Exodus Mandate Challenges Churches and Ministries to Confront Education Catastrophe

"The Call to Dunkirk" Urges Churches and Ministries to Help Parents Rescue Children from the Corrupt and Decaying Government Education System

COLUMBIA, SC,
Jan. 13 2009
Christian Newswire

Is not the cause of the corruption and decay of the US Education System the fault of the Church? Is this not the net result of the church having abandoned its mission to preach the Gospel to every living creature in the USA?

 

Were we not commanded to preach in the cities, to go into the slums, to go to Liberal bastions, to fearlessly enter Muslim enclaves, to bring Jesus Christ to Gay communities, Mormon Strongholds, and Jewish communities?

 

The bible believing and Spirit-filled church is and has been visibly in full retreat since the early 1970s surrendering community after community, town after town, and now state after state to the lost and to be more precise the ungodly.

 

This surrender and retreat can be likened unto Israel in the Old Testament when the nation sinned against the Lord, and the nation was attacked on all sides and whittled smaller and smaller until they were overthrown and their enemies had the rule over them.

 

One does not have to be too prophetic to see that this is exactly what is happening in this nation.

Last week I saw an article that America is no longer a Christian nation as Christianity becomes no longer the majority religion in this nation. What has come into the vacuum that the church has created? Muslimism, Liberalism, Homosexuality, Communism, Socialism, Environmentalism, and Feminism have poured through the gates in all these cities and communities. Since 1970 I am going to speculate that these groups have multiplied 10,000% during this period of time because the church has cowered in fear to witness to these as they might get annoyed and leave the Christian feeling uncomfortable, or worse they might get mad or offended and might say mean things to the Christian which would be depressing.

 

What of all of those that have proclaimed themselves to be mighty prayer warriors, and all of those who have declared themselves to be powerful in their conducting spiritual warfare? How many people could these amount to in the United States? Are there 5000 such people? Maybe there are 10,000, 20,000, or even 30,000 of these who declare that they are mighty in spirit. Certainly we see the web is filled with these people boasts.

 

My experience with such people has been less than impressive. I have heard their prayers, their storming the gates, their war hoots, their war dances, their binding and releasing things, their pushing principalities back and forth, over many, many hours, over the course of years.

 

Yet in all actuality these people that I knew did not witness to one person a month, they did not witness to one person in three months, in six months in a year, in two year or even three years. The reason why was they believed and still believe that witnessing or what they call the salvation realm is beneath them. Hear what I have to say here. They believed they had a higher calling, and a higher ministry than bringing people to the feet of Jesus Christ. They believed that it was only for lower realmed pastors, teachers, and Christians to go out (And soil themselves with the unwashed) and preach the gospel one on one.

 

When I look at this behavior I do not see those mighty in spirit and in deed, I see the Parable of the good Samaritan, I see the dirty ill informed Samaritan bringing the wounded and dying in this world to Jesus Christ, put them up in housing and paying out of their pocket for their food and needs until there are spiritually well enough to begin to do likewise.

 

If we do not feel constrained to speak to our friends and neighbors about the love and wonders that Jesus Christ has done in our lives the love of Christ does not dwell in our hearts.

 

A person that does not speak of Christ much less proclaim His name from the rooftops has heart problems.

 

How can we let our friends and neighbors much less the children in our neighborhood eternally perish without lifting a finger? If we raise our children in a godly home to be lights, what is the toll to the unsaved children in those schools?

 

Two or three years ago I was in a Christian chat room and at the time I mentioned that I had some sons that were in public school and had witnessed to some of their fellow students about Christ. Oh the women that were in that room called me a bad father, irresponsible, they told me I did not care for my children and the only thing to do was to pull them out immediately and to home school or put them in a Christian school.

 

I had home schooled my oldest son for three years for 1st 2nd and 3rd grade but I could only do so much and offer my child so much, We then put him in a Christian school for two years where he was picked on and made fun of by a number of other paying students, when we put him in public school all that stopped and he did quite well, and in the evenings we discussed what was taught in his classes, liberalism, environmentalist, gay rights, animal rights, and we discussed what was wrong with what was said, he was taught retorts, he was taught how to research and write and speak and question rightly what was being presented, he actually successfully countered some of his teachers to the point that he changed some opinions on things as he presented solid data. My son was stronger than those around him and influenced them in many ways from having premarital sex to many other notions kids come up with, he also passionately spoke about Christ in a number of occasions to fellow students that would have otherwise never been spoken too.

 

The school system is a great mission field where the students are free to talk about Christ and even hold bible studies and prayer meetings in school. I did so myself in high school with great effect. Another one of my sons held a bible study for two years in high school.

 

We speak about warfare, we recite the verses on spiritual warfare but if we do not stand up and walk in the trenches we have done nothing. We stand before the Lord disobedient and fruitless just as the fig tree.

 

We therefore strenuously disagree with the great spiritual retreat and vacuum that do this will create and instead propose that all the fearful and weak handed and weakened parents who have hid their children in home school and Christian school pull them out and flood the locals schools with their Christian children and work with them closely that they may effect their schools and teachers with their faith and witness for Christ. And see what that over time will do for the local community for their town for their city for they state and for their nation.

 

Because of the comprehensive and accelerating failure of the government school system, Exodus Mandate has launched "The Call to Dunkirk", a new initiative calling upon churches and ministries to reorder their priorities so that they can assist parents in rescuing their children from the public schools.

 

A key stumbling block preventing some Christian leaders from openly calling for the long overdue exodus of Christian families from government education has been the mistaken belief that traditional Christian schools and homeschooling are the only alternatives to government schools.

 

Consequently, a central focus of "The Call to Dunkirk" message is helping parents and pastors understand that, in addition to the excellent choices of Christian schools and homeschooling, technology now makes inexpensive Christian education alternatives readily available.  Theses options are spiritually, morally, and academically superior to government schools and any church, large or small, can easily implement them.

 

Exodus Mandate recently launched "The Call to Dunkirk" with a short video now available on YouTube that already has received tens of thousands of viewings. In addition, "The Call to Dunkirk" has begun to generate media interest through numerous stories, including headline stories on One News Now and in World Net Daily, and radio appearances on network programs such as Moody Broadcasting Network's popular "Prime Time America" broadcast.

 

Many small Christian ministries and organizations support the K-12 Christian education or home schooling agenda for renewal of family, church and culture. In the past, however, some of the larger Christian organizations, denominations, and pro-family ministries have mistakenly supported public school reform rather than calling for an exodus of Christian families from the rapidly disintegrating public school system. Fortunately, these ministries are beginning to see that school reform efforts are futile given the manifest failure of school reform and the continued cultural deterioration.

 

Dr. Bruce Shortt commented saying, "A lot of time has been wasted on school reform. You can no more reform the government school system than you could reform the Soviet collective farm system. The model is a mistake. Conservative school reformers are a lot like Civil War re-enactors who specialize in Pickett's Charge. They never take the high ground; they never really win. What we need today is new leadership."

 

Dr. Voddie Baucham challenges African-American families saying, "Black families ask me, 'Why should we leave the public schools after our forefathers fought, marched and sometimes died for us to have the right to attend.' My response is simple, our forefathers fought, marched and died so we wouldn't have to settle for the kind of education inflicted on minority children today. We need to march some more. And the first place is out of the front door of these Christ-dishonoring, academically inferior, soul-killing government indoctrination centers."

 

Dr. Bruce Shortt added, "The Left has always understood that whoever controls the children owns the future. This is why so many of the 60's radicals like Bill Ayers went into education. Now they effectively control the government school system. But worse, we give them our children."

 

Chaplain E. Ray Moore points out that the 2008 elections conclusively show the failure of the "lobbying, voting and legislative model" most of the pro-family movement have relied on to slow down and reverse the cultural and spiritual slide in the US. Moore further notes, "Christian and pro-family organizations are fighting in the right war but often use the wrong weapons and misdiagnose the real problems. We believe "The Call to Dunkirk" will help large Christian ministries, denominations, pro-family organizations, and families bring the true problem into focus and better understand the many available, practical solutions.

 

E. Ray Moore, Chaplain (Lt.Col.) USAR Ret., Director of the Exodus Mandate Project; Dr. Bruce Shortt, lawyer and author of THE HARSH TRUTH ABOUT PUBLIC SCHOOLS; Dr. Voddie Baucham, Southern Baptist pastor, conference speaker on family and home education and author of FAMILY DRIVEN FAITH will serve as the principal spokesmen for this special one year emergency rescue plan.

 

To arrange an interview or speaking opportunity with Dr's Bruce Shortt, Voddie Baucham or Chaplain E. Ray Moore, contact Exodus Mandate at www.exodusmandate.org or by phone at 803-714-1744 (wk).