Getting to Know Your Church-State Jurisdictions

Getting to Know Your Church-State Jurisdictions

I was listening to an interview with Ken Starr on his new book Religious Liberty in Crisis: Exercising Your Faith in an Age of Uncertainty. I have not read the book, but I did agree with Starr’s assessment that most Americans lack a basic knowledge of the First Amendment. Most likely Mr. Starr does not deal with the First Amendment and how it relates to civil government in terms of biblical law. [...]

Fencing Churches and the Sin of King Uzziah

Fencing Churches and the Sin of King Uzziah

Police in Canada erected a metal fencing around GraceLife Church in Edmonton “that’s led by a pastor who was jailed for holding worship services that violated provincial lockdown rules.” The church was ordered to be “shut it down until it ‘can demonstrate the ability to comply’ with the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. To show their disdain for the worshippers, additional fencing was erected around [...]

It's Kind of a Funny Story...

It's Kind of a Funny Story...

Some years ago, Dr. Gary North and Ken Gentry wrote articles for a monthly newsletter titled Dispensationalism in Transition. So much about dispensationalism has changed over the years that C.I. Scofield most likely would not recognize it. The Scofield Reference Bible that first appeared in 1909 and was revised by the author in 1917, has gone through several revisions since then. “In 1967, Oxford [...]

When Uncle Sam is Paying You Not to Work

When Uncle Sam is Paying You Not to Work

The first two laws of economics (notice the use of nomos—law—in the word “economics”) is “You shall not steal” and “Let’s make a deal.” You can only deal with what you own. Civil governments believe they can subvert these laws (and others) for the good of the people and the nation. It can’t be done. Every attempt to subvert God’s economic laws results in poverty at one end and unlimited control at [...]

Problem Solving Bible Study and Apologetics

Problem Solving Bible Study and Apologetics

My article “Does the Bible Require Jesus to be Buried for 72 Hours?” garnered some attention. It got people to think, and hopefully helped them deal with an objection that is often raised by skeptics. When I became a Christian, I was always interested in apologetics. My initial curiosity in the topic came by way of people who claimed there were contradictions in the Bible. Studying to find a solut [...]

The Humanist Mind at the End of its Tether

The Humanist Mind at the End of its Tether

The beginning of the twentieth century brought with it the hope for unchallenged optimism. H. G. Wells, the author of numerous popular science fiction thrillers, described a period of “evolutionary idealism, faith in progress, and complete optimism."[i] He proposed that world leaders should create “a common world religion” that was not linked to Christianity or any other the [...]

Atheism Needs Christianity

Atheism Needs Christianity

What happens to the children of parents who espoused the Christian faith? Franky Schaeffer has repudiated his father’s work and much of his own work he did with and for his father. Josh Harris has denounced the faith of his father, Greg Harris. Jonathan Merritt is promoting same sex everything. His father is James G. Merritt, the Senior Pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Georgia. Ronald Reagan, Jr. [...]

Does the Bible Require Jesus to be Buried for 72 Hours?

Does the Bible Require Jesus to be Buried for 72 Hours?

I’ve been reading Dan Kimball’s book How (Not) To Read the Bible. It’s a well-constructed book with lots of illustrations that helps to make sense of the “antiwomen, anti-science, pro-violence, pro-slavery and other crazy-sounding parts of Scripture” that skeptics bring up in attempts to discredit the Bible. Some Christians won’t like all of Kimball’s explanations, especially when it comes to the [...]

To Save America, Begin Here...

To Save America, Begin Here...

People often ask me what they can do to reclaim our nation. Many things can be done but the one action that would make a monumental difference would be for Christians and conservatives to remove their children from government schools. It would devastate the power base of the messianic State, take power away from the powerful teacher unions that pour millions of dollars into the Democrat Party, and [...]

When Will Christianity Today Evaluate Biden by the Ten Commandments?

When Will Christianity Today Evaluate Biden by the Ten Commandments?

Mark Galli, an editor at Christianity Today, wrote the following about Pres. Trump in an article that took the internet by storm and received hundreds of responses from evangelical writers, including me: That [Trump] should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of Ten Commandments. According to Galli, there is a God, and the Ten Commandments are [...]

The Grievance Culture Can Never be Appeased

The Grievance Culture Can Never be Appeased

As many of you probably know, Georgia has tightened up its voting laws, and like clockwork, the grievance culture has sprung into action. What does the reform legislation do? First, it requires those who vote in person to show a picture ID. Second, those who vote by mail via an absentee ballot must also be identified by name and address. Third, the time to cast an absentee ballot has been reduced [...]

The Wheat and the Weeds: When and Whom?

The Wheat and the Weeds: When and Whom?

Sam Waldron who teaches at Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary has been writing on the topic of postmillennialism. In his “DatPostmil? #4: Does the Growth of the Kingdom Require Postmillennialism?” he discusses some of the parables of Jesus. While he agrees with the growth imagery of the parables, he dismisses “postmillennial implications of these passages,” in particular “the Parable of the Whe [...]

Gun Control in a World Where God Doesn't Matter

Gun Control in a World Where God Doesn't Matter

Once again, there’s talk about more gun control in the United States. It happens every time some lunatic decides he wants to kill people. Gun control laws do not affect people who want to murder people. Murder is a crime, and yet people still murder. The vast majority of people in the United States who own guns have never unlawfully used their guns, and yet Democrats want to put further restrictio [...]

Cancel Culture has become Cancer Culture

Cancel Culture has become Cancer Culture

Every day seems to bring new examples in the news of our cancel culture. Cancel culture is a cancer to our culture. The examples border on the ridiculous: • Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “Psycho” is sexist. • The Muppets require a disclaimer from Disney. • Dr. Seuss, the famous children’s author, becomes radioactive for reportedly having engaged in racist drawings. • Mr. Potato Head is sexist. • Di [...]

How the Sinister Wedge of Pluralism Spoils Everything

How the Sinister Wedge of Pluralism Spoils Everything

Can a biblically‑based government (including the civil sphere) operate within the conceptual framework of pluralism? While it depends on the definition of pluralism, let me say that the modern concept of pluralism is one of the most pernicious inventions of the twentieth century designed to eliminate the Christian religion. All sorts of evil acts are done in the name of “pluralism.” Homosexuality, [...]

If You Believe Transgenderism is Real, You Will Believe Anything

If You Believe Transgenderism is Real, You Will Believe Anything

Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem “returned a bill designed to prevent biological men from competing in biological women’s sports back to her state legislature … for changes.” Why did she do this after she celebrated International Women’s Day by defending women’s sports? Because national politics on the issue of transgenderism is affecting everything. “The changes include removing collegiat [...]

The Real Source of Asian Hate

The Real Source of Asian Hate

As usual, the Democrats jumped on the murders of several Asian massage parlor workers blaming the attack on former President Donald Trump. As they say, “never let a crisis go waste” even if it means lying about the crisis. For example, U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu, a Democrat from California, said the following on Twitter: “These murders occurred at a time when anti-Asian violence has been spiking. All offi [...]

Could One of Your Deacons Have Written this Article?

Could One of Your Deacons Have Written this Article?

The following article was written by John Livingston, a deacon at Midway Presbyterian Church where my wife and I attend. For the record, our church has been open since April of 2020. One of the requirements of “the Lord’s bond-servant” is that he must handle “accurately the Word of Truth” (2 Tim. 2:15) and be “able to teach” (2:24). To teach, a teacher must know God’s Word and know how to apply it [...]

Will California Mandate Pagan Worship in Schools?

Will California Mandate Pagan Worship in Schools?

In California schools, it would seem that Jesus is out, but worshiping human-sacrifice-requiring Aztec deities may soon be in. In a 1996 book I wrote with D. James Kennedy, The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail, which dealt with today’s anti-Christian bias, we noted the following: “San Jose, California. City officials built a statue of the Aztec god, Quetzalcoatl, costing taxpayers half a million do [...]

Son of Man Coming in His Kingdom: Past or Future?

Son of Man Coming in His Kingdom: Past or Future?

A plain reading of Matthew 16:27–28 gives the distinct impression that what is being described by Jesus was going to take place within the time frame of that generation, their generation. (See Part One: “What Did Jesus Mean about His Coming in Matthew 16?”) Some would still be alive but most would have died before Jesus came in judgment against Jerusalem, an event that took place in AD 70 and prop [...]