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Public schools won’t let kids see these videos, so will you?

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 9:10 am | Randy Thomasson

Do you realize how, right now, you can powerfully influence your children’s or grandchildren’s minds and lives? You can give them what the government schools refuse to teach — the truth about life!

With today’s schools and media bombarding kids with lies about their origins, their bodies, and their purpose, you can equip kids with the “what” and “why” of our very existence.

Just imagine the benefits of young people learning how to spot the lies in our culture.

Imagine the conversations they could have, once bolstered with rock-solid facts.

And imagine how children’s eventual questions can be answered now. Questions like, “Who am I?” “Where did I come from?” “Why am I here?” and “Where am I going?” 

To equip you for greatness, SaveCalifornia.com has found powerful, free videos for you to watch with your children or grandchildren. Watch and talk about them!

The Privileged Planet (by Illustra Media, based on the book with the same title by Jay Richards and Guillermo Gonzalez)

Unlocking the Mystery of Life (by Illustra Media)

Darwin’s Dilemma (by Illustra Media)

The Atheist Delusion Movie (by Living Waters)

Intelligent Design 3.0 (Stephen Meyer and Doug Axe discuss the advances of Intelligent Design Theory and the faltering Neo-Darwinian mechanisms behind creative change.

Stephen Meyer’s presentation on God and the Origin of the Universe
“What if the discoveries of science actually lend support to belief in God?”

I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist (Frank Turek’s eye-opening and challenging presentation bringing together science and evidence and the Bible)

Full in-depth videos or book “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist”
https://impactapologetics.com/

Animal, worldview, science, evolution, creation, and Bible videos from Answers in Genesis
https://answersingenesis.org/kids/videos/

Available books

Cold-Case Christianity for Kids by J. Warner Wallace and Susie Wallace
“Investigate Jesus with a Real Detective”

The Case for Christ for Kids by Lee Strobel 
“Equip your 8- to 12-year-olds to defend their faith in an unbelieving world”

“The controversy between Darwinism and intelligent design has the characteristics of major scientific revolutions in the past. Darwinists are losing power because they treat with contempt the very people on whom they depend the most: American taxpayers. The outcome of this scientific revolution will be decided by young people who have the courage to question dogmatism and follow the evidence wherever it leads.”
Jonathan Wells, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design

What will life be like if Roe v. Wade is overturned?

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 7:17 pm | Randy Thomasson

At my two appointments this morning at secular businesses, I was asked the obligatory question, “How are you?” And I answered, “Thankful to Jesus, and a little sad.”

When they asked why I was sad, I held up my phone and showed them that 61 million pre-born babies have been killed in 47 years of Roe v. Wade. Then we had a little talk about it, because this shocking fact made them sad too.

These sobering statistics make me hunger for the day when Roe v. Wade is overturned. What about you? And what will life be like in America if and when this unconstitutional 1973 ruling, which permitted Americans to abort their unwanted children, is overturned?

Here are 10 likely outcomes:

1. Innocent babies will be saved. If the current tally is “2,362 abortions daily and 98 abortions per hour every hour in the United States,” I believe a post-Roe nation will decrease the baby killings by at least half, but not totally eliminate them, because of Democrat-run, pro-abortion states.

2. Creator God will be pleased with America’s repenting of the bloodguilt of legalized murder. The Old Testament explains how a land is cursed when it is full of bloodguilt. So I know God can bless America again when America repents of abortion.

3. America’s pro-life ethic will be greatly strengthened. If and when a future U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Roe, it will obviously give people more confidence to think and speak that abortion is wrong. Even pro-abortion people will have to say abortion’s against the law, which will help move the pendulum even further toward majority pro-life values.

4. As respect for innocent human life increases, murders of people outside the womb will decrease. It is simply logical for a culture that believes pre-born humans have the intrinsic right to life to believe the same for people already born. Expect murder of adults to drop when murder of babies drop.

5.The need to adopt children will skyrocket. When millions of babies are put up for adoption instead of aborted, the Church needs to step up and fulfill the command to care for orphans (James 1:27). Post-Roe, this means the average Christian family will have at least one adopted child — a new new norm to embrace for the sake of love and legacy.

6. More pastors will speak out for innocent human life and against abortion. When abortion is legally called wrong, previously-afraid pastors will begin to say it’s wrong too. If they don’t, they are more cowardly than you or I thought, since opposing abortion will immediately be easier.

7. When abortion is outlawed, the economy will improve. Under most conditions, population growth improves a nation’s economy. Numerically, population growth nearly always boosts production, while lower population tends to lessen production. 

8. Planned Parenthood abortionists will lose even more government money. When Roe v. Wade is finally struck down, all federal funding of abortion and abortionists will also be dismantled, legally or legislatively or both. What a moral taxpayer victory this will be!

9. Many Democrat-controlled states will go rogue. In Democrat trifecta states (where the governor, and both houses of the state legislature, are Democrat-controlled), there will likely be rebellion and increased civil disobedience to try to keep abortion clinics open and to distribute abortion pills. There are 15 Democrat-controlled states where this could happen: California, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Hawaii, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Virginia.

10. A pro-life president and Congress is more likely. Yes, pro-aborts will try to make the next presidential election all about abortion and the power of the president to nominate and the U.S. Senate to confirm federal judges. But the nationwide law would be solidly on the side of pro-life candidates, and pro-abortion Democrats will be more identified as lawbreakers. This will likely create a new pro-life political dynamic that will increase pro-life representation in both houses of Congress, and which could swing “Democrat” states, such as Nevada, New Mexico, and Virginia, back to pro-lifers. And if there’s a strongly pro-life president, he’ll enforce America’s new pro-life law in every state, including those with Democrat trifectas. He’ll also slash school funding unless government-run schools cease to teach children abortion is acceptable, or refer children for surgical or chemical abortions.

Please join me in hungering, praying, and working for an end to abortion in America!

And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.”
Genesis 4:10-11

Needed: A good guy with a gun in every church meeting

Thursday, January 2, 2020, 10:38 am | Randy Thomasson
December 29, 2019 shooting at the Sunday morning service
of West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas (Fort Worth vicinity)

I was horrified by the church shooting in Texas just before New Year’s. Even though the hooded murderer inside the church building killed two others, he was stopped from killing even more people when he was shot dead by a trained member of the church’s security.

With the growing, devilish trend of church shootings in the USA, you can bet that more congregations will get the idea that they should train at least one male churchgoer to shoot and stop an invading murderer. And despite this hard subject, we all should be very glad when a good guy with a gun takes down the bad guy with his gun.

Because with the rise of atheism and immoral, unfair wrath against peaceful religions, no church can say, “It can’t happen to us.” And I hope no pastor will be paralyzed into a false sense of security by thinking, “God’s in control.” Truly, our main thought here needs to be loving our neighbor, by preventing harm to our neighbor. And for Christians, closer than neighbors are the brethren, who we should love with a whole heart. 

In 2019, there were at least two shootings at a California houses of worship — in April, at a Jewish synagogue in San Diego County, and, in February, at a Protestant church in Sacramento County. Ready to explore a murder-prevention plan for your church congregation? Here’s a good-reputation training ministry that can help.

“But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.”
Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, in John 10:12-13