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Values clarification has resulted in the loss of value

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In recent years many new phrases have made their way into our vocabulary and even into our thinking. One such phrase is "values clarification." For the most part, this is a subtle attempt to impose one’s values on another. It is often accomplished by the skillful use of hypothetical situations in order to manipulate the thinking of others. Young school children are an easy prey and thus the victims of this insidious "teaching method."

The Bible which deals with reality rather than hypothetical situations has been outlawed from our schools. God’s objective standard has been replaced by the humanistic subjective standard of those who promote "values clarification." Part of the curriculum is designed to destroy the sanctity of human life while advocating the sanctity of animal and plant life. This goal is achieved in part by attaching more value to animals and trees than to human life. We now speak of the value of life rather than the sanctity of life. As human life loses the quality of sanctity, there is an obvious corresponding increase in the number of abortions and assisted suicides, as well as an increase in all kinds of violent crime including rape and recreational drive by shootings.

Such humanistic teaching has helped to produce a generation which has the capacity to murder an unborn baby while demonstrating to rescue an endangered species. The same crowd can promote euthanasia while they vehemently condemn those who endanger the rain forest. Sexual perversion and promiscuity is encouraged while high moral standards are ridiculed as being prudish and outdated. All of this has its roots in the thinking that life is no longer to be viewed as sacred. As we look about us, we have reason to believe that the advocates of "values clarification" have at least to some degree achieved their goals. The first step in the process was to remove the Bible from the classroom. The next step was to make use of the authoritative position of the teacher and text books in order to take advantage of young children who are easily persuaded by both.

The time is long overdue for some real "values clarification" to be made which is based on Biblical principles rather than atheistic human opinion. We must come to grips with the issue and determine what has the most value. Are animals of more value than babies? Are trees worth more than elderly parents? Are adultery, fornication, homosexuality and "free sex" of more value than moral purity? Those who would answer yes to such questions have long since rejected God’s standard of righteousness.

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