Real Authority vs. Fiat Authority: To Persuade or Domineer?
All authority has been given to Christ as King, and He has commissioned us as ambassadors to go and teach the nations all He has commanded, we must also ask ourselves how do we do this? Is it by command? Or by persuasion?
Theonomy Questions and a Startling Atheist Admission
Pastor Gordan Runyan answers a handful of recent questions about theonomy and then spotlights a truly amazing admission made recently by science superstar Neil DeGrasse Tyson that illustrates the truth of Romans 1:22, “Professing to be wise, they became fools.”
What Is A False Prophet: Part 1
What do most people think of when they think of a false prophet? Someone who preaches heretically is what usually comes to mind. However, is it only limited to heretical preaching or is there more to it? Let us see what the scriptures say.
Out of respect for Trevaris Tutt, we add this notice that he no longer holds to these views.
In this edition of Setting the Record Straight, Dr. Jason Garwood preaches a message on dealing with presuppositions in the Christian faith. This was sermon number one in the ‘Politics & Religion’ series preached at Colwood Church in the fall of 2016. Thanks for listening!
This audiobook is still being completed. For now, please enjoy it as is.
Is Christ’s Church Predestined To Failure?
The vast majority of those who call themselves evangelical Christians believe that the Church of Jesus Christ has been predestinated by God to fail in history. “It cannot possibly succeed!” Millions of Christians believe that the Church will be “raptured” soon, removing Christians from the turmoils and responsibilities of this life.
Rev. Kenneth L. Gentry Th.D., argues otherwise in He Shall Have Dominion. He shows that Christians have many great things to accomplish for Christ before Christ returns bodily to earth.
Two centuries ago, Protestant Christians believed that they would die before Jesus came back to earth. This affected the way they thought, prayed, worked, and saved. They built for the future. They were future-oriented. They were upper-class. Today, many Protestants believe that Jesus is coming back soon, so they will not have to die. This belief affects the way they think, pray, work, and save. They are present-oriented. They are lower-class. He Shall Have Dominion refuted this outlook, verse by verse.
Most Protestants today believe that Jesus cannot rule successfully through His people in every area of life until He returns to earth bodily and sits on a political throne in Jerusalem. (Mormons believe this too, only they think the throne will be in Independence, Missouri.) Other evangelical Christians believe that Jesus cannot rule through His Church until after the final judgment, after Satan is cast into the lake of fire, and that He will never sit on a throne in Jerusalem.
One tiny group believes that Jesus, just like Satan, does not need to be physically present in order for His people to exercise dominion in every area of life. The kingdom of God in history, just the kingdom of Satan in history, operates as God always intended: without the bodily presence of its Master. Jesus, like Satan, rules in history representatively. He Shall Have Dominion shows why.
Most Christians believe that the healing effects of Christ’s gospel of salvation are limited to the individual soul, the Christian family, and the institutional Church. They believe that the gospel can heal personal governments, family governments, and Church governments, but it cannot heal civil governments. They believe that the power of sin in history is greater than the power of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, at least outside of the Church and the family.
One tiny group believes that Christ’s salvation is as comprehensive as Adam’s rebellion, and more powerful in history as time goes on. He Shall Have Dominion makes this case.
He Shall Have Dominion is a positive book: positive about the future of the Church. He Shall Have Dominion teaches that Christians will exercise dominion in history. It therefore teaches responsibility. This is why its message is hated. Today’s Christians have been taught that they must flee responsibility, for Jesus’ sake. They would rather believe that God has predestined His Church to failure than believe that they are personally responsible for transforming society. This is why the Church is so weak in our day.
So, you want to become a minister. First, however, you need training. You think you should go to seminary. A word of warning: seminaries are staffed by people who learned to write term papers in their teens or early twenties, and who then decided to parlay that peculiar skill into lifetime employment. Seminaries are not staffed by successful ex-pastors; successful pastors remain in the ministry. Seminaries are staffed by baptized college professors who chose to specialize in a field so obscure that no college has a sufficient number of students to make hiring them come close to paying off.
060: Is Abuse Minimized in Our Day or Exaggerated?
In episode #60, Chalcedon Vice President Martin Selbrede joins Steve and Andrea in discussing the realities of abuse in our culture and the only effective, obedient remedy contained in the Word of God.
A biblical response to anti-abortionsists who claim that the individual has the God given right to kill abortionists in God’s name or in the name of natural law (“common sense”). These letters to convicted murderer Paul J. Hill were written before he was convicted. They respond to his printed defense of the use of violence against abortionists as well as to his personal letters to the author.