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Watchmen’s full plate

Then there was the story of the “pastor” who doesn’t believe in God. But if you question his faith, he’ll get very offended and make you feel guilty: Lots of other news today, including, Why we’re seeing “Mantle Madness”, and LifeWay pulls Heaven visitation books. Joining us on today’s program is someone who knows Mormonism […]

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A time to laugh, and a time to get serious

Today we’re starting our program with a lighthearted look at family, raising teens, relationships – you know, the things that often cause angst. Then later on in the program we’re going to share a hard-hitting article on how easy it is to allow sloppy doctrine to slide into the church and leave a trail of […]

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Suffering and Prayer in the Christian Life

Today we look at two important, yet often misunderstood doctrines in the Bible: Suffering and Prayer. No one really wants to suffer.  We would all prefer a life of comfort.  But the Bible warns us that suffering is an important part of the Christian life–and that when it happens we should rejoice!   Tough teaching indeed. […]

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Perpetual adolescence

In the Old Testament a young man was considered an adult at age 13—once He was a “bar mitzvah”. He was to have memorized the Torah and was to be able to speak to its wisdom. He began to make his own choices, guided by a Minion of Jews including his father and relatives. If […]

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The Juvenilization of American Christianity

Americans of all ages are not sure they want to grow up. It is common to hear thirty-, forty-, or even fifty-year-olds say things like, “I guess I have to start thinking of myself as an adult now.” Many emerging adults ages eighteen to twenty-three want to get married and have children eventually, but they […]

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Quick: Define “Christian”

OK, I’ll make a statement and you fill in the blank with the first words that come to mind: “You can’t be a Christian if you ____”. If every one of the thousands of people listening would email me with the first words that came to your mind—and I compiled them all into one “statement […]

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So you say you’re a Christian…

Today may be the toughest, most challenging show we have ever done on Stand Up For the Truth. The topic is highly emotional and it affects every person who has ever been born. It may also be the topic that Christians argue the most over: Salvation. How is a man saved from eternal damnation? Does […]

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Rob Bell: We’re moments away from the Church embracing gay marriage

Rob Bell and his wife, Kristen, are making headlines again, this time about gay marriage and the church.  Before we start, just a point to our emergent friends: When it comes to heretical teachers like Bell, we are NOT to “eat the meat and spit out the bones (advice found nowhere in Scripture), but instead […]

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ISIS beheads 21 Christian hostages – White House won’t call them Christians

ISIS has titled their video showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians who had been kidnapped in Libya, “A MESSAGE SIGNED WITH BLOOD TO THE NATION OF THE CROSS.” Yet the White House refuses to call the victims Christians. Hmmm. And this after that National Prayer Breakfast debacle in which our president scolded Christians for […]

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On contending, confessing and compromise

When people die in their rebellion against God, the Bible is very clear about their fate. But while it is still today, do we care enough to roll up our sleeves and content for the faith – even when the unbelievers are hateful toward you? Our guest Robert Meyer shares a personal testimony in an […]

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Jesus Called Them Commandments, Mr. Noble

Perry Noble, pastor at South Carolina’s NewSpring Church, the largest Southern Baptist church in America (32,000 people during weekend services at multiple campuses across the state), is in trouble.  On Christmas Eve, Noble claimed that God spoke to him directly and commanded him to tell his congregation that the Ten Commandments aren’t commandments at all. […]

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Painful lessons for the church, part II

Today we are continuing a conversation about The Painful Lessons of Mars Hill. What can we learn from the collapse of Mark Driscoll’s church? It is a cautionary tale that is coming into many churches through policies that are nowhere found in Scripture. Check out yesterday’s program here. “We Are Not ABANDONED” The Culture Which […]

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The lost art of discernment

Many people ask us, “why do you need to warn people about these false teachers? What if you just focused on what you are for, and just on Jesus?” But Jesus told us to discern, and the Bible also says we need to be aware of the schemes of the enemy. Today we’re talking about […]

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Rob Bell gets his “OWN” TV show Dec. 21

OWN television has just announced the premiere of its new series titled, The Rob Bell Show. The same Rob Bell who challenges the truth of the Bible and continues to influence millions of fans around the world (having just returned from a national tour with New Agers Deepak Chopra and Oprah), despite his fall from […]

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Back to the basics: a conversation about the Emergent Church

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 churches climbing on board the neo-emergent bus?  Why are youth-targeted conferences […]

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The price of contending

Often believers are told they are intolerant, unloving and narrow-minded for not going with the flow of an ever-changing culture. Many Bible believing Christians are dismayed by the way they are being rejected by not just the world, but their friends, family members and even those in their church for standing firm on God’s Word […]

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Simon and Jude martyred; ms. circa 1455.

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

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 Bible, but it is very important. The very first verse identifies […]

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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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National Cathedral to Host First Muslim Prayer

Washington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time on Friday. Planners say they hope Friday’s service at the historic cathedral will foster more understanding and acceptance between Christians and Muslims around the world. The prominent Episcopal cathedral often hosts national events, such as presidential funerals, and has hosted Muslims at […]

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Discerning error isn’t popular

If only we could “just focus on the positive.” But Jesus commands us to be on guard, looking behind the curtain to see what the enemy is up to: “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” (2 Corinthians 2:11) How do we tell the difference between […]

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