Getting Frustrated with Politics

Getting Frustrated with Politics

Gary begins discussing recent comments made by John MacArthur about Christian Nationalism, but he takes time to set up the full context. Many wonder why Jesus did not say more about the individual’s responsibility to civil authorities. (He said more than most people realize.) Why did Jesus not advocate the overthrow of the Roman regime? Why did Jesus not establish a system of civil government for [...]

Cannibalism and Abortion

Cannibalism and Abortion

What does cannibalism have to do with abortion? More than you might think. Michael Dowd, a minister and author of the book Thank God for Evolution!: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World, writes the following in his recently published article “Thank God for the New Atheists”: Let the story of evolution be told in ways that engender familial love and gratit [...]

Christians and Christian Nationalists

Christians and Christian Nationalists

Gary expands a bit on a recent article he wrote called “Christians in the Crosshairs,” about the recent exposure of Christian Nationalism. The passage and enforcement of laws keep most unrighteous people from acting out their unrighteousness because they know that painful sanctions are meted out for law breakers. This is not to say that all immorality can be curtailed by passing laws o [...]

Paul and the Near Eschaton

Paul and the Near Eschaton

Gary responds to a podcast episode where a biblical scholar reinterprets Paul as being purely “heavenly-minded.” Old Testament Israel was Yahweh’s chosen means to bring salvation to the Gentile nations of the world. Not understanding this principle gets us off track. People think that eschatology, because of the influence of the historic creeds of the Church and of the various systemat [...]

Enraged by King Jesus

Enraged by King Jesus

Gary brings up a recent news article about certain Democrats pitching a fit over a Christian pastor praying for “repentance for our national sins.” Jesus testified that He had “spoken openly to the world” (John 18:20). Since He had done “nothing in secret” (v. 20), Jesus asked where the witnesses were to accuse Him: “If I have spoken wrongly, bear witness of the wrong” (John 18:23; cf. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]