In April 1995 premiered my first program on Public Access Cable TV, and on one
of the subject matters I addressed back then was a UN treaty that dealt with the
rights of a child. Now according to the Bible, Christian parents have the
responsibility for the upbringing of their children.
"And ye fathers, provoke not your children to
wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord" (Eph. 6:4).
"Children obey your parents in the Lord: for
this is right, Honour thy father and mother" (Eph. 6:1,2).
The UN treaty on the rights of the child is
socialism which requires people to turn over their lives to the care of the
state and now only the parents lives but their children too. With the state
being in control, the parents authority is no more. In 1995, 150 countries
ratified this treaty. Today, almost 13 years later, 193 countries have ratified
it, only two have not...The two countries who have not ratified this treaty is
the United States and Somalia.
As the United States gets more liberal, and most
certainly will with the next President no matter which party wins in 2008, these
types of things will become more and more of a danger towards Christians when it
comes to the freedom of worship. Here are a few articles from the UN treaty on
the rights of the child that poses a threat to Christian parents all over the
Article 13, The child shall have the
right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek,
receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers,
either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other
media of the child's choice. This means parents could be taken to court
and punished if they prevent their children from watching pornography, or
listening to rock music, or tv in general. According to the UN a child has that
right to view or listen to those things.
Article 14, States Parties
shall respect the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and
religion. This means children would have the right to practice any
religion of their choice and parents would not have any legal grounds to do
anything about it.
Article 15, States Parties recognize
the rights of the child to freedom of association and to freedom of peaceful
assembly. This could give children a right to "associate" with any
whom they please such as someone using drugs. Now the guy might be peaceful
using the drugs, but under this article a parent would have no legal right to
prevent his/her child from keeping that sort of evil company.
There are many other things as well, under the
treaty it would be against to law to spank your child. The government would have
to provide the children with free attorneys to take their parents to court.
Education has to be free and state approved. Meaning anything politically
incorrect would not be allowed private or public. Mathew 10:21 comes to
mind..."children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put
to death." Also 2 Tim. 3:1-3, "This know also,
that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of
their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to
parents, unthankful, unholy. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false
accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good".
When Bill Clinton left office this UN treaty was
virtually forgotten in the US. Conservative and religious outlets of news media. But the rest of the world
has paid close attention to it and has endorsed it. Christians must
pray for their governments, for their freedom to raise their children in the
ways of the Lord, and not in the ways of the State.