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?Read More
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.
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?Read More
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.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
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
We certainly hear the phrase, “God accepts you just the way you are” thrown around quite liberally in Christian circles. But is that actually what the Bible teaches? This is one question we tackle this morning as we read your questions and comments from the week. Other topics include:
The eternal security of true believers.
Is there such a thing as ‘Christian yoga’ or Christian tarot cards’?
The apostate Social Justice theology infiltrating churches.
Do we tend to view the world and Christianity through our “American eyes”?
Should Christians allow themselves to be hypnotized in effort to break a bad habit or addiction?
What did John Loeffler mean by there’s a difference between liberals and new radical liberals?
How do we know that our conscience is being led by the Holy Spirit and not our own flesh?
With the lack of solid, sound teachings, at what point can mature believers consider starting a home church?
Can a Christian lose their salvation? What about those who add to the Scriptures?
Today’s podcast seems like a political show.
How does God’s Law still apply to the life of born-again believers?
Does suicide prevent a person from going to heaven?
Got a question for Mike? Connect with us text the words Speak Up to 90100 or email us using the form.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Mike and David welcome back Pastor Andy Woods and discuss his latest book, Ever Reforming: Dispensational Theology and the Completion of the Protestant Reformation.
We briefly review some past church history and why a reformation was necessary, as well as the fact that even the reformers were not perfect. But God completes the work He begins in His true church.
We touch on what Dr. Woods refers to as the Middle East Meltdown and identify the players in the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy. The prophet Ezekiel foresaw these things 2,600 years ago in a vision along the Chebar River in Babylon. How important is the role of Turkey in the end times as well as world history?
Mike and David also talk about the absolute economic collapse of Venezuela’s economy and society due to the massive failures of socialism.Read More
There’s so much happening in our world, country, and culture today it’s hard to know where to start. We cannot possibly tackle all the tough, controversial issues, but we sure can address some of the most recent news stories that affect our lives, our children, or churches.
David and Crash go through a few dozen news items of interest and strive to offer a balanced, Christian perspective to what’s going on today. As always, trust the Lord Jesus, make the Word of God your solid foundation, be discerning and understand the dark days we find ourselves in.Read More
“A firefighter rescuing people from a burning building may be fearful and prefer to be home with his family, but he ignores his fears and denies himself. Like him, our thoughts are not on ourselves but on the fate of the perishing.” Evangelist, Ray Comfort, Living Waters Ministry
Today’s topic is evangelism, sharing our faith, and the gospel. We discuss reasons to share the gospel as well as why most of us don’t do it. How much of it comes down to our obedience and trusting the Lord? Today’s guest is Jay Seegert of The Starting Point ProjectRead More
Most of us know and understand the fact that too much screen time can affect our lives. Some would say screens are frying our brains, but we won’t go that far. Media affects us emotionally as well, to the point some people simply have to unplug for a while. Kids need to do this even more so as they are forming life habits – including a worldview – and social media and technology does affect their young minds and behavior.
For Christian parents, the importance of protecting your children from all the dangers, seductions, and perversions on social media cannot be overstated. All parents must go the extra mile and take this very seriously. We catch up with Counter Culture Mom, Tina Marie Griffin to talk about the dangers of social media and today’s ‘accepted’ forms of entertainment.Read More
We kick off another year with a church and country that are divided over so many issues. Religion and politics continue to be lightening rods of debate across the nation, but to say Christians should keep our faith behind closed doors or out of politics is both naive and misguided.Read More