He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed he shall not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. (Is. 42:2, 3)
Beyond a doubt, Dr. Gary North is one of the most colorful and controversial figures in the Christian Reconstruction world. Love him or hate him, you certainly cannot ignore him. He won't let you! With the publication of Crossed Fingers, How the Liberals Captured the Presbyterian Church, Gary North has written one of his most provocative, potent and effective books yet.
I had never taught children below the seventh grade until the spring of 1986. About three weeks into my new experience at teaching two- to five-year-old children, I discovered the secret of how to put a smile on the face of little children.
The official number of immigrants in New York City is just over two million, but those of us with two eyes and two ears open know the number is closer to three.
Thomas Ice, author of several dispensational works and director of the Pre-Trib Study Group, is convinced that Reformed theology, and especially its Reconstructionist branch, is anti-Semitic (Ice, "Hal Lindsey, Dominion Theology, and Anti-Semitism," Biblical Perspectives, 5:1 [Jan.-Feb., 1992]). His argument is fraught with error.
God promises in his word the triumph of his kingdom. Nevertheless, when we look at the many divisions existing among God's people, a unified effort to advance this cause seems distant at best. Personal disputes, theological differences and organizational rivalries often characterize the disciples of Christ rather than love for one another (Jn. 13:35).
Dr. Gentry explains his "conversion" from dispensationalism.
Last summer while listening to Andrew Sandlin speak at a conference in San Jose on "Big Brother and the Abuse of Language" I was struck by this thought: if the "dumbing down" process has affected English-speaking Christians how has it affected other languages.
Editor's Note: Looking Backward an excellent example of statist predestination: The doctrine of predestination is, of course, the doctrine of total planning and control. To hold to the eternal decree of God is to say simply that God from the beginning planned, predicted, and totally controls everything that comes to pass.
If a church spends a substantial amount of time engaging in political activity its tax immunity may be challenged. This is not necessarily bad.
Frontline Fellowship has succeeded in delivering the largest shipments of Bibles and Christian books yet to the suffering Christians of Southern Sudan. Despite military offensives in the Nuba Mountains and in Western Equatoria, Frontline Fellowship mission teams delivered over 18,000 Bibles, hymn books and other Christian books in 13 languages to churches in these areas.
It is not customary to praise a group to which one belongs. However, it is possible to "step out" of a group enough to appreciate and evaluate the talent and achievements of the group.
In 1994, we made a family decision that would turn out to be the most wonderful, sorrowful decision of our lives. We became certified foster parents through NewStart Foundation, a Christian foster and adoption agency dedicated to saving the lives of children that the world would view as expendable.
The word heresy (from the Greek haeresi) means choice, a choice made against or contrary to an established faith or practice. Within the context of church history, it means opinions that go contrary to God's revealed word.
I still, as I have since youth, do all my writing by pen and ink. This does not mean that I do not appreciate the importance of computers.
Editor's Note: We quoted one letter very critical of our series on church government. You should know, however, that the responses in general have been overwhelmingly positive. We are grateful for the encouragement (and the corrections), and pray that this last piece will help to clarify matters which, in one or two instances only, led to acrimonious replies.