Be Strong and Stand Fast in Our Faith
“Watch ye, stand fast in the Faith. Be courageous, be strong.” —I Cor. 16:13
Our heavenly patron, St. Paul, wrote his letters to the Corinthians out of concern for the fledgling church he had established there because false teachings had begun to creep into it and were leading many astray. For years, we have noticed the slow but sure spreading of false teachings around us, of which we have spoken many times. Particularly here in California, we face the most politically liberal and morally objectionable agenda, which is aimed not so much at us but at our children—in an attempt to completely redefine the understandings of family, sexuality, and society as a whole.
We must do more than simply be aware of these things. The time has come for us to “be courageous, to be strong and to stand fast in our faith.” We cannot stand timidly by while those in our educational system and in our government push this agenda forward in order to change natural, moral, and spiritual understandings that have been accepted by humanity for centuries, even millennia. As parents (and grandparents), we must be more directly involved with our children’s education, discussing with them things they were taught in school today, and carefully but firmly correcting false teachings, which they will be expected to accept without question. We must not be afraid to assert to our educators and other parents our disagreement with those things taught which are not in accordance with God’s Law. What our children need—and what everyone who thinks we should brainwash them and future generations with these so-called progressive attitudes needs—is to return to the Christian roots on which our nation was founded and to relearn the message of peace and love given to the world by our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ.