Harlem Shake and Adventists

 

"Higher" Education


"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments: His praise endureth for ever." Psalms 111:10 


Being made aware of the "Harlem Shake" craze taking place today, I find that more harm than good would be done to comment on it. But, there is need for a warning in light of the reality of where so called "higher eduction" is taking our young people today. Too often, as the studies accumulate, the wisdom from above has been given a secondary place, and the farther the student advances, the less confidence he has in God. He looks upon much learning as the very essence of success in life; but if all would give due consideration to the statement of Christ, "Without Me ye can do nothing" (John 15:5), they would make different plans.

Without the vital principles of true religion, without the knowledge of how to serve and glorify the Redeemer, education is more harmful than beneficial. When education is pushed to such an extent that the love of God is diminished in the heart, that prayer is neglected, and there is a failure to cultivate the spiritual attributes, it is wholly disastrous. It would be far better to cease seeking to obtain an education, and to recover the soul from its languishing condition, than to gain the best of educations and to lose one's soul.

"Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is everyone that retaineth her." Proverbs 3:13-18.

True higher education is gained by studying and obeying the word of God. But when God's word is laid aside for books that do not lead to God and the kingdom of heaven, the education acquired is a perversion of the name. There are wonderful truths in nature. The earth, the sea, and the sky are full of truth. They are our teachers. Nature utters her voice in lessons of heavenly wisdom and eternal truth. But fallen man will not understand. Sin has obscured his vision, and he cannot of himself interpret nature without placing it above God. Correct lessons cannot impress the minds of those who reject the word of God. The teaching of nature is by them so perverted that it turns the mind away from the Creator.

The teachings of the Word of God are opposed to the ideas of those who think that students must receive an education that is according to human ideas. Some are departing from the faith, as a result of receiving from the world what they regard as a "higher education." The word of God, just as it reads, contains the very essence of truth. The highest education is the keeping of the Law of God.

Many teachers are practicing deception by leading their students over a field of study that is comparatively useless, that takes time, study, and means that should be used to gain that higher education that Christ came to give. He took upon Him the form of humanity, that He might lift the mind from the lessons men deemed essential to lessons which involve eternal results. He saw the world wrapped in satanic deception. He saw men earnestly following their own imagination, thinking they had gained everything if they had found how they might be called great in the world. But they gained nothing but death. The day of God is coming quickly, but the supposed wise and great men are extolling "higher education,"  yet they know not the signs of Christ's coming, or of the end of the world.

Be not deceived. God is not mocked. Nothing but holiness will prepare a sinner for heaven. A heavenly character must be acquired on earth, or it can never be acquired at all. The "higher education" of today is leading our youth and the world away from God. For those who are attracted to the excitement of the "Harlem Shake", every day increases their distance from God. Today, is the day to prepare for eternity. Today our youth are to educate their minds to love Bible truth that they may receive wisdom and the true "higher education."

 

 

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