Do You Really Want Washington to Make Budget Cuts?

In America’s current economic state, many propose cutting the budget. But when you get down to talking of cutting specific programs such as Medicare, Social Security or government education people start to balk. Most people are not willing to give up a government program that they benefit from, but ultimately we will have to give them up if we want to right the economic wrongs that have abou [...]

The Scourge of Unbridled Democracy

Islam is a worldview masquerading as a religion intent on world domination through fear, terror, and the ballot box. The talk from both ends of the political spectrum is that “democracy” will cure the ills of Iraq, Iran, Egypt, and the surrounding Muslim nations. What if the protesting people of Egypt decide they want a Taliban-style social and political system whose goal is to defeat the infidel [...]

Political Protests and Liberal Hypocrisy

The people of Egypt are protesting in the streets of Cairo, and liberals are ecstatic. They are hoping the Mubarak regime will collapse and the people of Egypt will find their political voice. “The whole world is watching” their anti-government protests. There is no place to hide from the watching eye of the new technology. Obama and company are critical of the way Mubarak has turned off the inter [...]

Does Gold Have 'Intrinsic Value'?

Almost every conservative talk show is pushing gold and silver as a hedge against inflation, the devaluation of the dollar, and protection against uncertain economic times. Glenn Beck has been the most vocal proponent of owning gold, so much so that some liberals have called for an investigation. These are the same guys who create money out of thin air. Typical. In one particular Beck advertisemen [...]

The Christmas Story is Not about a Homeless Couple

With Congress wrangling over amnesty for illegal aliens, the budget, taxes, earmarks, and the extension of unemployment benefits, it won’t be long before we hear liberals telling conservatives how unchristian they are for not voting for more government aid to help the poor. And they will appeal to the Bible in an attempt to make their point. Every Christmas season we hear the inevitable revisionis [...]

It's Okay to Steal

If I break into my neighbor’s house and steal from him when I am out of a job or need money, it would be a crime and I would most likely go to jail or be made to pay restitution. However, if I help to elect someone to political office and he makes laws to tax people so the revenue collected can be given to others, this is seen as economic fairness. [...]

A Biblical View of Private Property

[caption id=“attachment_3757” align=“alignleft” width=“130” caption=“Jezebel and Ahab Plot to Steal Naboth’s Vineyard”][/caption] God’s sovereignty includes ownership of all His creation. Melchizedek, in blessing Abram, said, “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth (Gen. 14:19; cf. v. 22). The Bible continues the relat [...]

How a Legacy Can be Squandered

Frank Schaeffer, the son of the late Christian worldview apologist Francis Schaeffer (1912–1984), writes the following in a post-election article that was published on the ultra-liberal Huffington Post website: “One reason the Republicans won on Tuesday is because many of their supporters have already given up on this world and are waiting for the next. I know, I used to be one of them.” One of th [...]

Is There a Distinctly Biblical Economics?

Can economics be studied from a Christian perspective? Is there a distinctly biblical economics, or is the biblical approach to economic issues only one approach among many? Some might maintain that economics is a “neutral” enterprise where religion in general and Christianity in particular are irrelevant. This, however, is not the Christian view. Economics deals with relationships, the exchange o [...]

Social Security: An "Innocent" Baby That Grew Up To Be a Monster?

As we wrap up this series dealing with Wayne Grudem’s book, “Politics According to the Bible”, we concentrate on what he has to say regarding social security. Dr. Grudem puts forth the idea in his book, that social security was worthy and even biblical as it was first established in 1935, and that it became corrupt over time. Gary DeMar and Dr. Gary North examine this assumption, [...]

How Much Socialism is Biblical?

Romans 13 talks about rulers or governments “praising the good”, but what does this entail? Is this a biblical support for government welfare? If it is, where do we draw the line? How much socialism is biblical? [...]

The Slippery Slope of Wealth Redistribution

In his book “Politics According to the Bible”, Wayne Grudem includes a hefty chapter dealing with economics and this is good. There needs to be a greater emphasis on and involvement in politics and economics by Christians. However, it is crucial that we truly use the Bible as our guide. Today, Gary DeMar and Dr. Gary North take a closer look at some of the conclusions in Dr. Grudem&rsq [...]

I Remember Mama (1948)

Worldview Observation: The family, not the State, is the basic government of society. “The nuclear family is the central building block of Western civilization.” ((“A New Kind of Spouse in the House,” U. S. News & World Report (August 21, 1989), 14.)) A few weeks ago I was in Los Angeles working on a film project with Darren Doane, director of Collision (2009). Mostly I was observing. At the e [...]

This May Be the Healthcare Solution You're Looking For

With government healthcare looming on the horizon, it is time to seek out alternative solutions. Samaritan Ministries International offers a health insurance alternative that improves the system while providing Christians an opportunity to bear each others burdens. As a member of Samaritan, you can know that your money isn’t funding evils such as abortion or embryonic stem cell research. Get [...]

Taxing and Regulating Us to Death

Isabel Paterson writes in her book The God of the Machine, “Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse, or omission. It is the result of their deliberate actions, long persevered in, which they hold to be motivated by high ideals toward virtuous ends.” ((Isabel Paterson, “The Humanitarian with the Guillotine” in The God of the Machine (1943), 235.)) Thomas Sow [...]

The First Steps in Getting it all Back

An engaged electorate is a beautiful thing to behold. For a generation or two, hard working, industrious, and long-suffering Americans had neglected politics. After 1925, Evangelical Christians did not connect their religious beliefs with the social sphere. They did not have a biblical worldview of culture and politics. I don’t mean they didn’t vote. I suspect that they believed that if they did t [...]

Five Truths that Liberals Hate

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. 2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. 3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. 4. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is go [...]

Can Used Soap Change the World?

The Kayongo family, founder of the Global Soap Project, thinks so. Gary spotlights this organization and encourages Christians to meet real needs while sharing the gospel with a despairing world. [...]

Fear Mongering to Increase Gold Sales

Today Gary takes a look at the recent controversy over investing in gold. Congressman Anthony Weiner has accused Glenn Beck of fear mongering to get people to invest in gold. [...]