Many sincere, educators and politicians believe that the reason for what is happening in the Ukraine, the Middle East, the environment and other world trouble areas lies in a lack of education. They insist that educating the masses would bring peace and stability to our world. But James Burnham, in his book “The Suicide of the West” claims that such an argument overlooks certain fact of history entirely. For example, Germany, long one of the great cultured nations of the world, produced a Hitler and a Himmler, and Nazi Joseph Goebbles earned a Ph.D. Burnham contends that the greed, passions and lust for power of educated people are not eliminated by education. Education is vital, but education is clearly not the answer to the mess this world is in. The Psalmist and Solomon in Proverbs give the answer-. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. “ When godly fear leads to Christ and transformed lives, the world can be changed, one person at a time.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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