America's Christian Heritage (Part Two)

America's Christian Heritage (Part Two)

Gary concludes his interview with Rick Welch from The Burros of Berea podcast Elias Boudinot (1740-1821) was a lawyer who served three congressional terms representing New Jersey (1789-1795). He was a delegate to the Continental Congress, served as commissary general of prisoners at the request of George Washington, and presided as President of the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1783, making hi [...]

From Pop-Prophecy to Pop-Culture

From Pop-Prophecy to Pop-Culture

Guest article by Robert E. Cruickshank, Jr Daniel E. Harden (Editor) He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear and will trust in the Lord. -The Psalmist[2] Right now, the Church rules the nations of the world. We and we alone have been given power and dominion, and if we don’t like the way things are going, we have only ourselves to blame. [...]

America's Christian Heritage (Part One)

America's Christian Heritage (Part One)

Part One of Two. Gary is interviewed by Rick Welch from The Burros of Berea podcast about his book, The Case for America’s Christian Heritage. There were many founders who were outspoken Christians who are rarely mentioned by historical revisionists. Consider, for example, John Dickinson (1732-1808) who was a lawyer, militia officer during the American Revolution, Continental Congressman fro [...]

Retail and Political Theft

Retail and Political Theft

Gary discusses the announcement of the MLB All-Star coming to Atlanta (again) in 2025 and the ballot discrepancies in Fulton County. God has established a bottom-up system of multiple hierarchies: family, church, and State (civil governments). This means that we must always be obedient where obedience is required by God’s law. The appeals court system of Exodus 18:17–27 is a good guide: we are fre [...]

Is Matthew 24 Knocking at the Door?

Is Matthew 24 Knocking at the Door?

Gary answers a listener question about the history of the “Rapture” and the vision in 1830 of a young girl named Margaret MacDonald. Why is it that not a single sermon, address, or discussion in the book of Acts mentions the supposed rapture of the Church? Over a period of nearly 40 years, no one brings up this supposedly crucial prophetic event. There is no mention of an any-moment “r [...]

Facts Weigh More than Ideology in Weightlifting

Facts Weigh More than Ideology in Weightlifting

Gary discusses a Canadian powerlifter who has been suspended from competition for protesting men being allowed to compete in women’s categories. There are many worldviews around today, and the postmodernist believes that it is his responsibility to critique each one. Worldviews must be “flattened out,” so that no one particular approach or belief is more “true” than any other. What constitut [...]

Enshrining Infanticide in Ohio

Enshrining Infanticide in Ohio

Gary discusses the recent vote in Ohio and the typical diversionary tactics that went on with the wording of the referendum. Laws against theft and murder are legislated, and they reflect some moral code. There are few people who would object to laws being made that would punish thieves and murderers. And yet, such laws impose a moral system on all of us. Although thieves and murderers might objec [...]

Waiting for the Great Disappearing Act

Waiting for the Great Disappearing Act

Gary continues responding to Pastor David Jeremiah’s interview and book, The Great Disappearance. All of the texts used to support the rapture theory presuppose the validity of the theory, a theory that does not have a single text to support it. The doctrine has been constructed before texts have been evaluated. This unsound approach to Bible interpretation has done little to dissuade the ad [...]

The Hypocritical Hate of the Left

The Hypocritical Hate of the Left

Gary discusses several recent articles about the new Speaker of the House and how he claims that the “Bible is his standard.” All talk about human rights comes from those nations that have had a Christian base. The most familiar philosophy of human rights is found in the Declaration of Independence (1776). “All men,” it states, “are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rig [...]

The Christian Life and Character

The Christian Life and Character

Gary discusses the historical conditions and motivations behind The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States. When B.F. Morris began work on his book, American Christians were retreating from Bible-based involvement in social action, education, intellectual pursuits, the shaping of culture, and political thought and action. Many in the old “main-line” Protestant [...]

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

The Christian’s view of the future determines how he lives, plans, and works in the present for the future. Even during Israel’s captivity under Babylonian rule, the nation’s darkest hour, the people were told to plan and build for the future: “Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens, and eat their produce. Take wives and become the fathers of sons and daughters, and take wives for your s [...]

The Battle for God's Land?

The Battle for God's Land?

Gary responds to a recent article by Dr. Michael Brown that claims the promises made to Israel in Joshua 21 are not the fullness of what God was promising to the Jews. There is not a single verse in the New Testament that supports the claim that there is prophetic significance in Israel’s restoration as a nation. Beyond A.D. 70, Israel as a nation plays no prophetic role. The New Testament only ad [...]

The Cruel Logic of Pure Materialism

The Cruel Logic of Pure Materialism

Gary interviews author and screenwriter Brian Godawa about his short film and now full-length novel, Cruel Logic. I’m no longer shocked by what I read in the news these days. What would have turned people’s stomachs 30 or 40 years ago, now are met with a dismissive “Whatever.” The latest once-thought-to- be moral atrocity has to do with “zoophilia” (from the Greek zōion, meaning “animal,” from wh [...]

The Paralysis of Pessimism

The Paralysis of Pessimism

Does it matter if we live fearfully or hopefully? Very much so, as Gary points out in this important talk from several years ago. In applying all the Bible to all of life, those “dead in trespasses and sins” (Eph. 2:1) must have a “new heart” and a “new spirit” so they can rightly understand God’s Word and the world He created for our use (1 Cor. 1:18–25). The “heart of stone” must be removed and [...]

The Danger of Prophetic Inevitability

The Danger of Prophetic Inevitability

Gary discusses Dwight Wilson’s 1977 book, Armageddon Now. As a premillennialist himself, Wilson was able to see clearly the many mistaken prophecies of his own tradition. The doctrine of the clock of prophecy is central to dispensational theology. But what no paperback dispensationalist prophecy book of the This Time, Armageddon Really Is Near! variety ever discusses is that orthodox dispens [...]

Dispensationalism's Future Holocaust Problem

Dispensationalism's Future Holocaust Problem

The Dispensational system has a horrific future in store for Jewish people living in Israel. What does the Bible say about the future of Israel as it relates to the question of Jerusalem’s prophetic significance? The Old Testament teaches that Israel was taken into captivity in two parts: first, the northern kingdom by the Assyrians in 722 BC, and then the southern kingdom by the Babylonians betwe [...]

Answering the Charge of Replacement Theology

Answering the Charge of Replacement Theology

Gary answers the perennial charge of “replacement theology,” a phrase that is designed to end debate by those who teach that the church and Israel are distinct and separate. Israel’s spiritual destiny is the same as it is for non-Israelites: Repent and believe in Jesus! No one said anything about a delay in the promises that had been made to Israel centuries ago. In fact, Peter clearly [...]

Ignoring Biblical History

Ignoring Biblical History

Gary discusses a new article by Greg Laurie that makes the (same old) argument that modern events “could be” fulfilling biblical prophecies. Most interpreters have tried to find the fulfillment in events of their day using current events as the interpretive grid. For example, in the fourth and fifth centuries, Gog was thought to refer to the Goths and Moors. In the seventh century, it [...]

The Future of Israel Re-Examined

The Future of Israel Re-Examined

A daily double: an article and a podcast! The article is from the July 1991 issue of James Jordan’s Biblical Horizons newsletter. It shows how Jordan’s thinking and views of the whole debate over ancient and modern Jews and the state of Israel changed from his previous views that essentially followed the Puritans and the Westminster Divines. It is vital that Christians understand this [...]

Pulpits and Politics

Pulpits and Politics

Gary discusses an article from the Christianity and Civilization series about politics, Christians, and activism. In Genesis 1:1, God set up two realms, heaven and earth. The goal of history is not for earth to be forsaken, but for heaven to impress its pattern on earth. “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, ” we pray. The duality of heaven and earth is to be resolved, e [...]