By Ada Brownell
Adapted from the book, Imagine the Future You
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There are different types of brain damage. More serious than a concussion, skull fracture, tumor or disease.
Ungodly things we assimilate into our brains that destroy faith in God can do things to our minds we can’t fathom.
Could be like what happened to Jones, my sister Clara’s Chihuahua, a little darling dog who did tricks for Clara’s husband, Blackie. They would put some glassless eyeglasses on Jonesy, as we called him, and he’d sit up, take his front paws, and act as if he were reading a newspaper. He’d play dead when Blackie pointed his finger and yelled, “Bang!”
Jonesy did all kinds of tricks and received his hamburgers “made to order” and a human-style cookie for dessert, not doggie treats.
But one day he coughed, sneezed, and gagged all through the night. He wouldn’t eat, and he continued coughing, sneezing, and gagging for several days.
My sis thought Jones was dying, and she couldn’t bear putting him to sleep. Her son was fighting a war, and he was attached to the dog, too.
“We can’t let Jonesy die!” she said.
After about a week of the dog not eating, Jonesy gagged and Clara noticed something in the back of his throat. A long blade of grass hung down the back of his tongue and up through his nose. She reached in and pulled it out. Jonesy immediately got a drink of water and started eating and lived for several years after that.
Sometimes a tiny amount of filth or ungodliness can give us great grief.
If we are forced to read ungodly material, we can pray as we read for God’s protection against our minds, but we can go even further. We can go to the teacher or professor and say the book offends us and ask for a substitute. Teachers usually provide something else, especially if you come with a respectful attitude and your grades show you’re not trying to get out of something.
I obtained a substitute book in college when Playboy empire founder Hugh Hefner’s biography was required reading. I didn’t want that stuff in my brain. When I overheard another student say, “That’s really a raunchy book!” I knew it wasn’t for me.
A more serious problem with our brains arises that’s more difficult to talk about. Yes, we should respect those over us, but we also need to be aware there is some brainwashing going on.
IMAGINE A THIEF AT THE DOOR
I am a graduate of a secular college and saw brainwashing firsthand. Secular college professors often want to “reprogram” students who have faith in a personal God. I encountered anti-God teaching in psychology classes, a course on the environment, and even in music history class (a monkey invented an instrument and came down out of tree and played it). Mass communications classes seemed to be saturated with obscenity and we spent most of our time in the media law class studying obscenity law.
If you are a science major, changing your belief systems is a top priority in a secular college. In secular learning institutions, Christians often are ridiculed, discriminated against, and even given lower grades or flunked if they don’t embrace the theology of secularism.
Most secular colleges and universities promote a one-world government, teach against freedom and capitalism, and work to make secularism everyone’s religion and the earth their God. Today, the progressive (progressing toward socialism) political system and secularists, and even other religions, are inserting anti-Christian and ungodly doctrines into public school education to brainwash Christian teaching implanted by the church and parents. You make up your mind whether to reject it.
One thing we learn about our brain is once we put something into it, it’s there for recall. Sometimes the things you try the hardest to forget are the ones that stick.
That’s why we need to be careful what we put into our heads.
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