Category: Theology

Shea Houdmann: Got Questions? We Have Answers.

The internet is a spiritual battlefield. Cults, false religions, and other pseudo-Christian groups have websites as well. Some of these sites perform much the same function that we do. The answers these sites provide are often unbiblical and lead searching people down a false path—potentially to their own spiritual destruction.

TODAY’S GUEST is Shae Houdmann, founder of Got Questions Ministries, seeking to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by providing biblical, applicable, and timely answers to spiritually related questions through an internet presence.

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Pastor Andy Woods: What is ‘Kingdom Now’ Theology

Since it’s important to address subtle deceptions in the church (and some not so subtle), we’re going a bit deeper today to tackle a teaching that affects what Christians believe about the kingdom of God. But many do not realize it. A few questions we’ll answer are: If the kingdom of Jesus Christ is coming soon, what do we do with our time here on earth in terms of working for the Lord’s purposes? And what exactly is ‘Kingdom Now’ theology?

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The Changing Role of a Pastor

Vibrant, bible teaching churches are needed more than ever but are so very hard to come by. We need wisdom, biblical knowledge and understanding of God. We also need to show our nation the dangerous path we are on as a nation and people.  But many churches seem intent on conforming to the ways of this world instead of transforming lives by the power of God’s Word.  At a time when we need clear biblical direction we seem to often be lacking in in a growing number of churches.

It usually starts with leadership – pastors who preach the Word and set the example for the flock.  Our guest, Pastor Randy White, joins us to discuss how pastors are being educated and influenced in today’s Christian Seminaries and Bible Colleges, and why that needs to change if we are going to see a true spiritual
l revival in the church and our nation.

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Who are the Nephilim?

Genesis 6:1-4 are very controversial verses to many Christians.  They deal with a group called the “Nephilim” and they have been the center of controversy and various biblical interpretations for thousands of years.

Tim Chaffey has written a new book on these fascinating creatures, attempting to answer many questions Christians have about the Nephilim.  Were they fallen angels or simply sinful men?  What did they do and why?  And if they are fallen angels have we heard the last from them?

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How The Bible Came to Be

The attacks on the validity and truth of the Bible have become more common and intense. How can we know that the Bible is the Word of God and answer the charges of skeptics?

Pastor Randy White joins Mike and David for a look at the history of the Bible and how we can confront false accusations about it with truth.

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Concerns About Calvinism, and More Questions & Comments

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.

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The Importance of Sound Biblical Doctrine

In what we call the Great Commission, Jesus commanded His followers to make disciples and teach them everything He commanded. Doctrine (‘doctrina,’ Lat.) simply means “teaching.” In Acts chapter 2, the foundation of the early church was the teaching of those apostles. Without a solid foundation of accurate biblical doctrine, a church becomes nothing more than a social club.

But doctrine has almost become a bad word in a growing number of churches, as if doctrine is automatically “divisive” and “unloving.”  In reality, biblical doctrine is the foundation for Christian unity and love. Pastor Randy White joins Mike and David to discuss the importance of teaching sound biblical doctrine.

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Our Identity as Disciples of Jesus

In Colossians 3:3-4 Paul says “For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is your life appears, then you will appear with him in glory”.  Paul goes on to say we should put to death what is earthly in us because of our new identity, and put on the characteristics of Christ.  In his writings we see what it means to truly be a disciple of Jesus Christ, uniquely set apart from the beliefs, actions and desires of this world.Dave Wager of Nicolet Bible Institute and Silver Birch Ranch joins us as we study Paul’s profound writings in Colossians Chapter 3.

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Listener Questions & Comments

Here are some of this week’s questions and comments from Stand Up for the Truth listeners:

You guys always have great discussions with people from Ratio Christi – what a solid ministry.

How do we best understand the topic of the eternal security of true believers?

I was an atheist and many people planted seeds in me through the years. I don’t think there is a ‘one size fits all’ method of evangelism. People are reached in different ways.

Regarding witnessing and the true conversion of young people such as college students, I think their faith often depends on discipleship and on what church they end up attending.

Loved your spirited discussion about praying for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after she fell. It is both right to pray for her to be saved or healed as well as to pray for God to remove her from her position of influence on SCOTUS.

Your show has helped me find a new passion for the Old Testament, thank you.

Serious Christians better understand that Liberalism is not only a cancer to our country but also to Christianity.

To claim you love God more than anything but then blatantly disobey his clear teachings on life, marriage, and gender cannot be reconciled.

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Former Atheist on Need for Christian Maturity, Apologetics

First time guest, Vas Avramidis, Ratio Christi chapter director at Rutgers University, joins us today. Being a former atheist, Vos quickly learned at college that most Christian students could not explain why they believed what they believe. He tried Buddhism, became a Wiccan, and even explored Hare Krishna before coming to faith in Jesus Christ.

He then realized how important and vital it was for Christians to not only share the gospel, but to disciple and prepare young people for the hostility toward Christianity on most college campuses. We also discuss a lack of maturity overall in the church today which goes right along with the high degree of biblical illiteracy. We’ll talk solutions.

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The Garden of Eden Is A Real Historical Place

Today’s guest is Pastor Carl Gallups with a brand new book out: Gods of Ground Zero. He explains the importance of the Garden of Eden and how it is related to the holy mountain. Gallups points to the pivotal chapter of Genesis chapter 3.

Much of the real message of the Garden of Eden has been adjusted over time. Think of the eternal ramifications of that truth. Literally everything wrong with the world and our own personal lives, as well as the continual deluge of filth that you read in today’s headlines is directly linked to the Garden of Eden. Why is it then that we so frequently insist upon turning that vital chapter into an almost childlike bedtime story?

Mike and David also cover more of the disturbing trend of demonizing anyone who dares uphold a biblical view of sexuality. This time, Chicago Cubs’ pro baseball player, Daniel Murphy is coming under fire for comments he made back in 2015.

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Chris Quintana: Reopening Churches Amidst Virus Fears, Misinformation

Pastor Chris Quintana and David Fiorazo discuss: Church leaders and pastors’ general response to opening up of churches. (Is on-line “worship” a poor substitute for church gatherings, in-person ministry?) Media’s mishandling of COVID 19 reporting and how the Left wants to keep things shut down indefinitely (or at least until November). Christians struggling with fear and conforming to the world; are we losing our influence? A comparison of Chinese Coronavirus and the Hong Kong Flu; and Chris’s recent interview with Doreen Virtue about Contemplative Prayer

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Exposing Media Malpractice: the War on Truth

An honest evaluation and pursuit of the truth is absolutely necessary in the Christian life. But in America (and the agenda-driven media in particular), the roots of deception go deep. Absolutes are questioned, history is either forgotten or rewritten, media has lost all credibility, and good people have fallen for lies, broken promises, and identity politics.

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Israel Wayne: Raising Godly Children – Against All Odds

Today, we discuss the importance of educating Christian children at home. Our guest is author, homeshooling expert, and editor of ChristianWorldview.net, Israel Wayne. He and his wife, Brook are raising ten godly kids!

We discuss technology, peer pressure, why some children leave the faith, gospel-centered parenting, the impact of culture and the LGBT movement, and the sobering statistics regarding ‘hours of influence’ in children’s lives.

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