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The Dividing Line Webcast: White Supremacy, MLK Jr.’s Theology, Imputed Guilt by Race, Kyle Howard, Racialism

Spent the first hour going over developments over the past few days, including discussions of the Washington Rally with the National Council of Churches, the MLK50 Conference, Martin Luther King’s own professed theology, Thabiti Anyabwile’s imputation of guilt to our grandparents, and finally Kyle J. Howard’s public statement that he would not feel “safe” meeting with me alone “as a black man.” Then we opened the phones with all sorts of calls—none of which were on the topic of the first hour!

Weekly Watchman for 04/06/2018

Finding the Right Church, and Other Great Topics!

If your church has been veering away from traditional biblical doctrines and teachings, and you feel led to consider another church, what questions should you ask those pastors before becoming a member?

This is one of the questions one of our listeners posed this week. Other questions include:

Is God capable of hatred?
How can I defend hyper-feminism and the increasing demonization of men?
Are Christians required to tithe?
Our son’s youth pastor advised the kids to abstain from sex, but if they choose not to, they should take precautions. What?!
Can a person be “trapped” or born in the wrong body?
How do we refute the arguments of those who believe gender is fluid and can be (“assigned”) chosen?
What if my pastor doesn’t teach the Old Testament or prophecy?

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Christian Alternatives to Public Education

It is pretty clear what Christian parents can expect if they send their children to government-run schools. Whatever basic Christian worldview their children have will be challenged and probably mocked, that is, if other kids find out they’re Christians. There’s also a very good chance that by the time they head off to college their children will want nothing to do with the Christian faith.

There are alternatives. Why send your children to reputable Christian schools or take a step of faith and homeschool? But many parents are intimidated by what they perceive to be a tremendous commitment of time or money needed for homeschooling their children.

We discuss a new Christian Home School Organization to offer assistance to parents who choose to home school their children. We talk with Andrew Pudewa, director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing, who is very involved in the advancement of quality homeschooling. He will be speaking at the Wisconsin Homeschool conference April 20-21 in Milwaukee.

In our first segment, we check in with Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Council to discuss the recent election of a liberal Wisconsin Supreme Court justice. We also address disturbing trends we see in government, as well as a dangerous ordinance in Milwaukee that will prevent Christian churches and counselors from helping young people who are confused about their sexuality or gender identification.

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The Cesspool of American Pop Culture

In previous generations, children could just enjoy being young and relatively carefree. They were able to actually go outside and play and put off until later the responsibilities and pressures of adulthood. But today’s children have not only become addicted to social media, but also political pawns of the left, helping advance the culture of sin and depravity. Hollywood and government schools are submerging young minds into a world view that directly opposes God and His Word.  In the coming years, as this younger generation becomes adults and leaders in society, we will see the damage that was done.

Tina Griffin, Counter Culture Mom, joins us to expose some of he darkness and look at ways parents can be educated about pop culture and protect our children from a world looking to destroy them spiritually.

And in our final segments, we address the continued censoring of Christian messages on Facebook, and a report of a child being sexually assaulted in a bathroom of a Target Department Store.  Target was one of the first department store chains to allow people to go into the bathroom or changing room of their choice, depending on what gender they “felt like” on any particular day.  Are these stories being covered up at the risk of our children being sexually manipulated and attacked?

Daily podcast, relevant articles on issues pertaining to Christians and more can be found on Stand Up For The Truth.

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Living in Prophetic Times

Why don’t we talk about prophecy more than we do? Nearly one third of the Bible is prophecy. Today’s guest says we are living in the most prophetic times since Jesus Christ Himself lived on earth. Things seem to be falling into place as the world rushes toward a one world government and evil continues to grow, God, His Word, and His people are hated more and more each day.

What are some of the specific biblical prophesies we might be witnessing in our life times? And what does the Bible teach about Elohim and the Nephilim in the Old Testament? Pastor and best-selling author, Carl Gallups joins us to discuss his latest book, Gods and Thrones.

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Confronting the Destructive Lies of Transgenderism with Truth and Compassion

The times in which we live as disciples of Jesus Christ grow more and more bizarre just as the Bible told us they would. Ten years ago, which of us would have ever thought a defining issue in society and even in some churches would be whether God really made humans male or female?

But we are witnessing a growing number of people, including professing Christians wondering if gender might be fluid. How do we respond to this crisis about identity? The Bible teaches us to speak the truth with love and compassion for the lost. But how do we respond when no matter how compassionate and loving we are, some react with accusations of bigotry?

Dr. Ryan Anderson wrote a groundbreaking book on the subject titled When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement. He joins us to help us understand this groundbreaking issue and how Christians should respond.

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Wretched Radio 04/05/2018

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•Marijuana hurts brains. No surprise here.
•Someone is trying to make Christian privilege a thing
•John MacArthur and Ken Ham may have a disagreement
•Feminist lesbian rewritings of classic novels
•Jesse Jackson is boycotting. Should we?
•Art Azurdia brings some conviction
•You are sent into the world. Are you going?
•Love for immigrants does not equal lax enforcement of lawsDownload Now (right click and save)

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Wretched: Irving, the agnostic former Presbyterian

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– Episode 2262 –

Irving, the agnostic former Presbyterian

Segment 1 (00:00) – Questioning if God is just

Segment 2 (07:26) – “I don’t think you are wrong, I don’t think I’m right, I don’t know.”

Segment 3 (18:08) – The gospel according to Isaac, the gospel in Genesis

Wretched Surprise! (27:14) – Bible Verse, Philippians 4:9

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Wretched Radio 04/03/2018

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•By request: George Street; corrected and updated
•Is youthful zeal an accurate indicator for faith?
•How to help your kids see that Church is valuable
•Minced oaths, peanut allergies, and boycotts make for a long tangent
•Dennis Prager thinks the 10 commandments can save America
•Is capital punishment moral?Download Now (right click and save)

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Wretched Radio 04/02/2018

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•Todd saw the Paul movie and has one quibble
•Paul and Moses’s hearts for the Israelites
•Get your John MacArthur Study Bible
•Getting closer to completing the new Hermeneutics product
•Forgiveness for the many types of mockers on Good Friday
•Cheetah videos and the dominion of Man
•Ethnic diversity throughout the BibleDownload Now (right click and save)

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Handel’s Messiah (Music Video with Background Story)

Messiah (1741) is unique in Handel’s output, not because its music is his greatest but because of the way in which the messianic theme from prophecy to fulfillment is given continuity in music of utmost appropriateness. No major work in any category has enjoyed such continuous and widespread popularity over so long a period of time. In addition, it was composed in a remarkably short time-about three weeks. Handel repeatedly presented it during the rest of his life, making numerous revisions and alterations.[1]


Frideric Handel

Composer of Messiah

“He [Handel] would frequently declare the pleasure he felt in setting the Scriptures to music, and how contemplating the many sublime passages in the Psalms had contributed to his edification.”

—Sir John Hawkins

By 1741 George Frideric Handel was a failure. Bankrupted, in great physical pain, and the victim of plots to sabotage his career, the once-great opera composer scheduled a “farewell” appearance in London in April. To the London elite, it looked like this “German nincompoop,” as he was once called, was through. That summer, however, he composed Messiah, which not only brought him back into the spotlight, but is still deemed by some to be “an epitome of Christian faith.”

Opposition begins

Unlike Handel’s fellow countryman and contemporary Johann Bach (the two were born the same year but never met), Handel never had a musical family. George’s father was a practical “surgeon-barber” who discouraged his son’s musical career at every turn. His son was to be a lawyer. Indeed, George studied law until 1703, even though his father (who finally allowed his son to take music lessons at age 9) died when he was 11. By age 12, Handel was substituting for his organ teacher and had written his first composition.

After musical studies in Germany and Italy, Handel moved to England, where he stayed for the rest of his life and became a composer for the Chapel Royal. His greatest passion was for the opera—an ill-timed passion, for the form was quickly falling out of fashion in England. The most popular work was the 1728 Beggar’s Opera, which satirized the form itself. Still, Handel continued to pen operas into the 1740s, losing more and more money.

Handel’s friends expressed concern that the concert hall was nearly empty. Never mind, he joked, an empty venue would mean great acoustics.

He didn’t joke for long. In 1737 Handel’s opera company went bankrupt, and he suffered what seems to be a mild stroke. But to make matters worse, his latest musical fascination—the oratorio (a composition for orchestra and voices telling a sacred story without costumes, scenery, or dramatic action)—was his most controversial yet. His first oratorio (actually, the first of its kind in English), Esther, was met with outrage by the church. A Bible story was being told by “common mummers,” and even worse, the words of God were being spoken in the theater!

“What are we coming to when the will of Satan is imposed upon us in this fashion?” cried one minister. The bishop of London apparently agreed and prohibited the oratorio from being performed. When Handel proceeded anyway, and the royal family attended, it was met with success—but the church was still angry.

In 1739 advertisements for Israel in Egypt were torn down by devout Christians, who also disrupted its performances. All of this angered the devoutly Lutheran Handel. As his friend Sir John Hawkins commented, “Throughout his life, [he] manifested a deep sense of religion. In conversation he would frequently declare the pleasure he felt in setting the Scriptures to music, and how contemplating the many sublime passages in the Psalms had contributed to his edification.”

Though irritated—and Handel was often irritated, earning a reputation for prolific cursing in five languages—he dismissed the Puritans’ concerns. “I have read my Bible very well,” he said, “and will choose for myself.” In fact, Handel maintained that he knew the Bible as well as any bishop. Financially, however, it did him little good. Once the composer for royalty, he was now threatened with debtor’s prison.

Delivered by Messiah

Deeply depressed, Handel was visited by his friend Charles Jennens. The wealthy, devout Anglican had written a libretto about the life of Christ and the work of redemption, with the text completely taken from the Bible. A fussy perfectionist, Jennens had written it to challenge the deists who denied the divinity of Jesus. Would Handel compose the music for it? he asked. Handel answered that he would, and estimated its completion in a year.

Soon thereafter, a group of Dublin charities approached Handel to compose a work for a benefit performance. The money raised would help free men from debtor’s prison, and Handel would receive a generous commission. Now with a text and a motivation, Handel began composing Messiah on August 22, 1741. Within six days, Part One was finished. In nine more, Part Two. Six more and Part Three was done. It took him only an additional two days to finish the orchestration. Handel composed like a man obsessed. He rarely left his room and rarely touched his meals. But in 24 days he had composed 260 pages—an immense physical feat.

When he finished writing what would become known as the Hallelujah Chorus, he said, “I did think I did see all Heaven before me, and the great God himself.”

Though the performance of the piece again caused controversy (Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels and then the dean of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, was outraged and initially refused to allow his musicians to participate), the premiere on April 13, 1742, at the Fishamble Street Musick Hall was a sensation. An overcapacity crowd of 700 people attended, raising 400 pounds to release 142 men from prison. (The demand for tickets was so great that men were asked not to wear their swords and women asked not to wear hoops in their skirts, allowing 100 extra people into the audience. Such hoops immediately fell out of fashion for concerts.)

Still it took nearly a year for Messiah to be invited to London. Religious controversy surrounded it there, too, and Handel compromised a bit by dropping the “blasphemous” title from handbills. It was instead called “A New Sacred Oratorio.” But the controversy wasn’t strong enough to keep away the king, who stood instantly at the opening notes of the Hallelujah Chorus—(though some historians have suggested it was because he was partially deaf and mistook it for the national anthem) a tradition ever since.

Though it had met rave reviews in Dublin (“the most finished piece of music”), it was not very popular in London after its premiere. By 1745 Handel was again playing to empty houses and nearing poverty. Not until his oratorio Judas Maccabeus, which was misunderstood by the English as a veiled nationalistic anthem, did Handel (and with him Messiah) reach the pinnacle of his career.

Until his death, Handel conducted 30 performances of Messiah (none at Christmas time, for Handel deemed it a Lenten piece), only one of which was in a church, Bristol Cathedral. In that audience sat John Wesley. “I doubt if that congregation was ever so serious at a sermon as they were during this performance,” he remarked.

Handel died on the day before Easter 1759, hoping to “meet his good God, his sweet Lord and Savior, on the day of his Resurrection.” A close friend remarked, “He died as he lived—a good Christian, with a true sense of his duty to God and to man, and in perfect charity with all the world.”[2]


[1] MacMillan, J. B. (1992). Handel, George Frideric. In J. D. Douglas & P. W. Comfort (Eds.), Who’s Who in Christian history (p. 302). Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House.

[2] Galli, M., & Olsen, T. (2000). Introduction. In 131 Christians everyone should know (pp. 112–114). Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers.

Weekly Watchman for 03/30/2018

Questions, Comments, & Good Friday Reading

It’s Good Friday, the day we as Christians remember the painful sacrifice of Jesus, the Son of God for our sins. He has given His life and asks so little in return, yet we continue to fail Him every day. But on the cross Jesus declared, “It is finished!” Then He released His spirit. The cross was the goal from the very beginning and His high priestly work was completed: mission accomplished! Our Savior and Lord overcame death and defeated theaIt’s Good Friday, the day we as Christians remember the painful sacrifice of Jesus, the Son of God for our sins. He has given His life and asks so little in return, yet we continue to fail Him every day. But on the cross Jesus declared, “It is finished!” Then He released His spirit.

The cross was the goal from the very beginning and His high priestly work was completed: mission accomplished! Our Savior and Lord overcame death and defeated the grave that we too might live forever with Him. Remember Him during this weekend in history. Hallelujah! Christ the Lord has risen!

Fridays are also the days when we answer your questions and read your comments on any topic. This week’s discussions include:

The role of women in the church.
Should we give up on politics?
Lordship Salvation.
The “Slayed in the Spirit” controversy in charismatic Christianity.
Are Christians dishonoring God by going to church on Sunday instead of the true “Sabbath”? grave that we too might live forever with Him. Remember Him during this weekend in history. Hallelujah! Christ the Lord has risen!

Fridays are also the days when we answer your questions and read your comments on any topic. This week’s discussions include:

The role of women in the church.
Should we give up on politics?
Lordship Salvation.
The “Slayed in the Spirit” controversy in charismatic Christianity.
Are Christians dishonoring God by going to church on Sunday instead of the true “Sabbath”?

Text “truth” to 797979 with your question or comment, or use the form below. Scriptures referred to:

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3

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The Next Time We are Tempted to Complain…

Yesterday with Dave Wager, we talked about how the inconveniences and minor irritants of our lives can easily become “suffering” to us. Today, we look at Christians who are really suffering for the sake of Jesus Christ.

Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs joins us to discuss how Christians around the world are being imprisoned, beaten and even killed for their faith in Jesus Christ. And we look at the new movie Tortured for Christ along with the brand new book Wurmbrand: the stories of the lives of Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand.

Todd shares some amazing stories from a recent trip to Romania where he visited the actual prison Richard and Sebina Wurmbrand were held. Richard was there 14 years.

In our final segment, we share a perspective from conservative columnist Ben Shapiro about a vicious cycle: Politicians make promises, we elect them based on those promises, they break their promises, and we keep reelecting them – a sort of political insanity.

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Evidence, History Supports Jesus’ Resurrection

He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. Luke 24:44-48

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A Matter of Perspective

How we look at things is so important. We have our human perspectives; God has truth. If we insist on our perspective as better than His truth we are in deep trouble.

Troubles and suffering are a part of life. But more and more we are being told we should lead a life free of stress or suffering. But that directly contradicts the truth of God’s Word. And today’s parents seem focused on making sure their children are never in a position where they could suffer in any way, shape of form. But are we helping our children when we hover and over protect them? or setting them up for a life of unrealistic expectations leading to misery and depression?

Dave Wager of Nicolet Bible Institute joins us this morning.

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Committed Evangelists or Cheesy Salesmen?

As true born-again believers, we are committed to the Bible as the eternally true and sufficient, inspired Word of God. Committed believers in Christ all claim this, but do we truly believe it or are we just parroting what others say because that is just what Christian say?

Can we give a convincing defense for our faith in God’s Word? Because the world sees it with extreme skepticism and they will poke and prod, testing our commitment to the Lord and the Bible. And if they can poke holes in our defenses, they can discredit our witness to the gospel of salvation.

God can save anyone; but we as Christians have been commanded to share the gospel and make disciples. In order to do this effectively, it helps to cultivate a strong, foundation and unshakable faith in God and His Word.

Jay Seegert of The Starting Point Project joins us to help us answer this question: “How can we know that the Bible is the inspired Word of God?”

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Teaching Our Children to be Moral and Responsible

Teaching our children to be moral people and take personal responsibility for their beliefs and actions used to be a foundation of education in our nation. But since the 1960s we have practically abandoned what the Bible teaches us about discipline in the raising and educating of our children. Americans turned the responsibility over to the federal government, and we wonder why our children lack common sense, respect, and personal responsibility for their actions.

Our guest this morning, John Rosemond, tried doing things the world’s way. He is a licensed Psychologist who now speaks about the dangers of Psychology, and how we are raising our children to be self-worshipers and in essence, raising them with an “emphasized esteem for the almighty self.”

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Wretched Radio 03/29/2018

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•Good Christian movies in the theaters
•The strange travels of the Biggest Question DVD
•Are there apostles today?
•How to deal with scandals
•Bill Hybels, Sovereign Grace, and Frank Page. How do we respond?
•Don’t miss the main point this EasterDownload Now (right click and save)

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Wretched Radio 03/27/2018

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•How you can win a copy of the 20th anniversary MacArthur Study Bible
•Baptism testimonies that evidence good teaching
•Nathan Busenitz shows that Evangelicals and the Church Fathers agree
•We get to hear from Mike Fabarez soon
•Francis Chan warns against criticizing the “Lord’s anointed”. He’s half right
•12 reasons why the Christian America view is dangerous
•A 20 point test to see if you are a hereticDownload Now (right click and save)

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03/20/2018 Wretched Radio

•Paul Washer has another gut punch
•God makes the rules for His house
•Evangelicals have turned their churches into harlots
•Handel and how music communicates higher thoughts
•Why do Christians make a bigger deal of Christmas than Easter?
•Abortion support by denomination
•Get ready for a new resource about Christian Liberty
•California requires pro-life centers to promote abortion
•Joy Behar apologizes and Roma Downey is selling positivityDownload Now (right click and save)

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Listen To These Timeless Christmas Poems, Essays, And Speeches

On this special edition of The Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech, publisher of the Federalist, reads some of the most well-known writings of the Christmas season, as well a several lesser known poems and speeches from our country’s past.

“Hark! Laughter like a lion wakes
To roar to the resounding plain.
And the whole heaven shouts and shakes,
For God Himself is born again,
And we are little children walking
Through the snow and rain.”
-G.K. Chesterton

Listen to Christmas addresses from Churchill, Reagan, and Coolidge, as well as classic poems and essays from Chesterton, Dickens, Bohoeffer, R. C. Sproul and more.

Listen and subscribe here: http://thefederalist.com/2017/12/22/listen-timeless-christmas-poems-essays-speeches/

Seminar — True Betrayal: Overcoming the Betrayal of Your Spouse’s Sexual Sin (Podcasts)

Below are presentations from a live event for “True Betrayal: Overcoming the Betrayal of Your Spouse’s Sexual Sin. For the various counseling options available from this material visit http://www.summitrdu.com/counseling.

  • The True Betrayal seminar is also available in video format.

The complementing study “False Love: Overcoming Sexual Sin from Pornography to Adultery” is also available in a video and podcast format.


If you know a marriage affected by infidelity or pornography, download this resource.
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NOTE: Many people have asked how they can get a copy of the seminar notebook referenced in this verbal presentation. You can request a copy from Summit’s admin over counseling at counseling@summitrdu.com (please note this is an administrative account; no individual or family counsel is provided through e-mail).

STEP 1.
PREPARE yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually to face your suffering.

https://player.pippa.io/g4-addiction/episodes/true-betrayal-step-1?theme=white

STEP 2.
ACKNOWLEDGE the specific history and realness of my suffering.

https://player.pippa.io/g4-addiction/episodes/true-betrayal-step-2?theme=white

STEP 3.
UNDERSTAND the impact of my suffering.

https://player.pippa.io/g4-addiction/episodes/true-betrayal-step-3?theme=white

STEP 4.
LEARN MY SUFFERING STORY which I used to make sense of my experience.

https://player.pippa.io/g4-addiction/episodes/true-betrayal-step-4?theme=white

STEP 5.
MOURN the wrongness of what happened and receive God’s comfort.

https://player.pippa.io/g4-addiction/episodes/true-betrayal-step-5?theme=white

STEP 6.
LEARN MY GOSPEL STORY by which God gives meaning to my experience.

https://player.pippa.io/g4-addiction/episodes/true-betrayal-step-6?theme=white

STEP 7.
IDENTIFY GOALS that allow me to combat the impact of my suffering.

https://player.pippa.io/g4-addiction/episodes/true-betrayal-step-7?theme=white

STEP 8.
PERSEVERE in the new life and identity to which God has called me.

https://player.pippa.io/g4-addiction/episodes/true-betrayal-step-8?theme=white

STEP 9.
STEWARD all of my life for God’s glory.

https://player.pippa.io/g4-addiction/episodes/true-betrayal-step-9?theme=white

If this post was beneficial for you, then consider reading other blogs from my “Favorite Posts on Adultery” or “Favorite Posts on Pornography” post which address other facets of these subjects.

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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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The New, Truly Confused Evangelicals – Eric Barger

The Truly Confused Evangelicals – Eric Barger – Part 1

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The Truly Confused Evangelicals – Eric Barger – Part 2

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The Truly Confused Evangelicals – Eric Barger – Part 3

Too often believers reject unfavorable news about pastors or teachers they are personally endeared to. Instead of consumers reevaluating their positions and coming to grips with biblically-based data, a continued blind acceptance of error is often the result.

Illustrating with a clip excerpted from “The New, Truly Confused Evangelicals” DVD set, Barger asks, “Can we ever separate Jesus from the Bible?” The answer is NO, but this deceptive, liberal, postmodern error is taught – and insisted on – by popular Atlanta pastor to over 20,000, Andy Stanley.

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The Truly Confused Evangelicals – Eric Barger – Part 4

As the culture around us quickly declines, Christianity has its own set of resident anarchists determined to overthrow biblical truth with a new unholy reformation. The research is disturbing and the conclusions shocking to those uninformed but the fact remains – evangelicalism is in desperate trouble.

 

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The Truly Confused Evangelicals – Eric Barger – Part 5

In part five of the series, Eric Barger details the ongoing theological collapse of modern evangelicalism underway around us. He documents the disturbing trends resulting in belief becoming secondary while and the actions and activities of men becomes primary in the Church. After gathering considerable data and communicating with many victims of the “new”evangelicalism, Eric Barger simply notes that according to the law of physics where a void exists something must fill it. Now, as alarming numbers abandon the long-held mission of the Church, the cry of “social justice” is now trumpeted from many once-conservative pulpits. But where are the calls for biblical evangelism, repentance, and holiness heard not long ago?

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The Truly Confused Evangelicals – Eric Barger – Part 6

This segment examines two tragic elements of confused Evangelical thinking as both Universalism and Mysticism have become a staple in postmodern thought.

For many decades once-faithful Christian leaders, denominations, and seminaries have been moving further and further from Scripture to adopt what they view as only “positive” attributes of the faith – while discounting or completely ignoring what they deem as unseemly. Seeking only a God of love while ignoring the equal attribute of His justice, the perverse view of universal inclusion now reigns as the politically correct, more charitable stance on eternity but completely betrays the overall teaching of Scripture.

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The Truly Confused Evangelicals – Eric Barger – Part 7

In this final episode of the series, Eric illustrates that “Kingdom Now” or dominionist eschatology rules in many postmodern circles – while an orthodox outlook on Bible Prophecy is often mocked.

Aided by the “gurus” of Church Growth, young pastors have been led to believe that Bible prophecy must be avoided. Passages such as Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13, let alone several large sections of the Epistles and the entire book of Revelation must be allegorized but that matters little to those intent on bringing about a suitable Postmodern remake of Christianity.

As this series comes to a close, Eric provides a list of points that every concerned Christian should be aware of in combating the unbiblical elements of the growing Emergent/Postmodern movement in our churches. He warns that the current wholesale theft of the faith will continue unless Bible-believers become knowledgeable and bold in communicating with those taken captive.

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