God assures believers He will “abolish all rule and all authority and power” in opposition to His kingdom (1 Corinthians 15:24). While Satan rails against the church, God promises “the gates of Hades shall not overpower” it (Matthew 16:18). Jesus describes the church as a marching army, ready and able to move against the stationary gates of Hades. Satan and his minions are on the defensive as the church makes a frontal attack. The outcome is certain. The gates of Hades cannot stand against the power of God’s people. Once the territory of Satan and his forces are “swept clean,” Christians still must remain vigilant or the devil will take seven other spirits more evil than himself and again occupy the once secured territory (Luke 11:17-26).

The manifestation of evil today is real. The conflict is expressed by differing worldviews, energized by contrary principles. There is no neutral ground in the conflict between worldviews. Jesus says, “He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters” (Luke 11:23). There is no place for the Christian to hide, claiming the conflict does not concern or affect him. Every aspect of reality is interpreted from the perspective of man and his fallible word, or from that of God and His infallible word.

God and Government

God and Government

Relying on clear historical and biblical research, author Gary DeMar demonstrates how America has been great and how she can be great once again. God and Government has become a staple in the Christian curriculum. For decades, in the hands of countless teachers, parents, and students, this book has educated minds young and old in the Christian history of America, the origin and foundation of government, the biblical principles of authority, and the basis and necessity of Christian political activism.

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If Christians attempt to be neutral (an impossibility) they allow man’s worldview (humanism) to prevail. The myth of neutrality must be eliminated from the Christian’s mind: “In the last analysis we shall have to choose between two theories of knowledge. According to one theory God is the final court of appeal; according to the other theory man is the final court of appeal.” [2]

On today’s podcast, Gary continues his first lecture given to a high school class, Gary points out that religion will always exist in society. If the biblical God is not recognized in a culture, something else will take His place. Even atheism is a religion, despite the denials of its adherents.

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[2] Cornelius Van Til, Defense of the Faith, 58.