Five hundred years ago, in 1520, Germany birthed the modern world. In that year, Martin Luther wrote an “Open Letter” to Christian nobility, explaining that all God’s children can serve Him as priests and kings only if they are educated. No one can do God’s will on earth without knowing the truth and walking in it. Back then, no school system existed in Europe. German pastors changed history by inviting children to come to their home to study. Pastors became village masters. Their homes began to be called “Home Schools.” To support these revolutionary pastors, Luther wrote the Shorter catechism for students and the Longer Catechism to equip preachers to become teachers.
This passion for the pursuit of truth that the German church cultivated spread like a wildfire in Switzerland, France, Scotland, Holland, England, Finland and then into the rest of the world. Following Napoleon’s secularizing conquests the state took over education from the church. Over time that corrupted education. Schools still prepare priests. . . but priests of a “God” called mammon. Parents send children to school not to learn truth and cultivate character, but mainly to master the art of making money. In many countries of Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America a university degree has become a license to loot public and private wealth created by others. In former Christian countries the corruption is seen more in the area of sexuality and breakdown of family.
That is why I am so grateful that some European friends have organized themselves as Truth and Transformation. It is a platform to reshape the future by reforming education. Because of their leadership and hard work we have been able to organize ourselves as a forum to launch a global kingdom education revolution on the next Reformation Day – October 31, 2020.
I look forward to the joy of working with you.
Vishal Mangalwadi, September 15, 2020