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From time to time I wonder: Should I really be listening to a 37-hour book about world history from 1920 to 1990 right now? I have listened to 1920 to the end of World War II. It is so depressing. I continue because Ray recommended it to me. I am learning so much.

So far the most important theme that runs through this book is that the horrors of Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, the Soviet Union, Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany, and the horrors people went through in many other places during the 20th century have a common root cause. That cause is moral relativism.

People who adhere to moral relativism believe that there are no absolute moral values.

Moral relativism is an idea. Ideas matter. The actions people take are the result of what they think. This is how Solomon said that ideas matter:

For as he thinks within himself, so he is.
Proverbs 23:7

This is how Jesus said that ideas matter:

For out of the heart come
evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,
fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.
Matthew 15:19

Thank you for teaching your children absolute moral values—absolute moral values based exclusively on the Word of God.

In A Breton Sunday (c. 1890) by French artist Eugene Laurent Vail, a young woman holds a Bible and wears a traditional white Breton cap. The Bretons are an ethnic group who left the island of Great Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries A. D. and moved to the Brittany region of France. Image courtesy Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mary B. Longyear.

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
and to make you stand in the presence of His glory
blameless with great joy,
to the only God our Savior,
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
be glory, majesty, dominion and authority,
before all time and now and forever. Amen.
Jude 24-25


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