Pastor Randy White
Rev. White has been the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Katy, Texas since August, 2003. He and his wife, Shelley, have been married 25 years and have two grown children. Rev. White hosts an excellent Thursday evening Bible Study online that you can do here. [NEW BOOK!] The Bible Graphically Presented Dr. White’s Ask the Theologian broadcast
In our final segment today I respond to an email from a listener accusing us of being judgmental and hypocritical in our assessment of secular media and our claim that Jesus will judge unrepentant sinners one day. Our third segment should give great insight into how progressives think these days and how we respond with truth.
Pastor Randy White joins us to discuss America’s past, present and future as we prepare to celebrate our nation’s independence day. The nation we love and are still blessed to live in has some serious problems that need to be addressed if we are to remain the land of the free and the home of the brave. And the most serious of all is turning our backs on God and His perfect law and teachings. We discuss a sermon Randy gave on what he would like to say to the USA.
- You’ve got problems, America, but you’re still the greatest nation on earth.
- You’ve got an education system that is going to sap every bit of exceptionalism built.
- You’ve got a thinking problem that is quickly becoming life threatening.
- You need to chill out a little bit and not be offended at everything.
- You’ve got a spiritual problem that is life-threatening.
- You haven’t been told about heaven and hell, and how to avoid hell and gain heaven.
In our final segment today, Mike LeMay responds to an email from a Stand Up for the Truth listener. Here is the exchange:
“Mike and David, as a regular church volunteer and former music minister who has been active in my personal relationship with Christ for decades (and somebody who listens to Q90 regularly and attends shows at the “Cup”), I was quite taken aback by this morning’s “Stand Up for the Truth” rhetoric about knocking CNN and NPR for using the media as a platform to promote personal beliefs, when that is exactly what you are doing with this segment.
The hypocrisy within Christianity has always bothered the heck out of me. Do you really think Jesus would be condemning people of the LGBT community and others, like you use your platform to do? Absolutely not. Jesus would love those around him, regardless of their sins. For you to defend a man who (has committed)…thousands of other bigoted, misogynistic, and un-Christ-like remarks), you are just as bad as he is.
The tax-dollar funded NPR choosing to celebrate someone’s individuality (even if it’s what you disagree with) is a better news story than our tax-dollar funded (and tax-dollar avoiding) President tweeting to make fun of somebody’s appearance.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but this is me standing up for the truth the way Jesus would.”
Mike’s on air response:
Brandon let’s take your message in segments and allow me to respond to them:
“I was quite taken aback by this morning’s “Stand Up for the Truth” rhetoric about knocking CNN and NPR for using the media as a platform to promote personal beliefs, when that is exactly what you are doing with this segment.”
Mike: We were not knocking them for promoting their personal beliefs—that is what commentary does. We were pointing out that they are commenting and reporting as if it were factual instead of their opinions. These networks often present opinions as if they were facts. This is deceitful.
I have no problem if networks share opinions…but disguising them as facts is wrong and misleading. NPR can run any story it wants, but being funded by tax dollars are they willing to give the other side of the story? The fact that the medical community has stated gender is not fluid and cannot be changed through surgery or chemicals, and that transgender people are at a very high risk of suicide?
And on this show we continually remind you that we are sharing our opinion—and to take everything you hear to God’s Word as the only source of truth. Brandon, you will never hear NPR or CNN do that.
“The hypocrisy within Christianity has always bothered the heck out of me. Do you really think Jesus would be condemning people of the LGBT community and others, like you use your platform to do? Absolutely not. Jesus would love those around him, regardless of their sins.”
- Jesus does love all people—even sinners. But His love alone does not excuse a person from eternal judgment.
- I asked Brandon if Jesus ever judges or condemns…he would not answer my question.
- This is the “progressive trap”—take Jesus words out of context and ignore the tough verses of what He said.
- The real hypocrisy that some progressives claim bothers them about the church is the hypocrisy in their own thought process:
- They claim to be “Red Letter Christians” but ignore much of what Jesus said, including the Book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ where He clearly says He returns to judge all men and condemn the wicked.
- They cite a single verse and ignore the verses around it that bring correct context. Example:
“If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak.” John 12:47-49
Many progressives and emergents conveniently fail to read the Bible in complete context—and this leads to bad theology:
- Jesus came the first time not to condemn but to offer a means of salvation through confession, repentance and complete faith in Him.
- He will return in the final days to judge all men and some will stand condemned.
- When Jesus confronted sinners He did love them—and warned them to stop sinning or something far worse would happen to them.
Many progressives and emergents see Jesus somehow overriding or replacing what God stated about sin in the OT. This would make God and His Word contradictory and we could not trust His Word to be eternal truth. We would be left to pick and choose which verses we believe were truth and which are not—exactly what progressive emergents do!
Brandon you accused me of defending President Trump’s personal behaviors…maybe you didn’t hear everything I said or you applied selective hearing so let me state it again: I said I like some of his policies, but do not like him personally and find some of his behaviors vulgar and disgusting. I said I do not trust him personally. I said he should get off Twitter and stop the personal attacks.
The end of your email says you are “standing up for the truth the way Jesus would…”
Brandon you are not; you are standing up for what you want to be the truth. You are either knowingly twisting the teachings of Jesus, choosing to ignore His words that warn against eternal judgment for unrepentant sinners; Or perhaps you are only stating what you have been taught about God’s Word by someone you look up to. If so I hope you can find a solid Christian mentor who understands the Word of God and can show you the contradictions in your belief system. When we stand before Jesus we will not be able to blame our pastor or someone else if they teach wrong theology about sin and salvation…each of us will be responsible to God.
Brandon I appreciate you having the courage and conviction to write me and listen to my response. I am always open to having coffee or lunch and talking more about this with you.
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