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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Old Testament Examples of SPIRITUAL WARFARE: Conduct in the Campaign & Implementing the Victory of Christ in our Lives – Part 4

~~ By James J. Fire

The Battle of Life Continues – From Vanquishment to Victory
Once the study of this chapter from the book of Joshua is completed, we will move onward in our Old Testament Tour of Triumph and examine other passages that speak of the spiritual warfare that is our present (but not eternal) reality. One day, we will lay down our ‘sword’ for the grand conflict of the ages of this world will have ended. Satan and the entirety of his kingdom will be expunged from the world which God created, forever bound in Gehenna and the parenthetical evil that was let loose by Luciferian design will finally be over with!

Until then however, we have much to contend against our chief adversary, and we must learn our battle tactics well, and execute them in militant fashion, standing firmly in the strength “of the LORD and in the power of HIS Might”.
~In the last segment of this study we saw how Joshua and the armies of Israel were defeated and brought low by the actions of one man, Achan. Judgment had to be dealt out to this offending party and upon his family as well, and once completed, the forces of God as represented by His people could then move on towards the battle unfettered.

Likewise the harboring of one unconfessed sin that we have not repented of will inhibit our own spiritual victory; however once dealt with, we are then able to proceed towards victory, as we shall witness Joshua and the armies of Israel succeed in their own warfare.

Josh 8:1
And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed: take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Ai: see, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land:

Josh 8:2
And thou shalt do to Ai and her king as thou didst unto Jericho and her king: only the spoil thereof, and the cattle thereof, shall ye take for a prey unto yourselves: lay thee an ambush for the city behind it.
Here we see God once again reassuring Joshua and comforting him as He did upon entering the land, affirming the truth of the matter, that it is God leading Israel to victory and giving them instructions for such, and not the might or wisdom of Israel herself. Once sin was dealt with in the camp, God declared that He has “given into [Joshua’s] hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land.” Note that God’s declaration is in the past tense (it’s not “I will give . . .”).

This is something we must always be mindful of: that the LORD God is not bound by the limitations of time; His view isn’t determined by perceptions of events as they take place in the past, present and future. He exists outside of time, in eternity. Thus when God declares He has already done something, it’s because it IS done (Romans 4:17)! Its only we creatures, bound by the confinements of space and time that don’t perceive the accomplishment – unless of course we come to God by faith, faith in His Word to us, and respond, act, depend upon and trust the Word of Truth. Its then with ‘the eyes of faith’ that we know certainly of the reality God has spoken over us.

Heb 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Thus begins the valuable lessons on faith in this 11th chapter of Hebrews; contained in this (commonly called) ‘hall of faith’ are instances and records of how the people of the Bible appropriated by faith the Word of God’s promises. I would suggest a devotional reading of this chapter for us sometime very soon!

Let’s take this verse comprised of fifteen words and break them open to see what sort of meaning we can derive from the original Greek:

Faithpistis: meaning “persuasion, credence, (moral) conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher); especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstraction: constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself.” Other words employed in this definition are “trust, confidence, fidelity, faithfulness and describes the character of one who can be relied on.”

Substancehupostasis: from a compound of words: “a setting under (support), that which stands or is set, under, foundation, beginning, the quality of confidence which leads one to stand under, endure, or undertake anything. See 2 Cor. 9:4; 11:17; Heb 3:14 (Here hupostasis is in reference to the Person of Jesus Christ, the substance, essence, of God Himself, the One in whom all confidence resides).

Hopedelpizo: “to expect, to confide – trust, hope, hoe for”; elpizo as a verb means “to hope” as in Jn. 5:45; 2 Cor. 1:10 as well as 1 Tim. 4:10; 5:5; 6:17; see also Mt. 12:21; Lk. 24:21; Rom. 15:12, 24. To “hope in” as in 1 Ptr. 3:5 and Rom. 15:12; 1 Cor. 15: 19. In reference to Christ this word not only implies that He is the one in whom we place our hope but that He Himself intrinsically IS our hope.

Evidenceelegchos: “proof, conviction: - evidence, reproof (as found in 2 Tim. 3:16).”

[Not] seenblepo: “to have sight, take heed, behold, beware, look on, observe, discern, perceive, frequently implying special contemplation and rendered “to looking back” See Mt. 13:13; Mk. 13: 23, 33.” This word can employ meaning of physical or mental sight, as well as remembering. In Heb. 11:1 there is the negation of such seeing “not seen”.

Thus we as the church, as well as Joshua and Israel must be fully persuaded of God’s Word, and give it our utmost credence, being convicted of His utter veracity and incapacity for deception, but is wholly true (Ps. 91:4; Jn. 14:6), and truly holy; we must exhibit total reliance upon the LORD Jesus Christ as these Old Testament saints did (resulting in victorious conquest) and remain steadfast and unwavering (1 Cor. 15:58) in such conviction and reliance. Such faith is where we must always begin in any enterprise for God, it’s foundational to our confidence in God and His Word (Heb. 3:6,14), and by it we will endure and must endure because we not only have hope in Christ, but in Christ we have our hope (1 Pet.1:3). Waiting upon God (Is. 40:31) in faith means that we have an expectation (Ps. 62:5) not only that God will hear, but that He will answer, and make such provision that exceeds what we would ask for or even think to ask; our trust is implicitly in Christ Jesus (Eph. 3:20).

Yet for all of this, there is an element of unknowing, and unseeing; we cannot readily observe all of the workings of God Who operates behind the scene for our good (Rom. 8:28); we do not discern His ways nor can we perceive or comprehend His thoughts any more than a baby can their parent, but nonetheless because of their love, they place their faith in them (Isaiah 55: 8-9).
How much more so shall we place our faith, expectation and hope in our Abba Father Who is far, far more capable than any mere human parent.

Such implicit trust, faith and love which we have in possession from God Himself, and are directed back to Him in obedience to endure this warfare with expectation for victory is essential in any capacity of spiritual warfare, be it intercessory prayer, evangelism or any other types of campaigns.

Josh 8:2 “…only the spoil thereof, and the cattle thereof, shall ye take for a prey unto yourselves…”

Josh 8:2 “…lay thee an ambush for the city behind it…”
How heart breaking to realize that if Achan had only resisted temptation to take “of the accursed thing” and waited, seeking God’s will and not his own, he would have received ample reward from the generous hand of the LORD, as did those of Israel who were obedient and as a result received blessing.
It’s the same expression found in Matthew:

Matt 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

So then, let us continue in our examination of Joshua chapter 8 and see what we may regarding spiritual warfare:

Josh 8:3
So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up against Ai: and Joshua chose out thirty thousand mighty men of valour, and sent them away by night.

Josh 8:4
And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready:

General Joshua sent his people of war, mighty men of valor to the city of Ai by night. Our LORD Jesus Christ has likewise sent forth His church by night in engaging the enemy and releasing the lost souls from their enslavement to the god of this world; we must do so fully equipped in the armor of Light, which alone can dispel this devilish darkness:

Rom 13:12
The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

It’s a tragic truth that too many soldiers of the Cross are asleep today, not aware of the enemy’s infiltration into the church, and seemingly ambivalent towards the perishing souls in this condemned world (Rom. 13:11); at a time when out-reach should be at an all time high of productivity, we find it necessary to commit time towards “in-reach” and seek to motivate God’s people in fulfilling (among other things) the Great Commission. If the church of the LORD Jesus Christ was fully engaged in this universal calling to work “in the field” and sowing the seed of the Gospel, and making disciples* as well, think of how it would affect this world!

*The ministry of the true Gospel is becoming increasingly uncommon among today’s churches, much less making disciples which is almost nil. The LORD Jesus stated the following –

John 8:31
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
John 8:32
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 13:34
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
John 13:35
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

John 15:8
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
John 15:9
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
John 15:10
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Luke 14:26
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Luke 14:27
And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
Luke 14:33
So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

Matt 10:24
The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
Matt 10:25
It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more [shall they call] them of his household?

How can we ignore these scriptures and not be about the discipleship of believer’s per the LORD’s instructions (Matt. 28: 19; “teaching” here implies something other than the preaching of the Gospel; rather it is teaching the full counsel of God’s Word which extends beyond, but must be based upon the Gospel of Jesus Christ, ergo, discipleship). The life of a disciple who is faithful to the Word of the LORD as written above will be one of continual (but not necessarily immediate) victory in spiritual warfare. To learn more about discipleship may I offer you two books by William MacDonald:

True Discipleship

Here is an audio presentation by William MacDonald on Christian Discipleship that you can hear on Windows Media Player.

The second book by MacDonald is called The Disciple's Manual

And if you would like to watch some videos by William MacDonald, you can see them here: The Local Church – 1; part 1

You can view all the videos in this series on youtube; there are several all together!

Now for getting back to our own study:

Joshua’s order was to “lie in wait . . . go not very far from the city . . . be ye all ready.”
In our spiritual engagement against Satan and those in his employment, be they human or otherwise, there is a time of waiting upon the LORD; when there is no outward activity or motivation but an adamant seeking of God in quiet prayer. As has been said already a few times, “The army of God must march on its knees if it ever hopes to achieve victory”.

“Having done all . . .” we must, upon the order of our King advance and approach the enemy in his own territory (that is, this entire rebel planet and where his influences are greatest) and “go not very far”. This requires a confrontational stance of boldness and bravery that will not shrink though the enemy in his wrath would seek to devour us (Prov. 28:1; 1 Peter 5:8-10; Eph. 6: 10-13). Such a stance could prove unnerving if we only forget that “if God is for us, who can be against us (Rom. 8: 31)?”

Spiritual readiness is required of every soldier of the Cross, and every blood bought disciple of Jesus Christ, for every enterprise as well as the hopeful expectation of the blessed Event which may indeed occur at any time (Luke 12:40; Acts 21: 13; 2 Cor. 12:14; 1 Peter 3:15).

We must be ready to face temptation at any moment; we must likewise be ready to face potential offences and in light of this be in a mode of ‘forgive-readiness’ so that the enemy can’t compromise us (and then others) with a root of bitterness.

We must be ready to pray always, to stand for righteousness, to proclaim truth, to extend grace and mercy (See 1 Cor. 10:13; 2 Cor. 2:10; Eph. 6: 16; Heb. 12: 15; Lk. 18:1; Micah 6:8; Eph. 4:15; 1 Peter 1:22).

Josh 8:5
And I, and all the people that are with me, will approach unto the city: and it shall come to pass, when they come out against us, as at the first, that we will flee before them,

Josh 8:6
(For they will come out after us) till we have drawn them from the city; for they will say, They flee before us, as at the first: therefore we will flee before them.

Josh 8:7
Then ye shall rise up from the ambush, and seize upon the city: for the LORD your God will deliver it into your hand.

Josh 8:8
And it shall be, when ye have taken the city, that ye shall set the city on fire: according to the commandment of the LORD shall ye do. See, I have commanded you.

The enemy we face is an arrogant one, self-deluded into thinking that he can defeat the purposes of God both in this world and in His church, including the lives of each individual saint. Because of the deceitfulness of sin, and most especially pride, Satan doesn’t consider that while he may have defeated us in a moment of our carnality and weakness in the flesh (just as Joshua and Israel were initially defeated at Ai), God’s purpose for us as over-comers is to obtain victory practically in life. Whereas the attack of the enemy may have succeeded in the past, he wrongly assumes he will achieve similar success in the future – just as the men of Ai rushed out boldly after Israel when they feigned a retreat.
It is the enemy’s own undoing conducting himself in arrogance and false confidence, as we can see in vs. 6 and 8. It’s because the men of Ai rushed headlong after their enemy that they left their own territory vulnerable, and this assured the victory for Israel.
In any military engagement, it’s a primary objective of any leader to demoralize the opponent – to dishearten them so that they lose any hope of victory. We would use the term “shock and awe”. This was achieved by Joshua when the men of Ai were about to attack retreating Israel when suddenly they looked behind and witnessed their own city ignited in destructive fires that consumed their home.

Our LORD Jesus Christ, Captain of the Hosts of Heaven is the Master Strategist Who conducts this campaign in accordance to His infinite wisdom and almighty power; to achieve victory we only need place our implicit trust and faith in Him, and remain obedient to His will, walking in the Spirit, denying the flesh (Gal. 5:16, 22-25); and persisting in our ‘orders from Headquarters’ as delivered in the Holy Scriptures. This will spell our enemies doom and destruction as by the will of the LORD he is subjected to the ‘shock and awe’ of God’s shekinah glory and power!

Of course we understand that ultimately as the enemy ‘goes after’ the saint of God in these last days – be they of the church or Israel who has obtained “like faith” (as Abraham) in the Messiah, that Satan’s domain will be burned up along with this terrestrial globe (2 Pet. 2: 10-13; Rev. 20:11)!

From vs. 8 of this chapter to vs. 22 we see the execution of the LORD’s plan that was pulled off ‘without a hitch’ – a complete and total success! From vs. 23 to 28 we see that Joshua and his army burned Ai, slaughtered all of the inhabitants, kept the king of Ai alive (for the moment), and took of the spoils of that city, per the LORD’s instructions.
In vs. 29 we read that the king of Ai was hanged, but taken down by sunset.

Josh 8:30
Then Joshua built an altar unto the LORD God of Israel in mount Ebal,

Josh 8:31
As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up [any] iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings unto the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.

Josh 8:32
And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel.

The word “Ebal” means to be “bare, or bald”, that is to say, smooth with no growth apparent. This mount was rocky with little or no vegetation, and so anything on top of this mount would be visible from any direction. The LORD Jesus Christ told us to not let our light be hidden under a bushel basket or a bed, but to let the light shine for all to see to the glory of God (Matt. 5: 15-16). So we see that baldness is not really a bad thing after all; take it from one who knows!

Joshua here builds an altar before the LORD in giving thanks and homage to God for the victory He granted to them, and setting it upon Ebal, it would be a testimony for all to see. In our own victories in Christ, it is vital that the name of Christ Jesus be exalted and magnified; that people understand that these victories are not by our own hand, but wrought of God Who alone can grant such victories against so powerful an enemy as Satan.

As Martin Luther’s hymn A Mighty Fortress is Our God goes: “for though our ancient foe, doth seek to work us woe. His craft and power are great, and armed with cruel hate; on earth is not his equal” but the One with Whom we have to do, the LORD of heaven is not merely a match for him, but far exceeds him in every capacity. The point seems obvious, but in times of dire straits when the enemy is assailing us on every side, we can sometimes become so overwhelmed that such a truth may become obscured to us.

Note the sort of altar Joshua erected, in compliance with the Law of Moses: “…an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron…” No tool was to make any etching or carving into the stone; no contrivance or alteration by man was to change it, thereby polluting it (Ex. 20: 25). The LORD Jesus Christ is the ROCK of our salvation – and in following after Him towards our assured victory in spiritual warfare, we must never seek ‘another Jesus’ or any motive, plan, action or theology or doctrine that would seek to ‘lift up a chisel’ and alter the Altar that is the ROCK, God made flesh: the WORD of God Incarnate.

Too many are carving up Jesus Christ, defacing Him, changing His Person, His mission, His Word in today’s church, and this is by satanic design. All such alterations will prove useful to the enemy (for the most part) in integrating the professing (but not the possessing, as in the true) church into a one world religion who will worship “another Jesus” (2 Cor. 11: 3-4) or more specifically, [another] false Christ!
Yet those of us who belong to JESUS, adore and love Him for Who He is, not what others would want Him to be (for example, William P. Young’s novel, The Shack or Brian McLaren's books or the Nooma DVD series by Rob Bell

We worship God in Spirit and in truth and thus, rightly relate to the LORD Jesus Christ and in so doing, be of a willing heart and disposition to believe Him for all things, and be obedient to Him in all things – again, assuring our spiritual victory in this warfare we are presently engaged in. It's appropriate to mention that in scripture to believe by faith is akin to obedience; that is to say that true faith will yield the fruit of true obedience (See James 2:17-24).

Josh 8:33
And all Israel, and their elders, and officers, and their judges, stood on this side the ark and on that side before the priests the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, as well the stranger, as he that was born among them; half of them over against mount Gerizim, and half of them over against mount Ebal; as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded before, that they should bless the people of Israel.

Josh 8:34
And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law.

Josh 8:35
There was not a word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua read not before all the congregation of Israel, with the women, and the little ones, and the strangers that were conversant among them.

May we likewise read the Word of the LORD and also . . .

2 Tim 1:13
Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

1 Tim 6:3
If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
1 Tim 6:4
He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

Heb 10:38
Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
Heb 10:39
But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
This concludes our gleanings from the book of Joshua, which certainly contains many more lessons on spiritual warfare, but I shall leave to you the reader to dig for these jewels for yourselves. We will venture further next time, into more of the Old Testament and discover more on this vital subject in order to obtain greater effectiveness in our campaign for Christ Jesus our LORD and SAVIOR! Until then, remember: NIKAEO AIONIOS!
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Friday, July 29, 2011

TTUF Profiles On: Robert Muller "FORTH COMES The GLOBAL EDUCRATS – Part Three of Three"

~~By James J. Fire

And now the third part of this article in the continuing series of TTUF Profiles on various “Radicals and their worldviews that rule America from the grave” based primarily on Brannon Howse’s book of the same name, is here for your review.

Imagine if a General was about to receive some military Intel on positions and strengths of his enemy, but declined it as being “unnecessary, negative, non-productive and 'hurtful to the cause'." And rather, wanted rather to focus on the positive, the relevant, and “that which builds up”. How long do you think it would be before that General was replaced with another that rightly perceived such information as needful in order to wage a successful campaign against the enemy?

In our supreme struggle against the subtle enemy of the church, we are not to be “ignorant of his devices” 2 COR 2:10-11 whether he chooses to use unforgiveness and bitterness or spiritual leaven (unbiblical teaching – such as the sort our children and students here in America are inundated with in our public indoctrination centers (and yes, it is spiritual!) or public schools as they are more commonly known) to cause division in the body of Christ.
Certainly there can be no greater division or more accurately, departure from the Word of God (2 TIM 3:1-7; 1 TIM 4:1) than when scores of students numbering in the hundreds of thousands across our nation leave the faith in favor of a global Humanist, Evolutionary worldview!
~This is a primary reason why we here at TTUF are pursuing the exposure of these radicals (EPH 5:11); they represent the means of Satan’s tactics and overall global plan as his mouthpieces, spreading his deceptions and lies and infesting the minds of our youth. Personally, I feel that I’m a bit ‘late in the game’ in all of this, but thankfully there have been those like Brannon Howse (Grave Influences), Berit Kjos (Brave New Schools) and Johanna Michaelsen (Like Lambs To The Slaughter) that have sounded the alarm long ago (yet why are so few alarmed?). I’m little more than an ‘echo’ in repeating and resounding these vital issues, but am willing to be so, if it means reaching those who may not have read these (and other) books or perhaps saw no urgent need to do so.

So now that we have looked at John Dewey in part one, and Benjamin Bloom in part two, we now turn our attention to Robert Muller in this third part. Mr. Howse did not include Mr. Muller as one of his 21 Radicals, but I do so here as a supplementation to what he has already written in Grave Influences because Mr. Muller has most certainly exerted a profound influence on students, both here in America and abroad.

Let us begin by looking at a biography of this prolific man:

“Robert Muller - born in Belgium, 1923 and raised in the Alsace-Lorraine region in France, he experienced constant political and cultural turmoil during his youth. Often as a child, Robert Muller would look out of his window at the border he could not cross and long for the day when he would no longer have to observe the imaginary line.

“Robert Muller knew the horrors of World War II, of being a refugee, of Nazi occupation and imprisonment; he was also a member of the French Resistance. After the war he returned home and earned a Doctorate of Law from the University of Strasbourg. In 1948 he entered and won an essay contest on how to govern the world, the prize of which was an internship at the newly created United Nations.

“Dr. Muller devoted the next 40 years of his life behind the scenes at the United Nations focusing his energies on world peace. He rose through the ranks at the UN to the official position of Assistant-Secretary-General. He has been called the ‘Philosopher’ and ‘Prophet of Hope’ of the United Nations (interesting appellations!). Robert Muller is a deeply spiritual person. From his vantage point of a top level global states-person he has seen a strong connection between spirituality and the political/cultural scene.

UPDATE: 6-25-12 From the excellent series called Know Your Enemy produced by The Fuel Project, (you can buy this entire series that portrays the broad view of Satan's objectives for the world in bringing about a so-called 'new' world order wherein he will be worshiped through the adoration of anti-Christ, the Beast) on dvd. Note: The authors of TTUF do not necessarily agree with everything as proposed and asserted by The Fuel Project.


There are three youtube clips on the UN; its roots, vision and objectives:

Know Your Enemy (Part 63 - The United Nations Background)

Know Your Enemy (Part 64 - The Spiritual United Nations)

Know Your Enemy (Part 65 - The World Core Curriculum)

Know Your Enemy (Part 66 - Alice A Bailey)

~~ end of update

“Robert Muller created a World Core Curriculum and is known throughout the world as the ‘father of global education.’ There are 29 Robert Muller schools (as of the time of this writing) around the world with more being established each year. The ‘World Core Curriculum’ earned him the UNESCO Peace Education Prize in 1989. Dr. Muller (based on this work) has recently drawn up a ‘Framework for World Media Coverage’ as a public service, as well as a ‘Framework for Planetary and Cosmic Consciousness’ and a ‘Framework for the Arts and Culture.’

“In active ‘retirement,’ Dr. Muller was Chancellor of the University for Peace created by the United Nations in demilitarized Costa Rica. He is in great demand to make speeches to educational, environmental, spiritual and political conferences around the world. Dr. Muller concentrates his efforts on promoting greater human understanding and global awareness. He was recently the recipient of the Albert Schweitzer International Prize for the Humanities and the Eleanor Roosevelt Man of Vision Award.

“Dr. Muller lives most of the year at his small farm overlooking the University of Peace, on a sacred indigenous hill, Mt. Rasur, from which according to indigenous prophecy, a civilization of peace will extend to the entire world (DAN 8:25; 1 THESS 5:3). His traditional Costa Rican house is located just up the hill from the Peace Monument of the University. In addition to his duties at the University, he devotes time to his writings and is an internationally acclaimed, multi-lingual speaker and author of fourteen books published in various languages. He has published his Testament to the UN as well as his plans and dreams for a peaceful, happy world.”

Robert Muller’s Biography

Far from being merely a political entity, the UN of which Muller had a predominant hand in forming and developing, is very much a spiritual/religious entity that reflects the values of its former Assistant Secretary General; his dream lives on in the minds and hearts of UN members, its workers and followers of Muller himself:

Robert Muller's 7000 Ideas and the University for Peace

His dream seems to parallel, if not be inspired by God’s Dream an idea that is heavily promoted by New Agers and Emergent Leaders alike, that is, “to bring heaven to earth”; an idea which intimates that we are not to wait around for God to establish His kingdom (DAN 2:34,45), but must be active participants in its erection. Since Muller is by his own admission a “deeply spiritual man” one must ask where he obtained his spirituality from. This we shall look into!

My Dream 2000
by Robert Muller

I dream
That on 1 January 2000
The whole world will stand still
In prayer, awe and gratitude
For our beautiful, heavenly Earth
And for the miracle of human life.

I dream
That young and old, rich and poor,
Black and white,
Peoples from North and South,
From East and West,
From all beliefs and cultures
Will join their hands, minds and hearts
In an unprecedented, universal
Bimillennium Celebration of Life.

I dream
That the year 2000
Will be declared World Year of Thanksgiving
By the United Nations.

I dream
That during the year 2000
Innumerable celebrations and events
Will take place all over the globe
To gauge the long road covered by humanity
To study our mistakes
And to plan the feats
Still to be accomplished
For the full flowering of the human race
In peace, justice and happiness.

I dream
That the few remaining years
To the Bimillennium
Will be devoted by all humans, nations and institutions
To unparalleled thinking, action,
Inspiration, elevation,
Determination and love
To solve our remaining problems
And to achieve
A peaceful, united human family on Earth.

I dream
That the third millennium
Will be declared
And made
Humanity's First Millennium of Peace

In his “Spirituality in World Affairs” Robert Muller lists ten objectives that would promote global spirituality among the nations, with the UN as well as the then called URO (United Religions Organization), now the United Religions Initiative, leading the way. These ten objectives have either been fulfilled or nearly so, since Muller wrote this article thirteen years ago. Here are those ten objectives:

1. At the United Religions Organization in Chicago, I proposed the creation of a United Nations "World Spirituality Agency," and later during the 50th anniversary of the UN in San Francisco, in 1995, I proposed the creation of a United Religions Organization similar to the United Nations Organization.

2. At the World Parliament of Religions I also recommended that the Parliament should not wait another hundred years to reconvene, but should do so before our entry into the next century and millennium in the year 2000. This was adopted. I have now been invited to address the Parliament's session in Capetown, South Africa in December 1999. I will ask for a world-wide spiritual Renaissance and offer a comprehensive detailed plan for that.

3. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the UN, I published My Testament to the UN with an important chapter on the UN and spirituality, underlying the spirituality in a world of action of Secretaries Dag Hammerskjold and U Thant.

4. I could not attend the second meeting of the United Religions Initiative in San Francisco in 1997, but submitted a paper on the "The State of the World on Earth Day 2013, A Vision of the Future of Inter-Religious Cooperation."

5. I have finished writing my fourth volume of 2000 Ideas for a Better World as a count-up to the Year 2000. In it I request that spirituality should become priority number one of humanity.

6. My 1986 recommendation that the UN should proclaim the year 2000 "International Year of Thanksgiving" has been approved by the UN Economic and Social Council and has been confirmed by the current General Assembly of the UN.

7. The Global Dialogue Institute acted upon my idea to establish a "World Commission on Global Thought and Spirituality for the 21st Century," in August of 1998, to fill an important gap in the series of World Commissions already held to guide our path into the next millennium.

8. As a member of the Club of Budapest on Planetary Consciousness created in 1996, I am advocating the need for a cosmic, divine, spiritual consciousness.

9. I continue as an active member of the canonization of Robert Schuman, my compatriot from Alsace Lorriane, who was a political saint and achieved peace between France and Germany and fourteen other European countries by creating a European Union. He never saw it completed. I went to his tomb to report it to him.

10. I am planning with the Thomas Merton Foundation on Spirituality and Politics a millennium conference. They found a note by him envisioning such a conference of world leaders to ask the question: "How can we practice contemplation in a world of action?" At that meeting, I will advocate how this is possible by practicing, as I do, the constant Presence of God (For more on the mysticism of Thomas Merton see the article further on in this article).

All ten objectives are highly relevant within the context of a global spirituality, but I find the last three most interesting.
Muller’s advocating the need for a cosmic, divine, spiritual consciousness as a member of the Club of Budapest for Planetary Consciousness reveals his perspective of a connection between the political and the spiritual.

In connection with a shared spirituality with Robert Muller, Robert Schuman was credited by his UN partner to have achieved peace … by creating a European Union. We see another undeniable connection between a global spirituality and an endeavor towards global government (as represented by the creation of the E.U. and even the U.N. itself).

Peace Day Tribute to Dr. Robert Muller

He seems like a kind, grandfatherly sort who only wants “happiness, smiles” and “love” for the people of the world, doesn’t he? And we can empathize deeply with people such as Mr. Muller who suffered terribly by the ravages and cruelty of war. Such experiences make his passion for peace quite understandable, even commendable.

However, how can this seeming ‘heaven on earth’ come about without the heavenly King Who alone has the power to establish that heavenly kingdom that will reign not only overtly, but inwardly in the hearts of people, but nonetheless cannot exist in those hearts that are opposed to the King and His Word and whose heart condition (of evil) can only promise further corruption, even violence in this fallen world? 

Such is the premise of hopelessness to unregenerate humankind. Such a spiritual, peaceful union of the world as dreamed of by Muller and others will only come about by alternative spiritual means:

Muller professed affection for Brother Lawrence and his “Practicing the Presence of God” which he himself practices and who shares a common vision with Thomas Merton, Trappist monk and contemplative prayer/spirituality advocate and leader. Of course contemplative prayer and spirituality is endorsed by such anchors as Richard Foster, Dallas Williard and most other Emergent Church leaders and movements. See the following article on The RED PILL Consortium for more of this:

Beware of Prayer of the Contemplative Kind-Part 2 - The spiritual mysticism of Thomas Merton.
In Ray Yungen's book, A Time of Departing, (see this pdf version)he said, "What Martin Luther King was to the civil rights movement and what Henry Ford was to the automobile, Thomas Merton is to contemplative prayer."

"...Thomas Merton has influenced the Christian mystical movement more than any person of recent decades [and defined it as:] '... a glorious destiny to be a member of the human race ... and I now realize what we all are... If only they [people] could all see themselves as the really are...I suppose the big problem would be that we would fall down and worship each other... At the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusions, a point of pure truth... This little point... is the pure glory of God in us. It’s in everybody."

“Mr. Yungen aptly tracks the spiritual trail by which Contemplative Prayer is making headway into the evangelical church:

’From India (guru's and swamis) to Alexandria (the Gnostics), to the desert fathers (John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, etc), to Thomas Merton..." to Richard Foster and more recently through many other contemporary leaders in Evangelical Christianity, to you and I.’”

You might ask, ‘Why am I getting into all of this spirituality when I’m supposed to be writing about ‘global educrats’?’ The answer is quite simple. Along with Humanism, Socialism, Evolution, and other primary schools of a secular worldview, there is this spiritual aspect and worldview that’s being blended in with all the rest, the sum total of which denies and replaces a biblical worldview in the minds and hearts of the students.

Understanding this bias, we can look at UNESCO, which was impacted greatly by Muller, and see how its objectives are anything but friendly to biblical Christianity:

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is a specialized agency of the United Nations system.
The organization was created more than a half century ago, with the mission to build the defenses of peace in the minds of men. Its Constitution states that:

“Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.
The Constitution was adopted by the London Conference in November 1945, and entered into effect on the 4th of November 1946 when 20 states had deposited instruments of acceptance.

“UNESCO currently has 188 Member States (as of 31 December 2000).
The main objective of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication in order to further universal respect for justice and the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion.

“To fulfill its mandate, UNESCO performs five principal functions:

1) “Prospective Studies:
What forms of education, science, culture and communication for tomorrow's world?

2) “The advancement, transfer and sharing of knowledge:
Relying primarily on research, training and teaching activities.

3) “Standard-setting action:
The preparation and adoption of international instruments and statutory recommendations.

4) “Expertise:
Provided to Member States for their development policies and projects in the form of "technical co-operation".

5) “Exchange of specialized information.”

This premise of peace is predicated on the idea that all religions (as well as governments) share a united vision for and about mankind which is diametrically opposed to what the Bible states. Merton and others in political, Humanist and religious circles see mankind as anywhere from ‘basically good’ to having “[a]t the center of our being … a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusions, a point of pure truth... This little point... is the pure glory of God in us. It’s in everybody.”

“Former UN Secretary-General U Thant who was a teacher and master to me, often had this comment: ‘Robert (Muller), the world will not change and find peace, if there is not a new education.’ He was entirely right.

“History will prove that Gloria Crook, U Thant and the United Nations were right. The quicker all educators and media will listen to them, the quicker we will get out of the present confusion and find a new, promising way of our progress and evolution. Please, all teachers of the world, listen to them.”

UNESCO ratified and implemented something called the World Core Curriculum, created by Robert Muller himself, albeit with significant influence and inspiration from his heroes like Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin; and Alice Bailey of the Theosophical Society, itself a source of ‘specialized information’.

“As we have already seen, Robert Muller believes in the divinity of humanity and ‘was deeply influenced’ by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin*, a Jesuit priest who taught that all of humanity would eventually meld into one super-being through the coming of the Cosmic Christ (read that, anti-Christ, the Beast of REV 13, et. Al.).

[* de Chardin is the one whom Leonard Sweet (Emergent Church advocate and teacher) claimed was the “Chrisitan voice of the 20th century”!]

“Muller’s World Curriculum framework includes teaching on “Spiritual exercises of interiority, meditation prayer, communication with the universe, eternity and God.” These spiritual exercises, meditation, and mystic communication are marks of New Age spirituality.

“According to United Nations Online, “The scope of the curriculum will always be the same; to allow the student to see himself truly, as an integral part of the Cosmos…At the moment, it seems the only limitation will be the imagination of the Cosmic-minded and spiritually oriented teaching staff.”

“And we cannot forget what the World Core Curriculum itself tells us about Muller's source of inspiration:

The underlying philosophy upon which The Robert Muller School is based will be found in the teachings set forth in the books of Alice A. Bailey by the Tibetan Teacher of Djwhal Khul*...and the teaching of Morya as given in the Agni Yoga series books.

* A demonic spirit channeled by Bailey. Its shocking when one realizes that our public school system is increasingly endorsing a Curriculum based on the ‘doctrines of devils’ (1 TIM 4:1)!

“Alice Bailey (1880-1949) was a New Age leader and a channel for Djwhal Khul, a demon disguised as a master of wisdom. Bailey's Luciferian channeled messages from Djwhal Khul are published through her organization, the Lucis Trust Association. Lucis Trust is a United Nations-affiliated NGO. Lucis Trust gained consultative status with the UN in 1989.”

Taken from Robert Muller’s Global Education article on the Amazing Discoveries web site.

Berit Kjos has done a phenomenal job in documenting the infiltration of these Global Educrats and their New Spirituality counterparts (many times represented by the same people) in her book, Brave New Schools. The following are excerpts from her web site in an article entitled: The International Agenda where she quotes from chapter two of her book:

"Multicultural education...strives to integrate multi-ethnic and global perspectives," wrote Christine Bennet in Comprehensive Multicultural Education, a popular textbook for student teachers. Its goal is not to teach factual history, but to "challenge [the student's] cultural assumptions" and mold global citizens with an "emotional commitment to the fundamental unity of all humans....

“In other words, a new commitment to universal oneness must supersede commitments to God and country. While grandiose dreams of global unity reach back to the beginning of history, it was more recently documented in 1973 by the authors of the Humanist Manifesto II. They wrote, "We deplore the division of human-kind on nationalistic grounds. We have reached a turning point in human history where the best option is to transcend the limits of national sovereignty and to move toward the building of a world community....”

“Professor Philip Vander Velde, who taught "Foundations of Education" at Western Washington University, authored the book, Global Mandate: Pedagogy for Peace. Reflecting the views of countless other change agents, he wrote,

“...unless a new faith... overcomes the old ideologies and creates planetary synthesis, world government is doomed.... Nation-states have outlived their usefulness, and a new world order is necessary if we are to live in harmony with each other... The task of reordering our traditional values and institutions should be one of the major educational objectives of our schools.’”

“Do you wonder what kind of ‘global spirituality’ that might be? The following Theosophical statement from Muller's book offers a clue:

‘Once again, but this time on a universal scale, humankind is seeking no less than its reunion with the "divine," its transcendence into ever higher forms of life. Hindus call our earth Brahma, or God, for they rightly see no difference between our earth and the divine. This ancient simple truth is slowly dawning again upon humanity. Its full flowering be the real, great new story of humanity as we are about to enter our cosmic age....’

“After the symposium, Cawelti expressed his appreciation for the positive response to his suggestion. Despite "the pride all countries have in their own core curriculum," he said, all shared a common response "to the urgency of defining what global inter-dependency means for the schools.”

“Since the ASCD so heartily endorsed Muller's World Core Curriculum, how have Muller's ideas influenced our schools? The answer will help us understand the seductive pull of holistic education, which, like holistic medicine, has suddenly won mainstream support. It provides globalists with the spiritual link needed for a plausible vision of a united world, of connectedness with nature, and of the oneness of the human family around the world.”

“During a visit to Arlington, Texas, some years ago, a friend took me to see the original Robert Muller school. While she waited in the car, I walked past a little Buddha, climbed the steps to the front door, and rang the bell. Gloria Crook, the Director opened the door and asked why I had come. I listed my credentials: I was interested in global education, was concerned about the environment, and was an immigrant from Norway -- a country well known for its global concerns and admiration for the United Nations.

“I must have passed the test, because she invited me in and led me into a massive hallway. Looking to the left, I saw a room full of young mothers and pregnant women in yoga position. On a table next to the doorway, I noticed a stack of papers. The title startled me: "Occult Meditation."

“To those who don't know God, the occult seems good, not bad, I thought to myself.

“Are you familiar with Alice Bailey?" she asked me as we entered a large cluttered office.

“Yes." I nodded, well aware of her links to Theosophy and the occult messages she channeled from her favorite spirit guide. "Didn't she write books full of messages she received from the Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul?"

“Yes," answered Ms Crook. "Here, sit down and look at some of them." She pulled down several of Bailey's books from a shelf and put them in my lap. I silently thanked God for His spiritual protection as I flipped through the pages of the first one, Education in the New Age.

“Then she handed me the Robert Muller World Core Curriculum Manual. I turned a few pages and read,
"The underlying philosophy upon which the Robert Muller School is based will be found in the teaching set forth in the books of Alice A. Bailey by the Tibetan teacher, Djwhal Khul ...."

“The back of the manual contained two certificates. The first announced that The Robert Muller School "is a participating institution in the UNESCO Associated Schools Project in Education for International Co-operation and Peace." The other confirmed its accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. On behalf of the Southern Association's review team, Dr. Eileen Lynch wrote,

"The visiting team... was so impressed with the Robert Muller School that they thought the educational process and the general curriculum would be most valuable as a model for teacher education... Throughout this report the committee has recommended that information of the school's educational processes be shared with educators everywhere as much as possible." (Emphasis added)

“Finally Ms Crook pulled two large golden frames from the wall and showed them to me. I shivered when I looked at the first. It pictured a beautiful calligraphied rendition of "The Great Invocation," an occult prayer used around the world to invoke a global outpouring of spiritual light and power.”

I would strongly recommend the reader to examine Mrs. Kjos article, 
The International Agenda (link at the beginning of these quotes) in it’s entirety as this presents a full grasp of the entirety (holistic) aspects of education that the Global Educrats are intent on indoctrinating our students with.

Whereas Dewey and Bloom focused on Humanism and Socialism, Muller’s focus was not merely these, but everything that represents an anti-Biblical world view in order to create world citizens that will pay homage to the coming One World Leader, something no Christian would ever commit. It behooves us as Christians, particularly Christian parents that we combat this quite literally satanic (given its scope in context) worldview and to instill and reinforce biblical truth in our children. This concludes this three part article on Forth Comes the Global Educrats.

TTUF Profiles on “21 Radicals” will continue with a treatment on Charles Darwin.

PROV 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Read more!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

TTUF Profiles On: Benjamin Bloom - FORTH COMES The GLOBAL EDUCRATS – Part Two of Three

~~By James J. Fire

In this second part of this article we will now turn our attention to another Global ‘Educrat’, one Benjamin Bloom who has made some comparable contributions towards the ideals of Humanist philosophies and global unity, while at the same time teaching students to be critical in their thinking – towards the ideas of family, parents, traditional Judeo-Christian ethics, pastors and churches, a biblical worldview, etc.
A primary vehicle that Mr. Bloom utilized was something that we have heard of before, and was exposed in the ‘80’s by various (Christian) authors such as Berit Kjos from Crossroads ministries (we will hear from her shortly), called O.B.E. or Outcome Based Education. Yet this same godless philosophy has run rampant and reigns in today's halls of learning: the terms, names and phrases of this system has simply been changed to protect the guilty!

Brannon Howse comments:

“Although it received exposure in its public life, the term Outcome-Based Education has long since been abandoned because parents figured out what it was all about, and it wasn’t good. Parents realized it meant they would no longer have much to say about the ‘base’ for their children’s education, and the outcome they saw didn’t make them very happy. So naturally, the purveyors of OBE abandoned the offending concepts.”

. . . But not the principles behind them: all that happened was that a new glossary of terms had been implemented:

“Hiding OBE has become a full time job for many educators. To keep parents and the public confused, OBE proponents have had to, and will cloak their educational approach in different terms:

“Mastery Learning, Results Oriented, Total Quality Management, Quality Schools, Essential Schools, Transformational Education, Reformed Education, Restructured Education, Competency Based Education, Break the Mold 21st Century Schools, Exit Based Teaching, High Standards, Performance Based Learning, High Level Learning, Mastery Teaching, Formative Teaching, Corrective Teaching, Extensions Learning, Summative Evaluations, Credentialing Curriculum, Advancement Teaching, Results-Based Curriculum”, among some others are alternate phrases used. Yet the most common term used today is Mastery Learning, the plans of Benjamin Bloom.

The Educrats however would stay ahead of the game, disguising the terms in order to obfuscate the curriculum’s content. William Spady and Dr. William Coulson (long time colleague of Dr. Carl Rogers) made statements like:

“I argued that we had about five years before they (the critics) destroyed the term “outcome” but at least we could get a start.”Coulson (quoting Rogers): “‘Change the name of [the reform policy] as fast as necessary to stay ahead of the critics’.”

It’s rather obvious then, that these educators, teachers, and curriculum managers are intentionally hiding their agenda and the content of their teaching from the parents of these students that are being indoctrinated with Humanist philosophies and goals. For this reason, and for the poor quality education (also intentional: The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America) found in the public schools, many parents have pulled their children out and placed them in private schools, Christian schools and home schooling. Yet even here there is some infiltration to one degree or another of the prevailing worldviews of the Humanists, and besides which, the vast majority population of students still attend public schools, to their detriment.

Brannon Howse cuts to the chase:

“Regardless of what it is called, Bloom’s approach is based on the socialist premise that no one can be better than anyone else. Instead of redistributing wealth and destroying capitalism, though, they are redistributing grades and destroying the acquisition of knowledge.

“Socialism will never succeed because it is based on a false concept of equality (Our own Constitution states that all [men] are "created equal", however this means only that we are CREATED equal, with the same potential, but that potential is only realized for those who choose, through their own efforts, to excel and rise from mediocrity). Equality of outcomes among vastly different individuals cannot happen. Whenever government tries to equalize salaries, the standard of living, or education, productivity takes a nose-dive. The fantasy world mentality of socialism sets a dangerous precedent for a public school student. Why? Because OBE never permits a child to fail.”

This means standards must be lowered to ensure that no one can fail, even if they were to try (theoretically); as Brannon illustrates, its like lowering a basketball hoop low enough so that every one can slam dunk the ball (even the shortest kid in the class)! Without the possibility of failure, there is no challenge; there is no determination to beat the odds, or the opportunity to double one’s efforts should one fail the first time around.

In his book Schools Without Failure, William Glasser (OBE promoter) said the following:

“We have let the students know there are no right answers, and we have to let them see that there are many alternatives to certainty and right answers.”

Here we see the same sort of ambiguity and amorphous ‘cloud of unknowing’ that we have seen in the Emergent Church movement where Truth and certainty are disdained, even seen as haughty, arrogant, judgmental and unloving; as well as this, the same mentality of ‘not knowing anything for certain’ in Emergent philosophy of false humility and various mystical meditation practices today (contemplative prayer, Zen, yoga, T.M., etc) but always searching and always learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth:

2 TIM 3:5-8b
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. . . . so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

In Bloom’s book Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, he calls for the “thorough going-through and reorganization of attitudes and values, which in his view meant that a person achieves the highest form of intelligence once they no longer believe in right or wrong. According to Bloom the purpose of education and the schools is “to change the thoughts, feelings, and actions of students.
In Berit Kjos ground breaking book, Brave New Schools, she traces the path of OBE (and Values Clarification) as well as Bloom’s ideas in education as mentioned in his work Taxonomy of Educational Objectives:

“Dr. Benjamin Bloom, called "the father of Outcome-Based Education." In his book, All Our Children Learning, he admits that....

‘. . . the purpose of education and the schools is to change the thoughts, feelings and actions of students.’
“One of the quickest ways to change people's "thoughts, feelings and actions" is to hide or distort the basic facts and assumptions that have molded their culture. This tactic was effectively used to revolutionize the youth in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. Facts were censored. Only politically correct information was allowed. Literacy and general knowledge became less important than group conformity and obedience to the new leaders and their instructions (See Nazi/OBE comparison of Berit Kjos’ article).

“This same strategy has been established in our schools through Professor Bloom's Taxonomy. At first glance, his hierarchy of ‘thinking skills’ makes sense: a sound body of factual knowledge should be the foundation of all thinking processes. In reality, this model instituted a different message. It reduced factual knowledge and comprehension to the rank of lower order thinking skills, suggesting that traditional knowledge had become relatively insignificant--and could even be a hindrance. In contrast, the more subjective processes--application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation--were elevated to higher order thinking skills."How in the world," you might ask, "can students apply, analyze, synthesize and evaluate without facts? How can they reach a rational conclusion without comprehension?"

They can't. In the absence of foundational facts, those higher order thinking skills can only lead to subjective, uncertain answers. Without a broad knowledge base, children are rudderless and headed for disaster
*. Deprived of the factual comprehension needed for moral, spiritual and intellectual discernment, they cannot recognize deception. At the mercy of social revolutionaries, they are ready to embrace the New Age/Neo-pagan view of "reality" - which has no basis in real reality.

* For more on this subject watch Frank Peretti's (author of such Christian novels as This Present Darkness and its sequel, Piercing the Darkness) presentation entitled, The Chair:



“In other words, they can easily be manipulated. Well aware that knowledge is the foundation of thinking, Dr. Bloom had discovered a process that could control the outcome or end-product of thinking which was often an opinion or a value judgment. By censoring a student’s knowledge base, the teacher could direct the student's thinking.

“Bloom's process works. Through biased information, carefully designed hypothetical stories, and pointed Socratic questioning (questions that direct towards a desired end and provoke the listener to seek out information and answers for themselves), students are persuaded that their home-taught beliefs and values are incompatible with the needs for the 21st century. This is exactly what Benjamin Bloom and his followers intended. In his Taxonomy of Educational Objectives II, Bloom wrote,

"...a large part of what we call "good teaching" is the teacher's ability to attain affective objectives through challenging the students' fixed beliefs and getting them to discuss issues."

ISAIAH 5:20-21
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Read that as ‘dismantling any belief in biblical truth or politically incorrect thinking and persuade them to entertain different ‘truths’. We can understand why it’s imperative for parents, pastors, bible teachers, and all others who hold to the biblical worldview to teach and solidify such a view in the next generations, or else our society will lose any vestige of the Judeo-Christian ethic, and our own churches become graveyards, and truth will indeed be “fallen in the street”: forsaken and forgotten!

ISAIAH 59:13-14
In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
The above quotes were taken from Kjos’s web site www.Crossroads.to in the following article of hers:

Brave New Schools; Chapter 3 – A New Way of Thinking

Back to Brannon Howse:

“In another of his books, All Our Children Learning, Bloom discloses what he believes is the ultimate goal of education: "The curriculum may be thought of as a plan for changing student’s behavior and as the actual set of learning experiences in which students, teachers and materials interact to produce the change in the students."

Or, in other words, Bloom was espousing corrective thought control – the sort of control that would have the students question everything and everyone – except for their teachers and their Humanist worldview! The removal of moral absolutes, and the implementing of feelings, not facts, intuitive rather than cognitive, and encouraging loyalty towards teachers and peers rather than family and churches – this is the goal of Outcome-Based Education.

As Aldous Huxley had stated (another TTUF profile up and coming!): “A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive political bosses and their army of mangers control a population of slaves.”

To gain some insight into Huxley’s worldview a concise series of quotes from his famous story, Brave New World might prove useful: 
Brave New World Quotes.

As well as this, some direct quotes from Huxley himself:
The Non-Conformist’s Bible” (note: the originator of this blog has made the statement that the men mentioned in quotations of their own have “profoundly shaped and altered the course of [his] own thinking”, thus the reason for their blog): The Non-Conformist’s Bible

With such effective, feeling-oriented education as given under the OBE influences, such a population is obtainable by these Educrats and Humanists. According to Howse, an education such as Benjamin Bloom’s Mastery Learning gives us a generation of such slaves as desired by the Educrats. O.B.E. has not only produced such a nation, but one that’s enslaved to a humanistic worldview. “It is a generation that does not believe in absolute truth but does believe that to be truly considered an intellectual you must be liberal and must hold tolerance as the highest ‘virtue’ (emphasis mine).”

Yet the Bible clearly declares the truth, and underscores repeatedly that there is a right way, and wrong ways aplenty:

PROVERBS Chapter 8 - The Way of Wisdom

Given that ‘tolerance’ is trumpeted high and low throughout the land, I would submit to the reader that these Educrats have attained their objective at instilling this singular moral value into the minds of the American people, particularly its students.

They are taught tolerance for everything and everyone: except for the truth of God's Word, Jesus Christ and those who follow Him:

2 TIM 4:2-4 
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

The ultimate goal for Benjamin Bloom and his fellow Educrats, says Howse, is to re-shape and cast the next generations into the same mold from which they came: to become Humanists and elitists; this can only be achieved by “tearing down the traditional authority figures and replacing them with a new one: the
State group consensus.” 

By getting the students to feel as though they’ve been selected and inducted as part of a special group (outside of the ability of others to attain, especially parents) who’ve been exposed to superior thought that only they can comprehend, they have the conviction which allows them to believe themselves capable of deciding for themselves what is right and wrong, without outside influences, “based on their own thoughts and feelings”; thus feelings of being of the ‘elite’ are justified in their minds (This is what Bloom refers to as “higher order thinking skills”).

Government is spending billions of authorized dollars in developing programs for mandatory volunteerism (does any one see an oxy-moron here besides me?), in which the students are brain-washed in emotional, liberal situations in absence of critical, logical criteria, and fixes the student’s perceptions within the scope and guidance of government.

Bloom’s thinking certainly coincides with previous Globalists and Humanists, but also with that of Theosophical Society Matriarch, Alice Bailey, who through her spirit guide, the Tibetan stated that “the three main channels through which the preparation for the new age is going on might be regarded as the Church, the Masonic Fraternity and the educational field. All of them are as yet in relatively static condition, and all are as yet falling to meet the need and to respond to the inner pressure, but in all of these three movements, disciples of the Great Ones are to be found and they are steadily gathering momentum and will before long enter upon their designated task.”*

* The Externalization of the Hierarchy by Alice A. Bailey (New York, Lucis Trust [formerly known as Lucifer Publishing Company], 1957) Pg. 511

Like Bloom, Dr. Raymond English espouses the Humanist agenda in re-shaping the minds of students and youth, and describes such critical thinking instilled into the minds of these, that has proven useful in shaping their world view:

“Critical thinking means not only learning how to think for oneself, but it also means learning how to subvert the traditional values in your society. You’re not thinking critical if you’re accepting the values that mommy and daddy taught you. That’s not critical.” 

This directive is found in the stated goals of almost every public school: read the following criteria that each system aspires to instill in the youth that attends classes there:

Involved citizen, quality product, self-directed learner, productive group participant, understand diversity, understand positive health habits, deliberate public issues and interpret human experience.

Howse comments: “Do you think students would be considered ‘self-directed learners’ if they listened to their parents, pastor, youth pastor or grandparents? ‘Understand diversity’ means accepting and valuing every lifestyle anyone chooses to practice. ‘Understand positive health habits’ is nothing more than passing a ‘safe sex’ class.”

[On a side note, in Dr. Leonard Horowitz book, Emerging Viruses, he documents the origins of the AIDS virus, how it was transmitted, and the legal ramifications involved as well as the political forces that drive the promotion of ‘safe sex’ when in fact, it’s not safe at all.

From a web site that addresses this:

“The inherent, naturally occurring flaws in natural rubber (latex) are up to 5 microns (0.0002) inches in size. The average sperm cell is about 50 microns in diameter, and the average AIDS virus is about 0.1 micron in size. This means that, in terms of size, an AIDS virus can pass through a latex flaw as easily as a house cat can walk through an open double garage door. Pro-abortionists and others loudly deny this fact, but offer no evidence whatsoever to back up their claims.

However, before concluding that latex condoms do not protect against the AIDS virus, two factors that must be taken into account:

1. The effects of surface tension are extremely powerful at the molecular level. It is very doubtful that an AIDS virus in a water-based suspension of any type would be able to pass through a hole even 100 times its own diameter in the absence of motion, friction, pressure and corrosion stresses.
2. Latex condoms are "double-dipped," meaning that all or most of the voids left from the first layer will be filled by the second. Repeated SEM (scanning electron microscope) photos of stretched condoms show no apparent voids, even at a magnification of 2,000X.

While the disclaimer has been made, the fact is that while condom proliferation and use is at an extreme high, the AIDS virus is still spreading fiercely, particularly in Third World nations, but no less alarmingly here in the USA. Why is this, if condoms are an effective means of prevention?]

Back to Brannon Howse:

Robert Muller’s Global Education agenda as promoted by the UN has been referred to as ‘America 2000’ (introduced by former President George H.W. Bush in a speech, April of ’91) in which he stated that “America will move forward . . . New schools for a new world . . . a revolution in American education.”. This legislation didn’t get through Congress until later when it was called ‘Goals 2000’ via Bill Clinton, and it was further promoted by George W. Bush as ‘No Child Left Behind’.

On a closely related issue of education particularly of the ‘green’ sort, the former US Secretary of Education under G.H.W. Bush, Lamar Alexander stated that a book “changed his thinking the most” is called A God Within; Mr. Alexander was also a board member of the futurist organization, Planetary Citizens (now known as (Global Community Communications Alliance).

“The Earth is literally our mother, not only because we depend on her for nurture and shelter but even more because the human species has been shaped by her in the womb of evolution . . . our salvation depends upon our ability to create a religion of nature.”

“Lamar Alexander aggressively promoted the global education agenda, America 2000 to the American people. Many corporations,” says Howse, “bought into this education agenda and lobbied for its passage. See how easy it is to spot the education establishment and occultism/pagan spirituality connections back to the government-corporate complex?” And, I might add, the endorsement of Emergent Church leaders and ecumenists who likewise espouse to bring “heaven to earth” and one of its primary objectives is environmentalism with a ‘green’ vengeance:


President Obama has likewise joined his presidential predecessors in declaring his own plan of a $4 billion “Race to the Top” educational program in which internationally bench marked goals will be encouraged for each of the States in the Union, and those that adopt this global plan will of course be rewarded with greater Federal funding. Howse rightly observes:

While Republican and Democrat administrations come and go and the U.S. Congress flips back and forth from Democrat to Republican control, the UN agenda moves forward unabated.”The previous links to these different government programs do not reflect this author's view of them; the links are provided simply to show the reader that these programs did and do indeed exist and were enacted by their respective Presidents of the USA].

John Dewey’s purpose for public school: Not to create educated students but to change their values and prepare them for their place in life.

Benjamin Bloom’s purpose for school: To change the students fixed beliefs.

Robert Muller’s purpose for the same: To use the U.N. to convince national leaders to embrace a humanistic worldview so as to usher in the New Order.

“Norman Cousins, former President of the World Federalist Association, wrote the forward to one of Robert Muller’s books in which he admitted that Muller helped to further the values of Dewey, Bloom, and other humanists:

“Whatever the uncertainties of the future may be . . . the oncoming generations will . . . need to have special knowledge, certainly, but they will need something far more important: an intense awareness of the conditions under which the values essential to the future of mankind can be created and maintained. They will need living examples of the conspiracy of love that . . . will be essential to man’s salvation, Robert Muller is involved in such a conspiracy.”
Howse rightly points out that while our liberal media scoffs and ridicules any writer or author that demonstrates any particular conspiracy that’s involved in creating a new world order, are simply quoting those, like Cousins, who themselves use these terms in describing the agenda that they themselves are bringing about. Howse then emphatically states:

“American must stop being so trusting and understand that educational policy makers in Washington, DC and the state departments of education are individuals who have betrayed a public trust.”

Control is essential in order for this indoctrination process to succeed on all levels within the public school and 'higher' education system; Bloom’s idea for control merges perfectly with those of B.F. Skinner, behavioral psychologist. For this reason Brannon Howse has written a chapter in his book about Skinner, and we will take time to examine this man’s studies, beliefs and worldview along with another of these 21 radicals, Sigmund Freud sometime later.

Here ends this second part of the article FORTH COMES The GLOBAL EDUCRATS; Robert Muller (not among the Howse's list of 21 Radicals, but certainly applicable) will be the subject for the third and final part of this particular article, but we still have the majority of these 21 Radicals whose worldviews have affected our younger generations. 

It behooves Christians to educate themselves on these issues, be aware of them, and to instill in our children and loved ones the biblical worldview that is at odds with that of Humanists and the Global ‘Plan’ as laid out by Alice Bailey and her seducing spirits.

We truly are waging a spiritual warfare against “principalities and powers”!
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