The greatest revolutionaries and reformers in history have understood that you cannot change the world by rule of force, you must first change the culture by changing the worldview of the people – their beliefs, ideas and ethics.
Benjamin Franklin on the printing press: “Give me 26 lead soldiers and I will conquer the world.”
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Give me 26 lead soldiers and I will conquer the world.” 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 and many other socialist revolutionaries. The world hasn’t yet recovered from the changes they began with only ink and paper.
Ideas have consequences. This is a foundational truth. The arts, media and education have more to do with social reform than politics, which is merely a reflection of the worldview of the prevailing culture.
We hear Christians in our day complain about the “lame stream media” and “liberal Hollywood.” Of course, this outcry doesn’t stop the media and entertainment industries from generating billions of dollars of profit. In turn, these social juggernauts subtly impact the values and belief systems of the people and influence the political process as well.
Today, we are in the midst of a media revolution. As in Franklin’s day, the written word is the key to power. Although the literate are more likely to be found writing the script to a film or new media broadcast than the political tracts that fueled the American Revolution. At the same time, we see more and more Christians reengaging the culture and getting involved in the political process. However, without a consistent biblical worldview, we are prone to reform efforts that look good on the surface, but ultimately conform to world’s patterns. If we don’t have a total biblical worldview, we will ultimately fail to please God in our efforts.
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 the written word and other resulting media. 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).
A Biblical Blueprint for Restoring Our Fallen Culture
The following is a primer for Christians to be trained to the battle. Here are five video seminars that are truly word changers. Each one of these presentations is just as relevant today as when first released. See any of the following presentations, as well as related video clips and articles, at: www.Forerunner.com.
A Christian Manifesto and How Should We Then Live? are a great introduction to Dr. Francis Schaeffer, one of the most influential Christian thinkers of the twentieth century. These two DVDs, along with Schaeffer’s many writings, are responsible for countless Christians being launched into political and social activism.
God’s Law and Society is a four-hour, ten-part seminar composed of programs of about 20 minutes each. We asked 16 experts in Christian ethics to answer ten of the most common objections and questions that Christians have regarding biblical Law as it relates to civil politics and culture. This has had a great impact among Christian leaders ever since it first appeared as you will see on the testimonial page.
The Beast of Revelation: Identified challenges the prevailing defeatist eschatology of most evangelical Christians. Does the world belong to King Jesus and His faithful stewards? Or does the earth belong to the devil and the Antichrist? Based on Ken Gentry’s lecture at the national Ligonier conference, this presentation gives a little considered, but historically valid interpretation of the book of Revelation, keeping audience relevance and historical context in the forefront.
The Real Jesus is a video I produced in response to the countless “Jesus” specials we see in television that call into question all the vital components of the Gospel. One of the greatest challenges to the Gospel, in fact, is equipping Christians to be able to give an answer to the distortions of liberal theology that are presented by the popular media.
See more details for each of these DVDs below. Each can be securely ordered on-line using any major credit card or PayPal. See any of the following presentations, as well as related video clips and articles, at: www.Forerunner.com.
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.
“Where have the Bible-believing Christians been in the last 40 years?” asks Schaeffer. “Where have we been as we have changed to this other consensus and all the horrors and stupidity of the present moment have come down on our culture?”
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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Special Two-Disc Set!
After 40 years of intense study and world-wide ministry, Dr. Francis Schaeffer completed his crowning work of scholarship – to present profound truths in simple film language. Dr. Schaeffer’s brilliant analysis of the past and predictions for current trends have proven so uncannily accurate that this amazing series still feels contemporary almost three decades after its initial release. Ultimately, Schaeffer concludes that man’s only hope is a return to God’s Biblical absolute, the truth revealed in Christ through the Scriptures.
Available for the first time on DVD, this documentary spectacular also includes intimate in-depth conversations with Francis and Edith Schaeffer. With the on-disc study guide, this presentation forms a unique course of comprehensive study. While this series forms an innovative analysis of the past, this outstanding work is more than history. Each episode focuses on a significant era, yet speaks clearly to 21st-century man with answers for modern problems.
- 10-Week Study Guide on Disc
- Study Guide is found on both discs
- Interview with Francis and Edith Schaeffer
- Living with Suffering & Sickness
- God’s Leading in L’Abri & Our Lives
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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:
1. Are we under Law or under Grace?
2. Does the Old Testament Law apply today?
3. Can we legislate morality?
4. What are the biblical foundations of government?
5. Was America founded as a Christian nation?
6. What about the separation of Church and State?
7. Is neutrality a myth?
8. What about non-Christians and the Law of God?
9. Would there be “freedom” in a Christian republic?
10. What would a “Christian America” look like?
Speakers include: R.C. Sproul Jr., George Grant, Howard Phillips, 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.
Watch over 60 on-line video interviews from God’s Law and Society.
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Features Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry’s teaching at the 1999 Ligonier conference
This presentation features Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry’s one-hour teaching on the book of Revelation from the 1999 Ligonier conference in Orlando, Florida. An introduction hosted by Eric Holmberg sets the stage with dramatic vignettes and a critique of the dispensational view of the end-times prevalent in American pop culture. An additional one-hour question and answer session follows as Dr. Gentry attempts to answer the question:
Who is the beast of Revelation?
Numerous candidates have been advanced throughout the years by noted Bible experts. These have included Pope Leo, Napolean, Lenin, Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Mussolini, Henry Kissinger, Mikhail Gorbachev, and even Ronald Reagan. Theories and predictions about the Beast go on and on.
According to NEWSWEEK (11/1/99), 19 percent of all Americans and nearly half of all evangelical Christians “believe that the Antichrist is on the earth now.” The popularity of this theorizing on the identity of the Beast is seen in the many books on the market which have sold tens of millions of copies. One title, Left Behind by Tim LaHaye, became the New York Times number one best seller in 1999.
The Beast of Revelation is the main character in many films which paint him as a diabolical world dictator who will bring about a New World Order, who will unite all world religions in order to worship him. According to some Bible prophecy experts, the Beast will control the destiny of every individual on the planet through hand-implanted computer chips with personal identification numbers. And finally, it is believed that the Beast will seal his own destruction by bringing the late great planet earth to the brink of Armageddon through a nuclear holocaust.
Now at last, a plausible candidate for the identity of the dreaded Beast has been identified. If you will consider Dr. Gentry’s case with an open Bible and an open mind, this teaching is likely to revolutionize your understanding of the book of Revelation and even more importantly – to radically alter your entire Christian worldview as well!
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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 archaeology 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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“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.
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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Foundations in Biblical Eschatology
By Jay Rogers, Larry Waugh, Rodney Stortz, Joseph Meiring. High quality paperback, 167 pages.
All Christians believe that their great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will one day return. Although we cannot know the exact time of His return, what exactly did Jesus mean when he spoke of the signs of His coming (Mat. 24)? How are we to interpret the prophecies in Isaiah regarding the time when “the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea” (Isa. 11:19)? Should we expect a time of great tribulation and apostasy or revival and reformation before the Lord returns? Is the devil bound now, and are the saints reigning with Christ? Did you know that there are four hermeneutical approaches to the book of Daniel and Revelation?
These and many more questions are dealt with by four authors as they present the four views on the millennium. Each view is then critiqued by the other three authors.
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Exposing The Occult Roots of Abortion
This presentation looks at the spiritual roots of abortion and exposes the myths surrounding child killing. Little known historical facts about abortion and how they relate to modern feminism are presented logically and accurately. Has been effective in converting many to a pro-life position.
Massacre of Innocence goes where no pro-life presentation has gone before in “tearing the lid off abortion” to reveal the spiritual realities we must battle if we will bring an end to this crime. The presentation is absorbing, fast-paced, informative and incredibly devastating to any attempt to justify abortion.
“… an extraordinary statement … a powerfully articulate presentation about what abortion really means, and why a great and moral nation like the United States must not allow the slaughter to continue.”
— Congressman Robert K. Dornan
Running time: 85 minutes
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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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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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