Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.) defended Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) from charges of anti-Semitism by arguing she should receive some leeway because of her upbringing in Somalia. Her family moved to the United States in 1995 when she was 14 years old. This means that she has been in this country for nearly 25 […]
Christianity and the American Commonwealth Introduction By Gary DeMar Charles Betts Galloway (1849–1909) was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, September 1, 1849. His early schooling came by way of private tutoring. At fourteen he attended a school for boys in Canton, and at sixteen he entered the University of Mississippi as a sophomore. He became a […]
There are some Christians who take themselves out of the battle over worldviews by using the Bible for cover. They believe the Bible teaches that Christians should stay above the fray of cultural involvement. I’ve dealt with many of the arguments for this position in my book Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths.1 A pastor in Auburn, […]
Socialism is all the rage, but few people really know what it is and how it doesn’t work over the long haul. This is especially true of Millennials. “These days, if you hear people spouting the benefits of socialism, don’t assume that they’re talking about the socialism you probably loathe. They’re more likely talking about […]
Diamonds worth millions of dollars can change hands based on trust. There are no contracts, lawyers, or signatures. All deals take place verbally. A person’s word is his bond. This trust is sealed with a handshake and the following words – “Good Luck and Blessing,” spoken in Hebrew. Trust is a form of self-government. There […]
How many times have you heard that religion and politics don’t mix? Don’t believe it. Religion is always mixed with politics. It’s impossible to separate religion from politics or God from any form of government. When the one and only God is rejected, another god takes His place. It’s that simple and basic. There are […]
Reading and writing for my upcoming book on God’s law and cherem, I passed through a section of one of the finest commentaries available: James B. Jordan, Judges: God’s War Against Humanism (1985). At the end of his comments on God’s judgment of Benjamin, carried out by their own Israelite brethren, Jordan concludes with this […]
Rachel Held Evans is a professing Christian who supports same-sex marriage because “Jesus never talked about it.” This is a frequent argument for supporters of same-sex marriage. She also states that the creeds don’t mention anything about homosexuality. Who is Rachel Held Evans? Rachel Held Evans is a New York Times best-selling author whose books include Faith Unraveled (2010), A […]
In the Samuel passage the Hebrew uses the standard word for “king” – mlk, or melech. This common word appears all through the Old Testament, but when referring to a particular practice of neighboring pagan divine-king States, the Hebrew scribes replaced the vowels with those from the Hebrew word boseth, “shame.” The resulting name “Molech” refers to the pagan total-State, the great tyrannies incurred where the civil State usurped the place of God and worship in society and demanded ultimate sacrifice.
You’d better get the answer to that question right. The difference between right and wrong means the difference between everything from sin and salvation, to freedom and bondage, to liberty and tyranny. For all the problems we’ve read about so far, the answer to this question either causes them or begins to solve them.
While it is helpful to remind ourselves that the technical definition of “Socialism” is quite narrow, and that by that definition “Socialism” is indeed a dead political philosophy, let’s not be so black-and-white minded that we ignore the obvious. Whether the government technically owns the means of production, or whether the government simply has its finger in […]
The folks at Sojourners have been pushing socialism in the name of Jesus and the Bible for decades. Claiming that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s economic policies are “biblical” is the height of absurdity. She does not know anything about economics. Her claim that a $3 billion tax break can be spent is prima facie evidence of her ignorance. Here’s the latest incarnation […]
Brand new and back in Print! A newly type-set, fresh edition of David Chilton’s wonderful book Paradise Restored: A Biblical Theology of Dominion . . . Brand new in Hardback, 352 pages. This book has been the number-one bestseller in the Christian Reconstruction and modern Postmillennial movements for a reason. It is powerful! Readers from all […]
There is certainly no limit to the tyranny of an Executive who has both the ambition and opportunity. There is certainly enough to show how a once freer America has been subdued. This has come primarily through three key Executive powers in this country: the Treaty-making power, the abuse of executive orders, and the ascendancy of government-by-emergency.
The Problem of Slavery in Christian America is on sale throughout Black History Month. . . . I’ve been meaning to announce this all month, early of course, and then I woke up one day and the month is already half over! Here it is: along with our large batch of free articles on the […]
Since my recent debate with an atheist was to cover social ethics and morality, for part of my preparation I reviewed Cornelius Van Til’s great Christian Theistic Ethics. Every Reformed student, pastor, and theologian needs to read and understand this book! It illustrates the vital link between Reformed doctrine and presuppositional apologetics, and more. Particularly, […]
A recent headline from a Savannah local paper proclaims, “Experts say homeschooling ripe for abuse; law changes considered after two Effingham children found buried.” What it doesn’t tell you, however, makes it clear the “experts” are being dishonest in blaming homeschooling, and there is an obvious agenda behind this biased reporting. A whole ream of […]
God set Adam in the Garden of Eden with a two-fold purpose: to work and to guard (“keep”) it. Adam’s God-ordained task of work appears in different ways throughout Scripture as both a physical and Spiritual reality. This all culminates in Christ’s fulfillment of it, and in his body’s execution of works as well. This […]