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To Whom Homage?

Institutional Christianity has a long and sordid history of mixing Church and State. The temptation to use political power to impose “right” beliefs and other agendas is too great. Advancing “Christianity” through the political mechanisms of this world always necessitates the use of the coercive power of the State, and this corrosive mixture inevitably corrupts the Church and destroys its witness.

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The Recurring Empire

Not only was Babylon an ancient kingdom, but it also serves in Scripture as a symbol for the repeated attempts by kings and tyrants to establish regi…

Servants or Overlords?

In his Letter to the Philippians, Paul points to the obedience of Jesus as the model of proper conduct by his disciples and the self-denying mindset …

Jesus Reigns Now!

According to the Psalmist, the anointed “Son” would reign “on Mount Zion… my holy mount.” As attested by the New Testament, that king is Jesus of Naz…

The Royal Servant

The theme of fulfillment is prominent in Matthew’s gospel. In Jesus of Nazareth, the promises of God have found their intended applications and fulfi…

The Shepherd King

In the Book of Revelation, Jesus is called the “Faithful Witness” and the “Ruler of the Kings of the Earth.” The two designations are inextricably li…

The Alien King

The Gospel of Mark highlights the inability of men to recognize Jesus as the Messiah and King of Israel until AFTER his crucifixion, and most paradox…

The Ancient Empire

The Beast of Revelation is the embodiment of the ancient power that has been stalking the saints since the fall of Adam. History repeats itself. It i…

The Choice

In the Book of Revelation, every human being is either “Tabernacling in Heaven” or included among the “Inhabitants of the Earth.” These descriptions …