Affecting the "Next Generation Science Standards" for the Lord
Perhaps you, like many others, have thought, “The nation’s school system is rapidly digressing. The faith of this nation’s children is being demolished by the teaching of Darwinian evolution in science. Immorality is being encouraged by teaching young people that their ancestors were ape-like creatures, and that they are, therefore, merely a less-hairy ape, controlled wholly by instinct and genetics, with no propensity for self-control. And yet, there’s nothing I can do! The establishment is too big to fight. I’m insignificant. I wouldn’t even know where to start to fight this!” It so happens that with the help of thousands of others like you, you can, in fact, have a major impact in this debate—right now. You can play a significant role in shaping the science curriculum that will be taught throughout the majority of these United States for the next several years.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is currently developing the science standard for some 26 states. Now is the time to take action and speak out against the indoctrination of young minds with the bad science of evolutionary theory. If the science standards pass as they are written now, Darwinian evolution will be a required topic in your child’s science education if you live in one of the states that adopts this standard. The NGSS is currently accepting input from the public over the next few days (until June 1) on their proposed science standards in the form of a survey on their Web site (www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards). We strongly recommend that you take five minutes and speak out for God and the biblical view of origins. Now may be the only time for many years (or ever) to let your voice be heard in an effective way on this matter.
The Villa Rica church of Christ in Georgia is taking a lead in this effort, and have developed a Web site to help you in this process. If you need help getting straight to the critical issues in the science standard, click here (http://www.unity-in-christ.org/Articles/christians4science_is_an_apologe.html). At the top of that Web page are two red rectangle links that will be helpful to you in sifting through the information on the NGSS Web site.
Please let your voice be heard. There is absolutely no doubt that the promulgation of evolutionary theory in America’s school system is one of the most effective ways that Satan has “taken advantage of us” (2 Corinthians 2:11) over the last 50 years, turning Americans and the world away from the God of the Bible. But we are not “ignorant of his devices” (2 Corinthians 2:11). Remember the famous words of exhortation credited to Edmund Burke, a British statesman from the 1700s: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Take up the sword of truth, and fight with us.