The tyranny of the Welfare States we currently live under (throughout the world, but the West especially) is a direct outfall of “two-kingdoms” style theology. By setting up a false division between heavenly and secular matters, the Church has consistently mismanaged its wealth and abdicated its social responsibilities. Then, when the poor—even the poor within the Church—come into need, they are told, or it is assumed, that their needs shall be met by the civil order (which is presumably not Christian, or quasi-Christian at best). How’s it look for Christian charity when the Christians direct their own to the pagans for charity? And when the pagans got their funds through theft to begin with?
Political speech can be filled with Continuum Fallacies, often leading to abuses of words like “rich,” “poor,” “middle class,” and many others. By way of example, the U. S. Census Bureau defines the poverty level (2007) of a couple with one child as having an income of $14,291 per year or less. But politicians rarely […]
It’s one of those memes that makes you roll your eyes, but then you Snopes it and get a good belly laugh. Note to Socialist: it’s bad enough that you strongly believe in a system of theft enforced by government coercion. Yeah, that’s pretty bad. But to meme lies on top of it is just […]
A reader recently sent us an email regarding socialism and the Bible. His friend, he says, contends that socialism is biblical. I hear this all the time. Having just completed the manuscript for my refutation of some modern Christian Socialists – Ronald Sider, Tony Campolo, and Jim Wallis – I felt the unction to reply to this claim.
Joel McDurmon is once again talking with Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance about their DVD lecture series titled “Resisting the Green Dragon. In this segment, they give a brief overview of the topics covered in the the DVD. This product makes an excellent homeschool, Sunday school, or small group study resource. Audio Version: Part […]
In this special edition of Vantage Point, Joel McDurmon interviews Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance on the topic of environmentalism and Christianity. The Cornwall Alliance has produced “Resisting the Green Dragon”—a series of lectures by nine leading evangelical scholars, exposing the anti-christian worldview, theology and ethics; the poor science and economics; and the often […]