By Editorial Staff
Published April 3, 2008
WHAT FAMOUS AMERICAN MADE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT?
“Give me 26 lead soldiers and I will conquer the world.”
A) Andrew Jackson
B) George C. Patton
C) Douglas MacArthur
D) Benjamin Franklin
The Answer: Benjamin Franklin!
Franklin knew that a printing press loaded with the 26 letters of the alphabet had more power than loaded guns when it came to revolution. So did Karl Marx. The world hasn’t yet recovered from the changes he began with only ink and paper.
The printed word is a powerful medium; a God-given invention designed to fuel a different type of revolution. Centuries after Gutenburg invented the moveable type to produce the Bible, the printing press is still one of the most strategic, front-line weapons ever created for dispersing truth in a deep and enduring way. Christian literature still helps to fuel revolution all over the world.
Today we are on the brink of a new revolution: one that will involve cutting-edge technologies such as the personal computer, fiber-optics networks, digitalized sound and video, satellite transmissions and even holographic images.
In the days of America’s First Great Awakening to the time of the American Revolution to today, the written word has remained all important. It is the foundation for every form of transmitted knowledge. The literature that is about to emerge will not be persuasive words of wisdom, but words that demonstrate the power of the Holy Spirit – God’s writing fire!
We will soon witness the emergence of the world’s greatest and most influential literature – literature that will captivate the heart of the common people and confront them with the reality of Jesus Christ. The ungodly philosophies of men like Marx, Darwin and Nietzsche will be driven off the face of the earth.
The Bible declares that Christian ideology will ultimately rule the whole world … but this conquest will not be forced on people as in the manner of political systems. This ideology will come by being expounded in written words. As it was said in the time of Israel’s King David, it will be said of our generation:
“The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.”
- Psalms 68:11, KJV
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Who is the Real Jesus?
Ever since the dawn of modern rationalism, skeptics have sought to use textual criticism, archeology and historical reconstructions to uncover the “historical Jesus” — a wise teacher who said many wonderful things, but fulfilled no prophecies, performed no miracles and certainly did not rise from the dead in triumph over sin.
Over the past 100 years, however, startling discoveries in biblical archeology and scholarship have all but vanquished the faulty assumptions of these doubting modernists. Regrettably, these discoveries have often been ignored by the skeptics as well as by the popular media. As a result, the liberal view still holds sway in universities and impacts the culture and even much of the church.
The Real Jesus explodes the myths of these critics and the movies, books and television programs that have popularized their views. Presented in ten parts — perfect for individual, family and classroom study — viewers will be challenged to go deeper in their knowledge of Christ in order to be able to defend their faith and present the truth to a skeptical modern world – that the Jesus of the Gospels is the Jesus of history — “the same yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). He is the real Jesus.
Speakers include: George Grant, Ted Baehr, Stephen Mansfield, Raymond Ortlund, Phil Kayser, David Lutzweiler, Jay Grimstead, J.P. Holding, and Eric Holmberg.
Ten parts, over two hours of instruction!
Running Time: 130 minutes
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Exposes the Dangers of Abortion to Women!
These shocking eyewitness accounts expose the dangers of abortion not only to unborn children, but to the health and lives women as well. An antidote to the smokescreens of the liberal media, these short clips show what really happens in and around abortion clinics.
Although the content is emotionally gut-wrenching, these videos have been used in church seminars and small groups to educate Christians on the abortion issue and to lead people toward a pro-life position. Contains 2 hours and 40 minutes of materials that can be shown separately.
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With “preaching to the lost” being such a basic foundation of Christianity, why do many in the church seem to be apathetic on this issue of preaching in highways and byways of towns and cities?
Is it biblical to stand in the public places of the world and proclaim the gospel, regardless if people want to hear it or not?
Does the Bible really call church pastors, leaders and evangelists to proclaim the gospel in the public square as part of obedience to the Great Commission, or is public preaching something that is outdated and not applicable for our day and age?
These any many other questions are answered in this documentary.
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“Here I stand … I can do no other!”
With these immortal words, an unknown German monk sparked a spiritual revolution that changed the world.
The dramatic classic film of Martin Luther’s life was released in theaters worldwide in the 1950s and was nominated for two Oscars. A magnificent depiction of Luther and the forces at work in the surrounding society that resulted in his historic reform efforts, this film traces Luther’s life from a guilt-burdened monk to his eventual break with the Roman Catholic Church.
Running time: 105 minutes
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Watch a clip from Martin Luther.
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Who is the dreaded beast of Revelation?
Now at last, a plausible candidate for this personification of evil incarnate has been identified (or re-identified). Ken Gentry’s insightful analysis of scripture and history is likely to revolutionize your understanding of the book of Revelation — and even more importantly — amplify and energize your entire Christian worldview!
Historical footage and other graphics are used to illustrate the lecture Dr. Gentry presented at the 1999 Ligonier Conference in Orlando, Florida. It is followed by a one-hour question and answer session addressing the key concerns and objections typically raised in response to his position. This presentation also features an introduction that touches on not only the confusion and controversy surrounding this issue — but just why it may well be one of the most significant issues facing the Church today.
Ideal for group meetings, personal Bible study — for anyone who wants to understand the historical context of John’s famous letter “… to the seven churches which are in Asia.” (Revelation 1:4)
Running Time: 145 minutes
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