Archive for August, 2014

Introduction to my new book “40 Things to Teach Your Children Before You Die”

Saturday, August 16th, 2014
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States, where men were free." —President Ronald W. Reagan
One of my greatest burdens and desires as a father is for my eight-year-old son to grow up honoring God with his life, knowing right from wrong, and acting on that knowledge. I am far more interested in his character than I am in which college he attends or his profession. I am sure that I am not alone. In fact, if you are reading these words, you too must possess that same burden and sense of obligation that I do, to pass on the same truths that have guided the best parts of your life to your children, so that they may know the truth, and that their lives will glorify God. During most of American history, when a biblical worldview prevailed, much of the information in this book was common knowledge, even among non-Christians. But we live in a day where “good has become evil and evil good,” where “everyone does what is right in his own eyes.” A time when quoting God’s Word in public can literally get you arrested for a “hate crime.” And that is precisely why I am writing this book—to arm you, the parent, with what I believe to be among the most important biblical truths that we can pass on to the next generation, the stuff that they are never going to learn in most schools, from the media, and sadly, in many churches. These are the types of things they must understand and apply if they have any hope of living a life of faith in an increasingly dark cultural and spiritual climate, the most important truths that I would share with my son if I were on my deathbed. My sincere hope and prayer is that Christian parents share this politically incorrect book with their children so that the next generation may be adequately prepared to defend biblical truth for the advancement of the Gospel and biblical truth in general—the only real antidote for what really ails America and the rest of the world. —In Jesus’ Name, Gregg Jackson