18 Dec 2019

The Unintended Consequences of the Trump Presidency

Most people evaluating the Trump presidency focus on policy issues, the economy, and the courts. For conservatives, these are mostly favorable. The attacks on Trump have netted a boatload of unforeseen benefits, the major one being the exposure of the tactics of the Democrats to a watching world. They are

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14 Dec 2019

An Alabama Sheriff Gets it Right and Tells Atheists to Take a Hike

  An English teacher I had in high school was from Jasper, Alabama. That was an oddity for someone living in Pittsburgh, PA. We rarely if ever ran into a Southerner. A teenager visiting one of my neighbors mesmerized us with her Southern accent, especially the way she said “Norfolk.”

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13 Dec 2019

Can You Pass This Observational Test?

  You may have seen the following observational test on Facebook. If you could find the one dog out of eight that is different from all the other dogs, you must be a genius. Invariably people demonstrated their genius aptitude by claiming they had found the dog that was uniquely

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12 Dec 2019

Once Christian Universities Now Bastions of Secularism

Colleges like Harvard, Yale, and Princeton were once bastions of Christian orthodoxy. Consider the following: Harvard’s earliest motto was In Christi Gloriam, “For the Glory of Christ.” One of Harvard’s early seals (1692) contained the Latin phrase Veritas (Truth) Christo (for Christ) Et Ecclesiae (and the Church). A group of ministers, who

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11 Dec 2019

The Rapture and the Fig Tree Generation

The following is from the Introduction to my new book The Rapture and the Fig Tree Generation that will be available from American Vision in January 2020 Mark Hitchcock has written a free eBook for Dallas Theological Seminary titled The Truth and Timing of the Rapture that has been promoted

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10 Dec 2019

Does the Bible Predict that There Will be a Future Rebuilt Temple?

Dispensational premillennialists need a future “tribulation temple” so their idea of antichrist can take his seat (2 Thess. 2:4), place a statue for people to worship (Rev. 13:14–15), and proclaim himself to be god (2 Thess. 2:4). But what the dispensationalists really need is a verse that states that there

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09 Dec 2019

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Were Not Homeless or Refugees

  For years liberals have turned the Christmas story into a political lecture. The birth of Jesus is political and everything else. Herod the Great was the first to understand the threat to the political and economic status quo: After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time

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06 Dec 2019

Is There a Better Word to Use than ‘Socialism’ to Explain Leftist Economic Policies?

It seems that a high percentage of millennials believe that socialism is better than capitalism. What is socialism? Socialism is said to be “state control of the means of production.” But this definition doesn’t explain what is taking place politically and governmentally in our nation. You can’t just say “socialism”

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05 Dec 2019

Personal Peace and Affluence Determines Whether an Unborn Baby Lives or Dies

My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair! Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away. — From Percy Shelley’s “Ozymandias” If you’ve ever wondered why some people do horrible

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04 Dec 2019

Does ‘X-Mas’ Take ‘Christ’ Out of Christmas?

The use of x-mas is not designed to take Jesus Christ out of Christmas.

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03 Dec 2019

‘This World Is Not Your Home.’ True or False?

I saw the following posted on Facebook. A number of Christians responded with “Amen”: “This world is not your home. God is your father. Heaven is your home. You’re going there. Be hopeful.” — John Piper Too many Christians are caught between “This World Is Not My Home” (false) and

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02 Dec 2019

Being Wrong About the Olivet Discourse Will Make You Wrong about All Bible Prophecy

In his book The Second Coming: Signs of Christ’s Return and the End of the Age, John MacArthur seems to go out of his way to avoid having to deal with the inherent problems of his prophetic system. Here’s just one example: [N]otice Christ’s only explicit remarks about the destruction

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29 Nov 2019

Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World

It’s refreshing to read a new book by an accomplished historian whose reputation is regarded by many in the academic world change his mind about something as significant as the impact that Christianity has had on the building of Western Civilization. The following is from Marvin Olasky. Olasky, a former

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26 Nov 2019

Should Christians Stop Discussing Politics So We Don’t Offend People?

A new Barna study claims, “Just 30% of Americans Have a Positive View of Evangelicals.” Digging deeper in the study, one finds this: “Though there are some very polarized opinions about evangelicals and their politics, many Americans don’t know what to think about the demographic. According to the study, 46

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25 Nov 2019

When Does the Bible Say Life Begins?

The Bible, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who claims to be married to a man, justifies abortion up to the point of birth because “there’s [sic] so many parts of the Bible that associate the beginning of life with breath.” Is this true? Does the Bible support this view? About as much

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22 Nov 2019

Leftists Want to Control Everything

One of the first freedoms found in the First Amendment is “freedom of the press.” The design of this amendment was not so the press could report anything it wanted or leave some things unreported. The goal was so the press would report accurately no matter what political party was

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21 Nov 2019

Long-Time Friend Unfriends Me Over Trump Support

I put up a reality check on my Facebook page about how Democrat Congressman Earl Blumenauer, was intimidating one of the Democrat’s witnesses who was testifying at the impeachment hearings by calling on Americans to “boycott Provenance properties—including six hotels in downtown Portland—until Sondland testified in a congressional impeachment inquiry.”

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20 Nov 2019

Today’s Judges Have Become Our New Gods

This week I received an email from a reporter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Here’s what she wrote: I’m a reporter with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I’m working on a story about transgender students pegged to the appeal of an 11th Circuit Court ruling that allows transgender students to use a bathroom

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