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The Nonsense of “Christians Shouldn’t Judge”

One of the most misleading statements infiltrating much of the Christian Church these days is the statement that “Christians shouldn’t judge.” This misrepresentation of God’s Word has been used to excuse sinful behavior and render us ineffective in living lives of holiness and sharing the gospel with the lost. In reality, the Bible teaches us that Christians should be discerning and use sound judgment in our decisions every day, from the choices we make to our interactions with believers and unbelievers. What we judge and how we judge is where the rubber meets the road.

Dave Wager of Nicolet Bible Institute joins us this morning to look at what the bible teaches us about making judgment on our own actions and the actions of others, believers and unbelievers.

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Christians, Public Education, and Divisive Doctrine

We have all heard the sad statistics that a majority of young Christians leave their faith by the time they leave high school. Many more walk away from God after one year of college. And while there are certainly several factors in play, one that is often sited is public education and its clearly secular humanist agenda. Public school teachers are often accused of lying to students, particularly regarding evolution, but are they part of the agenda or do they really believe it?

Jay Seegert of The Starting Point Project joins us to look at this issue and discuss the importance of biblical doctrine–even if it might sometimes be seen as divisive.

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Your Questions and Comments

On today’s show we answer your questions and read your comments from this week. Some of the issues we discuss include:

Rob Bell’s tragic influence within Christianity; recent hurricanes and whether they are a sign of God’s judgment on our nation, Christian music – is it losing its affect and focus? Freedom of speech in light of National Anthem protests, the tough decision on when to leave a church.

David also has our weekly Media Watch segment where we dissect the hypocrisy and double standards of today’s media.

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The Basics of the Faith, and the Protestant Movement

This year, 2017 marks the 500 year anniversary of Luther’s reformation which changed the religious world in 1517. Today we continue our look at exactly what Luther wanted to accomplish and his impact on Christianity. We also look at the five “Solas” of the protestant movement and discuss their exact meaning and impact on our faith.

What is the future spiritual plight of America and can we even speculate at this point? Some hope that the natural disasters and political strife we face will inspire Americans to repent, unite and return to our Christian foundation and heritage. But have we become so arrogant and comfortable as a nation and a people that repenting before God is just unthinkable?

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Church History, False Teachings, and Pro Athletes Led Astray

In our final segment today, we look at a sad story of an athlete many American football fans look up to as a role model. From what we know, this man was raised in a strong Christian, conservative family, but sadly by his own admission has now apparently abandoned his faith in the one true God. This happened in part because of the influence of a false teacher who was invited in by a team chaplain to speak to the team before a game years ago. That athlete is Aaron Rodgers and the man who influenced him was Rob Bell. And Bell has apparently convinced this high profile athlete and role model that the Bible cannot be trusted.

In our first segment, we visit with Pastor Randy White and look at the history of Martin Luther’s reformation, marking its 500 year anniversary this year. We discuss how most believers identify non-Catholics as Protestants, but is this accurate?

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Is the World on the Brink of Chaos?

Today is the 16 year anniversary of September 11 and the horrendous attacks on our nation when Muslim terrorists murdered 3,000 people in the worst terrorist attack in our history. But now we wake up to Florida and Texas devastated by powerful hurricanes, a madman in North Korea threatening America, boasting he will destroy us; and the Middle East nearing a potential implosion that could lead to World War III. All this in a world that increasingly hates God and His Word, and a church in America that is sinking further into apathy and mediocrity. All signs seem to point to a coming crisis that could usher in what the Bible warned about: a crisis so large that the world would embrace a man of sin and evil as its savior.

Today’s guest, Gary Kah has written about the coming one world government for thirty years joins us to put current world events under the lens of scripture.

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The Islamic Dilemma

The Bible is clear that as dedicated Christians we are to love all men, even our enemies, and share the gospel of eternal hope with them, including the forgiveness of sin, repentance, and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ alone. But this is easier to do with some people than others. It may be easier to reach out to groups like Mormons, Buddhists or atheists because there is little fear of retaliation. Some Muslims, on the other hand, can pose quite the challenge.

While the majority of Muslims are not radical jihadists and want to live in peace, there is a growing minority being trained to kill Christians and Jews and destroy our way of life. So when we approach Muslims with the gospel how do we set aside our fears and see them as God sees them – made in His image but in need of salvation through Jesus?

Elijah Abraham is a former Muslim and now a committed disciple of Jesus Christ who travels the world training pastors and equipping churches to reach Muslims with the gospel. On today’s program, we discuss the growth and threat of Muslim terrorism and how this should not discourage us to love Muslims and share the gospel with them.

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Your Questions and Comments

Today we answer your questions and read your comments, including:

The Alpha Course
Potential for a large scale spiritual revival in our nation
The difficulties of leaving a false religion with family.
Racism in America
How progressives view Conservative Christians.

We also check in with Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action to discuss the cultural and spiritual issues facing Wisconsin families. We also discuss president Trump’s decision on DACA–The so-called “Dreamer Program” and what is next for our nation regarding legal and illegal immigration.

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How Serious is the North Korea Threat?

Last weekend, North Korea successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.  Already possessing nukes and threatening to use them against the U.S., the fact they now have hydrogen bombs raises the stakes dramatically for two reasons:  First, hydrogen bombs are far more powerful than simple nuclear weapons, and second, a hydrogen bomb is much more plausible for what might be a worst nightmare for our nation.  Some suggest an electronic magnetic pulse bomb (EMP) could wipe out every computer and electronic capability of our nation for up to a full year. If that happens, government experts predict the casualty rate could be as high as 90% in our nation and it would practically eliminate America as a world power.

This morning we discuss the threat and ask how Christians should respond in the face of potential tragedy.

In our first segment today, we check in with Counter Culture Mom, Tina Marie Griffin, to discuss dangers in media for our children, practical alternatives for parents, and a big event coming up in a few weeks for women.

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A Complicated Relationship

The relationship between the U.S. and Israel has historically been strong. Over the past decade or so however, it has grown more complicated as U.S Presidents have supported recognition of a Palestinian State by calling on Israel to give up some of its lands in exchange for peace.

Another relationship has grown more complicated as well, that between the Christian Church and Israel, as many progressive Christians are calling for a boycott of Israel to protest what it calls “oppression” of Palestinians – the very same Palestinians who call for the destruction of Israel and the death of all Jews. Now, the plot thickens even more in complexity with a ruling by the Jewish Sanhedrin outlawing the marriage of Messianic Jews in Israel. How will this affect the way Christians view Israel in these perilous times?

Author and Pastor Carl Gallups, an expert on prophecy and modern day Israel, joins us to discuss this breaking news as we dissect it in context of God’s Word.

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