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How Politically Diverse are US Universities? Consider Yale.

  Colleges like Harvard, Yale, and Princeton were once bastions of Christian orthodoxy. Consider the following: Harvard’s earliest motto was In Christi Gloriam, “For the Glory of Christ.” One of Harvard’s early seals (1692) contained the Latin phrase Veritas (Truth) Christo (for Christ) Et Ecclesiae (and the Church). A group of ministers, who viewed Harvard as increasingly […]

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The Rapture and the Fig Tree Generation

  The following is from the Introduction to my new book The Rapture and the Fig Tree Generation that will be available from American Vision in January 2020 Mark Hitchcock has written a free eBook for Dallas Theological Seminary titled The Truth and Timing of the Rapture that has been promoted on Facebook. When Hitchcock […]

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Does the Bible Predict that There Will be a Future Rebuilt Temple?

  Dispensational premillennialists need a future “tribulation temple” so their idea of antichrist can take his seat (2 Thess. 2:4), place a statue for people to worship (Rev. 13:14–15), and proclaim himself to be god (2 Thess. 2:4). But what the dispensationalists really need is a verse that states that there will be another rebuilt […]

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Jesus ‘Meek and Mild’ and Easy to Cage

  For years liberals have turned the Christmas story into a political lecture. The birth of Jesus is political and everything else. Herod the Great was the first to understand the threat to the political and economic status quo: After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod [the Great], […]

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Let’s Stop Calling Theft by Government Socialism. There’s a Better Term to Use.

  It seems that a high percentage of millennials believe that socialism is better than capitalism. What is socialism? Socialism is said to be “state control of the means of production.” But this definition doesn’t explain what is taking place politically and governmentally in our nation. You can’t just say “socialism” and expect people to […]

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“My Life is More Important to Me than an Unborn Fetus” or Anything Else

  My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair! Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away. — From Percy Shelley’s “Ozymandias” If you’ve ever wondered why some people do horrible things in the name […]

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The ‘This World Is Not Your Home’ Fallacy

  I saw the following posted on Facebook. A number of Christians responded with “Amen”: “This world is not your home. God is your father. Heaven is your home. You’re going there. Be hopeful.” — John Piper Too many Christians are caught between “This World Is Not My Home” (false) and “This Is My Father’s […]

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

  If you believe Christmas is a pagan holiday or that Christmas doesn’t have anything to do with Jesus Christ or Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th or you have any other aversion to Christmas, you don’t need to read any further. Many people get bent out of shape when they see ‘Xmas’ or ‘X-Mas.’ […]

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Does John MacArthur Make His Case on the Olivet Discourse?

  In his book The Second Coming: Signs of Christ’s Return and the End of the Age, John MacArthur seems to go out of his way to avoid having to deal with the inherent problems of his prophetic system. Here’s just one example: [N]otice Christ’s only explicit remarks about the destruction of the temple are […]

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Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World

  It’s refreshing to read a new book by an accomplished historian whose reputation is regarded by many in the academic world change his mind about something as significant as the impact that Christianity has had on the building of Western Civilization. The following is from Marvin Olasky. Olasky, a former Communist and now the […]

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Should Christians Stop Discussing Politics So We Don’t Offend People?

  A new Barna study claims, “Just 30% of Americans Have a Positive View of Evangelicals.” Digging deeper in the study, one finds this: “Though there are some very polarized opinions about evangelicals and their politics, many Americans don’t know what to think about the demographic. According to the study, 46 percent remain neutral about […]

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George Washington’s “Thanksgiving Proclamation”

On October 3, 1789, George Washington issued his Thanksgiving proclamation, designating for “the People of the United States a day of public thanks-giving” to be held on “Thursday the 26th day of November,” 1789. It was the first national celebration of a holiday that is commonplace in the United States, even though people might not know […]

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