Keeping an Eye on Israel, Prophecy

As our nation continues to be distracted by media spin, alleged Russian collusion, politics, social issues, holidays, and the daily drama of the Stock Market, many are ignoring events in Israel and the Middle East that may be pointing to the continuing fulfillment of biblical prophecy. While it is currently in rebellion against God because of rejecting Jesus as Messiah, Israel is nonetheless very important to God and His final plans for this world are centered on Israel…and a lot is going on there that most are ignoring.

Pastor and bestselling author, Carl Gallups, a student and teacher of biblical prophecy, joins us to share details on interesting news many are ignoring about Israel.

In our final segment, you’ll never guess who Democrats and Humanists in Massachusetts are blaming for all the world’s problems from racism to climate change. We look at the continuing campaign to silence the Christian worldview in the public venue.

Questions, Comments, and Biblical Answers

Questions and comments from listeners today include:

  • Is it wrong that I don't tithe to my church but instead support Christians organizations and ministries that are spreading the gospel and equipping believers? My pastor said this is wrong, but my church is not making disciples.

  • Are Word Faith or prosperity preachers crooks for making promises that God will bless people financially if they give money to them?

  • As believers, can we sanctify ourselves?

  • I am a former Muslim and appreciate the grace you exhibit in reminding people not all Muslims are terrorists in waiting.

  • Listening from Alberta Canada, we attend a large church that is biblical and has good leadership. But groups are growing within our church following a lot of Bethel propaganda believing everyone should speak in tongues and prophesy. Some claim those who do not aren't filled with the Spirit. What can I say to my friends about this?

  • Regarding the Mark of the Beast, I have friends who claim that when a person allows an electric device to be installed, even a pacemaker or does electronic banking, it's wrong. Aren't they overreacting?

  • Is Hebrews 6 referring to those who were not saved to begin with or those who lost their salvation?

  • Israel is a free republic like America, but aren't the two nations spiritually "un-Christian" considering only a small remnant are true, converted believers in Jesus Christ?

  • Love the show on creation and evolution with Jay Seegert (December 5). Too many debates about creation focus on science rather than Scripture and end up veering away from the fact of a literal six-day creation and the age of the earth being thousands of years old, not millions.

Feelings and Opinions Vs Beliefs and Truth

Feelings and Opinions Vs Beliefs and Truth

Feelings, opinions, beliefs and truth are parts of the thought process that leads to our ultimate actions and behaviors. But the order in which they form our complex thought and subsequent action makes all the difference in the world. If we get them in the wrong order we can start down a slippery slope where our beliefs and actions contradict what God says in His Word, and nothing good will come out of that. But if we align them correctly according to the teachings of the Bible, we can lead a life of joy, victory in Christ, and the peace of God.

Dave Wager of Silver Birch Ranch and Nicolet Bible Institute joins us to discuss how to correctly line up these elements comprising our human thought process, and the dangers of incorrectly prioritizing them.

Did God Use Evolution as His Process of Creation?

The number of Christians who trust the authority of the Bible and are truly taking a stand for what they believe is rapidly decreasing. Many churches that were once stalwarts for the faith have slowly compromised, moving into obscurity, becoming either irrelevant, or in some cases actually hostile to the Bible. This doesn’t happen overnight, but rather through deception and sometimes subtle teachings that gradually erode their views on the authority and sufficiency of Scripture.

One of these slippery slopes is related to the origins account found in the book of Genesis. There’s a view that has been around for quite a long time, but has recently made a resurgence within evangelical circles. This is the idea that perhaps God didn’t actually do things as literally and simply stated in Genesis 1-2, but used more of a “natural” vs “supernatural” process (tenets of Darwinian evolution). Sadly, this is becoming increasingly popular not only in churches, but also in Christian seminaries, colleges and universities.

Jay Seegert of The Starting Point Project joins the program to discuss some unbiblical ideas being considered in some Christian circles.

Sexuality and The Church in America

There is no doubt we live in a sexually-charged society. God has given us clear definitions and teachings about sexual relations and gender, but society has brought confusion, and many people - young and old - are suffering the consequences. Homosexuality is practically accepted and promoted and young people especially, are facing depression and emptiness because they have become confused about their God-given gender.

God's Word gives us all the knowledge and instruction we need to correctly understand sexuality. It provides the answers to everyone's questions but for some reason, with our culture rapidly deteriorating and even sincere Christians facing sexual challenges, some believe that the church has been generally silent.

Are pastors responding to sexual challenges within the church and society? And if not, why? Daniel Weiss of Brushfires Foundation joins us to share the findings from a comprehensive study about if and how pastors and churches are meeting the challenges of church members and society regarding sexual questions and confusion.

Social Media Big Guns Silencing Christians

Satan is the perfect liar. He has mastered his art of deception over thousands of years and he can present something to us that looks “good” when in reality it is his instrument for enslaving us once man abuses it. In the final segments today, Mike and David look at how the Internet, presented in the 1990s as man’s gateway to knowledge and communication, is slowly becoming a system of intimidation against anyone who dares to live by or proclaim Christians values. Are we willingly walking into slavery through our obsession with social media?

In the first segment, Mike and David look at how radical leftists twist information and opinions to advance their godless agenda. Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Council joins us to discuss how the radical left is now blaming Christians for the crisis in adoption, when, in reality, we are a solution to the crisis.

ARTICLES

Will Twitter Really Censor Christians and Conservatives on Transgender Issues?

Depending on the severity of the offense, Twitter has reserved the right to ask you to remove the content in question and serve a period of time being banned (in ‘Twitter jail’) before being allowed to tweet again. They can also suspend your account.

Facebook has similar procedures which basically censor people who do not comply with politically correct standards. You can see how t his will be problematic for those of us who trust Jesus Christ and rely on the Bible for truth.

Naturally, Trans activists praise the policy change calling Twitter a more positive and safe place.

When the policy refers to “other content,” that’s quite a wide range of potential offenders. Also, notice they use the words “content that intends,” so now they’re in the business of proving people’s intent as well.

Defenders of truth and common sense such as Ben Shapiro said Twitter is fighting science and basic facts of human reproduction that are not subjective. He stated:

So Twitter is now banning people for stating the basic scientific fact that men are men and women are women, and that men cannot become women simply by thinking themselves so. Twitter vs. reality.

Twitter rationalized the rules change by explaining its research has shown “some groups of people are disproportionately targeted with abuse online.”

Google aims to Bury conservative media in search results

Dreading a repeat of President Donald Trump’s victory over his Democratic challenger for the White House in 2020, Google employees were exposed through internal documents debating whether they should bury conservative news outlets when Internet users utilized the company’s search engine.

“Let’s make sure that we reverse things in four years,” the engineer wrote two years ago after the presidential election  in a thread that included a Google vice president;

Devastated over 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss to Trump, internal Google discussions reveal that employees were so upset over the defeat that they discussed devising schemes to sabotage the conservative president’s chances of repeating his victory in 2020 for a second term.

Snowflakes alive, well – and protected – in Mississippi Delta

Twitter bans ‘deadnaming,’ ‘misgendering’ trans-identified persons as ‘hateful conduct’

Listener Comments and Questions

Listener Comments and Questions

Friday is your show! Mike and David cover questions and comments from our listeners. Here are some of the questions, comments, and topics that Stand Up for the Truth listeners want to discuss today:

  • Is the Bible clear on Christians tithing and giving?

  • Hyper-grace is becoming a cancer in the church

  • Andy Stanley, Rob Bell, Jim Wallis, and a few other heretics

  • Godless public school system

  • Weak, watered-down teachings in most modern American churches

When Adults Eat Baby Food

When Adults Eat Baby Food

How would you feel if friends invited you to their home for dinner and when you sat down to eat they served jars of Gerber's baby food? Would you feel awkward, embarrassed or maybe even offended? But too many churches today are practically doing this with God's Word! Let's look at this from God's perspective as written in the Book of Hebrews: God has given us great principles and depths of wisdom in His Word and believers are instructed to move on to maturity in Christ, so how might He feel when instead of getting to the solid "meat" of His Word we keep drinking milk or eating baby food?

Pastor Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio joins us this morning to look at some challenging and controversial verses in Hebrews 5 and 6. In our final segment this morning we look at a heart-breaking story of a six year old boy trapped in gender confusion because his mother insists he is actually a girl and dresses him that way, but when he visits his father he wants to dress like and be called a boy.

Is Israel Being Set Up for Invasion?

The Bible teaches that Israel will be invaded one day and many will lose their lives as Satan makes one final effort to discredit God's promises to His chosen people. Most of the world will probably support this invasion because they are being deceived into thinking Israel is the problem or even the evil bully while her neighboring Muslim nations are victims of Israeli "oppression."

Gary Kah of Hope for the World just returned from a trip to Israel, during which thousands of rockets were shot into Israel by the Palestinians and our secular media ignored it. Why is it when these attacks happen, all we ever see on the "news" is when Israel retaliates to protect itself? They show pictures of children caught up in the violence and try to convince us Israel wants to kill innocent women and children. We also talk with Gary about events around the world that point to a coming one world government---Globalism---and the sinister plans of Globalist Politicians in our own nation to undermine President Trump's Nationalist agenda.

Will America Experience Another Civil War?

Will America Experience Another Civil War?

In our final segments Mike and David cover a story of a Christian pastor who kicked a person dressed in drag out of his church in the middle of the service, and the backlash he is receiving on social media.

In our lead story, Mike and David look at the political polarization of America, which has never been greater. In the past both parties agreed on what needed to be done while sometimes disagreeing on how to implement the vision, but today the gulf of ideas between Conservative and Liberal values is so great many feel they are irreconcilable. Some believe we are headed toward another Civil War.

Mike and David look at an article by Selwyn Duke of "The American Thinker" that paints a grim picture, giving evidence and warning to a coming political Civil War that will change America permanently. If our nation is indeed headed to a Civil War between Conservative and Liberal ideas what will be the outcome and how will it affect Christianity in America?

Listener Questions & Comments

Listener Questions & Comments

Here are some of this week's questions and comments from Stand Up for the Truth listeners:

You guys always have great discussions with people from Ratio Christi - what a solid ministry.

How do we best understand the topic of the eternal security of true believers?

I was an atheist and many people planted seeds in me through the years. I don't think there is a 'one size fits all' method of evangelism. People are reached in different ways.

Regarding witnessing and the true conversion of young people such as college students, I think their faith often depends on discipleship and on what church they end up attending.

Loved your spirited discussion about praying for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after she fell. It is both right to pray for her to be saved or healed as well as to pray for God to remove her from her position of influence on SCOTUS.

Your show has helped me find a new passion for the Old Testament, thank you.

Serious Christians better understand that Liberalism is not only a cancer to our country but also to Christianity.

To claim you love God more than anything but then blatantly disobey his clear teachings on life, marriage, and gender cannot be reconciled.

The Illusion of Radical Liberalism

The Illusion of Radical Liberalism

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.

A Shift in Educational Priorities

The traditional purpose of education was to give children the basic skills they would need in life to grow into productive members of society, and able to earn a living. But we have seen a slow but dramatic shift in what education looks like over the past few decades. To some the focus now seems to be a sort of political indoctrination of our children, touting globalism and progressive ideals at the expense of teaching our children how to critically think and make their own decisions. This shift in priorities presents huge challenges for the future of our nation. When students only learn one side of an important argument how will they be equipped to deal with problems and opportunities that arise in a rational way? Dr. Duke Pesta and Katie Petrick of Freedom Project Media join us to discuss these challenges.

Growing Confusion, Fear and Violence

While God is a God of order, Satan is a master of deception, confusion and chaos. As our world continues to spin into confusion, it is apparent who is calling the shots: The accuser of the brethren, father of lies, and enemy of God. As Christians we should be able to see through the deception and fog, but too many believers seem to be spending less time in God's Word and more time with things of this world. As a result, our vision becomes blurred to the point we cannot perceive and discern deception from truth. One interesting phenomenon we are witnessing is a self-proclaimed (formerly) "Christian Nation" having more people abandon biblical Christianity while in restricted and Muslim dominated nations, the gospel is being proclaimed and people are coming to saving faith in Jesus Christ. Elijah Abraham of Living Oasis Ministries is a former Muslim and now a passionate born-again believer who travels the world equipping Christians and church leaders to share the gospel in the Muslim world. He joins us to discuss what he is witnessing in both American churches and those in heavily Muslim nations.

One World Religion and Liberal 'Christian' Contradictions

One World Religion and Liberal 'Christian' Contradictions

Today's guest is Don Veinot of Midwest Christian Outreach. He recently attended the Parliament of World religions and gives us an update including a bit of history on this unbiblical movement. The meeting in Toronto, Canada included a United Nations workshop espousing the view that our salvation (and the salvation of the earth) depends on man - on our ability to shed exclusion and embrace our "common oneness."

"This is an event which few Evengelicals pay attention to and will sneak up on them in the future, especially with their association to the UN." Don Veinot

Listener Comments & Questions Every Friday

Listener Comments & Questions Every Friday

Here are some of the topics and questions discussed today:

If we are no longer under that law, why do Christians teach that some parts of the law still apply while other parts do not apply?

What was Paul saying in Romans 14:23 when it states, "whatever is not from faith is sin?"

There are many aspects to taking one's own life, but what is the right way to view suicide?

…and more!