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When I first read THE NEW TESTAMENT through I read it not to find God but to find out what it has to say. When I read for myself what it says I then realized through a series of chance encounters the reality of God. THE NEW TESTAMENT states we should accept no man as our teacher nor allow others to see us as their teacher. There is no shortage of men and women who have set themselves up as teachers. There is no shortage of colleges, schools and universities that have set themselves up as teachers of the way.

This makes those who do this anti the way Jesus and The New Testament states we should go. This makes them all anti-Christ. Follow them if you will however it is to your destruction.

What is my Scriptural basis for saying this? Matthew 23:8. 1 John 2:27.

When I first read those words in 1970 I realized I had no choice but to trust them. That trust has been richly rewarded.

The interesting thing is that after accepting God alone as my teacher I found the same idea expressed by secular thinkers.

Here are some of them:

“Most teachers say you should go to school to get your degree to have something to fall back on. Aside from being a huge lie, that also creates a very high level of mediocrity, because nobody who really believes that is going to take the leap of faith required to be a serious artist. Stay out of school.”–Ellis Marsalis to his sons Branford, Delfeayo and Wynton.

“Film students should stay as far away from film schools and film teachers as possible. The only school for the cinema is the cinema.”–Bernardo Bertolucci.

“He who without the Muse’s madness in his soul comes knocking at the door of poesy and thinks that art will make him anything fit to be called a poet, finds that the poetry which he indites in his sober senses is beaten hollow by the poetry of madmen.”-Plato.

“My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself.”–George Bernard Shaw.

“Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education,” adds Bertrand Russell.

“School is an institution built on the axiom that learning is the result of teaching. And institutional wisdom continues to accept this axiom, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary,”–Ivan Illich.

“We get three educations. The first is from our parents; the second is from our schoolmasters. The third is from life. The last makes liars of the first two.”–Montesquieu.

“I had wonderful teachers in the first and second grades who taught me everything I know. After that, I’m afraid, the teachers were nice, but they were dopes…I have a lack of ideology, and not because I have an animus against any particular ideology; it’s just that they don’t make sense to me…they get in the way of thinking. I don’t see what use they are…University and uniformity, as ideals, have subtly influenced how people thought about education, politics, economics, government, everything…We are misled by universities and other intellectual institutions to believe that there are separate fields of knowledge. But it’s clear there are no separate fields of knowledge. It is a seamless web.”-Jane Jacobs.

Yes, like the robe Jesus wore it is seamless.

For a more indepth look go here: https://wesjones.com/gatto1.htm and here: https://www.amazon.ca/Underground-History-American-Education-Investigation/dp/0945700040 .

It takes FAITH to accept GOD/LIFE alone as our teacher.

If you haven’t got that faith, fine.

This is for them that do.

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