I John: You Should Know, Part 2 – It Is The Last Time

By: J. Dale Weaver, M.Div., M.A. “Little children, it is the last time; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last time” (1 John 2:18). The second subject the Apostle John addresses in his first letter, that heContinue reading “I John: You Should Know, Part 2 – It Is The Last Time”

ARE WE IN THE “LAST” DAYS?

I have often heard this question in the past, when I served as a Pastor, and even today, as a Bible Teacher. It’s one of the most common questions astute followers of Christ ask, considering the condition of the world right now. In fact, I wish more people were asking themselves this question. There isContinue reading “ARE WE IN THE “LAST” DAYS?”

The “Progressive” March

by: J. Dale Weaver, M.Div., M.A. 15 January,2021 When Abraham Lincoln prosecuted the war against the Confederate States, forcing them to remain in the Union, he escalated and multiplied the size and power of the Federal Government irreversibly.  Since the time of the Civil War and Reconstruction, Government has never ceased to grow, enlarging itselfContinue reading “The “Progressive” March”

Hindsight is 20/20 – Federalists, Anti-federalists and our Current National Predicament

By: J. Dale Weaver, M.Div., M.A. January 11, 2021 When the United States won its independence from Great Britain in 1783, we began to govern ourselves by “The Articles of Confederation.” The Second Continental Congress had constructed the document in 1777, in hopes that they would actually get to govern themselves after the war. ItContinue reading “Hindsight is 20/20 – Federalists, Anti-federalists and our Current National Predicament”

New Year, New Revelations – Old Temptations: The Unraveling of the “Evangelical” Church

By: J. Dale Weaver, M.Div., M.A. 3 January, 2021 It was early 1987 when Jim Bakker’s sins were exposed for the world to see.  I was a Senior in College, just called into Ministry, and I’d never been a big fan of Jim Bakker.  His scandal with Jessica Hahn, and then the alleged financial misdealingsContinue reading “New Year, New Revelations – Old Temptations: The Unraveling of the “Evangelical” Church”

A Pessimistic Optimist: Part 1 – Why I am a Pessimist, and What (or Whom) I am Pessimistic About

Authors Note: I first published this on a previous blog in 2012. The views expressed in this essay remain at the core of my convictions today. That is one reason I decided to post it. Another reason is, I’m hoping to finally get back to writing Part 2 — which I’ve never completed! I trustContinue reading “A Pessimistic Optimist: Part 1 – Why I am a Pessimist, and What (or Whom) I am Pessimistic About”

The Role of Postmillennial Eschatology in the Formation of the Political Philosophy of Progressivism in the United States

No political movement has impacted the United States over the past century more than Progressivism.  The principles, policies and values of Progressive ideology are integrated into the fabric of the American nation at every level of governance and society, and its views and beliefs are ingrained in the hearts and minds of many in everyContinue reading “The Role of Postmillennial Eschatology in the Formation of the Political Philosophy of Progressivism in the United States”

A Unique American Christianity: A Late Twentieth Century Topical Historiography

Public prayer and religious expression became decidedly more accepted in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Such blatant displays of a religious and particularly of a Christian nature would have been frowned upon or legally suppressed just months before the September 11th attacks by a myriad of specialContinue reading “A Unique American Christianity: A Late Twentieth Century Topical Historiography”