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teaches. This is a Bible Study not legal advice. Nothing here is to be
construed as legal advice. Legal Advice: involves applying or interpreting the law to
your individual problems and recommending the best way for you to handle
your case. So, if you want legal advice see a lawyer. If you want to know what the Bible teaches
about the situation in today's world read on.
This article has to do with teenagers who are unruly as defined by Deuteronomy 21:18.
This article is not about young children.
Deuteronomy 21:18 "If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: 19. Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; 20. And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard."
The Monkey Trap
There are several versions of the monkey trap. Some traps are made of coconuts or gourds. In India, a bamboo cage is used. In the picture, a jar is used.
Some of the information below is taken from
How to Spot a Monkey Trap - and Avoid It
A ‘values’ trap
The trap works because the monkey is focused on obtaining the food inside and doesn’t understand that the price of trying to obtain that particular morsel will be its own freedom, its own survival. Monkeys are programmed by evolution to forage and grab food wherever they find it. It’s not that the monkey is stupid. It’s just that letting go seldom occurs to it.
Somehow, the image of the monkey, desperately yanking and hauling, trying to pull free but still clutching that handful of food as the hunter approaches closer and closer, has stayed with me through the years. The monkey is caught by its own rigid values, not by the physical structure of the trap.
And before you start complimenting yourself on your own superiority as the representative of a more evolved species, you might want to rethink your assumptions. People get caught in monkey traps all the time. I’ll bet the streets of any major city are full of them. You may have been caught by one or two yourself. I know I have.
Usually the traps that catch us are more subtle. After all, people are smarter than monkeys. Aren’t we?
The Child Protective Services Monkey Trap
Child Protective Service (CPS) kidjacks a child. (The Banana) and places him in their custody. (The coconut, jar, cage or other bureaucratic jail.) The parent wants his child back and is made into a monkey by CPS.
The monkey calls his lawyer who really can't do much since under the legal doctrine of parens patriae.* the State is the legal parent and owner of the child, NOT the mother and father. Mom and dad only had custody.
In a futile effort to get the child back, the monkey is made into even more of a monkey by being 'asked' to submit to expensive psychological tests and counseling by CPS. (CPS Case Workers will 'recommend' the counselors and object to your seeking independent tests or therapy.)
CPS asks the monkey to sign away any privacy rights to the results of the slanted psychological tests and agency selected therapists. Using the biased test results and various allegations CPS gossips about, slanders and libels the parents and other relatives to other authorities and counselors. This biased information is trusted by the counselors and Juvenile Courts who recommend further therapy before returning the children. CPS hides this villainy under the very same privacy laws. If the monkey asks, "What do you have against me?" The answer is, "Well there are some 'red flags' and 'concerns'." Said 'red flags' and 'concerns' are never explained to the monkey because "that is private".
Unfortunately, with young children all the parents can do is (2) kowtow until the child is returned and (2) have an attorney involved to see to it that the child is eventually returned.)
Sometimes the only way to win
|A father and his unruly teen age son were walking along the roadway. They got into an argument. The boy hit his father. Bystanders called the police. CPS took custody of the boy. The father said, "You can send him back when he decides to behave." The father got on with his life by refusing to play the Monkey Trap game. Deuteronomy 21:18|
What GOOD Parents and Grandparents Must Know About Child Protective Services NOW Before It Is Too Late! Click Here.
The Modern Day American Family in Deuteronomy 28 as Prophesied by Moses in the Bible. Click Here.
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