A tragic turning point for American evangelicals: soliciting Uncle Sam to pay their salaries

Disclaimer: This article primarily focuses on evangelical churches, schools and organizations, pastors and leaders receiving federal money to fund their payrolls. Federal assistance given to small business organizations like religious assisted living centers or healthcare companies is not the same as funding the salaries of missionaries, seminary or church staff, and especially not of pastorsRead moreRead more

Ex-Muslims Challenge Pope Francis on Islam

Ex-Muslims, who are now Christians, recently challenged Pope Francis in an open letter about his remarks on Islam. They also asked the pope if they should return to Islam and deny their Christian faith based on his remarks. In their letter, “From former Muslims who became Catholics, ‬and their friends,‬‬‬‬ to His Holiness Pope Francis,‬‬ aboutRead moreRead more

She Waited 71 Years for a Bible

The Christian non-profit organization, Asia Harvest reports that its team recently met a woman in Myanmar (Burma), who shared her story of wanting a bible in her own language since she was a child. She finally got one at 84-years-old. She said: I was born in December 1931. My parents were very poor so I startedRead moreRead more

Mormonism is Not Christianity

Reading the results of the Pew poll about Mormonism, reminds me of what Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in “Strength to Love”: “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” The fact that two thirds of mainline Protestants and Catholics believe Mormonism is a Christian religion is an unfortunateRead moreRead more

Jesus, Taxes and Proof-Texting

Here’s the problem with liberals like Erika Christakis: they misuse Christian Scripture for their own political purposes, which is exactly what Jesus was against. She recently argued in TIME magazine that Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan is “un-Christian” because of his budget proposal. Her complete distortion of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5Read moreRead more

What is Real Christianity? Who are the People of the Cross?

It’s easy to understand why nearly all non-Christians, secularists, and the media misunderstand Christianity. Today words and their definitions are nearly meaningless because the same words are used to support particular, even opposite agendas. Relativism and proof-texting are the means to this end, justifying the terms people use about themselves and others. Division among denominations,Read moreRead more

Al Sharpton Is As Much a Reverend As I Am a Black Man

In America many people claim to be something they are not and get away with it, which explains why Al Sharpton continues to use the title Reverend. However, he is as much a reverend as I am a black man. By age ten Sharpton was “ordained” by Pentecostal minister Bishop F.D. Washington—a man with noRead moreRead more

The Constitution Emphasizes God-given Limits to “Just” Political Power

America’s constitutional republic lies on the singular belief that the ultimate source for political authority is God, not man, which enables and makes possible democracy and just rule. Contrary to popular assumption, the God of the Bible did not establish “theocratic” governments. In both Old and New Testaments, authority given by God is a responsibilityRead moreRead more

Hillary Clinton on Jesus and the Ten Commandments

The New York Times recently highlighted the answer Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave to a question about her faith at a townhall meeting in Knoxville, Iowa. She said: Thank you for asking that. I am a person of faith. I am a Christian. I am a Methodist. I have been raised Methodist. I feel veryRead moreRead more

What the Bible Really Says about Transgender

A movement to justify “transgender” sexual behavior “because it’s in the Bible” or because it’s the “Christian thing to do,” continues on the stage of both the theatre and the White House. But neither actor ever mentions what the Bible specifically says about transgender behavior– that it is an “abomination.”   The latest example ofRead moreRead more