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Brannon Howse
Brannon Howse
Aired Thursday, February 4
Brannon Howse: February 4, 2016
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Guest: Mike Riddle. Topic: Evidence for the world-wide flood and why it matters. The Flood and the Bible Many Christians do not see the Flood as an important part of Scripture. As a result many simply believe, as the world believes, that the Genesis Flood was a local flood. However, when we read Scripture the words used to describe the Flood clearly indicate it was a worldwide flood. In this session we examine what it would mean if the Flood was a local flood. For example, if the Flood was local, then God would have repeatedly broken His promise of never again destroying the world by such a flood. If the Flood was local, then why did Noah have to build an Ark? We read in Scripture that the writers of the New Testament believed in the historical fact of the Flood. Finally, if the Flood was local and not worldwide, we undermine the foundation for the Gospel of Jesus Christ by denying that death was the result of sin.

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Perhaps for some of us, the recent terrorist threats pose no concern at all, but we are more prone to worry about other things that pertain to our daily life. Things like: our health or the health of our family; financial stress; the purity of our children and grandchildren; who we are going to marry; what we will do if our spouse dies before we do; the aging process. These are just some of the things that might be worry factors for us. However, for the life of the kingdom citizen there should be absolutely no cause for worry whatsoever! You might think that is an extreme statement, but Jesus would differ with you as He commands His children to not worry whatsoever! This lesson is essential for God’s children as many are ensnared with sinful worry!

With silly season in full swing, it is important to examine our past and determine if our country is walking down a familiar path today. In this week’s boralogue, John looks back to the stock market crash in 1929 and our government’s unhelpful reaction to it. What lessons can we learn from this? More importantly, with politicians offering free goodies and decrying capitalism, are we ready to listen? We’re taking a whirlwind tour of the globe this week beginning in Sweden, where we invite Nima Gholam Ali Pour (, Vice Chairman of Perspectives on Israel, to analyze the Palestinian-friendly Kairos document and how it and the Swedish media are fomenting a growing anti-Israel movement in that country. Next we travel to the Orient with columnist and East Asia expert Gordon Chang ( who discusses not only China’s crumbling economy and military expansion but also the dangers of North Korean missile testing. Could the United States be vulnerable? John takes some time to discuss U.S. interest rates and the markets, Russia’s involvement with Ukraine and Syria, and the persecution of Christians by ISIS-controlled countries in the Middle East. We end our global tour back in Europe where David Goldman (, Managing Director at Reorient Group, studies Germany’s identity crisis in the wake of refugee violence and shows that their reaction to the emergency is related to their past. Could an identity crisis also be at the heart of Islam in the modern world, influencing violent incidents? John’s quote of the week: “Knowing who you are is important to functioning in the world especially in terms of a worldview. When you forget who you are – as a country, as a person, as an organization – then you typically get into trouble when you encounter other groups that don’t have that problem.” As always, join us online for our Section 6 intelligence briefing featuring analysis by John on important stories highlighting emerging geopolitical trends around the world. Please like us on Facebook at the Steel on Steel page and remember to join Praying for Persecuted Christians on Facebook as well for the latest information concerning Christians suffering for their faith around the world.

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This week on “Encounter God’s Truth,” Bible scholar Dr. John Whitcomb addresses important issues from both the history and the prophetic future of the nation of Israel—showing how the Jewish people will ultimately find salvation in their Messiah. This material was first presented at Middletown Bible Church in Middletown, Connecticut, and we thank them for allowing us to share it with you. Host Wayne Shepherd describes the setting for this broadcast from Part 4 of our series called, “Zechariah: The LORD Remembers.” The promises and prophecies contained in the amazing writings of this late sixth century B.C. prophet declare unmistakably that God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end! Thank you for listening to learn more about our Savior and Shepherd—Jesus Christ. May He guide you today, and please use this teaching to spread His Word to all who need to hear.

Dave Dolan has a Middle East News Update for Jimmy DeYoung on today's edition of PTIB. Jimmy and Dave will discuss high-ranking IDF officers saying that IS will next turn its attentions on the Jewish State of Israel; with the 5th anniversary of the Egyptian Arab Spring happening this last week, there are those that say it could happen again in Egypt, a very unstable Arab nation; PM Netanyahu has slammed Ban Ki Moon of the UN for saying that the Palestinians have a right to kill Jews because the Palestinians are under "Israeli occupation"; and Israel has been ranked as the 8th most powerful nation in our world today.

THE STORY OF JEHU In a special one hour program, Chris discusses the details and symbolism of the story of Jehu in the book of 2 Kings. What lessons can we learn in our world today about the relationship between God and government as revealed through this Old Testament account? Was Jehu justified in his actions? Also discussed is a follow up on the issue of Libertarianism and its role in American politics. Is there a difference between the concept of libertarianism in early America vs. the post World War II version of libertarianism that has emerged since the 1960's and 70's?

What happened in our nation and the world this week that the major news networks may have failed to cover? Jim presented a selection of such stories including: --The Chicago Stock Exchange said a Chinese investor group agreed to acquire it giving the buyer entry into the intensely competitive U.S. equity market. It would be the first of a U.S. exchange by a Chinese company. --On Monday our national debt hit a new record of just over 19 trillion dollars. That's more than $58,000 for each person living in the U.S. including children. --The man behind the undercover Planned Parenthood videos has no interest in a plea deal for probation for what he claims are bogus charges filed against him. Instead, he wants an apology from the district attorney made on these charges. --A pro-life organization has released documents that may show Planned Parenthood illegally profiting from the sale of aborted baby body parts. --Democrats in the House defeat an attempt by pro-life Republicans to override a veto of the reconciliation bill that would defund Planned Parenthood. --Mississippi legislators are the latest to take action to insure that babies bodies are treated humanely and respectfully in their state. --In recognition of Black History Month a group of pro-life students at Purdue University hung posters across the campus to raise awareness about how black babies are targeted for abortion. --More black babies are aborted than born alive in New York City. --Louisville, Kentucky, Planned Parenthood Abortion clinic shut down after their pro-life governor discovered that the abortion clinic was operating without a license. --Two leading members of the Missouri House have filed bills that would help insure that the organs and body parts of aborted pre-born children are not sold by abortion clinics and hospitals performing elective abortions. --The United Nations Postal Administration released six new postage stamps promoting equality for LGBT individuals. --The ambassador for Nigeria gave a stinging rebuke in anticipation of the roll-out of the stamps. --The Obama administration is now targeting emergency shelters for regulations elevating gender identity over health, safety, privacy and religious liberty concerns. --The Department of Education is now targeting Christian colleges in a call from the Human Rights Campaign for greater transparency on anti-LGBT religious exemptions. --Sologamy, the marriage of someone to themselves, is the latest step from those attempting to push marriage beyond the biblical norm. --A woman from Norway claims she's a cat trapped in a human body. --North Korea is preparing to launch a satellite capable of detonating a nuclear weapon more than 100 miles over the U.S. creating an electromagnetic pulse that could destroy our electric grid system. --Russia steps up it's military maneuvers to a level that's been unseen since the height of the cold war. --Army and Marine corps chief says it's time for women to register for future military drafts. --The National Security Agency is undertaking a major reorganization. --Canada's new Prime Minister plans to 'fast track' the acceptance of thousands of Syrian refugees over the next few weeks. --Florida's governor would be able to use military force to keep out immigrants or refugees from certain parts of the world under a bill that was passed by a House committee on Wednesday. --A large number of anti-semitic incidents in France has led to a record number of French Jews that are leaving the country. --3 Republican lawmakers have asked Iran's Supreme Leader to facilitate their visa applications for them to visit Iran. --Huckabee, O'Malley, Santorum and Paul step out of the presidential race. --Hillary Clinton fields first campaign question about physician assisted suicide. --Hillary Clinton expressed confidence that the FBI's investigation into her handling of classified information as Secretary of State will not lead to an indictment. --Donald Trump nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. --Chris Christie thinks Marco Rubio is too pro-life on abortion. --Fox network drama 'Lucifer' deemed spiritually dangerous. --Officials at an Oklahoma school district say they wanted to send a clear warning to protect against potential attacks so they put up signs alerting staff members that other staff members could be carrying guns. --Following a signing ceremony in New Zealand, the Obama administration is calling on the GOP controlled Congress to hurry up and approve the the massive, free trade regime known as the Trans Pacific Partnership. --Washington, D.C., lawmakers are primed to begin paying local residents not to break the law.

Some people text all day every day, and their phones are seemingly a mechanical extension of their arm. And their phones constantly pump information to and from their minds. Is our addiction to technology and the rapid breakdown in morality related? The Word of God gives us a way out of this mess.

Are You Converted? (Part 1): Listen in as Pastor Mike preaches this recent sermon titled "Are You Converted? (Part 1)," from Bethlehem Bible Church in West Boylston, MA.

On PTIB today, Ken Timmerman will give us insight into geo-political events around this world as he has a conversation with Jimmy DeYoung, the Host of PTIB. These two will discuss the fact that IS is calling for the Muslim Brotherhood to take up arms against Egyptian President Al Sisi; IS now has the late Col Quadiffia's chemical weapons; Iraq has a record oil output which is wrecking the global banking system; and with the 5th Anniversary of the Arab Spring in Egypt, which brought the Muslim Brotherhood to power, remembered last week, they say it could happen again.

With technology seemingly omnipresent, how should believers renounce loving the world? Should we permanently unplug from the internet? Should we toss out our TVs? Let’s take another positive step in the ongoing battle for our hearts and minds.

Yesterday President Obama made his first known visit during his presidency to a U.S. mosque. In this case his visit was to the Islamic Center of Baltimore. In attendance was the honor guard made up of Muslim boy scouts who brought in the U.S. and Maryland flags before leading the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the recitation of the Qur'an. Should we be alarmed by this or is it simply another example of the free exercise of religion? Joining Jim to examine that question and much more was Usama Dakdok. Usama is the founder and director of the Straightway of Grace Ministry equipping Christians to be effective witnesses of Jesus Christ to their Muslim neighbors, as well as ministering to Muslims directly. Usama is Egyptian born. He studied Islam and Islamic law since a young age. Usama has translated the Qur'an into English. He's the speaker on the program, 'Revealing the Truth About Islam' which airs daily on VCY America. Jim presented information from The Daily Caller indicating that The Islamic Center of Baltimore 'has deep extremist ties' including the Muslim Brotherhood. It's a member of the network of mosques controlled by the Islamic Society of North America, a Muslim civil rights group named as the unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror case. The majority of the program featured Usama responding to numerous 'facts' from President Obama's nearly 45 minute speech given during his visit to the Islamic Center: --Islam has a message of peace. --Islam has roots in a commitment to compassion, mercy, justice and charity. --Islam has always been part of America. --Muslim-Americans are our neighbors, teachers, doctors, scientists, and entrepreneurs. --Muslim Americans keep us safe. They are part of our police, firefighters, homeland security and in our intelligence community. --The overwhelming majority of the world's Muslims embrace Islam as a source of peace. It is undeniable that a small fraction of Muslims propagate a perverted interpretation. --Groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIL are not the first extremists in history to misuse God's name. --We're all God's children; Christians, Jews and Muslims. Usama's responses to these statements from President Obama underscore earlier comments where Usama described how the only people that have benefited from 9-11 are the Muslims. Why? They killed 3,000 Americans yet have become the victims of the attack while at the same time they build large numbers of houses of worship and are allowed into America as students and refugees in ever greater numbers.

Topic: Joel Rosenburg calls for 20,000 to 40,000 troops on the ground in Iraq. Brannon reveals why he thinks the neo-cons should be loudly refuted for wanting to put more money and national treasure on the ground in Iraq that not only costs us the life of many but is also bankrupting our country. Why get involved in a war that has been going on for more than a thousand years? Topic: Joel Rosenburg calls Hugh Hewit “a devout Christian.” This is troubling since Hewit has called himself an ”Evangelical Roman Catholic Presbyterian.” How troubling is that? Topic: Dr. DeYoung covers these topics: Topic: Islamic State in Syria has chemical weapons from Gaddafi's arsenal in Libya because of the European Union and the United States. Topic: Thousands of Middle Eastern christians are being killed by Islamic State and the United States defends Islamic State and denies the problem. Topic: Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees threaten to overrun Jordan on their way to destroy Israel. Topic: The mufti of Jerusalem condemns Israeli decision to allow men and women to pray together at the Western Wall. Topic: We take your calls.