Biblical Worldview in the Particulars (Part Two)

Biblical Worldview in the Particulars (Part Two)

Click here to read the first part of this article While most Christians would claim that they have a biblical worldview, I suspect that many of them could not (1) explain what a worldview is or (2) what the particulars of a biblical worldview are beyond personal salvation, keeping some of God’s commandments, and working to raise children in a Christian home. These, of course, are good worldview st [...]

A Legacy of Reformed Worldview Thinking (Part One)

A Legacy of Reformed Worldview Thinking (Part One)

Abraham Kuyper’s Lectures on Calvinism Students at Reformed Theological Seminary where I graduated in 1979 who were interested in cultural Calvinism were directed to Abraham Kuyper’s 1898 Lectures on Calvinism. It was here that we were told that we would find a fully developed, comprehensive, biblical world-and-life view. Kuyper’s brand of Calvinism has been described as the “only modern exception [...]

Reclaiming the Moral Center

Reclaiming the Moral Center

Gary is interviewed by David Vaughn on his radio show, Worldview Matters. Gary and David discuss two big topics currently in the media: abortion and mass shootings. When the sixteenth-century German Reformer Martin Luther “was called to defend his rejection of indulgences before the church and before the emperor, Luther, alone and in peril of his life, appealed to the authority of the Word of God. [...]

Abortion and Church and State

Abortion and Church and State

Gary discusses several recent media responses to the ongoing abortion debate on today’s podcast. When a nation moves away from the absolutes of God’s law we can expect an immediate substitute to fill the void. The “human rights” idea has become the alternative to biblical law; it now forms the basis and foundation for all spheres of life. Human rights has sand as its foundation because in “h [...]

Criminals Laugh at Gun Control Laws

Criminals Laugh at Gun Control Laws

The House of Representatives and Senate are considering more expansive gun control bills considering the latest school shooting in Texas. These school shootings are horrific and evil. The parents of these children are devastated as I would be. I can’t imagine the anguish they must feel. Some Republicans joined past gun control bills and some of them are working with the Democrats to enact even mor [...]

Pray and Act

Pray and Act

There are many more Christians who gave up on politics after the election of Ronald Reagan didn’t bring in the millennium or something close to it. And when George H. W. Bush got elected, and Bill Clinton got elected twice, and George W. Bush turned out to be a huge disappointment, hopelessness set in. All that work, and for what? Christians who are experiencing political remorse are really suffer [...]

Pro-Abortion Arguments are Failing Miserably

Pro-Abortion Arguments are Failing Miserably

I saw the following on CSPAN. Catherine Glenn Foster, who serves as President and CEO of Americans United for Life, responded to comments made by DEMOCRAT Representative Jamie Raskin about abortion and rape and incest exceptions that account for less than one percent of all abortions. That means that more than 99 percent of all abortions are elective abortions. Raskin believes abortions should be [...]

Frank Schaeffer: Reductio ad Hitlerum

Frank Schaeffer: Reductio ad Hitlerum

Reductio ad Hitlerum (Latin for “reduction to Hitler”), also known as playing the Nazi card, is an attempt to invalidate someone’s position by claiming the same view was held by Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party. For example, the Alliance Defending Freedom released audio of a Colorado commission member who compared a Christian baker who refused to make a cake for a homosexual wedding this way: “Freed [...]

The Abortion Roaches are Coming into the Light

The Abortion Roaches are Coming into the Light

Listen to the podcast based on this article. The abortion roaches have come out in broad daylight since the preliminary SCOTUS Roe v. Wade ruling was surreptitiously leaked to Politico. The abortion roaches are in a full-scale panic like when the light comes on when you’re looking for an after-midnight snack from the kitchen. But in the case of the abortion roaches, they are not retreating to thei [...]

What 'Giving Up God' Means

What 'Giving Up God' Means

Author Shalom Auslander wrote, “In This Time of War, I Propose We Give Up God.” The article was published on Good Friday of this year in the New York Times as an op-ed. Auslander claims that God is responsible for “war and violence” and for “oppression and suffering.” Because of these character traits, he suggests that people stop teaching children about God. In 1986, the NBC television network pr [...]

The Pulpit and Politics

The Pulpit and Politics

Dr. Jim Garlow has a great way of answering resistance to politics among Christians: “I’m not political, I’m Biblical, but you don’t recognize it. I’m governmental, and Biblical because God is. “Everybody understands that the Bible speaks to the personal issues of life, nobody argues that; everybody understands that the Bible speaks to the family issues of life, nobody argues that; everybody unde [...]

How to Push the Antithesis

How to Push the Antithesis

Gary answers questions from audience members about the Christian worldview on today’s podcast. For those set in their anti-supernatural worldview ways, there will always be some naturalistic reason why miracles are impossible, and no amount of evidence will convince them otherwise. Consider the following humorous story to make the point that evidences only make sense within the context of a [...]

Is Matter All That Matters?

Is Matter All That Matters?

Matter is not and cannot be all that matters. On today’s podcast, Gary points out the problems for matter-only proponents. A classic moment in presuppositional apologetics happened in “The Great Debate” between Dr. Gordon Stein and Dr. Greg Bahnsen in 1985. During cross-examinations, Dr. Bahnsen began the following exchange: Bahnsen: Do you believe there are laws of logic then? [...]

Redeeming the Time: Jonathan Edwards' Eschatological Hope

Redeeming the Time: Jonathan Edwards' Eschatological Hope

Guest article by Jacob Tanner Our Lord Jesus has no time for lazy and idle followers. Scripture is replete with warnings against those who would be slothful. In the Old Testament, there are warnings such as Proverbs 24:33–34: “A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.” In the New Testament, ent [...]

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 [...]

Animal Behavior Is Not Our Moral Standard

Animal Behavior Is Not Our Moral Standard

President Joe Biden nominated a man to be his assistant secretary of Health and Human Services who thinks, dresses, goes by the name Rachel Levine and acts like he’s a real woman. Now USA Today has nominated him/her as “Woman of the Year.” The party of science is willing to ignore science when it needs to satisfy a voting contingency—the Alphabet People—and work to upend the moral world order. Whe [...]

Presuppositional Apologetics in Action

Presuppositional Apologetics in Action

Gary discusses the film Collision, the lead up to the event, and new video podcasts featuring much unused footage on today’s podcast. The difference between Douglas Wilson and Christopher Hitchens, despite any particular agreements on morality or art, puts them in irreconcilable positions which must be at war with the other. The positions that “God exists, and God governs nature,” and “There [...]

"Human Life Has Absolutely No Meaning"

"Human Life Has Absolutely No Meaning"

If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at the moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. — Attributed to Martin Luther Yuval Noah Harari is Jewish, an atheist, and a homosexual (these are relevant for what follows). He is an Isra [...]

Working for Earthly Objects Distant in Time

Working for Earthly Objects Distant in Time

John Nelson Darby, one of the founders of dispensational premillennialism and the pre-tribulational “rapture” of the church doctrine, the basis of The Late Great Planet Earth (1970) and the multi-volume Left Behind series, taught that “the imminent return of Christ ‘totally forbids all working for earthly objects distant in time.’”[1] Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths take [...]

The Thief and the Tyrant

The Thief and the Tyrant

A brief survey of the Bible and its principles will show that it has directives for all areas of life. Does this include civil govern­ment? Is God as concerned about the structure and principles of political systems as He is about families? Or has God left the area of political sys­tems for man to develop according to the needs of a particular era or to satisfy the desires of a particular people? [...]