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2014 Year-End Letter!

November 14, 2014 by  
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Our 2014 Year-End Annual Print Letter is being mailed this week.  You can read a pre-release online copy below.

Greetings to you and yours as we thank God for His many blessings, and most especially, the gift of His Son.

Strengthening the faith of believers and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with those who don’t know Him—that is the common thread in all the moving parts of The Christian Worldview. And there are plenty of moving parts!…

Mid-Term Election (Nov. 10-16, 2014)

November 10, 2014 by  
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What to make of the mid-term election?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

Republicans made huge gains, wresting control of the US Senate away from Democrats and winning an even larger majority in the House.  It would be difficult to interpret the results as anything other than a repudiation of President Obama’s liberal agenda.

While Christians can be thankful that there will be some counterbalance to the work-suppressing and morality-redefining policies we’ve seen over the last six years, we need to keep in mind that more Republicans in office is not going to save anyone’s soul.  The only thing that has ever been able to do that is the gospel of Jesus Christ preached and believed.

Hear an interview with David Limbaugh about the election and apologetics at TheChristianWorldview.org.

This weekend, join us for a special broadcast from the book launch event for My Boy, Ben.

Political Conservatives Need to Be Born Again Too

November 8, 2014 by  
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Guest: David Limbaugh, author, Jesus on Trial

Do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.” 1 Peter 3:14-15

David Limbaugh grew up as the youngest of two boys in the small Mississippi River town of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  You may have heard of his older brother—radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

Despite being part of an educated, politically conservative, church-going family, David entered adulthood as a skeptic with regard to the Christian faith.  But when he applied his attorney’s skills to honestly investigate Scripture, David repented of his sin, placed his faith in Christ, and became a born-again Christian.

So what exactly did David Limbaugh discover in studying God’s word?  His most recent book, Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel, already a New York Times bestseller, dives 406 pages deep into the historicity, prophecies, and paradoxes of Scripture, along with investigating the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.  David joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to make the case for Christ and Christianity.

Elections Matter (Nov. 3-9, 2014)

November 3, 2014 by  
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Do elections really matter?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

To answer that, consider whether our country would be different today if President Obama wasn’t elected in 2008.  He promised to “fundamentally transform America” and he has been highly successful in doing so.

He pushed through a health care system that is government controlled.  His persistent advocacy for homosexuality has paved the way for broad societal approval of that sin.  His policy in the middle east, especially Iraq, has allowed radical Islamists to take power.

As it was in OT Israel, the kings that reign over us make a big difference … for better or for worse.

Hear five things to keep in mind regarding the mid-term election at TheChristianWorldview.org.

This weekend, we’ll talk with David Limbaugh about his new book, Jesus on Trial.

Five Things to Keep in Mind for the Mid-Term Election

November 1, 2014 by  
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I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 1 Timothy 2:1-2

The mid-term election is coming up on Tuesday, November 4.  U.S. Senate and House seats, governorships, judgeships, and many other state and local positions are at stake.

One of the biggest questions is whether Republicans will win enough seats in U.S. Senate races to become the majority, thus controlling both sides of Congress and having more leverage to push back against President Obama and his likely surge even further left in his last two years in office.

With so much on the line, elections like this often bring out the worst in candidates and voters.  False accusations, misrepresentations, fraud, strong-arm fundraising are all too common.

In the midst of the maelstrom, how is a Christian to gain clarity in order to vote in such a way that honors God?

This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we’ll discuss “five things to keep in mind for the mid-term election.”  What are they?  Well, you’ll just have to tune in and find out!

Holiness (Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014)

October 27, 2014 by  
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Holiness—our greatest need and our greatest lack.  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

God offers forgiveness of sins through Christ’s perfect sacrifice on the cross.  God also gives believers something else: Jesus’ perfect righteousness.  Positionally, God no longer sees the believer as a sinner but rather a saint.

But of course our present condition tells otherwise.  Even though the believer’s past, present, and future sins have been covered, we still sin in our fallen flesh.

God commands, “You shall be holy, as I am holy.”  While we can’t be perfectly holy now, we are called to strive for it as we study God’s Word and obey it and the Holy Spirit within us.

Hear an interview about the pursuit of holiness with author Jerry Bridges at TheChristianWorldview.org.

This weekend, we’ll talk with David Limbaugh about his new book, Jesus on Trial.

Holiness: Our Greatest Need, Our Greatest Lack

October 25, 2014 by  
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Guest: Jerry Bridges, author, The Pursuit of Holiness and Holiness Day by Day Devotional

“ … like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.’”  1 Peter 1:15-16

The attributes of God are endless—He is all-powerful, all-knowing, always present, forgiving yet just, loving yet perfectly wrathful.  But God’s most distinguishing quality above all these, one that completely separates Him from us, is holiness.

“Holy, holy, holy” is the way the angel in Isaiah 6 describes God, emphasizing that just one “holy” isn’t enough to capture His inconceivable righteousness.

And then there’s us.  Fallen.  Prone to sin.  Weak in our flesh.  And yet God calls us to “be holy, for I am holy.”  But how?  What does being holy even mean?

We have just the right guest this weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss holiness.  84-year-old revered author Jerry Bridges will join us to talk about “the pursuit of holiness” (which is also the title of his bestselling book) and how we can make progress in a world and in a body that pulls us the opposite way.

NOTE: Our NEW FEATURED RESOURCES for a donation of any amount are Jerry Bridges’ books, The Pursuit of Holiness (softcover, 179 pages, $12.99 retail) and Holiness Day by Day devotional (hardcover, 336 pages, $19.99 retail).  Either or both would be great to read yourself or to give as a gift.

Choose one for a donation of any amount to The Christian Worldview.  Or better yet, bundle them for a donation of $30 or more.

 

Pursuit of Holiness & Holiness Day by Day – 2 Great Offers!

October 24, 2014 by  
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holiness bundle thumbOur NEW FEATURED RESOURCES for a donation of any amount are Jerry Bridges’ books:

The Pursuit of Holiness
(softcover, 179 pages, $12.99 retail)

Holiness Day by Day devotional
(hardcover, 336 pages, $19.99 retail)

Either or both would be great to read yourself or to give as a gift.

Choose one for a donation of any amount to The Christian Worldview.  Or better yet, bundle them together for a donation of $30 or more.

3 Ways to Order:

1) Order online at TheChristianWorldview.org

2) Call toll-free 1-888-646-2233

3) Mail a check to:
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Professor But Not Possessor? (Oct. 20-26, 2014)

October 20, 2014 by  
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Professor but not possessor?  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

Jesus says in Matthew 7 that many will call Him “Lord” and do great works in His name, but that he will still declare to them on judgment day: “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.”

How can this be?  Well, there is an eternal destination of difference between professing to be a Christian and actually possessing genuine saving faith.

The Bible says that those who repent of their sins and place their faith in Christ, and not their own good works, are the ones Jesus’ saves.  Good works are the evidence of genuine conversion, not the basis for it.

Hear an interview about the journey from false profession to true salvation at TheChristianWorldview.org.

This weekend, we’ll talk with author Jerry Bridges about the pursuit of holiness.

The Journey from False Profession to Assurance of Salvation

October 18, 2014 by  
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Guest: Pastor Greg Lundstedt, Equipping the Saints radio program

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’” (Matthew 7:21-23)

One pastor called the above passage from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount the scariest statement in Scripture.  Imagine the horror of going through life thinking you’re a Christian and headed for eternity in heaven, but then standing before Christ on Judgment Day and hearing Him declare, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.”

According to this passage, a person can profess Christ as Lord and do amazing works in Christ’s name, yet not possess a genuine saving relationship with Him.  So the question is: When we examine own our profession of faith, how can we know if we are truly saved?  Is it a matter of praying the right prayer or doing the right things?

Pastor Greg Lundstedt of Vancouver (WA) Bible Fellowship and Bible teacher of Equipping the Saints radio program will join us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss his own journey from being a professing—but unsaved—Christian to being a true follower of Christ with assurance of salvation.  I hope you will join us for this important discussion.

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