The Dominion Mandate

The Dominion Mandate

Gary responds to a recent article that claims to “deconstruct” the understanding of the Dominion Mandate in Genesis 1:28. A Christian civilization will have as its foundation the basics of the Christian faith. The majority of the people will be professing Christians. They will adhere to their faith in a self-conscious manner and will practice it with little hypocrisy. Those who do not [...]

The IRS, Leftists, and Lies about Churches and Politics

The IRS, Leftists, and Lies about Churches and Politics

The George Soros-supported leftist group ProPublica is demanding the IRS investigate churches for violating the Constitution based on a law passed by Congress in 1954. This is a decades-old battle. Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) called “on the Internal Revenue Service to look into allegations that Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn.,” violated “restrictions for post [...]

The Most Important Election?

The Most Important Election?

Voting isn’t a long-term solution, but ignoring it isn’t the right response either. Christians cannot shrink from the scene when political decisions are hard to make. We need to be “wise as serpents and innocent as doves” (Matt. 10:16) while recognizing that “the sons of this age are often more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light” (Luke 16:8). We live in a sinfu [...]

Ruled by God’s Laws or the Dictates of the State?

Ruled by God’s Laws or the Dictates of the State?

Most people who have seen the film The Ten Commandments on television have never seen Cecil B. DeMille’s opening introduction. DeMille had something more in mind than just making a film about a religious figure from the Bible. He considered his production to be so important that he came out on stage to deliver a short but powerful statement on the nature of freedom under the law of God: The theme [...]

Americans Don’t Know Much About Theocracy

Americans Don’t Know Much About Theocracy

It’s not surprising that most Americans don’t know the definitions of various governmental systems. “A professor found that a vast majority of his university students were unable to tell the U.S. Constitution from the Russian constitution…. Many students respond confessing how they have never read the U.S. Constitution and how they appreciate the foresight of the founding fathers to implement mini [...]

An Ideological War

An Ideological War

Gary discusses his book, God and Government, and the current political situation in America and around the world. The Bible directs us to submit “to every human institution” (1 Peter 2:13). While Peter has civil authority in mind here (“whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right”), this text is incl [...]

The Need for Mediating Institutions

The Need for Mediating Institutions

Gary discusses a recent article in First Things magazine about “mediating institutions." All discussion of the duties of the citizenry and those called to minister in the civil sphere must begin with the Sovereign God of Scripture. Any opinion that civil government is an autonomous work of nature cannot be supported by a faithful reading of the Bible. There is no neutral “social contrac [...]

What's Lacking in the Constitution

What's Lacking in the Constitution

The following is from Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution: The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compens [...]

Big Government and Small Citizens

Big Government and Small Citizens

Gary answers a listener question about the tension between God’s kingdom and man’s kingdom. Christians have always challenged the world when it was deep in the stench of paganism and ideological darkness. In the past, such conditions have brought out the best in the Christian worldview and those who extended it to the broader culture. Christianity infused the world with the light of th [...]

American History with Bill Federer

American History with Bill Federer

Gary interviews author and speaker Bill Federer on today’s episode. The story of Christianity in America is one of the most astonishing chapters in the annals of the world. The events of Providence in reserving and preparing the country of these United States to be the theater of its development and triumph, constitute one of the most remarkable passages of modern history. This is a Christia [...]

The Five-Point Covenant

The Five-Point Covenant

In this rebroadcast, Gary DeMar sits down with the late Dr. Gary North for a discussion about the five-point covenant model. In The Godfather books and films, Don Corleone is a lot like today’s politicians. He’s the man in charge. He grants political favors. He makes and enforces laws. He even collects taxes. The Mafia is run like a government. Five Points of Government Vito Corleone b [...]

Electric Cars and Government Intervention

Electric Cars and Government Intervention

Gary discusses electric cars, economics, and the current administration’s love affair with making political laws influenced by climate change. Almost every business in the United States started and prospered without the help of the government. This does not mean that once some businesses started and prospered that they did not try to use the power and authority of civil government to thwart [...]

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 [...]

It Goes With You

It Goes With You

Gary concludes his talk on 2 Timothy 3 on today’s podcast. The Christian worldview does not apply only to religious topics, it applies to every area of life and every situation. Truth is manifestly opposed to error and there is much error being promoted and taught today. The Christian worldview is necessary to correct and direct right thinking and living. King David is confronted by Nathan t [...]

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? [...]

The Sword and the Keys

The Sword and the Keys

As institutions, Church and State are separate but not so separate that either one can deny the law of God as it applies to each of them. “This separation in no way implies a radical antithesis between God and State, between Christianity and State, between morality and State, between Bible and State." [1] The biblical relationship between Church and State must be considered. A jurisdictional [...]

The Real Meaning of the First Amendment

The Real Meaning of the First Amendment

Family, church, and civil governments reflect the self-government of the people, whether good or bad. At the civil level, a nation gets what it votes for. Civil government, no matter how righteously conceived, cannot make people better. Leadership, like water, rises to its own level, the righteousness or unrighteousness of the people. George Washington, in his Farewell Address, gave this advice to [...]

Christ or Chaos?

Christ or Chaos?

The battle today is over lordship. The issue of politics today is the issue of sovereignty. Who is the Lord of all of life to whom man must give his total allegiance, Christ or Caesar? The answer to this question is the difference between liberty and slavery, justice and tyranny. The critical issue of our day is the relationship of Jesus Christ and His Word to our political and legal system in the [...]

What’s Missing from Today’s Courtrooms?

What’s Missing from Today’s Courtrooms?

Amber Guyger was convicted of murder after shooting Botham Jean, an unarmed black man. Guyger thought she was in her own apartment when she returned home, and that Botham Jean had broken into her apartment. She was sentenced to ten years in prison instead of the maximum 28. The brother of the murder victim embraced her and told her that he had forgiven her. In their brief encounter, he presented t [...]

Biblical and Historical Lessons of Resistance

Biblical and Historical Lessons of Resistance

America has entered troubling times. The massive expansion of federal government power with its destructive laws and policies is of grave concern to many. But what can be done to quell the abuse of power by civil authority? Are unjust or immoral actions by the government simply to be accepted and their lawless commands obeyed? How do we know when the government has acted tyrannically? Which action [...]