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Just Reading the Bible is not Enough

James 1:22 instructs Christians to ‘be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.’ How do we go beyond simply reading to understanding and application? Pastor Randy White joins us to discuss how we can study the Bible and allow its wisdom to lead us to understand and live out its truth on a daily basis.

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A Glimpse at the Future of “American” Christianity

We are often reminded there is a huge difference between Biblical Christianity and American Christianity. The church today hardly resembles Acts 2 and the early church to whom Paul wrote letters of instruction. This morning we give you a glimpse of where American Christianity may be headed as it continues to model itself after Humanist thought and allow itself to fall under the influence of secular government. We look at the government of Sweden–one of those socialist utopias progressives often point to–that has effectively neutralized true Christianity.

First, we are joined by Jan Markell of Olive Tree Views and Understanding the Times Radio to discuss the disturbing trends we see in America and the church.

Also, have you heard about this recent story in which a federal government agency is threatening to fire a Christian employee of 14 years for declining to watch an LGBT “diversity and inclusivity” training video?

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The ‘Church’ Infecting Christianity: Where Did the Emergent Church ‘Emerge’ From?

Liberalism, humanism, and secularism are growing cancers in both church and culture so let’s not ignore the causes. Let’s get out of our comfort zones and take a stand for Christ. The spiritual battle rages all around us and the enemy is on our doorstep. Satan has been at work at a church near you spreading his deceptions. The good news is that we are on to his schemes…

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Are You Prepared for Battle?

Make no mistake: If you are a serious, committed Christian, you are in a war! The eternal souls of millions is at stake and this battle allows for no neutral parties or oblivious bystanders. You are either actively engaged in this spiritual effort or you give aid and comfort to the enemy by standing on the side in silence and not intervening.

The weapons of our warfare are not those of the world. Yet the weapons we wield are powerful to overcome the darkness and lead people to the light of Jesus Christ. But weapons can be ineffective or even useless unless we are well equipped, trained to handle them skillfully.

Eric Barger joins us this morning to discuss his book on spiritual warfare, Disarming the Powers of Darkness.

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Understanding Proper Context

For I know the plans that I have for you…

We know the Bible is the inspired Word of God, eternal truth and sufficient in all matters. But we can easily fall into a trap of taking a single verse out of context and building bad theology and belief systems around a single verse instead of understanding and applying it in correct context. Do we take the time to understand these verses and Scripture as a whole in context as we read and study?

Pastor Randy White joins us this morning to discuss how we can get in trouble when we misunderstand or misapply scripture out of context.

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The Continuing March to Globalism

The Bible is clear on what lies ahead: more people and nations will be gathering in defiance to God and His Word. And for centuries every generation has wondered if theirs would be the one to see the return of the Lord. World events are coming together at breakneck speed.

So what is different about the times we live in? Are there unmistakable signs of the times that the world is about to unite in rebellion against God, ultimately leading to the return of Jesus Christ? Jesus said we would not know the exact day of His return, but that we could discern the season of it by observing carefully.

Joining us this morning is a man who has studied globalism and has written extensively about the coming one world government and religion–Gary Kah.

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Just What Will it Take?

Lies prevail over truth. Today we look at some interesting comments by Pope Francis defending Islam, along with the ISIS response to his remarks. We also check in with Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action to continue our discussion about the rights and responsibilities of Christian churches and leaders to speak up and become engaged in the battle for souls. Just what will it take for us to recognize we are in a spiritual war where lies are currently prevailing over the truth in our culture?

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Is Religious Freedom on Life Support in the U.S.?

If you are a Progressive Socialist you probably feel pretty good about the direction of our nation. The government is growing in power and getting involved in every detail of our lives. People can use whichever bathroom they want corresponding with the gender they feel like (identify with) on a particular day. Marriage has now taken on a human definition as opposed to God’s definition. And big brother is growing in power and influence and will soon provide for every ‘want’ from cradle to grave. Heck, pretty soon we’ll all be able to just walk around chasing Pokemon and just check our mail box for our monthly check from the government!

If you are a bible-believing, truth proclaiming Christ follower, you realize much of what we are seeing today was foretold in the Word of God thousands of years ago. So the question for us is how do we fight for morality and religious freedom while preparing for what might lie ahead? Are we ready to acknowledge we may lose the battle for religious freedoms in our nation?

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The Prophetic Invasion and Survival of Israel

Host David Fiorazo is joined by Dr. Andy Woods.

For those who live in America, it can be challenging to slow down enough to maintain an eternal perspective and recognize signs of the end times all around us. There are rebellious haters of God, natural disasters, wars, and rumors of wars – in addition to the growing persecution of Christians worldwide. Israel however, is also a major focus of end times prophecy and it is wise to support her because we know those nations are blessed who bless Israel.

We need to pay attention to our volatile times as surrounding nations come against Israel. To be sure, God is not pacing up in Heaven or wringing His hands. These things must happen before the return of Jesus Christ.

Three major things happen when we understand Bible prophecy better: Our faith is strengthened, our hope in Christ is encouraged by the fulfillment of prophecy, and we are more excited to tell others about the truth!

We live in one of the most interesting time periods of history. The Lord seems to be setting the stage for His return as never before. One of these major stage-setting trends that we are currently seeing is the rise of a coalition of nations that harbors a hostile intent toward Israel. No matter which presidential administration comes into office in this nation and no matter how the calendar turns, this is an issue that does not seem to go away.

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Removing Truth and Christ from Culture

Target corporation is spending $20 million to add more bathrooms due to the corporation’s transgender policy. Gender confusion is being promoted on prime time television, in commercials, by the White House, and yes, in public schools.

Many in the U.S. government have been corrupted, and the lack of accountability has never been higher. Also looming is the increased threat of losing more religious freedom.

The speed in which America has shifted away from Christianity has accelerated to the point many Christians are checking out of culture rather than addressing the issues with God’s love and the truth of His Word. When people of faith back down and are silent, the result is lots of rotten fruit in the form or immorality, debauchery, and of course, moral relativism.

Today’s guest, Dr. Alex McFarland is a Christian worldview and culture expert and author of 17 books. His latest book came out this summer, Stand Strong America: Courage, Freedom and Hope for Tomorrow.

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Should Christians Expect to be Treated Fairly?

Every parent of a little child has heard it from their children when the child has to do something he doesn’t want to do: “That’s not fair!” Our response usually is “Who said life was fair?”

Jesus warned us the world would hate us because it hated Him. As we see Christian liberties stripped while our government goes out of its way to protect others, many people of faith are calling foul. But should we expect fair treatment from a culture, government, or a world that hates God?

First we are joined by Jay Seegert of the Creation Education Center to discuss how we can prove the truth of the Bible to atheists and evolutionists. We can effectively share evidence from science and Scripture with them while asking them questions about their claims.

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Protecting Trees More than Babies

There is something seriously wrong when it is legal, and even encouraged, to murder a child in the womb, but damaging a tree can land you a big fine or even time behind bars. This is just another example of how we have lost our moral compass in America.

Today we cover this story and others, including a major scandal rocking World Vision with accusations that donor monies were being funneled to Palestinian terrorist movements attacking and killing Israelis. Then, and you knew this was coming, a mother and son are going to court over charges of incest saying they should be able to love each other – shouldn’t they? After all, if ‘love is love’ then anything goes!

In our final segment we are excited to again check in with Evangelist, speaker and author Ray Comfort to discuss his latest book Fat Chance: Why Pigs will Fly Before America has an Atheist President. Comfort is the founder of Living Waters ministry.

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