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Sharing truth and holding opinions lightly

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:01 — 24.7MB) As the famous 1980s theologians 38 Special sang, “Hold on loosely, but don’t let go.” It’s not easy sharing the Truth of God’s Word in a world that doesn’t want to hear it. It’s even harder sharing truth with those who have a religion […]

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Gender Chaos: The Insanity (and Impossibility) of “Sex Change”

One of the more, um, flamboyant manifestations of the wrath of God pouring out upon a proud, unrepentant America, is our culture’s embrace of an “anything goes” approach to sexuality, which has metastasized into an anything goes attitude on the very concept of gender itself. We see it everywhere – in Starbucks commercials, Apple ads, […]

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Let’s stop petting the wolves

No matter how much love and humility a Berean has, they tend to take a lot of arrows from their own when contending.  Many times when those who stand firm in God’s Word as truth are told they have a critical spirit, it is because we have stepped on the tender toes of a teacher […]

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Fight the Spiritual Forces of Wickedness — and Win!

  Some of the news headlines this past week gave me reason for concern.  Here are a few of them: Satanic Temple Approved for [Florida] Capitol Holiday Display Legal group: repeal of D.C. amendment will have ‘severe impact on religious liberty’ ‘We love Jesus!’ – Iraqi children proclaim love for Christ in face of Islamic […]

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Pickin’-and-choosin

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:18 — 24.9MB) Pickin-and-choosin? There are a lot of things in Scripture that Christians don’t take seriously anymore. There are promises to Israel that aren’t for Christians, but we’re talking about some attributes of God from the Old Testament that describe who He is eternally. Do we […]

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Rick Warren publicly called to repentance for statements about uniting with Catholics

Christian Research Net is reporting that Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church and author of Purpose Driven Life has made some astonishing statements, causing a call for his repentance: Rick Warren’s Call for Christians to Unite With Catholics, ‘Holy Father’ Raising Concerns In a new video, megachurch leader and author Rick Warren is calling for Christians to […]

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Why Mormons now want to be seen as Christian

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:48 — 24.6MB) Years ago it seemed the Mormons (Latter Day Saints), desired to be seen as different from biblical Christianity. But in the last several years there has been a paradigm shift of sorts, and now Mormons want to be known as Christians. Why is that?  […]

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Biblical Illiteracy and the pulpit

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:07 — 23.9MB) One sad fact we continue to share on Stand Up For The Truth is that an increasing number of professing Christians admit they rarely if ever read the Word of God. The “biblical illiteracy” that is rampant within the visible church is beginning to […]

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What did Jesus command?

Jesus said that if we love Him, we will obey all that He commanded. (John 14:15) So what did Jesus command? He wasn’t talking about keeping the Old Testament Law, nor was He telling us we need to have a works-based salvation to get into Heaven. But we are to obey Him as an act […]

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Back to the basics: a conversation about the Emergent Church

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:22 — 24.9MB) Four years ago we began covering the Emergent Church movement. And then back in 2011, several popular pastors made an  astounding statement on their blogs: The emergent church movement is over. Dead.  If the Emergent Movement is “so yesterday,” why are more and more […]

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Joyce Meyer cancels IHOP’s “OneThing” appearance New Year’s Eve

It appears Joyce Meyer has cancelled her speaking event for the New Year’s Eve gala at International House of Prayer (IHOP)’s OneThing event. She had been scheduled to be the keynote speaker for One Thing. Says IHOP’s organizers: Joyce Meyer, who was scheduled to be with us at Onething 2014, has had to cancel speaking […]

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Church shopping? 35 Key Questions to Ask the Church

I originally posted this late last year, but we’ve had some many requests from people who are looking for a new church home that I’m re-posting to bump it higher: If you are looking for a new church, you need to ask some very important questions of church leadership before you become a member. Here […]

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Would the Son of God Contradict the Father?

Is it true that Jesus never mentioned anything about homosexuality?  That He never brought it up, even once?  Most of us have heard the argument that the Gospels have no record of Jesus condemning homosexuality.  There are individuals, especially from the militant homosexual rights movement, who utter this fabrication with all the raw hostility of liberals who think abortion is their […]

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Simon and Jude martyred; ms. circa 1455.

Jude, Peter, and why watchmen can’t be ignored

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:40 — 71.0MB) Simon and Jude martyred; ms. circa 1455. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Did you know that Jude is the only book given entirely to the great apostasy?  The Book of Jude is only one chapter with 24 verses. It may be the shortest book of the […]

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Jesus Calling: Whitewashing the Red Flags

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:13 — 21.3MB) What if you are a major publisher like Thomas Nelson and you suddenly discover that your  mega best-selling book Jesus Calling was inspired by a channeled New Age book? And what if you find out that some of the “messages” your author “received” from […]

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Changing “Jesus Calling”—Damage Control for a False Christ

There has been an interesting – and concerning – development these past few months about the wildly popular Jesus Calling book by Sarah Young: The new 10th Anniversary Edition just published has been stripped and edited to remove or alter those pesky New Age elements, the alarming statements made by the author’s “Jesus.” and the […]

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The audacity of addressing sin

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:03 — 20.8MB) Today we are talking with Ray Comfort, of Living Waters Ray’s new movie, Audacity, is very different from any film project Ray has ever produced. Audacity” is about a Christian (Peter) struggling to find his voice as a young believer in a culture that rejects the biblical […]

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Tony Blair’s Strategy to Battle “Religious Extremism” starts with young

Tony Blair, an honorary speaker at the Willow Creek Leadership Summit a few years ago, says that his global interfaith organization wants to teach our next generation to think critically so they can learn to easily dismiss all forms of religious extremists.  Interestingly, Bible-believing Christians.  Lighthouse Trails files this report: Tony Blair Calls for “Comprehensive […]

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Truth: Reality Check

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:11 — 21.3MB) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. Romans 1:18 tells that by our unrighteousness, we suppresses the truth. What is reality? The Good News is true. The wrath of […]

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God’s judgement? Don’t worry; be happy

The visible church is increasingly avoiding the hard truth of John 3:16. Or more specifically, John 3:17-21: …whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness […]

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