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Idols for Destruction

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 […]

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The Pro-homosexual Agenda of ‘J. Edgar’, & Its Other Nefarious Plots

‘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!

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How Not to Help the Poor

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).

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It Can’t Happen Here

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.

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The Power and Authority of Words

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.

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Shrink to Win Precedents are Not Hard to Find

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?

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Satan as “God of This World”

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.

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