Was a 1946 Bible Translation Wrong About Homosexuality?

Was a 1946 Bible Translation Wrong About Homosexuality?

You do not need to know Greek to understand what the Bible says about sexual relationships, including same-sex sexuality. When someone appeals to the Bible to make a case for a theological or moral position, it’s necessary to begin where the Bible begins. Starting with the New Testament and something that took place in 1946 is not the best starting point. An old argument is getting some press via [...]

Book Publishing and Roman Roads

Book Publishing and Roman Roads

Just as early Christians benefitted from the roads created by the Roman Empire, so we benefit from electronic and networking advances today. Eschatological ideas have consequences, and many Christians are beginning to understand how those ideas have shaped the cultural landscape. A world always on the precipice of some great and inevitable apocalyptic event is not in need of redemption but only of [...]

From Pittsburgh to Atlanta

From Pittsburgh to Atlanta

Gary discusses the providential history of his life after high school and college. The War of the Worlds depicts a clash between very alien societies—one planetary world hell-bent on destroying another. The fictionalized Martian attack was relentless. Cobra-like periscopes emitted pulverizing beams of energy that ravaged the countryside. The sleek and deceptively beautiful Martian flying machines [...]

Newspaper Exegesis is Still a Problem

Newspaper Exegesis is Still a Problem

Some readers get upset any time I point out how modern-day prophecy writers misrepresent the Bible. My critics don’t seem to mind that Hal Lindsey has been wrong over the years in an area of study that has made his reputation and so much of Christendom has embraced as “gospel.” I’ve pointed out a number of these “miscalculations” in previous articles and books. It was amazing to see how people def [...]

The Bible that Built America

The Bible that Built America

The story of the Geneva Bible is a fascinating and important part of world and Church history. When the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Massachusetts in 1620, they brought along necessary supplies, a consuming passion for advancing the Kingdom of Christ, and their most precious cargo —William Bradford’s copy of the Geneva Bible. The famous painting of the embarkation of the Pilgrims (above) shows Brad [...]

The Forgotten Translation

The Forgotten Translation

Tyrants have always feared God’s Word, especially when it is translated so the average person can read, understand, and apply it to every area of life. This is no less true today… The Geneva Bible is unique among all other Bibles. It was the first Bible to use chapters and numbered verses and became the most popular version of its time because of the extensive marginal notes. These notes, w [...]

Taking Back Halloween with Mocking and Laughter

Taking Back Halloween with Mocking and Laughter

Gary discusses the true meaning of Halloween and the defeat of evil and of demonic powers that should be associated with it. The supernatural power which energizes God’s kingdom is never bound by political rhetoric: “For the kingdom of God does not consist in words, but in power” (1 Cor. 4:20). The battle against the kingdoms of this world is waged through the awesome power inherent in God’s Word, [...]

The Nazi and Leftist Master Plan: Persecute Churches

The Nazi and Leftist Master Plan: Persecute Churches

Once Christians adopt a quietist and radical separationist perspective on Christ and culture, the other tyrannical shoe will drop. In time, churches in Nazi German were “confined as far as possible to the performance of narrowly religious functions, and even within this narrow sphere [they] were subjected to as many hindrances as the Nazis dared to impose.” This assessment is from a 1945 report pu [...]

What Goes Around Comes Around

What Goes Around Comes Around

Gary discusses a new book by Eric Metaxas that makes the point that the social and political climate in America today resembles early 20th century Germany. “I will protect the German people, Hitler shouted. You take care of the church. You pastors should worry about getting people to heaven and leave this world to me.”[1] Adolf Hitler’s angry response was directed at Martin Niemöller, [...]

Columbus Day, Lynching Italians, and Political Hammers

Columbus Day, Lynching Italians, and Political Hammers

Each October, Christopher Columbus is hammered for his voyages of exploitation of native peoples. For example, Seattle, Washington, has designated the formerly Columbus Day as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” as if Indigenous People were free from conquest, slavery, and brutality. Like Martin Luther King, Jr. Day hasn’t done a thing for black people, Indigenous Peoples’ Day won’t do a thing for the desce [...]

Christian Nationalism and the Battle of Words

Christian Nationalism and the Battle of Words

Gary discusses what it means to be a patriot and a Christian, and while the two are not mutually exclusive, they are also not the same thing. Biblical elements often dominated when it came to establishing a moral foundation for the fledgling nation and suspicions of centralized political power. For example, the first legislative act of Pennsylvania, passed at Chester December 7, 1682, announced th [...]

Ian and Climate-Change End-Times

Ian and Climate-Change End-Times

Gary discusses climate change end-times “prophets” who sound just like religious end-times authors. Climate Armageddon is the new secular apocalypticism. In the 1950s and 1960s, it was nuclear destruction. That was always a possibility because the United States and the former Soviet Union had real nuclear weapons. Students were to “Duck and Cover” in case of a nuclear attack. Like this [...]

Frankenstein's Monster and Trans-Everythingism

Frankenstein's Monster and Trans-Everythingism

“The publishers did not see that my purpose was to write a moral lesson of the punishment that befell a mortal man who dared to emulate God.” — Mary Shelly’s character in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). October is horror film month because of Halloween (“Hallow,” not “Hollow”). The genre has come a long way. The older horror films often blend elements of legitimate science with the occult, alche [...]

From 1864 to 2022

From 1864 to 2022

Gary discusses the historical conditions and motivations behind an important book written in the 19th century. Our forefathers in the faith did not retreat from involvement in society and politics. They did not turn civil government—the making, enforcement, and adjudication of laws—over to Satan and those who serve him. They did not surrender the ministry of civil government to those who are in re [...]

Art and the Bible

Art and the Bible

Gary discusses art and worldview with Pastor Doug Giles and his several series of art to help change Christians’ perception of biblical persons and events. Interest in the occult emerges when the prevailing Christian worldview fails to impact people’s lives in concrete, life-transforming ways. When the Christian message becomes defeatist, retreatist, and exclusively otherworldly, the door is [...]

Who is the Man of Sin?

Who is the Man of Sin?

Gary discusses the man of sin (or lawlessness) in 2 Thessalonians 2 with Pastor Joel Webbon. Many believe that 2 Thessalonians 2 describes the end times leading up to the rapture of the church, the revealing of antichrist, and the second coming. Tim LaHaye, a representative of this perspective, writes: “Second Thessalonians 2:1–12 contains the rapture, Tribulation, and Glorious Appearing all in on [...]

Do Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 Harmonize?

Do Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 Harmonize?

I try to be patient with people who have legitimate questions about the fulfillment of Bible prophecy as they relate to the Olivet Discourse, but I get irritated with people who claim they’ve found the magic exegetical bullet (to change the metaphor) to counter a preterist (fulfilled) interpretation. What follows is an example of someone trying to use a flawed prophetic shoehorn to make his size 1 [...]

Progress or Defeat?

Progress or Defeat?

Gary concludes his interview with Pastor Joel Webbon regarding worldview and action. People ask why young people are leaving the church. In some cases, it’s because they don’t see any real-world relevance. Yes, when they die, they’ll go to heaven, but what do they do until then? God created the world and established its boundaries and rules for living in every area of life. The justice system we h [...]

‘Democracy’ Means Submission to Democrat Rule

‘Democracy’ Means Submission to Democrat Rule

Pres. Biden is trying to play the Democracy card … again. Anyone who disagrees with a Leftist is anti-democratic and fascist. What Leftists like Biden never do is define what they mean by “Democracy.” For Democrats, “democracy” means rule by Democrats, no matter what evil scheme they may try to force on the American people. For example, to oppose killing unborn babies and believe there are only tw [...]

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 [...]