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Comments Discussed, Questions Answered

Today, Mike and David answer the questions and read the comments from you our listeners.  We discuss the sexual abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, the problem with Christian music blending with entertainment, and the problem with pursuing unity in the body of Christ at any cost – over doctrine and truth.

Here are the topics our listeners want to cover today:

Are you concerned about Hillsong and others that put out some decent music but have some very questionable theological statements and positions.

Where do you draw the line between worship and entertainment. Even Christian music and the church has been compromised lyrically. Is this a result of record labels in Nashville and also wanting to be like the world?

Why do most Catholics seem more loyal to that Church than they do the Word of God?

Is seems the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church is already quite vast as is the cover-up by church leaders, but since over 80% of young abuse victims are boys, the systemic problem seems to be homosexuality. Because of this, the media will not report the whole truth so do you think there will be true repentance and change in the RCC?

My friend thinks you guys are dividing the church instead of uniting Christians over issues of morality and doctrine. I think you guys have said it is wrong to elevate unity as more important than doctrine and truth.

Thank you for the show about public school teaching evolution as fact and how to equip our children with truth, Scripture, and science that affirms Scripture.

What are issues to divide or break fellowship over (within the Christian church) and which are ones we can respectfully agree to disagree on?

When we question the faith of fellow believers, aren’t we judging them? Doesn’t the Bible tell us not to judge?

You can connect with us a couple ways:  email your questions using the contact form below; or text the key word “SPEAK UP” to 90100.

 

Corruption, Cover-Up in the Roman Catholic Church

Listener Comments & Questions

Here are some of today’s Listener questions/comments:

  • How long will we in America elevate man’s teachings over God’s Word?

  • Those who don’t know Scripture well end up following people like Andy Stanley

  • Are some pastors really keeping their followers ignorant of deeper things of God’s word?

  • My husband and I are struggling with our church of 11 years whose leadership is committed to Bill Hybels and the Willow Creek Assoc. We’re divided on whether or not to leave. Any advice?

  • Catholics are hurting over the priests sexually abusing children, and many are hurting. This may be an opportunity to reach them with the true gospel.

  • The Roman Catholic Church’s extensive history of abuse, coverup, and hypocrisy.

  • Does social media play into anorexia and bulimia?

  • It is idiotic to want plastic surgery in order to look better in your selfies. What causes this warped thought process?

  • Can you explain the difference between a fornicator and an adulterer, in other words is lusting in the heart truly considered adultery?

  • There is a huge difference between “bashing the church” and confronting and exposing error.

  • Can you clarify Paul’s teaching in Romans 13 about submitting to governing authorities?

  • For those who say division is always wrong, how about the Reformation?

  • I’m a former Catholic and used to trust the church (institution) over God’s Word. Any advice on how to engage Catholics in discussions about Scripture and true doctrine?

SCRIPTURES

He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. 27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, 28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation. Hebrews 9:26-28

 Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.2 Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. 3 For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; 4 for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. 5 Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. 7 Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. Romans 13:1-7

Related article and podcast

In case you missed it: Corruption, Cover-Up in Catholic Church – how should Christians respond?

Yesterday’s show with John Loeffler: Destruction Disguised as Reform – podcast

Fighting for Those Caught in Sexual Lies of the Enemy

We start with a basic truth:  All humans are sinful and rebellious against God until the grace of God opens our eyes to our sin, leading us to confession, repentance and believing in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord of our lives.  If not for the grace of God, any one of us could be deceived into believing the lies we hear throughout our culture and even in the church. Many of us who have been enlightened and saved by faith will struggle with temptation and sin until the day we die.

Today we tackle the growing confusion regarding sex, gender, identity, and sin and what we can do to lead others to the truth of God and His Word.  For twenty years, Mike Levenhagen of Reclamation Resource Center has been dedicated to speaking the truth in love to those not only imprisoned to homosexual or gender-related lies, but also to those who struggle with heterosexual lust and adultery. Check out the podcast and hear Mike’s testimony.