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Is the World on the Brink of Chaos?

Today is the 16 year anniversary of September 11 and the horrendous attacks on our nation when Muslim terrorists murdered 3,000 people in the worst terrorist attack in our history. But now we wake up to Florida and Texas devastated by powerful hurricanes, a madman in North Korea threatening America, boasting he will destroy us; and the Middle East nearing a potential implosion that could lead to World War III. All this in a world that increasingly hates God and His Word, and a church in America that is sinking further into apathy and mediocrity. All signs seem to point to a coming crisis that could usher in what the Bible warned about: a crisis so large that the world would embrace a man of sin and evil as its savior.

Today’s guest, Gary Kah has written about the coming one world government for thirty years joins us to put current world events under the lens of scripture.

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The Islamic Dilemma

The Bible is clear that as dedicated Christians we are to love all men, even our enemies, and share the gospel of eternal hope with them, including the forgiveness of sin, repentance, and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ alone. But this is easier to do with some people than others. It may be easier to reach out to groups like Mormons, Buddhists or atheists because there is little fear of retaliation. Some Muslims, on the other hand, can pose quite the challenge.

While the majority of Muslims are not radical jihadists and want to live in peace, there is a growing minority being trained to kill Christians and Jews and destroy our way of life. So when we approach Muslims with the gospel how do we set aside our fears and see them as God sees them – made in His image but in need of salvation through Jesus?

Elijah Abraham is a former Muslim and now a committed disciple of Jesus Christ who travels the world training pastors and equipping churches to reach Muslims with the gospel. On today’s program, we discuss the growth and threat of Muslim terrorism and how this should not discourage us to love Muslims and share the gospel with them.

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How Serious is the North Korea Threat?

Last weekend, North Korea successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.  Already possessing nukes and threatening to use them against the U.S., the fact they now have hydrogen bombs raises the stakes dramatically for two reasons:  First, hydrogen bombs are far more powerful than simple nuclear weapons, and second, a hydrogen bomb is much more plausible for what might be a worst nightmare for our nation.  Some suggest an electronic magnetic pulse bomb (EMP) could wipe out every computer and electronic capability of our nation for up to a full year. If that happens, government experts predict the casualty rate could be as high as 90% in our nation and it would practically eliminate America as a world power.

This morning we discuss the threat and ask how Christians should respond in the face of potential tragedy.

In our first segment today, we check in with Counter Culture Mom, Tina Marie Griffin, to discuss dangers in media for our children, practical alternatives for parents, and a big event coming up in a few weeks for women.

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A Complicated Relationship

The relationship between the U.S. and Israel has historically been strong. Over the past decade or so however, it has grown more complicated as U.S Presidents have supported recognition of a Palestinian State by calling on Israel to give up some of its lands in exchange for peace.

Another relationship has grown more complicated as well, that between the Christian Church and Israel, as many progressive Christians are calling for a boycott of Israel to protest what it calls “oppression” of Palestinians – the very same Palestinians who call for the destruction of Israel and the death of all Jews. Now, the plot thickens even more in complexity with a ruling by the Jewish Sanhedrin outlawing the marriage of Messianic Jews in Israel. How will this affect the way Christians view Israel in these perilous times?

Author and Pastor Carl Gallups, an expert on prophecy and modern day Israel, joins us to discuss this breaking news as we dissect it in context of God’s Word.

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Islam, World Events, & More Liberal Hypocrisy

This is telling: a teacher in California promotes transgender propaganda to her students without parental permission; a parent complains, and the school system says the teacher has the right to share her personal views. But a High School football coach kneels by himself to pray after a game, some players join him, and the liberal 9th Circus Court of Appeals says he acted unconstitutionally by “imposing” his private views on the students who attended the game. So public employees can freely express their anti-biblical views if they are liberal and a Christian public employee cannot privately express his beliefs. Is there not a glaring double standard here?

In our first segment, we are joined by Elijah Abraham, a former Muslim and now born-again believer who travels the world equipping Christians to share the gospel with Muslims. We ask him about Replacement international terrorism, Replacement theology, and why Islam is generally seen as a darling religion of the left when the Quran calls for imprisonment or death to homosexuals and infidels, and condones the mistreatment of women.

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Sharing the Gospel in Africa

PODCAST: In spite of political roadblocks and intense persecution the gospel of salvation is being shared with every tribe and tongue throughout God’s world. And while most of the attention regarading persecution comes from countries in the Middle East, missionaries in Africa are diligently working to spread the good news. This morning we visit with Dave Bell who has been a missionary in Kenya for a decade. How is God’s Word being received in a nation that is poor and surrounded by radical Islam?

We also continue our discussion on racism in America and how many on the left continue to live in hypocrisy by crying out against racism while supporting organizations like Planned Parenthood and promoting Marxist worldviews that are anything but tolerant or accepting.

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Tearing Down American History

PODCAST: The ugly protests and riots in Virginia last week have stirred deep emotion in the hearts of many. One of the pillars of American freedom is the right to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly; but the necessary downside to that freedom is that hateful, bigoted organizations like the KKK are able to assemble and spew their message of hatred.

The violence that was sparked has led to a call for a tearing down of statues and monuments of historical importance to our nation. But is this a wise and prudent thing? And if we start tearing down these monuments where does it lead and end? Should anything that offends us now be torn down? What about holocaust museums and displays? What about the money we use which has America’s founders and past presidents faces on them? We’ll discuss this in our second segment.

In our first segment we are joined by William Murray of The Religious Freedom Coalition. As our nation’s media obsesses with the racial issue and the dysfunction of the Trump Administration it is easy to forget that thousands are dying as a result of violence in the Middle East, and that Christians around the world are being imprisoned and tortured for their faith.

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Tampering With God’s Design and Inviting Disaster

Today, we discuss two more alarming stories about how mankind is flirting with disaster, thinking we we know better than God how things should be. First, a professing Christian pastor and his wife have been helping their child “transition” gender since age 2 so he could “be who God created her to be.” In another news story, Scientists are tampering with human embryos to develop “designer babies.” But could this technology also be used as a weapon of mass destruction as some are warning?

Our guest today is author and pastor Carl Gallups and in the first two segments, we discuss the end times and look at concerning world events. Iran and North Korea seem to be thumbing their noses at America and the world. What about the possibility of an EMP attack? Are we preparing ourselves emotionally and spiritually for what may lie ahead?

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Ah, Those “Tolerant” Liberals

In our first segment we are joined by missionary and author Tom Doyle, whose book Standing in the Fire documents inspirational stories, some of them miraculous, about Christians in the Middle East boldly standing up for their faith in Jesus Christ.

Also, talk to young people who have been indoctrinated into believing that socialism is utopia, and chances are they will point to the nation of Sweden as their model for how things should be. They will tell you about Sweden’s universal healthcare, cradle to grave government subsidies, free education and low crime rate to prove their point.

However, as Muslim immigrants from Syria have poured into Sweden the nation is experiencing a major spike in violent crime. Suddenly the nation is on the brink of economic bankruptcy and is rocked with violence and Muslim backlash. But Sweden is quickly reacting to the spike in violence – by cracking down on Christianity.

Today we look at the continuing hypocrisy of the left who claim to be so tolerant. But they are so intolerant that even atheist Richard Dawkins is being censored because of his criticism of Islam.

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Lies, Media Cover-ups, & Climate Chaos Continue

It’s time again for our weekly Media Watch segment, followed by YOUR portion of the program in which we answer your questions and comments from this week. First, in our media segment we address: Lies about repealing ObamaCare; covering up Democratic Party scandals; and, He’s back! Al Gore has a new movie out with more distortions about climate change and of course, the media is more than willing to support his agenda – including his claims to save the planet while bringing it under the control of a handful of elites—like Al Gore.

Some of the questions we will respond to include topics such as: Christians working for ungodly corporations, allowing Muslim Imams into our churches to talk about Islam, what to do when you and your spouse cannot agree on which church to attend, and is it time to give up on our political leaders and perhaps even those who lead the church in America?

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Living for Christ in the Muslim World

When we talk with Christian missionaries working in the Muslim world, we often hear remarkable testimonies about Muslims committing their lives to Jesus Christ. As biblical Christianity grows in heavily Muslim nations where the church is persecuted, we seem to see almost the reverse happening in America. A growing number of professing Christians in America, spiritually softened by our easy way of life, are growing lukewarm in their faith. New Christian converts in third world nations are on fire and unashamedly in love with God and His Word. Is this another obvious sign we desperately need revival?

We continually look at the idea of revival as an American thing, but is spiritual revival happening in Muslim nations because of oppression and persecution? Has our vast wealth in America become the enemy of our souls?

Elijah Abraham, a former Muslim and now born-again disciple of Jesus Christ travels around the world sharing the gospel in Muslim nations and training pastors and Christians to reach Muslims with the gospel. Today we take a hard-hitting look at Christianity in America and around the world.

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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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When Objectivity Sells out to Blatant Bias

Media has historically been referred to as the “fourth leg of our republic” because of its ability and past willingness to accurately report news and uncover hidden agendas within government. But what happens when the media decides to drive its own agenda instead of reporting news? The abortion worldview is one that is defended and promoted via most media outlets either directly or indirectly. Many feel we are seeing the results: a hard left turn toward progressive ideology and socialism in our nation.

Joining us to discuss bias and agendas within the media is Katie Yoder, Associate Culture Editor of Media Research Center. Has responsible journalism permanently left the building within mainstream media? Yes.

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The Nonsense of “Christians Shouldn’t Judge”

One of the most misleading statements infiltrating much of the Christian Church these days is the statement that “Christians shouldn’t judge.” This misrepresentation of God’s Word has been used to excuse sinful behavior and render us ineffective in living lives of holiness and sharing the gospel with the lost. In reality, the Bible teaches us that Christians should be discerning and use sound judgment in our decisions every day, from the choices we make to our interactions with believers and unbelievers. What we judge and how we judge is where the rubber meets the road.

Dave Wager of Nicolet Bible Institute joins us this morning to look at what the bible teaches us about making judgment on our own actions and the actions of others, believers and unbelievers.

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Christians, Public Education, and Divisive Doctrine

We have all heard the sad statistics that a majority of young Christians leave their faith by the time they leave high school. Many more walk away from God after one year of college. And while there are certainly several factors in play, one that is often sited is public education and its clearly secular humanist agenda. Public school teachers are often accused of lying to students, particularly regarding evolution, but are they part of the agenda or do they really believe it?

Jay Seegert of The Starting Point Project joins us to look at this issue and discuss the importance of biblical doctrine–even if it might sometimes be seen as divisive.

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Your Questions and Comments

On today’s show we answer your questions and read your comments from this week. Some of the issues we discuss include:

Rob Bell’s tragic influence within Christianity; recent hurricanes and whether they are a sign of God’s judgment on our nation, Christian music – is it losing its affect and focus? Freedom of speech in light of National Anthem protests, the tough decision on when to leave a church.

David also has our weekly Media Watch segment where we dissect the hypocrisy and double standards of today’s media.

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The Basics of the Faith, and the Protestant Movement

This year, 2017 marks the 500 year anniversary of Luther’s reformation which changed the religious world in 1517. Today we continue our look at exactly what Luther wanted to accomplish and his impact on Christianity. We also look at the five “Solas” of the protestant movement and discuss their exact meaning and impact on our faith.

What is the future spiritual plight of America and can we even speculate at this point? Some hope that the natural disasters and political strife we face will inspire Americans to repent, unite and return to our Christian foundation and heritage. But have we become so arrogant and comfortable as a nation and a people that repenting before God is just unthinkable?

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