Weekly Watchman for 09/08/2017

The Islamic Dilemma

The Bible is clear that as dedicated Christians we are to love all men, even our enemies, and share the gospel of eternal hope with them, including the forgiveness of sin, repentance, and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ alone. But this is easier to do with some people than others. It may be easier to reach out to groups like Mormons, Buddhists or atheists because there is little fear of retaliation. Some Muslims, on the other hand, can pose quite the challenge.

While the majority of Muslims are not radical jihadists and want to live in peace, there is a growing minority being trained to kill Christians and Jews and destroy our way of life. So when we approach Muslims with the gospel how do we set aside our fears and see them as God sees them – made in His image but in need of salvation through Jesus?

Elijah Abraham is a former Muslim and now a committed disciple of Jesus Christ who travels the world training pastors and equipping churches to reach Muslims with the gospel. On today’s program, we discuss the growth and threat of Muslim terrorism and how this should not discourage us to love Muslims and share the gospel with them.

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Your Questions and Comments

Today we answer your questions and read your comments, including:

The Alpha Course
Potential for a large scale spiritual revival in our nation
The difficulties of leaving a false religion with family.
Racism in America
How progressives view Conservative Christians.

We also check in with Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action to discuss the cultural and spiritual issues facing Wisconsin families. We also discuss president Trump’s decision on DACA–The so-called “Dreamer Program” and what is next for our nation regarding legal and illegal immigration.

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How Serious is the North Korea Threat?

Last weekend, North Korea successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.  Already possessing nukes and threatening to use them against the U.S., the fact they now have hydrogen bombs raises the stakes dramatically for two reasons:  First, hydrogen bombs are far more powerful than simple nuclear weapons, and second, a hydrogen bomb is much more plausible for what might be a worst nightmare for our nation.  Some suggest an electronic magnetic pulse bomb (EMP) could wipe out every computer and electronic capability of our nation for up to a full year. If that happens, government experts predict the casualty rate could be as high as 90% in our nation and it would practically eliminate America as a world power.

This morning we discuss the threat and ask how Christians should respond in the face of potential tragedy.

In our first segment today, we check in with Counter Culture Mom, Tina Marie Griffin, to discuss dangers in media for our children, practical alternatives for parents, and a big event coming up in a few weeks for women.

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A Complicated Relationship

The relationship between the U.S. and Israel has historically been strong. Over the past decade or so however, it has grown more complicated as U.S Presidents have supported recognition of a Palestinian State by calling on Israel to give up some of its lands in exchange for peace.

Another relationship has grown more complicated as well, that between the Christian Church and Israel, as many progressive Christians are calling for a boycott of Israel to protest what it calls “oppression” of Palestinians – the very same Palestinians who call for the destruction of Israel and the death of all Jews. Now, the plot thickens even more in complexity with a ruling by the Jewish Sanhedrin outlawing the marriage of Messianic Jews in Israel. How will this affect the way Christians view Israel in these perilous times?

Author and Pastor Carl Gallups, an expert on prophecy and modern day Israel, joins us to discuss this breaking news as we dissect it in context of God’s Word.

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