Dead birds . . . Dead Cows . . . Dead Fish. Some Christians see these events as signs that the end is near. So-called “on-line theologian” Paul Begley is one of them. TIME magazine quotes Begley: “There’s something biblically going on with the signs of the second coming of Christ.” He is using Hosea […]
One of the most sobering chapters in all of Scripture can be found in Deuteronomy 6. In this well-known portion of the Old Testament, we are informed that the Law of God is more than just a series of directives handed down by a Divine Deity. In fact, we learn that obeying the Law is […]
Christian filmmaker, Darren Doane, and President of American Vision, Gary DeMar, discuss the big picture of the Bible. Darren picks Gary’s brain, in an off-the-cuff dialog on how to present the essence of the Bible, clearly and quickly. Watch this episode of Vantage Point to hone your apologetic skills.
Have you been frustrated in your study of the Bible? Does it seem like you’re getting bits and pieces, but the big picture is just out of focus? Gary talks to filmmaker Darren Doane about an exciting new project designed to help people see the big picture, the over arching story of the Bible. Watch […]
Until about two years ago, I never paid much attention to the messages blazoned on the backside of the car in front of me. Lately, however, it seems that bumper stickers have become the last bastion of free speech—the final frontier of public politically incorrect expression. As I was making my way home from work […]
The Bible is a book of contrasts. It is filled with stories about man’s stubborn propensity to settle for the good over the best, to take the easy road rather than the difficult, to walk in darkness instead of in the light. Even though we read time and time again in the Scriptures that God […]
Every year as winter rolls around, the debate over Christmas is rejoined. People get fired up over whether others say “Merry Christmas” or not. Some say that Christmas is just a pagan celebration and Christians should have no part of it. Watch this episode of Vantage Point for a worldview discussion of this very topic.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:16-17) There is a certain church that […]
Few topics generate more opinions in the 21st century church than the topic of worship. In fact, it would be safe to say that most Christians have pretty strong views about what they like, and don’t like, about their church’s worship service. Some of you reading this review have probably left or joined a particular […]
One of the most damaging practices of the modern church is the tradition of “devotional” Bible reading. Tragically, it is also one of the most lucrative areas of Christian publishing. Devotionals are produced for just about every demographic under the sun, and they can range anywhere between a short paragraph to several pages in length. […]
I’ve debated with myself over whether I should respond to Tommy Ice’s awful article about me and my book End Times Fiction that Brannon Howse published on his Worldview Weekend site. In his first response to my original argument, Brannon argued that he does not teach on the rapture, and his site and conferences do […]
As central as prayer is to the Christian life, there is a great deal of confusion over its purpose. Many believe that prayer is God’s prescribed method of asking Him for things. Others believe that prayer is simply communication with God. Still others believe that prayer is a way to learn God’s will. In reality, […]
The following is a letter from James W. Alexander (1804-1859) to his younger brother. James was a Presbyterian minister and the eldest son of Archibald Alexander (1772-1851). In his letter, James gives his brother excellent advice that is just as needed today, more than 150 years later. My dear brother, You must not suppose, from […]
Prior to the Israelites’ conquest of the city of Jericho, a very significant event takes place that is often overlooked. Unlike most ancient literature, the Bible records details and events that can be seemingly unrelated to the overall narrative. For example, how many Christians have been sidelined in their attempts to read the entire Bible […]
The story of the Battle of Jericho is one that is probably more familiar to children than most adults. Like many of the bold tales of God’s deliverance and judgment found in the Old Testament, many Christians aren’t quite sure what to do with city walls that fall down due to shouting and trumpet blowing. […]
Marriage is an establishment of God, a creation ordinance, set forth in Genesis and reiterated by Jesus in Matthew 19. If the Bible isn’t true, and isn’t the standard we should live by, then marriage shouldn’t exist at all. Attempting to rationalize and sanction homosexual marriage is ludicrous and inconsistent with an atheistic worldview.
Within the Emerging church movement (and to a lesser degree outside of it) you will often hear the word “narrative” being thrown around. Most Christians tend to get a bit uncomfortable when you refer to the Bible as a “story.” When they hear the word they automatically think of it in the negative sense, as […]
[The following is an excerpt from John Calvin’s sermon on Deuteronomy 28:1-2, given on Tuesday, March 10, 1556, as found in The Covenant Enforced (Tyler, TX: ICE, 1990), 84-94.] “If you will hear the voice of the Lord your God, and be careful to fulfill all the commandments I command you this day, all these blessings […]