Feb 22 2010
Kidnapped by the government: Help Dominic Johansson come home to his parents!
“GOTLAND, Sweden, December 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) — A Christian home schooling family could permanently lose custody of their only child simply because they home-school. Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) and the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) are joining forces as legal advisors to the family in order to persuade the Swedish government to return the seven-year-old child to his parents.
‘Parents have the right and authority to make decisions regarding their childrens education without government interference, said ADF Legal Counsel Roger Kiska, who is based in Europe. This is about a socialist government trying to create a cookie-cutter child in its own image. Without help, the parents in these cases are really powerless since the system is so one sided.’
Swedish authorities forcibly removed Dominic Johansson from his parents, Christer and Annie Johansson, in June of last year from a plane they had boarded to move to Annies home country of India. The officials did not have a warrant nor have they charged the Johanssons with any crime. The officials seized the child because they believe home schooling is an inappropriate way to raise a child and insist the government should raise Dominic instead.”
What is Sweden’s status on freedom to homeschool? Click here for more information from HSLDA.
I think the bottom line is this: Christian parents should never be forced to render unto Ceasar what belongs unto God. Jesus taught the principle in Mt. 22:21: Render unto Caesar the things which are Casesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. Children are not a ward of the state, but are a gift from God according to Psalm 127:3. Socialist politicians have always had a problem with that notion. They have tried to nationalize children and use their innocent and impressionable minds to indoctrinate them in an antichristian worldview. This is the way that Satan deceives souls so they don’t saved once they reach the age of accountability. In contrast to that consdier 1. Timothy 3:15 where the apostle Paul reminds young Timothy that he was taught the holy scriptures from a child. These scriptures make us wise unto salvation through faith which is in Jesus Christ. We can’t start early enough to tell children about God and teach them the Bible. So that once they reach that age where they become accountable to God they will chose Jesus Christ and call upon Him to save them.
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