Does ‘X-Mas’ Take ‘Christ’ Out of Christmas?

Does ‘X-Mas’ Take ‘Christ’ Out of Christmas?

Many people get bent out of shape when they see ‘Xmas’ or ‘X-Mas.’ They think it’s a way of removing Jesus Christ from Christmas. Removing Christ from Christmas happens in many direct ways, but X-Mas is not one of them. “Every year you see the signs and the bumper stickers saying, ‘Put Christ back into Christmas’ as a response to this substitution of the letter X for the name of Christ. [...]

AV Year in Review

AV Year in Review

The year 2023 was an interesting and productive year for me and American Vision. In December of 2022, I noticed a large lump nearly the size of my fist on my left calf. After numerous tests, I found out that it was a high-grade carcinoma. Cancer! After 25 sessions of radiation the tumor was removed in March. Every three months I get an MRI of my calf and a CT scan of my thoracic region because thi [...]

The “Jesus Was a Refugee” Narrative

The “Jesus Was a Refugee” Narrative

Every Christmas liberals have tried to make the Christmas story about some Leftist program. The Bible is convenient when Leftists and their fellow Democrats want to snooker the religiously naïve public. We’ll see more of it this year because of the border and immigration issues that energize the Democrat Party. Leftists have little regard for the Bible unless it can be used to scold Christians for [...]

Naturally, Democrats Want to Abolish the Electoral College

Naturally, Democrats Want to Abolish the Electoral College

You remember Monica Lewinsky. She stated that she had nine sexual encounters with President Bill Clinton in the Oval Office. Her real expertise is coming out as a political analyst. She has written an article advocating for several amendments to the U.S. Constitution. One of her suggestions is to scrap the Electoral College system that’s used to elect the president. “The most fundamental underpinn [...]

‘Democracy’ Means Submission to Leftist Authoritarianism

‘Democracy’ Means Submission to Leftist Authoritarianism

Democrats are playing the Democracy card … again. Anyone who disagrees with a Leftist is anti-democratic and fascist. What Leftists like President Biden and James Carville never do is define what they mean by “Democracy.” For Democrats, “democracy” means rule by Democrats, no matter what evil scheme they may try to force on the American people. For example, to oppose killing unborn babies and beli [...]

Isaiah 66:8 Is Not in Any Way About the Modern State of Israel

Isaiah 66:8 Is Not in Any Way About the Modern State of Israel

In the first article on this topic, I pointed out that a prominent pastor told his congregation and viewing audience the following: “In your Bible, right next to Isaiah 66:8, you can write down May 14, 1948.” It’s obvious that Isaiah 66 describes a time when the sacrificial system was operating (v. 3), the ancient people of Tarshish, Put, Lud, Meshech (the archers, those who draw the bow: Ezek. 27 [...]

Does Isaiah 66:8 Predict the 1948 Modern State of Israel?

Does Isaiah 66:8 Predict the 1948 Modern State of Israel?

I received an email from a pastor that stated the following: “I keep hearing … that Isaiah 66:8 is fulfilled in modern-day Israel. I have looked at these verses in every way and cannot get that reading even with a dispensational hermeneutic…. Can you tell me how they might see this verse to use it in this way and can you give me some help with what Isaiah is actually saying? [...]

The Ten Commandments of the Modern Secular State

The Ten Commandments of the Modern Secular State

In the December 2023 issue of Ligonier’s Tabletalk devotional, Gene Edward Veith has a helpful article titled “Catechized by Culture.” Presbyterians are big on catechisms. They mostly deal with fundamental biblical doctrines. For example, the first question of the Shorter Catechism of the Westminster Standards is “What is the chief end of man?” Vieth supplies the answer: “Man’s chief end is to glo [...]

The Beast and His Number

The Beast and His Number

Does the number 666 refer to someone in John’s day? If so, who could it be? Revelation implies that there was a king who was alive when John saw and wrote down what was revealed to him: “Here is the mind which has wisdom.[1] The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits,[2] and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must rema [...]

1943 Film Exposes and Drains “The Swamp”

1943 Film Exposes and Drains “The Swamp”

Most of us have heard of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), a film about a naïve Senator who ends up taking on the political establishment. It’s a reminder that there’s nothing new under the political sun. It stars Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur and was directed by Frank Capra who also directed Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s one of AMC’s Top 100 films. It was not popular with the politica [...]

The First-Century Jewish Church and Hope for the World

The First-Century Jewish Church and Hope for the World

For many centuries, it’s been the belief of the church that the world is waiting for a wholesale conversion of Israel that will transform the world. You can find this view in the Westminster Larger Catechism, Question and Answer 191. Romans 11:15 is often interpreted this way: “For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?” Not all [...]

Jesus Offended Many People With the Truth

Jesus Offended Many People With the Truth

Democrats have frequently turned to Jesus and the Bible to support their causes. They campaign in Black churches. They love religious voters who vote for abortion, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and governmental tyranny masquerading as “social justice.” How many times have we heard how the Christmas story is about immigration or how socialism is supported by the Bible? When Hillary Clinton was [...]

Gary DeMar Responds to Glenn Beck and Max Lucado About Gog and Magog

Gary DeMar Responds to Glenn Beck and Max Lucado About Gog and Magog

Gary responds to a recent interview between Glenn Beck and Max Lucado about the state of the world and the war between Israel and Hamas where Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 are brought up. When Russia invaded Ukraine, we were told that the Gog and Magog war of Ezekiel 38 and 39 was being fulfilled. When Hamas attacked Israel from Gaza, again the Gog and Magog war was being fulfilled. For nearly 1600 y [...]

Southern Poverty Law Center Turns Blind Eye to Real Hate

Southern Poverty Law Center Turns Blind Eye to Real Hate

Any time the liberal media want to disparage the right side of the political spectrum, they call on a pool of go-to guys and gals to make their case for them. It’s not news reporting; it’s ideological position marketing. One of those groups is the hard-left and anti-Christian Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC is in the money raising business for every known and unknown left-wing cause. I [...]

The Bible and Self-Defense in Days of Rage

The Bible and Self-Defense in Days of Rage

“When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.” In Maine, another rampaging murderer entered a ‘Gun-Free Zone’ and did what evil people do. They don’t care about laws; that’s why they murder people! ‘Gun-Free Zones’ are an open invitation to crazy people and those with deep-seeded grudges. The Left’s solution? Take defensive weapons away from everyone! Those living on the border with Gaza [...]

The Pledge that’s a Lie

The Pledge that’s a Lie

Over time, the Pledge of Allegiance has changed. The original Pledge read as “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” The word “to” was added before “the Republic” in October for the public recitation. This is the only difference from the original published version. “My flag” was changed to “the flag” in 1924 [...]

Is Ezekiel’s Gog and Magog Battle a “Realistic Scenario”?

Is Ezekiel’s Gog and Magog Battle a “Realistic Scenario”?

“Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security concludes the Gog battle is a ‘realistic scenario,’” a recent article from WND reports. “The study forecasts the toll of a massive nuclear war.” Christian prophecy writers have been making similar claims for decades. Are they right? Before we get into the meat of the controversy, it should be noted that in the premillennial and dispens [...]

The “Hands Off” Approach Regarding Jews During World War II

The “Hands Off” Approach Regarding Jews During World War II

I’ve always said that prophetic views have real world consequences. This is especially true when it comes to popular prophecy beliefs and their relation to prophetic inevitabilities. When Jesus told His disciples that the temple would be destroyed before their generation passed away, He issued a warning. Leave the city. The final warning was when Jerusalem was surrounded by armies (Luke 21:20). Th [...]

What's Next for Israel (According to Popular Prophecy)

What's Next for Israel (According to Popular Prophecy)

In a debate I had with Dr. Michael Brown, I asked him what he thought of the supposed future Jewish holocaust that’s part of premillennialism’s prophetic system based on Zechariah 13:8-9: “It will come about in all the land,” Declares the LORD, “That two parts in it will be cut off and perish; But the third will be left in it. And I will bring the third part through the fire, [...]

Are We Witnessing the Final Prophetic Generation?

Are We Witnessing the Final Prophetic Generation?

There’s a great deal of confusion today regarding the last days and the role that Israel is said to play. I hope the following will clear up some of the mischaracterizations of Israel and the last days. Are we to believe that one last-days generation will be grafted into the olive tree mentioned by the Apostle Paul in Romans 11 after 2000 years, and that’s what Paul means when he wrote that “all I [...]