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Urgent: Iran Has Israel Surrounded
Here is a report from Jonathan Bernis of the Jewish Voice with eye opening information I doubt you are aware of. Personally, I understood the treat Iran poses to Israel, however, this article really brings the situation into clear focus.
War between Israel and Iran is inevitable. Such a war will involve the United States as we remain committed to Israel's security. Who knows if the conflict will drag Russia into the mix since Russia is allied with Iran.
While there is uncertainty as to how immediate conflicts will play out, there is no doubt about what will ultimately happen to Russia and her allies. According to the prophet Ezekiel, Gog and Magog will meet defeat on the mountains of Israel in an epic battle fought by the Lord God himself (Ezekiel 38-39).
Here are the details of Jonathan's report:
Not since 2014 have so many sirens terrified the Israeli communities that border the Gaza Strip. Last week’s “accidental” missile launch from Gaza – while horrific and tragic for the seven people who were injured – was a symptom of a bigger problem.
Iran has Israel surrounded ‒ and its leaders are obsessed with eliminating Israel.
Iran is ‘On Israel’s Doorstep’
The Trumpet recently reported, “Iran has exploited the conflict in Iraq, the civil war in Syria and the political strife in Lebanon to create an 800-mile land bridge connecting it to the Mediterranean.” Through this corridor, Iran smuggles high-tech weaponry and personnel to its proxies in the countries that border Israel.
On Israel’s southern and eastern borders, Iran funds terrorists in both Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and Jordan while Iran-backed Hamas and Islamic Jihad threaten Israel from the south in Gaza.
Israel’s northeast neighbor is Syria. The Trumpet reported that Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon disclosed classified intelligence to warn the UN Security Council in January that “the Shiite crescent has reached [Israel’s] doorstep.” He said Iran has 82,000 troops in Syria, has spent $35 billion on weapons factories there and maintains a base just 30 miles from Israel’s border. He cautioned that Iran is using Syrian civilians as “human shields” and “turning the entire country of Syria into the largest military base in the world.”
At Israel’s northern border is Lebanon, where Iran-backed Hezbollah has built numerous tunnels into Israel from which they plan devastating attacks against civilians. Fortunately, Israel has discovered and destroyed several of those tunnels. But not all. Equally disturbing are Iran’s military bases in Lebanon. Hezbollah’s size and arsenals dwarf those of the Lebanese military.
On Israel’s western border lies the Iran-infested Mediterranean Sea. Iran has a port in the eastern Mediterranean, Hezbollah has a port in Lebanon, and Iran uses Syrian ports. In January, Israeli Adm. Shaul Chorev (Ret.) cautioned that “Iranian ports in the eastern Mediterranean are a real risk for Israel.” He added that Israel’s next proxy war with Iran “could see a focus on the [Mediterranean] Sea.”
Has Iran Declared War?
In an opinion article in Haaretz, freelance journalist Muhammad Shehada suggested, “Iran has declared war on Israel – from Gaza.” He postulated that Iran has shifted its major funding from Hamas to Islamic Jihad because the latter is determined to trigger a war with Israel, and last week’s missile strike from Gaza was the opening salvo.
Hamas denied launching the missile but said it was an accident. Islamic Jihad didn’t admit or deny firing it. The Jerusalem Post quoted an anonymous senior Hamas official who claimed Iran went around Hamas and ordered an Islamic Jihad cell to do it.
Nonetheless, the unprovoked attack sparked devastating reprisals on Hamas. The exchange brought Israel and Hamas to the brink of all-out war until Egypt interceded by brokering a ceasefire.
For now, Hamas seems to have received the message. The ceasefire held over the weekend despite demonstrations along the Gaza border on the one-year anniversary of the weekly “March of Return” protests.
According to Israeli army spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Maneilis, the protests were relatively controlled last weekend.
“The restraint Hamas exercised today was such that we hadn’t seen over the past year,” Maneilis said. “There were hundreds of Hamas personnel who wore orange vests and prevented demonstrators from reaching the [border] fence. This shows that Hamas are the ones who determine how heated the protests will be.”
Israel Urgently Needs Your Prayers
Iran has worked for the past 40 years to get into a position to annihilate Israel. It now has Israel surrounded. It claims that its proxies and weaponry could reach every Israeli city. The equally-obsessed terrorists Iran has armed and trained await Iran’s order to strike.
Israel is focusing its efforts on keeping Iran away from its borders in Syria and on developing strong relationships with allies and a few Arab nations. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly has worked out a plan with both Russia and the U.S. to boot Iran out of Syria, but Israel’s danger remains critical.
Box Office Shocker: Unplanned Gives Birth to Fifth Place Finish
Here is a news release of interest as the new pro-life film Unplanned did surprisingly well over the weekend. I hope to see this film and perhaps you might like to do the same.
LOS ANGELES, March 31, 2019 – The controversial abortion biopic UNPLANNED overperformed its pre-release projections to become the #5 movie at the box office this weekend. The film took in an estimated $6,110,000 or a cumulative per-screen average of $5,770 on only 1,059 locations across the country. The film received a rare A+ CinemaScore.
Industry projections underestimated the film’s performance, predicting $2 million to $3 million. Despite a widespread paid media blackout across mainstream and some faith-based outlets and a Saturday morning Twitter ban that was quickly lifted after online outrage, the film’s strong word-of-mouth propelled audiences to fill theaters across the country. Next week the film's distributor plans to add an additional 600 screens for a count of 1,700 screens.
Partially financed by MyPillow executive Mike Lindell, the film is the true story of Abby Johnson, a former rising star in the Planned Parenthood corporation. As one of the youngest clinic directors in the nation, Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman's right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in, until the day she saw an ultrasound guided abortion that changed everything.
“We are very happy for the success of this film,” said Pure Flix president Michael Scott. “To bring the story of Abby Johnson to audiences and have them show up in such large numbers shows how the topic of abortion is so important to our nation. We hope that those on both sides of the pro-life and pro-choice debate will see UNPLANNED and begin to have a productive dialogue. This film can be that spark to bring more hearts and minds to understanding the value of life.”
The film made national news last year when its lead actress, Ashley Bratcher, revealed that it wasn’t until she was on set and filming that she learned that when her mother was pregnant with her, she nearly aborted her. Controversy has subsequently dogged the film, first when it earned an R rating from the MPAA, then when several television and radio networks refused to air commercials for the film and most recently on Saturday, when Twitter suspended the film's page only to reverse itself an hour later after fan outcry and media inquiries. Going into the weekend, trailer views for the film had reached 250K. By Saturday morning, after an evening of strong word-of-mouth, trailer views climbed to 1.7 million. The film has a 93% positive audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
“I am blown away by the public response to UNPLANNED as well as the box office numbers,” said Batcher. “Not only is it beyond my wildest dreams, but it has surpassed the expectations of critics across the country. Despite biased critic reviews written more like op-eds, the audience has spoken. I just learned that UNPLANNED received a coveted A+ CinemaScore. While that is truly an honor, the most rewarding thing about this weekend's opening is the flood of messages I've received from people experiencing healing and a change of heart.”
UNPLANNED was written and directed by Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, the writers/co-producers of God’s Not Dead and God’s Not Dead 2, also distributed by Pure Flix Entertainment.
"We are thrilled, gratified and humbled," noted Solomon and Konzelman. "We are so pleased that the American people have responded with such an enormous outpouring of support at the box office. It humbles us, and we look forward to seeing what happens in the weeks ahead."
UNPLANNED stars Ashley Bratcher (WAR ROOM, 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN) as Johnson; Brooks Ryan as her husband, Doug; Robia Scott (CSI, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) as Abby’s superior at Planned Parenthood ; Emma Elle Roberts (HUNGER GAMES:MOCKING JAY, I AM NOT ASHAMED, ) as Marilisa Carney, Kaiser Johnson (LITTLE BOY, VAMPIRE DIARIES, SLEEPY HOLLOW); and Jared Lotz (OF LITTLE CONVENIENCE, THANKSGIVING) as Shawn Carney.
Islam: America's Established Religion
Bryan Fisher of the American Family Association says Islam is now the de facto established religion in the United States. After you read this article you will understand why he is coming to this conclusion.
This is another example of how Christians in America simply must fight for religious freedom. It is not right to bully Christians who share their faith in public places. May the Lord give us grace to stand up, speak up, and never shut-up is my prayer.
4.46 billion-year-old meteorite flew around in space before earth was born
This article begins as follows:
Approximately 4.5 billion years ago, the catastrophic explosion of a massive star, a supernova, caused an immense cloud of cosmic dust and gas to come together and form our solar system. But exactly how the planets were built remains somewhat of a mystery to scientists.
Now, a newly discovered, 4.6-billion-year-old, sparkly, green meteorite that formed just before that explosion is helping scientists learn more about how the solar system's planets were pieced together.
Any time these fabricated dates appear in the media or in educational circles they should immediately be questioned. The obvious question is how do they know these dates are trustworthy? Where did these dates come from?
The answer is simple enough: every one of these dates are based on pure assumptions! Not one of them is any more trustworthy than believing little green men live on Mars!
How is it the general population seems to rarely question these dates? The answer lies in the deception that "science" has proved the universe and earth to be very old. The reason this deception is so widespread is at least twofold: 1) young people are never taught critical thinking skills so they become adults who repeat this misinformation as though it is fact 2) education many decades ago shifted from a Biblical worldview to the new faith of Naturalism.
Yes, you read that right. These dates have nothing to do with real science and everything to do with a faith system (a belief system about the past) that excludes God and attempts to explain life in purely naturalistic terms.
Just listen to the poppycock in the first few sentences of the article sited above. You would think they were there with a front row seat watching the formation of the solar system. Of course, NO ONE was there. Thus, the whole fanciful story is outside the bounds of observational science. Such proclamations are only the story lines of those who choose to believe a man made story about the unknowable, unobservable, and untestable past.
Check out the full article here and pay attention to how much so called scientists do not know. Of course, it doesn't really take much critical thinking to realize they also do not know at all their dates are trustworthy. Remember, deep time is the savior of the ungodly theory of macro-evolution. As they believe it, given enough time and chance anything is possible. And they accuse me of being unscientific!
85 million-year-old sea monster found in Kansas
You will find the last part of this article the most interesting. It reads:
Unlike dinosaurs, which laid eggs, mosasaurs gave birth to live young. The size of this newborn, which likely would have measured at around 7 feet, suggests it did not live long, Konishi said, according to LiveScience.
"I'm thinking that this came out and somehow, miraculously, it got preserved and then discovered," Konishi said.
I already addressed the issue of dates in my comment on the previous article. The same applies to the fictitious idea of a 85 million year old sea dinosaur. The sea creatures were created about 6000 years ago on day five of the creation week. We can be confident of this date because the Bible is the authoritative history book of the One who was actually there to tell us about it.
But did you notice the use of the word miraculous in the article quoted? You see there is a big problem with fossils forming over millions of years. It just doesn't happen that way. Fossils must be formed by catastrophes that bury the specimens quickly. Under those circumstances a fossil can actually form.
The large majority of fossils in the geologic record formed during and immediately following the global flood of Noah's day. This explains how sea creatures such as this "got preserved" and are there for us to discover.
Check out the full article here.
Amazing giant dinosaur discovery: new dino species identified
This article begins: "A discovery that's been 65 million years in the making."
Again, how do they know? The answer lies in the assumptions made in order to fabricate such dates. Dates that are needed to form a foundation for the possibility of macro-evolution.
It is articles like this that constantly mislead young and old alike that somehow science proves millions of years. But they have not proven any such thing, however, the lie is stated as fact and not even questioned!
Dinosaurs remain the icon for evolution as they are regularly referenced as living millions of years ago. They did not. These huge creatures were created on day six of the creation week as where the rest of the beasts of the field.
And yes, Adam not only saw them but named them! Noah took smaller, younger dinosaurs on board the ark. And Job most certainly describes a creature in his day that is what we refer to today as a dinosaur (remember, the word dinosaur was not coined until the 1800's).
Here is the article and note this statement at the end of the article:
The discovery of I. prima marked the first sign of "gigantism" in dinosaurs, some 30 million years earlier than previously thought.
Evolutionists constantly change dates as necessary to help their fictitious story along. This illustrates the fact such dates are not trustworthy at all. I encourage you to investigate these matters more thoroughly at Answersingenesis.org
Comprehensive Conservative Voter Guide
The American Family Association has a very helpful Voters Guide with information on candidates and issues on our ballot this year. Just visit the link below and type in your zip code as indicated. Then click "Get My Voter's Guide. At that point you will find a lot of information to read as you may desire.
We need to practice good citizenship and it all begins by voting. Be sure to vote this year after researching the candidates and issues. Here is your link to AFA's site.
Man in Prison for Attempted Abortion
This article states,
"Every day in America, more than 2,400 mothers end the lives of their children via surgical abortion or abortion pills – legally! In this account, a father has attempted to use the same method that a mother can legally use to end the life of her child, and he is facing more than two decades in prison.
Can we all say “insanity?”
Anne Reed has it right! The hypocrisy in this case is blatantly obvious. Of course, it is right to protect the life of the unborn and it is right to prosecute anyone who attempts to take the life of the unborn child.
How on earth any judge could rule in one case the unborn is to be protected and then turn right around and grant the "right" for a mother, her family, and a doctor to take the life of the same child is beyond explanation!
Here is the full article by Anne Reed.
Americans Have Almost Entirely Forgotten Their History
Among the points made in this article are the following:
"One of our biggest problems today is that we often focus on tearing down our history rather than learning from it. That needs to change.
If these sobering test results tell us anything, it’s that we need to consider a fundamental change in how we approach education in the United States. And despite what some voices say, education funding is not the problem."
I might point out that over time even those taught a thorough knowledge of our history can certainly forget details along the way.
But here is something that happens when students engage their minds in American history that does not censor the Christian heritage of the country, nor neglects the philosophy of our Founders: a deep appreciation of freedom is developed and the proper perception that America is indeed a special place is never lost!
Well, I think you can glean some interesting insights from this article.
Colleges a Force for Evil
Walter Williams is at it again. This article from the Daily Signal chronicles some of the unbelievable rhetoric against America alive and well in the class rooms of our colleges.
I certainly encourage Christian parents to pursue Christian education for their children at all levels of instruction. If you choose to send your child to a four year program please research the fine Christian Universities in America as your first option. In this way your child can be properly trained and your money goes into the cause of Christ!
Here is a tease from the article:
"Leftists often say that the U.S. is the world’s worst country. But here are some empirical facts they might explain. According to a recent Gallup poll, about 13 percent of the world’s adults—630 million people—would like to move to another country. Roughly 138 million would like to live in the U.S.—making us the No. 1 destination, followed by the U.K., Canada, and France.
There’s something exceptionally appealing about America and the Western world that leftists choose to ignore or lie about."
For the whole article follow this link.
Democrats Have No Idea What Demons They Are Unleashing
Newt Gingrich recently wrote:"A few weeks ago, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) wrote an article for Vox explaining the movement’s goals – to end capitalism and radically change America.
In normal times, the declarations of a fringe party and ideology in America would not merit much attention. However, these are not normal times. A new Gallup poll shows that 57 percent of Democrats have a favorable view of socialism – while only 47 percent view capitalism positively."
Wow! Only the blind and uninformed would embrace the ideology of Marxism/Communism/Socialism. I am a capitalist. Why?
Because I believe in private property, free enterprise, the work ethic, and the right to prosper through wise living, avoiding debt, avoiding destructive behaviors, making wise decisions, saving and growing wealth over time. It is not the place of government to dictate how much I can own, where I own it, and what I do with it. Nor is it the place of government to confiscate the fruit of my labors and re-distribute it to those who in many cases choose to live quite differently than I do.
The Bible teaches all of the above. Try reading the Proverbs. In fact, try reading the WHOLE Bible.
Capitalism is not the problem. However, I do not believe our freedom to get wealth (a blessing from God) is to be distorted by greed, covetousness, excess, and unbridled selfishness. In a word we need to harness the blessings of capitalism with the Spirit of Christ.
Instead of destroying capitalism we need to place Bible instruction back at the heart of education. Then instead of spouting the empty virtues of socialism our people would be arguing for proper stewardship of wealth in the Spirit of Christ. Only the Spirit of Christ can reign in the excesses of any society.
Unfortunately, the wicked often have their way only to find out in the end socialism was not the savior they thought it to be. Mutually shared poverty under the hand of a totalitarian government is the fruit of socialism. Beware my friends!
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How Faith Based Organizations Are Helping Communities Recover from Hurricane Florence
Here is a quote from this timely article:
"When Americans are free to act on their faith, the whole nation benefits. That’s why Congress took action last year to ensure that houses of worship ravaged by disasters can receive disaster relief and get back to serving their local communities."
May the Lord prosper His people as they bring hope to those suffering in great need. Let's be a part of the good work of fellow believers reaching out to others with the love of Christ.
Read the whole story here.
The Alarming Findings of a New Study on Transgender Teens and Suicide
The promotion of transgender confusion is beyond comprehension to me. Stable adults should carefully and compassionately counsel any young man or woman wrestling with this issue as to their obvious identity as either a male or a female.
Of course, a Biblical worldview rooted in the fear of the Lord is a prerequisite for the counselor if real help is to be offered.
Read this article from the Daily Signal and stay informed as to what is really going on in this community of confused and hurting youth.
China Has a "Chilling" System to Control Everyone
Godless governments always oppress freedom. Communist China is a prime example. Chine offers its people no religious freedom and no real economic opportunity. Rather, the Chinese government seeks to control its people and compel them to toe the communist line.
One very interesting reality has surfaced especially during the past 30 years. The ability to control and tract the human population is now a reality. Students of Bible prophecy know the coming reign of the man of sin will consist of a world government with the power to compel all men everywhere to participate in their "tracking" program or else forfeit all privileges to participate in the economy.
Here is the interesting story on China from Fox News.
One in Eight American Adults Is an Alcoholic
Here is the opening paragraph of a story from the Washington Post:
A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry this month finds that the rate of alcohol use disorder, or what's colloquially known as “alcoholism,” rose by a shocking 49 percent in the first decade of the 2000s. One in eight American adults, or 12.7 percent of the U.S. population, now meets diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorder, according to the study.
One thing seems certain to me. Our society will never curtail the evil of alcohol. Too much money is involved. However, in light of the devastation perpetrated by strong drink you would think we would go after alcohol with at least the same fervency expressed against smoking.
I trust you will do everything in your power to keep those under your influence away from the evil of strong drink. Here is the full article from the Washington Post.
Family Research Council Battling Over Sex Education
Tony Perkins of the FRC is a respected conservative Christian leader in America. I support his efforts to fight the battle and hold back the ungodly agenda of so called progressives in the country.
Here is an excerpt from one of his recent appeals for support:
It’s time for families to stand strong together and put sex ed decisions back where they belong — in parents’ hands.
Here’s why: Planned Parenthood, along with the ACLU and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which is the nation’s largest homosexual advocacy organization, want to remove any and all traditional models for healthy and normal sexual behavior from K-12 sex ed curriculums.
In their view, normal sexuality as defined by Judeo-Christian morality runs counter to their hardened LGBT agenda for our children.
I am writing to ask you to please help FRC shine the light on Planned Parenthood's dangerous advocacy to children by promoting an "anything and everything goes" sex ed curriculum.
I am passing this along to make another point about the condition of K-12 education in the country. Sex ed in the schools is old news. I can't tell you how many times I have read articles about this reality in schools over the years.
So I ask you: who is teaching your children about sex at school? What curriculum is used and what worldview is communicated?
There is a very straight forward way to put sex ed back in the hands of Christian parents. Separate your child from the public school environment. Teach them at home or in a private Christian school.
I am all for adults trying to hold back evil in our public schools and elsewhere. However, we have a huge problem. While we endeavor to resolve these issues children by the millions are exposed to what amounts to ungodliness. And this is just one issue among many.
Again, I am not against conservative Christians fighting to hold back evil. I am one of them. But I think it is essential to also move our children out of arms way.
Sadly, we are too often losing these battles (with the ungodly having their way). The result is our children are separated unto the wrong thing!
What do I mean? They are set apart to the steady drumbeat of the world at school and separated from Biblical instruction!
Think about this sad reality: most children from Christian homes are separated from Christianity in their K-12 school experience. But while separated from a nurturing Christian education they are increasingly separated unto the influence of an ungodly school culture.
I challenge any Christian family with little ones to make it their top priority to build the education of their children on the Word of God in a Christian school culture where they are separated unto the Lord.
Believe it or not, this was once the norm in America. Regardless of what the world chooses to do, it should be the norm for Christian families today.
Trump Has Set Economic Growth on Fire
I am sure you hear a lot about the economy these days and it does seem a number of good things are happening. I think you will find the article on economic growth interesting. Regardless of how one feels about President Trump his leadership has the economy growing.
Of course, there are some real long term debt problems our society faces and that is a problem I think every American should be concerned about.
A word of caution. Do your best to avoid personal debt and stay on track toward debt free living if you are not already there. Remember if an economy goes south you only keep what you own. Also, if things are going a bit better for you build up your savings, especially if you do not already have about six months of living expenses laid back. Be wise and seek the Lord in all your personal decisions.
Trump has set economic growth on fire. Here is how he did it
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What Should Be Done About the Kavanaugh Nomination?
I suspect you have crossed paths with news about the confirmation process surrounding Supreme Court nominee Matt Kavanaugh. Here is an article from AFA that will bring you up to date on some of the particulars you should be aware of.
I personally feel this nominee is an excellent choice for the Court and I hope he gets a vote up or down in the Senate soon.
What Should Be Done About the Kavanaugh Nomination?
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A Dinosaur in the Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Evolutionists are always changing their "story." This is not science. Check out this article by Ken Ham for another example of how evidence in the real world demonstrates the faith of our secularist friends is not consistent with what we actually observe.
Remember, BOTH sides are engaged in faith systems. The question to be asked is which faith system is in harmony with known observational science. The belief in molecules to man evolution is NOT in harmony with what we know to be true, while the Bible is in harmony with known observational science. Ultimately every man must exercise faith. I admonish you to trust in the living God and his word. It proves true and thus is worthy of all acceptation.
A Dinosaur in the Wrong Place, Wrong Time?
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Their Hate for us is Real and Deep
Unfortunately anti-Christian bigotry is real in America. Check out this story below for an illustration of this fact.
Their Hate for us is Real and Deep
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Dem Socialists Pushing to Infiltrate Schools
Our public school system is the focus of those who desire to fundamentally change America. This is not news. Progressive education now dominates the system and has for some time.
Of course there are many Christian adults attempting to serve in the system across the country. However, they are a minority and unfortunately are not able to change the underlying philosophy of education dominating the system. I certainly believe we need godly Christians who serve in the system to the best of their ability, but we have a huge problem.
Our children remain at risk and are actually participating in an ungodly school culture. It is not too harsh to use the word ungodly since it is obvious our schools do not build education upon a knowledge of God and his word. Furthermore, it is obvious that the opportunity to raise a child in the Christian faith does not exist in our public system.
However, many things contrary to the Word of God and for that matter traditional Americanism is finding expression in our public schools. As illustrated by this story progressives see teachers as change agents who can influence students in a particular direction. Indeed they can. In fact this is inescapable.
How much better it would be if students could be influenced daily by godly teachers free to openly teach Christianity and develop young minds in the faith.
One thing is for sure. Wherever your child attends school the teachers who stand before them wield a great influence upon their lives for better or for worse. I advise parents everywhere to carefully consider this matter. Do you want your children to participate in a system that muzzles teachers who are Christian and forbids them to openly influence your child with Bible Christianity, but which accommodates unbelief on so many fronts?
And what about the curriculum? A child's education can be no better than the text books used as the basis of instruction. All too often today the ungodly are writing those text books. I remind you those text books must present a worldview to the student. Neutrality does not exist. So what worldview is presented to your children as they engage their textbooks?
This is no small matter. Unless children are raised with godly instruction they lose exposure to the very thing necessary in the development of godly convictions. These are important things to think deeply about. Trust me, the other side certainly thinks about it and they seem determined to win the minds of our children at all costs.
Dem Socialists Pushing to Infiltrate Schools
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