PMW 2018-098 by Colin Smothers (Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood)
Gentry note: The church is in need of revival. We are witnessing even evangelical bodies in a state of decline. Now even one of the largest and most esteemed evangelical agencies has allowed fallen culture to be represented in its annual meeting. Postmillennialism expects true revival and culture-wide reformation. Both are needed today. And they will come. But they will come only if we are alert to what is happening around us. Smothers’ article is a good warning call. Let us pray that the ETS heeds his call. I am presenting this article on December 7, as we are witnessing an attack on our culture.
When I opened the program guide for this year’s meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Denver, I was surprised by a paper titled “Walking across Gender in the Spirit? The Vocation of the Church and the Transgender Christian.” My interest piqued, I made plans to attend the session to hear the presentation. I honestly thought going into it that the title was intended for shock value to garner interest in order to set up an evangelical rebuttal of transgenderism. But what I heard from that paper went beyond anything I had thought possible at the Evangelical Theological Society.
The paper argues for the legitimacy of transgender identities. It appeared in an “Evangelicals and Gender” section, which means that the paper was vetted by committee members before being accepted into the program. Every member of the steering committee except one is a contributor to an evangelical feminist group called Christians for Biblical Equality. This raises the question: does CBE now accept the legitimacy of transgender identities? In addition to this session, there is at least one article that suggests it might. Continue reading
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
PMT 2014-055b by Don Strickland
Malachi 1:10: “Oh that there were one among you who would shut the gates, that you might not uselessly kindle fire on My altar!” Continue reading
PMT 2014-024b by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
In our current environment we are facing a number of moral issues that are politically-charged. Some of these are issues directly affecting our everyday lives here in America; others involve issues appearing in other cultures and nations of our world which can indirectly affect our political situation. Continue reading
PMT 2014-020b by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
Oftentimes in the debate over homosexuality among Christians, we hear an attempted defense of homosexuality on the following basis: “Jesus never uttered one word about homosexuality.” In fact, on the Huffington Post website we find the article “What Were Jesus’ Views on Homosexuality?” by Elizabeth Cunningham. In that article she states (in part):
“As for Jesus, he said nothing on the subject of homosexuality. You could argue, and many have, that he didn’t have to make pronouncements. He was an observant Jew who would have regarded homosexuality as a sin. The truth is, we will never know his views on this subject.” Continue reading
PMT 2014-033b by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
In this posting I will summarize some quick responses to popular arguments in defense of homosexuality. Perhaps you have heard some of these arguments supporting tolerance of homosexual conduct.
I. POPULAR ARGUMENTS
A. Personal Preferences
“I prefer to quote Scriptures that support life for my fellow man.”
- What does this preference have to do with reality? Do you get your preferences?
- What does our personal preferences have to do with universal moral principles?
- Christ often warned of woes upon evil doers, such as the seven woes upon the Pharisees in Matthew 23. In fact, he taught more on Hell than anyone else in Scripture. Continue reading
PMT 2013-013b by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
Below is a study on the question of human rights and homosexuality. Continue reading