Category: Depression

Dr. Bruce Baker: No Fear of Death, ‘Eternal’ Perspective in 2020

We talk about our witness as Christians: do we have the joy of the Lord even in the midst of trials? We also discuss how everyone knows deep down that this life is temporary and maybe even the fact there’s life after death, but most people deny or ignore the truth. And a staggering report from the CDC revealing more than 1 in 4 young adults have contemplated suicide in the last month.

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Elijah Abraham: Trials, Tribulation, and Testimonies

We discuss trials and the testing of our faith aside from this bizarre season of church restrictions, coronavirus fears, and now radicals rioting and wreaking havoc in cities across the country. The Supreme Court recently ruled against churches, some governors are discriminating against Christians, the fruit of leftist “education” in the U.S. and the fact 58% of young people see no problem with riots, and talk of “abolishing police departments. How did we get here?

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Dr. Ragy Girgis: Demonic Behavior, Mental Illness, the Power of Jesus

On today’s podcast, our special guest is Dr. Ragy Girgis, an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University department of psychiatry. His book is called, “On Satan, Demons, and Psychiatry” – Exploring Mental Illness in the Bible.

WE DISCUSS: misconceptions that Christians have about mental illness, depression and medication, Christians in the science and medical fields, mental illness in the pages of Scripture, King Saul’s psychotic depression and paranoia, David’s extremes of elation and deep depression, Jonah’s narcissism, Nebuchadnezzar’s breakdown, and the miraculous healings performed by Jesus. 

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Elizabeth Johnston: U.S. Shut Down Doing More Damage Than Good

Today’s discussion with special guest, Elizabeth Johnston “The Activist Mommy” focuses on the agendas of the left impacting America’s children, particularly the radical sex “education” taught in government schools. David also addresses the COVID 19 nursing home death numbers from state to state and the irresponsible policies that led to this tragedy.

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Good News Bad News, How & When To Re-Open States?

Today is a news and headline day along with plenty of commentary on state, national, and world events. As Christians, we must stay in God’s Word and be well-grounded. The foundation of our faith and worldview must be firmly planted in and on the truth of Jesus Christ. He is our only hope, peace, security, and stability in these crazy times!

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Allie Anderson: Millennials Most ‘Connected’ But Lonely Generation

Millennials. It seems the very mention of the word draws equally passionate and polarized responses from people of all ages. Are Millennials really the narcissistic, self-centered, entitled, and lazy collective that they are accused of being, or is there a deeper problem lurking which creates division between this generation and those previous?

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Listener Questions and Comments

On Fridays, we get to read your comments and answer your questions by going to the Word of God.  This morning your topics of interest include:

Mental illness and Christians
home churches vs. mega-churches
“slain in the spirit” theology
dealing with children confused about their sexuality and gender
Is it wrong for pastors wearing $40,000 watches or driving expensive cars, etc?
Kingdom Now theology
Can we become too dogmatic about certain Scriptures pertaining to salvation?
Our daughter is engaged to a Mormon; she says they both worship the same God – advice, please!
I listen to Rick Warren’s daily podcast and enjoy it. What are the issues you have with him?

You can chime in by texting “speak up” to 90100 or emailing us at comments@standupforthetruth.com

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We Love Fridays! It’s Q & A Time

Do we have to choose between going to church or watching on-line teachings?
I cannot find a local church willing to teach Bible prophecy and tackle hot topics
SOZO/Theophostic “ministries” infiltrating some churches.
Should our experiences rule over our thoughts?
Is tithing a biblical requirement?
Are the Letters to the Churches in Revelation applicable today?
Can a true believer fall away from or “give back” their salvation in Christ?

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Are We Prepared?

In our first segment, we visit with Dr. Corey Miller, president and CEO of Ratio Christi Ministries, discussing the growing threats to religious freedoms on school campuses.

Mike and David also look at a perspective on persecution from David Curry, President of Open Doors, USA.  Mr. Curry admonishes the American Church for being enamored with entertainment while our Christian brothers and sisters around the world face imprisonment, torture and even death fore their faith in Jesus Christ.  Are we as a church detached from our suffering family in Christ?

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Alex Newman: The Deep State and Who’s Behind It

Today we discuss what’s going on behind the Deep State curtain. How do you define it and who’s pulling strings and manipulating markets and politics? According to a Monmouth poll, 74% of people believe “Deep State” exists, but few talk about it or understand what it is exactly. Alex Newman is here to explain and inform.

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Carl Teichrib: UN Global Agenda, Saving the World Man’s Way

We discuss the United Nations Global Governance Forum, a conference built around the UN’s 75th anniversary; their goal is for the salvation of the earth – and Christians and America are in the way. Action points that underscore this Forum include supporting the UN system, alongside the IMF and World Bank, in developing a post-Covid economic and social reset.

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David Fiorazo: Big Tech, Liberal Media Controlled by Democrats

Today, David covers many articles with a focus being on Christians, free speech, and censorship; an evil, biased, and corrupt national media, big tech influence in elections and political contributions to Democrats, and the Smithsonian celebrating abortion and transgenderism (murder and moral relativism).

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