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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.”

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In today's program we will look at two more common errors people make in interpreting Scripture. First is the error of Spiritualizing - reading a truth into a text that is not supported by that text. For example, is the Song of Solomon a metaphor for Christ's love for the church? The second error we will examine is that of Culturalizing. For example, when the Bible condemns homosexuality and appears to limit positions of spiritual leadership in the church to men, is that really binding today or does it merely reflect the culture of biblical days and is, therefore, no longer relevant as some claim?

The Beginning of a Letter from a Father to a Son
I Timothy 1.1-2

Tom welcomes his guest Mike Oppenheimer of Let Us Reason Ministries. Today’s discussion involves UFOs and extraterrestrials: Are they real? What are they? Should we witness to them? Should we fear them? In this two-part program Tom and Mike hash out some troubling conclusions that are drawn even by many Christians concerning this phenomenon.

Islamic Misconceptions in the Book of Deuteronomy (program #1)

Mike interviews Dan Biddle (Ph.D.) and Dave Bisbee from Genesis Apologetics

In this session, two creation speakers and teachers, Dan Biddle (Ph.D.) and Dave Bisbee answer some important questions about our youth.
• What are they being taught and how are they responding?
• When do students begin to have doubts about the Bible and why?
• Why is it important to teach a young earth?
• Is there any scientific evidence we can teach our youth that supports a young earth?
• How can parents help our youth trust the Bible?

Faith Without Works–Part 2
Listen in as Pastor Mike continues this recent sermon given at Bethlehem Bible Church in West Boylston, MA. What is the relationship between “faith” and “works”? Is it possible to have faith without works? Do you have faith? More importantly, do you have saving faith? Pastor Mike examines what true faith really is as he preaches a sermon from James 2:14-26.

We’ve often said that political correctness is killing us and it is. Recall that PC doesn’t care whether something is true or not; it just tests to see if what is being said or done matches PC orthodoxy. John’s boralogue details how political correctness in Great Britain allowed the rapes of 1,400 young women to go unstopped for over a decade. It’s a major scandal in that country but our media have ignored it.

Speaking of political correctness, with fall “falling” on the nation again, new students are flooding onto college campuses, where orientation sessions should actually be designated indoctrination courses. Jennifer Kabbany from www.thecollegefix.com debuts to describe some of the nonsense roaring around colleges today.

Then Mark Nestman (www.assetprotection2014.com) explains how U.S. FACTA laws which went into effect on July 1, 2014, are seriously crippling the ability of U.S. citizens to live or work abroad. We’re the only country in the world to impose this kind of onerous regulation on foreign banks.

Constitutional attorney Michael Connelly from the United States Justice Foundation provides his weekly commentary on the Constitution’s Bill of Rights, focusing on Amendment #7 this week.

As the Internal Revenue Service continues to “lose” more emails related to a scandal where it allegedly targeted conservative organizations to harass them, it seems an even greater scandal has been underway in Wisconsin, where prosecutors are accused of trumping up charges against conservative politicians in order to defame them and defeat them in elections. Professor William Jacobson is a law professor at Cornell University and publisher of The Legal Insurrection blog.

Finally we’ll shift gears. Oftentimes Christians and pastors say very silly things when discussing theological issues because they are ignorant of church history and the decisions of previous generations. We’ll have an interesting conversation with church history professor Dr. Robert Rea, Ph.D., about this subject as he delineates themes from his new book, Why Church History Matters - An Invitation to Love and Learn from Our Past.

On today's episode, JD discusses a new social media challenge, "Burn White Jesus." Then, he discusses John Kerry and President Obama's assertion that ISIS is not Islamic, and then plays a clip from Bill Maher about Islam and gives his thoughts. JD also discusses a Roman Catholic cardinal who claims that Mohammad was a true prophet of God, and then a Spurgeon Calling segment.

The First Last Supper (Text: Mark 14:22-26)

This week on "Encounter God’s Truth,” host Wayne Shepherd introduces a discussion between author and Bible teacher Dr. John Whitcomb and Answers in Genesis founder and president Ken Ham called, "An Evening with Creation Apologetic Pioneers."
They open by talking about issues such as the importance of Biblical authority in the midst of contemporary attacks against it, as well as the historical background to the modern Biblical creationism movement.
Moderated by Steve Ham, the senior director of outreach for Answers in Genesis, this dialogue reminds us that God’s Word is true from the beginning to the end. It is part of our series called “Creation Apologetics.”
Whitcomb Ministries thanks Answers in Genesis for permission to bring you the audio in this program.

Today on PTIB it is "Prophecy Q&A" time with all the questions you have been sending over the last couple of weeks. Jim Jr will join us on the broadcast to ask the questions. This program contains some very important questions that you may have been wondering about and you never got around to asking. Stay tuned to get your question answered.

ACTS CHAPTER 26
Chris continues his study of the Book of Acts, focusing on the next part of the journey of Paul, who stands trial before King Agrippa. Following his traditional methods, the apostle takes the opportunity to preach the Gospel of Christ, describing his encounter with the Lord on the road to Damascus.

Topic: Why does Obama call Isis, ISIL? Does it have to do with ignoring the existence of Israel? Topic: Secretary of State John Kerry says we are not in a war against ISIS. Topic: President Obama says ISIS is not Islamic. Topic: Israeli official says ISIS wants to conquer Jerusalem and will aim to do so. Topic: Iraq forms a new government but is it to late to do so. Topic: Israeli Defense Ministry says Turkey is openly supporting terrorism. Topic: Former Israeli President Peres meets with pope to form UN of Religions. Topic: We take your calls.

--U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Sherwood Baker of Rochester, Michigan, is refused
entry to his daughter's high school because his uniform was considered
potentially offensive.

--Fire fighters disciplined after being ordered to remove patriotic and military
decals and stickers from lockers.

--Instead of calling the office of Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings, an aid
to Attorney General Eric Holder accidentally calls the office of House Oversight
Committee Chairman Darrell Issa for help in 'spinning' the IRS scandal.

--On the eve of 9-11, President Obama vows to degrade and destroy ISIL with air
strikes and the 475 'boots on the ground' but also declares that ISIL terrorists
are not Islamic.

--Democratic congressman fears there are other organizations that will arise if
ISIS is destroyed.

One way for believers to handle the temptation of sex outside marriage is to realize that God sees all. God Himself is a witness to all they do since they’re indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and He takes it very seriously.

On today's edition of PTIB Jimmy DeYoung will have conversation with Dave James about Jonathan Cahn's new book "The Mystery of the Shemitah" . They will discuss if this is a Biblically correct book or if is dangerous for the un-aware reader. This will be a very interesting conversation that you don't want to miss.

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