By Doug Cox
There has been a lot of shifting in the way people think, believe and live over the past half a century. It’s been no surprise to God. He saw it coming and warned us through the ancient prophet Isaiah saying, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” (Isaiah 5:20-21)
In the shifted landscape of our culture, education seems to have been replaced by indoctrination. It’s one thing to teach our kids that two plus two equals four or that the note C on the music scale is consistent today with what it was yesterday but to tell them that evolution is a fact when it is not, is quite another. To force evolution as the only means of man’s existence is indoctrination. Today it is counterculture to think, believe or teach against many of the unprovable modern education ideas.
Jochebed, was one mother facing such a dilemma, only worse. It wasn’t that kids were just being taught bad information by the state, it was that her child, a baby boy was wanted by the state, to be put to death. She wasn’t having it though. Taking courage, she hid him and nurtured him as long as she could, three months. Knowing she couldn’t hide him any longer she put him in a waterproof basket, then into the Nile, praying to God all the while I’m sure, that He would intervene for her child somehow.
Meanwhile the king’s daughter went down to the river to bathe. There she heard the crying of a little boy and drew his basket out of the water and with a softened heart toward him, took him into the palace to raise as her own. Of course, she needed help with that, and wouldn’t you know it, Moses’ mom got the call of duty to nurse her own son right there under the noses of the ones who wanted him dead. It’s amazing how God can work things out when His children will put their trust in Him. This amazing story of Jochebed’s courage and trust in the Lord that brought salvation to not only her son but eventually her nation can be found in Exodus chapter 2. The fact is, if there was no counterculture mom, there would be no Moses.
I know I’m stepping out on a limb writing this article. Some may see it as being short sighted and bigoted. I guess if parents think it’s okay for drag queens to read to their kids during story time at school and confuse them about their God given gender, and have them taught the Critical Race Theory and revisional history and the faith based story of evolution, they are free to put them in the arms of the state. There they will be indoctrinated with man’s new ideas about sex, history and what ‘they’ say is good and bad for ‘our’ kids. But if not, I know God is looking for a few more counterculture women like Jochebed who will stand up and speak up for their children, confront the powers that be and let them know they have limits to what they can teach. Two plus two is still four, middle C is still middle C but don’t twist our kids into thinking that light is darkness and that good is evil.