Today we read your comments from the week and answer your questions, always going to the Word of God for eternal truth and biblical perspective. We open the podcast today with Mike giving a brief report on his experience this week at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Anaheim, CA. He spoke there about the threats against biblical Christianity from government and media.The topics include the House bill HR5, social justice, Replacement Theology, what exactly is the purpose of what we call “church”? We also touch on mindfulness promoted in government schools, how to confront a back-slidden spouse, psychology creeping into churches, as well as the good and the bad of the Hebrew Roots movement.Read More
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Pastors and elders are called to be strong, loving, spiritually mature men that guard and protect the flock of Jesus Christ assigned to them. They are to stand and fight against disguised wolves that bring false doctrines into the church, guarding the people Jesus has entrusted to them. But a growing number of Christians are seeing that biblical job description morphing into something completely different, where some pastors are corporate leaders and CEOs instead of teachers, nurturers and protectors. This is one of the subjects on the minds of our listeners in today’s Q&A podcast.Read More
Today Mike and David discuss a provocative and compelling article by Shane Idleman that challenges pastors to stop imitating the world and return to the fundamentals of being a pastor: Teaching the complete Word of God, challenging the flock assigned to them to grow in holiness, and to quit worrying about offending members of their church. Idelman makes an interesting observation in his article: that at a time when “unity” is the buzz word in many churches perhaps it is time for a little separation to divide true born-again believers from the goats.
In our first segment, Mike and David talk with a Messianic Jew who has committed his life to reaching Jews with the truth and gospel of Jesus Christ. We will discuss why most Jews reject Jesus as messiah and how we can share the truth of the gospel with them.Read More
Fridays we turn the microphones over to you to discuss whatever topic is on your mind. To send us your questions or comments you can go to email@example.com or call us at 1-800-979-9010 anytime.
Here is what you want to talk about:
The Calvin/Arminius debate.
The Episcopal Church now referring to God in gender neutral pronouns only.
Christians, mental health, medication and biblical counseling.
Church programs including “The Path of a Peacemaker” and IF: Gathering for women.Read More
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?
Our final show of 2017 features a look at an article by Jan Markell of Olive Tree Views on the Top Bible Prophecy Stories of 2017. All signs seem to indicate we drawing nearer to the time the Lord will take His Church home as the stage appears set for Jesus’s return to judge the world. We also look to 2018 and discuss some of the challenges and opportunities committed Christians will face.Read More
Today we address your questions and comments from this week. We thoroughly enjoy this interaction and appreciate the well thought-out comments and some challenging questions you share with us. Among the topics we discuss today:
Spiritual warfare and the New Apostolic Reform (NAR) movement, Mormonism, liberalism, the Hebrew Roots movement, pastor Charles Dowell and Straightway Ministries, President Trump and Israel, the temptation of youth pastors to entertain rather than teach solid truths of Scripture, the Word of Faith Movement, Christians falling for the commercialization of Christmas, and what it means to speak the truth in love.Read More
On Fridays, in addition to our Media Watch segment with David, we answer your questions and read your comments from the week. Some of the topics that Stand Up for the Truth listeners are asking about this week include:
The “Hebrew Roots” movement, Is war justified by the Bible, Christ at the Checkpoint movement, Willow Creek Global Leadership Summits, and the growth of the Home Church movement. Join us for a lively discussion as we use the Bible to put the news and events of the day into proper perspective.Read More
This live debate will be televised (“Sabbath showdown in televised debate”), and you...Read More
Today we take another look at the state of Christianity in America and discuss the real hostility and discrimination against believers in Christ, as well as the possibility the gospel may soon be banned in our nation. We discuss the so-called Equality Act and its threat to Bible-believing Christians, and explain how the church itself has practically opened the door to welcome discrimination against God’s truth and the gospel. Why? Because we want to be loved by a world that hates Jesus and His Word.Read More
The only way to dismantle lies is to respectfully confront them with truth. We try doing this on our radio program when it comes to lies not only in our culture but sadly, within churches in America. Our guest is a professional ‘lie-debunker’ and travels around the world sharing the hope of Jesus Christ with people deceived by the clever deception of the enemy.
Today’s guest is Carl Kerby of Reasons for Hope Ministry! He’s back to talk about their video series titled “debunked” and the impact it is having in spreading the truth, love and grace of the gospel.
“…but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.” 1 Peter 3:15Read More
Pastor Carl Gallups joins Mike and David to discuss an article from the Christian Post speculating on what healthy American Churches will look like ten years from now. We start our discussion on this topic assuming we will not yet face open persecution for our Christian beliefs ten years from now. What kind of changes will we see in strong Christian churches in America?Read More
Recently, we’ve received more listener questions on the 500 year old topic of Calvinism vs. Arminianism. Is this debate necessary and productive? Or is it becoming a source for self-righteous condemnation and hatred of our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ? Is it important that we understand election, predestination and who is called before we can accept the gift God has given us through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ?
Also mentioned: why not taxpayer-funding for adoption rather than abortion? Mark of the Beast, word of faith theology, when does worship become entertainment, biblical marriage, and the persecuted church.Read More