By Reverend David Whitney
August 16, 2015
had the privilege this week of graduating a class of homeschooling
students that I taught in our summer school at IOTC. I taught them
the Biblical view of Law and Government and our founder’s understanding
of the founding documents. What an encouragement it was to see young
students from 5th grade and up, eager to learn these essential principles
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believe one of the few bright spots on the horizon in our land today
is the homeschool and Christian school movement. There are plenty
of dark clouds which are gathered. Just this week we saw the U.S.
Senate vote to not defund Planned Parenthood - appalling giving the
grisly facts that have been exposed in the past five weeks. So the
Senate has no problem not only forcing us to pay for the murder of
the unborn but forcing us to pay to have them chopped up and their
body parts sold in a fashion that might even shame Dr. Mengle.
could speak of many other very dark storm clouds on the horizon, but
the one bright spot which I see is that fact that increasing number
of parents in America are opting out of State run indoctrination system.
I have vowed that I would never send my children into Pharaoh’s
indoctrination camps. The report from National Home Education Research
Institute at the beginning of this year provides that “homeschooling
may be the fastest-growing form of education in the United States.
There are about 2.2 million home-educated students in the United States…
Homeschooling is quickly growing in popularity among minorities.”
this movement is a great encouragement is that parents are taking
back an area of jurisdiction which God the Creator never gave to civil
government in the first place - God gave it to the family government.
Indeed a multitude of the problems we face in our land today are rooting
in this same exact problem - the civil government (the State) has
invaded jurisdictional territory which God the Creator has not given
to it, but has given instead to either family government and/or church
are exploring the implications of the reality that Jesus Christ is
King of Kings and Lord of Lords over everything that is. He is the
one who calls the shots. He is the one who gives authority to anyone
or any institution which possesses any legitimate authority because
all authority has been given unto Him in heaven and upon earth. So
human authority in any area of life is merely a derived authority,
derived from Jesus Christ.
it is not derived from Jesus Christ then it is not a legitimate authority.
For far too long in our land we have operated under the delusion that
people and institutions who simply put themselves forth as an authority,
or claim a certain number of votes cast in the ballot box, gives them
authority. We are under the delusion that they have authority just
because they say so.
someone jumped out in front of your car on your way out one morning
and demanded you step out from behind the wheel and hand over the
keys of your car to them so they could drive away in your car? Would
it make a difference if they were wearing a uniform? Without a uniform
you no doubt would resist this demand unless they pointed a gun at
you. So a uniform would make a difference. But what uniform? What
if they were in a white lab coat would you do it? What about the uniform
of a mailman or of a plumbing repair company or taxi driver?
of course not. Those uniforms don’t convey the idea that the
individual confronting you has the authority to take your car from
you. But what if it was a military uniform – that might give
you pause. Or how about a police uniform? Now you are in a struggle.
Does this person have authority to take your property, and if so based
upon what standard?
we have experienced over the last 100 years is a clear usurpation
of authority in our land. People in the realm of civil government
have been demanding we hand over the keys and get out from behind
the steering wheel of vehicles (God ordained institutions) which God
has entrusted to us. The most important of those institutions is the
all the institutions which God ordained, the family was the only one
in existence before the fall of mankind into sin. It was the only
one that existed in the Garden of Eden before man was permanently
expelled. The other institutions God ordained were created in order
to deal with the terrible consequences of sin in this world but family
government was from the beginning.
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Whitney has been teaching the Christian heritage and history of our
country with Institute
on the Constitution for over a decade where he serves as Senior
Instructor, and Radio show host on Dr. Stan Monteith’s Radio
an Honors Scholar graduate from Rutgers University with a Masters
Degree from Denver Seminary. A minister for 32 years he is currently
the Pastor of Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church of Pasadena, Maryland.
As an member
of Clergy, Activist and Radio personality David has appeared in Washington
Times, on Voice of America, Fox, ABC, NBC, CSPAN, BBC, and more…
this movement is a great encouragement is that parents are taking back
an area of jurisdiction which God the Creator never gave to civil government
in the first place - God gave it to the family government.