By John Larkins
The basic belief systems of most Americans are not only under attack; the reports of and about teachers make it seem that our consensus for Christianity and freedom have been destroyed.
As I watched the Olympic competitions in Tokyo this past week, I reflected on the current opinion makers who stress that the outcome of every Olympic competition should reward every player equally. As a certified public school teacher, I’ve witnessed and studied cooperative learning schemes that detract from the better students by requiring them to use some of their available study time to mentor those who either cannot read, understand or refuse to use their time to achieve results in academics.
It is certainly true that some students do not have enough parental guidance and nurturing to succeed, but penalizing their schoolmates is unfair. God gave each of us talents to develop and prosper. So, although this problem is not the only example of fake morality, it is one that reflects on the whole democrat communist agenda that attacks Christianity and fairness at the same time.
Foremost, denial and hatred of God is a distinguishing mark of these enemies of freedom. Our enemies reject the Bible and the U.S. Constitution, so what is the basis for truth? Jesus did not teach the fake morality of equal outcomes versus outcomes based on individual talents and fortitude.
In the Parable of the Talents (“talents” being a monetary value in this case), Jesus teaches the Apostles in a way current pastors would probably not approve of. Matthew 25: 14-30 is provided for your consideration: “It will be as when a man who was going on a journey called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five talents, to another, two, to a third, one, each according to his ability. Then he went away. Immediately, the one who received five talents went and traded with them and made another five. Likewise, the one who received two made another two. But the man who received one went off and dug a hole in the ground and buried his master’s money. After a long time, the master of those servants came back and settled accounts with them. The one who had received five talents came forward bringing the additional five. He said, “Master, you gave me five talents. See, I have made five more.” His master said to him, “Well done my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come share your master’s joy.” Then the one who has received two talents also came forward and said, “Master, you gave me two talents. See, I have made two more.” His master said to him, “Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come share your master’s joy.” Then the one who had received one talent came forward and said, “Master, I knew you were a demanding person, harvesting where you did not plant and gathering where you did not scatter; so out of fear I went off and buried your talent in the ground. Here it is back.” His master said in reply, “You wicked, lazy servant! So, you knew that I harvest where I did not plant and gather where I did not scatter? Should you not then have put my money in the bank so that I could then have got it back with interest on my return? Now, then! Take the talent from him and give it to the one with ten. For, to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will grow rich; but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And throw this useless servant into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.”
Socialists tempt us to believe that the ends justify the means as they steal our holy souls and our national treasure earned by many generations of hard-working Americans. Future generations are doomed.
For the past 15 years, John Larkins has evangelized on the street, door-to-door, in tent revivals and in church situations. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.