To the utter shock of Christians, the collapse of the Christian worldview in America and the West is happening. Why is this occurring? Have we been so blinded by the attack of the enemy on issues such as biblical history and biblical authority that we couldn’t see this massive erosion taking place? Are there answers that can help get us back to a sure foundation?
Joining Jim to sort all this out was Bryan Osborne. Bryan is an Answers in Genesis conference speaker who also serves as a writer and curriculum specialist within the ministry. Bryan taught Bible history in a public school for some 13 years and has been teaching Christians to defend their faith. Bryan is co-author along with Bodie Hodge of ‘Quick Answers to Tough Questions’ and he’s the author of the newly released ‘Quick Answers to Social Issues.’
The thrust behind this new book is to communicate what God’s Word has to say on the issues discussed. In other words, the bottom line is this: Either you submit to what the Word of God says or you reject it. If you do the latter, all you’re left with is man’s ideas as your ultimate authority and those are completely arbitrary as each person has their own ideas and standards.
With this foundational idea of biblical authority having been set, here are some of the issues Jim had Bryan clarify:
–What are the 3 fundamental questions that determine correct thinking regarding abortion?
–Does the Bible condone slavery as this term is popularly defined today?
–Is social justice part of the Gospel?
–Is the Bible silent on same-sex marriage?
–Is it true that Jesus didn’t address homosexuality?
U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres gave a speech on Saturday, July 18. It was given ‘virtually’ to South Africa’s Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Claiming that free markets being able to deliver healthcare for all is a lie and blaming ‘colonialism’ and ‘patriarchy’ as being responsible for aspects of inequality in the world today, the Secretary General laid out ‘…how we can address the many mutual reinforcing strands and layers of inequality before they destroy our economies and societies.’ His solution involves viewing COVID-19 as a catalyst for a new worldwide social contract called a ‘Global New Deal.’
While the idea of a new world order may seem like a conspiracy theory to some, this thought takes on a new perspective when we have the U.N. Secretary General calling for it openly via a ‘Global New Deal.’ Does this mean the stage is being set for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled? You decide when you review this edition of Crosstalk.
Few sections of the Bible have been as controversial and highly debated as that of Genesis 6:1-4 and the questions that arise including: Who were the sons of God? Who were the daughters of men? What do we make of the term ‘giants’ and ‘Nephilim’?
Cities, counties and states across the country are mandating the wearing of masks. Some have made full implementation, others are on the brink of an impending mask mandate. What is the truth about masks?
Appearing on Crosstalk to dissect this issue was Twila Brase. Twila is the president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom. She’s a registered nurse and author of ‘Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records.’ She’s the speaker on the daily ‘Health Freedom Minute’ heard on stations across the nation
Here’s your weekly glimpse at some of the stories that made the cut for the ’round-up’:
–The Florida State Health Department confirmed Tuesday that some state testing labs had not been disclosing their negative novel coronavirus testing results accurately, skewing the positivity rates dramatically.
Is all of this signaling the end of America as we know it? Joining Jim to examine this and related issues was Gary Kah. Gary is the founder and director of Hope For the World. He’s the former Europe and Middle East Trade Specialist for the Indiana State Government. In 1987, Gary was invited to join the World Constitution and Parliament Association, one of the organizations involved at the forefront of promoting the world government agenda. During the next 4 years he obtained detailed documents which demonstrated that the push toward a one-world government was active and rapidly advancing. Gary is the author of ‘Enroute to Global Occupation’ and ‘The New World Religion.’
Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary General, indicated that the coronavirus pandemic has laid bare severe and systemic inequalities around the world. He’s also mentioned a climate crisis, the threat of nuclear war, lawlessness in cyberspace, etc. It should then come as no surprise to find that he’s also called for a multi-lateral level of global governance with ‘teeth’ to function where it’s needed.
Isaiah 5:20 says, ‘Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!’ This verse was the theme for this broadcast as it pointed out current news stories showing how as a nation, we are mirroring the behavior prophesied by Isaiah.
In our day it’s all too easy for Christians to get caught up in the opinions of secular media pundits who espouse their views concerning citizenship and government. Since this topic can create so much emotion and confusion, some Christians shy away from political involvement or even refuse to vote.