According to the WorldNetDaily.com’s article titled, “Gideons Chased from Maryland School,” a school board voted to ban the Gideon New Testament Bibles from being passed out to the children. The worse part about this article was that it was a “Christian” who contacted the ACLU and protested the action by the Gideons as blurring the lines between separation between church and state.
I took a special offense to this article because of a certain seven year old girl that was touched by the handing out of that little bible at her elementary school. She remembers reading in the back of her Gideon bible the steps of becoming saved. She was so happy to learn that God loved her just the way she was and gave her an opportunity to trust Him as her Lord and Savior. On the back of the bible she wrote her name and the date she made her commitment to Christ.
That little girl was me and that little Gideon bible that I kept for years and after the birth of my five children, I was able to share with them their mother’s written commitment. That bible was lost when my parents home was sold a few years ago, but if it wasn’t for the Gideons passing those little bibles around, I wouldn’t been able to learn at such a young age, the truth concerning Jesus Christ and salvation.
Now, according to that article, the woman who contacted the ACLU, Stephanie Kayhan, declared that:
“The Supreme Court has said this is unconstitutional,” she told the TV station. “It’s not allowed. So how high do you have to go? I mean it’s the Supreme Court. You can’t argue with the Supreme Court.”
And she says,
“I don’t have a problem with them, I have a problem with them being in the schools.”
I tried real hard getting into the mind of this woman as why she wouldn’t want bibles to be passed around. I came to the conclusion that she must be a Christian in name only, because what Christian who loves the Lord and His word, the Bible, would NOT want it in our sin-soaked schools?
Listening to Bill O’Reilly on TV today about those 17 girls who were are all pregnant at the same time, all under the age of 17. Bill said that the students there are just devoid of morality. But you do have to wonder with a school that allows day-care centers, what difference would there be if bibles were more accessible? What would be the influence of students reading their bibles as opposed of seeing other teen moms carting their cute little babies around? At this particular school I don’t know if bibles were banned or not, but you can’t help but to wonder.
How ironic to be celebrating our independence, our breaking away from Europe to form a nation where religion can be studied and practiced freely. Those freedoms are slowly disappearing. Can’t pray in schools, teacher’s can’t have their bibles on their desk, no Ten Commandments in the court house and now the little Gideon Bibles banned from youngsters in elementary school!
This is just further evidence of more erosion of our country’s moral values, principles founded on the word of God. Little did our writers of the Declaration of Independence know we would be headed to a time where even “Christians” don’t want the bible around! Pray for America!
Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path. Psalms 119:105
Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You. Psalms 119:11
Sanctify them by the truth;
your word is truth. John 17:17
(All New King James Version)
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