“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, reprove the ruthless, defend the orphan, plead for the widow” (Isaiah 1:16-17).
“Social justice.” We’ve all heard the term. Many Christians, and most especially the younger generation, believe that Jesus’ primary call to His followers it to “rectify injustice wherever it occurs” — redistributing wealth from the rich to the poor through taxation, fighting “climate change”, ending human trafficking, advocating for international child labor laws and “fair-trade” economic practices.
But does this kind of social justice comport with the Bible’s teaching about true justice in a fallen world? Does it distract from or diminish the saving gospel of Jesus Christ? And how should Christians “learn to do good; seek justice, reprove the ruthless, defend the orphan, plead for the widow” and be gospel-centered?
Cal Beisner, founder of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to talk about the “the sad and unintended consequences” of social justice, and how biblical Christians “need to understand the nature of, and difference between, justice and grace.”
NOTE: Cal Beisner has written an insightful 28-page booklet on this topic entitled Social Justice: How Good Intentions Undermine Justice and Gospel. Click here to receive a copy (or copies) for your donation of any amount to The Christian Worldview.
Many Christians are enamored with “social justice.” They view the world as the rich and powerful hurting the poor and marginalized, and that Jesus’ primary call is about “leveling the unjust playing field” by redistributing wealth from the rich to the poor through taxation, fighting “climate change”, ending human trafficking, advocating for international child labor laws and “fair-trade” economic practices.
But does this kind of social justice comport with the Bible’s teaching about true justice in a fallen world? Does it distract from or diminish the saving gospel of Jesus Christ? And how should Christians care for the weak, as Scripture commands, while being gospel-centered?
Cal Beisner, founder of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, says that “the sad and unintended consequences of redistribution in the name of justice stems from confusion not only over the role of the state but the very nature of, and difference between, justice and grace.”
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“Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.” Romans 1:22-23
Darwinian Evolution is the theory put forth by Charles Darwin that all of life started from simple organisms and evolved over billions of years into all the life forms we see today (including human life).
All major institutions, including the scientific community, educational system, government, and media, teach Darwinian Evolution as “settled science” … in other words, as fact. Even many professing Christians believe that Darwinian Evolution is the best explanation for life today rather than what Scripture teaches in Genesis.
For a consensus this wide, there must be lots of irrefutable proof for Darwinian Evolution, right? With all the “evidence”, the scientists and professors who teach it must be able to easily explain and defend it, correct? Read more
Guest: James White, author, What Every Christian Needs To Know About The Koran
“After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him, and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased” (Matthew 3:16-17).
Last week in Part 1, we covered some of the basics of the Islam and Koran with Christian apologist Dr. James White in light of his new book, What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Koran.
This week in Part 2, we will dig deeper into the Koran’s view of the biblical God, Jesus Christ, the afterlife, and how Christians can have an evangelistic conversation with Muslims.
Also, in the opening segment of the program, you won’t want to miss a LIVE overseas interview with a Christian pastor of an Egyptian church (name and church withheld for security reasons). He will tell us about the situation for Christians in Egypt and the broader Middle East and how we can be praying for them.
Guest: James White, author, What Every Christian Needs To Know About The Koran
“Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also” (1 John 2:22-23).
What we think, say, and do springs from our core beliefs. And every belief has a basis — perhaps a book, a teacher, a religion, or one’s own human reasoning.
Take the Islamic world for example. We in the West often struggle to comprehend why much of the Muslim world seems to be in perpetual conflict with other Muslims and non-Muslims. We find their religious practices, laws and punishments, treatment of women, and general way of life to be so completely different than ours.
So what causes Muslims to think, say, and act the way they do? On what are their core beliefs based?
For Muslims, the Koran (or Qur’an) is the ultimate authority on every issue in life. James White, respected Christian apologist, will join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to talk about Muslim beliefs and their basis in light of his new book, What Every Christian Needs To Know About The Koran.
“Thus the Lord will make Himself known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day. They will even worship with sacrifice and offering, and will make a vow to the Lord and perform it. The Lord will strike Egypt, striking but healing; so they will return to the Lord, and He will respond to them and will heal them” (Isaiah 19:21-22).
What is really going on in Egypt? We see the news: Hundreds have been killed, zealous and moderate Muslims are vying for political power, and a minority group of Egyptian Christians are being murdered and their churches destroyed.
Over the last two years, the Obama administration and the media has celebrated and supported the supposed democracy movement called the “Arab Spring” that led to the ousting of long-time Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak and the election of Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. But now, the military has deposed Morsi, and Egypt’s future and Middle East stability is very uncertain.
Why are these developments in Egypt significant? Who are the people vying for power and what should the United States be doing? Does the civil war in Syria relate to what is happening in Egypt?
Erick Stakelbeck, television correspondent and Islamic terrorism analyst for CBN News, joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to offer insight into what is taking place in Egypt and the broader Middle East. He is the author of a new book, The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy.
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Guests: Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada, authors, Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story
“ … each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband” (Ephesians 5:33).
God created men and women very differently — physically, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually. Add to that something men and women have in common — a sinful nature — and it’s a wonder that marriage doesn’t always end up in disaster rather than what God intends it to be — a beautiful picture of Christ loving His church.
Our guests this weekend on The Christian Worldview, Ken Tada and his wife, Joni Eareckson Tada, know a thing or two about differences in marriage. Joni is an internationally-known ministry leader and has been a quadriplegic for 45 years. Ken is a former high school teacher and coach and the son of Japanese immigrants.
You will hear their story this weekend, from how they met to how they have struggled and worked to overcome challenges in their marriage. Tune in and let their lessons be yours.
“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4).
Parents get rightfully concerned about their son or daughter developing an alcohol or drug addiction, having a child out of wedlock, or getting in trouble with the law.
But is there any greater heartache for Christian parents than to raise a child in the faith only to have him or her reject it? After all, what could be worse than God’s eternal judgment for rejecting His offer to save us through Christ?
Last week on The Christian Worldview, we discussed this issue of children abandoning the faith in light of a column written by a young woman who grew up in a Christian ministry leader’s home only to become an atheist when she went to college.
There has been so much response to this topic that we are going to do a Part 2 this weekend and draw some conclusions that we weren’t able to get to last week.
“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).
You and your spouse are Christians. You do all the “right things” in raising your children: teach them the Bible and the way of salvation, take them to church, guard them from sinful influences, and pray for them regularly.
But what if you had faithfully done all this only to have your professing Christian son or daughter completely reject the faith when he or she left home? How could this happen? How would you react? Where did you go wrong? Or did you?
Unfortunately, this is an all-too common scenario, even for the children of those in Christian ministry.
This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we’ll discuss the tragic issue of professing Christians departing the faith and how should we respond.