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 The Story of Sodom Revisited
 Without question the story of Sodom and Gomorrah is one of the most strange and controversial passages in a Book that has more than a few of them. From “righteous” Lot’s behavior to its application to the growth and acceptance of homosexuality throughout much of the First World, Genesis 19 is definitely a mind-blower. Here we try and pick up the pieces.
 Homophobia: The Scarlet “H” Part II”
With the recent Supreme Court decisions on “gay marriage,” the pitched battle for America (and the West) has reached a new level of intensity. The stakes – and the risks – have never been higher. No where to run. No neutral or demilitarized territory to hunker down in. The dark stuff is heading toward the fan…and it’s been turned on MAX.
 Homophobia: The Scarlet “H”
Shades of Revelation 13, turns out there’s a new type of “mark” Christians are to avoid. But in this case, not having it means we’re likely not being faithful to Christ and His call.
Five Bizarre Effects Sex Has on the Brain
Turns out sex can make our brains do weird things, some of which millions of dollars of research and top scientific minds can’t even figure out yet.
Bisexuality’s Link to the Heart of the LGBTQ Movement by Eric Holmberg
The push to normalize homosexuality and its related gender and libidinal variants has become one of the most culture-transforming movements our country and the entire Western world has ever experienced. But what at heart is it really all about? No doubt there are several forces and objectives at work. By considering the “B” at the center of the LGBTQ acronym, this article examines one that is rarely brought out front and center. And that, we contend, is where it should be.
Gay Rights and the Constitution? by Eric Holmberg
So-called gay marriage is coming at us like a freight train. And the locomotive pushing the train? To quote actor/director/producer and homophile extraordinaire Rob Reiner, that the normalization of homosexuality is “the last leg of the civil rights movement.” From our president to all manner of federal and state judges, the right for people to marry someone of the same sex is guaranteed by our founding principles. Oh yeah?

Sex at Dawn

A fascinating glimpse into the minds and world-views of the architects of this, the final stage of the sexual revolution. We say “final” because God has writ large on the record of history that any culture that normalizes (Rom. 1:32b) pornea and akatharsia (promiscuity, adultery, incest, homosexuality, etc.) is doomed – a shipwreck that then serves the LORD by functioning as a warning to future voyagers on the sea of life and civilization.
Rotten at the Core: A Common Fallacy at the Heart of Much of Today’s Pro-Gay Apologetics by Eric Holmberg
Like it or not, the trend to normalize homosexually culturally, legally as well as spiritually is alive and growing. And the implications of this normalization are enormous; far greater than most people, including even thoughtful and committed Christians, have a clue about. The Church needs to rise up and “strengthen the things that remain” NOW before our culture’s captivity is complete. Besides the power of the Gospel energized by love, one of our most powerful weapons in this spiritual battle is simply the light of truth. And as this article explores, that light will only shine all the brighter when the “vain imaginations” we are called to tear down are shown to be utterly vain.
When Mercy is Cruel by Eric Holmberg
No one likes a religious hypocrite. In fact, next to the so-called “problem of evil,” religious hypocrisy (the Crusades, the Salem witch trials, etc.) seems to be the first charge that skeptics raise against Christianity. But what about hypocrisy in the “secular” world? This article shows that not only does it know no bounds, its agents are often lauded as if they were gods descending from Mount Olympus.
A Little Higher Than the Demons by Eric Holmberg
Ever wondered about the argument that “Gay’s OK because we can find homosexuality in the animal world?” How about the incredible variety of sexual “peculiarities” among the species homo sapiens? This article is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

 

Homosexuality is not a Civil Right by Peter Sprigg
Libertarianism is hot today, particularly among “Tea-Partiers” and many Christians. They often are often pro-gay marriage and gay-rights. WHo does it hurt, they ask, if a man marries another man. This outstanding primer explains exactly who it hurts and why.

 

Sexual Fluidity: How You Too Can Become Gay or Bisexual by Eric Holmberg
Why the third (and what will no doubt be the last) stage of the sexual revolution is so important for thinking Christians to understand and resist.

 

The Other Side of Tolerance by Timothy J. Daile
Gay activists are all ablout tolerance. But when the shoe is on the other foot and Christians are expecting that their views should be respected and tolerated….well this article succinctly shows where the real intolerance lies.

 

The Top Ten Myths About Homosexuality by Peter Sprigg
An outsatnding synopsis of the key propganda points being put forth by those who are working to normalize and then celebrate the “gay” lifestyle in America and around the world.

 

Two “Biblical” Views on Homosexuality by Gagnon vs. Knust
A fascinating exchange that took place on CNN’s Belief.Net between the preeminent scholar in the world on the Bible’s perspective on homosexuality…and a well-educated fool.

 

Is Gay OK? What Every Christian Needs to Know – Chapter 1 by Eric Holmberg
The Apologetics Group’s most controversial, ground-breaking and soon to be villified presentation ever! Here’s Chapter 1 of this 12-part documentary film.

 

Is Gay OK? What Every Christian Needs to Know – Outline by Eric Holmberg
The Apologetics Group’s most controversial, ground-breaking and soon to be villified presentation ever! Here’s the outline to this 12-part documentary film.
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HAMAS PLAYS HOST TO PEDOPHILIA by Paul L. Williams
Each groom received a gift of 500 dollars from Hamas. The pre-pubescent girls, dressed in white gowns and adorned with garish make-up, received bridal bouquets.

 

 

The Strange Case of Parley Parker Pratt by Eric Holmberg
The “martyrdom” of Parker – Mormon “Apostle” and great, great grandfather of Mitt Romney – tells you all you really need to know about the Latter Day Saints church.

 

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Heaven is Important…But It’s Not the End of the World by Eric Holmberg
Strong medicine against the virus of dualism that has so effectively hollowed out the Gospel of the Kingdom for so many Christians today.


News Flash: The World Will Not End Tomorrow
by Jay Rogers

“Apocalypse Fever Now” has struck again, this time courtesy of the Mayans and many people’s ongoing confusion about Biblical eschatology (the study of “last things.”
How Diapers and Dishes Will Change the World by Leah McHenry
I never dreamed fear could grow roots like it did. By the time I was a teenager I was afraid to listen to the news or read the newspaper for fear that I would see more “signs” of the “end.”

 

Nihilism and the End of Law by Phillip E. Johnson
One of the most imporatnt essays written in the last twenty years; wonderfully surveys and exposes the fatal fallacy of philosophical naturalism. It also is a powerful introduction to the foundational truth of presuppositional apologetics: that without God, real knowledge and ethics are impossible.

 

Worldview: Business/ Occupations by Mr. John Beckett; Mr. Ted DeMoss
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

 

Worldview: Colleges/Universities by Dr. Larry Walker; Dr. Richard Bliss
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

 

Worldview: Discipleship by Rev. Mike Kiley; Rev. Peter Doane
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society and to further discussion and implementation of a Biblical and Christian worldview. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life and worldview area. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.” We are committed implementing this Biblical worldview in every way God gives us opportunity.

 

Worldview: Economics by Dr. E. Calvin Beisner; Mr. Daryl S. Borgquist
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

 

Worldview: Education by Dr. Richard Lappert; Dr. Robert Simmonds
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society and to further discussion and implementation of a Biblical and Christian worldview. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life and worldview area. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.” We are committed implementing this Biblical worldview in every way God gives us opportunity.

 

Worldview: Family by Dr. George Rekers
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

 

Worldview: Government by Mr. Gary DeMar; Mr. Colonel Doner
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society and to further discussion and implementation of a Biblical and Christian worldview. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life and worldview area. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.” We are committed implementing this Biblical worldview in every way God gives us opportunity.

 

Worldview: Law by Dr. Virginia C. Armstrong; Mr. Michael Farris
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society and to further discussion and implementation of a Biblical and Christian worldview. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life and worldview area. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.” We are committed implementing this Biblical worldview in every way God gives us opportunity.

 

Worldview: Medicine by Dr. Ed Payne; Dr. William Reed
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

 

Worldview: Pastoral Renewal by Dr. jay Grimstead; Dr. Raymond Ortlund; Rev. Ron Sadlow
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

 

Worldview: Poor/Hurting by Mrs. Gladys Dickelman; Mr. Robert Martin
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

 

Worldview: Psychology/Counseling by Mr. George C. Scipione; Dr. Lawrence Crabb; Dr. Ed Payne
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

 

Worldview: Social/Political by Rev. Ray Allen; Mr. Marshall Foster
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society and to further discussion and implementation of a Biblical and Christian worldview. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life and worldview area. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.” We are committed implementing this Biblical worldview in every way God gives us opportunity.

 

Worldview: The Arts/Media by Dr. Ted Baehr; Dr. Dave Clark
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

 

A Senior Saint on Unity by Ian H. Murray
Between 1875 and 1892, George Müller traveled the world preaching with seven objectives in view. The fourth of these was, “To promote among all true believers, brotherly love; to lead them to make less of those non-essentials in which disciples differ, and to make more of those great essential truth and foundation truths in which all true believers are united.”

 

Atheists & Skeptics Confess: We Can’t Make Sense of the World by Mike Warren
Philosophers have debated the same basic issues for thousands of years: · How do we know what we know? (Epistemology) · What is the nature of reality? (Metaphysics) · How should we live our lives? (Ethics) After millennia of accumulated wisdom, one might assume that the brightest minds could give some definite answers to these questions.

 

Chalcedonian Creed by The Council of Chalcedon in 451
The Confession of Chalcedon (also Definition or Creed of Chalcedon), also known as the “Doctrine of the Hypostatic Union” or the “Two-Nature Doctrine”, was adopted at the Council of Chalcedon in 451 in Asia Minor. That Council of Chalcedon is one of the seven ecumenical councils accepted by Eastern Orthodox, Catholic, and many Protestant Christian churches.

 

Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy by International Council on Biblical Inerrancy
The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy is a modern, historical statement on the view of the Bible held by the Christian Church for 2,000 years, as well as by Jesus and all the Biblical authors. In the 1970s, a need arose for a broad-based group of theologians to clarify what was the Biblical and historical view of the Bible because a liberal and neo-orthodox view of the Bible had greatly infiltrated most denominations, schools and churches within evangelicalism. In the 20th century, the major philosophical and theological debates have been over the question, “How do we know what it true?” The inerrancy of the written Word of God is the Christian’s answer to that basic question. Most of the 19 articles on inerrancy in this statement deal with questions which must be answered before a thorough theological statement on Scripture can be made. The “Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy” was produced at an international Summit Conference of evangelical leaders sponsored by the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy and held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in the fall of 1978. The Chicago Statement was signed by over 300 noted evangelicals, including (in alphabetical order) James Boice, Norman L. Geisler, John Gerstner, Jay Grimstead, Carl F. H. Henry, Kenneth Kantzer, Harold Lindsell, John Warwick Montgomery, Roger Nicole, J. I. Packer, Robert Preus, Earl Radmacher, Francis Schaeffer, R. C. Sproul, and John Wenham. The Chicago Statement established inerrancy of the Bible once again as the accepted, orthodox view within evangelical circles.

 

Christus Victor: A Holistic Approach to the Incarnation and Atonement of Jesus Christ by Josh Crain
The central truth of the Christus Victor model of atonement, also known as the ransom theory, is that “through the incarnation, life, death and resurrection of Christ, God defeated the devil.”

 

Coalition on Revival: 25 Articles of Affirmation and Denial on the Kingdom of God by Dr. Jay Grimstead, General Editor; Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, Assistant Editor
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

 

Coalition on Revival: 42 Articles on Historic Christian Doctrine by Dr. Jay Grimstead, General Editor; Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, Assistant Editor
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

 

Coalition on Revival: The Manifesto for the Christian Church by Dr. Jay Grimstead, General Editor; Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, Assistant Editor
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Cry of Dereliction or Cry of Judgment? by Thomas E. Schmidt
The cry from the cross itself as the last statement of Jesus to his people stands in bitter contrast to his first words, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel” (1:15). Now the time is up and judgment has come.
Did Jesus “Descend Into Hell”? by Doug Powell
The Apostle’s Creed is one of the most cherished creeds of the church and is considered one of the finest examples of articulating the core beliefs of Christianity. Yet one of its lines has been the source of confusion for many people: “He descended into Hell.” But did Jesus really descend into Hell? Why was this phrase included in the creed? What does it mean? Does it have any scriptural support? And, in light of the answers to these questions, what should be done with this phrase?
Expendable Crewmen – Why Doesn’t A Loving God Save Everybody? by Eric Holmberg
There may be no greater difficulty − likely because it weaves together many of the troubling themes just mentioned – than the notion that a loving God chooses not to save certain people. To put it another, more stark way, the Lord withholds His saving grace from great numbers of souls, thereby allowing their eventual freefall into hell.
Heaven is Important… But It’s Not the End of the World by Eric Holmberg
Many (most?) Christians today are wearing glasses, metaphorically speaking, that have been tinted with the stain of gnosticism/dualism. To one degree or another, they view the world and their bodies as something they need to escape from. And more to the point, they see heaven as their final home; a place where they will eternally dwell.
Heidelberg Catechism by Zacharius Ursinus and Caspar Olevianus
Elector Frederick III, sovereign of the Palatinate from 1559 to 1576, appointed Zacharius Ursinus and Caspar Olevianus to write a Reformed catechism based on input from leading Reformed scholars of the time. Fredrick wanted the two to even out the religious situation of the city, but also to draw up a statement of belief that would combine the best of Lutheran and Reformed wisdom and could instruct ordinary people on the basics of the newfound Protestant version of the Christian faith.[1] One of the aims of the catechism was to counteract the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, and so it based each of its statements on the text of the Bible. Commissioned by the sovereign of Palatinate, it is sometimes referred to as the Palatinate Catechism. The Catechism is divided into fifty-two sections, called “Lord’s Days,” which were designed to be taught on each of the 52 Sundays of the year. The Synod of Heidelberg approved the catechism in 1563. In the Netherlands, the Catechism was approved by the Synods of Wesel (1568), Emden (1571), Dort (1578), the Hague (1586), as well as the great Synod of Dort of 1618-1619, which adopted it as one of the Three Forms of Unity, together with the Belgic Confession and the Canons of Dort.[2] Elders and deacons were required to subscribe and adhere to it, and ministers were required to preach on a section of the Catechism each Sunday so as to increase the often poor theological knowledge of the church members.[2] In many Dutch Reformed denominations this practice is still continued.
How Would Jesus Spank a Child? by Eric Holmberg
…with a flexible switch made from an olive branch, across the fleshy part of the buttocks or upper thigh.
Is the Death Penalty Just? by Dr. Phillip G. Kayser
Just one of the many thoughtful, well-written and biblically faithful essays written by our dear friend, Dr. Phil Kayser at www.BiblicalBlueprints.com
Limited vs. Unlimited Atonement by Rev. Richard Phillips
You asked why we should make a fuss over limited/unlimited atonement, in light of the greater issues around the doctrine of the atonement.
Mandibular Mojo: Why Christians Need Strong Meat by Eric Holmberg
Many people are troubled by the amount of controversy and debate that seems to arise from the Bible. Why can’t its truths be clearer and less complicated? (That is one of the things that makes Islam such a potent ideology; you can learn everything you need to know − and some of its leaders would say should know − in a few hours or less.) Mystery seems to bleed from all around Christianity’s edges.
Nicene Creed by Council of Nicaea (325)
The Nicene Creed (Latin: Symbolum Nicaenum) is the creed or profession of faith (Greek: Σύμβολον τῆς Πίστεως) that is most widely used in Christian liturgy. It is called Nicene because, in its original form, it was adopted in the city of Nicaea by the first ecumenical council, which met there in 325.
Paul’s Failed Apologetic in Acts 17? by Dr. Bruce W. Winter
When an early twentieth-century Archbishop of Canterbury heard that Anglicans and Methodists had joined together in a service of Holy Communion in East Africa, he declared, ‘It was highly pleasing to Almighty God, but never to be done again.’ Luke’s succinct summary of Paul’s Areopagus address has sometimes been similarly judged.
Pray for Obama – Psalm 109:8 by Jay Rogers
“Let his days be few; let another take his office.” (Psalm 109:8) Do you REALLY know what this verse means?
Predestined to Believe by Phillip G. Kayser
“One the best, most accessible and well-written articles I have ever seen on this controversial topic.” Eric Holmberg
The Crucifixion Narrative and the Roman Triumphal Procession by Thomas E. Schmidt
Did Mark fashion his crucifixion narrative (Mark 15.16-32) to evoke a Roman triumphal procession and present this ‘anti-triumph’ in such a way to suggest that the seeming scandal of the cross is actually an exaltation of Christ as the LORD – the true “emperor” – of Rome and the entire world?
The Down-Grade Controversy – Part 1 by Robert Shindler and C.H. Spurgeon
Over 120 years ago, the “Sword & Trowel” – the great monthly magazine edited by Charles Spurgeon, addressed the steep decline of Christian orthodoxy and practice that was taking place at the time. The words of Robert Shindler – the author of the first two articles in the series – and Spurgeon are as prescient and prophetic today as their were then; in fact, only more so. We here at TAG shout a loud AMEN! and pray that you the reader will take these words to heart…and then help spread them.
The Down-Grade Controversy – Part 2 by Robert Shindler and C.H. Spurgeon
Over 120 years ago, the “Sword & Trowel” – the great monthly magazine edited by Charles Spurgeon, addressed the steep decline of Christian orthodoxy and practice that was taking place at the time. The words of Robert Shindler – the author of the first two articles in the series – and Spurgeon are as prescient and prophetic today as their were then; in fact, only more so. We here at TAG shout a loud AMEN! and pray that you the reader will take these words to heart…and then help spread them.
The Down-Grade Controversy – Part 3 by C. H. Spurgeon
Over 120 years ago, the “Sword & Trowel” – the great monthly magazine edited by Charles Spurgeon, addressed the steep decline of Christian orthodoxy and practice that was taking place at the time. The words of Robert Shindler – the author of the first two articles in the series – and Spurgeon are as prescient and prophetic today as their were then; in fact, only more so. We here at TAG shout a loud AMEN! and pray that you the reader will take these words to heart…and then help spread them.
The Expulsive Power of a New Affection by Thomas Chalmers
A Moralist Will be Unsuccessful in Trying to Displace His Love of the World by Reviewing the Ills of the World. Misplaced Affections Need to be Replaced by the Far Greater Power of the Affection of the Gospel.
The Grace That Saved a Wretch Like Me by Eric Holmberg
I personally experienced the most amazing aspect of God’s good grace in 1980 at the age of 26. In a moment of time I went from being a confident practitioner and apologist for rationalism (unbelief) and immorality − to a man undone.
The Story of Sodom Revisited by Eric Holmberg
There are few narratives in the Bible that have generated more confusion, controversy, and consternation than the one surrounding Sodom and Gomorrah’s sin and subsequent judgment. The spate of “gay” theology and apologetics over the last few decades has only added to the confusion.
The Strange Case of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Houdini, and Romans 1 by Doug Powell
If ever there was a man who could think logically about the facts of a case and arrive at a plausible solution it was Conan Doyle. But when his son died in World War I, Conan Doyle turned to Spritualism for consolation in hopes of making contact with him through mediums. Sir Arthur became so involved in spiritualism he became its most famous evangelist in the 1920’s, doing speaking tours to promote it.
The Troubling Worldview of the ‘Rapture- Ready’ Christian by Bill Barnwell
When the subject of the “end-times” comes up, many Christians and non-Christians don’t want to talk about it. Some Christians, annoyed with all the competing theories and terminology just say, “What difference does it make? Jesus is coming back and I just need to be ready.” Non-Christians just assume that since Christianity isn’t true, then the whole issue doesn’t matter. Well, actually, it does matter. I will submit that the popular doctrines of the Left Behind series pose very real threats not only to Christianity, but also to the wider culture.
Truly Reformed…Truly Wrong by Eric Holmberg
Eric examines a common pitfall that plagues more than a few people who “pledge allegiance to the flag of the Reformed Faith.”
Wesley & Whitefield: How Christians Disagree by Wesley Center for Applied Theology
A cautionary and yet inspiring tale of how men of God can disagree over points of doctrine…and yet grow in love for one another. Includes the most reliable versions of the “will we see him in heaven” anecdote.
Westminster Confession of Faith by Westminster Assembly – 1646 AD
n 1643, the English Parliament called upon “learned, godly and judicious Divines”, to meet at Westminster Abbey in order to provide advice on issues of worship, doctrine, government and discipline of the Church of England. Their meetings, over a period of five years, produced the confession of faith, as well as a Larger Catechism and a Shorter Catechism. For more than three centuries, various churches around the world have adopted the confession and the catechisms as their standards of doctrine, subordinate to the Bible. The Westminster Confession of Faith was modified and adopted by Congregationalists in England in the form of the Savoy Declaration (1658). Likewise, the Baptists of England modified the Savoy Declaration to produce the Second London Baptist Confession (1689). English Presbyterians, Congregationalists, and Baptists would together (with others) come to be known as Nonconformists, because they did not conform to the Act of Uniformity (1662) establishing the Church of England as the only legally-approved church, though they were in many ways united by their common confessions, built on the Westminster Confession.
Worldview: Christian Unity by Rev. Charles Blair; Dr. Lou Montecalvo
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

 

The Real Jesus by Jay Rogers and Eric Holmberg
Script for the 2008 release by The Apologetics Group, “The Real Jesus: A Defense of the Historicity and Divinity of Christ.”

 

Amazing Grace Study Guide by Eric Holmberg
The new, expanded and vastly improved study guide for the best-selling “Amazing Grace – The History and Theology of Calvinism.” Over 220 pages long, this workbook is the perfect companion piece to the DVD and is guaranteed to bring the reader/viewer into a deeper understanding and relationship with both Christ and the worldview that bears His Name.

 

The Final Frontier – Discussion Guide by David Skjaerlund, PhD
The discussion guide for “The Final Frontier: A Journey Through Life, Death and Beyond” – the powerful evangelistic presentation by The Apologetics Group.

 

 

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The Gideon Project by Eric Holmberg
We all know – or should know – that something has gone very wrong with America. But there isn’t much agreement about what to do about it. Eric looks to the Bible and the story of David and Gideon and outlines of possible approach that hasn’t been tried in a long time. It’s ambitious, counter-intuitive…and will be sure to drive the humanists mad.

 

What’s So Wrong With Socialism? by Eric Holmberg
Four things everyone needs to know…but almost no one does.

 

Answering a Fool According to His Folly by Eric Holmberg
I went to Amazon.com today to order another copy of Skousen’s seminal work, “The 5000 Year Leap.”

 

Answering a Fool According to His Folly – Part 2 by Eric Holmberg
More on the controversy concerning the “wall of separation” between church and state as well as the myth of neutrality.

 

Nihilism and the End of Law by Phillip E. Johnson
One of the most imporatnt essays written in the last twenty years; wonderfully surveys and exposes the fatal fallacy of philosophical naturalism. It also is a powerful introduction to the foundational truth of presuppositional apologetics: that without God, real knowledge and ethics are impossible.

 

Slavery Today and the Battle Over History by Dr. Peter Hammond
Karl Marx declared: “The first battlefield is the rewriting of history.” Evidently, many of Marx’s disciples have been very busy on the university campuses rewriting history, rearranging reality and brainwashing students.

 

Some Dare Call It Theocracy by Eric Holmberg & Stephen McDowell
A response to Frank Schaeffer and his assertion that Christians who take their Biblical worldview and seriously weigh in on political/public policy matters are “theocrats” looking to impose a form of “Christianized Sharia law.”

 

The Coming Insurrection by The Invisible Committee
“I am not calling for a ban on this book. It’s important that you read this book… And let me tell you something: Don’t dismiss these people. Don’t dismiss them.” — Glenn Beck, Fox News. We post this here because thinking Christians need to be forewarned.

 

What About Capital Punishment by Glenn Dunehew
Whenever you bring up the subject of capital punishment, you can always count on a lively discussion with plenty of opinions offered – along with lots of questions. “But doesn’t the Bible say ‘Do not kill’?”

 

Why is Christmas Celebrated on December 25th? by Jay Rogers
The usual answer to this question is that it was adjusted, like many Church feast days, to coincide with the pagan feast days, this one being the winter solstice. This is a convenient explanation, but the exact date of December 25th is for another reason entirely.

 

Worldview: Goverment by Mr. Gary DeMar; Mr. Colonel Doner
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society and to further discussion and implementation of a Biblical and Christian worldview. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life and worldview area. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.” We are committed implementing this Biblical worldview in every way God gives us opportunity.

 

Worldview: Law by Dr. Virginia C. Armstrong; Mr. Michael Farris
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society and to further discussion and implementation of a Biblical and Christian worldview. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life and worldview area. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.” We are committed implementing this Biblical worldview in every way God gives us opportunity.

 

Worldview: Social/Political by Rev. Ray Allen; Mr. Marshall Foster
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society and to further discussion and implementation of a Biblical and Christian worldview. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life and worldview area. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.” We are committed implementing this Biblical worldview in every way God gives us opportunity.

 

A Senior Saint on Unity by Ian H. Murray
Between 1875 and 1892, George Müller traveled the world preaching with seven objectives in view. The fourth of these was, “To promote among all true believers, brotherly love; to lead them to make less of those non-essentials in which disciples differ, and to make more of those great essential truth and foundation truths in which all true believers are united.”

 

Oliver Cromwell: Lord Protector of England by John Rogers
There is definitely an association between John Knox and Oliver Cromwell. Knox, in his book The Reformation of Scotland, outlined the whole process without which the British model of government under Oliver Cromwell never would not have been possible.

 

Phillis Wheatley: Precursor of American Abolitionism by John Rogers
Born in 1753 in Africa, Phillis Wheatley was kidnapped and sold at a slave auction at age seven to a prosperous Boston family who educated her and treated her as a family member. Rescued from an otherwise hopeless situation by the sympathies of the Wheatley family, Phillis learned English with remarkable speed, and, although she never attended a formal school, she also learned Greek and Latin.

 

The Catastrophic Fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. by Paul L. Maier
Jesus predicted it thirty-seven years before it happened. Herod Agrippa II and his sister Bernice, who heard Paul’s testimony at Caesarea (Acts 26), tried hard to prevent it…

 

Is the Death Penalty Just? by Dr. Phillip G. Kayser
Just one of the many thoughtful, well-written and biblically faithful essays written by our dear friend, Dr. Phil Kayser at www.BiblicalBlueprints.com

 

Pray for Obama – Psalm 109:8 by Jay Rogers
“Let his days be few; let another take his office.” (Psalm 109:8) Do you REALLY know what this verse means?

 

God’s Law and Society by Jay Rogers (Editor)
This workbook is designed to be used with the ten part video series, God’s Law and Society. The video and the workbook together are designed to be a training curriculum to help spark “A Second American Revolution”—a Neo-Puritan revival that will inspire Christians to reengage the culture, most specifically in the arena of public policy, with the message of Christ’s Lordship over the nations of the earth.
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Evolution: 24 myths and misconceptions by www.newscientist.com
Editor’s note: This comes under the category of “knowing your adversary.” Read with discernment and caution…or not at all.

 

Worldview: Science/Technology by Dr. Duane Gish; Mr. Arthur Cunningham
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
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Abortion Clinic Sues Us by Gregg Cunningham
The official, attorney-approved account of a recent lawsuit leveled at The Apologetics Group and more specifically Gregg Cunningham and the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform

 

Abortionists: Murder Times Two by Jay Rogers
Question: Not counting legal abortions, which legal profession has the highest per capita homicide rate committed by its full-time practitioners?

 

Is Abortion Really So Bad? by Dr. Joel R. Beeke, James W. Beeke
In this concise, lucid and prophetic booklet, two churchmen (brothers) provide a powerful apologetic on the sanctity of human life.

 

Reflections of an Ex-Abortionist by Noreen Johnson
A doctor who once aborted babies — and now focuses on delivering them — provides some imporatnat insights on the state of both mind and heart that can justify abortion…how how they may yet be set free.

 

The Baby in My Womb Leaped for Joy by John Piper
The aim of this message is to awaken and intensify your joyful, grateful reverence for the gift of human life from conception to eternity.

 

The Abortion Matrix: Ending Child Sacrifice and the Decline of America by Eric Holmberg & Jay Rogers
“The Abortion Matrix” provides a God’s-eye-view on what has become one of the most common medical procedures in the world. For those with eyes to see and hearts to understand and obey, abortion will no longer be just a political or social issue. It will be seen as a key component in vast spiritual conspiracy – one rooted in paganism and the tradition of child sacrifice – one that manifests the very essence and power of hell itself – and one that will ultimately determine if the nation that practices it will live…or die.

 

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The Enemy in Our Midst by Eric Holmberg
“Who’s the character in Seinfeld with the funny hair?” A chorus of hands shot up excitedly. “Kramer!” came the almost universal reply.

 

Toxic Shock by Eric Holmberg
Imagine a hot summer day as a young family cools off in the shallow end of a community pool. Suddenly, the father notices a group of people, obviously dirty and intoxicated, jumping in at the other end. Thanking God for chlorine, he instinctively places himself between them and his two young children. His disgust turns to alarm, however, when a straggler appears and begins to empty a large drum of what looks and smells like raw sewage into the water. He stares in disbelief as the rabble splash about in the widening circle of filth.

 

Script: Hell’s Bells 2 by Eric Holmberg
After numerous requests, this is our best shot at providing the script for HB2. If you are doing a foreign language translation, please just use this as a rough guide. And if you would like a WORD version, email us at apologeticsgroup1#gmail.com
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EVANGELIZING OUR POSTMODERN WORLD by Ray Ortlund & Tim Keller
Two of the best pastors in the country think about the challenges facing Christians in the West as we strive to be “as wise as serpents but as gentle as doves” in reaching and discipling our present generation.

 

Worldview: Evangelism by Rev. Al Whittinghill
The Coalition on Revival is a network of evangelical leaders from many major denominational and theological perspectives who share a vision for and commitment to revival, renewal, and reformation of the Church and society. COR’s vision is to see Christians everywhere doing all they can in the power of the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ in every aspect of life. COR’s mission is “to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God’s will may be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

 

Go, Stand, Speak! The Forgotten Power of the Public Proclamation of the Gospel – Chapters 1 & 2 by Eric Holmberg, Pat Necerato
The video that people are buzzing about all around the world. Here are the first two-chapters of the script. Please pray for us — and consider making a donation to this vital project (see DONATE tab).

 

 

The Final Frontier – Discussion Guide by David Skjaerlund, PhD
The discussion guide for “The Final Frontier: A Journey Through Life, Death and Beyond” – the powerful evangelistic presentation by The Apologetics Group.
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Frankincense: Could it be a cure for cancer? by Jeremy Howell
The gift given by the wise men to the baby Jesus probably came across the deserts from Oman. Could a commodity that was once worth its weight in gold be reborn as a treatment for cancer?.
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