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A Reiki warning: taking a stand

A couple of months ago one of our listeners heard a show we did on how the New Age was creeping into the church and into our culture. Practices that once were considered alarming to discerning Christians are now becoming accepted as mainstream, no-big-deal events. As we were sharing information about Yoga and Reiki, we […]

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Where have all the "real" men gone?

The world tells us a real man doesn’t cry. That they don’t complain, get sick or give in. But every Christian man should ask this question: “What makes me a man?” More importantly, “what makes me a man after God’s own heart?” What are those traits that God Himself tells us makes a man, vs. […]

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Find that "perfect" church! Key questions to ask

Okay, so no church is perfect, but we all want to feel safe knowing that the church we attend is vigilent in adhering to biblically sound doctrine, and protecting the flock from the many deceptions exploding onto the scene in the name of Christianity. But how do you know if a church holds the same […]

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Spiritual Formation: A deceptive path

What is the difference between the spiritual transformation that happens through the Holy Spirit by walking with and abiding in Jesus, and the Spiritual Formation movement That has been sweeping through our churches these past few years? It’s a HUGE difference, according to our special guest, researcher and author Ray Yungen. In fact, you’re going […]

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The beautiful side of evil: Johanna Michaelsen’s warning

She always seemed to have magical spiritual gifts, but Johanna Michaelsen was deceived by very dark forces when she was just a little girl. Even after she dedicated her life to the Lord, the occult had a strong grip on her soul. Johanna’s “fellowship” with demons brought her indescribable depression and despair. For many years […]

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What Is Your Goal? Salvation or Holiness?

Human beings need goals—we are just wired that way.  We need to have something to strive for—in our careers, personal lives and with our families. What should our goal be as Christians?  Salvation?  Or holiness?  I submit to you it should be holiness.  Jesus has already attained salvation for us by his sacrificial death on […]

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Holiness: Is it what we long for?

Are we forsaking our pursuit of holiness for a “microwave salvation?” In Ephesians Chapter 5, we are told to be imitators of God not have a hint of sexual immorality avoid obscenity or foolish talk reject greediness let no one deceive us with empty words How seriously do we take these mandates? We want to […]

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Personhood Amendment defeated in Mississippi

Many were hoping this would pass, but unfortunately the voters in Mississippi defeated the Personhood Amendment last night: Mississippi Voters Defeat ‘Personhood’ Amendment The controversial Amendment 26, better known as the “Personhood” amendment, was rejected by voters in Mississippi on Tuesday by a vote of 55 to 45 percent. Language in the amendment defined life […]

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Judging, exposing error, naming names: Is it right?

Here is an interesting article I found over at a site called Dial The Truth Ministries. The writer says there are many faithful Christians who believe that it is wrong to expose error and to name names. That people who stand on God’s Word and defend it are being unloving and unkind. What does the […]

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Holiness? Or Hollowness?

The discussion over the issue of “Once Saved, Always Saved” will continue to the day that Jesus returns.  And well intentioned Christians can and should have a robust, respectful debate on the issue.  We can use it to sharpen one another and get us back into God’s Word. You can find and hang on to […]

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Education and abstinence: Lessons for youth

How much sex education do our youth get in schools? Today we’re talking about the latest efforts to reform sex education in public schools. It’s a hot topic all around the nation as states debate various bills designed to educate children about premarital sex and teen pregnancy prevention. In Wisconsin where we broadcast, the “Strong […]

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Evangelicals embrace Replacement Theology

Replacement theology and their theologians have formed a merger with Palestinian Christians who are dead set on promoting an anti-Israel perspective in evangelical churches. Several Christian leaders such as Lynne Hybels, wife of mega church leader, Bill Hybels (Willow Creek Church) and editor of Sojourners, Tony Campolo and others appear on the docket at the […]

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“Contextualization” of the Gospel – A Free-Falling Catastrophe

A great article on the dangers of contextualization from Lighthouse Trails Research: November 5th, 2011 |  By Roger Oakland You may not have heard the term before, but contextual theology is a prominent message from the emerging church. In his book, Models of Contextual Theology(1992), Stephen B. Bevans defines contextual theology as: …a way of doing […]

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Explosive church growth: God doing a "new thing?"

Is all growth of God? The seeker-driven model claims that there are four major movements of God in the world today.  Does God give pastors a revelation –a new vision– about how to grow their church with astounding numbers? It is biblical and good to reach out to those who are lost and need Jesus. […]

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"That's entertainment?" Discernment for a new age

Astrology is more than the horoscope columns in the newspapers and in magazines, according to  our special guest, Marcia Montenegro, a born-again Christian was once a professional astrologer. Today Marcia will share what she used to teach and explain how astrology is, in fact, an occult practice, rooted in ancient Babylon. “Astrology is based on […]

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Your turn!

We’re asking you, our watchmen, to weigh in. We’ve now been on the air for 11 months, and for the next several programs we’re going to read your emails, posts and letters, to find out how this show has impacted listeners around the country. Has Stand Up For The Truth helped you? Inspired you? Blessed […]

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Little Wave, Old Swell, nothing new to see here

One of the things we do on our show is help people understand how false teachings like Buddhist, Hindu and New Age ideas creep into our culture and even into our churches. For instance, the children’s book Little Wave and Old Swell: A Fable of Life and Its Passing is one we will talk about […]

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Whose reflection do you see?

As children we all read the story of the wicked queen with the magic mirror.  Every day she stood before it and asked “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”  And every day the mirror would tell her she was until one day the mirror answered that a fair princess by […]

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Sharia Law and you: What Christians need to know

What is Sharia Law, and who in the United States is supporting it? While some accuse Christians of being overly concerned or “demonizing a religion of peace,” many others–both in the faith and outside the Church are sounding the warning about Sharia in the U.S. Download the podcast! Subscribe (RSS | iTunes) Sharia holds Muslim […]

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Iron sharpening iron

Lot’s of news happening that you’ll want to know about.  As we consume these events and headlines through the lens of our faith, today we’re discussing the importance of the role of Watchman. People who are committed to the belief that the Bible is the Truth of God’s Word, that Jesus meant what He said […]

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