This page provides print and video resources relevant to establishing and maintaining a biblical worldview in the face of sweeping changes coming to bear upon the landscapes of Western culture, philosophy, and thought which are antithetical to biblical Christianity. “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,” (2 Corinthians 10:5 NAS)
“The Christian will not disagree merely to be different, but wherever the moral standards and religious views of society differ from the teachings of Christ he will disagree flatly. He will not admit the validity of human opinion when the Word of God is clear. Some things are not debatable; there is no other side to them. There is only God’s side.” A. W. Tozer
FILMS (These two films document the heretical distortions of the biblical Gospel by the Faith and Prosperity movements within professing Christendom.)
American Gospel: Christ Alone – Is Christianity Christ + the American dream? This film examines how the false prosperity gospel, better known as the Word of Faith movement, has distorted the biblical Gospel, and how this heretical theology is being exported around the world. This film is available via various streaming services and may be purchased as a DVD. View the official movie trailer.
American Gospel: Christ Crucified – The Gospel message of “Christ crucified” has always been offensive. In our culture it is common for preachers to soften the offense of the cross, and the attributes of God that are displayed in the person of work of Jesus Christ. “American Gospel: Christ Crucified” explores how the paths of post-modernism and progressive Christianity lead to a different gospel, and a god created in our own image. View the official movie trailer.
The material below is an introduction to the wokeness movement. These resources explain the wokeness worldview as it stands contra biblical truth, why it has no place in the methodology of the church, and how this movement violates primary doctrines of the Christian faith.
TERMS (This list defines commonly used vocabulary in the wokeness movement.)
CHART (This chart concisely explains the differences between critical race theory and the Gospel.)
An Exegetical & Historical Examination of the Woke Church Movement – Does the ‘woke’ church movement have any biblical or historical validity? Dr. James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries provides an exegetical examination of this current position from the pages of Scripture and historical theology.
Brave New Religion: Intersectionality – As a social concept, Intersectionality has revolutionized the entire victimhood culture across the political and educational spectrum. Dr. Josh Buice, explains how Intersectionality is a unifying framework hypothesis for a brave new religion.
Critical Race Theory and Christianity – Critical race theory and the accompanying concepts that are bundled within its pernicious conclusions are burning through our national institutions. What might seem odd is that in the halls of our churches and seminaries, critical race theory is not only being spread but also integrated into faith and practice. In this powerful presentation, Dr. Tom Ascol looks at the threat of critical race theory and how both the concept and its teachers must be rooted out of our denominations.
Social Justice vs. Authentic Biblical Justice – The movement known as the “Grievance Gospel” has spread into nearly every facet of evangelical Christianity: Reformed, Presbyterian, Baptist, Pentacostal, Dispensational, and nearly every other denominational affiliation within the pale of orthodoxy. Phil Johnson, the Executive Director of Grace to You, explains the alchemic roots of the social gospel movement and traces the collective concepts from Walter Rauschenbusch to today’s developed Neo-Marxist movement within the evangelical community.
White Privilege: The New Original Sin – The concept of “white privilege” has embedded itself within nearly every stratum of our culture in the United States, championed by progressives and those that are seeking to deconstruct our current narratives and historical hierarchies. As the church has become the purposed focus of those seeking to balkanize the church, it should not be a surprise that this pernicious concept has been used as a divisive tool to divide the church. Dr. Thomas Ascol presents a biblical view of this false teaching.
Defining Social Justice – In this presentation, Dr. Voddie Baucham defines what “social justice” is by the definitions provided by the adherents of the movement. He then provides a polemic from an orthodox Christian understanding of justice.
Racial Reconciliation – Racial reconciliation is a reality that we must walk in, but it has already been accomplished in Christ. In this session, Dr. Voddie Baucham unpacks Ephesians 2:10-11 to show the sufficiency of Christ’s death on the cross to bring us near in perfect reconciliation. In recent years we have a growing concern about “social justice.” What is meant by that phrase, however, varies widely among those who use and promote it. What is too often missing—even in the calls for “social justice” coming from Christian leaders—is a clear understanding of biblical justice. Justice exists because God is just and righteous. He is the One who defines justice and He has revealed what true justice is in the Bible.
Cultural Marxism – Dr. Voddie Baucham has spoken of the unbiblical ideology imbedded in Cultural Marxism. In this address, he explains Cultural Marxism identifying how it is incompatible with the Christian faith that has once for all been delivered to the saints.
Ethnic Gnosticism – Ethnic Gnosticism is a term crafted by Dr. Voddie Baucham to explain the phenomenon of people believing that somehow because of one’s ethnicity that one is able to know when something or someone is racist. In this video sermon, Dr. Baucham sheds light on the way this ideology is undermining the Gospel and compromising genuine Christian relationships in the church today.
Woke Hermeneutics – For some time, the godless ideologies of critical race theory and intersectionality have been spreading like gangrene in our evangelical seminaries. Positionality, a fundamental tenet of intersectionality, is now being injected into the practice of biblical hermeneutics – the science of biblical interpretation. Dr. James Lindsay writes, “Positionality…one’s gender, race, class, and other aspects of identities act on the knowledge a person has about things.” When applying this ideology to biblical hermeneutics, some teach that we can best arrive at the meaning of biblical text by listening to the voices of people from different races and genders. Proper biblical hermeneutics involves understanding the original point of the author to the original audience. We cannot arrive at this knowledge by putting on the glasses of our own or anyone else’s ethnicity and gender. That would only serve to place an outside framework upon the text leading to the loss of the meaning of the text. In this lecture, Dr. Tom Buck explains the dangers of woke hermeneutics, and exposes where it is gaining ground in evangelicalism today.
The Problem is Enmity, Not Ethnicity – The vast majority of the Protestant Church and Catholic Church are claiming that there is a pressing need for “racial reconciliation” to accomplish the mission and purpose of the church. Darrell Harrison explains that this proposition embraces the false promises of collectivism which will only lead to continued division. “Ethnicities don’t reconcile, hearts reconcile.” states Darrell Harrison as he explains that “the problem is enmity, not ethnicity.”
How to Stop the Progressive Drift of the Evangelical Church: Postmodern Deconstruction of the American Evangelical Church – A progressive culture has developed within the Evangelical Church where only certain conclusions are allowed, and social grievances are placed above objective truth. Michael O’Fallon explains how this particular approach to the faith has proceeded from a radical political agenda that is using concepts adapted from postmodern cultural analysis.
“The man who is content to sit ignorantly by his own fireside, wrapped up in his own private affairs, and has no public eye for what is going on in the Church and the world, is a miserable patriot, and a poor style of Christian. Next to our Bibles and our own hearts, our Lord would have us study our own times.”