Category Archives: Podcast

Weekly Watchman for 05/04/2018

The God of Israel, History – and America?

Fulfilled prophecy and God’s faithfulness throughout the Bible encourage us because we know we can trust that He will make good on the remaining prophecies regarding Israel, the return of Christ, and the end times. No nation or world leader comes into power apart from God causing or allowing it to happen. The book of Daniel states: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things (Daniel 2:20-22).”

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

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The Sneaky Agenda of Globalists

Some would argue that globalists are knowingly supporting Satan’s agenda for a one-world government while others argue they are simply ignorant pawns doing what they think is best for humanity. More than likely most are simply being used by those in power because they are ignorant of God’s Word.

But the reality is Satan’s ill-fated agenda is progressing rapidly through governments, science, culture and even in professing Christianity. The moves are often subtle, but the end-results chilling as the world will one day worship the Anti-Christ instead of the one true God.

Patrick Wood of Technocracy News is a disciple of Jesus Christ on the cutting edge of the globalist agenda. Today he shares more news stories on how technology and world systems are slowly bringing humanity into captivity.

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Weekly Watchman for 04/27/2018

Q & A Friday, and the Many Facets of Sin

Exactly what is sin? Does the Bible discuss every potential sin? What about Paul’s discussion about a clear conscience regarding his beliefs and actions? This is one of the many topics you want to talk about today. Other topics include:

Choices of conscience relating to causing a brother to stumble.
Is it a sin to take anti-depressant medications?
Should we turn to psychologists to help us with certain problems?
Helping those struggling with sexual sin.
Is “meditation” wrong for Christians?
Is Christian persecution in America just around the corner?
Our discussion of Benny Hinn and the Word of Faith Movement.

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

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Waking Up From our Deep Slumber as Christians

Accurate history provides a picture of where we are today and where we might be headed in the future. A look back at the history and trend of Christianity in America over the past fifty years does not paint a rosy picture. We have watched God and His Word be thrown out of public schools and most people stood by in silence. We have witnessed more than 50,000,000 babies murdered and barely a murmur of protest from the Christian community. Homosexual “marriage” became legal and we fear to speak up about sin because we don’t want to offend anyone. And now we are reaping the harvest from our indifference and selfish attitudes, watching a majority of our children walk away from biblical Christianity, embracing the lies of the enemy.

What will it take to wake up the Christian Church in America? Has she become so addicted to wealth and comfort that she is on the verge of looking more like the apostate church in the final days rather than the Bride of Christ that Paul and John talked about?

Elijah Abraham has a first hand view of the Christian Church both here in America and around the world. He sees American Christians living the life of comfort while true believers around the world put their lives on the line every time they attend church or mention the name of Jesus. Elijah joins us today to share his perspective.

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Christians Now Targets of Choice

Five recent news stories indicate a concerning trend in America; a shift from disagreeing with Christians to discriminating against them. Sadly, these attacks are slowly becoming accepted. The most disturbing story involves a bill passed in California that could ban counseling services and the sale of books expressing orthodox Christian views about sexual immorality.

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Discernment or Witch Hunts?

In the Word of God the word “discern” means to test, examine and scrutinize. In other words to carefully examine what is being presented and make a correct judgment consistent with the teachings of the Bible. But in some circles these days the word discernment has become another word for attack, discredit and destroy.

Discernment based on the Word of God is necessary and crucial to our growth in the knowledge and grace of Jesus Christ. Discernment is a gift to make sure we are not deceived and led astray by false teachers who preach a false gospel. But these days some who claim to represent discernment ministries use their resources to hammer any professing Christian who doesn’t believe exactly what they do about any or every teaching in the Word of God.

There is an important role to be played by discernment ministries, but how can we tell which ones are solid and biblically based and which are out to garner attention or divide the Body of Christ in a way that is harmful?

Pastor Randy White joins us to discuss this and help us understand how to discern between those serving the Body of Christ and those who are self-serving. We also look at the significance of the anniversary of Israel’s seventieth year of existence in modern times.

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An Insider’s Look at the Prosperity Gospel Movement

Benny Hinn is one of the best-known purveyors of the dangerous Prosperity Gospel movement. He has made wild, unfounded claims, twisted scripture to its breaking point, and proclaimed “prophecies received from God” that have not come true. The Bible says that is the first sign of a false prophet. Hinn lives a life of luxury built on the backs of naive followers who want the alleged anointing and the riches that the Prosperity Gospel promises if you just have enough faith.

Hinn’s nephew Costi was on the inside of the movement for years, but God has delivered him from its grip; and now Costi is speaking out against the dangerous teachings of Uncle Benny’s organization. This morning we cover Costi Hinn’s discussion with Justin Peters about his journey into and out of this dangerous heresy.

As with all people who are deceived by a false gospel, we pray that God will open their eyes to the deception and help them see the true nature and character of God.

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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.

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Loving the Word in a Distracted World – enCourage

Loving the Word in a Distracted World:

How do we get excited about God’s Word? Technology can be a constant distraction that can keep us from loving God’s Word in a meaningful way, so how do we disengage from the distraction to focus on tasting and seeing that God is good? Today, Mary Haberkorn joins Karen Hodge to share about her research on technology and Bible study.

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Too Wretched For Radio 04/23/2018 — Wretched

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Weekly Watchman for 04/20/2018

Friday is Listener Comments & Questions Day

When we first come to saving faith in Jesus Christ we are on fire but still immature in the Christian faith. With the myriad of Christian teaching and television out there ranging from excellent all the way down to flat out heresy, how do we help new believers understand the difference between biblical truth and human error and deception? What should we say to a new believer who really enjoys listening to Joel Osteen for example?

This is one of your questions we will cover today. Other topics you want to discuss include:

The resignation and legacy of Pastor Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Church

The “13 reasons Why” documentary of teen suicide.

Mysticism and emergent theology creeping into churches.

Is the Pope right about atheists going to heaven if they have their children baptized?

Were the Founding Fathers just godless bigots and slave owners?

The Christian struggle with occasional sin and hypocrisy.

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He Said What?!

In our final segment we discuss more controversial comments from Pope Francis, this time regarding an apparent statement that “good atheists” go to heaven. And one thing that makes them good? Baptizing their children.

With each passing year we see more and more dangerous, incorrect theology infiltrating a growing number of Christian churches and denominations. False beliefs that would have been soundly rebuked a few decades ago are now being discussed within churches. Satan is a master at twisting the truth and appealing to our human emotions and desires, and he is working his plan through perhaps well-intentioned but spiritually naive people.

Pastor Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio joins us to discuss this and other recent issues including how we find the correct spiritual balance between God’s sovereignty and man’s free will and responsibilities.

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Big Brother is Watching and Waiting

George Orwell’s chilling novel about a futuristic state of government control and censorship seems to be unfolding right before our very eyes. The left, infamously touting their cause as one of respect and tolerance, has shown itself mean and spiteful toward anyone who dares publicly oppose their ideology. They are now willing to intimidate those who speak out against their agenda because they know they can get away with it for the most part.

Freedom of speech is under attack in our nation and when it is finally vanquished, sharing the gospel and the Word of God as truth will be punished. Today’s discrimination and mocking of Jesus Christ and His followers will be replaced with outright hatred and persecution. But hey that could never happen in the land of the free and the home of the brave, could it?

Today we focus on the intensifying attacks against the Word of God and those who trust in it. From Christian churches being vandalized to leftist politicians all but saying people who believe in the Bible shouldn’t be allowed to serve in government, the attacks are real and intensifying with each passing year. We had better wake up!

John Loeffler of Steel on Steel radio joins us to talk about the attacks on our freedom of speech and religious expression along with what he calls “The 5 Stages of Persecution.”

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Destroying a Generation Through Tolerance

As we become a post-Christian nation the natural effect is that absolute truth becomes a thing of the past, replaced by “individual morality”. As we have systematically ushered God and His Word out of government and public education, we are seeing a generation of youth deceived and manipulated because they have been taught that God is a myth and it is up to them to make the world a better place.

Our youth have been led to believe they are being empowered to lead this world when in reality they are being conditioned for slavery to serve the elite of the new world order who consciously or not are serving the father of lies, Satan himself.

In our final segments we will look at how government and media are polluting the minds of our children through harmful legislation and television series such as “13 Reasons Why” which documents suicide among teens and has reportedly led to more suicides by youth who watch the series.

But first, where did we start to lose our children and what can we do to fight and reverse the influence of the radical left that has its fingers everywhere including education, government, media and increasingly even mental health care? Dr. John Rosemond joins us to discuss the dilemma and what we can do about it as parents.

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Understanding the End Game

Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in an event or time that we fail to take a step back and look at the big picture. If you take a snapshot of what is happening in the world these days it might look like this: A decaying moral society; leaders who care more about their personal wealth and power instead of serving those they lead; an imminent major war in the Middle East; and an overall feeling of anxiety permeating every aspect of society and the lives of many. Yes a simple snapshot at any given time can paint a powerful picture… and the picture we see these days is not a pretty one.

But God has given us His Word so that believers might not be deceived by what we see around us. We are to take note of what is happening around us so we can understand it in context of God’s promises. And our guest this morning is a voice of reason and hope for such a time as this.

Gary Kah of Hope For the World has written insightful books on the coming one world government and one world religion, all the while encouraging believers to always maintain the eternal hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Gary joins us this morning to look at the crisis in Syria that has the world on the brink of another huge war, along with the accelerating movement toward a one world government and religion where humanity will pledge its allegiance to the enemies of God.

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04/18/2018 — Wretched

WR2018-0418 •Witness Wednesday •Stuart the ex-anglican finds Christianity ridiculous •Richard the Kiwi in Australia with a South African talking to Ray the Kiwi in America •Father Jim the married ex-methodist, ex-episcopalian Catholic priest does not like protestants •A Manhattan business woman turned stay at home mom is insulted by the Law of God. Download Now…

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Wretched Radio 04/13/2018

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•Your questions answered
•What is the Book of Enoch?
•Yoga pants and the Church
•Can a man cleared of false charges divorce his absentee wife?
•Is online tithing wise?
•Todd had a bad honeycrisp apple
•Martin Luther King’s influence on Barack Obama
•Knife murders in the UK are worse than gun violence in New York
•Syrian Refugees and the aid-baptism relationship
•Can evangelists give away gifts to gain a hearing?
•When does a good thing become an idol?Download Now (right click and save)

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Wretched Radio 04/12/2018

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•Psychiatric drugs, emotional blunting, and mass shootings
•Rick Thomas explains why Hope works and psychiatric drugs don’t
•Words from the pastor of the Humboldt Broncos
•Applying theology in times of grief
•Robert Morris and the Prosperity GospelDownload Now (right click and save)

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Weekly Watchman for 04/13/2018

The Muslim Dilemma for Christians

How do Christians overcome fear against radical Islam’s agenda enough to love and reach out to Muslims in our communities and share the true Gospel of salvation and eternal life? This is just one of the topics our listeners want to discuss on today’s show.

Throughout the week, many of you podcast listeners write in with comments and questions. Each week, we take a few and address them on air. With everything you hear, always take it to the Word of God as it is our only source for wisdom and truth.

Today’s topics include:

Is political involvement futile?
Can believers hear the Voice of God?
The attack on biblical manhood.
Is the local church our greatest mission field in sharing the full gospel?

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The “New Reality” of Christian Leadership

The Bible clearly warns us that as we approach the time of the Lord’s return that things would get worse and worse. Sin and evil will grow and the attacks on God, His Word and His Church would be magnified.

We had better understand this new reality.

Christianity was once the norm in our society; now it is becoming increasingly hated, scorned and attacked.

In our final segment this morning we look at public allegations against Pastor Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Church, alleging sexual misconduct and improprieties. Are the charges warranted or fabricated to further disgrace the Christian Church in America?

But first we talk with author and Christian Apologist John Stewart about his latest book “In Defense of the Gospels: The Case for Reliability”. How can we defend the authenticity and truth of the gospel against the growing chorus of attacks, reaching the lost with the hope of eternal life with God?

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The Real Bullies

For all their bluster about hating bullying the far left in our nation has become the masters of bullying and intimidation. They espouse freedom of speech and expression…as long as your views line up with their views. We are seeing a focused targeting of free speech in our nation and the primary target is bible-believing Christians who dare oppose the left’s march toward globalism and control.

Brannon Howse, founder of World View Weekend, experienced this intimidation and bullying first hand last week. Two scheduled conferences in Wisconsin were shut down when left-wing organizations conducted a coordinated effort to intimidate the venues that were to host Brannon’s conferences, forcing them to cancel the events at a tremendous cost. This morning we talk with Brannon as we see this increased intimidation and bullying against Christians.

In our first segment, Jay Seegert of The Starting Point Project joins us to discuss the attacks against the Bible’s integrity and accuracy.

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Changing Ethics and Morals in a Turbulent World

“Situational Ethics” seems to be the standard by which the world is evolving. No longer is there a strong sense of absolute right or wrong; rather people of the world simply decide what is “right” based on their own personal preference and situation. The final verses of The Book of Judges summarizes us perfectly as a society: “In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” (Judges 21:25)

A society cannot survive long when there is no righteous standard of ethics and morality. Is our nation on the cusp of moral and ethical anarchy? And how will we as the church respond as morality crumbles?

Dave Wager of Silver Birch Ranch and Nicolet Bible Institute joins us to discuss Christian ethics and morality in a nation that is ushering God and His Word out the door.

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Is Hollywood Ignoring Success of Christian Films?

Christian films are generally money-makers. Why do you think this is? A lot of people are tired of the trashy, godless, profane products Hollywood typically puts out. Numbers indicate there’s an enormous audience across the country desperate for clean, positive, redemptive, God-centered entertainment.

It doesn’t add up. What does Hollywood love more than money?

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Christians on the Defensive

In case you haven’t noticed, the world is changing, and as the Word of God warns us, not for the better. The blatant attacks on God’s Word and His people are increasing in frequency and severity. Around the world, thousands of Christians are being rounded up, imprisoned and even martyred for Jesus Christ. And here in America we are seeing increasingly open discrimination against the religious freedom and rights of Christians.

We are blessed to have two special guests on-air today as we address this issue on two fronts. In our first segment we are joined by Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute to look at increased discrimination against Christian churches, businesses and individuals—and how we can fight back. Next, we check in with Tim Chaffey of Midwest Apologetics, as we look at the importance of Christian Homeschooling as our public education system continues to deteriorate and push an anti-Christian, humanist agenda on America’s children.

Coming up: a new Wisconsin Homeschool conference near Milwaukee, April 20-21

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Wretched Radio 04/10/2018

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•The Three Circles evangelism method; is it clear and thorough enough to save souls?
•Did Jesus die for our brokenness? Yes, but…
•Steve Lawson gives the full Gospel on a moment’s notice
•Clamping down on Christianity in Rwanda and China
•Joyce Meyer aims to anger “religious demons” with a new tattooDownload Now (right click and save)

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Wretched Radio 04/09/2018

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•Racism is contentious, and the Gospel Coalition isn’t helping
•Thabiti Anyabwile’s inflamatory words about race and Martin Luther King Jr.
•Is “corporate accountability” a Biblical doctrine?
•Martin Luther King Jr. was a heretic. Did he ever repent?
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