Author, Theologian, Exegete, and Comic Book collector, Gary DeMar does what he does best: Talk about everything and anything, relating it to how the world actually works. Welcome to the Gary DeMar Podcast!
Ian and Climate-Change End-Times
The devastation caused by Hurricane Ian is bringing out the climate-change eschatological crazies. Claiming that the damage caused by Ian is both deserved and endemic of burning fossil fuels, these climate change end-times "prophets" sound just like religious end-times authors who claim every world event is somehow a fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Gary lays out both biblical and historical evidence to attempt to bring sanity back to the conversation.
What Jesus Didn't Mention...
Gary responds to an article about political commentator Joe Scarborough calling the "pro-life" movement a "heresy." Pointing out that Jesus never mentions the word in the New Testament, Scarborough believes Jesus has no opinion on the subject of abortion. But if Jesus is God (and He is), He most certainly has an opinion on abortion, as well as many other topics that He never talked about in the four gospels.
From 1864 to 2022
Gary discusses the historical conditions and motivations behind an important book written in the 19th century, The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States. The political climate in 1864 was not much different from our own in 2022. The country was deeply divided and truth and history were both being questioned. This book provides a reminder of the providential nature of the establishment of the United States, as well as the response of the individuals bringing it to pass.
Get the book here: https://store.americanvision.org/products/christian-life-and-character-of-the-civil-institutions-of-the-united-states
The Local Indicators in Matthew 24
Christian futurists and atheists will often use the same mistaken arguments when dealing with Jesus' words in the Olivet Discourse. Gary discusses several claims in a recent book by an author who claims to be an atheist because of failed prophecies about the "end times." While his claims are nothing new, he does quote from and interact with Gary's book Last Days Madness, which led to this audio response.
Get Gary's full exposition of Matthew 24, Wars and Rumors of Wars.
Art and the Bible
Gary discusses art and worldview with Pastor Doug Giles. Doug has been working on several series of art to help change Christians' perception of biblical persons and events. How we think about the Bible and the men and women mentioned are often informed and influenced by false visual representations in popular paintings and other works of art.
Check out Doug's art here: www.DougGiles.art
The Struggle for Power and Money
Gary concludes his interview with Chris Arnzen about abortion, racism, transgenderism, and so much more. The anti-Christian worldview is self-contradictory, and Christians simply need to point this out. The cracks in the foundations of unbelieving thought are growing larger and deeper, and non-Christians are getting more and more irrational in their "logic" to support their fight for power and money in rebellion against the God of the Bible.
Recent convert to this discussion. Grew up in the Bible Belt churches with the seemingly ever-present eschatological boogey man of the “tribulation”. I’m looking forward to learning more about this and sharing with others. Thanks for the effort on this!
A hearty AMEN to all of the 5-Star Reviews!!!! SO grateful to have found this podcast!!! I'm new to the program and love it!!! Thank you so much Gary and Eric! It is wonderful to learn about the Preterist view on Eschatology. It is SO refreshing to hear this perspective.
Gary Demar addresses a wide range of cultural, philosophical and theological issues. Love the podcast!