Redefining Crime to Stop Crime

Redefining Crime to Stop Crime

Gary responds to a recent statement by attorney Ben Crump about redefining crime to help cut down on the targeting of blacks for criminal activity. In 2 Timothy 3:17, Paul says that the Bible equips the Christian “for every good work.” The Bible gives us God’s opinion and direction in every area of life! The Bible is not just a book about worship. It tells a lot about worship, to be sure. [...]

Matthew 16:27-28 and the Transfiguration

Matthew 16:27-28 and the Transfiguration

Gary discusses a video from Christian apologist Frank Turek about Matthew 16:27-28 and Matthew 24. In Matthew 16:27-28, Jesus says, “For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and will then recompense every man according to his doing. Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming [...]

Eschatology is Not a Side Issue

Eschatology is Not a Side Issue

Gary interacts with Ron Rhodes new book, Bible Prophecy Under Siege. In his best-selling book Misquoting Jesus, New Testament critic and skeptic Bart Ehrman, who is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, describes how he struggled to reconcile what he had been taught about the inerrancy of the Bible with what he believed to be pred [...]

Fallen, Finite, and Fallible

Fallen, Finite, and Fallible

Gary answers two listener questions, one about the Bible itself and another about sovereign citizenship. We do not defend the Christian faith as a series of separate propositions. We defend the whole package. Men are in sin. God in His grace has pursued man and has provided a revelation of himself. And what we are defending is the entire Bible. There is no way around it. And in the Bible, Jesus is [...]

Are Luke 17 and Matthew 24 Different Events?

Are Luke 17 and Matthew 24 Different Events?

Gary answers a listener’s question about how Luke 17 differs from Luke 21, and how both chapters relate to Matthew 24 and the events spoken of by Jesus in the Olivet Discourse Bahnsen and Gentry argue, along with many others, that verse 35 refers to the physical heaven and earth while I and others believe it refers to the making and breaking of the covenant relationship with Israel (e.g., Is [...]

Kirk Cameron on Optimism and Victory: An Interview

Kirk Cameron on Optimism and Victory: An Interview

Gary interviews his longtime friend, Kirk Cameron, about how he came to embrace a new view of Christianity and the world. One of the reasons we are in this cultural and political mess is partly due to a misunderstanding of particular prophetic texts that claim to teach that the “rapture of the church” is inevitably near (for 2000 years?). Why do battle when “the Antichrist” is inevitably going to [...]

The Church is not the Kingdom

The Church is not the Kingdom

Gary responds to recent comments that people have made claiming that Jesus is not currently reigning. The Church, and therefore the world (the nations) as a whole, for centuries now, have suffered quite badly from what is surely an “under-realized” eschatology! The many explicit eschatological (preterist) time markers all through the NT either have been ignored or just flat-out denied by the incre [...]

Theonomy, Dominion, and Moralism

Theonomy, Dominion, and Moralism

Gary responds to comments made at an event with Todd Friel and several others about “dominionism” (with requisite scare quotes). Of all the complaints which are brought against Reconstructionism in Dominion Theology, by far the most strained and scurrilous is the argument that the position, although innocent of some fault, is nonetheless guilty because it might lead to that fault. Over [...]

The Legacy of Rousas J. Rushdoony

The Legacy of Rousas J. Rushdoony

Gary interviews the late Dr. Gary North about his own personal history and how he came to know and be mentored by Dr. Rousas Rushdoony. Eventually, men confess their true faith, even men who do not expect to win. This is an important theological point. Men’s ability to remain confessionally lukewarm is drastically limited. They cannot always remain silent. Rushdoony has called this the pheno [...]

What Holds it All Together?

What Holds it All Together?

Reality and “truth” are being fragmented by modern political and social efforts and promulgated through the internet and social media. Science is absolutely dependent upon uniformity because without it we could not infer from past events what we can expect under like circumstances in the future. Physical science absolutely requires the ability to predict the future action of material e [...]

Cultural Quietism and Our Christian Witness

Cultural Quietism and Our Christian Witness

Gary discusses the recent advice by Alistair Begg about Christians attending gay “weddings.” If the writers of Scripture, as instruments of God’s will (2 Tim. 3:16–17), did not think it improper to discuss political issues, then how can ministers who claim allegiance to an inspired and infallible Bible fail to address politics and every other issue discussed in Scripture? The entire cr [...]

The World is Spinning Out of Control

The World is Spinning Out of Control

Gary responds to a recent article by Pastor Robert Jeffress in Dallas, Texas about the world looking like it’s getting very close to the “end.” The central message of the Bible is salvation through Jesus Christ, the Mediator of the New Cov­enant. Apart from His work, through which He ac­quired and eternally possesses the Covenant, there is no hope for mankind. He has overwhelming [...]

Taking Dominion of the Earth

Taking Dominion of the Earth

Gary discusses the concept of dominion and what it means For centuries Christians were seen as a threat by those who claim the state as the only true sovereign: “These men who have upset the world have come here also; and Jason has welcomed them, and they all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus” (Acts 17:6-7). Whoever claims sovereignty expects his subje [...]

Turning the World Upside Down

Turning the World Upside Down

Gary discusses the Christian worldview, how we got where we are today, and how we get back to being world-changers on today’s podcast. Christians are not told to take up arms to defend or advance the Christian faith. We are engaged in a war of ideas. The biblical image of war is designed to remind us that defending the faith is serious business (Acts 7:54-60; 12:2). We should not shy away fr [...]

Hamas and the Red Heifer

Hamas and the Red Heifer

Gary discusses an article that makes the claim that Hamas attacked Israel in order to stop the sacrifice of the “red heifer.” Remember how Jesus had described the temple to the Jews as “your house” and how it would be left to them “desolate” (Matt. 23:38). Earlier Jesus had inspected the temple (21:12-17). There He called it “My house” (21:13) and cited two passages from the Old Testam [...]

They Always Fail

They Always Fail

Gary discusses three recent items that address the ideas of the intellectual “elites” who believe they know how to understand and fix the world. The long-term consequences of brains, bodies, and babies are that in the end we are nothing more than meat machines that have no intrinsic value. If this is so, and science tells us it is so, then in the future there will never be a valid mora [...]

The Voices of Underground Media

The Voices of Underground Media

Gary comments on a few recent video clips where leftist narratives are being exposed and challenged. There’s a difference between believing something and being able to justify that belief. I believe certain things about the health of the human body. But if you were to push hard, you would find that I don’t have enough information to be able to justify all the beliefs that I have. In many cases, I [...]

The Organic Truth Behind Artificial Intelligence

The Organic Truth Behind Artificial Intelligence

Gary answers a listener question about the uses and abuses of Artificial Intelligence. With the advent of the computer, materialists believe they have found the perfect scientific mechanism to demonstrate that the notion of a mind has been concocted out of primitive religious assumptions. Since religion is mythological, so is the mind. “The machinists’ model of consciousness is the computer; they [...]

The Current Political Mood in America

The Current Political Mood in America

Gary discusses an article by Wayne Grudem about 10 reasons to vote for Ron DeSantis over Donald Trump. As Bible-believing Christians we must always remember that when we speak of authority, we mean more than civil authority. In addition, we must recognize and insist that these governors are bound by God’s commandments in their jurisdictional duties. As we are required to submit, they also are boun [...]

The New World and the Regeneration

The New World and the Regeneration

Is Jesus on His throne now? If so, are we in the “new world”? Matthew is traditionally the first of the Gospels. In my opinion, as I argue below, the tradition is correct. Matthew was one of the disciples and was a man of letters. Who better to take notes during Jesus’ lifetime? Moreover, immediately after Pentecost there would have been a demand for a book containing the teaching and [...]