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Children of Christian Couple Placed Into Care…


It didn’t end with Hitler…

In Germany an Evangelical Christian couple have had their children removed from them by the state because they want to ‘homeschool’ them. Christian Post reports:

Police officers in Germany raided the home Thursday of Dirk and Petra Wunderlich and forcibly took their four children, ages 7 to 14, because they homeschool.

By all accounts the incursion into the family home last month (August 2013) was to say the least intrusive and threatening as Herr Wunderlich recalls:

“The police shoved me into a chair and wouldn’t let me even make a phone call at first,” he said. “It was chaotic as they told me they had an order to take the children. At my slightest movement the agents would grab me, as if I were a terrorist. You would never expect anything like this to happen in our calm, peaceful village. It was like a scene out of a science fiction movie. Our neighbours and children have been traumatized by this invasion.”

The Winderlichs were not suspected with any form of neglect or abuse, their crime was their desire to raise their children in a godly home, without the secular worldview of the state education system being imposed upon them. Germany claims it has the right to ‘socialise’ its children, and is currently seeking the extradition of another family from the USA who fled there because they were also homeschooling and wanted to avoid similar treatment.

It seems that the German government has deliberately overturned the basic fact that the PRIMARY INSTITUTION OF SOCIETY IS THE FAMILY – Not the state, or the school or even the church. The Family, or put more simply MARRIAGE (the lifelong union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others) within which children are born and raised, is a CREATION ORDINANCE – Ordained by God, for all mankind, from the beginning of time, – THE STATE IS NOT.


Meanwhile, in stark contrast to the incident in Germany, here in the UK, (and perhaps in America too,) Christian parents who should know better are happy to hand over their kids to anyone who wants to influence them. Whether they are conformed to the feminist pattern of this world, where motherhood is denigrated, or so obsessed and blinded by a desire for more material prosperity that they cannot risk having a temporary reduction in income, they hand their kids over to be indoctrinated at an early age to all sorts of politically correct, government sponsored child care systems.

And worse still, they forget that because the family home is where a child should be taught and nurtured in spiritual things, they expect the church to take the lead in bringing spiritual influence on their child, and thus shop around for a church where the child will be kept interested and entertained and make friends, in the hope that later he or she will remain within the Christian community.

It’s a pity that more Christians in this country weren’t like the Wunderlischs – wanting to raise Godly children and realising that the primary responsibility for their spiritual health is their responsibility.

Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

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