A poll released April 21 by a school choice advocacy nonprofit found that since the coronavirus outbreak has caused many brick-and-mortar school closures, 52 percent of parents have a more favorable opinion of homeschooling.
Because many more American parents are engaged in at-home schooling with their children, the survey asked, “How have your opinions on homeschooling changed as a result of the coronavirus?”
Among parents participating in the poll, 52 percent said their view of homeschooling was “more favorable,” with 28 percent labeling their opinion as “much more favorable,” and 24 percent stating their view was “somewhat more favorable.”
Of those parents who responded with a “less favorable” opinion of homeschooling, 18 percent said their view was “somewhat less favorable” and 8 percent said it was “much less favorable,” while 22 percent either did not know their view or had no opinion.
When parents were asked “how prepared” they felt to facilitate their children’s online learning, 71 percent said they felt prepared, with 38 percent stating they felt “very prepared” and 33 percent responding they felt “somewhat prepared.”Poll: 52% of Parents View Homeschooling More Favorably Since Coronavirus School Closures by Dr. Susan Berry
fake highly puffed up coronavirus plague — and the ongoing economic smash-up — this would never have happened.
Is liberty worth a major depression?
I think most Americans — certainly including most American Christians — would have said no.
Then again, if it were up to the common Russian in 1988, the Soviet Union would still be here.
And the average German in 1941 thought that the Third Reich was fabulous.
The rank and file of the South in 1861 was solidly behind slavery… despite the solid majority either owning no slaves at all, and most of the rest just owning one or two slaves.
And if you straight back to Pharaonic Egypt, most Hebrew slaves were satisfied with their lot in life, happy with their leeks and onions… and grumbling about that troublemaker Moses.
And we all know what happened to Jesus, by the hand of both Gentile and Jew, when He announced a new way of life, a new Kingdom of love and truth, justice and forgiveness.
Lesson learned: God is not into democracy.
Good thing too.
If He was, every last son and daughter of Adam would have happily marched straight to hell, and then — after who knows how many centuries there, in pain and sorrow — onwards into the lake of fire, in order to get away from God.
Without an ounce of repentance.
The Kingdom of God is aborning, at this very minute.
The world is going to be a more just, free, holy, compassionate, prosperous, and righteous place….
… whether humanity likes it or not.
Because Jesus Christ wants it that way. That’s why.
At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,Hebrews 12:26-28, English Standard Version
From Chalcedon (“Footnotes deleted”):
E. W. Hengstenberg (1802–1869) commented on Hebrews 12:27, observing that the verse is often rendered erroneously, obliterating the purpose behind the verse. Bear with this brief technical discussion to get to the meat of his conclusion:
The word hina has also been incorrectly rendered ecbatically, “so that that which is not moveable remains,” instead of “in order that that which is not moveable may remain.” That the things which are not moveable should remain, is the design of the removal of those things which are; and their continuance, therefore, must necessarily present an irreconcilable contradiction to the establishment of the immoveable … Every created thing, so far as it is opposed to the kingdom of God, must be shaken and laid in ruins, that this kingdom may continue to stand.
Puritan scholar John Owen sets forth the same conception. His final point is that God left the temple in Jerusalem in ruins, removing one of His own institutions, to make way for His immoveable Kingdom. If He would destroy His own institutions, which of man’s humanistic institutions are immune from His shaking?
The “things that cannot be moved,” are to remain and be established against all opposition whatever. Wherefore, as the heavens and the earth of the idolatrous world were of old shaken and removed, so shall those also of the antichristian world, which at present in many places seem to prevail. All things must give way, whatever may be comprised in the names of heaven and earth here below, unto the gospel, and the kingdom of Christ herein. For if God made way for it by the removal of His own institutions, which He appointed for a season, what else shall hinder its establishment and progress unto the end?Embracing the God Who Shakes Our World By Martin G. Selbrede