I sold seven copies of God’s Law and Society in about 12 hours today.
This was my first video project with Reel to Real Ministries in 1999. Sales of the video were brisk in those first few months. It filled a niche market for Christians interested in the idea of Revival and Reformation from a practical biblical law based paradigm. It also answered the many objections Christians have about applying biblical law to the civil realm.
However, I never expected it to be a best seller or earn me a full-time working wage. The plan for the long term is to keep producing similar media projects until there is a large enough product base and a clientéle that will enable me to do this on a full-time basis.
Six months ago, we finally remastered God’s Law and Society to DVD and lowered the price from $39.95 to a bargain price of $19.95. It’s two discs and over four hours of teaching. Still I usually sell a few copies of this DVD along with a similar title called The Beast of Revelation: Identified with Ken Gentry.
A good month will net a few hundred dollars of sales. This is without any advertising or promotion on my part except for the web presence of two e-commerce stores where I sell books and DVDs. The small profit earned goes back into ministry-oriented projects.
So the current success streak is gratifying. Yet this is also puzzling. I am getting some free advertising and promotion from someone somewhere. I have a couple of ideas on what the source may be, but I am not 100 percent certain. It could be a recent fundraising mailer I did to promote my upcoming missions trip to Ukraine in July. It could be an unsolicited plug from a theonomist blogger. It could be one or more of the YouTube videos clips from this project. If you can help solve the mystery it would be greatly appreciated.
In any case, there is no time like the peak of a success cycle to do some shameless self-promotion. So here is more information and here is how to order.
God’s Law and Society
Includes a free on-line Study Guide!
Ten parts, over four hours of instruction!
King David exulted in Psalm 119: “Oh, how I love Thy law! It is my meditation day and night!” Tragically, the testimony of most Christians today is: “How I ignore Thy law because I am under grace!” The result? An America where over 40 percent of the population (including the President) claim to be born-again, where babies are being sacrificed in the name of “choice,” homosexuality is protected, even celebrated, where good is called evil and evil good.
God’s Law and Society features 16 noted Christian leaders and scholars, each an expert in applying the Ten Commandments to American life!
This presentation gives biblically sound teaching in a four-hour series, divided into ten parts – a perfect format for group instruction as well as personal Bible study!
This series provide a fascinating introduction to these critical issues and serves as a primer on the biblical worldview that gave rise to the American experiment in liberty and self-government. Perfect for group instruction as well as personal Bible study, this presentation series is strong meat for anyone who is ready to understand the true difference between good and evil! (Heb. 5:14)
This provocative presentation will help you form a comprehensive biblical worldview on God’s Law. The ten short 20-minute programs feature answers to thought provoking questions, such as:
- Are we under Law or under Grace?
- How does the Old Testament Law apply today?
- Can we legislate morality?
- What about the separation of church and state?
- Was America founded as a Christian nation?
- What would a Christian America look like?
Speakers include: George Grant, Howard Phillips, R.C. Sproul Jr., Kenneth L. Gentry, Gary DeMar, Jay Grimstead, R.J. Rushdoony, Andrew Sandlin, Stephen McDowell, Robert Schenk, Steve Schlissel, Phillip Vollman, Monte Wilson, Doug Wilson, and Jeff Ziegler.
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“Give me liberty or give me death!”
Patrick Henry’s famous declaration not only helped launch the War for Independence, it also perfectly summarized the mindset that gave birth to, and sustained, the unprecedented experiment in Christian liberty that was America.
The freedom our Founders envisioned was not freedom from suffering, want, or hard work. Nor was it freedom to indulge every appetite or whim without restraint—that would merely be servitude to a different master. No, the Founders’ passion was to live free before God, unfettered by the chains of autocracy, shackles that slowly but inexorably bind men when the governments they fashion fail to recognize and uphold freedom’s singular, foundational truth: that all men are created in the image of God, and are thereby co-equally endowed with the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
This presentation is a similar call, not to one but many. By reintroducing the principles of freedom that gave birth to America, it is our prayer that Jesus, the true and only ruler over the nations, will once again be our acknowledged Sovereign, that we may again know and exult in the great truth that “where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is liberty” (2 Cor. 3:17).
Welcome to the Second American Revolution!
This DVD features “Liberty: The Model of Christian Liberty” along with “Dawn’s Early Light: A Brief History of America’s Christian Foundations.” Bonus features include a humorous but instructive collection of campaign ads and Eric Holmberg’s controversial YouTube challenge concerning Mitt Romney’s campaign for president.
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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
Special offer: Order 5 or more for $5 each.
Watch a clip from Martin Luther.
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That Swiss Hermit Strikes Again!
Dr. Schaeffer, who was one of the most influential Christian thinkers in the twentieth century, shows that secular humanism has displaced the Judeo-Christian consensus that once defined our nation’s moral boundaries. Law, education, and medicine have all been reshaped for the worse as a consequence. America’s dominant worldview changed, Schaeffer charges, when Christians weren’t looking.
Schaeffer lists two reasons for evangelical indifference: a false concept of spirituality and fear. He calls on believers to stand against the tyranny and moral chaos that come when humanism reigns-and warns that believers may, at some point, be forced to make the hard choice between obeying God or Caesar. A Christian Manifesto is a thought-provoking and bracing Christian analysis of American culture and the obligation Christians have to engage the culture with the claims of Christ.
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“When the lives of the unborn are snuffed out, they often feel pain, pain that is long and agonizing.” – President Ronald Reagan to National Religious Broadcasters Convention, January 1981
Ronald Reagan became convinced of this as a result of watching The Silent Scream – a movie he considered so powerful and convicting that he screened it at the White House. More recently, it was by catching just a glimpse of what this film reveals that Planned Parenthood director and abortion advocate Abby Johnson turned and became a strong advocate for the pre-born.
The modern technology of real-time ultrasound now reveals the actual responses of a 12-week old fetus to being aborted. As the unborn child attempts to escape the abortionist’s suction curette, her motions can be seen to become desperately agitated and her heart rate doubles. Her mouth opens – as if to scream – but no sound can come out. Her scream doesn’t have to remain silent, however … not if you will become her voice. This newly re-mastered version features eight language tracks and two bonus videos.
“…a high technology “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” arousing public opinion just as Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 antislavery novel ignited the abolitionist movement.” – Sen. Gordon Humphrey, Time Magazine
Languages: English, Spanish, French, South Korean, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese
Running Time: 28 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.
Watch these pro-life videos on-line.
“These videos helped change my mind from pro-choice to pro-life. Your videos are what did it for me. I will be walking in next year’s March For Life in San Francisco.” — A. Jackson, California
“I was going to have an abortion until I saw your video. Praise Jesus!”
— M. Drew, YouTube Commenter
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