30 Apr 2019

Jesus, Guns, and Self-Defense: What Does the Bible Say?

The following article was written in 2016. The debate continues on how houses of worship should defend themselves. Does the Bible offer any help? Good Christian? Bad Christian? It all depends on who’s doing the evaluating. The reaction to Jerry Falwell Jr.’s comments on encouraging students at Liberty University to

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29 Apr 2019

Neutrality, Objectivity, and Sloppy Scholarship

No one is coldly objective and immune from presuppositional bias.

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26 Apr 2019

WAS JESUS AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT AND A PALESTINIAN?

When I was 13 or 14 years old, I would take the bus and streetcar to downtown Pittsburgh in the early 1960s. I would look for the man selling large salted German pretzels and browse the used bookstores looking for paperback science fiction novels. I still have two of them

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25 Apr 2019

Is the American Church Dying or Are Christians Just Hiding?

Jesus began with 12 apostles (Matt. 10:1-6), expanded to 70 disciples (Luke 10:1), and around 120 at Pentecost (Acts 1:15). Before long, the gospel has been preached to the then-known world (Matt. 24:14; Rom. 1:8; Col. 1:6, 23; 1 Tim 3:16). Today, there are tens of millions of Christians worldwide,

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24 Apr 2019

Land or Earth, Race or Generation, and Who Were the Mockers?

This is the third installment in the series on “Eschatology and Biblical Apologetics.” To complete the series go to Part 1 and Part 2. Be sure to check out the videos at the end of each article. It’s obvious that the author of “Jesus’ Failed Prophecy About His Return” is not

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23 Apr 2019

What Does the Bible Mean by the ‘Last Days’ and Jesus’ Coming?

The following is Part 2 of my response to “Jesus’ Failed Prophecy About His Return” (JFPAHR). Go here for Part 1: “Eschatology and Biblical Apologetics.” Let’s continue with how the author of “JFPAHR” deals with passages about “the end.” In fact, it’s in these passages that we understand that the end

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22 Apr 2019

Was Jesus a Failed Prophet?

The Bible is literature and needs to be interpreted in terms of its own standards. In fact, the word “literal” means “according to the literature.” What type of literature is being used? Modern-day prophecy writers give ammunition to sites like Black Nonbelievers, Inc. because they manipulate the plain meaning of the text in order to support their speculative failed end-time prophetic views.

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19 Apr 2019

Does the ‘Primary Mission of the Church’ Negate Social Transformation?

We don’t live under a king or a Caesar. Our governing document is the Constitution. We have the freedom to vote civil officials out of office. We can petition the government for a redress of grievances. The Ninth and Tenth Amendments limit the national government.

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18 Apr 2019

Should the Church ‘Only Preach the Gospel’?

The fact that pastors have the freedom to worship, preach, publish, assemble, and petition the government for a redress of grievances (the First Amendment to the Constitution) is because Christians addressed “political and social structures.”

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17 Apr 2019

Are Christians Being ‘Too Political’?

The reasons Christians should be involved in politics is to lessen the impact that civil government has on so many areas of life. You can’t do that without getting involved in politics. While many Christians don’t believe in being involved in politics, politics is always involved in them.

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16 Apr 2019

It’s Not Who Homosexuals Are … It’s What They Do that Matters

There’s a great deal of sloppy thinking going on about human sexuality. Many Christians have capitulated on the topic of same-sex sexuality. They’ve given into the premise that God’s Word does not disapprove of such relationships. Students at some Christian colleges are the worst offenders. Students and alumni at Taylor

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15 Apr 2019

Is Rebuilding the Temple the Next Event on the Prophetic Timeline?

The burden of proof is on rebuilt-temple advocates to come up with one verse that unequivocally states that a rebuilt temple is required to fulfill some end-time prophetic program since they admit that “There are no Bible verses that say, ‘There is going to be a third temple.’”

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12 Apr 2019

Has God Called Us To be the Doormat for the World?

If Christians don’t engage the culture at every level — politics included — then they will be excluded from every area of life. Get busy now or forever hold your peace when the iron boot of the State and social forces stomp on your face forever.

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11 Apr 2019

Communism Needs to be Defeated Again

The following article is from Jerry Newcombe who is the on-air host/senior producer for D. James Kennedy Ministries. Thirty years ago, the good guys won the Cold War, yet today we have a frontrunner candidate for president, Bernie Sanders, who is an out-of-the closet socialist. He loved the old Soviet

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10 Apr 2019

Homosexual Mayor Claims His Same-Sex Marriage Brought Him ‘Closer to God’

Politics gets stranger and stranger. Who would have thought that same-sex sexuality would become a political selling point? But it has. Chicago just elected a lesbian mayor. South Bend, Indiana, elected Pete Buttigieg who is married to a man. “My marriage to Chasten,” Buttigieg said in a speech at LGBTQ

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09 Apr 2019

Was Jesus in the Grave for “Three Days and Three Nights”?

There has been considerable debate over the best way to interpret the three-days and three-nights language of Matthew 12:40, either as three 24-hour days of exactly 72 hours or parts of three days and three nights. Because you can’t get three full days if the count begins on Friday, some interpreters

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08 Apr 2019

YALE LAW SCHOOL: CHRISTIANS NEED NOT APPLY

Today’s academic institutions are shutting out competing worldviews. Professors who question evolution will not receive tenure and will most likely be dismissed. Don’t even think about getting hired if you oppose abortion and don’t bow before the altar of sexual and gender dysmorphia. Senate Democrats are opposing lawyers who are

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05 Apr 2019

How the Constitution’s “Welfare Clause” Has Become a Wax Nose.

Any document can be made to say anything if a word or phrase is taken out of context. Ripped from its context, “judge not” (Matt. 7:1) means something different from the point Jesus was making in the next verse (7:2) and other verses (John 7:24). The apostle Paul had no

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