Mark 9:42 reports Jesus as saying “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea".
In an Oviedo, Florida public elementary school, five year old Gabriella Perez was told by a lunch monitor at the Carillon Elementary School that she was not allowed to pray and thank God for her food. The very impressive Gabriella (watch short video here) reported that she had bowed her head when the monitor told her she was not allowed to pray (in school). We all know the Supreme Court has ruled it IS constitutional for student-led prayer. This is bore out by the numerous Fellowship of Christian Athletes bible study groups in PUBLIC schools and the annual "See You at the Pole" prayer event.
The thing is these public educators know the rules but their goal is indoctrinate as many parents' children as possible into a way of thinking, far from the Biblical and moral foundations of decent humanity. All kinds of social engineering are being promoted by the ungodly, and it is stunningly refreshing to see such a young saint boldly proclaim "IT IS GOOD TO PRAY"!
After watching the movie GOD's NOT DEAD and seeing almost all students in the actor Kevin Sorbo's character's Philosophy class write down "God is Dead" in order to get along with the world, pass a class and not make waves....and knowing this actual sell-out of their souls for temporal material gain is the norm rather than the exception in real life, it is just heartwarming to see a 5 year old show up the majority of young people in America. Church youth groups in this country are packed with a majority of cultural Christians who put on their halo for a couple hours or so a week. They proceed to take off the facade and their faith the rest of the time and act just like anyone else around them.
Five year old Gabriella has shown them all up. She has not only shown up the spiritual paucity of the educated (and lost to perdition) class, but the religious. Her impressive statement that "they caught me again", when she resumed trying to do what she knows is right - being grateful to God, shows two things - this wonderful child, as part of the Elect, knows what Perseverance of the Saints really means. Secondly, it raises the following question: IF YOU WERE ACCUSED OF BEING A CHRISTIAN - WOULD THERE BE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO CONVICT YOU? If there is any doubt in your mind, read what Jesus said in the following three verses; then examine yourself to see if ye be in the Faith, as this little child most definitely is:
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’