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TRAIN YOUR CHILDREN GOD’S WAY

ones growing worse seemingly every day. The current generation of leaders has utterly failed in its responsibility to improve the world— to make it better for the next generation. Government leaders have failed to lead the world out of problems. Business leaders have not been able to stabilize the world’s economy. Generals have failed to bring peace through military intervention. Scientists have failed to rid the world of food shortages, pollution and problems such as ex- treme weather. Doctors and medical science have been unable to check the spread of deadly viruses and bacteria, and the diseases and other plagues that come from them. Religious leaders and philoso- phers have utterly failed in bringing happiness, fulfillment and true purpose to the lives of billions.

All are looking to the next generation to bring final solutions to the world’s greatest problems!

Yet, if the present picture looks bad, then the future looks much, much worse! The world’s most important resource—and the back- bone of every society and nation on earth today—are its children. But today’s generation of young people is in big—HUGE!—trouble. The condition of the present generation of youth is so bad, with prob- lems so severe, that anyone with eyes to see does not, and could never, doubt this! But this is because parents have failed in their God- given responsibility to give their children the RIGHT FOUNDATION nec- essary to produce lives full of achievement, productivity and true success. They have not met the challenge! Again, no one has taught these parents—no one has equipped them for their responsibility.

Consider this from the perspective of how the world looks ahead to those it is counting on to produce the leaders they suppose—and anticipate—will be tomorrow’s “problem solvers”:

From today’s young people will come the university professors, schoolteachers and childcare professionals of tomorrow. They will also produce the scientists, inventors and explorers of the next age. And from today’s younger generation will also come the economists, financiers, business entrepreneurs and chief executive officers of the vast numbers of small businesses, larger companies and multi-national corporations in tomorrow’s economy. The next generation of govern- ment leaders, senior military officers and members of futuristic “think tanks” will also come from those who are in school today. So will the philosophers, writers and journalists. And then there are the future doctors, psychologists and other professionals who will also arise from the modern generation. In addition, will come the lawyers, judges and

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law enforcement officials to deal with the worsening societal break- down occurring today. Most important, the religious leaders of tomor- row will come from the children of today, and it is desperately hoped that these will soon bring leadership that their predecessors have failed to bring for the last 6,000 years!

Of course, all of this first supposes there will even be a tomorrow for the world, and there will also be an existing generation to produce sufficiently qualified leaders to guide civilization closer to the final utopia every generation and all nations have sought.

The evidence is not good that either of these things will happen. The nations of the world possess a vast sum of knowledge, and it increases every day, but they are ignorant of the right kind of knowledge—SPIRITUALLY REVEALED KNOWLEDGE. This is because the modern system of education is morally and spiritually bankrupt! De- luded educators have been biased against God and His Word by hav- ing had the atheistic teaching of evolution poured into them from childhood. They have taught young people for decades (and these have become today’s parents and grandparents) that there are “no absolutes” and that they must follow “situation ethics” in all circum- stances. They have led the world into a kind of secular humanism— where people are driven by how they feel rather than clear definitions of right and wrong! But there is right and wrong in life—and the educators who are teaching the children of this world have cut them- selves off from this knowledge (Isa. 59:1-2). They cannot teach what they were never taught. And neither can parents who have been in- doctrinated in their thinking!

Also, this world’s churches have kept parents and young people steeped in traditional pagan philosophies and teachings that have de- ceived the world for millennia. All the world’s religions have ignored the great spiritual principle of cause and effect that governs every aspect of life. They have all neglected to teach true spiritual val- ues—that there is an inspired, vital INSTRUCTION BOOK from Almighty God that contains special knowledge. It explains there is a great SPIR- ITUAL LAW that, when obeyed, brings all the good things every human being seeks. Confused by the conflicting influence of blinded reli- gious leaders and deceived educators, parents have utterly failed in their greatest responsibility, which should have been to teach their children how to live, and to instill in their young minds the marvel- ous truths of God’s Word and the SUPREME PURPOSE for which they were born! Again, they have failed to meet the challenge!

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