Violent Rhetoric from the Left

Violent Rhetoric from the Left

Gary points out the ongoing hypocrisy of the media and social media allowing liberal celebrities to say and post the most outlandish comments about Donald Trump. With so much debate, how does anyone know what the First Amendment means? An interpreter of any document as important as the Constitution must consider the historical circumstances that led to its formation, the vocabulary of the period, [...]

Criminals Laugh at Gun Control Laws

Criminals Laugh at Gun Control Laws

Monty Python’s John Cleese reacted to the failed assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump by, naturally, pointing the finger at the NRA and calling for gun control. (There are some reports that the now dead assassin had explosives in his car. Let’s not forget the Oklahoma City bomber killed 168 people including children in a daycare center and injured over 680 others using fertilizer [...]

The Religion of Statism

The Religion of Statism

Gary continues his interview with Paul Stevenson about politics and freedom and the decline of western culture. When Jehoshaphat initiated reforms, one of the first areas of reformation was the judicial system: ‘‘And he appointed judges in the land in all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city. And he said to the judges, ‘Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for [...]

Career Politicians on Both Sides

Career Politicians on Both Sides

Gary discusses international politics with Paul Edward Stevenson, a radio host from Britain. A careful reading of Scripture will show that the State (civil government) has almost no authority to regulate education, business, welfare, and ecclesiastical affairs. For example, the only time education of children is taken on by the State is when the people of God are held captive by a pagan government [...]

Public Schools are Churches and Teachers are Preachers

Public Schools are Churches and Teachers are Preachers

Placing the Ten Commandments in government schools has gained the attention of the usual subjects. The state of Louisiana has mandated their display: Louisiana has become the first state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in every public school classroom, the latest move from a GOP-dominated Legislature pushing a conservative agenda under a new governor. The legislation that Republi [...]

On Declaring Independence

On Declaring Independence

A misconception is held by many that the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence was the beginning of our nation. Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” (Nov. 19, 1863) contributes to the confusion with the opening line: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are [...]

A Misguided "View" of the Commandments

A Misguided "View" of the Commandments

Gary discusses a recent episode of The View on the Ten Commandments in schools. There are many who would say that the Bible has no business in the so-called secular realm. The Bible is useful for spiritual matters but not the substantive matters of civil government, law, economics, politics, and science. Times have changed and the Bible is an out-of-date book. So say many in our day. But the Chris [...]

Unpacking the Chuck Schumer Grilling Controversy

Unpacking the Chuck Schumer Grilling Controversy

Father’s Day took an unexpected turn when a photo of Senator Chuck Schumer grilling a raw hamburger topped with a slice of cheese sparked a wave of reactions. To many, it was just an amusing snapshot of a public figure appearing out of his element in the culinary world. Sen. Schumer the Everyman. However, beneath the surface of this seemingly trivial incident lies a rich tapestry of biblical tradi [...]

Rolling Stone Should Stick to Music

Rolling Stone Should Stick to Music

Gary gives a quick history lesson to set the record straight about a recent Rolling Stone article about Chief Justice Alito. A misconception is held by many that the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence was the beginning of our nation. Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” (Nov. 19, 1863) contributes to the confusion with the opening line: “Four score and seven years ago our fa [...]

Black Republicans, Unicorns, Fairies, and Elves

Black Republicans, Unicorns, Fairies, and Elves

The View co-host Sunny Hostin on Friday [June 7, 2024] mocked the idea that Black Republican voters exist…. “These Black men that [Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla.] was speaking with, I’d love to see them,’ Hostin said. “It would be like looking at unicorns.” Hostin is responding out of fear. If the Dems lose just ten percent of the Black vote, the Dems are doomed. They will try to make up for the possi [...]

The SPLC 2024 “Hate List” is Out and You’re Probably on It

The SPLC 2024 “Hate List” is Out and You’re Probably on It

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is at it again. The left-wing propaganda outlet has published its annual “Year in Hate and Extremism” report, which is aimed mostly at smearing conservatives as ruthless bigots seeking to oppress marginalized communities. This report, released on June 5, highlights the addition of even more right-leaning organizations on its “Hate Map,” including Gays Against [...]

The Political Finger in the Dike

The Political Finger in the Dike

Can the gospel and social activism co-exist? Should Christians involve themselves in the world by participating in politics, pursue advanced degrees in education, medicine, science and law, produce films on a wide range of subjects, some even for entertainment value, seek a career in journalism, and develop non-governmental programs for long-term social reform based on a well thought out biblical [...]

The Gospel is "Not American"

The Gospel is "Not American"

Gary weighs in on Pastor Loran Livingston’s claim that Earth is not his home, as well as his own thoughts about adding extra material to printed Bibles. The form of civil government the Founders developed was decentralized and specifically designed to limit political power. As Thomas Jefferson stated in the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confide [...]

Is Evangelicalism Political?

Is Evangelicalism Political?

Gary continues speaking on the cultural muzzling of Christians. The study of any subject must be placed within the limits of a biblical worldview. The third principle of the Biblical covenant is that God lays down the law to man. Man is supposed to exercise dominion by means of biblical law. To speak of justice, or anything else for that matter, as isolated from a biblical covenantal structure, is [...]

Politics is "Of This World"

Politics is "Of This World"

Gary responds to a video from a pastor who claims “politics are not spiritual because they are of this world.” Politics, because it deals with civil government, is not a necessary evil; it’s necessary because of evil (Gen. 4:4–15, 23–24; 9:5–7). The sword is the State’s God-ordained instrument of “wrath.” This is why the “law is not made for a righteous man, but for those who are lawle [...]

Rushdoony and Church and State

Rushdoony and Church and State

Gary begins a series of three podcasts that respond to a recent show from David Barton’s Wallbuilders organization on Christian Nationalism. Can you imagine a young Jewish man coming up to Jesus and saying, “You know, Jesus, if you would just drop some of your outrageous claims and your moral indictments based on the law as it is written, I might just follow you. The rest I could do without. [...]

What Went Wrong with the Christian Right?

What Went Wrong with the Christian Right?

The Christian Right got involved in politics late. In fact, they got dragged into the process kicking and screaming. For decades they were told that “religion and politics don’t mix” and “we should only preach the gospel.” That worked at a time when there was something of a general Christian consensus. But those days were long gone by the 1970s with the Roe v. Wade pro-abortion decision that turne [...]

Gumming Up the System

Gumming Up the System

Gary discusses tactics of Christian resistance that can be learned from Saul Alinsky. When students graduated from the Academy in Geneva, they were assigned various posts, sometimes in France. These were dangerous trips; so dangerous that when the permanent ministers of Geneva went to France they left their families behind, and the city allowed those families to keep the ministerial house and even [...]

My Response to Michael Brown’s Response

My Response to Michael Brown’s Response

Dr. Michael Brown and I debated the topic of Replacement Theology about five years ago. He agreed with my argument that the church/ekklēsia is not a new concept in the New Testament. The use of the Greek word ekklēsia, unfortunately translated “church” instead of “assembly” or “congregation,” was not a new word in the New Testament. It was common in the Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testamen [...]

No Flesh Shall be Saved

No Flesh Shall be Saved

Gary responds to a recent article that discusses Matthew 24:22. The majority of today’s prophecy writers see today’s “wars and rumors of wars” as clear evidence that we are living in the last days. A study of the period before Jerusalem’s destruction in A.D. 70 tells a different story. The Roman historian Tacitus (A.D. 56–117) writes in his history of the period that there were “disturbances in Ge [...]