There are two big errors that have infected the Church. There are others but these two are especially destructive. The first error is that there is a sacred-secular divide. Too many Christians are under the false impression that Christians can only exist in the secular world, that there’s no transformative impact on the world with […]
The place to begin to evaluate the assertion that premillennialism was the only view of the early church would be to survey the writings of the Ante-Nicene Fathers, the writings of the early church prior to the drafting of the Nicene Creed in A.D. 325. The thing of it is, we don’t have all the […]
Judas was one of Jesus’ twelve apostles. He spent more than three years with Jesus, hearing His teaching, watching Him feed thousands, healing people, and even raising the dead. Even so, He betrayed Jesus with a kiss so that the Romans could arrest Him and eventually crucify Him. It should not surprise us that someone going to church and sitting under solid teaching should betray that faith.
While I was in Moscow, Idaho, over the weekend taping marathon sessions on God and government and eschatology with the folks at Cross Politic, David Engelsma’s name came up in an after-dinner conversation. I can’t remember what triggered the topic, but just a few days before, I had received an invitation to debate Mr. Engelsma […]
As I was taking my daily stroll down the corridors of FaceBook to see whom might need my help in correcting their flat tire theology, I stumbled across a very encouraging post on Facebook: “Postmillenialism…that Christianity will continue growing throughout the world until it becomes the majority influence among men & nations, eventually leading the […]
Adrenaline. Lately I’ve had a lot of it. For me, the source is the news, current events, and the fear of what may happen in the near future. The internet is amazing. Every little thing happening around the world is reported and we all hear about it within seconds. It can be utterly overwhelming. Years […]
Many Christian teachers, authors and preachers have been saying that the Rapture could occur at any moment. Most recently, Harold Camping has said that the Rapture will be on May 21, 2011 and many of his followers are traveling around warning others, some have even quit their jobs. The group American Atheists is planning Rapture […]
Predictions of the rapture are no new thing as the image to the left shows. In spite of the failure of his 1994 rapture prediction, Harold Camping is predicting May 21, 2011 as the date the rapture will take place. American Vision is so confident that Camping is wrong, we are holding our National Prophecy […]
For the past two weeks, I have let you in on a debate I’ve been having with Brannon Howse of Worldview Weekend conferences (see here, here, and here). I objected to the numerous articles that populate his site that deal with end-of-the-world issues. I described this preoccupation as “worldview schizophrenia.” It’s difficult for me to […]
Gary continues his response to Pastor Jim McClarty’s critique of his interpretation of the 1000 years in Revelation 20. McClarty presents arguments for a literal interpretation of Old and New Testament prophecies. Gary DeMar argues the Bible should be taken literally but on its own terms by comparing Scripture with Scripture. The Bible is the […]
Most of you don’t get to see the many encouraging emails I get on a daily basis. I tend to comment on the negative ones. (They’re much more fun.) I’m a “the glass-is-half-empty” kind of guy. That way I’m not disappointed if things turn sour. It’s what I expect. The following email was sent to me yesterday. It details how American Vision’s books and articles are having an impact on people around the world. (I’ve been invited to speak to 300 pastors in Kenya.) This is why AV does what it does. Eschatology is a big-issue topic. It comes up everywhere I speak.
The place of Israel in Bible prophecy has a long history among non-dispensational theologians going back at least to John Calvin. By virtue of this, [Paul] teaches, the Jews are the first and natural heirs of the gospel, except to the extent that by their ungratefulness they were forsaken as unworthy
A number of people have asked me to respond to a talk that John MacArthur delivered at the 2007 Shepherds’ Conference. It seemed a little out of character for MacArthur because it had a mean-spirited tone to it.