Now, at this moment, I don’t feel like doing much of anything. Or maybe I just want to do too much at once.

Our Grandfather from Tuscaloosa visited today (my mom’s dad). He brought us some venison (along with some turkey and ham for lunch). He told us a lot of great stories about farming in Illinois years ago. A lot of it was very similar to stories we learned from Laura Ingalls Wilder. Isn’t it amazing how much has changed just since World War II?

Speaking of change, I have started delving back into my World Views of the Western World studies, and am fascinated by the changes that took place from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance to the Reformation. I wrote about my study of Dante’s writings in an earlier post.

It is really amazing – how the Renaissance, in all of its brilliance, fell so short of the truth. It was an era of enlightenment – yet it shaded the Word of GOD. Everything was suddenly man-centered, and culture struggled to find ways of success, meaning and redemption within their own finiteness.

The Reformation restored the balance and revealed that mankind needs only CHRIST for salvation – not our works, not our genius, not philisophical doctrine and certainly not purgatory. When one honestly returns to the Scriptures and accepts JESUS, they will find the burden of sin lifted. When one applies the Bible to everything in life, the culture is greatly influenced and works and intelligence put back into a righteous perspective.

While doing historical research for my script, I noticed that another sort of “enlightenment” began to take place in the late 19th century. The theory of Evolution, Psychology, Socialism, Communism, Feminism and massive Industrialism all began to rise at the same time. The majority of our culture changes today have their roots in this second Renaissance. Though some improvements in technology and so forth may be fine and good, the emerging of Liberalism has proved to be detrimental. That imbalance has returned and culture now takes on this mockery of justice and morality – and parades man essentially as nothing.

It was expressed by Francis Schaeffer that our culture today needs to experience another Reformation. Someone once said that perhaps a second Reformation can take place through the next generation of Christians – largely due to the homeschooling movement. Those that have been educated in the Biblical World View can have a tremendous influence.

I hope and pray that I may be priviledged enough by CHRIST to take part in another Reformation.

MAY OTHERS PRAY THE SAME,

~Amanda~

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006 – Untitled Comment

Posted by OurHomeSweetHomeschool
Stopping by to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas as you celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

I pray you have a happy, healthy and safe Christmas.

Blessings,
Theresa
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Thursday, December 21, 2006 – greetings!

Posted by onedaymore
I just wanted to pop in!

Sounds like an interesting topic to discuss. Drop by my place sometime!

onedaymore
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Tuesday, December 26, 2006 – Hello….

Posted by BrielleCostumes
Hello Amanda….
How are you doing? I liked your post.
Just stopping by to say hello……

Sincerely,
Amanda (Brielle)