Category Archives: Current Events

What Does the Bible Say About the Reasons for Disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma?

Whenever there is a tragedy like the terrible hurricane that struck Houston, the question “Why did this happen?”  is inevitably asked. When Christians ask that question they are not simply asking for a scientific explanation of the weather patterns in … Continue reading

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A Short Explanation of the Primary Differences Between Christianity and the Various (Marxist) Liberation Theologies Gaining Ground Among Evangelicals

In Christianity the most fundamental division among men is between the saved and the unsaved (or expressed in the eternal sense the elect and the reprobate, the line of Cain and the line of Seth) and while the divisions according … Continue reading

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Some Last Minute Thoughts About Overture 2

Part of my preparation for going to the Presbyterian Church in America’s 45th General Assembly in Greensboro includes attempting to read through all 646 pages of the massive 2017 Commissioners Handbook. And as I was doing that, I was extremely … Continue reading

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A Thought for the Fourth of July

One of the great purposes of constitutions in Republics and Democracies is to protect the rights of minorities. The U.S. Constitution has done an admirable job of doing that. For over 200 years, in a world filled with ethnic cleansing, … Continue reading

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The Five Reasons for the Collapse of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

The British Historian Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) was no fan of the Christian faith, but his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is still worthy of being read, particularly because of his insights into the reasons for the collapse … Continue reading

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Himmler Proposes a Toast

Meanwhile, in a drawing room in Berlin in Late September, 1939… Himmler: “Gentlemen, let us raise our glasses and toast the capture of Warsaw!” Goering: “And let us not forget the brave pilots of the Luftwaffe who…” (A staff officer … Continue reading

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