This morning we look at two serious problems facing the Christian Church in America. First we look at Dr. Tony Evans’ thoughts on why and how Satan is seeking to destroy biblical manhood in order to bring chaos into society. Then we look at a pastor in Florida who has written a book tackling the problem of “Cultural Christianity”, calling it out as a “completely different religion” from Biblical Christianity. Is the professing church in America our greatest evangelism field these days?Read More
The American Psychological Association recently released a study calling out what it perceives as the dangers of traditional masculinity warning that it leads men to hating women and LGBTQ people. As men are “marketed” to by corporate America we see confusing messages on what it means to be a man these days.
Are we to be the strong, silent, rugged, macho guy? Or the sensitive, nurturing, submissive guy who sits back quietly and just accepts things the way they are?
If we listen to the world we will be continually confused about what it means to be a man. But not surprisingly God’s Word has a lot to say about what real men are.
This morning, Mike discusses this issue with Dave Wager of Nicolet Bible Institute. What does it mean to be a man of God in today’s world?
We also look at an interesting perspective from a Christian musician who says that youth these days are being conditioned to worship their own self-image, and since the world is sending wrong messages to our youth about what their image should look like it is leading to dire consequences for an entire generation.Read More
How would you feel if friends invited you to their home for dinner and when you sat down to eat they served jars of Gerber’s baby food? Would you feel awkward, embarrassed or maybe even offended? But too many churches today are practically doing this with God’s Word! Let’s look at this from God’s perspective as written in the Book of Hebrews: God has given us great principles and depths of wisdom in His Word and believers are instructed to move on to maturity in Christ, so how might He feel when instead of getting to the solid “meat” of His Word we keep drinking milk or eating baby food?
Pastor Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio joins us this morning to look at some challenging and controversial verses in Hebrews 5 and 6. In our final segment this morning we look at a heart-breaking story of a six year old boy trapped in gender confusion because his mother insists he is actually a girl and dresses him that way, but when he visits his father he wants to dress like and be called a boy.Read More
When our emotions and feelings rule our minds and hearts we could be headed into dangerous waters. Logic, knowledge and common sense are put on the back-burner, and we risk thoughts and behaviors that can be very damaging to us and others. Dave Wager of Nicolet Bible Institute joins us this morning to discuss how we take our thoughts captive in Jesus Christ so we can avoid mistakes we might make when emotions and feelings rule our thought process and decision making.Read More
Watch television for any length of time and you are sure to see ads for new medications promising to make your life better. And while many of these drugs have dangerous side effects, the Pharmaceutical Industry continues to make billions of dollars peddling the latest “cure” for the latest problems of life. Anti-depression medications have saturated the market and record numbers of American children are now being medicated for ADHD. Today, Mike and David discuss the dangers of over-medication and the long term effects on mental health.
On a related subject we look at two interesting, yet very sad articles that are becoming all too common in these days. First, the number of young girls struggling with “gender identity” is skyrocketing; and second, a professor in Sweden is under attack for stating something so obvious that only a fool would argue that he is wrong. Is there a connection between over medication and the intellectual insanity permeating every aspect of society?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
The field of Psychology has been booming for many decades as people try sorting out problems and understanding how to cope, all in an effort to make sense this life full of ups and downs. At times, we all need to talk to someone to get some wise advice, but some within the field itself argue that modern Psychology does far more damage than good, and it may even be the cause of many of the problems we face these days.
One of these professionals is Dr. John Rosemond, whose credentials as a licensed Psychologist are among the best—yet John spends most of his time warning people about the dangers of Psychology. We talk with him today.
Then, in the second half of today’s podcast, we discuss a disappointing and heartbreaking article from 2008 about former Christian music artists, Michael and Lisa Gungor, and how their faith in God apparently crumbled. Where are they now? What caused Michael, and eventually Lisa, to deny the truth of the full gospel? What does ‘living the way of Jesus’ mean when you don’t believe all of what He taught?
If our faith is not built on a solid foundation of Scripture, on the deity of Jesus and the inerrant Word of the only living God, we are headed for a fall.
“We were traveling the world and singing songs about God, and he didn’t believe any of it.” -Lisa GungorRead More
The world offers lots of so-called solutions that it claims will maintain good spiritual and emotional health. From drugs to Psychotherapy to Humanist Psychology, the world has no shortage of suggested answers to the problems of life that affect us all. In a world where respectful dialogue is being replaced with impatience, anger, self-righteousness, and even hate, it is vital that Christians not get caught up in all the uproar.
We ought not look to the ways of this world for answers. Instead we look to the Word of God and its timeless wisdom. That being said, many of us get caught up with disagreements or debates on social media which add to our actual concerns and priorities. We discuss these challenges today.
Pastor Randy White joins us this morning to offer solid, biblical advice to maintaining our spiritual and emotional health in a busy, distracting world sliding more and more into confusion and evil.Read More
As we become a post-Christian nation the natural effect is that absolute truth becomes a thing of the past, replaced by “individual morality”. As we have systematically ushered God and His Word out of government and public education, we are seeing a generation of youth deceived and manipulated because they have been taught that God is a myth and it is up to them to make the world a better place.
Our youth have been led to believe they are being empowered to lead this world when in reality they are being conditioned for slavery to serve the elite of the new world order who consciously or not are serving the father of lies, Satan himself.
In our final segments we will look at how government and media are polluting the minds of our children through harmful legislation and television series such as “13 Reasons Why” which documents suicide among teens and has reportedly led to more suicides by youth who watch the series.
But first, where did we start to lose our children and what can we do to fight and reverse the influence of the radical left that has its fingers everywhere including education, government, media and increasingly even mental health care? Dr. John Rosemond joins us to discuss the dilemma and what we can do about it as parents.Read More
Teaching our children to be moral people and take personal responsibility for their beliefs and actions used to be a foundation of education in our nation. But since the 1960s we have practically abandoned what the Bible teaches us about discipline in the raising and educating of our children. Americans turned the responsibility over to the federal government, and we wonder why our children lack common sense, respect, and personal responsibility for their actions.
Our guest this morning, John Rosemond, tried doing things the world’s way. He is a licensed Psychologist who now speaks about the dangers of Psychology, and how we are raising our children to be self-worshipers and in essence, raising them with an “emphasized esteem for the almighty self.”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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Every Friday we turn the microphone over to you our listeners to talk about whatever is on your mind. Today things you have written about include:
Understanding the Old Testament in light of the New Testament.
What to do when a Christian friend joins a cult.
Have Evangelicals been too soft on President Trump?
Finding forgiveness from having an abortion through the grace of God.
How Christians should deal with mental health issues.
How do you respond when your pastor announces he is an Amillennialist?Read 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
Our nation is seeing an infusion of radical progressive thought threatening the very foundation and future of our nation. The Church in America is also witnessing a surge in hyper-liberalism leading many to question the fundamental and traditional teachings of the Apostles and early Church. Is Progressive Christianity to be considered a part of Biblical Christianity or does it contradict Scripture?Read More