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Josephus Among the Christian Scholars and Commentators

A study of Church history shows that the works of Josephus were consulted by Christians very early. Heinz Schreckenberg and Kurt Schubert trace the use of the works of Josephus to the earliest of the ante-Nicene fathers beginning, possibly, with Clement of Rome (died c. 101), Melito of Sardis (died c. 190), Irenaeus (died c. […]

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Concerning Halloween

It has become routine in October for some Christian schools to send out letters warning parents about the evils of Halloween, and it has become equally routine for me to be asked questions about this matter. “Halloween” [not Holloween] is simply a contraction for All Hallows’ Eve. The word “hallow” means “saint,” in that “hallow” […]

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Does Coptic Papyrus Prove Jesus was Married?

Dr. Karen L. King, a professor at Harvard Divinity School, has released what she claims may be a 4th century papyrus that depicts Jesus as being. Here’s how the “discovery” is being reported: “A small fragment of faded papyrus contains a suggestion that Jesus may have been married. “The fragment, with just eight lines of […]

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John MacArthur: “There is No Hope for a Better World”

If you tell someone he can’t do something, in most cases that person will stop before he even tries. Of course, there are some people who take the impossible as a challenge and use the impossible as an incentive to work hard to disprove the critics. Many of the advances in science, technology, and everyday […]

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Massachusetts and Some of Its God History

The atheist organization The Freedom From Religion Foundation is demanding that the Wayland High School band “stop playing ‘God Bless America’ at school functions because it violates separation of church and state.” The Massachusetts’ school officials are ignoring the group’s threats, and for good reason. First, the First Amendment prohibits “Congress” from establishing a religion. […]

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God-Like Panel of Judges Declares National Day of Prayer Unconstitutional

Another National Day of Prayer has come and gone, but it hasn’t stopped ill-informed judges from trying to rewrite our nation’s history. “A Colorado appeals court ruled last week that the state governors’ previous proclamations regarding the National Day of Prayer were unconstitutional as they implied a ‘government endorsement of religion over nonreligion.’” This isn’t […]

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Recent Attacks on Liberty Spur Special Tours and Films on Our Nation’s History

There is a breakout of interest in American Christian history reflected in a large number of films and special events allowing families to experience American history in new fun and informative ways. The most iminent is the new War for Independence History Tour 2012 starting next week in Charleston, South Carolina which will take a bus of […]

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Why Our Constitution Fails in Other Countries

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being raked over the coals for her comments about the use of the U.S. Constitution in a post-Mubarak Egypt. She said the following in an interview on Egyptian television: Q: Would your honor’s advice be to get a part or other countries’ constitutions as a model, or should we develop our […]

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The Christian’s Lot in Life is to be “Oppressed and Disenfranchised”

The following article is a follow-up to “Are Lobbying, Rallying Voters, Organizing Protests, and Harnessing the Evangelical Movement UnChristian?,” a response to Phil Johnson’s “Salt of the Earth” article that was published in the January 2012 issue of Tabletalk magazine. Our duty as citizens is to see that civil government stays within its jurisdictional boundaries. […]

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Are Lobbying, Rallying Voters, Organizing Protests, and Harnessing the Evangelical Movement UnChristian?

There is a reason we call the revelation given to us from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22 the “Bible.” The Greek word biblos (βίβλος) — from which we get the English word Bible — means “book.” The Bible is one book even though it has 66 (39 + 27) individual parts. No single verse can […]

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White House Mixes Religion and Politics

Christian pastors, you are now free to talk about politics from the pulpit. You can even endorse a candidate. And when your sermon is finished, you can register people to vote right in your church. Who gave you this right? Well, first, the First Amendment does: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of […]

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Hitler’s War on Christmas

Every December a battle ensues over the acknowledgement that the 25th is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It’s called Christmas. Retailers who make a boat load of money during the Christmas season have tried to walk the narrow line of political correctness by using the less religious “Happy Holidays” greeting. They don’t […]

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