Beware of Sunday School Teachers!

October 6th, 2005 | by Gary DeMar

The following article was written in 1996 in response to an article that former President Jimmy Carter wrote on the topic of "Judge Not" as it relates to homosexuality and abortion. I decided to revive it for two reasons. First, it's been reported that Carter's son Jack may run for the Senate in Nevada. He is described as a "social liberal with conservative Southern roots."[1] That's exactly what his father turned out to be

Homosexuals Need Not Apply

October 5th, 2005 | by American Vision

Even though the Vatican refuses to connect the two, it is apparently ready to release a directive that will prevent homosexuals from entering the priesthood, and thereby taking the first steps towards curbing its "pedophilia" problem. The Vatican claims that it has been working on this issue for over 10 years and that it is not related to the pedophilia scandal that began surfacing in

The Pledge of Allegiance Goes to Trial

October 4th, 2005 | by Gary DeMar

Many who are arguing for "under God" to remain in the Pledge of Allegiance are doing so by declaring that the phrase has no particular religious meaning for our nation today. This was the view of Solicitor General Theodore Olson when the Pledge issue first came before the Supreme Court in

The Prophetic Paradigm Shift

October 3rd, 2005 | by Gary DeMar

"I will never purchase a book published by Tyndale again. If they are going to publish that trash by Hannegraff [sic] I have no more time for them." This emailer was responding to American Vision's offer of the latest novel by Hank Hanegraaff that takes a preterist perspective on Bible prophecy. While the Left Behind series, also published by Tyndale, places the NT prophetic texts in our future, Hanegraaff's The Last Disciple and The Last Sacrifice show that their reference is to events leading up to an including the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D.

Is Israel’s Land Prophetically Significant?

September 30th, 2005 | by Gary DeMar

While answering questions about the "rapture" on Stu Epperson's radio show out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, one caller claimed that the land promises made to Israel have not been fulfilled. For the dispensationalist, there remains a reanimation of covenant promises that, according to the Bible, already have been fulfilled

Primetime Christianity

September 29th, 2005 | by American Vision

It took a pagan television show about lawyers in the ultra-liberal town of Boston to finally state the obvious - America is a Christian nation

The Censors are at it Again

September 28th, 2005 | by Gary DeMar

The official emblem of the city of Las Cruces, New Mexico, is adorned with three crosses. A federal lawsuit alleges the crosses, which are religious symbols, are unconstitutional because they appear on public property. "The crosses serve no governmental purpose other than to disenfranchise and discredit non-Christian citizens," said the lawsuit filed by Paul F. Weinbaum, a member of the recently formed local chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, who lives in the Las Cruces area, and Martin J. Boyd of Las Cruces

Is Being an Umpire Enough?

September 27th, 2005 | by Gary DeMar

"Judges are like umpires. Umpires don't make the rules; they apply them." On the opening day of testimony before the Judiciary Committee, John Roberts used this baseball metaphor to describe his judicial philosophy. Sen. Joseph Biden stated that "the metaphor is not very apt, because in baseball a set rule defines the strike zone."

I’m Behind Bars

September 26th, 2005 | by Dr. Gary North

There is nothing like a weekend in a maximum-security prison to enable a person to appreciate the blessings of liberty. I do this several times a year. I am part of a volunteer ministry called Kairos. That is the Greek word for "special time," as distinguished from chronos: "clock time." The organization is well-named. It offers a very special time. Anywhere from 30 to 40 "free worlders" go into a prison

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