May 28, 2019 @ 7:30 AM
Our Founding Fathers founded our country upon an acknowledgment of God. For instance, in our nation’s “Birth Certificate,” the Declaration of Independence, they spelled out the sole purpose of government, to protect and preserve the citizenry’s God-given and inalienable rights; such as, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. According to the Declaration of Independence, these rights are granted to us by our Creator and are therefore irrevocable. In light of this, our Founding Fathers went so far as to assert that a government failing to perform its God-ordained role of securing its citizens’ God-given rights is a government that should be overthrown by the people.
May 24, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Do you remember Ray Bradbury’s 1962 novel, Something Wicked This Way Comes? Well, I’m here to tell you that something wicked has come. Now, before I say what I have to say about the wickedness of today’s Democratic Party, let me make it abundantly clear that this in no way should be misconstrued into a conviction on my part that the Republican Party provides us with a righteous alternative. Whereas Democrats are driven by a pipe dream—transforming America into a socialist utopia—Republicans are driven by political expediency—doing what’s best for their political careers, not what’s right for our country. In the end, both political parties serve as a party to our destruction.
May 21, 2019 @ 3:30 PM
In 2013, I wrote a book entitled, Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: The Compelling Arguments Against Same Sex Marriage. In the book, I boldly predicted:
“The legalization of same-sex marriage is inevitable in these United States. It cannot be stopped. Furthermore, there is nothing the righteous can do to prevent it. Now, this is not to say that the righteous need do nothing, but only to say that there is nothing we can do to change the sealed fate of a spiritually reprobate nation.”
Obviously, my writing was not well received and I was criticized, castigated, and condemned, both inside and outside of the church. Yet, a mere two years after publishing my most unpopular book, the Supreme Court of............
May 18, 2019 @ 5:30 AM
Though an intolerable teaching in these politically correct, ear-tickling times; see 2 Timothy 4:3, the Bible clearly teaches that the acceptance and advocacy of homosexuality is a sure sign of spiritual reprobation; that is, that God has given a people over to their reprobate minds (Romans 1:18-32). Whereas the Bible plainly proclaims this and history clearly confirms it; for instance, the destruction of both the Greek and Roman Empires were preceded by the validation and affirmation of rampant homosexuality, our President has publicly professed that he has "no problem whatsoever" with Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's gay marriage. In fact, Mr. Trump says it's "good," "great," and &.........
May 17, 2019 @ 6:00 AM
Although the absolute lunacy of today’s liberals is laughable, it is no laughing matter, since millions of Americans fanatically embrace it. What’s currently happening in our country reminds me of some haunting words written long ago by William Shirer. In his classic book, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Shirer writes about the lunacy of Adolf Hitler, saying that any “normal mind” could have easily discerned that Hitler’s “Weltanschauung”—world view—was “a grotesque hodgepodge concocted by a half-baked, uneducated neurotic.” However, Shirer goes on to add “that it was [inexplicably] embraced so fanatically by so many millions of Germans” that it led “.........
May 6, 2019 @ 8:00 AM
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m out of the loop of the goings on in today’s Southern Baptist Convention. The old guard, which includes myself, have been put out to pasture. New leadership has assumed the bridge and is sailing the SBC into unchartered waters. Any criticism of the new charting is quickly shrugged off by touting the numerical successes of our leaders’ megachurches, despite the fact that Scripture clearly teaches that numbers are a crooked stick by which to judge divine sanction.
When it comes to the clergy of today’s contemporary Southern Baptist churches, one must admit that they preach, for the most part, the basic fundamentals of the simple Gospel message. For this, I’m very grateful, praying that God will draw sinners to His Son through their sermons. However, to me, many appear to be walking a very thin line between sound Biblical doctrine and conformity to today’s political correctness. Of course, this tiptoeing on this high wire is performed to prevent offending the delicate sensibilities of today’s spiritually thin-skinned churchgoers, who must be constantly appeased if they’re to continue attending and contributing.
J. D. Greear, the pastor of the Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, is the current president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Back in January of this year, he preached a sermon in his own church on Romans chapter one. Despite the fact that the Apostle Paul plainly teaches us in this important chapter that the sure sign of spiritual reprobation is the acceptance and advocacy of homosexuality, Greear taught his congregation that homosexuality is simply another sin on the same plane with such sins as boasting and being disobedient to one’s parents.
After minimizing homosexuality, the acceptance and advocacy of which, according to Scripture, is a sure sign that God has given a people over to their reprobate minds, Greear went on to say, “We have to love our gay neighbor more than we love our position on homosexuality.” He then added that we need to say to homosexuals, “I love you more than I love being right.”
I find in Greear’s preaching a perfect example of a present-day pastor skirting the fringes of sound doctrine in order to accommodate popular sentiment and to avoid affronting today’s politically correct culture, in particularly homosexuals and their many advocates. While preachers like Greear wave olive branches at the LGBT community, militant homosexuals are on the march in America to drive a stake through the church’s heart and to outlaw our preaching of the Gospel altogether.
While Greear’s minimizing of the sin of homosexuality, as well as his naivety about the malignity of today’s enmity toward Christ and His Gospel is certainly disconcerting, what is far more disturbing to me is his diminishing of Biblical truth. When he presents Biblical truth as nothing more than “our position,” he suggests that our Christian faith is founded upon our subjective opinion rather than upon God’s objective and infallible Word.
Contrary to the preaching of J. D. Greear, we don’t need to tell homosexuals that we love them more than we love being right. Instead, we need to tell them, as well as the whole world, that we love God’s truth more than anything or anybody.
To tell haters of the truth that we love them more than we do the truth is to doom their immortal souls by diminishing God’s truth in order to spare their feelings. I don’t know about you, but I think it’s high time the church in America stopped worrying about sparing the feelings of sinners and started worrying about the salvation of their souls, which is only made possible when we stand uncompromisingly for Christ and His Gospel, regardless of cost or consequence to ourselves. To fail to do so, is to neither love the truth nor our fellowman, but to betray both.