Being Shunned by your Culture Because You are a Christian August 18, 2019
What do the Saints of Sardis Tell us About the Sleep-Walking Church of Today August 11, 2019
What Does the Letter to Saints of Sardis Tell us About our own Condition August 4, 2019
What Does the Letter to the Church in Thyatira Tell us About the Mark of the Beast July 28, 2019
What does it Feel Like not to be Able to Work and Provide for your Family? July 21, 2019
What the Letter to Pergamum in the Book of Revelation has to say to the Contemporary Church Today June 30, 2019
The Poor, Afflicted, Beat-Down, Church of Smyrna June 23, 2019
How Rich do you Have to be to Have a Profound Effect on the Gospel June 9, 2019
In What Temple Do You Find Your Joys And Hope May 26, 2019
The Blessed Hope in the Appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ (Rejoicing in the Joyous Rapture) May 12, 2019
How do we Interpret Prophecy and the Book of Revelation? April 28, 2019
Why the Church Struggles with Ending Abortion and now, Infanticide April 14, 2019
The Mark of the Beast in the Book of Revelation April 7, 2019
The Church of Ephesus in the Book of Revelation March 31, 2019
The Book of Revelation – We are Kings and Priests March 10, 2019
The Book of Revelation and what our Lord means when He calls himself the Alpha and the Omega February 24, 2019
The Major Themes of the Book of Revelation February 10, 2019
Introducing the Book of Revelation February 3, 2019
The Opening of the Book of Revelation January 13, 2019
Some Random Thoughts on Christmas December 23, 2018
The Pagan Impulse for Prophets, Pt. 2 December 9, 2018
The Pagan Impulse for Prophets December 2, 2018
Ponder the Understanding of Thanksgiving November 18, 2018
The Five Ways in Which Jesus’ Ministry Shifts After Peter’s Confession October 21, 2018
The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth September 23, 2018
An Amble through the Preamble – #4 – To Provide for the Common Defense September 9, 2018
What is the Importance of Blood in the Bible? (There Will Be Blood) August 26, 2018
What is does the prophet Hosea mean when he says, “My people perish for a lack of knowledge”? – Part 2 August 12, 2018
What is does the prophet Hosea mean when he says, “My people perish for a lack of knowledge”? – Part 1 July 29, 2018
The Christian Background of the Constitution – Colonial America June 24, 2018
An amble through the Preamble of the Constitution, with the Savior – The Third Purpose of Government – Ensure Domestic Tranquility May 27, 2018
An amble through the Preamble of the Constitution, with the Savior – The Second Purpose of Government – Establish Justice May 6, 2018
An amble through the Preamble of the Constitution, with the Savior April 22, 2018
What does the Rainbow Signify in the Bible? April 4, 2018
The Battle for the Soul of America is, First and Foremost, a Spiritual Battle March 11, 2018
The United States America is Fattening Herself for the day of Slaughter February 25, 2018
What is the State of the Union from the Perspective of the Bible and our Founding Fathers February 4, 2018
An Open Letter to the Illegal Alien January 21, 2018
Goodbye, Good Friend Football January 7, 2018
Random Reflections on Christmas December 17, 2017
Why We No Longer Believe You, Uncle Sam December 3, 2017
When is it too Late to Save a Sinking Ship November 19, 2017
The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (more) November 5, 2017
Why did Jesus Speak in Parables? October 22, 2017
The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth September 17, 2017
Remember the Christian Roots of the United States’ Constitution September 3, 2017
The Glory of God in Nature as we Anticipate the Solar Eclipse August 20, 2017
The Christian Origins of the United States’ Constitution July 9, 2017
The Blessed Hope of the Christian June 25, 2017
The Glorious Promise of Christ’s Return to the Earth June 4, 2017
The Zombie Constitution May 21, 2017
My People Perish for a Lack of Knowledge, Pt. 2 May 7, 2017
My People Perish for a Lack of Knowledge, Pt. 1 April 23, 2017 Pastor Bass unfolds the meaning of Hosea 4:6 and its direct application to the USA today. “Knowledge” is the knowledge of God and pastors are primarily responsible for the people perishing for a lack of knowledge instead of thriving on an abundance of knowledge.
Resurrection April 9, 2017 Pastor Bass celebrates the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ by unfolding this proposition: The empty tomb is the garden of covenant blessing. Each concept is treated and made clear.
The Inertia of Evil March 19, 2017 Pastor Bass identifies and exposes the huge federal leviathan which has gained its own momentum over the decades and nothing seems able to stop it. It has metastasized into a cancer on then body politic that it is demonstrably evil, having its own inertia of evil.
Coming Soon! March 5, 2017
Ecclesiastes 9:13, Forgotten Wisdom February 19, 2017 Pastor Bass interprets and applies a portion of wisdom literature from Ecclesiastes to our present circumstances in government service. Oftentimes wisdom is nowhere to be found in the counsels of government and when it is found and saves many, it is unappreciated and soon forgotten.
What is the sin of Christian fatalism? February 5, 2017 Pastor Bass shows how unlike the Church through the ages, the Church of America has four major causes for becoming Christian fatalists – i.e., we cannot and should not do anything to affect the world for the gospel, shaping our culture, society, and politics.
Are the home church, online church, and family church real churches in the New Testament pattern? January 22, 2017 Pastor Bass attempts to fairly evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the home church, online church, and family church. He also brings forward biblical grounds for current modes of office, order, and ordainment.
Coming Soon! January 15, 2017
The Church and You January 1, 2017 Pastor Bass makes a case for every Christian being a living member of Christ’s body, the Church. This Biblical truth has important consequences for our affiliating with a worshiping local body of believers and being accountable to them by membership.
Annual Random Reflections on Christmas December 18, 2016 Pastor Bass takes up some of his personal favorite texts, topics, and testaments concerning Christmas. They include particular Bible verses as well as background to stories and traditions of Christmas.
What are the spiritual results of this past presidential election? December 4, 2016 Pastor Bass evaluates the spiritual consequences for the USA of this last election cycle. Who is the god of the USA? What is our national spiritual profile? Who are the spiritual forces at work behind governments revealed in the Bible?
The Pilgrims and the Constitution. November 20, 2016 Pastor Bass shows how the Pilgrims contributed to the formation of our Constitution through a commitment to propagating the gospel and establishing the church in the New World and by governing themselves in an early, simple republic.
The Temple of the Lord, the Temple of the Lord! October 23, 2016 Just as Israel vainly placed their hope and confidence in the Temple, so America often vainly places its hope and confidence in the Constitution. On the contrary, unless accompanied by obedience, God will judge nations with whom he has a covenant.
Awake, O Sleeper! October 9, 2016 Pastor Bass exhorts Christians in the USA to embrace their Christian heritage and bring it to bear upon our culture, society, and politics. The issue of tolerance in particular is used to illustrate how this national virtue has its roots in biblical faith.
An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton September 25, 2016 Pastor Bass exhorts Ms. Clinton with the same 5 points he spoke to Donald Trump: God is sovereign, God is Just, God loves his church, you have not measured up to biblical standards, and you must repent of your sins and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
An Open Letter to Donald Trump September 11, 2016 Pastor Bass exhorts Donald Trump to consider 5 points as he seeks the presidency: God is sovereign, God is Just, God loves his church, Your personal strengths and weaknesses, and you must repent of your sins and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
Can the Christian (and must the Christian) Sanctify His World? August 28, 2016 Pastor Bass makes the case for sanctification – a vital component of the gospel – as all inclusive of the believer’s life. This includes his sphere of influence in culture, society, and politics.
The Church in America: Absent Without Leave August 14, 2016 Pastor Bass articulates 7 reasons why the Church in America has abdicated its responsibility to be salt and light to its world in its culture, society, and politics. Importantly he includes the misinterpretation of Romans 13.
7 Bible Verses Every Lost Man Knows (Pt. 2) July 31, 2016 Pastor Bass continues to interpret Bible verses taken out of their context to serve the agenda of the lost man.
7 Bible Verses Every Lost Man Knows (Pt. 1) July 17, 2016 Pastor Bass takes 7 Bible verses that have passed into our popular culture as clichés and takes a fresh look at them in their context. He shows how lost men twist their intended meaning to suit their own agendas – to their own destruction.
How Should Christians Respond to Islam, Part 2 July 3, 2016 Pastor Bass continues his six responses to Islam.
How Should Christians Respond to Islam, Part 1 June 19, 2016 Pastor Bass proposes six responses to an increasingly aggressive Islam: The Church must respond with the truth of Christ, the love of Christ, a biblical self-defense, national and international self-defense, the proven solutions of history, and a challenge to the political correctness of the media.
Spiritual Change Always Precedes Genuine Political and Economic Change June 5, 2016 Pastor Bass critiques the blind spot of the modern Patriot/Liberty movement: A manifest failure to aggressively pursue spiritual renewal while expecting political and economic renewal to come in its absence.
Mobs, Messiahs, and Manipulators, Part 2 May 22, 2016 Pastor Bass continues his discussion of mobs, Messiahs, and manipulators with emphasis on those behind the scenes who have throughout history given direction to mobs for their own agendas, the manipulators.
Mobs, Messiahs, and Manipulators, Part 1 May 8, 2016 Pastor Bass describes what is in store for the USA this summer owing to the Party National Conventions, racial tensions, and increased polarity in the culture. The nature and history of mobs in particular is highlighted.
What Does Evil Look Like in Government? April 24, 2016 Pastor Bass lays down a benchmark by which we might identify evil in government and governments that are intrinsically evil. Rather than broad generalities, evil is analyzed and applied specifically to present circumstances.
From Founders to Pharisees April 10, 2016 Pastor Bass shows how republics drift from their founding principles into tyrannies such that their leaders morph from Founders into Pharisees even as Israel saw Moses morphed into Caiaphas and we have morphed from our founders into the Democrat and Republican establishment.
Spiritual Change Precedes Political and Cultural Change March 27, 2016 Pastor Bass unfolds the absolute necessity of the reformation of the American spiritual landscape before any true political and cultural return to constitutional principles occurs. This was true in our past during revivals and awakenings and must and will happen again – Lord willing!
The Paradox of Running for President March 13, 2016 Pastor Bass asks and answers the famous paradox posed by Gore Vidal: “Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.” Along the way many questions are answered regarding the state of the office of president.
“We the people ordain and establish this… Constitution or Kingdom?” February 28, 2016 Pastor Bass reminds us that it is we the people who are ultimately responsible for the culture of tyranny that has supplanted the culture of liberty our founders bequeathed to us. Only when we 1st make Christ our king will we be able to throw down our present king and choose for ourselves a constitutional republic.
Choice: A Pagan Priest-King or Principled President? February 14, 2016 Pastor Bass shows how our political culture in choosing a president has returned to the ancient pagan tribal culture of choosing a priest king, as James George Fraser carefully documented in his book The Golden Bough. Instead of a constitutional executive the people want “a king to judge us like the nations,” as did Israel.
The Tactics of the Red Dragon January 31, 2016 Pastor Bass demonstrates the consistent, predictable behavior and tactics of the enemy of our souls, the Devil, “a liar from the beginning,” and how he goes about achieving dominion in this world.
The Drama of the Red Dragon January 17, 2016 Pastor Bass shows how the red dragon of Revelation 12 is not a future figure for some Great Tribulation but the enduring enemy of God and man. He has been grasping after a kingdom from the beginning and is aspiring to worldwide dominion even today, identifiable in existing institutions.
What is the Mark of the Beast January 3, 2016
Reflections on Christmas December 20, 2015
Lesson #666… oh-oh! December 6, 2015 Pastor Bass compares and contrasts the interpretations of the identification of the Beast of Revelation 13 (and his further clarification in 17) that have been offered by dispensational premillennialists and the classic view of the church through history. This includes the ominous number 666!
The Rapture of the Church and the Rupture of Eschatology November 22, 2015 Pastor Bass compares and contrasts what the Church has always taught concerning the Rapture and what the recent innovations are to it made by dispensational premillennialists in the doctrine of the pretribulation rapture. Various texts, exegetical methods, and doctrinal histories are carefully examined.
Border and the Beast November 8, 2015 Pastor Bass provides a model for how John intended the Book of Revelation to be interpreted and applied for our generation – in this case the Beast from the land and the Red Dragon from chapters 12 & 13. The text is interpreted and applied to our current circumstances.
The Ten Most Important Events in Church History October 25, 2015
Church History: The Modern Evangelical Neglect and Contempt for History October 11, 2015 Pastor Bass articulates the pitfalls and dangers for evangelicals of living in ignorance of Church History. These include a discussion of the presuppositions we bring, the lack of appreciation for who and what has gone before, and the danger of repeating the mistakes of history when we refuse to learn from it.
Church History: The Mormon Teaching of The Great Apostasy September 27, 2015 Pastor Bass takes up the Mormon doctrine of The Great Apostasy of the church. He makes 3 points: There is much biblical/historical evidence to the contrary, apostasy-restoration is a favorite tactic of sectarians and heretics, and upon LDS premises there is no assurance that the same thing has not happened to the LDS church.
The Pedophile Agenda: Coming in the Wake of the Gay Agenda September 13, 2015 Pastor Bass articulates the Progressive/Marxist method for revolution, the dialectical method with particular application to the pedophile agenda. It is following the same pattern of acceptance pioneered by the gay agenda and both movements are intended to destroy the traditional family.
Why Should we as American Christians Oppose the Gay Agenda August 30, 2015 Pastor Bass brings 3 arguments opposing the gay agenda: First, a theological argument (which one might expect a pastor to make), secondly a demographic argument, and thirdly a cultural argument.
The Crusades: A Monument to Myth, part 2 August 16, 2015 Pastor Bass continues to explode the blithe myths believed and perpetuated by our society about the Crusades. The last 2 include the so-called atrocities of the Crusaders that far exceeded anything done by the Muslims and that the Crusades violated every standard of Christianity and its founder, Jesus Christ.
The Crusades: A Monument to Myth, part 1 August 2, 2015 Pastor Bass explodes the myths propagated by our society concerning the Crusades. These include the Crusades were launched by warmongering Christians against a peaceful Muslim people, the Crusaders were bent upon conquest and colonies, and Jews and Muslims were better off under Islam than the Crusader Kingdom.
Christianity and Islam: What are My Fruits? July 19, 2015 Pastor Bass compares Christianity and Islam by thirdly asking: What are My Fruits? Every religion bears real spiritual fruit, i.e., actions prompted by its internal principles motivating the heart.
Christianity and Islam: How Am I Saved? July 5, 2015 Pastor Bass compares Christianity and Islam by secondly asking: How Am I Saved? He examines how both religions account for why we need to be saved and the means and mode of salvation offered by each.
Christianity and Islam: Whom Do I Worship? June 21, 2015 Pastor Bass compares Christianity and Islam by 1st asking: Who is it I am to worship? Detail is given to the origins of respective Scriptures, messengers, and deities. In particular the God of the Bible and Allah of the Koran are compared and contrasted.
Spiritual Change Precedes Political and Cultural Change June 7, 2015 Pastor Bass unfolds the absolute necessity of the reformation of the American spiritual landscape before any true political and cultural return to constitutional principles occurs. This was true in our past during revivals and awakenings and must and will happen again – Lord willing!
Christ, the Desire of the Nations May 24, 2015 Pastor Bass shows that one day all nations will acknowledge what they now deny: That Jesus Christ is Lord of all nations – and this by right of creation, redemption, and inheritance.
The Libertarian Agenda: The Wrong Agenda May 10, 2015 Pastor Bass unfolds that while Libertarians espouse much with which Christians can agree, like fiscal responsibility and a strong defense, we must part ways with them on social issues. A constitutional republic depends upon a strong moral ethic for its survival and our founders presumed a Christian moral ethic as its standard.
Christ, Constitution, & Capitalism vs. Secularism, Statism, & Socialism, pt. 2. April 26, 2015 Pastor Bass continues his series on our spiritual, political, and economic life.
Christ, Constitution, & Capitalism vs. Secularism, Statism, & Socialism pt. 1. April 12, 2015 Pastor Bass compares and contrasts the state of our spiritual life, political life, and economic life in the way it was founded (Christ for the spirit, the Constitution for the political, and capitalism for the economy for what we’ve traded it: Secularism for the spirit, Statism for the political, and Socialism for the economy.