What is the Mark of the Beast?
January 3, 2016
The Drama of the Red Dragon
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.
January 17, 2016
The Tactics of the Red Dragon
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.
January 31, 2016
Choice: A Pagan Priest-King or Principled President?
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.
February 14, 2016
“We the people ordain and establish this… Constitution or Kingdom?”
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.
February 28, 2016
The Paradox of Running for President
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.
March 13, 2016
Spiritual Change Precedes Political and Cultural Change
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!
March 27, 2016
From Founders to Pharisees
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.
April 10, 2016
What Does Evil Look Like in Government?
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.
April 24, 2016
Mobs, Messiahs, and Manipulators (Part 1)
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.
May 8, 2016
Mobs, Messiahs, and Manipulators (Part 2)
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.
May 22, 2016
Spiritual Change Always Precedes Genuine Political and Economic Change
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.
June 5, 2016
How Should Christians Respond to Islam (Part 1)
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.
June 19, 2016
How Should Christians Respond to Islam (Part 2)
Pastor Bass continues his six responses to Islam.
July 3, 2016
7 Bible Verses Every Lost Man Knows (Part 1)
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.
July 17, 2016
7 Bible Verses Every Lost Man Knows (Part 2)
Pastor Bass continues to interpret Bible verses taken out of their context to serve the agenda of the lost man.
July 31, 2016
The Church in America: Absent Without Leave
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.
August 14, 2016
Can the Christian (and must the Christian) Sanctify His World?
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.
August 28, 2016
An Open Letter to Donald Trump
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.
September 11, 2016
An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton
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.
September 25, 2016
Awake, O Sleeper!
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.
October 9, 2016
The Temple of the Lord, the Temple of the Lord!
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.
October 23, 2016
The Pilgrims and the Constitution.
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.
November 20, 2016
What are the spiritual results of this past presidential election?
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?
December 4, 2016
Annual Random Reflections on Christmas
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.
December 18, 2016