What is the Christian Response to “In Diversity there is Strength”?

It is undeniable that certain factions within our culture are maliciously bringing Christ’s words about a divided house to fruition. (“And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” – Mark 3:25) Identity politics has taken root and caused deep fissures within the West. Worse still, it has infected the Body of Christ. Even within the denomination thought to be the most conservative in its theology, the Southern Baptist Convention, certain elements are loudly demanding that the organization adopt identity politics so as to make the group more “inclusive”. (For example, many are now claiming that an individual should be given a position of control and influence simply because they are a woman or of an ethnicity that isn’t white.) Continue reading

The Dangers of Seeking Validation in the Wrong Places

It’s been a few days since Kanye West shocked the Cultural Marxist establishment by both declaring that he finds commentator Candace Owens’ declarations to be interesting and posting a picture where he is shown wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. Being that miss Owens is of the political persuasion that is almost entirely scorned by American celebrity culture, those that belong to it have vociferously denounced West with the intention of shaming him into retracting his statements. Continue reading

A True Evangelical Conspiracy

It was reported a few days ago that more than 50 “pillars of evangelicalism” had been invited to a private gathering at Wheaton College. When asked what the intention of the event was, Doug Birdsall, an organizer of the exclusive meeting, answered somewhat candidly:

“When you Google evangelicals, you get Trump…When people say what does it mean to be an evangelical, people don’t say evangelism or the Gospel. There’s a grotesque caricature of what it means to be an evangelical.”

Another organizer of the assemblage, Darrell Bock (director of “cultural engagement” at Dallas Theological Seminary), described the get-together using much more intentionally ambiguous terminology:

It is an attempt to try and show how we should be thinking in such a way that our theology is what is the central concern versus our political commitments…We have some people who are going to be doing some presentations about how they see the current situation and we are going to talk about it…The concern is with the church expressing itself clearly about its theological commitment and its theological character in the midst of the environment we are in. Part of the point of the meeting is to have a conversation to see where we are and if there is agreement on how to proceed.” [Emphasis mine.] Continue reading

Preserving Liberty in Christ in an Age of Lawlessness

Lately, an increasing number of young individuals have approached me seeking Biblical advice, particularly pertaining to personal matters. I find this reassuring, not because they are seeking me out, but because of what they are implicitly communicating through the questions they ask. On the surface, these questions would seem to indicate a lack of spiritual maturity. This is attributable to the substance of the inquiries which reveal the struggles and innermost turmoil these believers are attempting to overcome. However, I take a different view. Continue reading

Jesus, the Patron Saint of Non-Judgmentalism

Lately, a few unknown individuals have commented on the articles I’ve published through this website. Many of these comments have been posted with the intention of demonstrating how wrong I am in scrutinizing popular, secular thought through Biblical teaching.

Now, this is not an experience that is unique to me. It is a frequent occurrence for any Christian who lives and communicates Biblically to find himself confronted with a torrent of criticism from sinners of all stripes. More specifically, believers will share having to endure a certain type of reproach, one in which sinners use Biblical texts in an attempt to rebuff our message. This is the kind of criticism I’ve mostly had to respond to lately. Continue reading

Popular Opinion can be Deadly

Nowadays it is commonly stated, implicitly and explicitly, that if a majority of persons hold onto a particular opinion, that that opinion ought to be the concrete rule for all of society. Then again, this is the same generation that teaches that every person is entitled to their own system of “right and wrong”, according to their “own truth”.

One has to envy the modern era’s penchant for ideological consistency in things that truly matter, such as moral issues. Continue reading

Now Hank Hanegraaff says Life is more Important than Truth

Commenting on the Hank Hanegraaff controversy a few days ago, I wrote the following:

Part of the effort [of the Catholic and Orthodox church] has been to use seditious propaganda against Christians, including the promotion of the idea that the Evangelical church is replete with heretics and ignoramuses and that Catholicism, primarily, and its offspring religions (Anglicanism, Episcopalism, Lutheranism, Eastern Orthodox, etc.) offer a more robust, sincere and purer version of Christianity.

(It must also be highlighted that many are desiring to participate in purely external religious experiences, complete with rituals and rites, but devoid of any commitment to Christ and his Gospel which false religions like Catholicism and its offshoots offer.)

I don’t desire to sound haughty…but “I told you so”. Continue reading