Walking By the Spirit

Walking By the Spirit

Gary responds to an individual that claims Torah law no longer applies to Christians. Christian Reconstructionist writers revived the older expression of world-and-life-view Calvinism and added the particulars of the Genevan and Puritan models. The revival of this particular expression of world-and-life-view Calvinism has not set well with the critics. As long as Reformed churches were preaching t [...]

More Confusion About God’s Law

More Confusion About God’s Law

I saw the following on a Facebook post indirectly aimed at me. “It frustrates me when people insist that the New Covenant has Torah requirements, i.e., that we are still under the law. Paul pitted law against grace. Grace is not the adapter that connects us to the law; it actually frees us from that slavemaster. We don’t live by an external force like the law; rather, we live by an internal nature [...]

The Social and Emotional Religion in the Classroom

The Social and Emotional Religion in the Classroom

Gary interviews Rhonda Thomas about the current trend in education: social and emotional learning. The goals of the humanists are clear and forthright. They hide nothing and demand everything. The humanist agenda has been relentless in its efforts to remake man and the world in the image of autonomous man. There is no compromise or lack of vision on their part. The humanist worldview is comprehens [...]

Ray Moore and Exodus Mandate

Ray Moore and Exodus Mandate

Gary interviews Ray Moore with Exodus Mandate about homeschooling, Christian schools, and a debate that Ray did over America’s Christian history. When Israel was taken to the borders of the promised land, twelve spies were called on to survey the land and report their findings to the nation (Num. 13). Before choosing twelve representatives for the task, God promised the land would be theirs: [...]

The 55th Anniversary of Paul Ehrlich’s The Population Bomb

The 55th Anniversary of Paul Ehrlich’s The Population Bomb

In his book The Population Bomb, first published in 1968, the year I graduated from high school, Paul R. Ehrlich made several predictions about the future of our planet based on his understanding of population growth and food supplies. Ehrlich’s projections were not new. Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834), a British political economist and mathematician, proposed that population growth would outstr [...]

1976: The Turning Point (Part Two)

1976: The Turning Point (Part Two)

Dr. Gary North concludes his discussion of how the Scopes Trial and the ensuing political developments shaped the 20th century. The liberals’ strategy of subversion could not be defeated by using short-range tactics or through a primarily defensive strategy. It could not be defeated by building thicker walls around the camp, for this produces a ghetto, not an army on the march. A successful [...]

1976: The Turning Point (Part One)

1976: The Turning Point (Part One)

Dr. Gary North continues his discussion of how the Scopes Trial and the ensuing political developments shaped the 20th century. William Jennings Bryan in 1922 wanted his followers to gain control over the allocation of political plunder. He had been campaigning on this platform for three decades. He understood that modernist Progressives were now in control of the political process nationally. He [...]

What Does the Current Apostasy Mean?

What Does the Current Apostasy Mean?

Gary interacts with two articles by David Jeremiah and Dr. Michael Brown regarding the climate of the modern Church. The Apostle John’s antichrist doctrine is a theological concept related to an apostasy that was fomenting in his day. John did not have a particular individual in mind but rather individuals who taught that Jesus Christ is not who the Bible says He is: In one word, “Antichrist” mean [...]

Two Atheists Walk into a Bar

Two Atheists Walk into a Bar

According to Richard Dawkins, our “selfish genes” don’t have a moral compass. They are like the Terminator. Their only goal is to survive and replicate and pity the poor organism that stands in their way. Michael Ruse and Edward O. Wilson contend that “We need something to spur us against our usual selfish dispositions. Nature, therefore, has made us (via the rules) believe in a disintereste [...]

The Non-Violent Educational Revolution

The Non-Violent Educational Revolution

Gary discusses a new book called America’s Cultural Revolution by Christopher Rufo. The oppressive nature of the older Communism was noted by Antonio Gramsci (1891–1937), a committed Marxist with a new approach to bring about cultural and social change. In order to capture democratic nations, a new model would have to be developed. Like the revolutionary Marxists before him, Gramsci consider [...]

The Successful Long March Through the Institutions

The Successful Long March Through the Institutions

There was a radical worldview shift in the 1960s. What was its foundational source? Those pushing for an overthrow of the establishment learned a great deal when their radical and often violent actions failed to accomplish their stated goals to bring down the system and turned most of the population against them and their tactics. In time, the radicals understood it would be necessary to capture t [...]

The Ethical Implications of Darwinism

The Ethical Implications of Darwinism

Dr. Gary North concludes this talk about the importance and historic significance of the Scopes Trial and William Jennings Bryan. Christians do not object to freedom of speech; they believe that Biblical truth can hold its own in a fair field. They concede the right of ministers to pass from belief to agnosticism or atheism, but they contend that they should be honest enough to separate themselves [...]

Disengaged Christians under the Microscope

Disengaged Christians under the Microscope

In terms of Christian theory, privatization means that the grand, global umbrella of faith has shrunk to the size of a plastic rain hat. Total life norms have become part-time values. In terms of Christian practice, watch your average Christian business person or politician. Are there family prayers at home before leaving for work? The private sphere. Are there Bible studies with colleagues at the [...]

The Background to the Scopes Trial

The Background to the Scopes Trial

In one of American Vision’s talks from the archives, Dr. Gary North discusses the Scopes Trial and the importance of William Jennings Bryan as an American political figure. The story I have written here has not previously been told. There are books on the Presbyterian conflict. There are doctoral dissertations on it. But chronicles are not enough. We know that the liberals captured the North [...]

Flipping the Narrative

Flipping the Narrative

Several prominent leftists are beginning to question the mainstream media and the Democrat narrative about the pandemic and the vaccine. Suppose someone says, “Christianity is not true because it gave rise to the Inquisition. In the Inquisition, people who professed to be Christians did horrible things. They tortured people and killed people. And so, Christianity cannot be true.” The logical falla [...]

Do We Still Need the Law?

Do We Still Need the Law?

Gary responds to a claim on Facebook that the Law has been fulfilled in Jesus (true), so we no longer need it (untrue). The continuing authority of God’s law today is inherent to a biblically based theology. Time does not change or wear out the validity of God’s commands, and a change of geography or locality does not render them ethically irrelevant. With the coming of the New Covenant and the sp [...]

Enough With ‘Jesus Junk’ Theology

Enough With ‘Jesus Junk’ Theology

Some years ago, I attended a Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) Convention that was held at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. I was there to meet with the publicist who handled my book End Times Fiction: A Biblical Consideration of the Left Behind Theology that was published by Thomas Nelson. (Now published by American Vision as Left Behind: Separating Fact from Fiction). Remind [...]

Why You Should Consider a Side Business

Why You Should Consider a Side Business

Gary interviews a friend from his church about advice Dr. Gary North gave him to set himself up in a business while still holding on to his existing job. The highest costs of government intervention into the market process are ethical costs. Most people who believe in private property recognize that the state has become immoral when it uses coercion to intervene into market exchanges. They see tha [...]

Alephs in the Sky

Alephs in the Sky

Gary discusses a recent article that makes the claim that the end times are finally upon us because eclipses are writing Hebrew letters in the sky. During World War II biblical references to falling heavenly bodies were thought to be bombs dropping on the cities of Europe. Supposedly there was even a Russian postage stamp to support the interpretation. The stamp showed apocalyptic symbols—lightnin [...]

First Things First

First Things First

In this final part of his interview with Dr. Gary North, Gary DeMar asks what can be done right now. The God of the Bible is one and many. The Christian community is a unity, but it is also diverse. There are unifying themes that every Christian and every Christian community must acknowledge as fundamental. There are also applications of basic principle that only a few people may be aware of or co [...]