Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Critical Theory and the Frankfurt School

Last time we talked about the influence of Marxism and Neo-Marxism on modern society. This is a foundational point, but it is really only part of the picture. The Neo-Marxist desire for cultural destruction needed a tool through which it could destroy Western culture. That tool is Critical Theory. As dynamite is to the field of demolition, so Critical Theory is to the Marxist worldview...continue reading

Monday, November 28, 2022

Does Dispensationalism Hurt the Church?

Not too long ago while I was on social media I stumbled across a quote by a Christian cultural apologist who said, “Wherever dispensationalism has gained ground, Christian culture has lost ground.” Although the claim that dispensationalism has hurt the church is not new, it was interesting to see how much agreement the post garnered in the comments. Some commenters labeled dispensationalism as the worst heresy the church has seen. Others said dispensationalism is a damnable heresy which has single-handedly lost the American culture war. In this post I would like to analyze the argument that dispensationalism itself is dangerous and responsible for the cultural loss we see in Western culture today...continue reading

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Do Dispensationalists Cause Cultural Decay?

Postmillenialists will often claim that dispensationalists do not engage the culture and have no interest in seeing the culture flourish. Furthermore, it is often stated that wherever dispensationalism flourishes, the culture decays. Thus, it is dispensationalism which is dangerous and causes cultural decay. Although I have written before that many incorrectly argue that dispensationalism hurts the church, today I want address the subject again, focusing on whether dispensationalists promote an escapist worldview which causes cultural decay. It is my goal that the argument that dispensationalists don’t care about culture should be be retired from use, since it is neither true nor the real issue...continue reading

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The OLivet Discourse - Arnold Fruchtenbaum

Thought I'd post this here out of interest and for personal reference. I don't necessarily agree with everything (which doesn't make me right). But Dr. Fruchtenbaum makes good points. He correctly puts Israel front and center of the OD. For more, see Larry Pettegrew's "Forsaking Israel," especially Chapter 9 (The Messiah's Lecture on the Future of Israel.)

Dr. Fruchtenbaum,

The famous Olivet Discourse of our Messiah occurred between two significant events. Immediately preceding the Olivet Discourse, the Messiah spoke the final words of His public ministry found in Matthew 23:1-39, which contain the denunciation of the leadership, especially for their guilt in leading the nation to reject the Messiahship of Yeshua (Jesus). With these words, the public ministry of the Messiah as a Prophet came to an end, and for the remainder of His last few days on earth, He would deal exclusively with His disciples...keep reading

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Puritan Conference 2022 (Geoff Thomas)

All the presentations from the 2022 Grace Community Church Puritan Conference can be found HERE.

Interesting Q & A session with John MacArthur and John Piper HERE  Some people have issues with both men (no teacher/preacher is perfect) and will shun them. That's a pity.  

I particularly enjoyed watching Geoff Thomas' talk on "Principalities and Powers." He mentions Thomas Brooks'  "Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices" which can be downloaded from Monergism.