Once upon a time, there were two high schools, named Right School 1 (RS 1) and Right School 2 (RS 2). For many years, both had rigidly followed the same no-nonsense, conservative curriculum as stipulated by the State Board of Education. For many years, upon completion of their high school education, the senior students took a Final Examination from the Board to see if they were qualified to graduate and thus lead useful lives in society. For many years, the curriculum had served the students well, for they had always passed the Final with highest honors.
Then shortly into the new school year, liberal faculty came into RS 2 and taught that the Board of Educations age-old curriculum was vastly outmoded, irrelevant, boring, and that the time for CHANGE had come. As long as the students just had a heart for the Board, so said the faculty, the students need not follow the Boards rigid requirements for graduation. So the faculty restructured the curriculum, changed the schools name to Left School, and were proud to be known as progressive and contemporary. Now the students could pursue their own interests, such as the study of rock music, self-esteem, and anything that was fun, pleasurable, and cool. Daily homework assignments were cast aside, and whatever philosophies the students spouted or however abominably the students behaved was just fine with the faculty. In short, there were no longer any rules.
Meanwhile, RS 1 continued on as before. Yet when word soon spread about how cool Left School was, the faculty at RS 1 earnestly warned their students about the perils of such glitz and glitter and the wide road to destruction. But many of RS 1s students unfortunately were led astray and transferred to the entertaining curriculum at Left School.
In time, senior students from both high schools faced the Final Examination. Predictably, those few remaining seniors at RS 1 passed with flying colors, and the President of the Board highly commended them and the faculty. Those from Left School failed miserably, however, and were cast out from decent society, as were the liberal teachers, who had polluted the curriculum with their own agenda.
And the teacher explained that the Board of Education is the Word of God, the New Testament, which has set forth specific commandments, the often-hard curriculum by which we must all live and abide. All doctrinal and worship elements not specified therein are neither authorized nor acceptable. The schools are churches, the teachers are the church leaders, and the students are church members. RS 1 chose to abide by the strict curriculum of the New Testament, and all connected therein passed the Final Exam, which is the Judgment of God. Left School chose false teachers and change agents (liberal church leaders) who perverted the curriculum; those connected therein did not pass the Judgment and were cast out from the presence of God, the President of the School Board.
He that hath an ear, let him hear.