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The Church in Constant Need of Reforming

8/16/2018
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Mike and David welcome back Pastor Andy Woods and discuss his latest book, Ever Reforming: Dispensational Theology and the Completion of the Protestant Reformation. We briefly review some past church history and why a reformation was necessary, as well as the fact that even the reformers were not perfect. But God completes the work He begins in His true church. We touch on what Dr. Woods refers to as the Middle East Meltdown and identify the players in the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy. The...

Duration:00:54:06

The Lure of Celebrity Pastors

8/15/2018
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The growing fascination with mega-churches and celebrity pastors continues in the land of "bigger is better." In the United States of entertainment, it seems many professing Christians would rather follow a man or what seems popular instead of God and His Word. Certainly not all large churches are bad, but the number of mega-churches and celebrity pastors drifting from sound doctrine is on the rise. So is controversy in the church. Today, Mike and David hone in on one celebrity pastor and...

Duration:00:53:50

Exposing Radical Liberalism to the Light

8/14/2018
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Radical Liberalism will reveal its own hypocrisy and contradictions when it is exposed to the light of truth and logic. Ultimately it shows its true agenda and colors when viewed objectively and exposed to rational thought. This is particularly true of liberalism when it attempts to thinly veil itself with the Word of God. In one case we cover today, a Religious studies professor says God approves of abortion because Jesus wants us to have an "abundant life." Then, a Canadian conundrum: a...

Duration:00:52:50

Churches Built on Shifting Sands

8/13/2018
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In our final segment today, Mike and David look at Willow Creek Church's implosion based on the sexual harassment allegations against former pastor Bill Hybels. Last week, the entire Board of Elders, along with the new pastoral leadership team resigned, admitting they failed in their investigation on the allegations against Hybels. The question now is does this moral failure and implosion discredit Willow Creek's global Leadership Summit and the Willow Creek Association, which was supposed...

Duration:00:54:32

Listener Comments and Questions Keep Coming

8/10/2018
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Every Friday Mike and David address whatever issue you want to discuss. Send yours to us early as the hour fills up extremely fast each week. Here we go! What if we as Christian parents do everything right and our children still stray from God and the truth? Gender confusion - a departure from Genesis and creation The danger of open theism - wait, what the heck is "open theism"? How can we respond to young people who use excuses for not going to church such as, 'Christians are...

Duration:00:54:17

Pastors: Stop Imitating and Embracing the World

8/9/2018
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Today Mike and David discuss a provocative and compelling article by Shane Idleman that challenges pastors to stop imitating the world and return to the fundamentals of being a pastor: Teaching the complete Word of God, challenging the flock assigned to them to grow in holiness, and to quit worrying about offending members of their church. Idelman makes an interesting observation in his article: that at a time when "unity" is the buzz word in many churches perhaps it is time for a little...

Duration:00:54:22

Refuting the Deceptions of Islam

8/8/2018
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Human nature is such that if a lie is repeated often enough people will believe it if they are not grounded in the truth of God and His Word. We have witnessed this in the areas of abortion and acceptance of homosexuality within our culture and even in many professing Christian churches. A vast majority of Americans used to oppose these issues, but now over time many people - even Christians - have caved to culture and generally accept both practices. The same appears to be happening with...

Duration:00:55:08

Who is Influencing Whom?

8/7/2018
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The Church should be full of salt, preserving culture, providing flavor, and being a positive influence in secular society. Instead, by any measurable standard, immorality is increasing and secular culture is infiltrating and influencing the church in part by creating division and deceiving many. Whether out of ignorance, fear, or heartfelt but compassion, more congregants as well as church leaders are embracing secular principles and beliefs in the hopes of attracting the world. Today,...

Duration:00:54:17

Can Reading the Bible Actually Hurt You Spiritually?

8/6/2018
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How many times, when a professing Christian faces a dilemma, do other Christians say "Well, just read your Bible"? That sounds like solid advice on the surface...but what if you don't know how to read your Bible in correct context? Or what if your world view or belief about God is skewed already? Could reading the Bible in those circumstances actually do more damage than good? Barna Research has recently published a study of Americans and our bible reading habits; and one Christian...

Duration:00:54:28

Comments and Questions from You!

8/3/2018
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Our Friday podcast always goes by so fast because we get to discuss what you are concerned about and the things that matter to our listeners, personally. If you want to get your question or comment read on the air, use the form below and share! Please note, if we don't address your question the next week, we will hold it over for the following Friday. Here are the topics you want to talk about this week: Why did Jesus refer to Himself as the "Son of Man"? Growing persecution of...

Duration:00:52:57

Denying God’s Word & Science to Promote Chaos

8/2/2018
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One definition of insanity you sometimes hear is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. But another definition could be "a refusal to accept reality." No matter what facts or truth is presented, the person refuses to accept them and continues to insist he is right even despite irrefutable evidence. This seems to define radical liberalism in our nation. The evidence supporting life is clear in God's Word and true science with each passing year proves life...

Duration:00:53:12

Abusing the Word of God for Political Gain

8/1/2018
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It's always stunning when Liberals use the Word of God to promote their anti-biblical stances; especially when they are the ones that usually fight tooth and nail against the government creating laws based on scripture. But hypocrisy knows no boundaries and this morning we look at quoted from Elizabeth Warren and Senator Cory Booker, abusing the scriptures to promote a pro-abortion agenda. yes, that's the same Cory Booker that Willow Creek elevated as a next great "Christian" leader at its...

Duration:00:53:42

What Suffering Says About Us As Christians

7/31/2018
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None of us ever truly wants to suffer and yet the Bible says we should take joy in our sufferings. And how we handle life's problems and times of suffering speaks volumes about the level or maturity of our faith and trust in God. Sometimes what we think is suffering is nothing more than life not going the way we would like it. Other times, we truly suffer. It is in those times we either lean into and trust God, or double down our own efforts to find peace and avoid the pain life sometimes...

Duration:00:53:32

A Strong Warning to the Churches

7/30/2018
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In the book of Revelation, (The Revelation of Jesus Christ), chapters 2 and 3 focus on some of the good deeds of early believers as well as important warnings Jesus gives to seven churches in the area. While Scripture contains some encouragement for each church, Jesus also includes serious warnings of necessary repentance. John details how some of the churches were falling for apostasy and mentioned persecution for those remaining faithful. Were these letters solely for those specific...

Duration:00:54:22

No Topic Off Limits! Our Listeners Ask The Best Questions

7/27/2018
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Our favorite podcast is every Friday when listeners to Stand Up for the Truth ask questions or share their comments. Send yours in early in order to get in line for next week's show! Why does God allow suffering and evil in this world? What if God really gave us the desires of our hearts? It's so easy to give advice and godly counsel rather than follow that same advice! Do we have it too good (are Christians spoiled) here in America? Are 'Social Justice Christians' worshiping self or...

Duration:00:53:35

Chipping Away At The Foundation Of The Christian Church

7/26/2018
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The church established by Jesus Christ through the apostles will never be defeated. That church is comprised of committed believers and disciples around the world. But what we have come to call "church" here in America---a place of worship rather than the people who worship---is coming under a variety of attacks from various sources. Satan is using institutions like media, public education and government to bully and pressure the church into compliance or silence. And he is also using our...

Duration:00:53:37

A Confused Generation Wandering From God

7/24/2018
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The statistics are clear and frightening: Between 70-80% of young professing Christians walk away from their Christian upbringing as they enter College. There are certainly many factors that play into this sad situation: Public Education; a media sold out to humanism and godlessness; Hollywood and an entertainment industry appealing to sex and violence. So what can we as committed Christians do about it? This morning we continue our look at the sad story of Michael and Lisa Gungor, once...

Duration:00:53:29

The Two-Edged Sword of Psychology

7/23/2018
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The field of Psychology has been booming for many decades as people try sorting out problems and understanding how to cope, all in an effort to make sense this life full of ups and downs. At times, we all need to talk to someone to get some wise advice, but some within the field itself argue that modern Psychology does far more damage than good, and it may even be the cause of many of the problems we face these days. One of these professionals is Dr. John Rosemond, whose credentials as a...

Duration:00:54:12

Questions & Comments: No Topic Off Limits!

7/20/2018
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Thank you for sending your questions and comments to us. Our Friday podcast has been our favorite part of the week. The topics and questions this week include: Are the walls of religious freedom in America crumbling just like Canada and Europe? The battle with occasional sin in the life of true believers Maslow & Rogers effect on the country regarding psychology and self-actualization ("full hearts and empty heads") paving the way for the New Age as well as the "cult of...

Duration:00:54:27

Freedom: It Can Be Taken or Surrendered

7/19/2018
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We value our freedoms as American citizens, especially the freedom of speech and religious expression. Knowing that the Bible is the basis of our nation's laws and morality, we also recognize without them we are no better than Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union. In our first segment today, we talk with Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Council to discuss President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, as well as new studies about the opioid crisis and significantly lower birth...

Duration:00:53:36