Category: Emergent Church

Five Big Deceptions, Listener Comments, and Church Security

There can be little doubt the LGBTQ movement has gained both momentum and power in America and sadly, within too many churches. Now with the transgender part of the LGBTQ being rolled out, the Left is winning the battle for the public square in part by having successfully shaped public opinion over the past several decades. It’s interesting this directly correlates with a growth in biblical illiteracy and an increasing belief that the Bible is not the inerrant Word of God.

Today we discuss five of the biggest deceptions being perpetrated on Christians and the American people by transgender movement.  Since most media, government and public education caved to political correctness and increasing pressure from the LGBTQ camp, these lies and delusions are now repeated so often that most simply accept them as being true.

The majority of today’s program – as it is each Friday now – is dedicated to your comments and questions from the week on a variety of topics. And no subject is off limits. 

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The Spirit of Antichrist

1 John 4:1-3: “Beloved do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.”

Matter settled: Islam is a spirit of antichrist because it denies that Jesus is God in the flesh…so why are so many professing Christians believing that Christians and Muslims worship the same god?

Elijah Abraham, a former Muslim and now born-again believer sheds some light on this deception.

In our final segment we look at the continuing hypocrisy of the left regarding freedom of speech and religious expression.

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The Ongoing Hypocrisy of Hillsong

Hillsong Pastor Carl Lentz recently appeared on The View and was asked if his church considered abortion a sin. In typical neutral fashion one would expect from Lentz, he refused to answer directly and a handful of Christian leaders have called him out on his cowardice. With a chance to passionately share the gospel of repentance, stand up for the truth of God’s Word, and explain teachings on sin, forgiveness, and restoration for sinners who confess and believe in Christ’s sacrifice, Lentz instead caved into his own personal god: Celebrity status and popularity.

Well, now after publicly pleasing man (or the women and their audience on The View), Lentz is backpedaling. But his statements reveal his true heart on the matter. We will share more and discuss the debacle on today’s podcast.

In our first segment, we follow up again with Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Council to hear her insights and discuss ways the State of Wisconsin might intervene after the disastrous decision of the De Pere City Council on Tuesday evening.

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Dialectic Thought and Brainwashing

The “founding father” of godless Marxism, Vladimir Lenin said “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sewn will never be uprooted.” He did just that in the Soviet Union and tens of millions died at the hands of the Communist regime.

Now fast forward to modern America where our youth have been subjected to decades of Marxist influence and propaganda through government schools and a media whose political leanings and world view line up far closer to Lenin than those who established our nation and Constitution.

How does the world’s greatest nation slowly crumble socially, spiritually and morally? Unlike the Soviet Union who underwent a violent revolution, America is dying a slow death because our people have forgotten how to critically think. We have fallen for the deception of the dialectic process.

How do our Christian Churches abandon the inerrant Word of God and fall for humanism and self-worship? The dialectic thought process: a covert but effective means of brain washing.

John Loeffler of Steel on Steel Radio has researched and studied the dialectic process for years and joins us this morning to discuss this subtle form of brainwashing infiltrating our nation and even many churches.

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Willow Creek Pastor Bill Hybels to Retire; Names Successor

Founding and Senior Pastor Bill Hybels has announced his retirement effective October, 2018. He will remain as “founding pastor” and oversee the expansion of Willow Creek’s Association that provides services and resources to churches and also the Willow Creek Leadership Summit.

Hybels and Willow Creek are no strangers to controversy. The WC Leadership Summit has elevated people like Bill Clinton, Rob Bell and several corporation executives as “leaders to emulate” even though many of them are not even Christians and support homosexual marriage and abortion. Some people believe this is incorporating the ways of the world into the church.

His wife Lynne openly opposes the nation of Israel through “Christ at the Checkpoint,” criticizing Israel while giving a pass to the terrorist organizations who kill in the name of Allah. In typical controversial fashion, Hybels is going out with a bang: he has named Heather Larsen his successor to the lead pastor position having the title of Executive Pastor.

Many of you have weighed in on this so we discuss it in the first segment today and then get to more listener questions and comments.

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Trafficking and Profiting from Hate

We have reached a time in America where speaking the truth, no matter how gently done, is called hateful. If you speak out against the facts in the Quran, you hate Muslims. Speak about God’s definition of marriage, and you hate homosexuals. Share what the Bible says about gender being assigned at birth and permanent – even though secular science confirms this truth – and you hate transgenders. Speak up and defend life, and you hate women.

There is big money and power in screaming “hate speech” every time the progressive agenda is challenged or the Bible is referenced out loud. Today, we look at a thought provoking commentary on how the business of hate is consuming our nation.

In our first segment, we check in with Pastor Randy White and continue our discussion on how the Old Testament of the Bible is increasingly overlooked or discarded, even by many professing Christians. Is our growing ignorance of God’s wisdom and proclamations of the Old Testament causing problems in our spiritual growth as Christians and effectiveness as a church?

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The Bewitched Church

In our final segment today we cover a news story from our legal system that could have a huge impact on Christian Churches and pastors financially. It appears a form of religious persecution against pastors has just been declared law. For leaders who have not been speaking up about religious freedoms and social issues, I wonder if this might open their eyes now that it is hitting home for them personally.

In our first segment, we go back to the Bible: Paul’s letter to the Galatians was a scathing rebuke of a church who had abandoned the simple message of the gospel–sinful men saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ alone. It seems evident that the Galatian Church had fallen for a false gospel based on human works, and Paul had to sternly yet lovingly rebuke them and remind them of the true gospel of salvation.

Pastor Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio joins us to look at the many false gospels people in America are falling for these days. From thinking our human works merit forgiveness and salvation to the growing belief of universal salvation for all men, we look at how easily the Apostle Paul would today say “You foolish Americans! Who has bewitched you?”

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Prosperity Gospel, Racism, and Seeking Worldly Answers

When we step back and look at our nation in the big picture, it is not an encouraging view. Sixty million babies have been murdered through abortion; violence and hatred are on the rise; politicians and leaders are seeking answers from man rather than God, and young people wondering if God made a mistake with their gender. Sadly, the Church generally seems to have little power or influence to produce biblical change and defend the truth.

And yet, the gates of hell will not prevail against Jesus’ church, and the gospel is being preached around the world leading thousands to saving faith in Christ every day, even in the darkness of Muslim dominated nations.

One of those men of God leading the charge is Elijah Abraham, a former Muslim now committed disciple of Jesus Christ. He travels the world equipping believers to share the gospel and become committed disciples of Jesus. Elijah has noticed a stark contrast to how we view church and Christianity in our nation compared to new believers living in places where just proclaiming Jesus might cost you everything!

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Rob Bell’s Ambiguity, Wedding Cakes, and ESPN Politics

It’s not surprising to see people attack the deity of Jesus Christ and the truth of Scripture in today’s postmodern, secular society. It’s not even surprising to see attacks on Christians and discrimination at many levels. What is disappointing and tragic however, is to see the worldliness and deception creep right into many churches across the country.

Deceivers such as Rob Bell don’t just show up and start preaching blatant heresy; they gradually begin to seduce unsuspecting believers to distrust, minimize and worst case scenario – to deny the gospel and the person of Jesus Christ as sovereign Lord and God. He is our final authority, but not so with the emergent, people-pleasing church. So there had to be a path paved and Scripture had to be diluted and the gospel watered down or many Christians would not have fallen for so many false teachings.

We touch on Bell’s new book, the religious freedom issue and Supreme Court case involving Christian bakery owner, Jack Phillips, and the leftist leanings of progressive sports network, ESPN.

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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 This the Future of America’s Churches?

Today we cover an intriguing article from Denver, Colorado about an “atheist church of free thinkers.” What is very interesting about the article is the words they use to describe their “community” are the same words that appeal to many young Christians these days: Free-thinking, questioning, skeptical, and conversational.

Is this the model for the future of church for our younger people? We discuss this with Dave Wager of Silver Birch ranch and Nicolet Bible Institute. Dave has worked with youth for 35 years.

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Our Battle is Not Against Flesh and Blood

First of all, happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to be grateful for and God has blessed us with everything we need in Christ to get through this temporary life.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Colossians 3:15

Rejoice always; 17 pray without ceasing; 18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Today, Mike reports on the DePere City Council meeting and vote last night in favor of the broadly-worded “non-discrimination” bill that was preliminarily passed two weeks ago. He shares thoughts on the public discussion and ramifications of the legislation.

We also look at another attack on religious freedom in the City of Appleton, where a pastor was elected School Board member but is now under fire because he had the audacity to mention God and faith at a High School Commencement speech earlier this year.

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Sharing the Gospel During the Holidays

A recent study shows that more and more families hosting Thanksgiving Dinner have basically established a “No Politics, No Religion” restriction on discussions as the family gathers for Thanksgiving. Certainly the politics of the day has us deeply divided as a nation; and we know that the gospel is also divisive and offensive to those who are perishing. So how do we honor the unspoken rules or requests of our Thanksgiving hosts to not get into contentious debates, but still manage to share the only eternal hope for mankind?

Pastor Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio joins us to discuss this, and we will also look at why so many Christians and church leaders are afraid to stand up for religious freedom these days. In the third segment, we also address the increasing sexual misconduct charges on politicians and Hollywood celebrities, as well as the glaring double standard depending on whether the accused is a Democrat or Republican.

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Five Big Deceptions, Listener Comments, and Church Security

There can be little doubt the LGBTQ movement has gained both momentum and power in America and sadly, within too many churches. Now with the transgender part of the LGBTQ being rolled out, the Left is winning the battle for the public square in part by having successfully shaped public opinion over the past several decades. It’s interesting this directly correlates with a growth in biblical illiteracy and an increasing belief that the Bible is not the inerrant Word of God.

Today we discuss five of the biggest deceptions being perpetrated on Christians and the American people by transgender movement.  Since most media, government and public education caved to political correctness and increasing pressure from the LGBTQ camp, these lies and delusions are now repeated so often that most simply accept them as being true.

The majority of today’s program – as it is each Friday now – is dedicated to your comments and questions from the week on a variety of topics. And no subject is off limits. 

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Confronting the Lies and Propaganda of the Transgender Movement

Most of us understand there is nothing new under the sun and that includes sin. Though this may seem like a more recent shift, America and many Christian Churches are have been gradually seduced by lies and deception regarding the transgender movement in our nation. As City and State governments rush to pass legislation pandering to political correctness in the name of fairness, love, and equality, it seems few are bothering to evaluate the scientific facts about this deception, much less the biblical truth about creation and humanity.

Our lack of knowledge, along with our desire to conform and be politically correct is putting thousands of children at risk for a life of misery and confusion, along with elevated health risks as well as suicide attempts.

This morning we take an in-depth look at a statement on transgenderism from the American College of Pediatricians that addresses and confronts the lies and deceptions of Hollywood, the media, the LGBTQ community and its sympathizers.

We will also share some of the chilling effects of this legislation as it has been implemented around our nation.

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The Spirit of Antichrist

1 John 4:1-3: “Beloved do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.”

Matter settled: Islam is a spirit of antichrist because it denies that Jesus is God in the flesh…so why are so many professing Christians believing that Christians and Muslims worship the same god?

Elijah Abraham, a former Muslim and now born-again believer sheds some light on this deception.

In our final segment we look at the continuing hypocrisy of the left regarding freedom of speech and religious expression.

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