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Gaza Burns

Is God preparing the World for the Return of Jesus Christ?

Fewer and fewer churches seem interested or willing to teach Biblical prophecy—even though about 30% of the Bible deals with prophecy. There are a couple possible reasons for this: Pastors may be ignorant of the prophetic Word because they were never taught it They may not think it is important They may prefer their people […]

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Contending with Humility

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:45 — 4.3MB) I have been thinking and praying a lot about how things have gotten to where they are spiritually in America. There is no doubt we are rapidly becoming an apostate nation and “church”. When 55 million children are sacrificed to our personal god of […]

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An Open Letter to Pastors in Wisconsin

Last Friday, a federal judge struck down Wisconsin’s law defining marriage as solely one between a man and a woman.  Given a string of 15 consecutive decisions overturning the rights of states to define marriage based on the Word of God, and the 2013 decision of the US Supreme Court, it is apparent that homosexual […]

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As professed “Christians” embrace the growing evil

This week we have been concentrating on Isaiah 5:20: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness.” I can think of no more appropriate Bible verse to explain what we see happening in our world today. As I read and pray on this message […]

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The Dan Barker Interview: Mike’s Thoughts

It was a robust but respectful discussion on air with Dan Barker for the Freedom From Religion Foundation this morning.  If you missed it and would like to hear it, click here.) I wanted to share my initial thoughts in hopes we can learn from the discussion: First, notice how Mr. Barker came out swinging calling […]

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Vision from Book of Revelation

God’s Letter to the Churches

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:14 — 21.3MB) Are the letters to the Churches in Revelation pertinent to the times we live in?  Or were they a specific warning to these churches for a specific time in history? A proper understanding of Biblical prophecy shows us that they are both—a warning to […]

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Vice Grips

Tightening the Screws

Will we remain faithful no matter what the cost? Or seek compromise for the sake of popularity and worldly prosperity?

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The Mormon Challenge

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:48 — 21.2MB) We have all experienced it:  A knock on the door and when we look out the window to see who is calling, we see two well dressed young men holding information and a “bible”.  The Mormons are coming!  Often we choose to just not […]

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Cross & Clouds

A Look Back–A Look Ahead

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:34 — 20.7MB) Thursday on Stand Up For the Truth we take a look back at 2013 and forward to 2014, asking you to chime in on what you saw take place in 2013 that either encouraged or discouraged you—and what your major concerns are as we […]

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Reviewing 2013

2013 has been a very interesting year indeed for Christians.  The end of 2012 saw the “Mayan Calendar” propaganda being spread as people around the world wondered if the end was upon us, and that is a pretty tough act to follow, but 2013 had its interesting moments. We watched Rick Warren address continued challenges […]

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Differing Views on Biblical Prophecy

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:14 — 22.1MB) Have you ever been listening to a conversation between Christians talking about biblical prophecy when suddenly your eyes glaze over as you hear these words? Premillenialism.  Dispensationalism.  Amillennialism.  Replacement Theology. Just what do these terms mean as it relates to biblical prophecy?  How important […]

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America and The Church in Decline?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:42 — 23.2MB) There can be little doubt that the America many of us grew up in—the one that honored God and recognized our way of life is dependent on following His teachings—is quickly fading.  Once a strong country of Christian values and morals, America is decaying […]

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A New Naziism Coming to America?

Robert Meyer of Renew America discusses Time magazine’s choice of “Person of the Year” – Pope Francis. Robert brings some unique perspectives on why this choice is interesting and something we should keep our eyes on.

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Good Shepherd

Which Jesus?

In our first segment Dr. Cal Beissner joins us to discuss the radical environmental movement and how it is infecting Christianity.

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The Real Christmas Story

Tomorrow night on what we call Christmas Eve, millions of Americans will flock to churches of differing Christian denominations.  Many will flock there out of a sense of religious obligation—you know, getting the mundane responsibilities out of the way so we can be with family and watch football. Many will fulfill part of their “annual […]

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What do I know?

I recently received a loving rebuke from a pastor who is a long time friend and a Pentecostal. He was concerned that I had painted all Charismatics with the same brush. I read that letter in its entirety today on our Stand Up For The Truth program, and you are welcome to hear what he […]

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Superman: The Man of Steel

Can't We Just Preach From God's Word?

This morning on Stand Up For the Truth, I made an admittedly provocative statement regarding pastors and preaching.It was regarding the growing groundswell of calls from Hollywood and leading pastors to utilize movie clips from the newly released Superman “Man of Steel” movie released last week as sermon material. Warner Brothers is aggressively marketing the […]

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Lies from the Father of Lies

The story we covered this morning by Deborah Fikes the World Evangelical Alliance’s representative to the United Nations is a perfect story of why we are losing this nation and many young Christians to the lies of Satan.  Fikes starts with a real problem—youth are leaving the church in droves—but offers a horrible solution that […]

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Who Do You Trust?

Back in 1957, a relatively obscure man by the name of Johnnie Carson was introduced to the television public. He would go on to host the Tonight Show for decades and become an icon in television. But in 1957 he hosted a short lived television show called “Who Do You Trust?” Well, I was always […]

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Social Justice and the Gospel of Salvation

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:49 — 12.1MB) We are commanded in the bible to help those in need.  But have some Christians so embraced a “social justice gospel” that the gospel of salvation has been ignored?  Are we helping or hurting people when we feed them but fail to share the […]

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