“The Trump I Know” Documentary Film

The Trump I know Documentary Film

An insightful documentary film has just been released that reveals the true Donald Trump contrary to the constant misleading portrayals by his opposition. Personal testimonies from his closest staff and family tell a different story from the daily public barrage of criticisms by of the media. This is a must-see for all Americans.

The 97-minute film is very professionally done by Christian producer Joe Knopp (I Can Only Imagine and Unplanned). It features many of the women who comprise the president’s staff including his 2020 campaign manager and his press secretary. This inner circle describes a president who is passionate about America and its citizens. He is consumed by opposing all that would threaten the nation’s future. But he is equally and deeply interested in the lives of each individual who works hard to support the objectives of his administration.

The movie includes flashbacks to the president’s earlier life, personal highlights of his first term, and his private interview with producer Knopp. However, the central theme is the experiences of several key staff women and female family members who are on a “Women for Trump” tour sharing their personal stories about the Trump they know.

The viewer also gets a unique perspective of the dependence on faith that permeates the White House and campaign staff. Knopp interviews the woman President Trump asked to be his spiritual counselor and advisor. This dialogue reveals a side of the president that few people are aware of. Several others share how they believe their work is God’s calling on their lives.

Almost everyone who watches this film will be moved by its truthful portrayal of the president in stark contrast to what the mainstream media and the Democratic leadership present. I just wish every American would make the effort to see it. You may view the trailer at https://thetrumpiknow.com.

Please consider purchasing your own copy of the film by online download or DVD. Both options are available at https://thetrumpiknow.com. The cost is minimal, and the experience is priceless. Get an extra copy or two for friends and relatives.

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About Amy Coney Barrett

Supreme Court Justice Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

It’s announced! President Trump’s nominee to replace liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Judge Amy Coney Barrett, U.S. Court of Appeals for Chicago’s Seventh Circuit. Barrett, a conservative-minded judge, will rise above what will be a brutal Senate hearing to be confirmed as quickly as possible. And she will do it with dignity. So, what should you know about this woman?

Judge Barrett, 48, was born and raised in New Orleans giving her a southern culture background as well as a hint of southern/Cajun accent. She married Jesse Barrett in 1999 after they both graduated from Notre Dame Law School. Jesse is a former assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Indiana and is now in private practice. They have seven children, ages 8 to 19, two of which are adopted Haitians, and one is a special needs child. Amy also grew up as one of seven siblings.

The Barretts are devout Catholics and very committed to their faith in Jesus. They are long-time members of the “People of Praise,” a largely Catholic organization of small groups that meets regularly to share their unity in Christ, commitment to one another, and Christian experiences. The organization’s literature describes itself as a charismatic Christian community.

Before President Trump nominated her to the 7th Circuit in 2017, Barrett was a law professor at Notre Dame for nearly two decades. She received the “distinguished professor of the year” award three times at Notre Dame. Her scholarship focuses on constitutional law, originalism, textualism, and statutory interpretation. She adamantly opposes the “living Constitution” approach to legal rulings.

During her tenure as professor at Notre Dame, she was a member of the Faculty of Life, an antiabortion group. Barrett was quoted in a 2013 magazine article as saying “life begins at conception.” She also stated that justices should not be strictly bound by Supreme Court precedents leaving open the possibility that she could vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The 2017 Senate hearing for her appointment to the 7th Circuit was noted for its questioning of her strong Christian faith being perhaps incompatible with blind justice on the Court. An often-cited comment of Senator Dianne Feinstein was, “You have a long history of believing that your religious beliefs should prevail. The dogma lives loudly within you.” Yet, Justice Ginsburg often spoke freely of how her Judaism shaped her thinking on the Court, and no one gave it a second thought.

Judge Barrett will be the fifth woman to serve on the Supreme Court and only the second woman justice nominated by a Republican president. Sandra Day O’Connor was nominated by President Reagan, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg by President Clinton. She will join President Obama nominees, Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor on the bench as the youngest of all justices. She could potentially be on the court for over forty years.

Justice Ginsburg’s Death Will Fan the Political Firestorm

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The death of a Supreme Court justice always generates a contentious political atmosphere surrounding the replacement nomination and confirmation. But, this one will almost certainly ignite the most explosive judicial process in our history.

Over the recent months, I have thought our nation couldn’t be more divided. What could be worse than the combined bashing of the president, the racial strife, the riots, the anti-law-enforcement acts, and the fiery presidential race. Well, we just learned what could be worse. The next month-and-a-half will see the aforementioned egregious issues grow in magnitude while the justice nomination and confirmation pour fuel on the fire.

President Trump, without a doubt, has the constitutional right, further, the obligation, to nominate a replacement justice without consideration of the approaching election. The Senate, likewise, has the constitutional right, again, the obligation, to decide on confirmation of the nominee. The Democrats will decry with a vengeance such a constitutional action.

The principal argument of the Democrats will be the perceived precedent set by the Senate in 2016 by its declining to confirm President Obama’s election year nomination of liberal-leaning Merrick Garland to replace conservative-leaning Antonin Scalia. The Republican majority Senate simply didn’t schedule the vote. After Trump was elected, he nominated conservative-leaning justice, Neil Gorsuch, who was confirmed by the Senate. There is essentially no difference in the current situation and that of 2016. Both cases were according to the Constitution. In each case, the president nominated and the Senate decided whether to confirm. In 2016, the Senate chose to reject confirmation; in 2020, the Senate can choose to confirm. Both actions are constitutional, and both are by duly elected representatives of the American people.

In all 29 cases of past election year vacancies, the president nominated a replacement, and the Senate acted on it. The Democrats have presented many quotes of 2016 conservatives opposing election year justice replacement. There are just as many quotes from 2016 liberals advocating election year replacement including then-Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Schumer, and Justice Ginsburg. That’s just politics.

One difference consideration between the 2020 and 2016 situation is that, in 2016, the people’s 2012 election of a Democratic president and 2014 election of a Republican majority Senate left their will regarding the justice nomination somewhat in question. The people’s will in the current nomination is obvious from their electing both a Republican president and a Republican majority Senate. Delaying the process in 2020 would be ignoring the will of the people who voted for this Republican president and Senate majority largely based on anticipated Supreme Court vacancies.

In the upcoming confirmation process, the rub is going to be with a few Republican senators in very close races, particularly those in liberal states. For them, taking a strong conservative stance on confirmation could lose their seat, and the Senate could lose its slim majority. Another issue is the time frame of confirmation. Getting a nomination and confirmation by election day is very optimistic. Of course, the Trump presidency and the senate majority hold until January regardless of the election outcome. But, depending on how America votes, confirmation by a lame-duck senate would be even more contentious, but totally constitutional.

So, get ready! Hang on! If you thought you were witnessing a political firestorm now, standby for the perfect firestorm. Pray that the antifa rioters and killers don’t see this as a new cause to kill more cops, burn more buildings, and loot more stores.

Hope for Our Divided Nation

America is divided as in no other time since the Civil War. National dissonance has metastasized far beyond political competitiveness. It is now a schism between patriotism and anarchism. Americans are forced to choose between traditional American values and an aggressive movement toward socialist anarchy.

I have tried for months to avoid seeing this movement for what it is, convincing myself that the radical anti-American faction was just a fringe culture–a splinter group. But it has become obvious that half of our nation has aligned with this attack on our traditional values. The moderately conservative Democratic party of a few decades ago is now the socialistic anarchist party of today.

Anarchy may seem to be an over-the-top description of the movement drawing in half of our country, but let’s take a hard look at reality. Anarchy is defined as disorder due to the absence of government authority or simply the absence of order–chaos. It is more than rioting and lawlessness. Here is what it looks like in America today.

  • Democrat leaders refusing to stop constant rioting, killing, and property destruction in most major cities
  • Democrats describing the riots, occupations, and violence as myths
  • Democrat leaders de-funding, restraining, and disestablishing the police
  • Democrats inciting racism by political pandering to minorities
  • Democrat leaders declaring many major cities as sanctuaries for harboring illegal immigrants and criminals
  • Democratic controlled media reporting with a totally liberal bias and censoring conservative voices
  • Democrats paralyzing government with a three-year, $40M investigation of the president based on known contrived evidence
  • Democrats impeaching the president over false claims and doing everything else possible to de-legitimize his presidency
  • Democratic Congressional “Squad” calling for the dismantling of our economy and political system as other Democrats follow their lead
  • Democrats pursuing gun control and confiscation
  • Democrats trying to abolish the electoral system so a few highly populated liberal states would elect every president
  • Democrats by the tens of millions supporting an avowed Socialist presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders
  • Democratic university and high school educators teaching radical social concepts and revisionist history to confused students
  • Democrats holding kangaroo court hearings of the president’s cabinet members with constant attacks while disallowing responses
  • Democrats insisting on trillions more dollars for Covid-19 economic stimulus risking unmanageable national debt for political advantage
  • Democrats using delay tactics to slow the reopening of the economy and suppressing promising drugs
  • Democrats keeping their presidential candidate, Joe Biden, from public appearances to hide his real agenda and lack of capacity for leadership
  • Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, claiming he would be the most progressive (revolutionary) president in history

I could go on, but I’ll stop there. All of these moves are attempts to weaken or abolish America as we know it.

Democratic rhetoric and actions of late define anarchy as a demonstration of love, rioting as peaceful protests, civility as weakness, lawlessness as an appropriate objective, destruction of property as a right, and the free market as racist.

I don’t believe there has ever been a time in our nation’s history when the words of Isaiah have been more descriptive: Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight! …Who justify wicked for a bribe, and take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!

The battle for the soul of America has become a battle for the survival of America. We must pray more fervently than ever before for the containment of anarchy in our country. We are not without hope, but victory will only come from the Lord. So pray and act as you are guided. Vote against the attempt to abolish all that our great nation stands for.

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Trump’s Unprecedented First-term Accomplishments

U.S. President Donald Trump

Donald Trump has accomplished more to benefit the American people in his first term than any other first-term president. You have seen various lists of these accomplishments. Here is a quick-read, condensed version of just the top 100 of these accomplishments for you to share with others.

  1. Creation of Space Force
  2. Violent crime fallen every year in office until the present senseless riots
  3. Killed Islamic terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani
  4. U.S. became the world’s largest producer of crude oil
  5. Required all pharmacists to share money-saving information
  6.  “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA),
  7. Low-wage workers benefited from higher minimum wages
  8. Biggest wilderness protection & conservation bill in a decade
  9. Save our Seas Act
  10. Allowed drug imports from Canada
  11. Required all healthcare providers to disclose the cost of their services
  12. Required hospitals to post their standard charges
  13. Year-over-year declines in drug prices
  14. White House VA Hotline to help veterans
  15. VA employees held accountable for poor performance, 4000 removed
  16. Joint plan to provide veterans access to mental health treatment
  17. Federal employees/military pay increase by 3.1%, the largest in 10 years
  18. 12 weeks of paid parental leave for millions of federal workers.
  19. HIV prevention drugs for free to 200,000 uninsured patients
  20. Small businesses allowed to group together when buying insurance.
  21. First Step Act, reforms that make our justice system fairer
  22. Rehabilitative programs for inmates
  23. Increased funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  24. Forgave Hurricane Katrina debt that threatened HBCUs.
  25. New single-family home sales up 31.6%
  26. Received the Bipartisan Justice Award at a historically black college
  27. Poverty rate fell to a 17-year low of 11.8%
  28. Poverty rates for African-Americans at all-time low
  29. Five national monuments, 1.3 million acres of wilderness added
  30. Committed $124 Million to rebuild rural water infrastructure
  31. [Prior to coronavirus] Consumer confidence at an all time high
  32. [Prior to coronavirus]  More than 7 million jobs created since election
  33. [Prior to coronavirus]  More Americans employed than ever before
  34. More than 400,000 manufacturing jobs created
  35. Doubled convictions of human traffickers and increased charged by 75%
  36. Dismantled an organization making prostitution-related advertisements
  37. Arrested 1,588 criminals associated with human trafficking
  38. School choice so that no child is trapped in a failing school
  39. Increased funding for school choice by $42 million.
  40. ISIS lost their territory and are largely dismantled
  41. ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was killed
  42. More than $1 billion for states each year to fund vocational programs
  43. Expanded apprenticeship opportunities for students and workers
  44. Prohibited the U.S. government from discriminating against Christians
  45. Withheld money from college campuses deemed to be anti-Semitic
  46. Halted tax money going to organizations that fund or perform abortions
  47. Sanctioned the socialists in Venezuela who have killed their citizens
  48. New trade agreement with South Korea
  49. European Union to increase U.S. energy exports to Europe
  50. Withdrew the U.S. from the job killing TPP deal
  51. $250 billion in new trade and investment deals in China
  52. $12 billion in aid for farmers
  53. Over a dozen US hostages freed
  54. Made historic official visits to China and North Korea
  55. Billions that will fund the building of a wall at our southern border
  56. Second chance hiring for former inmates
  57. “Ready to Work Initiative” to connect employers with former prisoners
  58. Opportunity Zone Incentives for investment in low-income communities
  59. 8,764 communities across the country designated as Opportunity Zones
  60. End Common Core for public schools.
  61. Established 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund
  62. Prevention programs for Veteran suicide.
  63. Over $1 Trillion in businesses investment returning from overseas
  64. [Prior to coronavirus] Manufacturing jobs growing fastest in 30 years
  65. [Prior to coronavirus] Stock market reached record highs
  66. [Prior to coronavirus] Household income hit highest level ever recorded
  67. [Prior to coronavirus] African-American unemployment at all time low
  68. [Prior to coronavirus] Hispanic-American unemployment at all time low
  69. [Prior to coronavirus] Asian-American unemployment at all time low
  70. [Prior to coronavirus] Women’s unemployment rate at 65-year low
  71. [Prior to coronavirus] Youth unemployment at 50-year low
  72. [Prior to coronavirus] Lowest overall unemployment rate ever recorded
  73. Trained more than 4 million Americans in skilled jobs
  74. Record number of regulations eliminated that hurt small businesses
  75. Welfare reform requiring able-bodied adults with no children to work
  76. More affordable generic drugs than ever before
  77. Reformed Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging
  78. Right-To-Try allows terminally ill patients to try experimental treatment
  79. $6 billion in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic
  80. VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act
  81. U.S. oil production reached all-time high
  82. U.S. now a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957
  83. NATO allies increased their defense spending
  84. Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord
  85. Circuit court judges confirmed faster than any other new administration
  86. Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh confirmed
  87. Moved U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
  88. New trade deal with Mexico & Canada
  89. Breakthrough agreement with the E.U. to increase U.S. exports.
  90. Imposed tariffs on China
  91. Improved the National Suicide Hotline.
  92. Most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever
  93. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  94. $2.4 billion funding increase for the Child Care and Development Fund
  95. The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC)
  96. Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education & Support Act
  97. Anti-robocall law
  98. US stock market hit all-time record highs
  99. Deployed National Guard to dispel deadly domestic riots
  100. Negotiated first Arab country pact with Israel in 25 years (UAE)

(Trump did all of this while fighting constant flagrant abuse from Democrats, impeachment charges, biased news reporting, and a pandemic).

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Why Are Almost All News Media Radically Left?

America craves factual, unbiased news reporting, yet almost all modern journalism is ultra-liberal and untrustworthy. How did we get here, and can we recover?

The Democratic Convention by any rational measure was boring, uninspiring, and lacked substance. Yet the liberal media praised every aspect of it with hardly any critical analysis.

Conversely, half-way through the Republican Convention, any unbiased observer would rate it as exciting, inspiring, and offering an abundance of substance. Yet most media coverage criticized every segment of it. The morning after a second evening of eclectic guest speakers, upbeat events, and rousing presentations, I opened my Yahoo home page containing a variety of news agency reports. I scrolled and scrolled for any positive report of the prior evening. None. But here are the headlines from the first couple of pages:

  • Suburban Women Are Rallying Against Trump, Evangelical Support of Donald Trump Spits on His Legacy, Melania’s Disparaging Remarks about President Trump and Ivanka Caught on Tape, Prominent Republicans Not Supporting Trump, Trump Isn’t Building a Case Against Biden, Trump Jr Believes Father Will Be Defeated by Biden, First Night RNC Ratings Down, RNC Naturalization Ceremony Sparks Uproar

How did we get from Art Buchwald, Walter Cronkite, and David Brinkley to this? Well, it’s all about money and mergers. Three decades ago, the news media industry was owned by over 50 companies. Did you know that six corporations now own 90 percent of the new media? Those same six corporations also own 70 percent of the cable companies. Did you know that the major stock holders of those six corporations are a handful of billionaires. Most of those billionaires are also liberal moguls in the entertainment industry. Most news programs and publications are now little more than extensions of the liberal entertainment industry. Yes, monolithic Hollywood produces most of your news.

Once that is understood, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that most of the drivers of today’s news are not principled journalists, but rather entertainment elites who spin the important events and news makers according to their own personal leftest agenda.

I didn’t write this post to promote a particular news source. However, I am personally convinced that there is one media corporation–and probably only one–that is owned by a conservative who hasn’t sold out to the Left. That is News Corp which owns Fox, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and several other outlets. News Corp’s controlling stockholder and executive chairman is Rupert Murdoch, one of the best known conservative voices in America.

I don’t deny that Fox News is somewhat biased on the conservative side. But I do believe it is about the only legitimate alternative to the rest of the ultra-biased liberal news media. Perhaps that is why its Nielsen ratings are consistently higher than any other television news provider. If just half of the news viewers and readers would opt for News Corp media for most of their news, the others would have to become balanced or go broke. This nation could then recover from the unfair influence of the radical left media.

Dear Voter, It’s For Your Children and Grandchildren

Election for children and grandchildren

Elections are always overly focused on candidates and issues. But the consequences of elections have little to do with candidates and issues. Elections have everything to do with the direction of our nation and the shaping of our culture. Too often, we vote on today’s situations while disregarding the tomorrow our vote will create.

In this year’s presidential election, the vast majority of voters seem to be determined to vote based on their opinion of President Trump. Relatively few are really pumped about Biden, but many will vote for him just to get rid of Trump. Their vote is a referendum on Trump’s unpleasant personality, Covid-19 frustrations, and the current state of the economy. How tragic it is that so many voters will disregard the America that a Biden presidency will create for our children and grandchildren.

Regardless of one’s personal assessment of Trump, no one can deny that his pre-pandemic America was on a rocket launch trajectory. The booming economy was breaking all records, patriotism was returning, allies were stepping up to Trump’s demands for fairness, enemies were making concessions to his defense posturing, the nation was regaining its prominence, Constitutional freedoms were being reclaimed. Law and order were respected. In just three years, we had reconstructed a future for our children and grandchildren that would be even better than what we had enjoyed.

Regardless of one’s personal assessment of Biden, no one can deny that his post-pandemic America would be on a rocket reentry trajectory. The economy would weaken severely under Biden’s over-regulation of business, higher taxes, and the “Green New Deal.” His foreign policy would return to propping up wealthy allies and kowtowing to our enemies. Our military would be hamstrung again, and attacks on Constitutional freedoms would resurface. Law and order would be degraded.

The only checks to the radical socialist movement sweeping our nation have been President Trump and conservatives in Congress. If these checks were removed, we would be setting the table for a crippling culture inherited by our children and grandchildren. At an alarming rate, we are moving away from the traditional quality of life, growth opportunities, and freedoms we all have taken for granted. The exponential rate of movement toward Socialism in a four-year term led by Biden and the liberal Democrats would be devastating and probably irreversible. Is that really the America we want our children and grandchildren to credit us for?

Please take just a moment right now to imagine America as you would want it for your children and grandchildren. Then decide which candidates for the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives will lead America in that direction. Vote unselfishly for those candidates. Give little or no consideration for personalities or the current state of affairs which will ultimately be of little importance.

I will vote for an America even better than the America I enjoyed–for my children and grandchildren.

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Who Is Kamala Harris?

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Joe Biden has announced his selection for the potential 47th president. If Biden is elected in November, Kamala Harris will very likely be our president before he finishes his first term. His choice will certainly give her great advantage for becoming the Democratic nominee in 2024. Consider what we know about her.

Harris meets the minimum specification of being a black female, but she is not African American. Her father, Donald Harris, immigrated from Jamaica, and her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, immigrated from India. Neither was naturalized as a U.S. citizen. Harris, being born in Oakland, California, is a citizen by birth. She is 55. Her mother, a civil rights activist, died in 2009. Her father, also a civil rights activist, is a Stanford professor of Keynesian Economics, a socialist-leaning economic theory of big government spending to control the economy. Her sister, Maya Harris is a lawyer, MSNBC political commentator, and former Hillary Clinton policy advisor. So, Kamala’s family influences have been socialism, civil rights activism, and Hillary Clinton politics.

Harris is married to entertainment lawyer, Douglas Emhoff. He was previously married and has two young adult children. Kamala has no biological children.

Harris’s mother was of the Hindu faith. “Kamala” means “lotus” another name for a Hindu goddess. Her father appears to be of no particular religion. She married Emhoff, a practicing Jew, in a Jewish wedding ceremony officiated by her sister. Although she was raised on Hindu practices in the home, a family friend often took her to an African American protestant church. She claims to be Christian, but distances herself from evangelical Christian values.

Harris got her career start in 1994 when San Francisco mayor, Willie Brown, named her to the California Medical Assistance Commission. Her affair with Brown while he was married was acknowledged publicly by the mayor. The Los Angeles Times reported on her as, “Brown’s girlfriend.” Her elective office career began in 2004 when she became District Attorney of San Francisco. She went on to become California’s Attorney General in 2010 after an election fraught with scandal.

In 2016, Harris won the California U.S. Senate race to succeed outgoing Senator Barbara Boxer. She quickly gained a national profile as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee with emotionally-charged, pointed questioning of Jeff Sessions, William Barr, and Brett Kavanaugh. As a senator, she has taken positions supporting the following initiatives:

  • Abolish capital punishment
  • Eliminate mandatory minimum sentences
  • Eliminate private prisons
  • Mandate paper ballots
  • Subsidize renters and homeowners
  • Study reparations
  • Ban assault weapons
  • Allow few, if any, limits on abortions
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Scrap past pot convictions
  • Bring all troops home
  • Increase corporate taxes
  • Cut military funding
  • Stop border wall building
  • Implement universal healthcare

Watch Democrats try to paint her as a moderate, just as they have Biden. She will distance herself from the radical left in speeches and interviews. But don’t be fooled. She is a career California politician steeped in leftist dogma. As for integrity, she leaves a trail of scandal and corruption in the wake of her unbridled ambition. As for world view, she will pursue the redirection of America toward Socialism. As for political aspiration, this week begins her campaign for president in 2024 with her hope that it might come sooner.

I believe there is great likelihood that Biden, if elected, will not be able to complete his first term considering his age and cognitive issues. The scenario of his stepping down prematurely as President Kamala Harris moves into the Oval Office has some Democratic movers and shakers salivating.

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The Chosen

Jesus Among the Chosen

No doubt you have seen or at least heard of the TV series, The Chosen, created by American filmmaker Dallas Jenkins. It is unique as the first multi-season series about the life of Jesus and is the highest crowdfunded film of all time. I just finished watching the first season and am blown away. Let’s look as some inside skinny on this phenomenal series.

After watching the first season of The Chosen, you will never think of Jesus and the disciples the same as before. Jenkins’ objective was to portray Jesus through the eyes of those who were with him, not through our eyes 2000 years later. It’s hard for me to imagine the Christ laughing uncontrollably or dancing wildly at a wedding party. But, of course, He did things like that. He had almost all human characteristics, yet He was God.

This series is the most practical look at what God incarnate might have been like as you find yourself following Him through the highlights of His life. Although considerable liberty is taken by the screenwriters in the story, I never detected any contradiction to the truth of the gospel accounts in the Bible. The content is both plausible and authentic regarding the culture of first century Judea. There is nothing amateurish about this production. It rivals anything out of Hollywood in quality and professionalism. It is also convicting and thought-provoking for the viewer.

Entertainment critics are raving over the series. It received a 100% from Rotten Tomatoes–their perfect score–and 99% from audiences. It has been viewed over 50 million times in 180 countries. The film makers have a goal of The Chosen to be seen by over one billion people in every country in the world. Although its main purpose is not evangelism, it has every potential of drawing millions of people to Christ and Christianity. Seven seasons are planned which will cover the lives of the disciples after Jesus has departed.

The faith-based production company, VidAngel, along with executive producer, Derral Eves, developed very innovative funding methods for the project. Prospective crowdfunding investors were offered shares of ownership and profits from the company for their investment in the first eight-episode season. The second season is largely being funded by sale of first season DVDs at $30.00 each. I bought one and encourage my blog readers to “pay it forward” even if you have already seen it.

I believe God is using this popular high quality series to present the gospel to millions of ambivalent people who will sit up and take notice. For more on this amazing effort, go to https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen. You can purchase the first eight episodes there.

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Hopelessly Divided?

America is divided as in no other time since the Civil War. National dissonance has metastasized far beyond political competitiveness. It is now a schism between patriotism and anarchism. Americans are forced to choose between traditional American values and an aggressive movement toward socialist anarchy.

I have tried for months to avoid seeing this movement for what it is, convincing myself that the radical anti-American faction was just a fringe culture–a splinter group. But it has become obvious that half of our nation has aligned with this attack on our traditional values. The moderately conservative Democratic party of a few decades ago is now the socialistic anarchist party of today.

Anarchy may seem to be an over-the-top description of the movement drawing in half of our country, but let’s take a hard look at reality. Anarchy is defined as disorder due to the absence of government authority or simply the absence of order–chaos. It is more than rioting and lawlessness. Here is what it looks like in America today.

  • Democrat leaders refusing to stop constant rioting, killing, and property destruction in most major cities
  • Democrats describing the riots, occupations, and violence as myths
  • Democrat leaders de-funding, restraining, and disestablishing the police
  • Democrats inciting racism by political pandering to minorities
  • Democrat leaders declaring many major cities as sanctuaries for harboring illegal immigrants and criminals
  • Democratic controlled media reporting with a totally liberal bias and censoring conservative voices
  • Democrats paralyzing government with a three-year, $40M investigation of the president based on known contrived evidence
  • Democrats impeaching the president over false claims and doing everything else possible to de-legitimize his presidency
  • Democratic Congressional “Squad” calling for the dismantling of our economy and political system as other Democrats follow their lead
  • Democrats pursuing gun control and confiscation
  • Democrats trying to abolish the electoral system so a few highly populated liberal states would elect every president
  • Democrats by the tens of millions supporting an avowed Socialist presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders
  • Democratic university and high school educators teaching radical social concepts and revisionist history to confused students
  • Democrats holding kangaroo court hearings of the president’s cabinet members with constant attacks while disallowing responses
  • Democrats insisting on trillions more dollars for Covid-19 economic stimulus risking unmanageable national debt for political advantage
  • Democrats using delay tactics to slow the reopening of the economy and suppressing promising drugs
  • Democrats keeping their presidential candidate, Joe Biden, from public appearances to hide his real agenda and lack of capacity for leadership
  • Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, claiming he would be the most progressive (revolutionary) president in history

I could go on, but I’ll stop there. All of these moves are attempts weaken or abolish America as we know it.

Democratic rhetoric and actions of late define anarchy as a demonstration of love, rioting as peaceful protests, civility as weakness, lawlessness as an appropriate objective, destruction of property as a right, and the free market as racist.

I don’t believe there has ever been a time in our nation’s history when the words of Isaiah have been more descriptive: Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight! …Who justify wicked for a bribe, and take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!

The battle for the soul of America has become a battle for the survival of America. We must pray more fervently than ever before for the containment of anarchy in our country. We are not without hope, but victory will only come from the Lord. So pray and act as you are guided. Vote against the attempt to abolish all that our great nation stands for.

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