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Calvinism and Arminianism explained

Calvinism and Arminianism are two systems of theology that attempt to explain the relationship between God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility in the matter of salvation. Calvinism is named for John Calvin, a French theologian who lived from 1509-1564. Arminianism is named for Jacobus Arminius, a Dutch theologian who lived from 1560-1609. Both systems can be […]

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Whose Voice Do You Hear?

Whose Voice Do You Hear?

We talk a lot about the issue of biblical illiteracy that is plaguing the Christian church in America these days.  According to studies, only 1 in 3 self-professed “born again believers” believe the Word of God is absolute truth.  This of course leads to many problems including moral relativity and reducing “truth” to something I […]

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Sharing Jesus in a world that hates Him

Sharing Jesus in a world that hates Him

Today we are going to cover several news stories making national headlines that paint Christianity in a negative light by the world’s standards. Heath Pucel from Burnbrothers Ministry join us to talk about how we can get better at sharing our faith. We’re also covering the article below, and asking what the role of evangelism […]

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State of the Church: Part II

Our Body of Christ in America is facing difficult times as it struggles through many challenges. It is being attacked from the outside as well as from within as divisions seem to be more prevalent in the Church than ever before. There is a growing movement of what we’re going to call “Berean Christians,” made […]

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Manifesting: Which spirit?

This is a video posted by IHOP of one of its interns, a young girl named Katie, sharing her testimony about how the Spirit of God manifested in her, and continues to manifest to this day. Watch and discern. What is she saying? What is her body language communicating? How would you test the spirits […]

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The State of the Church: Part I

As our nation and states prepare to give We the People a snapshot of our current realities and where we need to go, we thought it would be a good idea to evaluate what’s happening in We The Body of Christ. There is a growing trend in the Church around the world that we’re going […]

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True or False? How to discern if a prophet is for real

True or False? How to discern if a prophet is for real

Today we have more Christian conferences, sermons and books available than ever before in our history. And as we’ve discussed on Stand Up For The Truth, there seems to be an explosion of false teachings and prophets. Some are blatantly obvious, and some are so subtle that they are very difficult to spot, even for […]

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Focus on the Family Still Defending Contemplative Prayer

Focus on the Family Still Defending Contemplative Prayer

Recently a long-time financial supporter of Focus on the Family decided he could no longer donate to the organization because it supports and promotes contemplative prayer and its proponents like Richard Foster and Gary Thomas. So he wrote to Focus to explain why.  He got a response, which he shared with Lighthouse Trails Research: Dear […]

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The incredible -- and prophetic -- wonders of technology

The incredible — and prophetic — wonders of technology

If innovation in technology fascinates you, today’s show will be a real eye-opener. God gave His human creations an incredible intellect, and we’re now seeing some of the most amazing advances in medicine, computer science, biology, nanotechnology, aerospace engineering, biometrics, robotics and other technologies like never before.  Consider some of the latest emerging innovations*: Download […]

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Bride of Christ

Why are we here?

Romans Chapter 11 talks about our relationship with Him and His many adopted children.  The Church is the Bride of Christ, and we are preparing for His wedding feast. One day, Jesus will come for His bride and the end of this age will be upon us. There are certain things we can know from […]

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Signs and Wonders–God’s or Man’s?

Sometimes it’s easy to spot a fraud, and sometimes it takes a lot of thought and research.  People like Jim Wallis and Brian McLaren are pretty easy to call out for their false and misleading teachings and interpretations of scripture.  But not every issue we face is that simple.  The “Signs and Wonders” movement is […]

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Signs and Wonders

Spiritual revival in these latter days

There are a couple of topical discussions we have been praying about and working on for months now. One is the Word of Faith Movement, and the other is the Signs and Wonders Movement that is sweeping a lot of America these days. For the next two days we are discussing the Signs and Wonders […]

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A Tale of Two Kingdoms

When someone teaches you about the “kingdom,” what does he or she mean? Here is a teaching on Kingdom Theology by Sandy Simpson over at Spiritual Research Network, Inc., that explains it well and shows you that, depending on who is teaching or preaching, the word Kingdom might not mean what you think they mean […]

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Christian Leaders? Or Cowards?

It’s important when we read the news or listen to what a leader says that we look beyond the rhetoric and discern the real intentions of the one delivering a message to us.  Watch the nightly news about what is going on in Africa these days.  The secular news reports with terms like “tribal violence” […]

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The "uncompromising" truth of Jesus as Son?

The "uncompromising" truth of Jesus as Son?

Here is a question: Should biblical translators take the words Father and Son out of the Bible in order to better reach the Muslim world with the “truth” of the Gospel? Or are these translations failing to portray God as who He is: the eternal, loving God the Father, Son and Spirit, with the deity […]

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Lost In Translation: Keep "Father" & "Son" in the Bible

Lost In Translation: Keep "Father" & "Son" in the Bible

Western missions agencies Wycliffe, Frontiers and SIL are producing Bibles that remove Father, Son andSon of God because these terms are offensive to Muslims.Some examples: • Wycliffe/SIL produced Stories of the Prophets, an Arabic Bible that uses “Lord” instead of “Father” and “Messiah” instead of “Son.” • Frontiers worked with an SIL consultant to produce True Meaning of the Gospel of […]

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What About IHOP? (Part II)

We along with many other watchman-type ministries are getting many questions and requests for information on IHOP, the NAR (“New Apostolic Movement”), and the 24/7 Prayer Rooms that are springing up all around the nation and the world. Here is a profile on IHOP, written and published by the Watchman.Org ministry (based in Arlington, Texas), […]

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Resolve To Know God in 2012

I saw a study that projects nearly 100 million Americans would make 2012 New Year’s resolutions and that by the end of January, nearly 90% would walk away from that resolution.  So how are you doing and just what was your resolution this year?  I might suggest that if your primary resolution was anything short […]

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A study of Christian Universalism

Today we’re visiting some of the Christian Universalist groups to examine what they believe about God, Jesus, the trinity and salvation.  If you’d like to explore those sites with us, check out the Christian Universalist Association, and one called the Beautiful Heresy. As we conclude our series this week on Christian Universalism, here is a […]

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Is The Church being Lulled To Sleep?

Is The Church being Lulled To Sleep?

  As I study this growing movement of Universalism and how it is infecting the Christian Church in America, there are a couple subtle, but important distinctions we must understand when confronting this movement of apostasy. First, the character and nature of God.  Universalists will often state that “God is love.”  Well, that is accurate, […]

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