What’s a Christian response to illegal immigration? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.
For years, millions of immigrants have been illegally crossing our borders, including recently 60,000 unaccompanied children.
Immigration is a complex issue with political, constitutional, national security, economic, racial, theological, and historical implications.
The Bible says that all people are made in the image of God. Each has an equal and valuable soul. And we are to help those in need.
And yet, we must balance that with the biblical role of government to promote a good and stable society. When our nation secures its borders and implements a wise immigration system, then we can focus on welcoming and sharing the love of Christ with those coming here.
This weekend, we’ll discuss Hollywood’s impact on society.
Guest: Kerby Anderson, president, Probe Ministries
“Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God” (Romans 13:1-2).
“For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in” (Matthew 25:35).
Millions of immigrants, including tens of thousands unaccompanied children, have illegally crossed our border into the United States. Some are fleeing violence in their home country. Some want a better life and economic opportunity in the United States.
So what is our country to do? Send them back to their own country? Grant them citizenship or work permits? Build a border fence? And what should a Christian think and do about illegal immigration? The Bible says we are to obey the law (Romans 13), but also that we should take care of the stranger (Matthew 25)
Even amongst professing Christians, there are many opinions on illegal immigration. Some think it’s wrong to even call them “illegal” or “aliens” because our immigration laws and past conquests of border land are illegal. Others see this issue in terms of government’s duty to protect its citizens and provide a stable society. Still others see illegal immigration as an opportunity to show the love of Christ through caring for those in need.
Kerby Anderson, president of Probe Ministries and radio host for Point of View, will join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss illegal immigration. Kerby lives in Texas, a border state on the front lines of this issue.
“You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul…You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up” (Deuteronomy 11:18-19).
We live in a pornographic culture. In the span of one generation (20-30 years), almost everything has changed with regards to the frequency and means by which we encounter pornography whether on cell phones, computers, video games, television, and movies.
As we discussed last week on the program, the explosion of pornography is a difficult—yet conquerable—temptation for adults. But for children, additional strategies are critical to protect them from pornography and prepare them for when the inevitable exposure occurs.
That exposure begins, according to a survey by Covenant Eyes, before age 13 for 50% of boys and nearly 33% of girls. Many other experts estimate the first exposure to be much earlier than that.
Heath Lambert, pastor, professor of biblical counseling, and author of Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace, will join us again this weekend to discuss a plan for protecting our children from and preparing them for pornography.
How to overcome pornography? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.
We live in a pornographic culture where erotic images bombard us on the Internet, on TV, in movies. A Covenant Eyes study found that 50% of professing Christian men and 20% of professing Christian women say they are addicted to pornography.”
The tragic consequences are everywhere: sexual immorality, violence, and broken marriages and families.
To view pornography is to lust, which Jesus equates to adultery. The good news is that God promises a way to escape the temptation. Hear 8 gospel-centered strategies from pastor and author Heath Lambert by visiting TheChristianWorldview.org
This weekend, we’ll seek to understand the biblical view on immigration.
Guest: Heath Lambert, pastor and author, Finally Free
“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” Philippians 4:8
Josh McDowell, our guest on the program last week, said that pornography on the Internet is “the number one problem ever faced by the church in 2000 years.”
Pornography is everywhere and impacting almost everyone. According to a Covenant Eyes study, “One out of eight searches on the Internet is for erotic content, more than 50% of boys and nearly a third of girls see their first pornographic images before they turn 13, and 50% of all Christian men and 20% of all Christian women say they are addicted to pornography.”
Statistics are one thing, but the sexual immorality and ruined marriages that result from viewing pornography are the real-world, soul-crushing consequences.
The key question is: How do we overcome the pornography temptation? As addictive as any drug, is it possible to have victory?
The answer is a resounding yes! Heath Lambert, pastor, professor, and author of the book, Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace, joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to tell us how God’s grace is the key to overcoming our greatest temptations.
How to have victory over a dysfunctional family background. This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.
Most Christians know Josh McDowell as a respected evangelist and apologist, author of many books, speaker to millions. But what most don’t know is that Josh grew up in a home with a drunk father, an abused mother, and a family employee who sexually molested Josh.
As a child, Josh turned his back on God, but God patiently brought Josh to saving faith in Jesus Christ and turned him into a victorious ambassador for Christ. It’s all featured in the powerful film, Undaunted.
This weekend, we will talk about what Josh McDowell says is “the greatest moral threat to the church in 2000 years” — pornography — and how to overcome it.
Guest: Josh McDowell, featured in the film, Undaunted
“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
We hear tragic stories about “dysfunctional” families where alcohol and/or drug use, conflict, divorce, extramarital sexual sin, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse characterize the home. We see the life-long scars on those who grow up in such an environment where sin reigns almost unabated. Maybe you personally experienced this kind of background. If so, there is hope!
Most Christians know Josh McDowell as a respected evangelist and apologist for the Christian faith. Josh has written or co-authored nearly 140 books, spoken to millions of people all over the world, and has been married for over 40 years.
But what most Christians don’t know is that Josh McDowell grew up in a highly dysfunctional home with a drunk father, abused mother, and a worker who sexually molested Josh. Josh turned his back on God, but God eventually rescued Josh and turned him into a victorious ambassador for Jesus Christ.
No matter your background or past, God can do the same for you! Join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview as we speak with Josh McDowell about the early years of life and how God saved him, all depicted in the powerful, award-winning DVD film we are offering entitled, Undaunted: The Early Life of Josh McDowell.
What’s a Christian to think about “climate change”? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.
The debate continues to rage whether man-caused catastrophic global warming is occurring—now called “climate change” as the temperature of the earth hasn’t warmed in 17 years.
Climate change alarmists mock those with a biblical view of creation stewardship, calling them “climate change deniers,” — as if believers in a flat earth — despite the fact that real world observations do not match their dire predictions.
The inconvenient truth is that the fossil fuel reducing policies that climate change purveyors seek to force on us actually hurt the poorest people in the world.
This weekend, Josh McDowell will share the powerful story of how God brought him out of a highly dysfunctional family background.
“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
President Obama and many who share his liberal worldview refer to those who do not believe man is causing catastrophic global warming as “climate change deniers.” They say the hard science is overwhelmingly on their side and that we need to stem our carbon dioxide emissions before it’s too late for the earth.
What is it about global warming (now referred to very generally as “climate change”) that so energizes those with a humanistic worldview? What is “hard science” and whose side of the debate does it favor? How should Christians think and act regarding “climate change”?
Cal Beisner, founder of the Cornwall Alliance, “a network of evangelical Christian theologians, scientists, economists, and other scholars dedicated to promoting Biblical earth stewardship” will join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to answer these questions and more about an issue that refuses to go away…no matter the science.
What is going on in Iraq? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.
After the US military’s withdrawal from Iraq, a group known as ISIS — which roughly stands for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria— is brutally taking over large swaths of the country.
ISIS is a radical sect of Sunni Islam, supported by Saudi Arabia. They are nearing Baghdad to overthrow Shia Islam, supported by Iran. The Muslim world is about 85% Sunni and 15% Shia.
Both Sunnis and Shias seek to dominate the Middle East and establish their own version of Sharia Law. Which side will gain control in Iraq is unclear, but both sides agree that the destruction of Israel and the Islamization of the rest of the world is their ultimate goal.
This weekend we’ll discuss what science reveals about the climate change debate.