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May 2022 16 May 16, 2022
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There is an on-going disagreement among Christians as to the nature and time of the so-called Great Tribulation mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 24:21. There he says: “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be” (Matt. 24:21). Many insist that this “great tribulation” (v. 21a) cannot refer to the events of 70 a.d. when the Romans armies sacked Jerusalem and des...Read More

May 2022 10 May 10, 2022
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As many of you know, several years ago I participated in a panel discussion with John Piper, Doug Wilson, and Jim Hamilton on the subject of eschatology. It was a two-hour event that was hosted at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. A few weeks ago I was invited to do something similar at Frontline Church here in OKC. The major difference is that I was the only participant. I presented the various schools of thought on eschatology for about 50 minutes and then answ...Read More

May 2022 9 May 9, 2022

For as long as he can remember, the little boy had heard people talking about the Great King. Everywhere he went, he listened with rapt attention as they spoke of how big he was and how beautiful and strong. The mere thought of meeting the King would set his heart pounding within his chest. His mouth would dry up and his palms became sweaty. Still, he knew that if he could only see this Great King, his questions would all be answered, his fears forever relieved and his l...Read More

May 2022 4 May 4, 2022
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“Sam, why do you use such inflammatory language?” The answer is simple: I want to be inflammatory. I also use it because that is the language being employed by pro-abortion advocates. Consider this one statement from John Fetterman, the Lt. Governor and U.S. Senate candidate from Pennsylvania: “Let’s be clear: The right to an abortion is sacred.” I took the time to look up the word “sacred” in the Oxford English Dictionary....Read More

May 2022 2 May 2, 2022

Whenever the subject of the miraculous or the spiritual gift of miracles is raised, people immediately turn to the words of Jesus in John 14:12. There he spoke to his disciples, saying: “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12). Most of the interpretations of John 14:12 are driven by the perceived disparity people feel betw...Read More

Apr 2022 27 Apr 27, 2022

[On Sunday, December 12, 2021, Andrew and Norene Brunson were at Bridgeway Church here in OKC and shared their story. It was a powerful time, to say the least. In the wake of that event, I thought you would be blessed to read this interview with the Brunsons.] September 7, 2021 by Lindy Lowry in Europe / posted at www.opendoorsusa.org on 4/23/22. For 735 days, we prayed for him. With each court hearing and each delayed verdict, we poured out our hearts and voices for A...Read More

Apr 2022 25 Apr 25, 2022

In a March 21, 2022, article on the Christianity Today on-line website, Bonnie Kristian wrote a piece entitled, “What Atonement Theories Tell Us About Our Politics.” I’m not concerned today with the “political” dimension to her article. My focus is her endorsement of Christus Victor. She rightly points to the risen Christ, whom we celebrate at Easter, and then asks the question: “But how did our salvation take place, exactly?” S...Read More

Apr 2022 21 Apr 21, 2022

Here is the link to an interview I did with the Expositor’s Collective. We cover a lot of ground on a variety of topics. I hope you enjoy it....Read More

Apr 2022 18 Apr 18, 2022
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Julian Lennon, now 59 years old, John Lennon’s son, promised long ago that he would honor his father by never singing the song, “Imagine.” He recently changed his mind. I’m not concerned with his reasons for this. My focus is the song itself. Haunting in its melody, so soothing in many ways, and yet profoundly misguided and incoherent, please don’t join Lennon and others in imagining the sort of world he proposes. I’m sure you know it...Read More

Apr 2022 14 Apr 14, 2022
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April 13, 2022 Michael Kruger Well, soon it will be Easter. That wonderful time of the year when we remember (and celebrate) the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. But, not all will be celebrating. There are many that find Easter to be a senseless holiday—apart from, perhaps, the joys of Sunday brunch or chocolate eggs. After all, it is argued, we all know that people don’t rise from the dead. And there are no reasons to think it happened in the case of ...Read More