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Why Christ Needed To Be Fully God and Fully Man – rebroadcast from 04/19/14

September 25, 2014 by  
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Guest: Greg Gilbert, pastor and author, What Is The Gospel

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

What took place on this weekend 2000 years ago was the most significant event in all of history.

Jesus Christ, having lived a perfect life, offered Himself on the cross as the perfect sacrifice for our sin, satisfying God’s wrath and justice for our sin. And then Christ rose victoriously over sin and death three days later, thus providing the one way for all of mankind to be reconciled with God.

To accomplish His work, Jesus Christ was and needed to be fully God and fully man. This is known as “the hypostatic union of Christ.” Why is this and how can that be? And what aspects of the gospel message are sometimes overlooked by biblical Christians? And what does the Christian’s union with Christ mean?

Greg Gilbert, senior pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky and author of What Is The Gospel, joins us this Easter weekend on The Christian Worldview to answer these questions and others.

Jesus in the Old Testament? (Sept. 22-28, 2014)

September 22, 2014 by  
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So where is Jesus in the Old Testament?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

The answer is that Jesus is everywhere in the Old Testament!  On the first pages of Scripture, God killing an animal to provide covering for Adam and Eve after they sinned points to Jesus’ dying for our sin.  The ark of Noah points to Jesus saving us from judgment.  The bread that God provided to the Jews during the Exodus points to Jesus statement that He is the bread of life.

The progressive revelation of Christ throughout the entire Old Testament confirms that Jesus is who He said He was: the prophesied Savior of mankind.

Hear an interview about this with Todd Friel, author of Jesus Unmasked, at TheChristianWorldview.org.

This weekend, we’ll discuss why Christ needed to be fully God and fully man.

Jesus As He Is (Not As The World Portrays Him)

September 20, 2014 by  
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Guest: Todd Friel, author, Jesus Unmasked

jesus unmasked thumbHe was never the president of a nation or a military conqueror.  He had little money and lived just 33 years.  Yet Jesus Christ is the most well-known and influential person to ever walk the face of the earth.

The four gospels in the Bible are biographies of Jesus’ life.  Scores of other books have been written about Him to discover who He really is.  Is Jesus primarily a champion for the poor and oppressed?  Is Jesus mainly a role model for us to “be good”?  Is it even possible to gain an accurate understanding of Jesus, a man who lived 2000 years ago and who has been defined and redefined so many different ways?

Todd Friel, our guest this weekend on The Christian Worldview, will answer these questions and others about the true identity of Jesus.  Todd is the host of the syndicated radio and television programs called Wretched.  Todd will show that all of Scripture points to Jesus the Christ, from the Old Testament to the New, and that Jesus is who He claimed to be—the Son of God and Savior of mankind.

NOTE: For a limited time, we are offering Todd Friel’s just-released book, Jesus Unmasked, for a donation of any amount to The Christian Worldview.

“Jesus Unmasked will strengthen believers in their faith, and will convict and convince unbelievers to repent and trust in Christ.  The book is highly-readable and is marked by Todd’s trademark wit.” – David Wheaton

Jihad and Dhimma: Two Pillars of Islam the West Ignores

September 13, 2014 by  
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Guest: Pastor Mark Durie, author, The Third Choice

“Our talks with the infidel West and our conflict with them ultimately revolve around one issue – one that demands our total support, with power and determination, with one voice – and it is: “Does Islam, or does it not, force people by the power of the sword to submit to its authority corporeally if not spiritually?” [The answer is:] Yes. There are only three choices in Islam: either willing submission; or payment of the jizya, through physical though not spiritual, submission to the authority of Islam; or the sword – for it is not right to let him [an infidel] live. The matter is summed up for every person alive: Either submit, or live under the suzerainty of Islam, or die.”  Osama Bin Laden

The world watches in shock and befuddlement as the Islamic State’s (formerly known as ISIS) takes over large swaths of Iraq and Syria, killing, beheading, and enslaving all who stand in their mission of a revived Islamic kingdom (caliph).  Meanwhile, President Obama just announced this week a “counter-terrorism” strategy to push back against the group he calls “ISIL” (our guest will tell you why).

Who is the Islamic State?  A fringe group of thugs that are “not Islamic,” as President Obama said?  Or are they operating according to a historic theological worldview central to Islam?

Australian pastor Mark Durie, who has written three books on Islam, joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss his recent column, “Three Choices and the Bitter Harvest of Denial” where he examines two pillars of Islam — jihad and dhimma — that the West ignores.

Processing the Bad News (Sept. 8-14, 2014)

September 8, 2014 by  
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How do we process all the bad news?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

It turns the stomach to watch the evil in the world: Islamists beheading Americans, the persecution or killing of Christians, passenger planes missing or shot down, deadly viruses, and a pervasive rejection of God, His Son, and His Word in our nation with regard to marriage, family, and morality.

The Bible tells us to pay attention to the signs of the times, but it also says to balance our diet by setting our minds on things above through hearing sound, biblical preaching, studying the Word ourselves, and praying at all times so that we can be strengthened and ready to share the hope that is in us.

Hear how to keep troubling news in perspective by visiting TheChristianWorldview.org.

This weekend, we’ll discuss why Islam demands conversion, dhimmitude, or death.

Processing the News—from the Evil to the Trivial

September 6, 2014 by  
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Guest: Marvin Olasky, Editor-in-Chief, WORLD Magazine

Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.  But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. (Matthew 24:12-13)

Watch the various television news channels on a given day, and as a Christian, you might struggle to process it all.

In one segment, you’ll hear about Islamists beheading American journalists, U.S. citizens joining the Islamic State (ISIS), and Russia advancing into Ukraine.  In the next, you might hear celebrity news, cooking tips, or “history” being made with a homosexual NFL player or a women’s college changing their admissions policy to allow biological males who identify as female.  Depending what channel you’re watching, you’ll probably hear about President Obama playing another round of golf.

Is what is taking place in the world any worse—or any more trivial—at other times in history?  Do most Americans pay attention or even care about what is going on internationally and domestically?  Does the media blow things out of proportion or try to shape the way we think about the news?

Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief of WORLD Magazine, will join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to talk about some of the major news stories presented in the media and how Christians should respond.

Living on Earth and Looking toward Heaven

August 30, 2014 by  
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Guest: Anne Graham Lotz, author, Heaven: My Father’s House

In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. — Jesus (John 14:2)

It is a reality that no one can avoid—death.  Whether one exercises daily, eats healthy, gets plenty of rest, has access to the best health care, and is born with good genetics, the fact is that everyone eventually dies as a result of the fatal effect of sin on our world.

Death is one of man’s greatest fears, partly because the dying process can be drawn out and painful and partly because many people are unsure what will happen afterward.    But what if you knew for certain that you would spend eternity in a perfect place in God’s presence after you die?  Would that change the way you face a terminal diagnosis, old age, or an unjust, sinful world?

Our guest this weekend on The Christian Worldview, Anne Graham Lotz, author, speaker, and daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, thinks so.  She has watched her mother die and her father and husband nearing that day.  In her book, Heaven: My Father’s House, Anne reminds readers that all the ills and trials of this world are nothing to fear in light of the believer’s future hope and home in heaven.

TCW Minute: Cancer (Aug. 25-31)

August 25, 2014 by  
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How to have strength and hope in the midst of cancer?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

The thought of cancer makes most people shudder.  Over one million people of all ages are diagnosed with it each year in America.  And treatments for cancer can be as debilitating as the illness.

Cancer is a graphic reminder of how sin has corrupted our world.  God designed us to live forever, but Adam’s sin and ours has brought disease and death.

But the good news is that when we put our faith in Christ as Savior and Lord, He gives us the grace to face cancer.  And we have assurance that the victory He won over sin and death is ours as well so we don’t have to fear whatever happens on this earth.

Hear an interview with two who have battled cancer at TheChristianWorldview.org.

This weekend Anne Graham Lotz will join us to discuss heaven.

Cancer and the Christian

August 23, 2014 by  
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Guests: Jeff Schurrer and Tamara Windahl, Christ-Followers, Cancer-Battlers

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10).

The C-word.  Cancer.  The very thought of it makes most people shudder.  Over one million people are diagnosed with cancer each year in America—children, the elderly, and all ages in between.

There are many kinds of cancer that afflict almost every part of the body: lungs, skin, liver, brain, colon, prostate, and more.  Some of the causes of cancer are known (smoking, diet, environment), but much more is still unknown about this often deadly disease.  Worse, treatments for cancer can be as debilitating as the illness itself.

Cancer is a life changer … and for Christians, a real faith tester.  This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we are going to hear from Jeff Schurrer, who is currently in the throes of battling cancer, and Tamara Windahl, who survived several bouts with the disease.

How can we find strength and hope when we face the trial of cancer in our own lives?  How should we encourage others in the midst of their severe trial?  We will try to answer these questions and more this weekend as we discuss “Cancer and the Christian.”

False Teachers: Who They Are, What They Teach, Why It Matters

August 16, 2014 by  
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Guest: Tim Challies, author and blogger, challies.com

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. (2 Timothy 4:3-4)

“No one enriches hell more than false teachers. False teachers have been present in every era of human history, they have always been a plague and have always been in the business of providing counterfeit truth.”

That is a strong statement by author and blogger, Tim Challies, our guest this weekend on The Christian Worldview. He has written a “False Teachers Series” on his website that features a who’s who of those who have led or are leading people astray from the full revealed truth in God’s Word. Read more

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