Tag: social justice

Your Questions & Comments

Today we address your questions and comments from this week. We thoroughly enjoy this interaction and appreciate the well thought-out comments and some challenging questions you share with us. Among the topics we discuss today:

Spiritual warfare and the New Apostolic Reform (NAR) movement, Mormonism, liberalism, the Hebrew Roots movement, pastor Charles Dowell and Straightway Ministries, President Trump and Israel, the temptation of youth pastors to entertain rather than teach solid truths of Scripture, the Word of Faith Movement, Christians falling for the commercialization of Christmas, and what it means to speak the truth in love.

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Who Determines this World’s Destiny?

Mankind is a mess and getting worse with each passing day as we reject God’s Word in favor of the ways of man. We try new human ideas and nothing changes. We elect new leaders who promise things will get better but they never do. In spite of what God’s Word tells us about the increasing effects of sin and rejecting God some people think mankind still controls his own destiny.

Even within professing Christianity some use human understanding and schemes, thinking we can change the end to this world’s story. But the Bible is clear that this world will one day become so evil and rebellious against God that it will be lead to the brink of self-annihilation. But then the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords returns to judge this world and establish His everlasting kingdom.

Pastor Gary Gilley joins us this morning to continue our look at The NAR (New Apostolic Reform), Many within the movement think Christians are called to take complete dominion over this world, preparing it for the coming of Jesus through gaining control of institutions like education, media and government. But are their views consistent with the Bible?

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You Can Always Tell a Liberal, But You Can’t Tell Him Much

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.

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Your Questions & Comments

Today, we answer your questions to the best of our ability and read your comments from this week. The topics we address today include:

The deception of Liberal Christianity.
Why truth and doctrine is divisive.
What is Calvinism?
A Muslim perspective on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The lack of strong, bible-based leadership in some churches.
Should Christians celebrate Christmas?
Is the Church prepared to address potential sexual harassment charges?
Why so many pastors refuse to talk about abortion/life in a mother’s womb.
Is President Trump really a born-again believer?
The takeover of American Churches by progressive ideology.
Merry Christmas!

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Behind the Curtain of the LGBTQ+ Movement

It is difficult to pick up a newspaper or open the internet without seeing another example of how media, schools and businesses are falling all over each other to comply with the demands of the LGBTQ in order to be “gender inclusive.”  And with the sudden exposure of sexual harassment charges against men in high positions, it is a safe bet that the LGBTQ will ride this wave to push its agenda of gender “fluidity” even further until we become so confused and dysfunctional as a society that not much will make sense anymore.

At the De Pere, Wisconsin City Council meeting last week, we shared our concerns about the non-discrimination (transgender rights) bill ultimately passed by the City, and it was sad to see young student after young student state their name and their “gender identity” such as “she/her”, or “him/his,”  “fluid,” etc.   The LGBTQ community, aided by their friends in the government and National Education Association, have so confused the minds of children that many of them are headed down the road of life believing the lies of man.  Yet the beat goes on and gender dysphoria grows in the minds and hearts of our young people – tomorrow’s leaders in our nation, and that includes our churches.

Why are today’s young people so quick to embrace moral relativism?  Joining us today is Alex Nitzberg who has studied the thought process of millennials and the radical LGBTQ movement in America.

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Consensus Thinking and its Devastation on America and the Church

There has been a slow and subtle shift over the past few decades on how Americans think and discern truth from deception. Supported by public education and a media bent on telling us what they think we need to know, more and more Americans act like lemmings perfectly willing to follow the “Pied Piper” right over the cliff to self-destruction.

Our nation has become one lacking in biblical morals and principles, caving in to political correctness at every turn. Homosexuality and transgenderism is now acceptable to a majority of Americans along with an increasing number of professing Christians as the Bible is increasingly presented as the antiquated writings of man instead of the inspired Word of God.

How can we identify the dangers of consensus or group thinking and continue to use rational thought? John Loeffler of Steel on Steel Radio joins us to look at how consensus thought has infiltrated our society and how we can combat it, standing strong on the eternal truth of God’s Word.

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Our Battle is Not Against Flesh and Blood

First of all, happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to be grateful for and God has blessed us with everything we need in Christ to get through this temporary life.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Colossians 3:15

Rejoice always; 17 pray without ceasing; 18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Today, Mike reports on the DePere City Council meeting and vote last night in favor of the broadly-worded “non-discrimination” bill that was preliminarily passed two weeks ago. He shares thoughts on the public discussion and ramifications of the legislation.

We also look at another attack on religious freedom in the City of Appleton, where a pastor was elected School Board member but is now under fire because he had the audacity to mention God and faith at a High School Commencement speech earlier this year.

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Five Big Deceptions, Listener Comments, and Church Security

There can be little doubt the LGBTQ movement has gained both momentum and power in America and sadly, within too many churches. Now with the transgender part of the LGBTQ being rolled out, the Left is winning the battle for the public square in part by having successfully shaped public opinion over the past several decades. It’s interesting this directly correlates with a growth in biblical illiteracy and an increasing belief that the Bible is not the inerrant Word of God.

Today we discuss five of the biggest deceptions being perpetrated on Christians and the American people by transgender movement.  Since most media, government and public education caved to political correctness and increasing pressure from the LGBTQ camp, these lies and delusions are now repeated so often that most simply accept them as being true.

The majority of today’s program – as it is each Friday now – is dedicated to your comments and questions from the week on a variety of topics. And no subject is off limits. 

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Confronting the Lies and Propaganda of the Transgender Movement

Most of us understand there is nothing new under the sun and that includes sin. Though this may seem like a more recent shift, America and many Christian Churches are have been gradually seduced by lies and deception regarding the transgender movement in our nation. As City and State governments rush to pass legislation pandering to political correctness in the name of fairness, love, and equality, it seems few are bothering to evaluate the scientific facts about this deception, much less the biblical truth about creation and humanity.

Our lack of knowledge, along with our desire to conform and be politically correct is putting thousands of children at risk for a life of misery and confusion, along with elevated health risks as well as suicide attempts.

This morning we take an in-depth look at a statement on transgenderism from the American College of Pediatricians that addresses and confronts the lies and deceptions of Hollywood, the media, the LGBTQ community and its sympathizers.

We will also share some of the chilling effects of this legislation as it has been implemented around our nation.

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Transgender Cult Advances in De Pere, Wisconsin – And Your City is Next

The City of De Pere, Wisconsin passed an “anti-discrimination” bill last night by a 5-4 margin. We have been discussing the potential concerns and dangers of these ordinances but too many people seem to be arguing from emotion and public opinion rather than from a perspective of truth and fact. The council also did not allowing any change to the broad language regarding religious exemptions. In our second segment today I will share my observations from last night’s meeting that will give insight as to exactly what transpired last night as well as the potential effects this could have not only on Christian churches and ministries but on the average small business.

In our first segment, we catch up with Tina Marie Griffin, Counter Culture Mom, as we look at several concerning items: raunchy “suggested reading” in public schools, successful Christian and family-friendly movies, Hollywood’s porn and sexual perversion problem, and how to protect your children from “soul pollution.”

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Kenneth Copeland “Hearing from God Again”

We hear stories of persecuted Christians in China, North Korea and Iran praying for God’s protection as they are imprisoned, tortured and murdered for the sake of the gospel. Some Christians face a health crisis, or wonder how they will put food on the table for their families because they are out of work. They go from day to day praying and trusting in God for His provision and protection, remaining faithful in the face of serious challenges. And then there are people like Kenneth Copeland…

According to his so-called “ministry” Copeland recently heard from God that he needed another luxury jet to accommodate his overseas excursions. And that God miraculously sent Tyler Perry his way to sell him a luxurious Gulfstream V private jet. All of this on the financial backs of naive professing Christians who believe in Copeland’s “prosperity gospel teaching”. But apparently the luxurious jet Copeland received is not quite good enough because he is asking his followers for another $2.5 million for “necessary upgrades” to his new toy. We’ll share the details in our second segment this morning.

In our first segment we are joined by Brad Dacus of The Pacific Justice Institute to talk about the fight for religious freedoms of Christians in our nation.

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Forget the ‘Good Old Days’ and Press On!

It’s better to go to a funeral and get a reality check than go to a party. Why? Perspective. Death is a reminder for us (ten out of ten people die) so what are we doing with the life God has given us?

Yes, we might have a hard time forgetting – regardless of whether or not the experiences were happy or sad.

Some of us might look back and say those were happier times while others had such horrific childhoods or painful life experiences, they’re doing the best to overcome the effects of the past. For the Christian, “to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Phil. 1:21). Joy is a fruit of the Spirit and the joy of the Lord is our strength. Happiness is temporary and depends on circumstances as well as our perception of things. True joy however, is a gift from God. Press on in Him, dear friend.

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What is on Your Mind and Heart?

We want to know what is important to you and hopefully together, we’ll take everything to God’s Word. Topics you asked to discuss this week include: Pastors using “The Message” paraphrase; Should we ignore or invite Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses in when they visit our homes; “Dual Covenant” theology; do President Trump’s ill-advised comments outweigh his many positive accomplishments; Yoga classes in churches; and Oprah Winfrey’s spiritual beliefs.

Every Friday we cover any topic you our listeners want to discuss. (For net week, here’s how to connect with us to share your comments or ask questions: Email comments@standupforthetruth.com, Text TRUTH to 797979, Call 1-800-979-9010 and ask for Mike or David.

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God is Love

In the book of 1 John, the writer tells us God is love. In fact He loves so perfectly that He provided every person the opportunity to be forgiven of our sins and to spend eternity with Him through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ. Greater love than this the world has never known.

God loves all His creation, but does He love all men equally? Are we all “children” of God? And is God’s love and provision alone enough for mankind to spend eternity in Heaven? Pastor Mike Abendroth joins us to discuss the incomparable love of God.

In the third segment, we look at a huge settlement imposed on a Wisconsin School District because they allegedly ‘discriminated” against the bathroom wishes of a self-identified transgender student.

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Remembering Our Persecuted Family

We take so much for granted in America where our religious freedoms are concerned, and many of us can feel somewhat disconnected with our brothers and sisters in the Lord around the world. Being a committed disciple of Jesus Christ is an invitation to mocking and ridicule here in the states, but in many nations it is an invitation to persecution, imprisonment and even death. Despite Satan’s attempts to intimidate or silence Christians, the gospel is being preached in every nation and there are saints who remain committed to Christ.

How can we in America help our persecuted brethren? Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs joins us for an update. You absolutely must listen to his miraculous story in the first ten minutes of the interview about how God guided a donkey to bring Bibles to Christians by walking miles after crossing a very dangerous Syrian border.

Also, Tortured for Christ: the Movie, a very powerful film will be released March 5 at select theaters. This is a great challenge and reminder for true believers to serve Christ and to witness for Him no matter the cost.

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