30 years ago, in my freshman biology class, I was required to study and be tested on evolution. I was advised by other Christian students to answer the questions per the theory of evolution so as to show I’d studied and comprehended the topic, while still holding to my own creationist beliefs in my heart. I did so, and went on with my life.
Also, when my kids were little, I did NOT teach them to believe in Santa. I did, however, talk with them about how other children did believe Santa existed and that they were not to break the bad news to the other kids. So, they learned to know the truth within themselves but also to hold their peace with the other children.
Could these foster parents, perhaps, take a similar approach by exposing the child to “politically correct” theories but then helping the child know and comprehend the difference between humanistic lies and a true biblical world view?
In this day and age I’d think that’d just about be the only way any Christian believers could participate in foster care.
An interesting and thought-provoking post. We all have to make compromises in life, it seems.
That was my first thought, but knowing the social services swine, they would probably grill the kid on what he’d been taught. The cat would be out of the bag then.
At what point in the conditioning process do you draw the line? We have been told by God how we should live and behave. In this post modernist age, we are being told that a man centered way of life is superior. The latter philosophy is now using the power of the state to impose it's will, how long till Scriptures are banned because they don't support the new philosophy?
“Could these foster parents, perhaps, take a similar approach by exposing the child to politically correct theories but then helping the child know and comprehend the difference between humanistic lies and a true biblical world view?
In this day and age Id think thatd just about be the only way any Christian believers could participate in foster care.”
You make some good points, but the problem is that “the other side” continues to encroach more and more into our lives while social conservatives continue to retreat. It’s a question of who is most successful in grabbing power and where you decide to draw the line.
I wouldn’t 2nd guess parents feeling compelled to stick to orthodox Christian beliefs and telling the system to go fly a kite.
I’m not per se in favor of significant compromise with evil. Never turns out well.
There may be occasions when one has to choose the lesser evil . . . to do some good. But I think Holy Spirit has to be the one advising such exceptions . . . not whims of man.
I taught a senior-high Sunday School class in church for several years, and advised the students along similar lines. I told them they are not being tested on what they believe; rather they were being tested on whether they had learned the material. I suppose the couple could have tried that, but when I read in the article that they could also be required to take teenagers to gay association meetings, it became apparent that it's "game over" for this couple.