Dr. R.C. Sproul once said, “Modern man wastes little time thinking about ultimate or religious questions. The pragmatist is basically skeptical or agnostic about man’s ability to discover ultimate truth…” On this program, Mike and Pastor Scott Reiber discuss the philospohy of pragmatism, or ‘the end justify the means’, contrasting how Christianity and its competitors influence various aspects of our culture: economics, science, art, literature, and government.
Phil Johnson on The Elephant Room and T.D. Jakes:
“And to whoever asked incredulously whether critics were fearful that Jakes might suddenly lead multitudes astray through the platform given him at the Elephant Room: what concerns me is the fact that he already has, and I think it’s appalling that the guardians of evangelical cordiality and “civil discourse” seem utterly unconcerned about it.”
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“Dont judge me!”…”We are never supposed to judge!” These are common phrases heard today, but as Christians are we suppose to judge, or examine and discern? Mike examines Matthew 7, verses 1-5, what he describes as some the most misapplied, misquoted verses of scripture in the Bible.
In this all new broadcast Mike examines some of the news of the day including a sermon series based on the Wizard of Oz, a new book that portrays Christ as a woman, a woman who claism to be a prophetess types in tongues, and more on Glenn Beck, Mormonism and those who partner with him.
Ezekiel 33:1 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, speak to your people and say to them, If I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from among them, and make him their watchman, 3 and if he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows the trumpet and warns the people, 4 then if anyone who hears the sound of the trumpet does not take warning, and the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. 5 He heard the sound of the trumpet and did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But if he had taken warning, he would have saved his life. 6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.
7 “So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 8 If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. 9 But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.
There burns a fire with sacred heat
White hot with holy flame
And all who dare pass through its blaze
Will not emerge the same
Some as bronze, and some as silver
Some as gold, then with great skill
All are hammered by their sufferings
On the anvil of His will
The Refiner’s fire
Has now become my souls desire
Purged and cleansed and purified
That the Lord be glorified
He is consuming my soul
Refining me, making me whole
No matter what I may lose
I choose the Refiner’s fire
I’m learning now to trust His touch
To crave the fire’s embrace
For though my past with sin was etched
His mercies did erase
Each time His purging cleanses deeper
I’m not sure that I’ll survive
Yet the strength in growing weaker
Keeps my hungry soul alive