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The Powerful and Compelling Freedom and Responsibility God Has Given Us

In ‘The Secular City‘ by Harvey Cox, he uses the terms Law and Gospel in interesting ways (P. 46). He’s not using them, in the case of the Law, with the idea of walking in obedience to God’s commands, but rather, in regard “to the tension between bondage to the past and freedom for the future.” He goes on to say this: “Man cannot live without Law, but when Law becomes wholly determinative, he is no longer really man.” What he means by determinative there is that […]

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The Kingdom of God: An Alternative Civilization

Many Christian wrongly assume that the kingdom of God is the same as the church. That’s not accurate. The kingdom of God is all-comprehensive, while the church serves a vital, but limited role in the overall picture of things. The purpose of the church is to model the kingdom of God at the local level, while teaching the nations to learn and obey all the commands Jesus taught the disciples, which is another way of saying all the laws and commands revealed throughout the entirety of the […]

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Phil Robertson Shows How Christians Should Deal With Opposition – Resist and Hit Back Harder

Ever since Phil Robertson first came under attack for his views on sin in general, and homosexuality specifically, he has shown Christians the right way to resist evil. First, you don’t apologize, you don’t go on the defensive, you don’t attempt to walk back or explain your position trying to placate them, and you hit back at them harder with the truth. Since Robertson took that route, he has received little in the way of serious attacks because his haters know he won’t lie down and let […]

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Past Time to Build Churches and Ministries with Biblical Policies That Require Adherence to Them

2 Corinthians 6:14,15 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? I believe there is going to be an increasing move by real Christians to build churches and ministries with more of a community orientation, in the near and long term. If I’m correct in my assessment, that means there will be a growing […]

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God’s Kingdom Can Require Disobedience to Man’s Laws or Direct Commands

One of the more misused and misunderstood scriptures is Romans 13, where Paul instructs believers to be “subject unto the higher powers….” Many take this verse in an absolute way, by which I mean not allowing for any exceptions to the general rule. Bear in mind that in Romans 13:4, it states that we are to be afraid of the rules because they are a terror to evil works; the point being they exercised judgement or the sword upon those that engaged in evil deeds. What many […]

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The New Creation Civilization Starts from Within and Works its Way Out

Some have asked me concerning what this New Creation Civilization thing all about. A large number of Christians aren’t aware of the comprehensiveness the creation was meant to be by God, and in the aftermath of sin and the consequent solution offered by the work of Jesus Christ on the cross and His subsequent resurrection, the awareness of the totally of God’s plan has in many cases, contracted even more. While it can be overwhelming for those that haven’t heard these things before, the reality is it […]

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Mike Cernovich Gives Up On Christianity As A Hope For The West – Is He Right?

In a recent Tweet, self-described “documentary filmmaker, best-selling author, and journalist” Mike Cernovich, also a skilled social media troll, had this to say about Christianity and Islam: “Christianity has given us a country where 11 year olds dance for adult men who throw dollars on the stage. “Christianity gave us a church that molested children and sold out their flock (Covington) to the left. “A moderated form of Islam is probably the West’s only hope.”   Predictably, many Christians were highly offended by the Tweet, and let […]

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Christianity’s Role in the Nations and States

To comprehend what the role of Christianity is in regard to the nations and the states, we have to first provide a definition of what they are in order to move forward with how Christianity should and is required to interact with both. Here’s a working definition from Hugh Seton-Watson on page 1 of his ‘Nations and States‘: “A state is a legal and political organization, with the power to require obedience and loyalty from its citizens. A nation is a community of people, whose members are […]

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Iran Arrests Even More Christians Than Usual During Christmas Holiday Season

It’s not unusal for Iran to increase the arrests of Christians during the Christmas holiday, as it’s done annually, probably to placate the dominant Muslim population. It could also be a response to worsening relations between the U.S. and Iran. Morning Star News said this: The current situation has been described by some as unprecedented. There are a huge number of arrests and detentions. The reason for the increase in arrests during Christmas is in order to limit the number of Iranians from responding to a boost […]

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My Latest Book: Making the Great Commission Great Again: Ship Antinomian Going Down

Over and over again I’ve seen or heard many sincere Christians quote what we call the Great Commission, almost always leaving out the major admonition that the nations were to be taught to know and observe all the commands Jesus taught His disciples, obviously including the moral laws revealed throughout all of the Bible. This has resulted in a weakening of the message of the gospel, which was always meant to go beyond individual salvation in and of itself, and expand to influence the entire world. My […]

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