Anyone can say they’re a Christian. If you ask most Americans, including our politicians, they will probably say they “believe” in Jesus. But if we don’t take the time to ask them exactly what they think about Jesus or who they believe He is, we can’t possibly know for certain if they are converts or counterfeits. Progressive “Christians” claim they are doing the work Jesus commanded us to do. The only problem is they are teaching and promoting the exact opposite of what Jesus taught, especially on major biblical issues. When we assume a person is a Christian just because they say so, we are easily deceived.Speaking of assumptions, we welcome a new guest to Stand Up For the Truth, Dave Richardson. He wrote a powerful book about assumptions and how they can deceive us and even hinder us in our walk with Jesus Christ. Richardson’s book is critically acclaimed and comes highly recommended, as it discusses how our deepest assumptions often control our lives for better or for worse.Read More
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What people need now is more clarity and less confusion. Media, government and public education continue to push an agenda clouded in moral relativism, appealing to our desires and emotions but short on facts and reality. A political example would be the “New Green Deal” being advanced by Democratic presidential candidates. It sounds wonderful, but it glosses over the potential destruction it could bring to our economy and government infringement on our way of life.
What we all need is more clarity and less confusion. For Christians, we need church leaders who are clear about the Word and doctrines of God, leaders who stand strong against the deception of the enemy. But instead of clarity we seem to be getting neutrality, silence, or double speak from too many Christian leaders in America.
Pastor Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio joins us to discuss how and why the church must bring biblical clarity in the midst of confusion and equip believers to do ministry and be light in a dark world.Read More
As we gather in Christian fellowship for that precious hour or two every week, it is important we take full advantage of the blessing of gathering, glorifying God, and for leaders – equipping the Body of Christ to be a bright light to a dark world. As the secular culture around us grows darker and more evil, all the more important that we understand the spiritual battle in front of us, put on the armor of God, and do righteous battle for the truth and for souls of our family, friends and neighbors.
This morning we share some good news about Asia Bibi from Pakistan, a strong warning from the publisher of Wisconsin Christian News, and a call to pastors to preach about the evils of abortion and rally church members to get involved for in the battle for human life in the womb. In our first segment we talk with Kevin Michalowski, an expert on church safety, about the importance of developing a security team at your church in the event of violence or an emergency.Read More
It is easy to pursue comfort, leisure, luxury and peace in part by living in our own little bubbles, impervious to all that is happening around us. Newsflash: the nation as well as the church in America are divided. Biblical illiteracy is rampant and true history has been rewritten, but on the surface things are good for most Americans.
Aside from the national debt, the economy is generally stable with historically low unemployment and increasing jobs every month. But under the surface things are volatile and becoming more contentious by the day. Because political disagreement has been replaced with vicious hate and personal attacks, many fear our nation may be on the brink of a second civil war. The Far Left is committed to globalism and are beside themselves as President Trump continues to push his “America First” platform which includes appointing pro-life judges that might threaten the legal murder of innocent children.
Behind the scenes, elites and the establishment continue to work on the foundation of a one world government where God is dismissed and mankind elevates itself. Today we discuss the Deep State, transhumanism, end times prophecy, and a recent survey showing over 60 percent of 18-36 year-old Americans favor socialism; much higher than previous polls.
Gary Kah of Hope For the World has researched and written about the coming one world government for thirty years and joins us this morning to take a look behind the curtain at the systematic move to globalism.Read More
In our final segment this morning, we look at the Trump Administration’s efforts within the Department of Education to reverse some of the horrible damage done by President Obama’s radical pro-LGBTQ and anti-Christian mandates.
But first we look at the most powerful weapon in the Christian arsenal: prayer. An all-powerful, just and righteous God actually invites us to come to Him with our hopes, concerns, requests, and fears. But do we fully understand the power of prayer and even how to pray? Do we sometimes pray as a last resort when our human efforts have been exhausted and proven ineffective? Are there restrictions or obligations God puts on our prayers? And how do we respond when God does not answer our prayers exactly as we think they should be answered?
Elijah Abraham of Living Oasis Ministries joins us to take a biblical look at the power and privilege of prayer in our lives as born-again believers in Jesus Christ. This includes three major categories of prayer.Read More
While most of the international intrigue has been over North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear capabilities to attack America, something very interesting is happening in Iran. The radical Muslim nation under the grips of the powerful Ayatollahs has imprisoned and killed Christians, homosexuals and anyone opposing them. But now the people of Iran are rising up in opposition and this isn’t the first time. Under President Obama the U.S. said nothing against the brutal regime in Iran because the president wanted his precious “nuclear treaty” with Iran – a treaty that has proven to be another example of naive thinking and failed foreign policy.
But now President Trump is supporting the uprising to overthrow a brutal Islamic regime and the liberal press is blasting him. We look at a couple of articles and perspectives on this simmering world-stage issue.
In our first segment we check in with Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Council to look at the difference between state and federal government process, as well as pending legislation that would address “non-discrimination” ordinances being passed in Wisconsin that threaten religious conscience and liberty.Read More
Prior to becoming president, Barack Obama promised to “fundamentally transform the United States.” Whatever you think of the former president, he was true to his word and his administration sure did incite change on this nation. As a result, in just eight short years, today’s American culture, values, and public opinion have declined dramatically. Our great grandparents would hardly recognize the country they loved.
Is it even possible to reverse the “fundamental transformation” or is it permanent? Can our nation and church return to its traditional Judeo-Christian values that served us well for nearly 200 years?
Today’s guest has some interesting insights on these and other issues. Alex Nitzberg is a columnist and host of The Alex Nitzberg Show. He has studied American history and current trends in our nation, and joins us to discuss where we are headed and the influence the U.N. and LGBTQ movements have had on America.Read More
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we can’t help but hear about Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and Israel. But if we ignore the signs of the times including what is happening in Jerusalem, we risk missing important end times events. These prophetic signs from God point to the return of Jesus to judge all mankind and establish His everlasting Kingdom in which “the government will be upon His shoulders.”
Pastor Randy White joins us to discuss recent events in Jerusalem and the Middle East as well as some forgotten history of the holy land. Randy also shares some fascinating details we may not know about the Christmas Story. In segment three we touch on two articles that cover anti-semitism in France and the ‘bah humbug’ spirit trying to prevent prisoners from receiving religions education.Read More
Liberals, backed by Hollywood, most media, and the government education system, have successfully cornered the market on public conversations these days. We are into our third generation of young people indoctrinated into radical liberal thought on issues of society, government and even religion, and the fruits of this indoctrination are growing out of control. Free speech and tolerance seems to be a one way street: they are allowed only if you agree with the liberal elite in our nation.
How can we successfully combat liberal “group think” and expose their hypocrisy? John Loeffler of Steel on Steel Radio joins us to discuss this enormous challenge.Read More
Although Donald Trump won the last presidential election, polls show that a major factor was the distrust and dislike of Hillary Clinton, and that if Senator Bernie Sanders had been the Democratic nominee, we might now be saying “President Sanders” instead of “President Trump.” Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist and proponent of classical Communism, could have easily become the president of the United States and ushered in with him a Congress who thinks the same way. Just twenty years ago an avowed Communist running for President would have been ignored and laughed off the stage. But according to recent polling of Democrat voters, Sanders is again their top choice to run against President Trump in 2020.
How can our young people and many in the Democrat Party ignore history and support the brutality of godless Communism over the model of our democratic Republic [under God] and capitalism? To answer that question, you start by looking at how history is taught in our public education system, and also how the professing Christian Church in America has given a platform to people like Jim Wallis, Tony Campolo, Shane Claiborne and others who profess to be Christians yet pervert the writings of God’s Word to support their humanist agenda. Their teaching is blatant apostasy.
Tied to this modern Communist movement, which has been repackaged as “compassionate,” are the increasing attacks on the religious freedoms of Christians in America. This morning, we focus on this unholy matrimony that is threatening our freedoms and prosperity as a nation. Due to our education system, many have fallen for the propaganda of rewritten American history. And under the guise of “social justice,” many within the church have turned away from the gospel and truth of the Bible, seeking the ways of fallen man to find peace, prosperity, and unity.Read More
It is very easy to become distracted or overwhelmed with all that’s going on in our world. North Korea and its threats; ISIS and the wars in the Middle East; increasing attacks on Christians and Jews around the globe; and Christians being marginalized and pushed out of the public arena here in the U.S.
But if we stay anchored in God’s Word and keep our faith and focus on Him, we will understand the times and see these events from a big picture perspective. With the Bible as our foundation, we will be encouraged and equipped to stand strong in our faith and trust in God’s sovereignty.
Pastor Carl Gallups joins us this morning to help sift through the noise and keep our minds focused on God’s Word and promises. We will also discuss the growing threats to Christian Churches and if it is time for more churches to take the safety of its members more seriously by implementing security measures.Read More
The Bible is clear that in the final years before the Lord’s return, Israel will be ground zero for activity ushering in His return. Jerusalem is called a stumbling block to the world and these days approximately 25% of all discussion within the United Nations focuses on the conflict between Israel and her neighbors who have publicly stated they want it wiped off the map.
We also remember apologist, #Nabeel Qureshi (34) and his conversion from Islam, his heart for ministry, and his legacy. After a year long battling stomach cancer, Nabeel left to be with the Lord last Saturday. We also discussed the expectations the church generally places on pastors and specifically, their wives! There is not enough attention paid to the importance of loving, praying for and supporting them.
We’re joined on air by Jim Fletcher of Prophecy Matters to discuss the importance of Israel, Jerusalem, Damascas, and the Middle east in light of Bible prophecy. We also debunk the September 23 prediction of the rapture or apocalypse.Read More
What are the topics on the hearts and minds of Christians today? Here are some of the important issues we tackle today:
The Old Testament Law and works vs. grace – the law is good but cannot save us
So-called “progressive Christianity,” a cancer to the church
God is patient with us so we should be patient with other Christians with faulty doctrine
The importance of youth pastors teaching God’s Word to kids and not just entertaining them
What do the Democrat presidential debates and Communist China have in common?
Should Christians fight or resist the coming persecution of the church in America?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