A report recently came out exposing some 500 plus discrepancies and errors in school history books particularly related to religion. Just how aware are you of what your kids are learning? Here’s an example…
In World History: Continuity and Change (published by Houghton-Mifflin), it says of the 10 Commandments, “moral laws Moses claimed to have received from the Hebrew God” while the entry for the Koran contains no qualifier in saying it is the “Holy Book of Islam containing revelations received by Muhammad from God.”
So, one is speculative and the other assumed truth? No, I don’t believe that Houghton-Mifflin is trying to endorse Islam as a primary religion, but given that they also say Jesus was Palestinian it is clear they are continually giving into the pressures of some sort of religious / political correctness, which is at the heart of secular humanism. The world’s aim, under Satan’s control (not a freakish statement – Acts 26:12-18), is to bring the weak-minded church to a point of pluralism, believing that Jesus is one of many ways to God.
I’m going to stop right here, because my “rant sirens” are going off in my head and I want to remain more even in my statements (I’m writing while having a bit of a fever and don’t trust my fingers). I will say that you need to know what your kids are learning and be active in their learning. Remember (homeschoolers aside), your kids’ teachers have them for many more hours a day than you do. Guard their life and doctrine, or their doctrine will look more like the world’s than your own home’s.