The Ancient Landmarks Prov. 22: 28

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The Bible says to not remove the ancient landmarks – this comes from Deut 19:14 and has to do with landmarks that define land for inheritance – like survey rods – Israel is no longer on the land that they once owned – her landmarks are gone.

In our lives as Christians we also have some landmarks – one is the Bible – we removed it from our schools and from our system of judgment and look at the mess we are in.

Scenario: Jack pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack.

1973 – Vice Principal comes over, takes a look at Jack’s rifle, goes to his car and gets his to show Jack.
2013 – School goes into lockdown, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

1973 – Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends. Nobody goes to jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled.
2013 – Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrest Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.

Scenario: Jeffrey won’t be still in class, disrupts other students.

1973 – Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by Principal. Sits still in class.
2013 – Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. School gets
extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his father’s car and his Dad gives him a whipping.

1973 – Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
2013 – Billy’s Dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. Billy’s sister is told by state psychologist that she remembers being abused herself and their Dad goes to prison. Billy’s mom has affair with psychologist.

Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.

1973 – Ants die.
2013 – BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Johnny’s Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee.  He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.

1973 – In a short time Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2013- Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job.  She faces 3 years in State Prison.

George Washington said that you cannot enslave a Bible reading people – these tight restrictions are designed to CONTROL the students – when they were under the control of the Lord they didn’t need to go under such tight restrictions in school.

For us in churches the landmarks are what we refer to as “Baptist” distinctives – not all churches today or then had the name Baptist in their church name – but they held the distinctives which are designed to keep your church from going into complete apostasy – all these are Anti-Catholic and Anti-Religious enslavement:

  • The sufficiency and supremacy of the Bible in all things pertaining to faith and practice;
  • The autonomy of the local church;
  • The membership of regenerated and baptized saints (no infant baptism);
  • The priesthood of every believer;
  • The eternal security of the believer; and
  • The separation of church and state.