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Brannon Howse: Aired December 19, 2012

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Brannon’s guest is Pastor Parker Reardon who pastors Newtown Bible Church just three minutes from the Sandy Hook School in Connecticut where 6 adults and 20 children were murdered last week. Pastor Reardon reports that he was interviewed live by CNBC and stated that President Obama’s focus on gun control was the wrong focus and it should be the depraved heart of man. Pastor Reardon reports that his interview was scrubbed. Reardon’s associate pastor Joey was in the firehouse when the parents were officially told their children had perished. How did most of the local clergy respond? Pastor Reardon also talks about how he and his church are passing out tracks as well as copies of the book by John MacArthur, “Save in the Arms of God.” Reardon talks about the difficulty in pastoring in this part of the country and challenges our radio audience to use all occasion to proclaim the gospel. We take your calls and our phone lines light up.

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Mike Gendron responds to Todd Friel and his false claims that only 3,000 people were killed in the 600 years of the Inquisition, that the Inquisition was carried out by a branch of Christianity, that it was an in-house issue of Catholics killing Catholics, and that it was not a reign of terror per se. Mike Gendron is an extremely credible expert on Catholicism as a former Catholic of 37 years and is so well respected as an expert that he gave this interview just hours before departing to be a keynote speaker at the international Shepherds Conference of Dr. John MacArthur. Topic: Brannon plays some audio from the documentary by former Catholic Priest Richard Bennett that reveals the Inquisition was a reign of terror despite the claims by Todd Friel and Bennett reveals some of the torture tools used during this reign of terror. Topic: Brannon then takes several minutes to lay out just a portion of the detailed and documented figures from respected historians and Christians that document the reliable number of 50 million that were killed in the Inquisition by the Vatican. This figure of 50 million has been reported and documented by the well-known and much respected Halley’s Bible Handbook. John Wesley wrote of the 45 million killed and the 50 million is documented by Professor James MacLean of the Department of French and Spanish at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Plaisted documents 15 million killed from 1518-1548. Halley’s handbook documents the 14-18 million killed in the thirty year war (1618-1648) started by Ferdinand II for the purpose of suppressing Protestantism in the Holy Roman Empire. Halley’s handbook documents that Ferdinand II had been educated by the Jesuits and with their help undertook to suppress Protestantism (p. 792). Then 5 million killed by the persecutions in Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, and elsewhere. Then as Dr. Plaisted documents you have 3 million killed in the conflict in Bohemia and 4 million in France, then 900,000 killed in the persecution of the Waldenses, then the 1 to 2 million Albigenses killed in Southern France. Then you have those killed by the Vatican before the Reformation that would include the 10 million killed in the Hundred Years War from 1337-1453. Again, why are Christians helping the Vatican re-write their history when we know their goal is to create an ecumenical false church as described in Revelation 17? Topic: We take your calls.

People Named Jesus
Not sure if you ever want to name your child, “Jesus,” but one thing is for certain: Don’t ever call yourself the “Messiah.” Mike examines many false teachers who claimed they were the Messiah.

Today on PTIB Jimmy DeYoung has two of his Broadcast Partners, Dr Rob Congdon and Winkie Medad, with some very important reports for those who are listening. The three will have a serious discussion on a number of issues. Jimmy will talk to Winkie about the possible "mass immigration" by the Jews out of Europe. But first Jimmy will get an EU update from Rob.

Kristen Waggoner serves as Senior Vice President of Legal Services with Alliance Defending Freedom, leading their legal and media efforts. She has participated as counsel and prevailed in several high-profile constitutional cases dealing with matters such as same-sex marriage, pharmacist conscience rights and clergy-parishioner privilege. Barronelle Stutzman of Richland, Washington, is a 70 year old grandmother and the sole owner of Arlene's Flowers, a shop started by her mother. According to Kristen, Barronelle loves to serve her customers and her goal is to make friends with them and help them celebrate the important events in their lives. Barronelle met and became friends with a man named Rob Ingersoll about 10 years ago. While understanding Barronelle's religious stance, he nonetheless identified himself to her as a homosexual. Knowing these things about each other they became good friends and worked well together. In 2012 Washington began to recognize same-sex marriage legally. Not long after that, Rob came into the store and requested that Barronelle do his wedding. She politely told Rob that she couldn't do the wedding due to her relationship with Christ. She did, however, recommend 3 other florists. Once Rob left the store, Barronelle thought they would remain friends. Shortly after that, however, the attorney general in the State of Washington heard about this story through the media and sued her both personally and professionally. The suit has been ongoing for the past two years. Unfortunately more pressure has been added to Barronelle's case because the ACLU is also suing her so she is liable for both the attorney fees of the ACLU as well as those for the attorney general, an amount that will reach into seven figures should this go up through the appellate process. Everything Barronelle owns is at stake in this case. If you wish to show your support for her, you can contact the attorney general as well as the governor in the State of Washington at the numbers listed below.

In times of crisis, we cry out to God, like a man in Jesus’ day who saw his crisis faith become contagious faith. Jesus did many miracles to encourage our belief. In this message we’ll look at lessons we can learn from a long-distance healing.

Ken Blackwell is a former mayor of Cincinnati and former Ohio Secretary of State. He is a Policy Board member of the American Civil Rights Union. When compared to what President Obama has done for Gay Pride Month and the efforts to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, Black History Month seems to be under a kind of betrayal according to Ken. Ken noted how during this Black History Month, the top issue on the White House agenda has been the granting of deportation amnesty to illegal aliens. The President has also been working hard to give legal status, work permits, driver's licenses, Social Security numbers and even back income to immigrants/aliens with apparently no serious consideration as to how this will affect black Americans. Ken described how illegals cross the border and compete for scarce jobs on the lowest rung of the economic ladder. In the end Ken feels this is a direct and political effort by the President to grow the ranks of those who are dependent on big government therefore growing the ranks of those who are likely to vote for the party of big government.

Race And Evangelicalism How should Christians think about race? How does redemption factor into dealing with discrimination? James 2 is a challenge to the heinous sin of partiality.

The affordable care Act mandates that people buy health insurance. Complicating matters is the rules and requirements that these policies must provide. Then there's the EPA rules that control everyone's personal property to such a degree that even ditches and storm water culverts are sometimes considered to be waterways. There's also the control over food where the wife of the President has her hand in affecting school lunch menus or government mandated labeling of factors such as calorie content. The airline industry has its intrusive body scans and enhanced pat-downs of passengers. The latest item that Washington is attempting to add to the list is control over the Internet by treating it as a public utility. Joining Vic to discuss this was James Gattuso. He handles regulatory and telecommunications issues at the Heritage Foundation and is a senior research fellow at the Foundation's Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies. From 1990-1993 he was the deputy chief at the Federal Communications Commission's office of plans and policy. Net neutrality refers to the idea that all the content on the Internet should be treated the same way. While on the surface this may sound reasonable, the American marketplace provides varying levels of choice in areas such as technical and pricing option categories and James argues that the Internet should be no different. While James doesn't see a conscious plan to censor speech or control content via net neutrality legislation, he does believe it sets the stage for that and puts the FCC and the federal government in what he referred to as 'the critical path' for approving what is transmitted via the Internet. Where does Congress and President Obama stand on this issue? Does the impetus for net neutrality legislation involve purely practical considerations or is there a political element? Is there any merit to FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai's allegation that the FCC is misleading the public about the plan? If these rules stand, what will be the impact on the Internet here is America? These and other questions are discussed on this vital edition of Crosstalk.

ISLAM, ANTICHRIST & THE REFORMATION Chris discusses some of the current news on Islamic Jihad impacting the world today, as he reviews the history of Islam and how it was viewed by the Reformers. What did men like Luther and Calvin believe about Islam? And did the Reformers view the great terrors of the Turk as the fulfillment of Bible prophecy?

Topic: A few people on Facebook wanted to know why it mattered if the Todd Friel was saying 3,000 people were killed in the 600 year inquisition versus the real number of 50 million. Today Brannon explains that it goes to the heart of the gospel and not allowing the Church of Rome to re-write history and thus portray itself as Christian and Christian friendly for their ecumenical agenda. Topic: On the previous program Brannon did not play the clip of how Todd started his discussion on the inquisition. Today you will hear that Todd starts his program and discussion on the Inquisition with a short clip from a Mel Brooks comedy skit on the Inquisition. If you Google the words of this comedy skit then do so at your own risk as it contains vulgar content. Is this appropriate? Is this how Christians or a serious and credible Christian broadcaster should set up a serious discussion of the Inquisition? Does Todd not know how or when it is or is not appropriate to be a comedian? Topic: If Todd is so concerned about the Strange Fire facing evangelicalism from the Word of Faith and New Apostolic Reformation then why is he still on the air with American Family Radio that seems intent on continuing to promote and interview such NAR/WOF folks as Rick Joyner, Heidi Baker, Rod Parsley and others? Not to mention the AFA sponsored prayer rally in January of 2015 that featured as a keynote speaker Governor Jindal giving his testimony and describing himself as an evangelical Catholic. If Todd is really concerned about truth, ecumenicalism, and strange fire then we believe it is time for him to cut ties with AFR. Topic: Justin Peters joins us to give his thoughts on the comments by Todd. Justin also joins us to discuss audio clips of Rick Joyner being interviewed by Sid Roth describing how he went to heaven, discussed sports with the Lord, and then went swimming with the Lord. It is interesting to note that Rick Joyner was recently interviewed by Tim Wildmon on American Family Radio Network. Topic: Sid Roth and Joyner talk about Catholic mystic monk Brother Lawrence in a positive light. This is nothing more than the promotion of mysticism. Justin explains why all of this is a real warning to true believers.

The miracles of Jesus transcended time and space. He spoke, and it was done, whether right in front of Him or twenty miles away. In this message we’ll consider the power and glory of miracles done at a distance, miracles that should indeed be convincing.

That Is NOT In The Bible–Part 2 Was Jesus poor? Was He married? Is gambling prohibited? Should we dress up for church? Mike and Steve continue discussing an article called “67 Surprising Things Not Found in the Bible“.

Jimmy DeYoung has a Middle East News Up-date on PTIB with Dave Dolan reporting. Jimmy and Dave, both journalist in the Middle East with a combined 58 years of experience, will discuss the fact that Hamas and Iran have renewed ties - that is bad for the Israeli's; the United States is withholding information on the US-Iranian nuclear talks from Israel and the Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon says that Iran has "Apocalyptic Messianic" ambitions.

When Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding party, He took the least and made it into the best. In this message we’ll continue to look at Christ’s first miracle at Cana, one of many proving He was and is the Son of God.


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