Politically speaking, there’s intense debate among Christians about whether or not the US military should have invaded and occupied Iraq. While I support our President’s desire to see Iraq become a free and prosperous nation like America, I believe there is one critical component missing from his approach. The Iraqi people must first believe the gospel and be taught to govern themselves under the God of the Bible.
One of the arguments used by dispensationalists against a first-century fulfillment of the Olivet Discourse (Matt. 24) is their claim that only a worldwide tribulation can give meaning to prophetic events. For example, Larry Spargimino argues that “preterists feel scripturally justified in concluding that nothing more than a first-century disaster upon Jerusalem is needed to satisfy the requirements of these predictions.”
On October 15, 2006 Antonin Scalia participated in a one-hour televised debate with American Civil Liberties Union president Nadine Strossen. Scalia defended a number of his opinions and stated that neither homosexual rights nor abortion can be found in the Constitution.
There is a battle raging today over the role religion plays in public and political life. To hear secularists tell it, religion is the problem and reason is the solution. Fundamentalists of all types are being singled out as the inhibitors of progress and the instigators of terror.
Things get dangerous when Gary DeMar and I get together for a strategy meeting. Earlier this week, we met once again to discuss how American Vision can better accomplish our mission of "Restoring America’s Biblical Foundation."