I met Herbert Schlossberg after the publication of his book Idols for Destruction: Christian Faith and Its Confrontation with American Society in 1983. I own two autographed copies. No, they are not for sale. Every Christian should read it. It’s a masterpiece. Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief of WORLD magazine, wrote the following: One hundred publishers rejected Idols for […]
“Dominion” is obviously a biblical word and concept, so there is indeed a biblical theology of dominion; but many people have developed mistaken ideas about it. Whether in favor or opposed, mistaken views of “dominion” need to be corrected so we can return to faithful views and practice. Here are five things “dominion” or “dominion […]
D. A. Carson is acknowledged widely as one of today’s foremost conservative evangelical scholars, certainly in New Testament scholarship. His commentary on the Gospel of John is considered among the very finest. His book Exegetical Fallacies and collaborative Introduction to the New Testament are required reading for seminarians all over the world, and rightly so. […]
The following article discusses the relationship between power and authority, primarily focusing on the nature of power and its abuse in political and ecclesiastical circles. This abuse is true in general for the world, but far to often (the vast majority of the time) for Christians as well. Simply put, authority is “right” while power […]
Tom Woods wrote in Nullification: How To Resist Federal Tyranny In The 21st Century that the reason nullification as a doctrine is not embraced by the population at large is because, “The answer, I am convinced, lies in the widespread and deeply held preconceptions we have absorbed from our earliest years in school.”1 Woods is […]
They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” He […]
We have seen that man was created in the image of God, to think God’s his thoughts after him and to work God’s works after him. We must now acknowledge that man did not stay this way very long. When presented with a test and an option, mankind chose rebellion and sin. In terms of […]
Former Assistant Police Chief Wayne Welsh’s most recent defense of his racist sin reveals not only the true depths and insidiousness of sin, but also the dangers of depravity when in positions of power. Welsh made news Monday when he sparked outrage over a racist meme he posted to his Facebook page. He shared a […]
I have previously written about the difference between power and authority in differing spheres of government—self, family, church, and state. I have also written tons about the need for decentralized power—the whole of Restoring America is based upon that idea. As odd as some may find it, these very ideas come to the fore in […]
‘J. Edgar’ sorely disappointed Clint Eastwood’s fans and critics alike. Oddly enough, however, it still has received praise and awards in spite of itself. Many believe it will still be lauded at the Academy Awards and receive multiple nominations. Is this justifiable? Are the critics and audiences out of their minds for not giving honor to this art where it is due? Or is the truth as complicated and nefarious as this latest film with a homosexual agenda? Find out now on Movieology!
Alan Colmes, who co-hosted with Sean Hannity on FOX’s “Hannity and Colmes,” claims that Jesus “believed the rich should give to the poor.” Obama and most of Congress seem to agree. Let’s assume that Colmes’ analysis of Jesus is correct on this point. This is a far cry from saying that productive people should be taxed and that the government should redistribute their income to the less fortunate (Prov. 6:6-11; 13:4, 18; 19:15; 20:13; 21:25-26; 24:30-34; 28:19). A person who refuses to work is not to be assisted: “If anyone will not work, neither let him eat” (2 Thess. 3:10).
Sociologist William Brustein went to Berlin a few years ago to tour the city. As his bus tour passed the bunker where Hitler spent his last days, the guide told how Hitler had seized power and fooled the German people. He assured the tour that “It would never happen again.”
Brustein knew the guide was wrong. His many years of study had convinced him that “It could happen again.” Brustein knew he would need empirical data to prove that the elements that brought Hitler to power lie just below the surface of all societies.
In the New Testament, the Greek word for "authority" is sometimes translated as "power." Even though there is a separate Greek word for power, the concepts of power and authority are so intimately connected in the Western mind, that modern translators often view them as synonyms. But translations aside, there is a biblical distinction that should be made between authority and power.
Come on, Peggy Noonan. You’re smarter than that.
When Sen. Arlen Specter (R – no, it used to be an R but now it’s D-Pa.) decided late in April that it would be more comfy during his sunset years to be part of the political majority instead of a pitiful and impotent minority, the argument broke out all over the place. What could Republicans do to stanch the flow of blood?
A popular minister whose sermons are broadcast on radio and television claims the Bible teaches that God has allowed Satan to be in control of this world until Jesus returns. He gave specific passages like Satan being labeled the “prince of this world” (John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11) and argued that when Satan tempted Jesus in the desert and offered him the kingdoms of this world, Jesus didn’t argue or say anything about the world being Satan’s. Christians will use all types of excuses to keep themselves out of today’s religious-moral-cultural battles. One of the most diabolical excuses is to claim that Satan is the rightful god of this world.