Violent Rhetoric from the Left

Violent Rhetoric from the Left

Gary points out the ongoing hypocrisy of the media and social media allowing liberal celebrities to say and post the most outlandish comments about Donald Trump. With so much debate, how does anyone know what the First Amendment means? An interpreter of any document as important as the Constitution must consider the historical circumstances that led to its formation, the vocabulary of the period, [...]

How Do You Know If You Are Loving Your Neighbor?

How Do You Know If You Are Loving Your Neighbor?

Media mogul Ted Turner once said, in response to the Ten Commandments, “Nobody … likes to be commanded.” Soon after saying this, he produced his own laundry list of commandments that he argued we all should obey. Dismissing God’s commandments creates a moral vacuum with someone else’s commandments forced on us, usually from tyrannical governments. The Chinese government understands the relevancy o [...]

How Partial is Your Preterism?

How Partial is Your Preterism?

Gary answers a question from one of his YouTube videos about partial preterism, full preterism, and everything in between. The New Testament says much about the temple as a New Covenant expression of the Christian’s new life in Christ. Jesus’ completed redemptive work makes the need for a physical temple unnecessary and contrary to the redemptive principles of the New Covenant, “for the Lord God t [...]

Criminals Laugh at Gun Control Laws

Criminals Laugh at Gun Control Laws

Monty Python’s John Cleese reacted to the failed assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump by, naturally, pointing the finger at the NRA and calling for gun control. (There are some reports that the now dead assassin had explosives in his car. Let’s not forget the Oklahoma City bomber killed 168 people including children in a daycare center and injured over 680 others using fertilizer [...]

The Religion of Statism

The Religion of Statism

Gary continues his interview with Paul Stevenson about politics and freedom and the decline of western culture. When Jehoshaphat initiated reforms, one of the first areas of reformation was the judicial system: ‘‘And he appointed judges in the land in all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city. And he said to the judges, ‘Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for [...]

Responsible and Truthful Bible Study Begins with the Bible

Responsible and Truthful Bible Study Begins with the Bible

You don’t need to be Bible scholar or seminary graduate to read and study the Bible. What you do need to do is pay attention to what the Bible says and doesn’t say. When I was a very new Christian in 1973, I attended a Tuesday night get together called The Green House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was a complimentary ministry of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. It was a place where other young p [...]

Following the Science in Sports and Social Agendas

Following the Science in Sports and Social Agendas

Gary discusses the Olympics and other current events that help to destroy the illogical views being promoted by leftists and self-appointed cultural elites. The greatest offense to the unbeliever is the Christian’s insistence that there is only one truth. The statement that Jesus is the only way, the only truth, and the only light seems rather closed-minded. For secularists, it seems reasonable th [...]

All Hell Is Breaking Loose

All Hell Is Breaking Loose

Gary discusses the state of the world. Good things are happening, and the cracks in the veneer are beginning to widen. Once the Bible is dismissed as authoritative or is dismissed because of its inability to deal with “modern” issues, we are left with a free-for- all when it comes to a choice of worldviews. The worldview of relativism makes all other worldviews possible and permissible, even the f [...]

The Passing Away of Heaven and Earth

The Passing Away of Heaven and Earth

Gary continues his discussion with the Resistance Chicks about biblical eschatology and heaven and earth language in the Bible. The central focus of the Olivet Discourse is the desolation of the “house” (oikos: 23:38) of apostate Israel but would bring salvation to the “world” (oikoumenē: 24:14). The old world of Judaism, represented by the earthly temple, is taken apart stone by stone (24:2). Jam [...]

Gary and the Resistance Chicks (Part One)

Gary and the Resistance Chicks (Part One)

Gary is interviewed by the Resistance Chicks about eschatology and Bible prophecy. If Jesus’ kingdom is “not of this world,” so the argument goes, then how can Christians claim to have a responsibility to be involved in kingdom work? Since God’s kingdom is exclusively in the future and in heaven, as some assert, there can be no earthly manifestation of God’s works other than redeeming the lost out [...]

What Jehovah’s Witnesses and ‘Last Days’ Advocates Have in Common

What Jehovah’s Witnesses and ‘Last Days’ Advocates Have in Common

My friend Bob Cruickshank sent the following to me regarding testimonies on Facebook’s Preterfest group: “So many were caught up in the JW [Jehovah’s Witnesses] movement—thinking the world was going to end and knocking on doors to tell people.” It’s encouraging to see so many people abandoning end times fiction. The sad fact is that many Evangelicals have been told a prophetic system that is like [...]

Revelation 20 and the Thousand Years

Revelation 20 and the Thousand Years

Gary discusses Revelation 20 and the enduring topic of the thousand years and the various millennial positions found among Christians. Nobody interprets the book of Revelation in a consistently literal way, as literal is normally understood. G. K. Beale comments: Because the objects [John] sees and what he hears are seen and heard in a vision, they are not first to be understood literally but view [...]

A Misguided "View" of the Commandments

A Misguided "View" of the Commandments

Gary discusses a recent episode of The View on the Ten Commandments in schools. There are many who would say that the Bible has no business in the so-called secular realm. The Bible is useful for spiritual matters but not the substantive matters of civil government, law, economics, politics, and science. Times have changed and the Bible is an out-of-date book. So say many in our day. But the Chris [...]

Without God’s Law, Slavery Can’t be Condemned

Without God’s Law, Slavery Can’t be Condemned

The Ten Commandments are once again in the spotlight, stirring up debate among cultural commentators and political figures. You may remember the controversy when former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore installed a 2.5-ton granite monument of the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Alabama. Moore said the following after its removal: “ [...]

All the Players are in Place

All the Players are in Place

Gary responds to two recent statements from Max Lucado and Michael Youssef regarding modern events as being a fulfillment of “end-times” predictions. The accomplishment of our Lord’s prophecies of the destruction of Jerusalem, may likewise be considered as a standing monument to all future ages, of the truth of the observation of the wise man; that righteousness exalts a nation, but th [...]

French Kissing Secularism

French Kissing Secularism

The state of Louisiana has determined that the Ten Commandments (Decalogue/Ten Words: Ex. 34:28),[1] will be posted in Public School Classrooms. The usual and unusual subjects have voiced their opposition. First, the usual subjects, that is, “The American Civil Liberties Union, the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the Freedom fro [...]

Smuggling Wheelbarrows in Plain Sight

Smuggling Wheelbarrows in Plain Sight

Gary continues his talk on the Christian worldview. He discusses the concept of “borrowed capital” on today’s podcast. Nikita Khrushchev (1894–1971), Premier of the former Soviet Union, described a time in the Communist republic’s history when a wave of petty theft was sweeping through the government-owned plants. To curtail the stealing, guards were placed at factory entrances t [...]

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 [...]

Unpacking the Chuck Schumer Grilling Controversy

Unpacking the Chuck Schumer Grilling Controversy

Father’s Day took an unexpected turn when a photo of Senator Chuck Schumer grilling a raw hamburger topped with a slice of cheese sparked a wave of reactions. To many, it was just an amusing snapshot of a public figure appearing out of his element in the culinary world. Sen. Schumer the Everyman. However, beneath the surface of this seemingly trivial incident lies a rich tapestry of biblical tradi [...]

Rolling Stone Should Stick to Music

Rolling Stone Should Stick to Music

Gary gives a quick history lesson to set the record straight about a recent Rolling Stone article about Chief Justice Alito. A misconception is held by many that the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence was the beginning of our nation. Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” (Nov. 19, 1863) contributes to the confusion with the opening line: “Four score and seven years ago our fa [...]