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Proof That Facts and Sound Arguments Aren’t Always Persuasive

Facts do not come with interpretation tags, telling us how to view them. . . . Both sides haggle over the facts. Both sides search for new facts to add to their arsenals. Both sides raise accusations, yet it’s a rare day indeed when both sides acknowledge that their differences stem from something much more […]

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Al Mohler Disses Postmillennialism

Al Mohler has written “Evolving Standards of Decency? How Progressivism Reshapes Society.” My question: “Where were Christians when the Supreme Court codified “evolving standards of decency”? Mohler writes that we share with progressives a belief “in a linear view of history…. We also believe that history doesn’t go forward and backward in time. But we […]

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Is the Islamic Mahdi the End-Time Antichrist?

As anyone who is familiar with Bible prophecy knows, Russia was the designated end-time bad guy throughout the last century. With the fall of the former Soviet Union, prophetic speculators have regrouped to paint a new end-time picture based on current headlines. The takeover of the American Embassy by a group of Islamic extremists during […]

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The Ignorant and Dangerous Thing Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ Said

Bill Nye was best known for hosting the science program “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” The funny thing about Nye is that he’s not a Ph.D.-credentialed scientist. I bring this up because evolutionists don’t consider anybody an authority on the subject of evolution unless they have a Ph.D. and have peer-reviewed articles. He has a […]

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The Three Purposes of God’s Law — An Answer to the U.N. Disabilities Treaty

The U.N. Convention treaty on the Rights of People With Disabilities has been held up in the U.S. Senate now for about a week. Although it was signed by President Obama in 2009 and has bi-partisan support, some U.S. Senators are pausing to consider the outcry of homeschoolers concerned the treaty would  enable “international bureaucrats” to […]

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“Those who Can Not Remember the Prophetic Past are Condemned to Repeat It”

Joel Richardson believes the Bible teaches “that the biblical Antichrist is one and the same as the Quran’s Muslim Mahdi.” [1] As I mentioned in a previous article, there’s nothing new about making Islam the end-time bad guy when it comes to prophetic speculation. It has a long history, something Mr. Richardson seems not to […]

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A Lifelong Reconstruction Project

One of the most sobering chapters in all of Scripture can be found in Deuteronomy 6. In this well-known portion of the Old Testament, we are informed that the Law of God is more than just a series of directives handed down by a Divine Deity. In fact, we learn that obeying the Law is […]

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The Grace of Law

[The following is an excerpt from John Calvin’s sermon on Deuteronomy 28:1-2, given on Tuesday, March 10, 1556, as found in The Covenant Enforced (Tyler, TX: ICE, 1990), 84-94.] “If you will hear the voice of the Lord your God, and be careful to fulfill all the commandments I command you this day, all these blessings […]

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It Takes More Than a Theory (Part 1)

As a student at Reformed Theological Seminary in the 1970s, I was taught that certain cultural applications flowed from a consis­tent appli­cation of Calvinism. Calvinism is synon­ymous with a comprehen­sive biblical world-and-life view not just the doctrine of predestination.

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Questioning History: Part 1

I received an email from a professor at a Bible college that got me thinking about how bogus, or revisionist, history: (1) is used to make points of fact, (2) exposes how we naively accept a point of historical assertion when referenced by an “expert” or a person of noted authority, (3) shows how immune […]

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