Category: Education

What is on Your Mind and Heart?

We want to know what is important to you and hopefully together, we’ll take everything to God’s Word. Topics you asked to discuss this week include: Pastors using “The Message” paraphrase; Should we ignore or invite Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses in when they visit our homes; “Dual Covenant” theology; do President Trump’s ill-advised comments outweigh his many positive accomplishments; Yoga classes in churches; and Oprah Winfrey’s spiritual beliefs.

Every Friday we cover any topic you our listeners want to discuss. (For net week, here’s how to connect with us to share your comments or ask questions: Email comments@standupforthetruth.com, Text TRUTH to 797979, Call 1-800-979-9010 and ask for Mike or David.

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God is Love

In the book of 1 John, the writer tells us God is love. In fact He loves so perfectly that He provided every person the opportunity to be forgiven of our sins and to spend eternity with Him through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ. Greater love than this the world has never known.

God loves all His creation, but does He love all men equally? Are we all “children” of God? And is God’s love and provision alone enough for mankind to spend eternity in Heaven? Pastor Mike Abendroth joins us to discuss the incomparable love of God.

In the third segment, we look at a huge settlement imposed on a Wisconsin School District because they allegedly ‘discriminated” against the bathroom wishes of a self-identified transgender student.

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Why We Love Fridays: It’s Your Show!

We love Fridays for several reasons. One of them is we get to hear from our listeners and discuss issues that are important to you. These are some of the topics you have asked about or commented on this week. We we will discuss as many as possible on air today.

The growing threat of technology to religious freedom
A biblical perspective on immigration?
A Christian teen struggles with mockery in the public schools
What do Freemasons believe and is any of it biblical?
Christians, depression and mental disorders
When did the church being worship on the first day of the week?
Trump’s occasional caustic language
Oprah for President?
The teaching of ‘Kingdom Circles’
Should elders be held accountable when their adult children abandon the faith?

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Is America Beyond Redemption?

Most of us would admit we are in desperate need of revival in the church as many have become lukewarm and Christians lack the cultural influence we used to have. America today barely resembles the America we who are older remember. God has been escorted out of public education, Hollywood and television openly promote an anti-Christian message, government has grown more godless regardless of political party, more people seem confused about their gender, and we continue to kill more than 1 million babies through abortion every year.

Some are wondering if America’s defiance toward God has gone beyond the point of redemption. Today we discuss and speculate: is it possible for America to again become a great nation by repenting, preaching and standing on God’s Word? What would have to happen to make it so? With all that is happening in our country and world, we need to remember with God, nothing is impossible.

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Alice Bailey, the UN, and the New World Order

Last week, the United Nations condemned the United States for daring to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, even though this has been an historic fact going back thousands of years. And while one reason behind the UN decision was Muslim nations now dominate the UN general Assembly, could there be another reason behind this decision? Historically, how has the UN resisted the Judeo-Christian faith?

Most people just think the United Nations is a gathering of countries to talk about world concerns and hopefully avoid war. The truth is there is much more going on behind the scenes at the UN and to understand it we must know its history and the philosophies of the people instrumental in starting it. One such person is Alice Bailey; we will look at her background, beliefs, agenda, and influence. Bailey was one of the first to use the term, “New Age” and she and husband, Foster Bailey were Free Masons who founded the Lucifer Publishing Company in 1922, now referred to as the “Lucis Trust.”

In our first segment today, we check in with Counter Culture Mom, Tina Marie Griffin. Tina will be speaking at the annual Education Policy Conference taking place in St. Louis, MO Jan. 25-27, along with David Kupelian, Jesse Waters, Michelle Bachmann, Michael Medved, Brigitte Gabriel, Kevin Jackson, Sam Sorbo, and others.

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Coming Out of the Darkness of Liberal Thought

On today’s show we answer your questions and read your comments from this week. Several listeners have written in about how liberal, anti-biblical thought and dialogue seems to be taking over everywhere. Other subjects we will discuss include:

Islam being called an “Abrahamic Faith” by some pastors.

How can Christians support Donald Trump given his caustic personality?

Pastors and churches sitting on the sidelines instead of fighting secular culture and trends.

A husband and new Christian convert who is sending a lot of money to Word Faith organizations, and his wife’s concern that they are spiraling into financial ruin because of it.

And an email from a recovering liberal who is now seeking God’s truth in His Word with great vigor.

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Public Education Undermining Parents, and Other ‘New Year’ Challenges

It’s bad enough that public education teaches evolution as fact, ignoring God’s Word and the option to teach another view of creation. It’s also sad today’s children are encouraged to “explore their sexuality and gender” without talking with their parents; but now comes a story from West Bend, Wisconsin where Middle School students are being tested to see if they are “privileged,” seemingly concluding they should feel guilty if they come from a religious, white, heterosexual family with a stable environment.

We cover an article written by Todd Starnes exposing the apparent agenda to plant seeds of immorality and indoctrinate middle school children into the radical liberal agenda. This survey given to kids might surprise you. We also discuss an article by our own David Fiorazo sharing insight on eight major topics Christians should watch and discern as we go through 2018.

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Eight Areas of Interest to Christians in 2018

Israel, America, Trump, ISIS, media bias, Planned Parenthood, Hollywood, technology, transgenderism, “tolerance,” and a lukewarm Christian church. Overall, 2017 was a faith-testing year for many of us. Good will continue being called evil and truth will continue to be attacked and redefined. If America stays on its current course down this destructive road where there is no longer objective truth or fixed standards of morality, we’re in big trouble. BUT GOD…

We don’t need to be news junkies, but we should be informed and knowledgeable so we can watch, pray, and be ready for whatever the Lord will bring in 2018. In no particular order, here are some key subjects to consider…

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The Changing Face of America

Prior to becoming president, Barack Obama promised to “fundamentally transform the United States.” Whatever you think of the former president, he was true to his word and his administration sure did incite change on this nation. As a result, in just eight short years, today’s American culture, values, and public opinion have declined dramatically. Our great grandparents would hardly recognize the country they loved.

Is it even possible to reverse the “fundamental transformation” or is it permanent? Can our nation and church return to its traditional Judeo-Christian values that served us well for nearly 200 years?

Today’s guest has some interesting insights on these and other issues. Alex Nitzberg is a columnist and host of The Alex Nitzberg Show. He has studied American history and current trends in our nation, and joins us to discuss where we are headed and the influence the U.N. and LGBTQ movements have had on America.

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You Wonder Why Young People Believe What They Do

The next time you are tempted to throw up your hands in frustration over something young people say or do, remember the years of conditioning and indoctrination they have generally gone through. Anti-Christian peers and social media also influence today’s youth, but the education system is one of the biggest factors in producing a godless worldview.

Let’s not forget the hyper progressive “higher education” universities in America that are blatantly hostile to the Bible and Christianity for the most part and yet claim tolerance. Perhaps the article we cover in the second and third segments will give you some insight into the values and beliefs of professors and teachers across the country. The article, “Crazy College Courses and the Religion of Sex,” is by author Frank Turek, showing the wide range of bizarre course titles available to students, may help you understand why young people believe what they do.

In our first segment we check in with Brad Dacus of The Pacific Justice Institute to look at the increasing legal and social war against committed Christians in America. Not surprisingly, religious freedom cases are increasing.

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Church is More Than a Building, and We Must Not be Silent

We throw the word “church” around as if it were a lifeless building where we simply gather to meet once a week, but the Bible refers to the church as followers of Jesus Christ gathered to worship God. The early church was a close, rapidly expanding group of disciples who often met in homes and then took the gospel out into the surrounding communities.

Church is not something we do for an hour or two on Sundays; it is being the hands and feet of Jesus in our daily lives reaching out to a hurting, hopeless world as His ambassadors. As the world avoids, hates, or ignores God and His Word more every day, some Christians are boldly standing on the truth of the gospel and going into their communities to spread the love and good news of Christ our Savior.

Today we are joined by Pastor Alvin Dupree who heeded God’s call to ministry, and then to also run for his local School Board in order to try to make a difference in education within his community. But when he spoke at a high school graduation and mentioned his faith in Jesus Christ – not surprisingly – he is getting resistance from some who believe Christians should just shut up and go to church, keeping their faith out of the public square.

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Who Determines this World’s Destiny?

Mankind is a mess and getting worse with each passing day as we reject God’s Word in favor of the ways of man. We try new human ideas and nothing changes. We elect new leaders who promise things will get better but they never do. In spite of what God’s Word tells us about the increasing effects of sin and rejecting God some people think mankind still controls his own destiny.

Even within professing Christianity some use human understanding and schemes, thinking we can change the end to this world’s story. But the Bible is clear that this world will one day become so evil and rebellious against God that it will be lead to the brink of self-annihilation. But then the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords returns to judge this world and establish His everlasting kingdom.

Pastor Gary Gilley joins us this morning to continue our look at The NAR (New Apostolic Reform), Many within the movement think Christians are called to take complete dominion over this world, preparing it for the coming of Jesus through gaining control of institutions like education, media and government. But are their views consistent with the Bible?

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Forget the ‘Good Old Days’ and Press On!

It’s better to go to a funeral and get a reality check than go to a party. Why? Perspective. Death is a reminder for us (ten out of ten people die) so what are we doing with the life God has given us?

Yes, we might have a hard time forgetting – regardless of whether or not the experiences were happy or sad.

Some of us might look back and say those were happier times while others had such horrific childhoods or painful life experiences, they’re doing the best to overcome the effects of the past. For the Christian, “to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Phil. 1:21). Joy is a fruit of the Spirit and the joy of the Lord is our strength. Happiness is temporary and depends on circumstances as well as our perception of things. True joy however, is a gift from God. Press on in Him, dear friend.

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What is on Your Mind and Heart?

We want to know what is important to you and hopefully together, we’ll take everything to God’s Word. Topics you asked to discuss this week include: Pastors using “The Message” paraphrase; Should we ignore or invite Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses in when they visit our homes; “Dual Covenant” theology; do President Trump’s ill-advised comments outweigh his many positive accomplishments; Yoga classes in churches; and Oprah Winfrey’s spiritual beliefs.

Every Friday we cover any topic you our listeners want to discuss. (For net week, here’s how to connect with us to share your comments or ask questions: Email comments@standupforthetruth.com, Text TRUTH to 797979, Call 1-800-979-9010 and ask for Mike or David.

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God is Love

In the book of 1 John, the writer tells us God is love. In fact He loves so perfectly that He provided every person the opportunity to be forgiven of our sins and to spend eternity with Him through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ. Greater love than this the world has never known.

God loves all His creation, but does He love all men equally? Are we all “children” of God? And is God’s love and provision alone enough for mankind to spend eternity in Heaven? Pastor Mike Abendroth joins us to discuss the incomparable love of God.

In the third segment, we look at a huge settlement imposed on a Wisconsin School District because they allegedly ‘discriminated” against the bathroom wishes of a self-identified transgender student.

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Remembering Our Persecuted Family

We take so much for granted in America where our religious freedoms are concerned, and many of us can feel somewhat disconnected with our brothers and sisters in the Lord around the world. Being a committed disciple of Jesus Christ is an invitation to mocking and ridicule here in the states, but in many nations it is an invitation to persecution, imprisonment and even death. Despite Satan’s attempts to intimidate or silence Christians, the gospel is being preached in every nation and there are saints who remain committed to Christ.

How can we in America help our persecuted brethren? Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs joins us for an update. You absolutely must listen to his miraculous story in the first ten minutes of the interview about how God guided a donkey to bring Bibles to Christians by walking miles after crossing a very dangerous Syrian border.

Also, Tortured for Christ: the Movie, a very powerful film will be released March 5 at select theaters. This is a great challenge and reminder for true believers to serve Christ and to witness for Him no matter the cost.

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The Overwhelming March Toward Globalism

People thought it was a joke when Donald Trump announced he would run – and most did not believe he could actually be elected President of the United States. But it happened, and no matter what you think of him, it is obvious he is driving the globalists and socialists into a frenzy. Their plans for a one world government are now being challenged by a man many didn’t see coming. He is challenging the status quo, the Democrats, the United Nations and the globalist elites at every turn; and he is doing the unthinkable in their eyes: supporting Israel.

Some will go to any extreme to try and derail or stop President Trump and things sure are heating up. The Bible is clear that a one world government under the influence of Satan and his puppet, the Antichrist, will one day rule mankind until Jesus returns. But just how close are we to that and can anything be done to slow down the inevitable?

Gary Kah of Hope For the World has studied globalism and one world religion movements for decades; he joins us with the latest news and informed, biblical perspective.

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