Tag: Body of Christ

Todd Nettleton UPDATE: Persecution Continues Regardless of Pandemic

Even in the midst of a worldwide virus threatening our health and way of life, outside the United States, Christianity is increasing and the gospel is being preached in the face of severe opposition. The underground church grows in spite of very real government threats. There are practical ways we can help our persecuted family. Todd Nettleton says the number one thing is still prayer. 

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Everything in Christianity has its counterfeit

Dave Wager and Crash discuss biblical discernment on another live broadcast of Stand Up For The Truth.  Everything in Christianity has its counterfeit—false repentance, false confession, false conversion, false zeal, false love, counterfeit works of the Holy Spirit, counterfeit gifts of the Holy Spirit, even counterfeit life.

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Dave Wager: Living vs Loving In Our World

Mike and David are off today. Crash Connell visits with Dave Wager about what the Bible teaches believers how we should live and love in the world around us.  What is our motivation? Dave often refers to a book he’s reading, THE HOLY WAR by John Bunyan, 1st & 2nd John and passages in the book of Job.

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Discernment or Witch Hunts?

In the Word of God the word “discern” means to test, examine and scrutinize. In other words to carefully examine what is being presented and make a correct judgment consistent with the teachings of the Bible. But in some circles these days the word discernment has become another word for attack, discredit and destroy.

Discernment based on the Word of God is necessary and crucial to our growth in the knowledge and grace of Jesus Christ. Discernment is a gift to make sure we are not deceived and led astray by false teachers who preach a false gospel. But these days some who claim to represent discernment ministries use their resources to hammer any professing Christian who doesn’t believe exactly what they do about any or every teaching in the Word of God.

There is an important role to be played by discernment ministries, but how can we tell which ones are solid and biblically based and which are out to garner attention or divide the Body of Christ in a way that is harmful?

Pastor Randy White joins us to discuss this and help us understand how to discern between those serving the Body of Christ and those who are self-serving. We also look at the significance of the anniversary of Israel’s seventieth year of existence in modern times.

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The Enemy We Fight and the Weapons We Use

The Word of God teaches us the true enemy we fight is not flesh and blood but demonic spiritual powers. And God has given us the necessary weapons to fight this enemy who seeks to destroy the souls of all men. But are we as Christians fighting as effectively as we can with the powerful weapons God has provided?

This morning we talk with Eric Barger of Take a Stand Ministries.

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Biblically Contending Without Being Contentious

False teachers and teachings are infiltrating the professing Church in America. There is a dynamic tension in the Bible: We are to the best of our ability get along with all professing believers, yet we are called to speak out against false teachings that lead people astray. How do we strike this delicate but important balance?

Pastor Saiko Woods discusses the divide in America and in the church, but most importantly, contending for the faith without being contentious. David Fiorazo has another “Media Watch” segment to help us understand the dangers of the agenda of secular media.

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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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We Were Created to Work and Worship!

It’s been well established that work and human interaction is vital to our overall health. Quarantines aren’t supposed to be for healthy people. Walmart, Costco, Target, and Home Depot are crowded. Does one of the most important liberties in the U.S. Constitution cover corporations and abortion businesses, but it doesn’t apply to churches and small businesses? I understand we want to obey governing authorities, but civil government does not have unlimited authority!

Abortion businesses have also stayed open – because in our “civilized” society, those in power determined it is essential to have access to murder your unwanted offspring. But the right to freely and peacefully assemble with those we love in the comfort of our churches is denied.

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