Since reading one of his chapters in Steeling the Mind of America, David Barton has become one of my favorite authors. In his most recent work, U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of its Roots, I was shocked by what his research uncovered. According to Barton, only 34 % of Americans believe in absolute truth. If these numbers are true, this explains a culture who allows lies to be told, opinions to be elevated to fact status and morality based upon doing what’s right in your own eyes.
To add insult to injury, public schools in Texas are now teaching children the Pilgrims were America’s first terrorists. Instead of reminding youth of Islamic militants who held American ships captive like pirates, the history of events like the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli are vanishing. As parents struggle to provide for their families, the state and federal government are brain washing children with liberal, new age and progressive worldviews. Unless the United States get’s back to its founding principles, it’s U-turn or bust.
When things began to change for Christians as Nero rose to power over Rome in the first century, the apostle Paul left a good piece of advice, 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22. Whether you’re a child, adolescent or adult, don’t take my or David Barton’s words as gospel. Rather, test everything you hear, read and see. Do your own thorough research; then once complete, you can cling to that which you have found to be true. The sooner you turn around toward the truth, the less likely you will be busted by lies of the devil.
by Jay Mankus