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Meet the violent Antifa anarchists

Monday, June 1, 2020, 8:37 pm | Randy Thomasson
An antifa militant runs past a burning police car in Los Angeles, May 30, 2020

If you’re concerned about the looting, burning, and alarming mayhem in the United States of America, you need to learn about Antifa.

America’s new domestic terrorists
“Antifa” is short for anti-fascist — fascism being one-man rule, such as by World War 2 era dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Since the USA does not have a fascist form of government, antifa adherents have blurred vision from the start. Yet because they’re Marxist revolutionaries — against constitutional authority, against property-rights capitalism, and justify violence as a means to an end — it’s the antifa “troops” who are breaking windows, hurling incendiary devices, throwing rocks, and doing great harm.

President Donald Trump is correct that antifa are terrorists. Dressed in black and predominately Caucasian, antifa have “cells” all over the U.S. Taking advantage of the videoed police abuse of George Floyd in Minneapolis, antifa sprang into action on the heels of their Black Lives Matter counterparts. The violence that’s erupted is being led and primarily caused by antifa. What you are seeing is antifa’s militant Marxist platform, using brute force to attempt to simultaneously destroy government and businesses.

The sudden violence, which has included the complete destruction of a police station, and widespread looting, burning, and mayhem, has even caught liberal Democrats by surprise. As left-wing Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti exclaimed, “This is no longer a protest. This is destruction.” Because although today’s Democrat politicians and antifa share similar beliefs (they’re both godless, socialist, irresponsible, thieves, reverse racists, and historical revisionists redefining justice), Democrat politicians try to protect their government positions, which they adore, while anarchistic antifa attack all government, period.

Exacerbated by bad government and cheap-grace churches
As FNC’s Tucker Carlson pointed out, we elect representatives to protect us from harm, and elected officials that fail to quickly quell violent riots have failed us. This is why politically-incorrect foreign governments are laughing at us right now. Because the first three days of violence last week went unabated as liberal leaders coddled antifa and their Black Lives Matter cohorts, apparently regarding tear gas, rubber bullets, police batons, and deploying the national guard as too much. Yes, now arrests are happening, but will everyone whose property was destroyed be reimbursed by their negligent, mostly Democrat-run cities?

And not only did bad government contribute to the destruction you’re seeing, bad government influenced and invited antifa in the first place. Consider this: Why is antifa largely atheistic? Thirteen years of “God is dead” evolution indoctrination in the government-controlled schools. Why is antifa blaming outwardly instead of being humbly introspective? Bad government’s decades of rewarding irresponsibility, and not supporting Christian values, or life-long marriage, or even appropriate discipline of children. Why is antifa violent? Because gratuitous violence is celebrating in the media (liberal government no longer effectively prohibits “harmful matter”), and so many criminals are not being prosecuted, punished, or even serving out their full sentences.

Ultimately, the Church shares responsibility for the rise of antifa. For if righteous voting were a priority, we would have good, not bad, government. If religious liberty were valued, congregants would be taught the Christian precepts of our U.S. founding fathers. If the fear of God, specific sins, and hell were revealed like the Bible teaches, people would think twice before committing obvious sins. If Biblical justice for individuals based on personal merit were taught, a true view of evidence, fairness, and individual responsibility would thrive.

What’s more, if the Church taught holy discipleship, selfishness would be replaced by love for neighbor. If identity in Christ were taught, there would fewer racists and even fewer who falsely accuse others of racism. If family values were emphasized with accountability, personal responsibility and love for others would become a habit. And if sacrificial love and shepherding of children were taught like the Bible teaches, there would be a lot less youngsters in the atheism-teaching, irresponsibility-promoting, immorality-producing government schools.

Where did antifa comes from? They were bred close to home. The sooner we come to grips with this, the sooner we’ll embrace the Truth that can set us free.

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…
2 Timothy 3:1-4

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

How to enjoy homeschooling (instead of it driving you crazy)

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 3:24 pm | Randy Thomasson

When schools closed and sent children home for months, most parents’ expectations were shattered and their daily lives turned upside down.

Yet if you’ve also been sent home from your job, you have a tremendous opportunity to make homeschooling wonderful for your children and your entire family. The keys are love and faith and adjusting your expectations. When you grasp the awesome virtues of homeschooling, you’ll appreciate how it can empower your kids’ minds, souls, and lives.

SaveCalifornia.com has found 3 excellent messages to encourage you and your friends. These wise teachers can help you to actually enjoy homeschooling!

1. We really like The Home School Mom, who recommends, in light of the virus scare closing schools and sending children home,“Have grace with yourself and your kids—this is unprecedented in modern history, and it’s hard on everyone. Keeping expectations realistic will help you to prevent feelings of frustration and failure. We are seeing lots of parents asking about how to homeschool or help their children learn at home. These resources can help with scheduling, keeping kids engaged, and staying sane during social distancing. Be sure to check out our complete household planner and unit study downloads!”

2. And don’t miss Love & Logic, which has such practical wisdom for parents with children at home right now:“…the more routines the class has, the fewer discipline problems they will have to deal with. Kids feel safer, calmer and are more focused, and as a result there is more time spent on learning and less time spent dealing with problems.Do yourself a favor during these trying times. Establish and maintain routines for the home.”
Read the full article of master teacher Jim Fay of Love & Logic

3. Most importantly, this is your big opportunity to touch your children’s hearts. Here’s profound insight from parenting expert and pediatrician Meg Meeker

Consider this: the time you are spending at home with your child is an opportunity to positively influence their development.⁣

Research has proven spending consistent time with parents is crucial to a child’s developing identity. Here’s why.⁣

When a child is young, she scours her mother and father’s faces for clues about life and herself. ⁣

She reads their body language, their mannerisms, their inflections, and she listens to their tone of voice in order to find out some very important things. ⁣


She needs to know what they believe about her.⁣

Even as young as a year old, your child watches you to see if you are in a good mood or a bad mood. If you are in a good mood, he can go play because life is good.⁣

If you are angry or upset, he is rattled and can’t settle easily. ⁣


As he grows older, he watches you more fervently.⁣ He wonders, Do you like being with him? Do you think that he is stupid or smart? Is he good? Does he matter? Do you like to hug and kiss him?

When he receives answers, then he begins to form a mental image of himself: he is a good, smart boy who is huggable, or he is a nuisance and is never worth being seen because no one pays attention.

⁣Children shape an image of themselves by the messages we send them and then they internalize those messages. They become part of who they are.

Over time, if they repeatedly learn that we are happy to see them, they feel higher value.⁣

If we ignore them and talk on our phones whenever they are in the room, they wonder whether or not they are worth being with. ⁣

In addition, children mimic our behaviors to see if they like them. If snarling makes people pay attention, they will try it. ⁣

If saying “I’m sorry” makes Mom feel better, then the kids, too, will try it.⁣

⁣My challenge for all of you is to make your children feel seen and loved during this tough time.⁣

Visit SaveCalifornia.com’s Rescue Your Child site

“These words I am commanding you today must be kept in mind, and you must teach them to your children and speak of them as you sit in your house, as you walk along the road, as you lie down, and as you get up.”
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 and other Bible verses about raising children