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How Worldview Influences Our Reality

It always intrigues me when two people can look at the same set of facts and come away with different conclusions. These differing conclusions are of course influenced by our perception of the world and what we have been taught–correctly or erroneously.

As Christians, we see archaeological and scientific discoveries happening regularly that confirm the truth of the Bible. Yet those who stubbornly reject God refuse to see the truth because of ignorance, pride, or a hard heart. The Bible is more than just a religious book–it is an historical book that gives us a look at the creation of the world, along with its future.

Joining us this morning to discuss how credible science is confirming the truth of the Scriptures is Jay Seegert of The Creation Education Center.

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The Danger of Allegorical Scripture

We know the Word of God is absolute truth. But these days some are using verses out of context to deliver a message that differs or sometimes even contradicts the meaning of the scriptures. Other sermons might feature a Bible verse or two in a cameo appearance, but the truth can become lost in a sea of personal stories, allegory or meaningless chatter.

Pastor Gary Gilley of Southern View Chapel joins us to discuss the signs serious Christians should watch out for when listening to a sermon. How can we tell if Scripture is being minimized or watered-down? How do we know if we are truly growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? (2 Peter 3:18)

We also take a look at the movement of “Progressive Internationalism” being pushed by the United Nations and other world leaders. Are one or more of our presidential candidates disciples of this movement?

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Standing in Defiance of God

News stories unthinkable a decade ago have become so commonplace they hardly raise an eyebrow.

Abortion, euthanasia, and same sex marriage: all human doctrines and actions directly opposed to God and His Word. Yet our nation and world leaders continue their march toward depravity, thumbing their noses at God and leading naive people astray, at the risk of their eternal souls.

Pastor Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio joins us on the program.

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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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Preparing for a Middle East Meltdown

The Bible tells us that one day all nations will rebel against God in a final war in the Middle East as predicted in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Breaking news: God wins the war!

The rise of ISIS and Russian intervention in the Middle East bring us one step closer to this final showdown. A coalition of nations are gathering to come against Israel just as predicted in Scripture. Are we living in the days where we could see the events leading to the victorious return of our Lord? Where is America in end times prophecy?

We’re joined by Dr. Andy Woods, author of The Middle East Meltdown: The Coming Islamic Invasion of Israel to look at current events and square them up with biblical prophecy.

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Preparing to be Shaken

We are headed into very volatile waters. The wise man begins to prepare for trouble before it kicks down his door. Pastor Carl Gallups joins us this morning to look at the warning signs and how we begin preparing now for days of economic turmoil and religious persecution.

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Remembering 9/11, Keeping a Spiritual Perspective

On 9/11/2001, radical Islamic terrorists hijacked four jet planes with the intent of dealing a devastating blow to our nation. More than 3,000 people died and our nation was changed in a profound way. This Sunday marks the fifteenth anniversary of this horrendous tragedy.

Joining us to discuss Islam, the Quran, and how Christians should respond to the very real threat of Muslim terrorism is a former Muslim, now born-again believer, Elijah Abraham.

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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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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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Mixing Truth with Human Traditions?

We know the Bible is absolute truth, inerrant and sufficient for all we need to know about God and life. But the Pharisees were guilty of adding man-made doctrines and traditions and holding them up as if they were God’s Word. Jesus chastised them strongly for doing so – to the point of calling them fools and hypocrites.

If we are not diligent in reading and understanding the scriptures, the same thing can happen to us. Something that sounds good quietly gets elevated to the level of scripture, and it can lead us into trouble. We need to pray for more discernment!

Pastor Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio joins us to discuss his latest book tackling this issue Evangelical White Lies.

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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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