American Vision

Halloween's Improbable Origin and Meaning for Christians

The following article, Halloween's Improbable Origin and Meaning for Christians, was first published on The American Vision. The original title of this article is “Concerning Halloween.” Since it was first published in 1996, it has made its way around the world and stirred up a lot of discussions. That’s a good thing. As you can imagine many Christians oppose Halloween…

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DonKPreston.com

An Important Question- A Great Answer!

An Important Question – A Great Answer!   On Facebook 10-29-2020, just the other day, I posted the following question. A wonderful lady from Australia,a college professor, responded. Here is my question followed by her excellent answer:   ‘When Jesus said- Luke 21:22– describing the impending judgment on Jerusalem: “These be the days of vengeance when all things written must…

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American Vision

Why I Am a One-Issue Voter

The following article, Why I Am a One-Issue Voter, was first published on The American Vision. The issue of abortion has barely come up in the debates of Election 2020. But for many of us, it is still the issue that matters most. I am a one issue voter, without apology, and that issue is abortion. I’m against it. If…

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DonKPreston.com

Gary DeMar on 2 Thessalonians 1

I am happy to share an article by my friend Gary DeMar, president of American Vision in Powder Springs, Ga. Gary does a fine job of showing that 2 Thessalonians 1 is not about some imaginary “end of time” future coming of the Lord. Unfortunately, Gary continues– inconsistently – to claim that the NT teaches that there is indeed a…

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American Vision

One of the Most Despicable Senate Speeches Ever Given

The following article, One of the Most Despicable Senate Speeches Ever Given, was first published on The American Vision. Since Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton and the Democrats in 2016, Democrats have said some very bad things about him, his supporters, and the United States. The nomination and confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett has driven these people to the lowest…

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American Vision

Who Is Defending Classic Dispensationalism Today?

The following article, Who Is Defending Classic Dispensationalism Today?, was first published on The American Vision. Eschatology is the study of the “last things.” The more popular terminology is “Bible prophecy.” There are numerous schools of thought on the subject. The most popular version—dispensational premillennialism—teaches that particular prophetic events are on the horizon, that a “rapture” of the Church precedes…

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American Vision

The Apostle Paul and the Lesser of Two Evils

The following article, The Apostle Paul and the Lesser of Two Evils, was first published on The American Vision. Christians are still bringing up “I can’t vote for the lesser of two evils” argument while they are pontificating on this point while posting on Facebook that promotes the twin evils of abortion and homosexuality and is manipulating the political process.…

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American Vision

My Response to John Piper's 'Paths to Ruin' Article

The following article, My Response to John Piper's 'Paths to Ruin' Article, was first published on The American Vision. Pastors are supposed to be prophets, not in the sense of foretelling but in forthtelling. The Old Testament prophets were critical of the immoral—lawless—actions of Israel’s religious and civil leaders, and they were never nice about it (e.g., Jer. 2:20; 3:1–3;…

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N. T. Wright

What Would It Look Like If God Was In Charge?

What would it look like if God was in charge? That’s the question I often used to ask in a previous job. For instance, if I was visiting a church youth group and wanted to get them talking, I might say: If God was in charge here, what would be different? Teenagers would come up The post What Would It…

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American Vision

The Threat of Court-Packing

The following article, The Threat of Court-Packing, was first published on The American Vision. One of the most substantial issues of Election 2020 is the Left’s pledge to pack the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) if they win—a scheme neither Joe Biden nor Kamala Harris will disavow. Most people don’t realize how seriously this could undermine our entire democratic republic. In one…

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The Other Journal

The Law of the Gospel: A Review of Philip Cary’s The Meaning of Protestant Theology in a Time of Protests

Philip Cary, The Meaning of Protestant Theology: Luther, Augustine, and the Gospel that Gives Us Christ (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2019). How you read a book has everything to do with where and when you read it. So it is difficult to imagine what I would have written about Philip Cary’s The Meaning of Protestant Theology if I had…

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Power of Preterism

End Time Resurrection Debate Review: Israel vs. Holloway

One of the more focused on topics within Preterist theology is the understanding of the ‘resurrection of the dead’. I, as a Full Preterist who holds to the Corporate Body View (CBV) of the ‘resurrection of the dead’ assert that the ‘resurrection of the dead’ is not a universal yet-future promise, but rather was something that was hoped for by…

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American Vision

Sexual Preference v. Sexual Orientation: Control the Language … Control the Issue

The following article, Sexual Preference v. Sexual Orientation: Control the Language … Control the Issue, was first published on The American Vision. The homosexual movement went from “sexual preference” to “sexual orientation” overnight when Amy Coney Barrett used “sexual preference” during her Supreme Court nomination inquisition. Homosexuality is now a protected class. The Orwellian editors of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary “added…

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American Vision

The Political Choice Before Us

The following article, The Political Choice Before Us, was first published on The American Vision. During the early nineties, the leaning Tower of Pisa started to lean too far. So engineers designed a plan to salvage the twelfth-century landmark from toppling over. The project went through several phases. First, counterweights were placed on the base of the tower to slow…

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American Vision

Does 2 Thessalonians 1 Support Amillennialism?

The following article, Does 2 Thessalonians 1 Support Amillennialism?, was first published on The American Vision. Vern Poythress wrote “2 Thessalonians 1 Supports Amillennialism.” It was originally published in THE JOURNAL OF THE EVANGELICAL THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY in 1995. The following is from the Abstract of the article: 2 Thessalonians 1 supports amillennialism because it is in tension with all the other major…

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American Vision

Will There be Circumcision and Animal Sacrifices During the 'Millennium'?

The following article, Will There be Circumcision and Animal Sacrifices During the 'Millennium'?, was first published on The American Vision. It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be on no…

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The Other Journal

Heart to Heart

Luke says Mary kept every- thing—angels roaring in the night, shepherds crawling through dung and hay, camels, comets—all these things, gospels and gospels, stored in the four chambers of her heart. I wonder if Einstein’s mother had room enough in her ventricles for quanta and atoms, light’s slow passage through the eye of the universe. Or Darwin’s mother enough space…

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The Other Journal

Strawberry Picking

for Sally You took me strawberry pickingonce, drove out to a farmwhere we paid to squat in greenbeds laced with tongues of red.I could feel my ears and necktighten under the punishingsun as we filled Morning Gloryice cream buckets with ourharvest, each berry looking to melike some vital body part,an organ or muscle necessaryfor life. You sat on your haunches,fingers…

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