August 17, 2017

Theonomy

Rolland McCune FrontLine • May/June 2007 Theonomy (“God’s Law”) is a title given to a movement that teaches the earthwide rule of God through the reinstitution of the Law of Moses for every nation. It is also called “Christian Reconstruction” because it wants the church to dismantle the present world culture and reconstruct it as […]

A Parable on Selecting Kings

By Jotham, son of Gideon Judges 9.5-21 And he [Abimelech, son of Gideon] went unto his father’s house at Ophrah, and slew his brethren the sons of Jerubbaal [Gideon], being threescore and ten persons, upon one stone: notwithstanding yet Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left; for he hid himself. 6 And all the […]

SAME SEX “MIRAGE” (CONCLUSION)

Pastor Mike Harding[1] Marriage is the first and most basic of all human institutions. Before governments, schools, and churches, God established the home, and all institutions issue from it. Family led to patriarchal and tribal systems of human government, then to monarchial systems, and now a democratic republic. Note: Special thanks to Doug Wilson for […]

SAME SEX “MIRAGE” (II. Man and Woman are joined by God to fulfill the mandate of God.)

Pastor Mike Harding[1] A. Definition of Marriage Marriage is the exclusive God ordained institution between one man (husband) and one woman (wife) in a mutually consented “one-flesh” relationship, consisting of mutually supportive companionship and physical union (Gen 1:27; 2:24; 1 Cor 7:1-6; Rom 1:26-27). As such marriage is a life-long, monogamous, heterosexual, covenant relationship between […]

SAME SEX “MIRAGE” (I. Man and Woman are made by God in the image of God.)

Pastor Mike Harding[1] A. Old Testament The “image of God” (imago dei) describes man in his original creation that distinguishes him from all of creation. There are profound similarities in the nature of man and God’s nature. We were created as finite replicas of the infinite God. It is what makes man human, a created […]

SAME SEX “MIRAGE” (Introduction)

Pastor Mike Harding[1] Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling about same-sex marriage in the Obergefell decision: “The 14th Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex.” President Obama remarked approvingly, “It […]

Christians and Identity Politics

Brian Collins The Public Discourse has a worthwhile article explaining the similarities between Donald Trump’s campaign and identity politics on the left:

A Kingdom that Cannot Move

Thomas Overmiller What does the Brexit vote mean to you? Or, closer to home, what about the prospect of an unindicted President guilty of gross negligence, among other things? Or a President with seemingly no moral scruples? If you are a born-again child of God, it shouldn’t mean much at all.

Global Warming

Kevin Schaal and Mark Bouslog In early February of 2006, eightysix prominent evangelical leaders, including Rick Warren, inaugurated the “Evangelical Climate Initiative,” seeking legislation on global warming. The initiative immediately sparked a reaction from politically active evangelicals such as Charles Colson and James Dobson, declaring that “global warming is not a consensus issue.”[1] Since that […]

What Should a Christian Do?

David Harper Any Christian who watches the news in our day will certainly experience distress. We hear some politicians say ridiculous things; then we listen for other politicians “on our side” to answer—and sometimes there is a deafening silence. As we observe our culture spiraling downward into a moral abyss, we can become burdened, grieved, […]