Tag: Church

Religious Freedom Slipping Away

Today we cover two court cases that could have permanent damaging effects on religious freedom for Christians in America. They are blatant attempts to muzzle Christians by restricting how they can earn a living and provide for their families. If Progressives are victorious in these court cases, religious freedom as we have known it will become a thing of the past.

We’re also joined by Tina Maria Griffin of Counter Culture Mom to discuss the growing influence of Hollywood, television and video games on our children and how we protect them.

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Tragedy and Crisis at Saddleback Church

A sad story to report this morning is one that the Left may try using to accuse the Christian Church in America or hate or hypocrisy. A 32 year old volunteer youth minister at Saddleback Church has been arrested and charged with taking sexual improprieties of two underage children. The man charged is the son of Pastor Abraham Muelenberg. He spearheaded the Muslim outreach program at Saddleback Church and presented the controversial “Kingdom Circles” teaching a few years back, claiming that people (Muslims) did not need to become Christians to be saved.

We will discuss how these allegations, if true, could have a chilling affect on church youth and counseling programs in the future. In our first segment we check in with Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Council to discuss the ruling by a Federal Court that a Kenosha transgendered person must be allowed to use whichever bathroom and shower facility fits with her gender fluidity. Parents, it may be coming to your child’s school if it is not already there.

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A Widening Generational Gap Within Christianity?

Are we seeing this up and coming generation ushering in ideas principles that will change America and the professing Church in a very profound way? Jeff Strommen of HopeNet 360 joins us for a discussion on “generational differences.”

We’re also joined by Tim Chaffey of Midwest Apologetics to look at making certain when we “stand up for the truth” that we are standing on what the Bible says and not what we think it says.

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A Nefarious Plot

With hundreds of millions of dollars spent, and the majority of Americans invested in the election of the next president, people have fallen into basically one of two “camps”: Those who believe Donald Trump will turn our nation around, and those who believe he will run it into the ground. The truth is this: Donald Trump is neither our savior, nor is he the Antichrist. But most Americans have been conditioned to look to men for solutions instead of humbling ourselves before God and seeking His solutions.

My guest this morning wrote a fascinating book laying out his thoughts on why America seems headed for disaster–and why it is futile to look for hope in a person or political party. Steve Deace is an author, radio talk show host and committed disciple of Jesus Christ who is a student of the Bible, history and politics. His book “A Nefarious Plot” has been widely hailed as an excellent critique of the challenges America faces and why we seem incapable of returning our nation to its former greatness.

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Entitlement vs Responsibility

A growing number of people want the good things of life without the hard work and responsibilities. People are being duped by the idea of free stuff including college tuition, healthcare, jobs, retirement benefits, all without any of the responsibility.

Christians must be discerning and not fall for the entitlement traps all around us. Today’s guest is Dave Wager from Silver Birch Ranch and Nicolet Bible Institute.

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How Is American Christianity Different From Biblical Christianity?

It seems there is growing confusion between biblical Christianity and American Christianity. One is eternal truth; the other resembles more of a religious system featuring a doctrine of convenience, works, prosperity, and man’s traditions.

Several missionary associations go around the world sharing the Christian faith–but are they spreading biblical Christianity or a watered down American version absent of power and truth?

Today, we welcome back Elijah Abraham to the program.

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Preparing for a Middle East Meltdown

The Bible tells us that one day all nations will rebel against God in a final war in the Middle East as predicted in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Breaking news: God wins the war!

The rise of ISIS and Russian intervention in the Middle East bring us one step closer to this final showdown. A coalition of nations are gathering to come against Israel just as predicted in Scripture. Are we living in the days where we could see the events leading to the victorious return of our Lord? Where is America in end times prophecy?

We’re joined by Dr. Andy Woods, author of The Middle East Meltdown: The Coming Islamic Invasion of Israel to look at current events and square them up with biblical prophecy.

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Mixing Truth with Human Traditions?

We know the Bible is absolute truth, inerrant and sufficient for all we need to know about God and life. But the Pharisees were guilty of adding man-made doctrines and traditions and holding them up as if they were God’s Word. Jesus chastised them strongly for doing so – to the point of calling them fools and hypocrites.

If we are not diligent in reading and understanding the scriptures, the same thing can happen to us. Something that sounds good quietly gets elevated to the level of scripture, and it can lead us into trouble. We need to pray for more discernment!

Pastor Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio joins us to discuss his latest book tackling this issue Evangelical White Lies.

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Radical Islamic Terrorism

Regardless of the media’s progressive spin on most new stories, the reality is there’s a growing number of radical Muslim terrorists around the world that are lining up to kill “infidels.” They believe in a life awaiting them in “paradise.” While radical organizations like ISIS and Hamas openly brag about their plans for genocide against Christians and Jews, somehow our President just cannot get himself to acknowledge that radical Muslim terrorism is a real threat.

We know the Obama administration has many ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and those ties would increase under a potential Clinton administration, but how real is the threat to American citizens? There are also concerns about a Trump administration but there are many unknowns. For the latest, and a look behind the scenes as well as at world events, we check in with security expert, Ryan Mauro of the Clarion Project.

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Just How Low Can Humanity Sink?

In our final segment this morning we cover a tragic story of what can happen when people are taught that human life is an accident of the universe instead of life created by God in His image. A group of teenagers in Florida saw a man drowning, and instead of trying to help him they recorded the event on social media, mocking him as he splashed around. Now, two young daughters are without their father.

First up, we talk with Jay Seegert of The Starting Point Project and discuss his article, “A Simple Approach to Sharing Your Faith.” Have we made sharing the gospel something we dread instead of enjoy doing? What are some ways we can open up a discussion with anyone, offering them the hope of eternal life with God?

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Discernment or Self-Destruction?

This morning on Stand Up For the Truth we read your comments and answer your questions from this week.  One central theme is discernment issues within Christianity.  Are we using proper biblical discernment or engaging in prideful witch hunts, looking to discredit others who we disagree with?  Also, several have chimed in regarding young people seeking “community” outside the confines of church. We discuss these and other topics of interest today.

First up, David covers our weekly Media watch segment, answering this question:  Why does secular media dedicate so much time to covering issues Americans say they don’t care about?

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Controversial Issues in the Christian Church

Families and societies operate best when there are fixed standards of morality to guide our actions. In our nation, we were established upon the rule of law, supposedly giving us clear instruction what is acceptable or unacceptable behavior. As Christians we are guided by God’s Word which sets the ultimate standard for morality and acceptable behavior for us. But what happens when “normal” becomes subjective to personal feelings?

In the first segment today, we check in with Doug Wakefield of Best Minds, Inc. to keep an eye on world wide economic trends that point to globalism through a coming shake up in the world economy.

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Is This the Future of America’s Churches?

Today we cover an intriguing article from Denver, Colorado about an “atheist church of free thinkers.” What is very interesting about the article is the words they use to describe their “community” are the same words that appeal to many young Christians these days: Free-thinking, questioning, skeptical, and conversational.

Is this the model for the future of church for our younger people? We discuss this with Dave Wager of Silver Birch ranch and Nicolet Bible Institute. Dave has worked with youth for 35 years.

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The One Who Can Fix Our Problems in Public Education

In our final segment today we offer a solution to the Public Education mess we see as discussed from the crisis at Washington Middle School in Green Bay. The solution is simple, but not easy. It will require qualities sadly lacking these days: courage and conviction.

First up, we are joined by Brad Dacus of The Pacific Justice Institute to discuss legal cases threatening the religious freedom and conviction of Christians in our nation. Even his organization has been labeled a ‘hate’ group’ by the radical Southern Poverty Law Center. Has the Progressive/Marxist juggernaut grown so strong that it is inevitable? If not, what can we do to fight it and restore biblical principles in our nation?

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