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Dr. Erwin Lutzer: January 22, 2013

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The culture in the United States is one where the occult isn’t taken seriously. It’s glamorized in best-selling books, makes big money at the box office, and garners high ratings on television. But demonic influence is very real. In this message, Pastor Lutzer helps us see the dark side of “fantasy.”

Broadcast Archive

In today's program, JD gives some Q&A in responses to yesterday's program on biblical courtship. Then, Spurgeon Calling.

When was Bunyan’s Pilgrim Converted? Pastor Mike starts off the show with some brief comments about a book published by the Barna Group before moving into the show’s main topic–John Bunyan. Listen in as Pastor Mike looks at a recent blog post by Justin Taylor titled: “AT WHAT POINT IN PILGRIM’S PROGRESS DOES CHRISTIAN GET SAVED?”

Misconceptions in the Book of Leviticus (program #3)

On today's edition of PTIB Jimmy DeYoung has a discussion with Dave Dolan, a Middle East News Up-date. These two journalist will talk about the "cease-fire" talks between the Israelis and Hamas for the war in the Gaza Strip; Prime Minister Netanyahu calls for the United Nations to focus on the terrorism, horrific slaughter of their own people, by Hamas and the Islamic State in Iraq and the hundreds of Jews immigrating to Israel at this time in history.

WHAT IS HALAL FOOD? Chris discusses the issue of Halal food, the "acceptable" food of Islamic culture. Some believe it is similar to the Kosher food among the Jews, but is this really the case? Others argue that Halal is actually food sacrificed to an idol, and that Christians should have nothing to do with it.

Joining Jim to answer that question was Randy Thomasson. Randy is a veteran pro-family leader and president of Their organization stands strong for moral virtues for the common good by educating, equipping and inspiring concerned citizens to embrace and promote moral virtues in their homes and communities. According to Randy, more than anywhere else in the nation, California promotes the sexual indoctrination of children and it's being done at the hands of Democrats who have been in virtual control of the state government for the last 50 years.

Like quicksand, alcohol draws in its victims until they can no longer free themselves. The temptation to drink is best handled by never taking that first sip. It is very difficult to say, “I’m quitting tomorrow.”

Topic: Exclusive: Brannon Howse interviews Ferguson, Missouri Pastor, Stoney Shaw. Hear what the media is not reporting and in some cases distorting about Ferguson, Missouri. The fact is that Ferguson is not a racially segregated town. In fact, 35% of Pastor Shaw'’s church are black. Find out about some of the Communist groups and revolutionaries that are coming in from outside of Ferguson and even from many states away to agitate and distort. Pastor Shaw talks about how he lives in a nice neighborhood that includes a good mix of white and black home owners and that many of the white and black residents of Ferguson are embarrassed at what the world thinks of their community that has been misrepresented. Hear how many of the black officers that the town hires are hired away by other towns and thus they currently only have three black police officers. Why does a town of more than 60% black have a mostly white administration and it is not because of racism but voter turnout. Hear how some of the black candidates running for office that attend the church of Pastor Shaw were not elected because not enough black voters showed up to vote despite numerous white citizens publically supporting these candidates. Why did the police let the crowd loot without stopping them last Friday night? Don’t miss this program that gives a totally different view from what the media is reporting. We also take your calls.

Altar Calls New–Part 1 Tuesday Guy and Pastor Mike talk about altar calls on today’s show. What are altar calls? Are they Biblical? Do they have a place during Sunday Worship? Should you “see that hand”? Do we do altar calls at Bethlehem Bible Church? Listen in to find out!

On today's program, JD discusses an article floating around on why "courtship is fundamentally flawed." Then, a Spurgeon Calling segment.

Today on PTIB we have two of our Broadcast Partner's, both with different reports on the events in Europe. They both will discuss with Jimmy DeYoung the geopolitical activities that seem to be setting the stage for Bible Prophecy to be fulfilled. Bob Maginnis will report on an Ukrainian military attack on a Russian convoy and Rob Congdon will discuss a Russian convoy headed towards the Ukrainian border. Rob will also discuss the possibility that the world may be seeing the beginning of the end of Jewish history in Europe.

William Federer is a historian, nationally known speaker, best-selling author and president of Amerisearch, a publishing company dedicated to researching America's noble heritage. His American Minute radio feature is broadcast daily on stations across the country. He has authored close to 20 books including, 'America's God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations'; 'Backfired: A Nation Born for Religious Tolerance No Longer Tolerates Religion'; 'George Washington Carver: His Life & Faith in His Own Words'; 'Islamic Conquest Past and Present'; 'The Original 13' and has contributed to 'Miracles in American History: 32 Amazing Stories of Answered Prayer'. Knowledge of American history is not complete unless you understand the things that took place that can only be explained as the providential and sovereign hand of God upon our nation and there's no one that can communicate these facts quite like William Federer. Join Jim as he has William move through some critical points in American history such as the Francis Scott Key song that was birthed from the defeat of the Muslim Barbary Pirates, Key's connection to the American Bible society, what inspired President Lincoln to put 'In God We Trust' on our coins and other events connected to our Star Spangled Banner that celebrates its 200th anniversary on September 14th.

Alcohol abuse is costing our society billions in lost productivity, lost relationships, and lost lives. And all too many Christians misuse what they feel is their freedom to drink by drinking one too many.

Topic: The Militarization of America’'s Police. This is an issue we have been monitoring for a few years but now that the tragic stories coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, we look at this topic and ask the following questions. Topic: Why are so many police departments receiving military hardware that was used on the battle fields in the Middle East? Topic: Why do major cities need a SWAT team and yet how are these teams often used not for a hostage situation or to confront known gang members or terrorists but to enter the homes of families on false reports and sketchy research? Hear the audio of a family that had their home raided because of tea leaves in their garbage can. The two home owners were both retired from the CIA and had a national security clearance and yet were treated like harden-criminals or a drug lord. A little homework on the part of the police and a proper test of the tea leaves could have prevented this stupid and potentially deadly mistake and violation of this families' Constitutional rights. Topic: While there are many wonderful police officers that are of high moral character that are very professional, many police departments openly admit that their departments struggle to find qualified recruits. Why are so many police departments scraping the bottom of the barrel for recruits and hiring people with known drug histories? When the taxpayers stop approving of their towns spending a million dollars on AstroTurf, as one mid-south town recently did, and other wasteful expenditures and spend more on the salaries of police officers, then perhaps towns and cities will have a flood of candidates with high moral character. Topic: Sin and sinful people are in all walks of life. Today we have more and more teachers having sex with students, we have crooked politicians, judges that are taking bribes and yes, police officers that do not have the moral character required for such an important job. The bottom line is that sin has a terrible impact on a society. Furthermore, the drastic increase in immoral and depraved people working in all occupations, including civil government, is perhaps further proof of what happens when a people reject God over and over and He finally gives them over to their sin. Topic: We take your calls.

Biblical Hermeneutics - part 2 In this week's program we will continue our study into biblical hermeneutics. For those who may have missed the previous broadcast or for our news listeners, I will briefly summarize what we have already discussed and then move into some tools we need in our Bible study toolboxes. We will talk about Bible Atlases, Dictionaries, Concordances, Systematic Theologies and Commentaries and how these tools can aid and enrich our study of Scripture. The audio quality of this program is poor and for that please accept my apologies (we are living in our son's downstairs bedroom), but that should be rectified in next week's broadcast.

THE BIBLE OR THE BAYONET Chris discusses a quote from 19th century minister, Robert Winthrop, who said that men must be controlled by either the Bible or the bayonet. His words echo those of men like William Penn who argued that if men would not be governed by God, they would be ruled by tyrants. As the threat of tyranny grows nearer in Western countries, is it possible that a judgment from God is on the horizon?


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