Monday, Apr 11, 2022

The Abuse of America’s Children

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, April 11, 2022, and this is Episode #15 of Series 2022. This episode is titled “The Abuse of America’s Children.”

There is nothing that angers me more than to see an innocent child abused. Whether the abuse be physical or verbal, my blood boils and my words flow when I witness the abuse of children. 

Child abuse comes in many different forms. The ultimate, of course, is abortion. Brutally to mutilate a helpless child in the womb is nothing short of barbaric. Any society that has no respect for life at its beginning will have no respect for life at its end. Case in point: the increasing practice of infanticide and euthanasia.

There is a sinister logic to evil. That logic follows a slippery slope that begins with small steps but then exponentially increases to avalanches of perversion. You see, Satan extends his chain a little at a time so that we don’t see the whole chain until it’s tightly wrapped around our minds and hearts.

So, why and how are our children being abused?

First, let’s take the why. In case you are unaware, there is–and has been–an intentional global move to destroy our children. Yes, intentional. Spawned by and fueled by the leftist mantra that “it takes a village” to raise a child, we have been witnessing the disintegration of the family as God designed it. In its place, we are witnessing the rise of the State as the primary guardian and provider of our children. 

Unwitting parents have abdicated their role as primary educator of their children and handed that role over to the State and to our public school system. Parents have trusted the school system to do what they are commanded by God to do. At the same time, parents have not monitored what there children are being taught in our public school system. They have wrongly assumed that their children were receiving an education similar to their own when they were children.

But nothing could be farther from the truth.

Children today are not being educated; they are being indoctrinated. And they are being indoctrinated with a globalist agenda that undermines parental authority, rejects God and HIs commandments, and idolizes the State. 

Case in point: Several years ago I was invited to review a textbook that our local school system was planning to include in the health curriculum of our elementary schools. As I carefully read through the textbook, I noticed very subtle innuendos that undermined parental authority and encouraged children to rebel against it. The book even implicitly condoned abortion. Despite my pointing out these dangerous subtleties to the school board and speaking out against them, the book was, nevertheless, added to the curriculum.

And the minds of countless children suffered the abuse and consequences of being taught a lie.

You see, my friend, the ultimate globalist goal is to take over our children and, in doing so, to take over the next generation and, ultimately, the world. Already we are seeing examples of this intentional takeover through the recent parents vs. school boards crisis through our country. School boards seem to have forgotten that they work for parents and not the other way around.

In fact, government seems to have forgotten this, too. 

I have personally taught at all levels of the educational spectrum: from Kindergarten to university. At every level, I have seen the liberal agenda being deliberately perpetrated. And, at every level, I have been severely criticized for espousing a Biblical worldview.

Another case in point: When I was in my sixties, I decided to earn my MFA in Writing Fiction. I enrolled in a program offered at a Catholic University. On the first day of class, the professor began taking roll. To my great surprise, he addressed each student as Comrade.

Well, if you know your history, you know that the word comrade is associated with Marxism and Communism . So, I asked the professor what he meant by using the word comrade. Was he simply joking to break the ice, or was there a deeper meaning to what he was saying?

Imagine my surprise when he looked me in the eye and said, “I’m not joking. I am a Marxist revolutionary.”

I looked him back in the eye and said, “Don’t you ever dare call me comrade again!”

Now, this was a supposedly Christian college, mind you. A place where well-meaning but unwitting parents send their children, thinking that they will be safe from the liberal agenda.

NOT! 

So, what can we do to save our children?

Only one thing: Learn the truth ourselves and then teach the truth to our children, especially when they are small.

And there is only one place where we can find truth. That place is in the Holy Scriptures. Anything that does not align with the Bible is not truth. 

The Bible is the manual for life. God gave it to us so that we would know how to live. But we’ve taken God and the Bible out of our schools and replaced them with Satanism.

To describe how far we’ve fallen, let me share a story. When I was in first grade in public school, my teacher had a Bible on her desk. Every morning, she would require all the students to stand for the reading of the Word and the salute to the American flag.

She would read aloud a passage from the Scriptures and then pray with us. Then we would all pledge allegiance to the American flag.  

If a teacher tried to do that today in our public schools, she would be summarily dismissed–and that, very likely, without recourse.

When I taught at the university level, I was told never to mention God in the classroom. Otherwise, I would lose my job. Yet, my fellow professors were encouraged to promote the liberal agenda of secular humanism, homosexuality, transgenderism, etc., etc., etc.

So, what can we do to protect our children?

1. Teach them the truth about God, themselves, and others. That truth is found in the Bible. 

2. Live a holy life as an example to your children.

3. Monitor carefully what your children are being taught. Better yet, take your children out of the public school system that is indoctrinating them in Socialism, Marxism, and Communism.

4. Get involved in local government, particularly your local school board, and speak out against the liberalist agenda.

5. Most of all, pray for God’s wisdom in how you can best protect your children from child abuse, no matter in what form it comes.

What we see happening around us was predicted by Jesus Christ in the Bible over 2000 years ago. If you do not yet have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the only Savior of the world, I urge you to establish one now. Pray this simple prayer with me:

Lord Jesus, I am concerned about the abuse that is happening to our children. Most of all, I want to know You Who are Truth. So, I invite You in my life now. I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I repent of my sin, and I ask You to forgive me. I recognize that my sin put You on that Cross where You died for me. Forgive me, Lord! Cleanse me. I want to be born again. I receive You now as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for saving me. Lead me to a good church with a good pastor who preaches Your Word without compromise. Make me what You created me to be, O God. Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer, welcome to God’s family! Please write down today’s date. It is your spiritual birthday. And please write to me at drmaryann@maryanndiorio.com. I would like to send you a free PDF booklet, titled After You’re Born Again. This booklet will help you to get started in your walk with Jesus.

I also encourage you to get yourself a Bible and read it every single day. The Bible is God’s love letter to you, His manual for your life. In the Bible, God reveals Who He is, and He teaches you how to live.

Finally, ask the Lord to lead you to the church of His choice for you where you can learn about Him and have fellowship and encouragement with other Christ-Followers. It is critically important in these last days to fellowship with other believers who are mature in Christ and who can guide you as you grow in Him.

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