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Questions, Comments, Criticisms: Listener’s Show!
Aug 17, 2018 09:00 am | Stand Up For The Truth | Comments
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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?

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Jude: Contend for the Faith, Expose Apostates, Warn the Church
Aug 17, 2018 08:25 am | David Fiorazo | Comments
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Some of today’s false teachers are under the umbrella of the emergent church which generally falls under the cult of Liberalism. This man-pleasing movement prefers to conform to this world and rejects the inerrancy of Scripture. They revel in the idea we are in a postmodern or post-Christian society, and often have a form of godliness but they deny the power of God and the Holy Spirit.

Charles Spurgeon once said,

“Discernment is not a matter of simply telling the difference between what is right and wrong. It is knowing the difference between right and almost right.”

If you are a disciple, a follower of Christ and lover of the Truth, we must not only learn to discern the times in which we live but also warn others within the church who are headed for the proverbial cliff. Thankfully, Jude gave us a detailed letter and an example to follow as to how to recognize and deal with false teachers and apostates who come against the Lord Jesus Christ and the eternal truths of Scripture.

The book of Jude (“Judah” in Hebrew) was written just thirty-five years or so after Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven. Most interestingly, Jude was not only one of four half-brothers of the Lord Jesus, but also a brand new convert to the faith. He was not one of the Apostles that lived and walked with Jesus, yet Jude called for discernment and chose to write about false teachers and the need to defend true, apostolic, biblical doctrines.

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The Church in Constant Need of Reforming
Aug 16, 2018 09:00 am | Stand Up For The Truth | Comments
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Mike and David welcome back Pastor Andy Woods and discuss his latest book, Ever Reforming: Dispensational Theology and the Completion of the Protestant Reformation.

We briefly review some past church history and why a reformation was necessary, as well as the fact that even the reformers were not perfect. But God completes the work He begins in His true church.

We touch on what Dr. Woods refers to as the Middle East Meltdown and identify the players in the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy. The prophet Ezekiel foresaw these things 2,600 years ago in a vision along the Chebar River in Babylon. How important is the role of Turkey in the end times as well as world history?

Mike and David also talk about the absolute economic collapse of Venezuela's economy and society due to the massive failures of socialism.

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The Lure of Celebrity Pastors
Aug 15, 2018 05:45 am | Stand Up For The Truth | Comments
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The growing fascination with mega-churches and celebrity pastors continues in the land of "bigger is better." In the United States of entertainment, it seems many professing Christians would rather follow a man or what seems popular instead of God and His Word. Certainly not all large churches are bad, but the number of mega-churches and celebrity pastors drifting from sound doctrine is on the rise. So is controversy in the church.

Today, Mike and David hone in on one celebrity pastor and author, Andy Stanley. Stanley has never shied away from controversy, making outrageous statements in the recent past. His latest advice: Christians need to "unhitch" themselves from the Old Testament. His rationale? Paul and Peter told the first century church they should do the same! We'll weigh in with what the Word of God says about the Hebrew Scriptures and try to figure out why Stanley would say something so outrageous.

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Exposing Radical Liberalism to the Light
Aug 14, 2018 06:12 am | Stand Up For The Truth | Comments
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Radical Liberalism will reveal its own hypocrisy and contradictions when it is exposed to the light of truth and logic. Ultimately it shows its true agenda and colors when viewed objectively and exposed to rational thought. This is particularly true of liberalism when it attempts to thinly veil itself with the Word of God. In one case we cover today, a Religious studies professor says God approves of abortion because Jesus wants us to have an "abundant life." Then, a Canadian conundrum: a woman who was a victim of rape is conflicted because she supports the LGBTQ but an abuse shelter made her share a room with a man pretending to be a woman.

First up today, we welcome back Pastor Gary Gilley (check out his articles at Think on These Things ministries) to look at sanctification in the life of the disciple of Jesus Christ and the delicate balance of Christians working with the Holy Spirit in this process. Gilly also tackles concerns of a "Christocentric view" of the Bible that claims every single verse of the Bible is about Jesus. Are there pitfalls for the believer in this view?

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Churches Built on Shifting Sands
Aug 13, 2018 08:10 am | Stand Up For The Truth | Comments
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In our final segment today, Mike and David look at Willow Creek Church's implosion based on the sexual harassment allegations against former pastor Bill Hybels. Last week, the entire Board of Elders, along with the new pastoral leadership team resigned, admitting they failed in their investigation on the allegations against Hybels. The question now is does this moral failure and implosion discredit Willow Creek's global Leadership Summit and the Willow Creek Association, which was supposed to build leaders in the church? We discuss WHY the Willow Creek fallout matters and what can true Christians learn from it.

First, today's guest is Pastor Randy White. We discuss how to respond in an increasingly caustic, divisive culture, including interacting on social media. We also discuss good and bad daily devotionals and why we should not recommend any devotional instead of God's Word. We also discuss some interesting Bible facts you may not have known are in God's Word.

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