Satan’s Bid For Your Child Part 4-Narcotics

Please remember that all of this material is being copied by permission from Hyles Publications. It is copyrighted.

I was on the airplane the other day and beside me there was a little paper named Midnight, dated May 24, 1971. An astounding result of a study by Lionel Baker, an Illinois attorney was given. For the juvenile court system of Illinois he gave questionnaires to 7,000 youthful drug offenders during the past year. The young people were asked who first introduced them to drugs. Now listen! Four out of ten said, “teacher.” Think of it! Forty percent of 7,000 kids on dope said that a school teacher first introduced them to drugs!

Mr. Baker then interviewed over 100 students from various high schools which had been charged with drug abuse and found that 37 had first been “turned on” by their teachers. This verified his original findings. In the article he said, “One girl told me that she knew some of her friends used drugs, but she refused. Then she attended a party where several young teachers, recent college graduates, were chaperoning, and the teachers passed out several marijuana cigarettes. When she saw her teacher smoking she thought, “Why not? Now she is a regular user,” said Baker.

Several students said they had often smelled marijuana smoke in the student rest rooms, but one day after school, they walked into the teachers’ lounge and smelled marijuana. They said, “If it’s all right for the teachers, I guess it must be all right for us.”

Altogether, 10,000 teachers from 28 states were surveyed and it was found that over 50 percent of them had used drugs and that 24 percent used them regularly. Perhaps this is because these young teachers got used to sneaking drug trips when they were college students, and now that they are working and have apartments, they can used drugs openly at their dinner get-together parties. Drugs are a part of their lives.

The article went on to say that when students get together with their teachers for after-school work, at school dances, etc., they see many of their teachers indulging in their favorite pastime, which is taking dope. Students who would never have dreamed of touching marijuana or other narcotics even if they knew some students used it then picked it up easily. Many times they do it to prove to the teacher that they are hip. Students were interviewed who were scared to death of LSD but who used it because their teachers told them all about their trips. Of course, in every case students were interviewed who had been caught using drugs while their teachers went free since no one ever suspected them of being the real culprits.

Lionel Baker point out that as the average age of teachers drops, the rate of drug use among them climbs. Many young people who were part of the drug generation of the mid and late 60’s are now teachers, so it is logical that much information about drug use will be passed down to the next generation by today’s young teachers. Here is the sad thing: An educator said, “We can’t fire the teachers who use drugs, because we’d have only half of our teachers left. And we can’t tell the kids to stay home. I guess we’ll just have to lie with it.”

“Well!” you say, “Preacher, I’m glad our students don’t do it.” Oh, do you want some statistics about that? All right. This morning this question was asked of our First Baptist high schoolers: “Have you ever been approached in school by someone who wanted to sell you marijuana or any other narcotic?” Over 20 percent of our children said somebody had approached them at school trying to sell or give them narcotics.

The next question will shock you! “Have any of your school friends used narcotics?” Over 50 percent of our high school children this morning said they run with somebody who uses narcotics. If you take away the Hammond Baptist High School kids out of this, do you think any of our teenagers that go to the public schools have a crowd compete free of narcotics?

“Have you ever used drugs?” was also on the questionnaire. “Yes” is the answer given by 27 percent of the children in our Sunday school this morning. Imagine, 27 out of 250, over 10 percent of our boys and girls have used drugs.

Everybody, listen to me! Some of you parents are a little peeved at me right now, and I know your child has smoked marijuana! Don’t come to me and ask me, for I won’t tell you. If you haven’t enough faith in me to believe me and put some trust and confidence in somebody who sees what’s going on and is trying to help your kids, don’t you come and ask me! I’m not going to tattle on your kids. I’m trying to help them, and that’s more than you’re trying to do. Listen, since I’ve been Pastor of this church, practically every parent who has defended his child and said, “I trust my child! My child wouldn’t lie!” has a child who has lied. I know! That kind of parent rears a child that plays around. You say, “Well, I trust my child!” You should know where your child is every moment of every day. You’d better see to it that your child is in the right crowd all the time. There’s not a child in this building, I don’t care who it is – my boy, my girls, every kid in this building – that couldn’t be lured if he were in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong crowd!

I’m not through with that subject. Now hang onto your seats! We also asked, “Have you ever sold any drugs?” We had 10 pushers in our high school department this morning! In most cases they come from the homes of people that would not defend what I’m saying right now. I could call the names of five of them who are in this building right now! They have been caught pushing marijuana. I know who they are.

“Do you know of any teacher who uses drugs?” was also asked this morning. Twenty percent said yes. They know teachers who are on drugs.

The devil wants to get your child. He is using revolution, dirty books, and narcotics, but there’s more:

Part 5 will be posted Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.

Pro_14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. Tell me, people, are our children safer since we’ve relaxed all of ouf morals? Are they happier? Are we better off now that we have more single-parent families due to all of the unmarried parents that have been abandoned by their sperm donors? Has violence decreased? 

Satan’s Bid For Your Child Part 3

Books

Many of you do not know what your kids are reading. You have not checked. You have no idea, so I will have to tell you. I’m going to open a few of the books. I will not say the bad words. I’ll just spell them. Kay’s note: I won’t spell them; I’ll just allude to the fact there is cursing in the noted passaged.

NEW WORLDS AHEAD is used in the seventh grade. Included is a story, “The stray Kitten” by Richard Wright. Page 54, “Kill that D- thing.” Page 55, “I had my first triumph over my father. I had made him believe that I had taken his words literally. He could not punish me now without risking his authority. I was happy because I had at last found a way to throw my criticism of him into his face.” Another story in the book is called, “The Blue Serge Suit.” Page 414, “D- asthma.” Page 416, the D word is used twice. That’s seventh grade reading!

VOICES IN LITERATURE(I) is used in grade nine. “Shoe Shine” by Jerome Weidman, page 21: God’s name is taken in vain. “The Long Night” by Lowell Blanton, page 84: the D word is used. “The Invisible Aborigine” by Eugene Burdick, page 205: the D word is used Page 209, the D- word is used. On page 235 parental authority is questioned. “The Sissy from Anaconda,” page 352:  the same expletive is used, then hell as a curse word.

Ladies and gentlemen, not only is this bad language and bad English, it is not culture! It is neither refined nor scholarly! We are a little above this kind of crudeness. Not only does it prick our religious and spiritual convictions, it pricks our culture!

We are just getting started. Because you won’t check on your children’s required reading, I have to read it for you. THEMES IN LITERATURE is used in the tenth grade. “The Colt” by Wallace Stegner, page 127: uses God’s name as a curse twice.

Before you start criticizing me, and before you say that our kids are not having to read stuff like this, remember, I have the poll from this morning. Before some of you school teachers say, “Well, I teach school and that’s not going on,” don’t forget, you go to just one school. I have the poll! I’m going to give you the goods in a minute, so don’t shut your ears. I’m trying to help you and your kids.

Also in “The Colt,” page 128: the D word is used again. In “Mateo Falcone” by Merimee, the father kills his own son. WESTERN LITERATURE: THEMES AND WRITERS, “The Out Station” by W. Somerset Maugham, page 83: someone is told to go to the place where the devil will spend eternity, the D word is used three times, and God’s name is taken in vain once. There are fifteen counts of profanity and murder in this one story on page 83.

In “On the Sidewalk Bleeding” by Evan Hunger, pages 105-111, a gang member is stabbed and the whole story describes how he lays on the sidewalk and bleeds to death. OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck has been required reading in numbers of schools in this area. Page 24: Hell is used as a curse word, and God’s name is used a curse word. (My Bible says that you are not to take the name of Lord God in vain). Not one time are my children going to sit in school and hear anybody curse my God anymore! You don’t have to let yours to that either. Page 48: God’s name is again used as a curse word. Page 56: Someone is called the son of a prostitute. (The actual word is used. I won’t even spell the word or make lines for it. Adults know what that word is, and kids don’t need to know.) On page 83 a brothel is mentioned in its more commonly known name; Jesus’s name is used as a curse word; and on page 94, God’s name is taken in vain again and someone is called a son of a female dog in heat.

SOUL ON ICE by Eldridge Cleaver, page 159 uses the N word for black people and sons of female dogs in heat.

You can sit there in anger if you want to, but I’m trying to help your kids! I’m doing it at the risk of your becoming angry. Yet, if I lose half the deacon board and two-thirds of the members, there’s one thing I’m going to do: I will try to save your kids for Jesus’ sake. I’m not mad at anybody but the devil, but I’m weary of this crowd of left-wingers, sex perverts, and Sweden-oriented teachers who are taking over our schools and ruining our kids. If you are not one of those, I am not talking about you, but there are thousands of them. It’s getting worse all the time. This kind of garbage is what they are requiring our kids to read. I haven’t even started yet really. I wish I had time to read you much more. Let’s go further.

SOUL ON ICE, page 160: “I will not be free until the day I can have a white woman in my bed and a white man minds his own business.” I can’t even read all of this.

THE GAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck, published by Viking Press, Page 27 has two curse words in close proximity. You’re not checking, are you? Listen to me! You ought to say, “My child is not going to be subject to this anymore!” Kay’s note: we have become so inured to this kind of language in the books we read as adults, in the stuff we watch on television and in movies, that we ignore it in our kids’ movies. I remember watching the movie “The Bad News Bears” when it first came out, starring Jodie Foster and Tatum O’Neil when they were kids. There were little kids cursing in that movie. I was appalled. I think it’s time for parents who care about their kids to contact Disney and Hollywood and demand that they stop putting trash in movies that are supposed be for children! Family movies ought not to have that trash in them either.

You say, “Brother Hyles, that’s not taking place here.” Oh? Well, maybe I have the goods on you. This morning 230 of our high schoolers were asked this question: Have you been asked to read such books as OF MICE AND ME, SOUL ON ICE, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, CATCHER IN THE RYE, or any other book that includes cursing? “Yes” was the answer given by 35% of our young people. You didn’t know that, did you? Here is the sad thing: seventy-eight said they’d been asked to read such literature, and 51 of them did so. This means two out of three of our best kids didn’t have the courage enough to say no. Do you know why they didn’t? In many cases, they have moms and dads at home who wouldn’t back them up. There are teenagers in this room tonight who come to me weeping because they want to do what is right but their parents want them to be “accepted” in the public high school or junior high school.

Another note from Kay: I know our kids will hear bad language anyway, but if we allow it in our homes they will think we approve of it. If we approve of it, they will not be bothered by it and may use the same language themselves. What is okay in the world should not neccessarily be okay in our homes.

Also, any time we say “God” and we’re not talking to Him or about Him, we’re using His name in vain (without a purpose, or to no avail), so OMG, for a Christian should end with the G being “goodness,” or “gracious,” not God.

What else is the devil teaching your child?

Next segment to be posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

Satan’s Bid For Your Child Part I

This is copied by permission from Hyles Publications. It was first published in 1972, written by Dr. Jack Hyles, now deceased pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond, IN. He was a great man of God, a great preacher who had tremendous compassion for all people. I was privileged to attend services at this church a few times, twice for Ladies’ Jubilee. This is being reprinted in his honor and in high hopes that it will benefit parents today to be more aware of the influences in our society that, now more than ever before, want to lead our children away from any concept or belief in God. Every word printed in this post is directly from this publication. Some of it may not apply to today as some of the things we had back then are no longer available today. Nevertheless, I don’t want to take anything away from what Dr. Hyles wrote.

If I did not love you so much, I would not preach this sermon. Many willnot agree wtih me. I know our church has many public school teachers. I am sure that in this congregation we have 35 to 40 people who teach in the public schools. I wouldn’t hurt you purposely for the world.

The truth is that many parents do not know what is happening in our public shcools. Hence, I am going to be very frank tonight and spend myself to save your boys and girls. I’m going to risk your devotion, your love, your fellowship, and maybe your friendship, but I’m going to do it because with all my heart I want to save your children.

A lady said to me yesterday, “I went to an elementary school recently to work in the lunch room. Pastor, I never realized before just what is happening in our schools.”

I plead with you tonight for your kids!

I hold before me a copy of a Teenage Questionnaire. In sunday school this morning 230 of your high school-age students took this survey. Here are the questions it includes:1. Have you ever heard one of your school teachers use vulgar language in class?

1. Have you ever heard one of your school teachers use vulgar language in class?

2. Have you ever heard a school teacher take the name of the Lord in vain in class?

3. Do you ever hear students cursing aloud in class?

4. Have you ever been approached by someone who wanted to sell or give you marijuana or any other narcotic?

5. Have any of your school firneds used narcotics?

6. Have you ever used drugs?

7. Have you ever given away or sold drugs yourself?

8. Do you now of any teacher who uses drugs?

9 Have you ever been taught evolution?

10. Do any of your teachers wear mini-skirts?

11. Do any of your teachers wear pant-dresses?

12. Do any of your school friends drink?

13. Have you ever taken a drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, etc.?

14. Has there ever been in your school any disturbances such as revolts, riots student disorders, boycots, etc.?

15. Have you ever heard the American way of life, the establishment, and capitalism criticized by a teacher?

16. Have you ever worn slacks to school? (This applied to girls, as this denomination teaches that women shouldn’t wear pants because pants pertain to men.)

17. Have you ever worn shorts to school?

18. Have you ever been taught that pre-marital sex is all right?

19. Have you been asked to read such books as Of Mice and Men, Soul On Ice, The Grapes of Wrath, Catcher in the Rye, or any other book that includes cursing?

20. Have you read any of these books?

Before you leave tonight I am going to tell you what your children said this morning in answer to the questionnaire. Throughout the message tonight you will learn the results of this survey.

A note from Kay: I realize that all of these things go on in our schools today, but when this was written girls were just beginning to be allowed to wear pants to school, and shorts were allowed. It was written during the Viet Nam conflict era, when patriotism was lagging and morality was in a fast decline. The reader will be able to see how far we have fallen.

If your child’s teacher were walking down the street, how many of you would recognize him? Please raise your hand. That’s not much over 15 percent of the crowd. How many of you have ever read at least one book that was required reading for your child at school? Please lift your hand. You see, you don’t know what’s going on! Like the ostrich you don’t want to know what’s going on because you don’t want to get involved enough to spend some of your money to save your child. You want to keep on riding high, living it up, and enjoyng life without facing the fact, we have a battle on our hands! That battle is not just to save a country; it is to save your children! If we don’t rise up and do something about it, everything decent that we know about our way of life is going to crumble. I AM WEARY OF SOME SO-CALLED SCHOLARS WHO ARE DESTROYING OUR CHILDREN! Not only am I tired of it, but I have ceased to be quiet about it. Because you will not check on what is going on, I am going to open the door to the public schools and invite you in. I challenge anybody to disprove what I say tonight.

You say, “Preacher, you are a rabble-rouser!”

Yes, I am, but not nearly as much so as those who are trying to ruin the minds of our children and destroy the patriotism, decency, honor, character, and chastity of our boys and girls. Not only am I going to do some rabble-rousing, I am also going to do some school building! I’m going to give our kids a choice!

Satan is after your child. He has pointed every gun in his arsenal at the soul, body, and mind of your child, and he is basically doing it through the school room. There are some institutions that we do not like to see attacked by anyone. The school room has been so deified in our minds that we think that it can see no evil, do no evil, and speak no evil. While we have built a canopy of protection over it, it is destroying and stealing our boys and girls. Parents all over this auditorium could stand as living testimonies to what I’m going to say. I could have dozens of parents parade across this platform whose dreams have been shattered. They would say, “My boy or girl was ruined by a university, a high school, or a teacher!”

Your children may go to the devil; they may not go to a Christian school, and they may not turn out right, but I’ll tell you one thing: It will not be because Brother Hyles didn’t warn you and do the best he could to help you.. If anybody gets mad at me tonight, it will be because you just do not understand that I love you and I love your children! In fact, I love you so much that I am going to tell you the truth. There is always a time of preparation before one goes out to fight. The man who is drafted into the army goes to prepare with other soldiers before he goes into battle. The child must be undergirded with truth, character, strength, honor, discipline, and right before we send him out to a godless world.

I’m going to give you tonight several methods that the devil is using to attack your child.

To be continued Wednesday.