Political Eschatology: How Optimistic Anti-Christs and Pessimistic Christians Are Shaping America
How we view the future dramatically impacts how we conduct ourselves in the present. Is the culture destined to go to hell? Is the plunge of humanity into increasing darkness unstoppable? Is the complete death of culture and civilization inevitable? Or is the Gospel-fueled Great Commission actually going to accomplish what it aims to […]
Does God have a genetically identifiable chosen people? If so, who qualifies?
Wanna see the equivalent of a million megaton nuke go off in a crowd of professing Christians in 2016 America (especially those inclined to gather at Cruz rallies)? If so, simply dare to even ask a question like, “Does God really have a genetically identifiable chosen people on earth right now?” Then follow it up with something […]
Our “End Times” Madness: American Pessimillennialism vs. Biblical Optimillennialism
Back in May, we asked the question: What if we are living in early Church history? In today’s most popular versions of Christianity in America, that’s a really weird (and to some a borderline heretical) question to ask. We’ve wandered (or run) far away from our Pilgrim/Puritan founders, who undertook the greatest of adventures and placed their […]
Is Putin killing ISIS and Nicolae Carpathia at the same time?
Could Russia’s Vladimir Putin be killing – or at least seriously wounding – two forces of satanic thought and cultural decimation at once? Could “Mad Vlad” at this very moment be dealing death blows to not one but two manifestations of the true (meaning: biblical) spirit of antichrist? Could the Putin-directed Russian army and air force even now […]
We’re not here to watch. We’re here to fight…and win (by His grace and for His glory).
Contrary to popular American “Christian” mythology, true believers are not placed here to be polite, culturally compliant observers passively watching the world go to hell while nurturing a nice, neat little “gospel” that is kept safely sequestered and tucked away in “its proper place” (at church, in Bible studies, in “our hearts”, etc.). (See also: Beware the “Gospel in a […]
A Tale of Two (Gay American) Cities
Yesterday I encountered another version of something that I must have experienced – and I suspect that you’ve also witnessed – a million (or more) times before. In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s suicidal (re-)declaration of war on God, I heard the story of a professing Christian who, when asked what the court decision meant to him and how he was going to […]
What if we are living in early Church history?
What if we are living in early Church history? What if we are at this moment going about our lives in a day that is much closer to when Christ initiated His Great Commission than it is to the day that He will physically return in total triumph? What if there are thousands and thousands […]