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Listener Questions & Media Watch Friday

‘Where can we find a good church?’ This is among the questions we will address in our Listener Questions segment today. Other questions and comments include, “What does being an Evangelical Christian really men these days?” and, “Is Islam really an Abrahamic Faith?” Segment two begins with a comment from a listener saying she was disgusted with yesterday’s program about the persecution of Jack Phillips, suggesting we are hateful and judgmental. We will respond.

David also takes us through our Media Watch segment, helping us discern the agenda and misleading information much of secular media throws our way. What sources can be trusted and how do we cut through the noise and agenda of the media and know what is really going on?

We will conclude with our “Rightly Handling the Word” segment, discussing just how seriously true Christians should view our sins against God–and why seeing them for how bad they are actually benefits us.

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The Persecution of Jack Phillips

This fall the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of Colorado baker Jack Phillips who has been fined, attacked, and harassed because as a Christian, he chose to follow his religious conscience and not bake a cake for a gay couple’s wedding. He is now receiving death threats. This will be a landmark decision with huge implications for freedom of speech and religious expression.

We cannot count on the secular news media to accurately give the details and ramifications of this crucial case. Media has sold out to the progressive agenda and LGBTQ movement and will probably spin things to make Jack Phillips look like some sort of hateful monster.

So today we take a look at the history and ramifications of the pending decision by the Supreme Court. If Phillips loses, how will the landscape change for Christian business owners and ministries? And will a defeat lead to churches being intimidated in a variety of ways?

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Remembering our Nation’s Foundational Principles

As we come off our celebration of America’s Independence, it is important we recognize that the words and ideals of our founding fathers have been twisted by radical progressives to advance their agenda that America is evil so their globalist agenda can be forwarded. In reality, several Presidents–Democrat and Republican alike–have historically noted the importance of the Bible and Christian values to our founders in establishing our nation.

No doubt, and sadly, our founders had to compromise on critical moral issues such as slavery in order to get the Republic established, but those wrongs were eventually corrected. Today we share what some of our Presidents have stated about the Christian conviction of our nation’s founders. And we explore why many America-bashing leftists and progressives paint a different picture of the founders of our nation.

In our first segment we check in with Tina Griffin of Counter Culture Mom, to discuss the impact of Hollywood, entertainment and social media on our children.

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We Love America, But We Have Deep Concerns

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.

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Watching the Watchers and Q & A

The media is supposed to hold government accountable as well as inform and look out for all Americans, regardless of political affiliation. Some journalists today might consider themselves watchman over our government, but the truth is few actually do their jobs when a Democrat is in the White House as we witnessed during the Obama administration. Well, since Donald Trump was elected president, they’re back from with a vengeance!

We do not not defend everything the president has done or said, but what happens when the same media that is supposed to hold government to a high standard lacks the integrity, morals, and principles they are calling for? David Fiorazo exposes more media hypocrisy in our Media Watch Segment today.

We also answer your questions from this week. Some of the subjects we address include Oneness Theology, Lordship Salvation, Homosexual Christians, and The Willow Creek Leadership Summit.

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The Growing Hatred Against Biblical Christianity

Jesus clearly warned His disciples that the world would hate them because they hated Him first. His statement was true in the first century church and is truer than ever in the 21st century. This morning we cover a couple news stories that show just how far that hatred has gone.

One liberal columnist now says Christianity is “white supremacy disguised as religion”. And a woman has developed a new “LGBT Bible App” promoting “inclusiveness” within the church.

We also check in with William Murray of the Religious Freedom Coalition to discuss the plight of Christians in Iraq and Syria, and how Marxism has infiltrated American and even Christian thought.

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Forgetting the Importance of Israel and the Middle East

With all the media distractions and distortions about President Trump and Russia and healthcare and travel bans, we tend to forget the importance of Israel and the Middle East. Dr. Andy Woods is back with us today. He discusses the nations of Turkey and Russia among others, Israel, Rome, and Babylon (modern day Iraq). We also discuss a few Supreme Court decisions and the importance of standing for the truth of God’s Word in a loving but uncompromising way – even in an anti-Christian culture.

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Fear and Faith

The Bible has much to say about faith, and the things we put our faith in will either disappoint us or lead us to joy and peace. The Bible also has much to say about fear. And the things we truly fear say a lot about our professed faith in God. Jesus said we are to fear God, but we also have the assurance of His lovingkindness as a Father. How do we reconcile faith and fear according to God’s Word?

This morning we go to God’s Word to discuss biblical faith and fear with Dave Wager of Silver Birch Ranch and Nicolet Bible Institute.

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Religious Freedom Hanging in the Balance

When the U.S. Supreme Court legalized homosexual marriage in 2015, some of us predicted that the real issue was not same-sex “marriage,” but rather a full out war on silencing Christians and forcing people to accept and celebrate an anti-biblical agenda. Well, a lot of people dismissed our prediction as “fear mongering.” But fast forward just two years later and we are seeing a persistent attack on the speech and freedoms of Christians, and a legal and propaganda campaign to marginalize Christian thought, beliefs, and conscience.

Today we cover some high-interest news stories on just how critical things are getting. In the first segment, we check in with Doug Wakefield of Best Minds, Inc. to see how economically we are walking into bondage by ignoring the signs of an imminent world-wide financial meltdow

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Assaults on Religious Liberty and Free Speech

Europe and the Middle East have been ravaged by Islamic terrorism with attacks coming on almost a daily basis. All the while citizens exclaim, “What can the government do about it?” In Europe, under pressure from governments, social media organizations like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter are sponsoring a forum to “purge terrorists from their pages, videos and posts.” On the surface this might seem like a viable plan, but perhaps first we should learn what their definition of “terrorist” is, because some consider so-called hate speech to be terrorism. Those same people consider the teachings of God’s Word as hate speech.

Joining us this morning to discuss the attack on religious liberty and freedom of speech is Brad Dacus of Pacific Justice Institute, an organization dedicated to protecting religious liberties for Christians.

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