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Deconstruction: The Postmodern Cult of Hermes

February 25, 2016

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Decon­struc­tion­ism (D) is a pow­er­ful post­mod­ern move­ment cur­rent­ly in vogue on major col­lege cam­pus­es and among the intel­lec­tu­al elite. Its influ­ence, per­me­ates every area of our cul­ture. This move­ment has giv­en rise to trib­al­ism, polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness, re-imag­ing, mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism, and cul­ture wars. It has become a ham­mer for smash­ing tra­di­tion­al val­ues.

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Postmodern Politics

February 18, 2016

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Post­mod­ernism is the pre­vail­ing par­a­digm today and it affects every area of our cul­ture, and in par­tic­u­lar, pol­i­tics. For post­mod­ernists all life is pol­i­tics. We will explain why this is so, and why it must be so.

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The Biblical Doctrine of Hell

September 17, 2014

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The Cur­rent Con­tro­ver­sy: For most of 2000 years of church his­to­ry men of faith have held to the teach­ing of the eter­nal pun­ish­ment of the wicked. Cur­rent­ly, among evan­gel­i­cal Chris­tians, some schol­ars of renown are espous­ing the posi­tion known as anni­hi­la­tion­ism. This is the belief that the wicked ulti­mate­ly cease to exist, i.e. pun­ish­ment is not […]

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The Biblical Flood: New Thoughts, New Questions

March 26, 2014

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I. Intro­duc­tion (Note: This Brief­ing Paper updates and sup­ple­ments #27: Facts About the Flood) A flood of great pro­por­tions is described in Gen­e­sis 6 – 9. The text nev­er indi­cates that it was any­thing oth­er than?a his­tor­i­cal event. The Flood, and, or Noah, the builder of the Ark, are men­tioned 7 more times in the OT.?These pas­sages […]

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The Chronology of Passion Week

April 1, 2013

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The Impor­tance 1. Due to the release of the Mel Gibson?s movie, The Pas­sion of The Christ,?under­stand­ing the events sur­round­ing the death of Christ is of supreme?importance to believ­ers who endeav­or to under­stand a fuller mean­ing of?Christ’s death and to share that mean­ing with unbe­liev­ers. 2. Under­stand­ing the chrono­log­i­cal ele­ments of Christ’s death enables us […]

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Angels

December 10, 2012

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I. Intro­duc­tion Angel­ic beings have been a major (we mean major!) sub­ject of art, architecture,?music and lit­er­a­ture in West­ern Civ­i­liza­tion, espe­cial­ly dur­ing the Medieval and?Renaissance peri­ods. Cur­rent­ly, angels are mak­ing a come­back. A. The Cur­rent Pop­u­lar­i­ty of Angels Accord­ing to Time Mag­a­zine (12\27\93) 69% of Amer­i­cans believe in?angels. 46% believe in per­son­al guardian angels. 32% […]

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The Star of Bethlehem: What Was It?

December 10, 2012

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Intro­duc­tion One of the most impor­tant aspects of the Christ­mas sto­ry is the Star which?lured the Wise Men from their home­land to vis­it the Christ Child. The?emblem over­whelms us; it appears on Christ­mas trees, cards, dec­o­ra­tions, at?nativities, and is the sub­ject of car­ols. It is a promi­nent fea­ture in the sto­ry of?Christ’s birth. Was the […]

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The Gift of Tongues

October 9, 2012

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INTRODUCTION In a list of the Evan­gel­i­cal church’s great­est con­tro­ver­sies of the 20th Cen­tu­ry, the gift of tongues would have to be near the top. This con­flict abat­ed some­what dur­ing the mid-eight­ies when some lead­ers of the charis­mat­ic move­ment down­played the impor­tance of the gift. The con­tro­ver­sy arose over three main ques­tions: Was it a […]

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The Preterist View of New Testament Prophecy

October 9, 2012

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INTRODUCTION A. Inter­est in Bib­li­cal prophe­cy inten­si­fies as we near the end of the mil­len­ni­um. (If Christ was born in the spring of 4 B.C. it is already 2002!). Along with an increase in sen­sa­tion­al­ism we are also wit­ness­ing a revival of a view of Bib­li­cal prophe­cy that was pop­u­lar in pre­vi­ous cen­turies but almost unheard […]

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Miracles

September 24, 2012

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I. Intro­duc­tion A. The mirac­u­lous assump­tions of Chris­tian­i­ty are a major stum­bling block to its crit­ics. This anti-super­­nat­ur­al view was pret­ty well sum­ma­rized by the philoso­pher, Spin­oza in the 17th cen­tu­ry: Mir­a­cles are vio­la­tions of nat­ur­al laws. Nat­ur­al laws are immutable. It is impos­si­ble for immutable laws to be vio­lat­ed. There­fore, mir­a­cles are impos­si­ble. B. […]

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