“History is a conflict between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots.’” That was the theme of history, my young friend earnestly explained, as she had been taught it at the local community college. Without realizing it, she had soaked up a simplistic albeit common interpretation of history and had accepted it as fact.
In some respects, Jeff Sharlet’s recent essay in Harper’s Magazine, “Through a Glass, Darkly: How the Christian right is reimagining U.S. history,” seems to play to his base. Many sections read like exposés received from an embedded journalist, one providing disturbing information from inside the belly of the beast, viz., fundamentalist Christianity.
One of the scourges of our day is the crime of rape or sexual abuse.
Keeping track and taking note of published attacks on Bible-based Christianity is a dismal business. We only bother to answer this particular attack because the writer calls our good works into question, and that demands an answer.
To state that an explicitly Christian education is the key to advancing the Kingdom of Christ and overcoming the onslaught of wickedness is an understatement. Profitable education must be solely based upon Scripture and not upon some form of “modern Christianity.” The only Biblically and historically valid education, which is able to bring about righteous change in any culture, is education based upon the revelation and authority of Scripture. All nations—including ours—are in dire need of the Christian Reconstruction of their depraved social order.