An Evangelical’s Response to Senator McCain Regarding Immigration

Dear Senator McCain

Last week you appealed to us Evangelicals in your need to garner support for the (supposed) immigration reform bill passed yesterday by your Senate with the help of your smiling vote.  This is my response to your request for aid from us. Continue reading

The Political Date Rape of Christianity

Spiking the WineBecause offering an alternative to the failed two-party system we see utterly destroying our constitutional republic is too deep an issue for blogging to handle alone, I have thus far resisted the near-necessity of encouraging Christians to abandon this system.  But now that my book (UNGOD: Unmasking the Dark Image of Hell) is available and outlines for us the Divine blueprint for appropriate human government, I shall hold off no longer. Continue reading

Killing O’Reilly?

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16:18 NIV).Bill O'Reilly

In promoting his upcoming book Killing Jesus (his third in the best-selling Killing series), the incredibly successful author and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has in the clearest and most certain terms possible challenged the reliability of the Bible. Continue reading

Shall Not Be Infringed

HOW THE SECOND AMENDMENT REFLECTS BIBLICAL THOUGHT

Second AmendmentIn my previous article, I established the Biblical principle that citizens should be armed for two basic reasons.  The first of these reasons is that we need to be able to protect ourselves in a fallen world against those who would do us harm.  The second of these reasons is that we need to be able to keep government from growing tyrannical, for it will always tend to do so. Continue reading

Hitler, Haman and Gun Control

In Swords into Plowsharesthe 1930’s and 40’s there was a governmental plot afoot to exterminate the Jews, and it succeeded in killing nearly six million descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  In the fifth century B.C. there was a governmental plot afoot to exterminate the Jews, but it had a highly different outcome.  Here’s how it’s recorded in Scripture: The Jews struck down all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them, and they did what they pleased to those who hated them (Esther 9:5 NIV).  Hitler was successful in his genocidal plot because he had already disarmed his citizens.  Haman was unsuccessful in his genocidal plot because King Xerxes had not disarmed his. Continue reading

The Reelection of Barack Obama: One Pastor’s Perspective

There are times when any good shepherd recognizes that the need to comfort his flock outweighs all other concerns, and this seems to me to be one of those times.  This past week has found me dealing with a deep and foreboding sense of loss among a shocked Christian populace far beyond that which I’ve ever seen before in the wake of any election, forcing me to realize that something truly profound had occurred last Tuesday.  And so yesterday I took some time away from our normal Sunday morning study through Genesis, choosing instead to lend a shepherd’s focus upon the reelection of Barack Obama as President of the United States. Continue reading