I have been becoming increasingly concerned with the state of affairs in our nation. After reading and about the Sex Education for Kindergarten Children in Germany (which lead me to this post worth a click too) and also the fact that it has outlawed homeschooling, I began to consider what things would be like in New Zealand if home schooling were illegal. Apart from the state already meddling in family life with the passing (despite clear opposition from the majority of Kiwi’s) of the ‘anti-smacking‘ bill, it would be a further step in the direction of state control. Maybe for now the impact on our children wouldn’t be that great (relatively speaking). But the inevitable result wouldn’t be very different from what is happening in Germany. Why do I think this? Because of similarities it seems in the philosophies of the respective governments. I thought it interesting to note the extreme state interference in the lives of it’s citizens, and it echoes of a tragic past in that nation. Does history have to repeat itself?
Shocked as I was to read about the depravity of the German educational brochures, it served to remind me that moral decline isn’t just a bit of liberal teaching here and there, or ‘innocent’ or ‘pragmatic’ movement away from the absolutes of God’s law. Once begun, it seems that the progression of evil is truly horrific and it’s a slippery slope for a nation to begin on that course of rejecting God and His Ways.
How I love our National Anthem and I’m sure I speak for the majority of New Zealander’s when I say “God defend our Free Land”!
“..if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)