FROM ATHEISM TO JESUS

PMW 2017-058 by Sarah Irving-Stonebraker (The Veritas Forum)

I grew up in Australia, in a loving, secular home, and arrived at Sydney University as a critic of “religion.” I didn’t need faith to ground my identity or my values. I knew from the age of eight that I wanted to study history at Cambridge and become a historian. My identity lay in academic achievement, and my secular humanism was based on self-evident truths. As an undergrad, I won the University Medal and a Commonwealth Scholarship to undertake my Ph.D. in History at King’s College, Cambridge. King’s is known for its secular ideology and my perception of Christianity fitted well with the views of my fellow students: Christians were anti-intellectual and self-righteous. Continue reading

MUSLIMS MOVED BY COPTIC RESPONSE

PMW 2017-057 by Jason Casper (Christianity Today)

[Gentry note: Postmillennialists do not believe Christ’s kingdom comes by “swords’ loud clashing” (cp. John 18:36). The example of these Coptic Christians shows us a powerful tool in evangelism: a steady, Christian witness.]

Twelve seconds of silence is an awkward eternity on television. Amr Adeeb, perhaps the most prominent talk show host in Egypt, leaned forward as he searched for a response.

“The Copts of Egypt … are made of … steel!” he finally uttered.

Moments earlier, Adeeb was watching a colleague in a simple home in Alexandria speak with the widow of Naseem Faheem, the guard at St. Mark’s Cathedral in the seaside Mediterranean city. Continue reading

WOULD CHRIST CREATE THROUGH EVOLUTION?

PMW 2017-056 by Lita Cosner (Creation Ministries, Intl.)

[Gentry: Modern Christianity has fallen into compromise with secular humanism in many respects today. One of those areas of compromise is in the area of origins, the very first issue raised in the Bible. We believe in the relentless progress of the kingdom against and over all opposition. We do so not because of what we see in the world, but because of what we read in Scripture. God’s word is true, though every man a liar. This is a helpful article exposing the error of adopting the evolutionary worldview as a Christian.]

In an April 2017 contribution to the BioLogos website, NT Wright argued that “If creation is through Christ, evolution is what you would expect”. However, the argumentation is fatally flawed by the assumption of evolution imported onto the text of Scripture.

Wright asserts, “We must somehow start with what we know of Jesus’ own vision of truth and the kingdom and power and ask what that might mean for creation itself.” Continue reading

HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP

PMW 2017-054 by John Stott (1921-2011)

[Gentry note: This is an older article that has a current relevance for our world today. Postmillennialism promotes and expects the victory of God’s kingdom over all opposition. And we recognize that “the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 14:17). And that righteousness is defined by God’s holy word not man’s fallen sentiments. This is a helpful article confronting a contemporary problem that is debasing modern culture. Postmillennialists need to recognize the moral problem and speak out against it, as unbelievers walk in darkness, needing the truth.]

This moving story of one woman’s struggle to remain faithful to the Bible’s teaching is one example of the many thousands in our churches…

Alice was everything I had ever wanted in a partner. After two previous long-term relationships and a few dalliances, I just knew that she was “it”. We were destined to grow old together.

And then randomly, as a non-believer, I started reading the Bible.

When I wasn’t at work, I had my head stuck in this book, and was devouring every word in front of me. During the subsequent months, although I don’t recall reading any of the specific passages, I came to realise that my gay life and behaviour were simply not compatible with this holy and all-powerful God. I just knew that I couldn’t become a Christian and continue with life as I knew it. Continue reading

DISPENSATIONAL SCARE-MONGERING. AGAIN.

PMW 2017-053 by Gary DeMar (American Vision)

Once again, prophecy prognosticators are predicting Jesus is going to wrap up everything in our generation because things are so bad the end must be near. A recent article by Britt Gillette on the Prophecy News Watch website says as much:

“The signs of the Second Coming are all around us. When His disciples asked Jesus to describe the signs, He gave them several. The Jewish people back in possession of Jerusalem (Luke 21:24-28) … the Gospel preached throughout the world (Matthew 24:14) … the arrival of the exponential curve (Matthew 24:3-8) … and more.

“The Old Testament prophets also pointed to a number of signs. An increase in travel and knowledge (Daniel 12:4) … the rise of a united Europe (Daniel 2:42) … the rise of the Gog of Magog alliance (Ezekiel 38-39) … and more.

“Today, all these signs are either present or in the process of being fulfilled. Yet for 1,800+ years, none of these signs were present. Think about that. None of the signs. But today? Today, they’re all around us.”

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

By Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

I have slightly re-designed my postmillennial blog, given it a new header (designed by my friend, Brian Godawa), and expanded its realm of study. Continue reading

TRANSGENDER PROPAGANDA DISPROVEN

PMT 2017-052 by Liberty Council

A recent study released from Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science refutes propaganda from LGBT activists who detach gender completely from sex and promote that men can become so-called “women” by merely “identifying” as female, and vice-versa.

Professor Shmuel Pietrokovski and Dr. Moran Gershoni, both researchers from the Weizmann Institute’s Molecular Genetics Department, “looked closely at around 20,000 protein-coding genes, sorting them by sex and searching for differences in expression in each tissue. They eventually identified around 6,500 genes with activity that was biased toward one sex or the other in at least one tissue, adding to the already major biological differences between men and women.” Continue reading