But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Stand Up For the Truth - Apologetic Report

imageAnyone naive enough to think that simply because the Supreme Court gave a narrowly focused victory to cake baker Jack Phillips earlier this year meant our religious freedoms are secure is living in a fantasy world.  They do not understand the vile hatred of the radical left and the LGBTQ...

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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?...

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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...

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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...

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:45

The Lure of Celebrity Pastors

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imageThe growing fascination with mega-churches and celebrity pastors continues in the land of “bigger is better”.  It seems many professing Christians would rather follow a man instead of God and His Word.  Certainly not all large churches are bad, but the number of mega-churches...

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imageRadical Liberalism will reveal its own hypocrisy and contradiction 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 radical liberalism when it attempts...

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imageIn our final segment today we 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...

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Every Friday Mike and David address whatever issue you want to discuss. Send yours to us early as the hour fills up extremely fast each week. Here we go! What if we as Christian parents do everything right and our children still stray from God and the truth? Gender confusion - a departure...

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imageThis morning we discuss an article by Shane Idelman that challenges pastors to stop imitating the world and return to the fundamentals of being a pastor:  Teaching the complete Word of God, challenging the flock assigned to them to grow in holiness, and to quit worrying about offending members...

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imageHuman nature is such that if a lie is repeated often enough people will believe it if they are not grounded in the truth of God and His Word.  We have witnessed this in the areas of abortion and acceptance of homosexuality within our culture and even in many professing Christian...

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Monday, 06 August 2018 22:58

Who is Influencing Who?

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imageThe Church should be positively influencing secular society with the truth and hope of Jesus Christ in God’s Word.  Instead, by any measurable standard, secular culture is infiltrating and influencing the church, creating division and spreading lies and deception leading many...

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imageHow many times, when a professing Christian faces a dilemma, do other Christians say “Well, just read your Bible”?  That sounds like solid advice on the surface…but what if you don’t know how to read your Bible in correct context?  Or what if your world view or...

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Our Friday podcast always goes by so fast because we get to discuss what you are concerned about and the things that matter to our listeners, personally. If you want to get your question or comment read on the air, use the form below and share! Please note, if we don't address your question the...

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imageOne definition of insanity you sometimes hear is “a refusal to accept reality”.  No matter what facts or truth is presented the person refuses to accept them and continues to insist he is right despite the irrefutable evidence.  Increasingly this seems to define radical...

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It’s always stunning when Liberals use the Word of God to promote their anti-biblical stances; especially when they are the ones that usually fight tooth and nail against the government creating laws based on scripture.  But hypocrisy knows no boundaries and this morning we look at...

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None of us ever truly wants to suffer and yet the Bible says we should take joy in our sufferings. And how we handle life's problems and times of suffering speaks volumes about the level or maturity of our faith and trust in God. Sometimes what we think is suffering is nothing more than life not...

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imageIn The Revelation of Jesus Christ, Chapters 2 and 3 focus on important warnings Jesus gives to seven churches in the area.  While the warnings contain some encouragement for the good things some of these churches are doing, Jesus also includes serious warnings of necessary repentance, how some...

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Our favorite podcast is every Friday when listeners to Stand Up for the Truth ask questions or share their comments. Send yours in early in order to get in line for next week's show! Why does God allow suffering and evil in this world? What if God really gave us the desires of our...

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imageThe church established by Jesus Christ through the apostles will never be defeated. That church is comprised of committed believers and disciples around the world. But what we have come to call "church" here in America---a place of worship rather than the people who worship---is coming under a...

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imageOne of the easiest ways to get someone mad at you these days is to proclaim something like “I believe the Bible is the Word of God and eternal truth”.  The reaction you receive will vary from a look of pity because you are “ignorant” to a reaction of anger because you...

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imageThe statistics are clear and frightening:  Between 70-80% of young professing Christians walk away from their Christian upbringing as they enter College.  There are certainly many factors that play into this sad situation:  Public Education; a media sold out to humanism and...

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The field of Psychology has been booming for the past several decades as people try to sort out the meaning of life and making sense of all the problems in our lives. And while at times we all need to talk to someone to get some wise advice, some within the field itself argue that modern...

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Thank you for sending your questions and comments to us. Our Friday podcast has been our favorite part of the week. The topics and questions this week include: Are the walls of religious freedom in America crumbling just like Canada and Europe? The battle with occasional sin in the life...

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imageWe value our freedoms as American citizens.  The freedom of speech and religious practice and expression are the basis of our nation’s laws and morality and without them we are no better than Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union. We live in times where some would like to take our freedoms...

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The world offers lots of so-called solutions that it claims will maintain good spiritual and emotional health. From drugs to Psychotherapy to Humanist Psychology, the world has no shortage of suggested answers to the problems of life that affect us all. In a world where respectful dialogue is...

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