The Rich, Taxes, and the Sin of Envy
Liberals are incensed when it is suggested that “the rich” get any type of tax reduction even though the top 50% of wage earners pay 96% of all income taxes. Since they spend more money, the rich also pay a disproportionate amount in sales, property, entertainment, and excise taxes. Without
Stealing By Majority Vote is Still Stealing
“You shall not steal” is a fundamental biblical commandment that’s found in both Testaments (Ex. 20:15; 21:16; Lev. 19:11, 13; Matt. 19:18; Rom. 13:9). If property is theft, as one Christian stated on his Facebook page, then every person in the world is a thief because everyone owns something. If
Plagues, Pestilence, and the End of the World
Is the current virus pandemic a sign that we are living in the last days, a fulfillment of Bible prophecy? Some people think so. Many people thought so in past generations. We encounter such pandemics every year. Tens of thousands of people die as a result. None of them, however,
The Two Thomas Paines
On a previous article at AmericanVision.org, I mentioned an episode of CrossPolitic Studios’ interview with Andrew L. Seidel from the Freedom From Religion Foundation about his book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American. In several articles, Seidel shows that he’s a fan of Thomas Paine. But which Thomas Paine? Thomas Paine
Pastors Are Not Being Faithful if they do not Address Politics (and everything else) From the Pulpit.
Several posts on Facebook are asking this question: Should pastors address politics from the pulpit? I don’t understand why this question keeps getting asked. If the Bible addresses politics (or anything else), then pastors must address politics and anything else the Bible addresses. It’s that simple. I became a Christian
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
Is There a Defense for Using Strong Language in an Argument?
Is harsh rhetoric a bad thing? Are there times when it’s OK to let loose with the truth in a way that disturbs some people? I have a saying: “Don’t give anyone a reason to reject your position other than the position itself.” But sometimes reasoned arguments aren’t enough. Often,
Teaching the Bible in Public Schools is a Trap
Florida legislators have introduced a bill that requires all public high schools to offer elective Bible classes covering the Old and New Testaments. The bill’s sponsor is Democrat Kim Daniels. House Bill 341 “requires each school district to offer specified courses relating to religion, Hebrew Scriptures, and Bible to certain students
Atheists Need Christianity So They Can Account for Goodness, Love, and Justice
What happens to the children of parents who espoused the Christian faith? Franky Schaeffer has repudiated his father’s work and his own work he did with and for his father. Josh Harris has denounced the faith of his father, Greg Harris. Jonathan Merritt is promoting same-sex everything. His father is
Should Pastors Address the Subject of Politics?
For decades pastors have been timid about preaching politics from the pulpit. The Old Testament prophets would have been stunned by such timidity. A good many modern-day churches believe that they have some very good biblical reasons for not touching on the subject of politics from the pulpit. Many believe
Judge Gives Bible to Convicted Murderer and Atheists Go Crazy
Amber Guyger was convicted of murder after shooting Botham Jean, an unarmed black man. Guyger thought she was in her own apartment when she returned home, and that Botham Jean had broken into her apartment. She was sentenced to ten years in prison instead of the maximum 28. The brother
Is Gog and Magog Battle About to Commence?
“Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security concludes the Gog battle is a ‘realistic scenario,’” a recent article from WND reports. “The study forecasts the toll of a massive nuclear war.” Christian prophecy writers have been making similar claims for decades. Are they right? Chuck Missler writes in his
More Homosexual Penguins on Parade to Propagandize Children
The following is from an article about homosexual penguins and their “gender-neutral” chick: Two female penguins are set to raise the first “gender-neutral” chick, a London aquarium said on Wednesday, the latest same-sex penguin parents to take a furry baby under their wings. Homosexuals have been able to convince many
“Christian” Homosexual Attempts to Rewrite the Bible with Absurd Arguments
Graeme Codrington grew up in the conservative Baptist context of South Africa and graduated from the Baptist Union Seminary in Johannesburg. For a number of years, he has championed same-sex marriage while identifying himself as an evangelical Christian. Codrington wrote the following as a defense of same-sex sexuality after his
The Bible is the Best Interpreter of the Bible
If you had to instruct someone on how to interpret the Bible, how would you go about doing it? There are many books on how to interpret the Bible. These books in and of themselves aren’t bad, but the ordinary Christian is not going to spend time taking a hermeneutics
Never Apologize to a ‘Rage Mob’
Never apologize to anyone if you didn’t do anything wrong, especially if you think it will gain you favor in a political dispute. Consider Mario Lopez’s comments about “transgenderism” in a recent interview with conservative pundit Candace Owens: “My God, if you’re three years old and you’re saying you’re feeling
Homosexual Presidential Candidate Quotes the Old Testament to Support the Minimum Wage
Here we go again. A hypocritical Leftist quotes the Bible to support governmental theft. Forcing companies to pay a minimum wage is theft. In addition, noting is said in the Constitution that gives authority to the Federal Government to pass minimum wage legislation. The President and every member of Congress
Was George Washington a Christian?
George Washington is getting a bad rap these days. One area where he is often attacked is in his religious convictions. The following is from the Wikipedia article on Washington and religion: George Washington attended the Anglican Church through all of his life, and was baptized as an infant. As a young man