The Old Testament and Resisting the Government

011911_1415_thebluelaw1Charles Ryrie, author of the notes in the Ryrie Study Bible, argues that “Scripture teaches complete civil obedience on the part of Christians and does not indicate any exceptions to this principle.”[1] Is he right? Many Christians believe he is.

There is no doubt that Christians are to submit “for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do good” (1 Peter 2:14). This is the same Peter who said, “We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). Continue reading

The “Jesus Didn’t Say Anything About Homosexuality” Lie

10153875_10152870786126178_6267207703761161367_nI’ve only recently heard of Hillsong Church. It’s described as a “mega-church.” It would have remained anonymous to me except that Facebook lit up with some rather odd comments about the Bible and homosexuality made by some of the leadership. “Hillsong Church’s New York location reportedly draws ‘a lot of gay men and women’ among the thousands who flock there every weekend, according to head 
pastor Carl Lentz.”

The following comment created a great deal of controversy in Christian circles and praise by pro-homosexual advocates about Jesus and same-sex sexuality: Continue reading

Jesus Already Stood on the Mount of Olives | Dr. Gary DeMar

Jesus Already Stood on the Mount of OlivesJesus Already Stood on the Mount of Olives | Dr. Gary DeMar

The following question was asked of Dave Hunt on his Berean Call website:

Question: You have criticized preterism and amillennial teaching as being unbiblical, but teachers such as R. C. Sproul present what clearly are reasoned conclusions for their positions. What do you say? Continue reading