Revelation 12:9 (NLT2) This great dragon—the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, THE ONE DECEIVING THE WHOLE WORLD—was thrown down to the earth with all his angels.
July 4, 1776 to June 24, 1962 God and His Word was the center of truth and freely taught in schools.
June 25, 1962, the United States Supreme Court decided in Engel v. Vitale that a prayer approved by the New York Board of Regents for use in schools violated the First Amendment because it represented establishment of religion.
1963, in Abington School District v. Schempp, the court decided against Bible readings in public schools along the same lines.
In 1963 These two events changed everything in the nation’s public schools:
- Academic achievement plummeted, including SAT scores.
- Increased rate of out-of-wedlock births
- Increase in illegal drug use
- Increase in juvenile crime
- Deterioration of school behavior
SAT scores plunge 80 points. http://www.watchmanbiblestudy.com/News/2010 for more information.
Alcohol consumption rockets upward. http://www.watchmanbiblestudy.com/News/2010
VIOLENT CRIME: Number of Offenses. http://www.watchmanbiblestudy.com/News/2010
SINGLE PARENT HOUSEHOLDS Female Head, No Spouse Present http://www.watchmanbiblestudy.com/News/2010
Top five complaints of teachers from 1940-1962:
running in the halls and
getting out of turn in line
Top five from 1963 to present:
1 Kings 18:19-21 (NKJV)
19 Now therefore, send and gather all Israel to me on Mount Carmel, the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal, and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”
20 So Ahab sent for all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together on Mount Carmel.
21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word.