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A deadly fall down a mountain usually begins with a single careless step. And once we take that wrong step, the fall can be swift and lead to serious injury or death. It is no different with our eternal souls – and the souls of others. A single serious misstep of twisting God’s Word to appeal to our flesh can often lead to deception or even a fall.Deceived or deceivers? Today, Mike and David continue to look at the tenets of so-called Progressive Christianity, and how it often disputes and even contradicts the foundational teachings of the Bible. The unbiblical, progressive process of “de-conversion” starts off with questioning a single doctrine from God’s Word, but eventually leads to serious heresy. This leads often many souls to full-blown apostasy.In our first segment we are joined by Tim Hull of Ratio Christi Ministries to discuss his ministry to youth in college as well as tools we can use to bring people into saving faith in Jesus.We also discuss an article pointing common beliefs that progressive Christians often share with Atheists, proving the dangerous, slippery slope of liberalism calling itself “Christian.”Read More
On today’s podcast, Mike addresses your comments and questions from the past few weeks. These include: The growing home church movement, How the left redefines words, Russian collusion or Liberal collusion, Our youth pastor told the kids “Jesus was a socialist”, If we avoid discussing the end times, is it possible we will be unprepared for coming persecution? What can I tell someone who thinks homosexuals are born that way? With the rapid decline of immorality and godless Supreme Court decisions, that church remains silent, The pro-life movie “Unplanned” is a powerful, highly recommended movie.Read More
I received a phone call earlier this week from a listener asking me if I could take a few minutes and give the “big picture” of what I am seeing in our nation and the warning message I am trying to deliver. So here goes:
America, founded on Judeo-Christian law and principles, has abandoned that foundation over the past 50 years. God has been kicked out of our schools and government; we have murdered more than 60 million babies in the womb; we have redefined marriage; and we have told God that He is flawed in how He created us—that just because he created us male or female that he had no right to do that since we should be able to choose ourselves the gender we prefer.
America has gone from a Christian nation to an “Anti-Christ nation”. And while we should use our freedom of speech and religious expression, along with our voting power, to try to reverse the slide of this once-great nation, we must accept the inevitability of what the Bible forecasts: That one day soon every nation will turn on Israel and against God in defiance. There is no “USA” exclusion in the Word of God…Read More
One of the most sinister things a person can do is to brainwash someone into thinking they are in a crisis and that the only way to get out of it is to buy what they are selling, when in reality what they are “selling” actually brings the crisis to fruition. That is exactly the hoax being perpetuated on America and the Christian church by radicals and progressives. Create a crisis and then offer a solution that actually brings the crisis about. John Loeffler of Steel on Steel Radio really understands the liberal mindset and joins us to talk about this hoax.Read More
American citizens turned out in record numbers yesterday for the Midterm election, and we made our choices. The results are a mixed bag for both political parties and in the coming weeks both sides will spin the results to fit their talking points. And the biased media will certainly spin it to their advantage as well. But what significance, if any, do the results have on Christians in our nation? Our mission and purpose does not change, but we’ll look at some of the possibilities we may see in the next two years.Read More
When you watch a movie with great special effects, what you see looks amazing (Buildings exploding, giant dinosaurs, super heroes flying). But when you look behind the curtain so to speak, and see how computer generated imaging produces these effects, the magic wears off and you realize it is all fantasy and illusion.
Today, we look at the hard core progressive movement in our nation and how it is built on contradiction and illusion, but sadly most Americans never take the time to look at what is actually going on or where we are being led. And this same deceit might just be infecting the very church you attend every Sunday.
John Loeffler of Steel on Steel radio is an authority on the real agenda and thought process of the hardcore Left joins us to help us take a peek behind the curtain of illusion that is modern Liberalism.
Quote from John Loeffler:
“Are we going to be a free society with the rights guaranteed under the Constitution of speech and religion and press and property – all of which have been under siege by judicial activism for the last 50 years – or will we go careening forward into some kind of oligarchic, progressive, socialistic dictatorship that we know from countries around the world that always fails with economic and social collapse?”
We discuss the difference between Left and Liberal, the contradictions within the very thinking of progressives, the long-term effects of the transgender movement and gender-fluid conditioning, and the failure of many churches to stand for the inerrancy of Scripture and biblical morality.Read More
So many controversial issues and debates, so little time! Here’s what listeners want to discuss today:
To what level can a Christian be depressed?
How much does our faith play into our emotional and mental health, and how much depends on trusting God?
I know spiritual warfare is real because we are warned many times about it in the New Testament, but to what extent can demons influence Christians?
My strong hunch is that a majority of Americans have bought the lies about Justice Kavanaugh because they no longer think logically.
What do you think the greater problem in most churches is – ignorance in the pulpit or cowardice?
Didn’t know how extensive the Burning Man movement has become. It seems like a combination of New Age, humanism, environmentalism, and a combo of religions: can you please boil this ideology down so it’s easier to understand?
With all the division and spiritual confusion in the church, it’s no wonder many young people want nothing to do with Christianity today.
I’m a newer Christian, could you please explain Replacement Theology? Is it a salvation issue?
Hillsong’s stance on issues such as evolution, homosexuality, and seeker-friendly movement are concerning to the Australian Council of Churches. Hillsong produced some wonderful music, but as a whole they seem to have exchanged traditional, historical Christian doctrines to seek fame and fortune.
I’m a former Catholic and know some good Roman Catholic friends, even though many of their Church doctrines are unbiblical: can a Catholic go to heaven or not?
Here are some of the topics addressed today and questions our listeners asked:
Could you please expand the discussion a little more on the Parable of the Sower/Seed mentioned last week?
What does the expression, “the issue is never the issue” mean?
Not sure I agree this nation is trending conservative than it appears in culture and politics
How can any Democrat Christian continue to vote for their party after the disgusting display in the Senate hearings on Justice Brett Kavanaugh?
It’s hard to believe Bill Hybels and Willow Creek Church promoted hyper-progressives such as Corey Booker as examples of good leadership.
Please elaborate on yesterday’s discussion about the agreement between the Vatican and Communist China, and is this where the Christian Church in America could be headed?
I think the Roman Catholic Church will be joined by the Protestant and Evangelical churches coming together under the guise of “unity” to form the one-world religion that will support Anti-Christ.
Why are the books of Maccabees in the Catholic Bible but not in the Protestant Bible?
What on earth is with the Burning Man festival about other than a mix of New Age, humanism, environmentalism, occult, and a blending of a few other religions?
With America’s foundations of God, truth, creation, and the Constitution crumbling, it is no wonder young people want nothing to do with today’s splintered Christian church.
Our worldview is the starting point for how we judge facts and truth. How we view the world affects our decisions and actions. From a biblical perspective, Christians see things through the lens of Scripture. What we’re witnessing in America today is the result of two opposing worldviews on a collision course.
The battle comes down to those who trust and believe God’s Word and those who trust and believe man’s word. These are incompatible. Two entities that cannot coexist are children of the devil who are hostile toward Christ, and children of God who represent the light of Christ and His truth.
Today’s guest is John Loeffler of Steel on Steel radio. John weighs in on the calculated and chaotic Senate hearings on the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh and the Marxist underpinnings of progressives that drive them. The questions is how does the average American citizen see this government and liberal media fiasco?
We also discuss what’s happening in China with the apparent alliance of the Catholic Church and Communist government. What about the heavy-handed LGBTQ lobby and American government and how they might be locking arms with the liberal, emergent church in the U.S.? On both continents, is the faithful, conservative, traditional Christian church in trouble or will it thrive?Read More
Truth only comes from God because He knows all things past, present and future, and according to His Word He is incapable of lying. And if our pursuit of truth has any genesis but God we can easily be deceived. Today we cover three stories about how facts, reality, and truth is being subjected to man’s opinions and agenda.
We look at the agenda behind the last minute attacks by liberals on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, reiterating our ongoing concerns about movements like “MeToo” being taken too far and used as political weapons to silence opponents of the Liberal Movement.
Then we turn our attention to the professing Christian Church in America, where it seems truth is becoming a more frequent casualty of eloquent, ear-ticking mega-church pastors with their own agenda. In his apparent quest to create doubt about God’s Word, you will never guess the next attack on the Old Testament being engineered by Andy Stanley. It seems Stanley is leading to rewriting the gospel to say something like “Jesus loves you and you are going to heaven so forget about anything God said in the Old Testament…Jesus replaced all the laws.”Read More
Rather than list many of the questions and comments this week, let’s sum them up this way:
Comments and questions discussed on today’s podcast include an overwhelming response to the current Willow Creek Church/Bill Hybels scandal. Over all listeners who sent in questions or comments on the issue, over 90% are opposed to the Willow Creek Association and Global Leadership Summit, and many have addressed their concerns with their pastor.
Some have already left their churches if it continued to be a part of the Willow Creek Association, while others plan to ask their pastor about it to see how they justify partnering with an organization having so many unbiblical approaches and teachings. In our experience, when confronted about WC, most church leaders double down and refuse to acknowledge the problems.
A few listeners mentioned politics and the fiasco the Senate hearings have become regarding Supreme Court nominee, Bret Kavanaugh. Someone also brought up the difference between being a Christian and a conservative which are often used interchangeably.
Another Christian couple wants to know how to strike a healthy, biblical balance in the home as campaign season is already upon us. One spouse is more active politically wanting to be salt and light in culture and the other just wants to pray and vote as God leads without getting immersed or frustrated with the political process.
The others we had time for today mentioned the importance of believers knowing and appreciating the Old Testament. Also, a new believer who asked about the parable of the Sower in Mark chapter 4 and does it refute the “once saved always saved” doctrine.Read More
We live in the growing era of triggering, snowflakes and safe spaces. Most young people are being indoctrinated into the belief that their opinion or worldview is the only valid one and anyone who dares question them is a threat. It all goes back to Adam, who when confronted by God about his sin blamed Eve and God Himself for his poor choice.
In our final segment this morning we look at an interesting perspective by David Hoffman at the Christian Post, claiming that all the confusion in society and the church is perhaps God’s way of beginning to separate the wheat from the chaff spoken of in Matthew 3:12 by John the Baptist.
Pastor Randy White joins us this morning to look at what the Bible says about personal responsibility and how taking responsibility for our own beliefs and actions is healthy for us as Christians.Read More
Today we visit with Pastor Mike Abendroth and discuss the blood of Christ and the redeeming gospel. We touch on the meaning of Jesus Christ as the only Mediator between God and man. We touch on the abuse of grace by some as well as the Book of Hebrews, the sacrificial system, and Sabbath rest.Read More
The human mind, created beautifully by God but corrupted by sin, is subject to believing lies are truth if the lie is reinforced often enough. Today’s generation of young people have been continuously lied to by Hollywood, the media, and a public education system that denies the glory of God. Too many are being indoctrinated into a life of futility and hopelessness because they are looking for meaning and security everywhere except God and His Word.Tyler Geffeny of Ratio Christi Ministries speaks at conferences and churches worldwide challenging and equipping Christians to become better biblical apologists to reach young people with the hope of Jesus Christ in a world that leads many to pursue self gratification. Tyler joins Mike and David to discuss current trends and the agendas the church is up against, especially in the American university system.Read More