What Does it Mean to be Spiritual? (Part 1)

October 12th, 2005 | by American Vision

How do we, as Christians, understand what it means to be "spiritual?" Oftentimes, spirituality takes on an arbitrary and undefined quality that is more emotional than it is intellectual. We are sometimes admonished that being spiritual is not an intellectual pursuit, it is something of a passive state where we "step aside and let the Holy Spirit lead." But is this accurate? Just what is being "spiritual" according to the Bible


Answering the Replacement Theology Critics (Part 3)

October 11th, 2005 | by Gary DeMar

Now that we've gotten some preliminaries out of the way, what is the truth behind the charge that non-dispensationalists believe in "replacement theology," that the Church replaces ethnic Israel and her promises and that God is through with Israel forever? As I will show, the Gospels and Acts demonstrate that the first New Covenant believers were Jews who were defined as the Church by Jesus and Stephen


Answering the Replacement Theology Critics (Part 2)

October 10th, 2005 | by Gary DeMar

The pre-tribulational rapture is a necessary doctrine in dispensational theology in order to maintain the Israel-Church distinction, a distinction that has been in effect for nearly two millennia, a thousand years longer that the premillennialist's earthly millennium


Answering the Replacement Theology Critics (Part 1)

October 7th, 2005 | by Gary DeMar

Replacement theology has become dispensationalism's latest prophetic boogeyman. If you want to end a debate over eschatology, just charge your opponent with holding to replacement theology. What is "replacement theology," sometimes called "supersessionism," and why do dispensationalists accuse non-dispensationalists of holding it


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



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