Christian Educators Association International
On July 19 2003, Dr. Daniel
Elliott, Vice Chairman of CEAI wrote:
"If we were truly a Christian nation, as we
Christians wish we were (but never were) even then, a mandated
devotional curriculum would be a terrible thing-- just look at the
history of Israel from the Old Testament."
Any believer can see for themselves the enormity of that
statement in multiple ways. The obedience of God's chosen people in
the Old Testament was not "terrible." Kings who tore down false idols
throughout their land were not "terrible" in the eyes of any believers
that I know.
I long to post so much more of the communication
between CEAI and myself, but this is all that God wills to be
posted. Not because it's true, but to show the shifting sand of
the leadership of CEAI.
(additionally, God gives us choice. I have never
campaigned for "mandated devotional Christian curriculum" ~jen)
"But what do you think? A certain man had two sons; and he
came to the first, and said, ‘Son, go work today in my vineyard.’ He
answered and said, ‘I will not’: but afterward he repented, and
And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered
and said, ‘I go, sir’: and went not.
Which of the two did the will of his father? They said to Him,
the first. Jesus said to them, ‘Verily I say unto you, that the tax
collector and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. For
John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and you believed him
not; but the tax collectors and the harlots believed him: and you,
when you had seen it, repented not afterward, that you might believe
him." (Matt 21:28-32)