When Uncle Sam is Paying You Not to Work

When Uncle Sam is Paying You Not to Work

The first two laws of economics (notice the use of nomos—law—in the word “economics”) is “You shall not steal” and “Let’s make a deal.” You can only deal with what you own. Civil governments believe they can subvert these laws (and others) for the good of the people and the nation. It can’t be done. Every attempt to subvert God’s economic laws results in poverty at one end and unlimited control at [...]

The Humanist Mind at the End of its Tether

The Humanist Mind at the End of its Tether

The beginning of the twentieth century brought with it the hope for unchallenged optimism. H. G. Wells, the author of numerous popular science fiction thrillers, described a period of “evolutionary idealism, faith in progress, and complete optimism."[i] He proposed that world leaders should create “a common world religion” that was not linked to Christianity or any other the [...]

Atheism Needs Christianity

Atheism Needs Christianity

What happens to the children of parents who espoused the Christian faith? Franky Schaeffer has repudiated his father’s work and much of his own work he did with and for his father. Josh Harris has denounced the faith of his father, Greg Harris. Jonathan Merritt is promoting same sex everything. His father is James G. Merritt, the Senior Pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Georgia. Ronald Reagan, Jr. [...]

When Will Christianity Today Evaluate Biden by the Ten Commandments?

When Will Christianity Today Evaluate Biden by the Ten Commandments?

Mark Galli, an editor at Christianity Today, wrote the following about Pres. Trump in an article that took the internet by storm and received hundreds of responses from evangelical writers, including me: That [Trump] should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of Ten Commandments. According to Galli, there is a God, and the Ten Commandments are [...]

Gun Control in a World Where God Doesn't Matter

Gun Control in a World Where God Doesn't Matter

Once again, there’s talk about more gun control in the United States. It happens every time some lunatic decides he wants to kill people. Gun control laws do not affect people who want to murder people. Murder is a crime, and yet people still murder. The vast majority of people in the United States who own guns have never unlawfully used their guns, and yet Democrats want to put further restrictio [...]

Cancel Culture has become Cancer Culture

Cancel Culture has become Cancer Culture

Every day seems to bring new examples in the news of our cancel culture. Cancel culture is a cancer to our culture. The examples border on the ridiculous: • Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “Psycho” is sexist. • The Muppets require a disclaimer from Disney. • Dr. Seuss, the famous children’s author, becomes radioactive for reportedly having engaged in racist drawings. • Mr. Potato Head is sexist. • Di [...]

If You Believe Transgenderism is Real, You Will Believe Anything

If You Believe Transgenderism is Real, You Will Believe Anything

Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem “returned a bill designed to prevent biological men from competing in biological women’s sports back to her state legislature … for changes.” Why did she do this after she celebrated International Women’s Day by defending women’s sports? Because national politics on the issue of transgenderism is affecting everything. “The changes include removing collegiat [...]

Could One of Your Deacons Have Written this Article?

Could One of Your Deacons Have Written this Article?

The following article was written by John Livingston, a deacon at Midway Presbyterian Church where my wife and I attend. For the record, our church has been open since April of 2020. One of the requirements of “the Lord’s bond-servant” is that he must handle “accurately the Word of Truth” (2 Tim. 2:15) and be “able to teach” (2:24). To teach, a teacher must know God’s Word and know how to apply it [...]

Will California Mandate Pagan Worship in Schools?

Will California Mandate Pagan Worship in Schools?

In California schools, it would seem that Jesus is out, but worshiping human-sacrifice-requiring Aztec deities may soon be in. In a 1996 book I wrote with D. James Kennedy, The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail, which dealt with today’s anti-Christian bias, we noted the following: “San Jose, California. City officials built a statue of the Aztec god, Quetzalcoatl, costing taxpayers half a million do [...]

'Foundations of Christian Scholarship': 45 Years Later

'Foundations of Christian Scholarship': 45 Years Later

In 1976, Dr. Gary North edited and published Foundations of Christian Scholarship: Essays in the Van Til Perspective. It included chapters on psychology, history, economics, education, political science, sociology, mathematics, theology, and two chapters written by Dr. Greg Bahnsen on apologetics and philosophy. Bahnsen’s two chapters were written before he received his Ph.D. in 1978 when he turne [...]

Criminals Laugh at Second Amendment Restrictions

Criminals Laugh at Second Amendment Restrictions

The House of Representatives passed an expansive gun control bill that would criminalize firearm sales, gifts, or loans between unlicensed private persons. Some Republicans joined the unconstitutional bill. Criminals are laughing. Do members of Congress believe that such a law is going to stop criminals from selling, loaning, or “gifting” firearms? There are people right now who kill other people [...]

Can Secularism Justify and Account for Anything?

Can Secularism Justify and Account for Anything?

Christian apologetics begins by establishing an authoritative starting point. Like Archimedes (287?–212 B.C.), who once boasted that given the proper lever and a place to stand, he could “move the earth,” the Christian apologist seeks to base his defense on a secure foundation to move the hearts and minds of sinners to embrace the eternal hope found in the gospel of Jesus Christ. But u [...]

Looney Tune Logic and Rape Culture

Looney Tune Logic and Rape Culture

Pepe Le Pew, the French “Looney Tunes” amorous skunk, perpetuates rape culture. That’s the latest claim by the cancel culture police. As a result, Pepe Le Pew, “will not appear in ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy.’ The cartoon skunk was set to make an appearance in the sequel to the beloved 1997 film, ‘Space Jam.’ The news comes as Pepe Le Pew and other cartoon characters face heavy criticism for their al [...]

Pushing the Absurdity of Irrationality

Pushing the Absurdity of Irrationality

We are experiencing an ongoing war of worldviews. Advocates of a this-world (secular) worldview have set their sights on the destruction of all competing worldviews that transcend the finite world of knowledge and power. Anti-Christian worldviews derive their authority and power exclusively from this temporal time and place controlled by ideological power brokers. R. C. Sproul states the following [...]

Challenging the Assumptions in an Argument

Challenging the Assumptions in an Argument

If you are going to argue with someone, you must get down to the operating assumptions of what’s being argued. We first heard that homosexuals were born that way, just like heterosexuals are born with desires for those of the opposite sex. Now we are told that people can “identify” as any number of genders. Does this mean that identification determines validity? Some people claim that [...]

Biblical Law and the Slave Trade

Biblical Law and the Slave Trade

Twenty-five years ago, I received a letter from a reader who disagreed with my assertion that the type of slavery practiced in the United States was unbiblical because it was the result of “man-stealing,” a practice that is condemned by the Bible. As you can tell from the following paragraph, he is passionate about his beliefs. But is he right? The Bible does not condemn slavery. The Bible does c [...]

Priest takes on Biden, Bishops, and Abortion

Priest takes on Biden, Bishops, and Abortion

Father William Kosko, a parish priest at St. Henry’s Parish in Buckeye, Arizona, unloaded on Roman Catholic President Joe Biden, Catholic Bishops, and many Catholic congregants in a blistering homily regarding abortion, same-sex marriage, and transgenderism. He began with a story about the time he was with the U.S. Peace Corps attending a conference in Krakow, Poland, around 47 miles from the Nazi [...]

What Conservatives Can Learn from Zorro in the Culture Wars

What Conservatives Can Learn from Zorro in the Culture Wars

One of my favorite movies is The Mark of Zorro (1940) starring Tyrone Power, Basil Rathbone, and Linda Darnell. There is a 1920 silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks and a 1974 made-for-TV version with Frank Langella in the lead role titled The Mark of Zorro. Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, and Katherine Zeta-Jones revived the story with The Mask of Zorro in 1998 and a sequel The Legend of Zor [...]

Red-Letter Christians and Baalism in the Church

Red-Letter Christians and Baalism in the Church

In the Foreword to Tony Campolo’s book Red Letter Christians, Jim Wallis tells a story about a secular Jewish country-music songwriter and disk jockey who told him that a new social movement was being birthed as a result of Wallis’ God’s Politics and other “social-conscience” books. Here’s how Wallis tells it: “I love your stuff and have been following your book tour.” Then he told me he believed [...]

The First Church of Christian Gnosticism

The First Church of Christian Gnosticism

Not long ago, I received an email from a woman who asked me if I could direct her to some information that refutes Gnosticism. She wrote that a friend of hers “claims to be on an extraordinarily intense spiritual ‘pilgrimage’ of ‘really pressing in to know God intimately’— but this guy has in effect divorced himself from the material world and from all relationships (including his wife and 10 chil [...]