David Wheaton

The Christian Worldview Radio Program

Podcast by David Wheaton
The Christian Worldview Radio Program

Description

The Christian Worldview is a radio and online ministry that aims to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christians and share the good news that all people can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ. The ministry is an outreach of The Overcomer Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is led by a seven-member board of directors and five-person staff.

Episodes

TOPIC: What Triggers God’s Judgment?

Jun 22, 2019 53:44

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“…because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God” (Romans 2:5). In our age, God is mainly portrayed as a God of love, mercy, compassion, forgiveness, “who desires all men to be saved [...]

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TOPIC: Father’s Day Special: Gleaning from the Aged Wisdom for All Ages

Jun 15, 2019 42:11

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Guests: Bruce and Mary Jane Wheaton, Parents of Host David Wheaton Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.  Proverbs 23:22-23 We live in a culture that values [...]

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TOPIC: Why Christians Should Not Drink Alcohol

Jun 8, 2019 53:46

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Guest: Lisa Anderson, Director of Boundless and Young Adults, Focus on the Family All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.  1 Corinthians 6:12 Take note that the program title does not [...]

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Topic: Doing Sports God’s Way, Not the Idol-Worshipping Way

Jun 1, 2019 53:46

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GUEST: Coach Ron Brown, Kingdom Sports Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.  Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable [...]

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TOPIC: What Has Most Changed the Country and the Church? Hint: Higher Education

May 18, 2019 53:45

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Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?  1 Corinthians 1:20 Over the last many decades, the worldview of our country and the evangelical church has shifted.  The country has cast off biblical foundations for [...]

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TOPIC: Dennis Prager and Alistair Begg Clarifying the Only Two Religious Options, Part 2 of 2

May 4, 2019 59:50

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God made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of [...]

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TOPIC: Dennis Prager and Alistair Begg Clarifying the Only Two Religious Options

Apr 27, 2019 53:45

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Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness.  Romans 4:4-5a It’s been said that there are really only two kinds [...]

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Easter Special: What It Means to Identify with Christ in His Death and Resurrection?

Apr 20, 2019 53:46

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Guest: Greg Gilbert, Senior Pastor, Third Avenue Baptist Church For if we have become united with Christ in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection.  Romans 6:3,5 One of the most important—yet under-emphasized—doctrines of Scripture is the believer’s identification with Christ in [...]

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TOPIC: How the Popularity of Mayor Pete Buttigieg Reflects the Worldview Transformation of America

Apr 13, 2019 53:44

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Guest: Greg Gilbert, Senior Pastor, Third Avenue Baptist Church I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.  Galatians 1:6-7 [...]

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TOPIC: How to Be Faithful in Persecution

Apr 5, 2019 3:34

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In the course of 250 years of American history, Christianity has gone from being revered and the informing worldview of our constitution and culture to being cast aside from public life. This devolution is occurring so rapidly now that Christians are openly persecuted for holding to orthodox biblical beliefs, particularly on the issue [...]

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TOPIC: Mueller Report: No Trump Collusion with Russia. What This Says About 2019 America?

Mar 30, 2019 53:45

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Guest: Curtis Bowers, Producer, Agenda films You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.  Exodus 23:1 The Robert Mueller-led investigation as to whether Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election has been the biggest [...]

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TOPIC: Religious Rights vs. LGBT Demands—Who Will Win?

Mar 23, 2019 53:46

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In a similar way that the men of Sodom surrounded Lot’s house in order to impose their homosexuality on Lot’s visitors, the homosexual and transgender movement in America is seeking to impose their “degrading passions” (Romans 1:26) throughout society through a new bill in Congress called the “Equality Act” (H.R. 5). Liberty Counsel, [...]

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TOPIC: Three Decisions for a God-Glorifying Marriage

Mar 16, 2019 17:04

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One man one woman marriage is the first human institution that God established.  The relational aspect of marriage reflects the relationship amongst the Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  The Bible says that marriage is a model of Christ and His bride, the church. These are mega-truths of Scripture with far-reaching ramifications.  They highlight [...]

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TOPIC: How to Communicate the Gospel to Modern Ears

Mar 9, 2019 53:44

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Western Civilization has changed drastically in the last half century, particularly the shift from a broadly comprehended Christian worldview to the religious pluralism and secular worldviews prominent today. For example, when a Christian today speaks about God, sin, and salvation, it’s likely the hearer will have a very limited understanding of these subjects.  [...]

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TOPIC: How Can Jesus Really Be the Only Way to Heaven?

Mar 2, 2019 53:46

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There is no more resisted and yet important question than: “Is Jesus really the only way to God in heaven?” The Bible explicitly states that Jesus is the only way.  Here are just two examples: Jesus said about Himself: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to [...]

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Topic: God and Christianity—Beyond Any Reasonable Doubt

Feb 23, 2019 53:47

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When God told Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden that they could eat from any tree except for one, that was a test of faith.  Would Adam and Eve trust God at His word or would they doubt Him and disobey? Fast forward to today and faith is still God’s test, [...]

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TOPIC: Why the Ungodly Attain Positions of Power

Feb 16, 2019 53:46

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During the eight years of President Barack Obama, conservative Christians were regularly alarmed at the leftist policies he promoted: expansion of abortion, homosexuality, and transgenderism, anti-Israel and pro-Islamic policies, climate change fearmongering, and above all, bigger government. With the election of Donald Trump, the new faces of the Democrat Party—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cory Booker, [...]

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TOPIC: Creation Stewardship vs. Environmental Idolatry

Feb 8, 2019 53:47

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This week, U.S. Congresswoman (NY-14) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old self-described Democratic Socialist, released the framework for a “Green New Deal” which includes: "meeting 100 percent of the power demand through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources" "upgrading all existing buildings" in the country for energy efficiency "eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions” from [...]

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TOPIC: Why “Life Is Best” and Abortion Is the Most Revered Sacrament of the Left?

Feb 2, 2019 53:47

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Abortion is the intentional killing of a pre-born human being.  Infanticide is the intentional killing of a human being after birth.  Because God has written His law on the human heart, everyone knows, unless they ignore their conscience, that the intentional killing of another human being—except in cases of personal, civil, or national [...]

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TOPIC: Are Reparations for Slavery Consistent with Repentance and Restitution? Part 2

Jan 26, 2019 53:45

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Last week on the program, Darrell Harrison, former fellow of the Black Theology and Leadership Institute at Princeton Theological Seminary, joined us to discuss race (which he says is a misnomer for ethnicity), racism (or “ethnicism” as he calls it) within society and the church, the “white privilege” pejorative, and how Christians should [...]

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TOPIC: Are Reparations for Slavery Consistent with Repentance and Restitution? Part 1

Jan 19, 2019 53:47

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a national holiday that occurs at this time of year, commemorating King’s impact on civil rights in this country, particularly equality for blacks. Decades after King, the issue of race and racism hasn’t died down.  In fact, race and racism are hot-button issues today, not just in [...]

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TOPIC: 5 Things to Maintain Stability and Peace in a Tumultuous 2019

Jan 12, 2019 53:47

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Conservative radio show host Dennis Prager predicts in a column that 2019 will be a “dark year”.  Our guest this weekend on The Christian Worldview, pastor Eric Davis, uses a different descriptor in his column—“tumultuous”. Why the foreboding view of 2019 being a year of conflict, upheaval, and instability? In the political realm, [...]

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TOPIC: Biblical Call and Plan for Productivity

Jan 5, 2019 53:47

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At first glance, productivity can seem a subject more suited for business-people than for Christians.  But God’s Word, specifically Jesus’ parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30 , is clear that God expects His followers to use and grow the resources and opportunities He gives—whether finances, skills, time—to advance His kingdom.  God calls [...]

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Making and Keeping Resolutions

Dec 30, 2018 53:46

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The top New Year’s resolution for 2017 is to “lose weight and eat healthier” followed by “self-improvement,” “better financial decisions,” “quit smoking,” “do more exciting things,” and “spend more time with family and friends.” Nearly 50% of Americans will make a New Year’s resolution but only 8% will actually achieve them. Why [...]

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TOPIC: Christmas Special—How to Not Miss the Reason for the Season

Dec 22, 2018 53:47

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The most significant event in history was the coming of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, into our world. From being born of a virgin woman, to living a sinless life, to performing miraculous acts, to offering His life on a cross to pay the penalty for mankind’s sin, to rising from the [...]

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TOPIC: Truths without the Truth—How Christians Should View Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro, Et Al? Part 2 of 2

Dec 15, 2018 53:47

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Canadian Jordan Peterson is a psychology professor, author of the wildly popular book, The 12 Rules for Life, and speaks to large audiences all over the world.  Ben Shapiro is also a well-known author and speaker and has been called “the voice of the conservative Millennial movement.” Both men are known for strongly [...]

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TOPIC: Truths without the Truth—How Christians Should View Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro, Et Al?

Dec 8, 2018 53:47

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There is a pushback taking place against the ever-increasing totalitarian impulse of the Left, which seeks to redefine all that God has established regarding marriage, sexuality, gender, individuality, freedom of belief, thought, and speech, punishing or “de-platforming” those who dare dissent. Leading the pushback are popular thought leaders such as Jordan Peterson, Ben [...]

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TOPIC: What Is the Worldview of Americans, of Evangelicals?

Dec 1, 2018 53:46

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Ligonier, the preaching and teaching ministry founded by R.C. Sproul (who went to be with the Lord last year), conducts “The State of Theology” survey every two years to gauge the religious beliefs of a cross-section of our society. The 2018 survey was recently released where people were asked to respond to 34 [...]

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TOPIC: Thanksgiving Special: What to Apply from the Pilgrims and Puritans

Nov 24, 2018 53:45

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We hope you are having a meaningful Thanksgiving weekend, remembering and expressing gratitude to God for his many and undeserved blessings in your life and our country. You may remember our interview last year with Dr. Stephen Nichols, president of Reformation Bible College, chief academic officer for Ligonier Ministries, and professor of historical [...]

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TOPIC: “You Foolish [Evangelical Church], Who Has Bewitched You?”

Nov 10, 2018 53:46

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In the opening chapters of the final book of the Bible, Revelation, Jesus writes a message to each of seven historic churches in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). Two of the seven churches received commendations for their faithfulness while five were warned to repent of their errant ways or there would be severe consequences. [...]

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TOPIC: Worldview Divide in the Mid-Term Elections

Nov 3, 2018 32:04

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Recently on the program we have discussed how wide the worldview divide has become in our nation.  On one side there are those with a traditional American worldview—they generally believe in God, more limited government, free market economics, equal opportunity for all, national sovereignty, border control, and heterosexual morality/marriage, and individual liberties of [...]

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TOPIC: Will You Be a Fool for Christ’s Sake?

Oct 27, 2018 53:45

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GUEST: Ray Comfort, film producer, Living Waters No one wants to be considered a fool; rather, most everyone desires to be esteemed and respected. But this won’t be the case for those who follow Jesus.  The Bible says, “the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing” (1 Corinthians 1:18).  [...]

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TOPIC: How Can the Divided States of America Become United?

Oct 20, 2018 53:48

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Then Jonah began to go through the city one day’s walk; and he cried out and said, “Yet forty days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” Then the people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least of them.  Jonah 3:4-5 We [...]

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TCW Minute: What Is Speech Act Theory? (Week of Oct. 15, 2018)

Oct 15, 2018 1:00

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What is Speech Act theory?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. The stated purpose of the recent Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel is to clarify the doctrines of God’s Word with regard to race, gender, and sexuality. When asked about the Statement, one highly regarded pastor referenced Speech [...]

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TOPIC: Tim Keller and Speech Act Theory

Oct 13, 2018 53:46

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See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.  Colossians 2:8 The reason the framers of The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel wrote the document is spelled out in [...]

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TCW Minute: Lessons from the Kavanaugh Nomination (Week of Oct. 8, 2018)

Oct 8, 2018 1:00

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Lessons from the Kavanaugh nomination.  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. After weeks of drama, including accusations of sexual assault, protests, and non-stop media coverage, the Senate narrowly voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. There are many lessons here.  One is that elections matter.  Imagine what kind [...]

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Topic: Seven Lessons from the Supreme Court Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Oct 6, 2018 53:48

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The nomination process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court has been the biggest story of the year in America.  And for good reason—if confirmed, Kavanaugh will have lifetime tenure and be the deciding vote on the nation’s highest court, a nine-person body which rules on [...]

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TCW Minute: The Power of Accusation (Week of Oct. 1, 2018)

Oct 1, 2018 1:00

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The power of accusation.  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. According to those who work with him, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, has lived an upstanding life.  But very late in the confirmation process, an accusation was brought forward that Kavanaugh, 36 years [...]

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TOPIC: Your Feedback: Is President Trump Making America Great? (and What You Made of Thursday’s Judiciary Hearing Regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh)

Sep 29, 2018 53:48

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For the nation and the kingdom which will not serve you will perish, and the nations will be utterly ruined.  Isaiah 60:12 Last week on the program, we examined the question, “Is President Trump Making America Great” (as per his campaign slogan to “Make America Great Again”). We first looked at whether America [...]

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TCW Minute: Is President Trump Making America Great? (Week of Sept. 24, 2018)

Sep 24, 2018 1:00

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Is President Trump making America great?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. Great nations typically have a strong military, prosperous economy, and domestic security and equity. President Trump has strengthened America in many of these categories.  But Christians should pray for him to set a better moral and interpersonal example. [...]

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TOPIC: Is Trump Making America Great?

Sep 22, 2018 53:47

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Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.  Proverbs 14:34 Back in August, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated, ”We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great.” This is the sentiment of many on the political left, who view America as historically and structurally [...]

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TCW Minute: Social Justice is a Gospel Issue? (Week of Sept. 17, 2018)

Sep 22, 2018 1:00

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Social justice is a gospel issue?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. That statement—“Social justice is a gospel issue”—has become the rallying call of many evangelicals, as in Christians must work to end perceived oppression.  But is that biblically supportable? Well, what did Jesus say and do?  Did He work [...]

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TOPIC: Why The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel?

Sep 15, 2018 50:49

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He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?  Micah 6:8 “Social justice is a gospel issue.”  If you’ve heard this said once recently, you’ve likely heard it dozens of times. [...]

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TCW Minute: Once Saved, Always Saved (Week of Sept. 10, 2018)

Sep 10, 2018 50:48

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Once saved, always saved?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. It’s an age-old debate about whether a Christian can lose their salvation.   Jesus gives a clear answer in John 10 where He says:  My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give [...]

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TOPIC: Eternal Security: Once Saved, Always Saved?

Sep 8, 2018 50:48

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For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:38-39 The last [...]

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TCW Minute: Beware Apostasy (Week of Sept. 3, 2018)

Sep 7, 2018 1:00

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What is apostasy?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. The Bible says, “in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons…” (1 Tim. 4:1) That’s apostasy—departing from primary doctrines of the faith, such as twisting the nature and character of [...]

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TOPIC: What Are The Four Steps Into Apostasy? Case Studies of Evangelicalism and Roman Catholicism

Aug 31, 2018 50:49

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They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be shown that they all are not of us. (1 John 2:19). Last week on the program, Mike Gendron, founder [...]

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TCW Minute: Are you practicing discernment? (Week of Aug. 27, 2018)

Aug 27, 2018 1:00

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Are you practicing discernment?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. The apostle John said, “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world (1 John 4:1). Do we really believe this, that [...]

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Topic: Are You Practicing Discernment?

Aug 25, 2018 50:50

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Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.  1 John 4:1 Discernment is the ability to distinguish between truth and error.  It’s a sharp biblical worldview that follows Paul’s exhortation to “examine everything carefully; [...]

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TCW Minute: Make America Great Again … Or Was It Never Great? (Week of Aug. 20, 2018)

Aug 20, 2018 1:00

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Make America Great Again … Or Was It Never Great?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently said: “We're not going to make America great again.  It was never that great.” Those who share Gov. Cuomo’s Leftist worldview point to America’s history of slavery and [...]

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TOPIC: Make America Great Again … Or Was It Never Great?

Aug 18, 2018 50:49

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Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.  Psalm 33:12 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) said at a bill signing event this past week, "We're not going to make America great again.  It was never that great.” Of course the impetus [...]

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TCW Minute: Lessons from the Implosion at Willow Creek Church (Week of Aug. 13, 2018)

Aug 13, 2018 1:00

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Lessons from the implosion at Willow Creek Church.  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. Willow Creek in Chicago is one of the largest and most influential evangelical churches.  Founder and former senior pastor Bill Hybels innovated the “seeker sensitive” model of gearing church to non-believers or seekers. An implosion took [...]

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TOPIC: Three Lessons from the Implosion of Bill Hybels and Willow Creek Church

Aug 11, 2018 50:45

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“…if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.  An overseer, then, must be above reproach…” 1 Tim. 3:1-2 The implosion is now complete for Bill Hybels and Willow Creek Church, the highly-influential mega-church in Chicago that Hybels founded and led for four decades.  [...]

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TCW Minute: Political Correctness (Week of Aug. 6, 2018)

Aug 6, 2018 1:00

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Why is political correctness so insidious?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. Political correctness, which is rooted in marxism, could more accurately be termed truth suppression because it seeks to silence opposing viewpoints.  For example, feel a bit shy now about saying something publicly about the unbiblical nature of same-sex [...]

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TOPIC: The Only King To Trust and The Only Kingdom That Lasts Forever

Aug 4, 2018 50:45

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For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus.  Romans 3:23-24 This weekend's program is a re-airing of a program that aired on Easter weekend 2016.  And yet all times of year are important [...]

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TCW Minute: A Good Conscience (Week of July 30, 2018)

Jul 30, 2018

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Do you have a good conscience?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. The apostle Paul said to Timothy, “the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”  (1 Timothy 1:5) The conscience is an inner alert system to keep you [...]

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TOPIC: The Importance of Keeping a Good Conscience

Jul 27, 2018 50:45

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Fight the good fight, keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.  1 Timothy 1:18-19 The dictionary defines the conscience as: “the inner sense of what is right or wrong in one's conduct or motives.” God gives each person a conscience, an inner [...]

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TCW Minute: Social Gospel vs. Saving Gospel (Week of July 23, 2018)

Jul 23, 2018 1:00

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Social gospel vs. the saving gospel.  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. A growing movement of professed “woke” Evangelicals see the church as white-centric against blacks, sexist against women, and unwelcoming toward homosexuals. These Evangelicals are being influenced by Cultural Marxism, which stokes the grievances of certain identity groups to overthrow [...]

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TOPIC: How Woke Cultural Marxism Progresses to the Goal of Overthrowing Christian America

Jul 21, 2018 50:45

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Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with [...]

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TCW Minute: The Woke Movement (Week of July 16, 2018)

Jul 16, 2018 1:00

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Are you aware of the Woke movement?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. There is a movement gaining steam within once-trusted evangelical organizations where issues of race, gender, and sexuality are put forth as gospel issues.  Those pushing these claim to be “woke” … awake, enlightened, activists. Paul wrote to [...]

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TOPIC: Are You Awake to the Woke Movement?

Jul 14, 2018 50:47

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I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a [...]

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TCW Minute: What is the Worldview of Millennials? (Week of July 9, 2018)

Jul 9, 2018 1:00

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What is the worldview of Millennials?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. The Millennial generation are those age 16-36.  They are the largest living generation of Americans at 92 million. Public education has influenced them to believe there is no standard for truth.  Pragmatic evangelical churches have catered to their [...]

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What the Worldview of Millennials Means for the Future

Jul 7, 2018 50:44

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This program originally aired in November 2016. “You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5 ). The Millennial generation is generally categorized as being born between 1980-2000, [...]

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TCW Minute: Independence Day and Socialism (Week of July 2, 2018)

Jul 2, 2018 1:00

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Why the demand for socialism?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. Independence Day is this week, commemorating the US colonies signing the Declaration of Independence from the British Empire.  Our Founders believed in limited government and individual freedoms. Today there is a growing demand for the opposite—socialism.  The dictionary defines [...]

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TOPIC: The Growing Socialist Demand in America

Jun 30, 2018 50:45

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The people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel, and they said, “No, but there shall be a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations, that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.  1 Samuel 8:19-20 Independence Day is this [...]

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TCW Minute: Cracks in the Evangelical Church (Week of June 25, 2018)

Jun 25, 2018 1:00

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Will cracks forming in the evangelical church crater it?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. There are always pressure points on the church to compromise.  Be informed about the current push to: synthesize the homosexual movement and Christianity, in light of the upcoming Revoice Conference frame “social justice” as a [...]

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TOPIC: Will Cracks Crater The Evangelical Church?

Jun 23, 2018 50:45

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I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.  Acts 20:29 As our guest Justin Peters said two weeks ago on The Christian Worldview, there are some [...]

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TCW Minute: Raising Godly Children (Week of June 18, 2018)

Jun 18, 2018 1:00

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Raising children who love and obey God.  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. With the abundance of child-rearing resources, it may seem surprising that the New Testament has only one verse that directly addresses the issue. Ephesians 6:4 says, “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them [...]

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TOPIC: The Hands That Raise the Children Influence the World

Jun 16, 2018 50:44

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Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.  Ephesians 6:4 Christians spend a lot of time working toward political change, whether through issue advocacy or electing certain candidates. Christians also spend a lot of time trying to “redeem the culture”, through [...]

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TCW Minute: Gay Christian? (Week of June 11, 2018)

Jun 11, 2018 1:00

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Is it possible to be a “gay Christian”?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. The upcoming evangelical Revoice Conference says yes.  Their mission is: “to encourage, support, and empower gay, lesbian, and other same-sex-attracted Christians so they can experience the life-giving character of the historic, Christian sexual ethic.” But the [...]

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TOPIC: What to Make of the “Gay Christian” Movement in the Evangelical Church?

Jun 9, 2018 50:46

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GUEST: Justin Peters, author, speaker, evangelist “Certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” Jude 4 The pressure on Christians and the church to [...]

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TCW Minute: How to Reach the Younger Generation (Week of June 4, 2018)

Jun 4, 2018 1:00

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How to reach the younger generation?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. Research shows that the Millennial generation, those aged 18-40, have a much more secular or religiously pluralistic worldview than previous generations. Ken Ham president of Answers in Genesis and author of the new book, Gospel Reset, says we [...]

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TOPIC: How to Communicate the Gospel to Modern Ears

Jun 2, 2018 50:45

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Encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.  Likewise urge the young men to be sensible; in all things show yourself to be an example [...]

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TCW Minute: What happened to the Boy Scouts? (Week of May 28, 2018)

May 28, 2018 1:00

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What happened to the Boy Scouts?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts is one of the largest youth organizations in America.  Its aim is to train boys in “moral character development, citizenship training, and development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness.” Over the last [...]

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Topic: What Happened to the Boy Scouts and Why It Matters?

May 26, 2018 50:48

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Urge the young men to be sensible; in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, sound in speech which is beyond reproach.  Titus 2:6-8 Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest youth organizations in the US.  Its mission [...]

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TCW Minute: Events in the Middle East (Week of May 21, 2018)

May 21, 2018 1:00

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Watching the Middle East.  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. Significant events are occurring in the Middle East.  The nuclear deal with Iran has been cancelled.  Turkey is a reemerging power.  Russia is in Syria. And after unfulfilled promises of past presidents, President Trump moved the US embassy from Tel [...]

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TOPIC: What the US Embassy Moving to Jerusalem Means and Other World Events

May 19, 2018 50:47

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Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth. Worship the Lord with reverence and rejoice with trembling. Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who [...]

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TCW Minute: Insights from the Aged (Week of May 14, 2018)

May 14, 2018 50:47

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Insights from the aged.  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. The Bible says: “Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.” This is especially true when an elderly person has walked with Christ for many years and experienced so much in life. Tragically, our society has become [...]

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TOPIC: Insights from the Aged

May 12, 2018 50:47

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You shall rise up before the grayheaded and honor the aged, and you shall revere your God; I am the Lord.  Leviticus 19:32 A most blessed Mother’s Day weekend to you, as we remember and celebrate God’s wonderful design for the family and the mothers who serve their families so [...]

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TOPIC: How a Wrong View of the Body is Driving the Moral Revolution, Part 2 of 2

May 5, 2018 50:49

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GUEST: Nancy Pearcey, author, Love Thy Body Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, [...]

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TCW Minute: Dualism and the Moral Revolution (Week of April 30, 2018)

Apr 30, 2018 1:00

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How is dualism driving the moral revolution?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. The philosophy of dualism, similar to Gnosticism in New Testament times, divides the person into mind and body, with the mind holding all authority.  For example, you have likely heard a transgender person say, “I was born with a [...]

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TOPIC: How a Wrong View of the Body is Driving the Moral Revolution, Part 1

Apr 28, 2018 50:47

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Guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”—which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith. 1 Timothy 6:21 A fast-moving moral revolution has been taking place in America over the last 50 years. Morality based on [...]

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Topic: Beware the Healing/Miracle Financial Complex, Part 2 of 2

Apr 21, 2018 50:48

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GUEST: Costi Hinn, co-author, Defining Deception For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. [...]

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TOPIC: Beware the Healing/Miracle Financial Complex – Part 1

Apr 14, 2018 50:47

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“False prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and [...]

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TCW Minute: The God Who Speaks Part 2 (Week of April 9, 2018)

Apr 9, 2018 1:00

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Revering God and His Word. This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. In our distracting and affluent society, with our tendency toward self-sufficiency and human wisdom, with spiritual and human forces relentlessly subverting the Bible, and too many churches and pastors not preaching it soundly and strongly, it’s no wonder God [...]

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TOPIC: Is the Bible Really the Word of God? Part 2 of 2

Apr 7, 2018 50:48

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GUEST: Michael Perkins, film director, The God Who Speaks We have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19 Back in February, Michael [...]

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TCW Minute: Why Blood? (Week of April 2, 2018)

Apr 6, 2018 1:00

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Why blood? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. The shedding of blood for sin is not peripheral but central to Christianity. God’s word says, “All things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” (Hebrews 9:22). This was pictured in the animal sacrifice system of [...]

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TOPIC: Why the Blood of Christ Cleanses Sin?

Mar 31, 2018 50:48

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GUEST: Greg Gilbert, Senior Pastor, Third Avenue Baptist Church We at The Christian Worldview hope you have a meaningful Easter weekend, remembering this “Good Friday” how Jesus Christ willingly offered His spotless life on the cross to pay God’s just death penalty for our sin, and then on “Resurrection Sunday” how He rose [...]

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TCW Minute: The Most Incredible Prophecy (Week of March 26, 2018)

Mar 26, 2018 1:00

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The most incredible prophecy.  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. All four gospels record Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to present Himself as Israel’s long-awaited Messiah.  But did you know that the prophet Daniel predicted this event to the actual day 483 years earlier?   Isaac Newton [...]

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TOPIC: Why Has America Changed So Much?

Mar 24, 2018 50:46

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See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.. Colossians 2:8 As everyone can see on our historic buildings and documents, Christianity pervaded early American history. Our founders did [...]

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TCW Minute: Meaningful Worldliness (Week of March 19, 2018)

Mar 19, 2018 1:00

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Are you meaningfully worldly? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. “Authentic Christianity assumes a meaningful worldliness” said pastor Art Azurdia in a recent sermon. In other words, Christians should avoid the extremes of assimilation and isolation from the world, but rather engage enough to be used by God in HIs [...]

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Topic: Are You “Meaningfully Worldly”?

Mar 17, 2018 50:45

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Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. John 17:17-18 The annual Shepherds’ Conference recently took place at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles where 3500 men from all over the world, most in church or [...]

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TCW Minute: Freedom from Islam (Week of March 12, 2018)

Mar 17, 2018 1:00

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Freedom from Islam.  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. Islam exerts a tight grip on both Muslims and non-Muslims, particularly in Muslim-controlled areas.  Muslims fear ostracism and even the death penalty for leaving the religion, while non-Muslims are given three choices: convert, die, or the dhimma pact, which is subjugation [...]

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TOPIC: Freedom from Islam

Mar 10, 2018 50:44

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The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners.  Isaiah 61:1 Islam and Christianity are the two most prominent [...]

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TCW Minute: How To Accurately Interpret the Bible? (Week of March 5, 2018)

Mar 6, 2018 1:00

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How to accurately interpret the Bible? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. We can say the Bible is the Word of God. We can read it cover to cover and memorize passages. But do we interpret the Bible correctly as the Author, God, intended? The apostle Paul told Timothy, “Be [...]

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TCW Minute: Is Gun Control the Answer? (Week of Feb. 26, 2018)

Feb 27, 2018 1:00

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Is gun control the answer?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. Another deadly shooting occurred at a FL high school when a 19-year-old former student killed 17 in a six-minute rampage. The immediate call was for gun control, as if that is the only solution, despite the fact that the [...]

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TOPIC: Is Your Faith Ready For Unjust Imprisonment?

Feb 25, 2018 50:38

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Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body. Hebrews 13:3 Canadians Kevin and Julia Garratt had lived in China for 28 years, teaching English, operating an orphanage, providing refugee aid, and raising their children. They didn’t call themselves “missionaries” [...]

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Is the Bible Really the Word of God? Part 1 of 2

Feb 18, 2018 50:48

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Know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. 2 Peter 1:20-21 God doesn’t just exist. He hasn’t created everything and left us [...]

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TCW Minute: The Biggest Challenge (Week of Feb. 12, 2018)

Feb 13, 2018 1:00

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What is the biggest challenge? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. It’s Christians parents raising children who love God as adults. Consider how the sons of Eli, Israel’s high priest, turned out. Or you may know or have an adult child who was raised in a Christian home, but now [...]

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TOPIC: The Biggest Challenge: Raising a Child Who Loves God as an Adult

Feb 11, 2018 50:39

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GUESTS: Matt Morell, President, Central Baptist Theological Seminary Alan Hodak, Administrator, Fourth Baptist Christian School Now the sons of Eli were worthless men; they did not know the Lord. 1 Samuel 2:12 It is a repeating pattern throughout history—God-fearing parents raising children who turn out not to be God-fearing as adults. Consider [...]

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TCW Minute: Inspiration of Scripture (Week of Feb. 5, 2018)

Feb 6, 2018 1:00

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Why is the inspiration of Scripture so important? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. In the New Testament, the apostle Paul writes, “All Scripture is inspired by God…” That God divinely directed the 40 human authors of the Bible is foundational. Because if he didn’t, then Scripture is the words [...]

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TCW Minute: Starting Point on Origins? Part 3 of 3 (Week of Jan. 29, 2018)

Feb 3, 2018 1:00

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What is your starting point on origins? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. When it comes to the how and when of the origin of the universe, your starting point is all-important. If you start with God’s word as the bottom line for truth, that “in six days the Lord [...]

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Topic: Your Questions on the How and When of Origins (Part 3 of 3)

Jan 28, 2018

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The last two weeks on The Christian Worldview, we have dived into an important and oft-debated question: How and when did the universe begin? We discussed four prominent positions: Young Earth Creationism: that God created everything in six, 24-hour days about 6000 years ago. Old Earth Evolution: that nothing became something and evolved [...]

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TCW Minute: Young Earth or Old Earth? Part 2 of 2 (Week of Jan. 22, 2018)

Jan 26, 2018 1:00

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What is your tough question?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. There are many issues that challenge our minds and faith, from the purposes of God, to the age of the earth, to the interpretation of the Bible, to sexuality and gender roles, and many more. The Bible says, “All [...]

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Topic: How a Young Earth Answers Man’s Oldest Problem (Part 2 of 3)

Jan 21, 2018 50:44

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For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Exodus 20:11 The how and when of the origin of the universe sparks great debate. And for good reason. The ramifications of believing the Biblical account that [...]

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TCW Minute: Young earth or old earth? (Week of Jan. 15, 2018)

Jan 16, 2018 1:00

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Young earth or old earth? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. Genesis 1:31 says, “God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.” Every time Scripture uses a number with the Hebrew word for day [...]

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TOPIC: How a Young Earth Answers Man’s Oldest Problem (Part 1 of 3)

Jan 14, 2018 50:44

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Guest: Ken Ham, author, Six Days Genesis 1:31 says, “God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.” Every time Scripture uses a number alongside the Hebrew word for day—“yom”—it refers to a literal 24-hour [...]

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TCW Minute: Remembering RC Sproul (Week of Jan. 8, 2018)

Jan 8, 2018 1:00

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What should we learn from the life of RC Sproul? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. RC Sproul was one of the most influential biblical preachers of the last 50 years. Last month at the age of 78, he went home to the Lord. RC, as he was called by [...]

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TOPIC: What Should We Learn and Apply from the Life of Dr. RC Sproul?

Jan 6, 2018 50:44

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Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master. Matthew 25:21 One of the most influential biblical Christian leaders of the last 50 years went home to be the Lord on December 14, [...]

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TCW Minute: The Most Important Resolution (Week of Jan. 1, 2018)

Jan 6, 2018 1:00

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What’s the most important New Year’s resolution?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.  According to one survey, here are the top three resolutions for 2018: eat better, exercise more, and spend less money. These are good goals but the most important resolution one can make comes from the Bible in [...]

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TCW Minute: Cradle to Cross (Week of Dec. 25, 2017)

Dec 26, 2017 1:00

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How does Christ’s cradle relate to His cross? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview. The Christmas carol that starts: What child is this, who, laid to rest, On Mary's lap is sleeping? goes on to say: Nails, spears shall pierce him through, the cross he bore for me, for you. [...]

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