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The ability to read and to study God’s Word for yourself, gives you a great step up in your battle with temptations and trails. The Puritans thought reading was so important that in 1647 they passed the “Old Deluder Satan Act”, the first law in the United States requiring public education be provided for all children. The law stated that every community of 50 or more families had to establish a school with a teacher so that the children would learn to read. Their goal was to make it where their children could read and study the Bible for themselves so they wouldn’t be deluded by the Devil, thus it’s name, “The Satan Deluder Act”.

Moms, parents, teach your children about God. Teach them to read.