President Trump

Listener's Show: Your Comments and Questions

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.

Will the Radical Tactics of the Left Backfire?

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?

Loeffler gives us his take on a National Review article by Victor David Hanson, who articulately argues that the Kavanaugh circus proves America, led by the progressive left, has finally entered the alien dimension of George Orwell’s “1984.” Hanson cites today’s “newsspeak” and “doublespeak” including the abandonment of presumption of innocence, statutes of limitations, the need for evidence, details, testimony, and the rights of the accused. One conclusion is America has descended into “the socialist totalitarian hell Orwell warned us about long ago.”

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?

Questions, Comments, Criticisms: Listener’s Show!

It’s the Listeners Show where Mike and David tackle your questions and comments from this week (… and a few weeks prior that we could not fit in). Here are some of the questions and comments from today’s program.

  • Is it a sin to not have children if there’s a serious risk of birth defects?

  • What are “biblical conjunctives”?

  • Legalism in the church

  • I disagree with you on prosperity and healing

  • Christians should not support President Trump

  • Why aren’t more believers equipped to disciple and do ministry?

  • Why do you have guests on your show who are Calvinists, then have other guests who are anti-Calvinists?

  • My pastor says all you guys do is bash the church, but he can’t give me specific examples

  • Should a large church cater to new visitors, particularly in its Sunday sermons?

  • Shouldn’t Charles Stanley refute the heresy that his son Andy Stanley is teaching?

  • Our church brought in a consultant who helped set up a “Leadership Model” following the Willow Creek example to carry out the pastor’s vision. Sadly, we are leaving this church immediately.

  • Why aren’t more believers equipped to disciple and do ministry?

QUESTIONS: Spiritual Gifts, Obstructing Trump, Gender Confusion, Social Justice, more!

So many comments and questions and comments and so little time! Every Friday, we talk about what our listeners want to talk about – and we love it. It’s great to know what’s on your heart. We do our best to discern truth from error and apply the wisdom available to us from God to current events and cultural debates. Here are some of the topics you want to discuss this week:

  • Church discipline, globalism, social justice

  • How far will the left go to obstruct Trump and his Supreme Court nomination?

  • Is God still sparing America to a degree?

  • Are Catholics who claim to be pro-life and vote Democrat being hypocritical?

  • Normalizing transgender individuals, gender confusion

  • How can new believers grow up and mature in the grace and knowledge of Christ?

  • Has liberalism become mainstream in many churches?

  • What caused regional church division in 2010 when Jim Wallis spoke at Lifest on the main stage?

  • Is there one deception you think is the most dangerous?

 

PLUS…

Compliments on our recent podcast with Pastor Mike Abendroth about ‘hate speech’ today

Did Maxine Waters really say that?

Why don’t we hear much about the ‘Emergent Church’ anymore?

A Marxist, really? More on Jim Wallis

Who is Jazz Jennings and why are Christian parents concerned?

Social Justice History of Public Schools leads to Radical New Sex Ed

Where do we even start? For decades, the national education system has been hijacked as social justice themes permeate what is being taught to children under the guise of health, growth, history, and socialization. At younger and younger ages, kids are learning about progressive ideas including inappropriate sexual content and the total eradication of the Christian worldview (biblical morality) from public school curriculum. 

Don’t believe me? Today we have an expert on the subject, Dr. Duke Pesta of Freedom Projectand the Dr. Duke Show. Pesta is an educator, writer, and commentator who helped lead the fight to raise awareness about the dangers of Common Core ‘State Standards’ several years ago. His concerns fell on many deaf ears but today, you will see how he was proven right. The system as a whole is beyond redemption and parents must decide how their children will be educated.

Reports have been done. Whistles have been blown. Information has been available that has been rightly critical of the NEA, but the problem is too many parents are either misinformed or they are too busy to do anything about the state of public schools today. And even fewer seem concerned about the unbiblical sexual ethics being shoved down kids throats. Duke Pesta has a few solutions, but we cannot introduce them until we address a few of the major problems with the system today and why you should care. Please share today’s podcast and help raise awareness!

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2

ARTICLES

WISCONSIN SCHOOLS APPROVE RADICAL SEX-ED FOR K-5

The Neenah School Board in Wisconsin voted this week to approve a highly controversial sexual-education curriculum that begins introducing gender ideology, sexually transmitted diseases, homosexual parents and other topics — in Kindergarten. The indoctrination gets progressively more extreme with each year of elementary school.

Known as the “Human Growth and Development” curriculum, the materials include images of naked adults and children that critics have described as pornographic. The controversial program also seeks to blur or eliminate gender distinctions while normalizing homosexuality, transgenderism, confusion, and more.

SIX HOMESCHOOL MYTHS DISPELLED – BY SAM SORBO

As a homeschooling mom and advocate, as well as a radio host, I’ve been challenged to answer many questions about homeschooling. Most of these conversations were instigated by myths about the homeschool movement. Home education challenges the status quo, and that generates fear. Some like to label homeschoolers as weirdos, reclusive, and even proud elitists, but this is a serious misunderstanding. Homeschooling parents have good reasons for choosing to educate their own children.

…There’s another hidden benefit to homeschooling that’s built into the very design God intended for the family. When parents teach their children, the parents learn and grow too. The process of teaching helps parents develop greater patience, self-discipline, organizational skills, and it provides relationship-building opportunities. Consider the precious moments and memories parents would miss if their children were in a classroom rather than at home.

Homeschooling can provide a better education with customization at an individualized pace and level for each child, as well as an environment more conducive to spiritual, emotional, and social growth. Also, parents learn and flourish from dedicating themselves to their children’s future. Finally, the reinforced relationship between child and parent is the ultimate prize: a lifelong bond.

Culture Collapse: the Dismantling of Truth & Church

When God is abandoned, truth ignored, and moral relativism accepted, any culture or society suffers as a result. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s happening in America. There are many factors involved including the falling away from traditional biblical doctrines and the past silence of Christians, but what we are seeing today is open rebellion against God as Creator and against the lordship of Jesus Christ. 

Rather than being part of the solution to our nation’s growing immorality, American Christianity has often been part of the problem! Rather than being separate from the pattern of this world, too many professing believers have conformed to culture and then end up justifying their actions and lifestyles. Many have failed to build a solid foundation on Truth, and the end result is compromise or deception. Is the true Gospel preached and understood in your local church or are essential elements missing in action? This is the heart of the issue.

We’re blessed to have Eric Barger of Take a Stand Ministries back on the program today. He is one of many authors included in a brand new book, Deceivers: Exposing Evil Seducers & Their Last Days Deception.

We cover much SO much ground today as we catch up with Eric. We touch on the unprecedented level of media bias, political correctness, and hatred toward President Trump; the LGBTQ agenda advancing full speed ahead, and how well-meaning Christians have practically embraced false teachings.

From the Emergent Church and men (wolves) whose teachings we should avoid, to the sugary sweet preaching we often hear in many American churches, we discuss the importance of context, doctrine, and the lack of depth in the evangelical church today.

Eric Barger says the new evangelicals “have replaced salt with syrup,” adding: “Make no mistake; the postmodern penchant to hear only what they want and to reject the breadth of doctrine may sound sweet to their ears but results in spiritual sickness with incalculable costs.”

More from Eric: the New, Truly Confused Evangelicals, video – “What Do We Do Now?”

SCRIPTURES

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,7 having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.9 For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority. Colossians 2:6-10

Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints. 4 For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. Jude 1:3-4

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2

ARTICLES

Transgender Role Model, Jazz Jennings: Normalizing An Unnatural Ideology

Robert DeNiro Says ‘F— Trump,’ Gets Standing Ovation from Hollywood

Peter Fonda: ‘Put Barron Trump in a Cage with Pedophiles’ 

Andy Stanley’s Twisted View of Scripture – Eric Barger video

The Damage and Influence of the Progressive ‘Emergent Church’

But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Tim. 3:13-17


Is There Really a Shadow Government in Our Nation?

There will always be conspiracy theories.  Back in the 1960s there was talk of a “shadow government” that really set the agenda and pulled the strings of government officials, doing the bidding of power hungry globalists.  Those theories were widely dismissed.

But is the ‘Shadow Government” a reality, and if so, what would it mean for Christians in America?  Could it threaten our freedom to worship God and share His Word?  Could it one day force us to worship government instead of God, like in Marxist nations?

Author and Pastor Carl Gallups joins us to share his research and thoughts.  We also discuss the historic Summit where President Trump met with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Plus, we touch on the strange journey of Pastor Andy Stanley, who has said increasingly provocative things about the Bible over the past couple years. Has Stanley left the camp of solid Evangelical Christianity?

On the Brink of Cataclysmic Change?

You would be hard pressed to remember a time when world leaders faced such a series of important decisions that could lead to world wide war or calamity. Here are just a few things to consider: increased attacks against Israel by Hamas, an Iranian regime developing nuclear weapons; Russia is entrenched in Syria with an eye on Israel; Islam is sweeping across Europe and Asia; and Western nations are arguing about trade and tariffs which could lead to economic turmoil.

All of this is set against the background of Bible prophecy and is happening at a time when the ‘professing’ Christian Church in America and Europe seems to be floundering due in part to apathy, heresy, and an ecumenical movement that puts unity and peace above truth.

This week, a crucial summit is taking place between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un spurred on by the president’s tough rhetoric against North Korea. Without God’s word as our anchor of hope, we could easily get depressed. But His word is truth and His promises everlasting.  Gary Kah of Hope For the World has studied and written about the coming one world government and religion, and joins us to put all this into proper context and perspective.

Prosperity Preachers, the Pope, Women Pastors, and More! Q&A Friday

On Fridays, Mike and David talk about whatever is on your heart and mind.  This week as always, we answer as many listener questions and comments as we can regarding:

  • Using Romans 7 as an excuse to go on sinning

  • Is the Pope causing some Catholics to question their own teachings?

  • Should women be allowed to be pastors?

  • Are all prosperity preachers ‘charlatans’?

  • A youth group leader concerned that kids in church bristle when they hear the word “sin”

  • Creflo Dollar or Todd Friel: whose doctrine is biblically sound?

  • A woman learned her husband had an affair: should she forgive and stay in the marriage?

  • Is tithing a requirement in the Christian church?

  • Jesse Duplantis and the “Word of Faith” movement.

 

REFERENCED

Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are clean, but they are evil for the man who eats and gives offense. 21 It is good not to eat meat or to drink wine, or to do anything by which your brother stumbles. 22 The faith which you have, have as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. 23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin. Romans 14:20-23

“For thus says the Lord, ‘When seventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My good word to you, to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’ Jeremiah 29:10-14

“Lord, make me to know my end
And what is the extent of my days;
Let me know how transient I am.
5 “Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths,
And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight;
Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah.
6 “Surely every man walks about as a phantom;
Surely they make an uproar for nothing;
He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them. 7 “And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You. Psalm 39:4-6