We connect these two views directly to the Gospel. The Gospel literally means news. It is news of the most amazing redemption story ever told. It is news of the Grace and Mercy of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the One foretold to sit on the throne of David and preside over an ever increasing kingdom (Is. 9:7) Jesus Christ commands before His ascension into heaven, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:” (Mt 28:18-20).
To summarize, because Christ has authority, He is commanding us to make disciples and to disciple. To do what He did during His earthly ministry. Where does His authority come from? Well, the Father gave it to Him, and beyond that, He created us, and His Word is true and unwavering. In Romans 5, Paul directly connects the Gospel or News of Jesus Christ to Genesis by saying that through one man sin came into the human race and through one man we are redeemed. This directly connects the creation of man to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To undermine, the first three chapters of Genesis is to undermine the Gospel.
Don’t get me wrong: God does not need us to tell Him Who He is. And, the story is true whether we believe it or not, “…For I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham” (Lk. 3:8). However, we believe that to undermine the creation account found in Genesis is to attack the Gospel. Any description by man of how the world came to be must be based on the account found in Genesis-include a first Adam and second Adam-or they are undermining the Good News of Jesus Christ. If you do not believe in a Young Earth as fact, you are still welcomed to come; however, we do ask you to respect our views on this issue. As you can see, we believe it is quite important!”
This, this, 100 times, this! Teaching our children truth is so very important, ladies. When we introduce secular theories to them, it is important that we do so from a Christian worldview. Everything ties back to the Gospel! It is also so important that we do not sell items which undermine God’s truth.