The Manifestation:: By Cynthia Nuara

“For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither anything hid, that shall not be known and come abroad” (Luke 8:17).

“…these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all…” (2 Timothy 3:8-9).

The man who is widely considered to be the philosopher of American Democracy itself, a pioneer in functional psychology, and the one who laid the foundation of “progressive education” in the United States was an atheist, a radical liberal, and a totalitarian Socialist.

John Dewey died in 1952, but his influence gradually increased after his death to the point where now one could say with assurance that all “US public schools have become Deweyized.”1

His “functional psychology” school of thought is a direct outgrowth of the evolutionary theory of Charles Darwin.

Dewey was a secular humanist/atheist. An article in allaboutphilosophy.org regarding secular humanism and atheism describes them as essentially the same entity. The main theme that unites them is their disbelief in God/Jesus Christ. Their mission is to educate society and change laws to support their belief. An Atheist Pledge states: “An Atheist loves himself and his fellow man instead of a god.”

The “About” section of the website, The American Humanist Association: Good Without a God, describes the following view: “The American Humanist Association has stood as the voice of humanism in the United States for over 70 years. We strive to bring about a progressive society where being good without a god is an accepted and respected way to live life.”

Dewey said, “There is no God and there is no soul. Hence, there is no need for the props of traditional religion. With dogma and creed excluded, then immutable truth is dead and buried. There is no room for fixed and natural law or permanent moral absolutes.”

So, he was against natural law which is “a body of unchanging moral principles regarded as a basis for all human conduct.”

He was against permanent moral absolutes which maintain that there are certain universal moral principles by which all people’s actions may be judged.

Dewey considered conservative Christianity to be evil with political enemies of his philosophy, as he described in his 1924 essay titled “Fundamentals.”3

Dewey was one of the main voices of liberalism. He wrote in his 1935 book, Liberalism and Social Action, “If radicalism be defined as perception of need for radical change, then today any liberalism which is not also radicalism is irrelevant and doomed.”

So we see here that Dewey was also a radical liberal. He was against anything traditional or conservative. He vehemently disparaged anyone who was in opposition to his radical tactics.

He has also been referred to as a “totalitarian socialist who envisioned total government control over all education through the agency of public schools.”3

His book, Democracy and Education, was listed by Human Events magazine as number five on a list of the ten most harmful books of the 19th and 20th centuries. Number one is The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx; number two is Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler; number three is Quotations from Chairman Mao by Mao Zedong; and number four is the Kinsey Report by Alfred Kinsey.

In Dewey’s above-mentioned book, he pompously disparaged schooling that focused on traditional character development and endowing children with hard knowledge. His views had great influence on the direction of American education, particularly in public schools, and helped nurture the Clinton generation.4

Dewey was one of the major writers that contributed to the Humanist Manifesto.

Dewey actually began his career in the elementary school system before returning to university to earn his PhD, after which he began teaching psychology. He held teaching positions at various universities in the US and was awarded four honorary doctorates from colleges and universities throughout the world. He was influential in many fields, but he had the most influence on the education system.

Summary of “Progressive Educator’s Original Goal? Abolish Christianity” 5:

Before Dewey, the American education system was successful and reinforced Christianity. International journalist and educator Alex Newman who coauthored the book, Crimes of the Educators, sees Dewey as a main villain in a plot that been decades-long in the making to dumb down America’s population and bring on socialism.

Newman said of Dewey, “He wanted to move the United States away from what he considered to be an individualistic, Constitutional Republic where people are free to do as they like and worship God – the Christian nation that we had – and he wanted to move us more to kind of a Soviet-type system.”

Newman added that Dewey wanted to downplay the importance of literacy and focus on turning children into social animals who would work for the so-called “common good.” The effects have been catastrophic. “The kids cannot read their founding documents anymore. They can’t read the Word of God. They can’t think critically, and they rely almost exclusively on the government schools and the mainstream media for their information; and the fruits of this are obvious now. Our society’s falling apart all around us.”

“This is a global agenda,” Newman said. “It’s extremely sinister. They want to dumb down the American people and all of humanity for the purpose of attacking the word of God and building kind of a global society, they like to call it, and this is going to be an absolute nightmare.”

Newman warned parents to resist this agenda and remove their children from public schools – either homeschool them or find a good Christian school. If this isn’t possible, then at least opt them out of Common Core testing. “The government schools are destroying the children,” Newman warned. “Common Core is going to accelerate this, and the agenda is unimaginably sinister, and so people need to take action.”

The following is a summary of the video on “Crimes of the Educators” presented by Alex Newman on the Heartland Institute website:

In his research, Samuel Blumenfeld, author of many books on education, stumbled across quackery in the teaching of reading – dumbing down children so they can’t read. From the beginning of education in US schools, it was written in our legislation that children needed to learn to read the Bible and that it needed to be included in school curriculum. Such is the case no more.

This is not to disparage all teachers. Many do the best they can under the circumstances in which they’ve found themselves. But the education system today is a criminal enterprise. It is involved in:

Child abuse: deliberately harming the minds of children, even physically harming the brain itself.

Contributing to the delinquency of minors; pornographic sex “education.” UNESCO, a branch of the UN, recommends teaching sex education to four-year-olds.

Destroying belief in biblical religion: Schools promote atheism, nilhisim, humanism, Satanism, evolutionism, etc.

Drug Pushing: pushing amphetamines onto children for school-induced problems.

Fraud and extortion: They want more taxpayer dollars for education, yet they’re dumbing down the children.

Treason: deliberately dumbing down of the nation to overthrow our system of government and replacing it with a totalitarian system of government. In 1983, Ronald Reagan’s National Commission on Education report showed a failing education system. It stated that if any unfriendly foreign power had tried to impose this education system on America, we might have considered it an act of war.

(In reality, a foreign power did exactly that. I’ve pointed this out numerous times, but it bears repeating. Watch the warning in 1984 from Soviet defector Yuri Besmenov. The Soviets, in using the education system to gradually take down the US, influenced educators such as John Dewey and others who were referred to behind their backs as “useful idiots.”) < Click on the blue link.

The Commission also stated in 1983 that the education system threatens our future as a nation. Hundreds of years ago, reading and writing was strongly taught in schools, as was the Bible. By 1812 only four or less out of a thousand couldn’t read and write properly. Now look at today. A surprising number of students finish school unable to do either.

Homeschooling was the norm in early education. Most of our founding fathers were homeschooled; some had a little bit of formal education, yet they knew other languages, the history of political systems, science, economic thought… and the Bible. And we didn’t spend a trillion dollars on education.

Statistics today are unbelievable but true. Go to the US Department of Education’s website if you don’t believe it. Just a very small sampling of modern education from a Federal study showed:

In 1993, half of American adults could barely read. This was true again in a 2003 study.

Two thirds of residents over age 15 in Washington, D.C. are functionally illiterate.

Less than one third of students in 8th grade can read proficiently.

Every ten years they have to re-center the SAT’s to conceal the fact that students are getting dumber and dumber. The students considered smart today are actually in many cases dumber than the dumb students back in the 1950s and 60s.

Alex Newman has done studies from the late 1800s and early 1900s and has found that middle school students then were more educated than a lot of students coming out of today’s universities.

Educators call for more money to be spent on education, yet more money spent hasn’t improved things at all. It’s only worsening.

Horace Mann, after visiting Prussia, came up with the “Prussian Model” – whole-word memorization of words rather than using phonics. While this method worked for deaf students, it did not work well for hearing students. He also came up with the idea of government taking over the schools.

Getting back to John Dewey, he used our entire country as an experiment to overthrow the system and replace it with socialist kookery. He also re-introduced Mann’s whole-word theory of teaching reading (despite its proven failure), obviously as part of a dumbing-down process for his new order socialist agenda of collectivism. UNESCO also promotes this method, and it’s incredibly damaging to children’s brains.

A neuroscience study compared the brains of children who have been taught phonics to the ones who’ve been taught using the whole-word method, and there is a difference in the brains. The whole-word teaching is messing with the minds of the children—literally. And FYI: This study was done by a “progressive” neuroscientist who is okay with government-run schools, etc., but even he said that children need to go back to learning to read the correct way, using phonics.

Despite the knowledge of the damage sight-word reading does, Common Core teaches children to read this way. Now we have people who won’t pick up a book. They won’t read the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence. They won’t read the Bible, etc.

Dewey knew people would never agree to this insanity, so he promoted a gradual change – the frog in the pot comes to mind. It doesn’t realize the danger until the water gets hot.

Dewey went to the Soviet Union and thought Lenin was doing a great job. Imagine that. Useful idiot again comes to mind.

The Clintons involved themselves in bringing about more federal involvement in the schools with the national standards, and Obama imposed Common Core in the states using tax-funded bribes.

The two experts personally selected by the Common Core promoters to evaluate the subject matter of Common Core standards (presuming they’d go along with it given their beliefs) both refused to sign on to it:

One of them, Sandra Stotsky from Harvard, said this is going to reduce student’s critical thinking abilities, take out all the great literature, etc., – dumbing down the students by taking out the important things they need to know.

The other one, Dr. James Milligram, a well-known mathematician from Stanford, said the math was so confusing—this isn’t how you teach math. Some of it he said is based on incorrect math – all of this dumbing down the students.

Yet, Common Core is officially taught in most US states and D.C.

In Science, they’re indoctrinating students to buy into the global warming agenda. They’re teaching them that all humans and animals started out as rocks that were rained down on for millions of years to form slime from which eventually evolved into what we are now. So children don’t see any real value to their lives.

In History, they’re taught that America invented slavery, when in reality every country in the world practiced slavery, and America was one of the first to put an end to it here, and helped to end it around the world.

Lest one think this is just a problem in America, think again. It’s global.

UNESCO is even worse than Common Core. UNESCO was founded, admittedly, for the purpose of world government. Even as far back as 1949, they put out pamphlets indicating that schools need to combat family attitudes and family values. They advocate teaching even to 4-year-olds disgusting things that will “blow your mind.”

UNESCO and Bill Gates together have a World Core Curriculum whose standards are dedicated to Alice Bailey. Alice Bailey founded the Lucifer Publishing Company and writes New Age books. She claimed that “ascended masters” would “take her over” and she would write these books like Education in the New Age.

Arne Duncan, Obama’s education secretary for seven years, said UNESCO is his global partner and his global education agenda – a weapon to change the world, including “sustainability” [aka global warming – ruse for global governance, also Gaia “Mother Earth” nature worship] interjected into every component of the education system.

The current director general of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, is a Socialist. And the previous director general, Irena Bokova, is a Communist.

According to Audrey Azoulay, “None of the major challenges facing the world today can be met by any one country on its own without relying on the fundamental pillars of science, education and culture [in UNESCO’s view of what these fundamental pillars are]. Thus, UNESCO can and must fully participate in a world order based on multilateralism (global government) and humanist values (no belief in God).” – source

The previous UNESCO director general, Irina Bokova, was actively involved in the education system and also scientific cooperation for “sustainable” development [aka global warming agenda].

Useful Idiots! Useful Idiots Everywhere!

Yes, they’re literally everywhere – so-called intellectuals who are just “educated fools” ruining minds by the millions; “political prostitutes” from the Saul Alinsky school of thought,” adolescents in adult bodies in positions of authority (see Isaiah 3’s example of what is always the last stage in the fall of nations); foul-mouthed fanatical feminists; entertainment industry’s egotistical ignoramuses; mainstream medianite minions; and deceived sheeple slurping from the socialist silver platter, sucking this nation dry.

Sound harsh? So is what is happening to society. We need to stop being silent and instead speak out! Afraid of offending someone? Why? Aren’t we offended by what’s going on? Think of what’s being done to the children! That ought to light a fire under even the feckliest of fannies – for the sake of their families, if nothing else.

Jesus’ Warning to Those Who Harm Children

“And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matthew 18:6).

God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity

From Gotquestions.org: “The Bible teaches moral absolutism in spirit… God has placed in our hearts a standard of right and wrong that, if followed, would result in our being blessed.”

The West is a mess, though it used to be blessed when the name of Christ it used to confess. Now it’s “progressed” to a huge abscess! God is warning the world through increasing incredulous events. But these pale in comparison to the manifestation that is coming – and all are without excuse who will be left behind to witness it.

Romans 1:18-32 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet [due].

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

(1) “Perpetual Arriver, Time, LIV, 18 (October 31, 1949), p.36

(2) James A. McWilliams, “John Dewey’s Educational Philosophy,” The Modern Schoolman, XXII (March, 1945). pages 144-154.

(3) “John Dewey,” Conservapedia.com

(4) Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Humanevents.com

(5) “Progressive Educator’s Original Goal: Abolish Christianity,” WND

 

Watch, Warn, Plant, and Pray :: By Cynthia Nuara

The blood moon eclipse on January 20/21 (seen in North and South America in its totality and either totally or partially elsewhere) has caused a lot of talk as to its significance. However, all total lunar eclipses tend to have a rusty-red tinge, hence the term. The blood moon spoken of in scripture will occur during the Tribulation when there will be natural disasters of unimaginable proportions. The brethren in Christ will be raptured before this occurs. And though it’s relatively rare that the eclipse occurred on a supermoon, something significant did occur on January 20 that appears to be the real reminder of where we are on God’s timeline with Israel.

In the daylight hours (Israel time) on January 20, an Iranian missile from Syria was launched toward the southern slopes of Mt. Hermon in the Golan, which was packed with Israeli skiers. Fortunately, the Iron Dome intercepted it. In response, Israel launched an unusual daylight attack on Iranian targets surrounding Damascus in Syria, and another after sundown. The attacks were acknowledged by Israel, which is also unusual, and the strikes were said to have been quite destructive.

No doubt, there has been a serious step-up lately in what is going on in the Middle East. Amir Tsarfati of Behold Israel explains it in his update at this link.

Interestingly, these strikes occurred immediately before and during the beginning of the traditional Jewish holiday Tu B’Shvat (The New Year of the Trees). It is a one-day holiday that began as the sun went down on January 20. Prophetically significant? Perhaps not, but it does remind us of certain scriptures, as we will see.

According to the site Hebrew4Christians, this day is associated with the beginning of spring in Israel when the earliest-blooming trees begin their fruit-bearing cycle. When the ancient Temple stood in Jerusalem, Tu B’Shvat served as the day the firstfruits of the trees that had turned 4-years-old were brought as offerings (Leviticus 19:23-25, 26:3-4).

This practice was discontinued after the destruction of the second Temple in 70 AD, followed by the Romans actively driving the Jews from their homeland.

This 70- to 80-year (Psalm 90-10) generation bore witness to the re-blossoming of the nation of Israel (May 14, 1948). Israel was a desolate wasteland before the Jews returned. Ezekiel 38-8 speaks of this as well as other scriptures that speak of last days events. Here are just two of those examples:

“The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose” (Isaiah 35:1).

“Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel… Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common things” (Jeremiah 31:5).

Between 1948 and 1951, the largest migration ever to reach the shores of modern Israel occurred.

“Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither. They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them… Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock. For the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he” (Jeremiah 31:8-11).

When the Jews returned to Israel, one of the first things they did was to plant trees. Tu B’Shvat now serves as a national arbor day in which new trees are planted and the rebirth of the Jewish homeland is celebrated. It is customary to eat the firstfruits of the Land of Israel on this date. – source

It is those who are in Christ who have the firstfruits of the Spirit. “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body” (Romans 8:22-23).

Is creation groaning these days? Yes, with greater intensity and frequency. And contrary to what the global government pushers would have people believe, it’s not caused by man and cows.

Here is another passage that speaks of the Jews returning to Israel in the last days, which will see “the time of Jacob’s trouble” (also known as Daniel’s 70th week and the Tribulation):

“For, lo, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring again (reverse) the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. And these are the words that the Lord spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah. For thus saith the Lord; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it…

“For I am with thee, saith the Lord, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet I will not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished…

For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after… Behold, the whirlwind of the Lord goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked The fierce anger of the Lord shall not return, until he hath done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it” (excerpts from Jeremiah 30).

Armageddon will occur in the lifetime of those who witness the return of the Jews to their homeland after worldwide dispersion (Joel 3).

Though the eclipse that just occurred is not the one since the Tribulation has not yet begun, looking up at the skies likely reminded the brethren of the glorious moment that will occur one day soon, when Christ will appear in the clouds to take us Home to glory (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).

This step-up in activities regarding Israel and Syria would appear to be leading up to the eventual fulfillment of Isaiah 17 when Damascus will be annihilated in one night. Other parts of Syria and northern Israel will suffer as well when this occurs. The prophesied nations will shortly thereafter attack Israel. But God will personally intervene in a spectacular way and destroy the invaders.

We can assume that the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39 will occur during the prophesied “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Daniel’s 70th week; the Tribulation). Why is that? Because the last seven years (Daniel’s 70th week) – before Christ’s physical return to Earth to set up His Millennial Kingdom – is set aside to turn the still mostly secular Israel back to God. The fulfillment of Ezekiel 38-39 will do just that:

“So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them profane My holy name anymore. Then the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. Surely it is coming, and it shall be done,’ says the Lord God. ‘This is the day of which I have spoken’” (Ezekiel 39:7-8).

All, be they Jew or Gentile, that are left to face the Tribulation will be without excuse.

Israel is the key to last days prophecy. As prophesied, the attention of the whole world is on Israel (Zechariah 12). This chapter speaks of the destruction of the nations that come against Israel – and Israel’s recognition of the Messiah, Christ Jesus.

In the following verses in Luke 21, Jesus was speaking to the Jews, as the church did not officially begin until Pentecost (in Acts); however, we all are seeing the beginning of the prophesied convergence of signs that tell us we are in the very last days when God’s wrath will be poured out on the unbelieving world during the tribulation.

“And they (the disciples) asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? And he said… Ye shall hear of wars and commotions… Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven…

“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

“And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled… Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man” (see Luke 21:7-32).

As for those in Christ:

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth” (Revelation 3:10).

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

May we with urgency watch and warn, plant the seed of the Gospel to as many as we can (Romans 10:9-10), and pray that it bears fruit in the form of changed lives.

“And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch” (Mark 13:37).