Socialism is hitting America like a tidal wave striking at our values, our private property rights, at parental authority, at religious freedom and the very heart and soul of our U.S. Constitution. As we discussed on a recent program, this issue is really a revolution in the making to completely dismantle our constitutional republic and turn it over to socialism. It’s confronting us in numerous ways and what happens in this election will greatly determine the destiny of our nation.
We have seen many things unfold in 2020 that many never dreamed possible in our nation. Consider the dictatorial powers launched by many governors and mayors across the nation. There’s been the shuttering of churches, the closing of businesses, the declaration of what businesses can survive and which ones are doomed to fold. In addition, look at the uprisings taking place in cities across the nation. While destruction, burnings, lootings, murders and physical assaults have significantly escalated this year, many in the major media continue to refer to them as peaceful protests. Meanwhile the tensions between people are heightening. People have been assaulted for an article of clothing they are wearing or a flag they are waving. Attacks against patriotism are escalating. The professional sports world has joined in the attack having caved to a political agenda that glorifies anarchy. There’s a war on police with many calling for their defunding and to re-imaging policing.
Families across America are making choices about the celebration of Halloween. Should the house and yard be decorated with Halloween decor? Should the kids be allowed to dress up in costumes and go house to house collecting candy? Should a person take time to watch horror movies featuring witches, zombies and vampires? In the end, is this all harmless fun or is there more ‘behind the mask’?
Joining Jim for discussion on this popular holiday was Dr. David Brown. Dr. Brown is Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, has a Masters in Theology and PhD in History specializing in the history of the English Bible. In addition to his study of the English Bible he’s also president of Logos Communication Consortium which operates LogosResourcePages.org. He’s author of the book, The Dark Side of Halloween and also a research paper, Unmasking the Truth About Witches.
What do we know about the origins of Halloween? It was called the Vigil of Samhain and was celebrated by the Druids and the occult. They would go from farm to farm asking for offerings to their god(s) and if they didn’t get them, they would do harm to the farmers and animals.
Pastor Brown noted that if you look at the occult holiday list, you’ll see one of the key days which is Samhain. The Roman Catholic Church changed ‘All Hallows’ Day’ and the eve before to ‘All Hallows’ Even’ to match the pagan holiday so it was called, ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ or ‘Halloween.’
As this program moves along you’ll learn about the following terms, phrases and customs tied to Halloween:
–‘Trick or Treat’
–Jack O’ Lanterns
So if you feel Halloween is merely harmless fun, you’ll want to review this broadcast where you’ll also hear comments and questions from listeners across the nation.
Have you ever wondered how church leaders, even those who seemed so solid in their own teaching, can become so blind to error that they could permit a widespread invasion of false teachings into the church? When leaders are drawn to such teachings, it’s no surprise that many individual Christians fail too see how these occult and New Age teachings are far removed from the faith once for all delivered to the saints.
Joining Jim to discuss one such invasion was Don Veinot. Don is the co-founder and president of Midwest Christian Outreach, a national apologetics ministry and mission to new religious movements. He’s been involved in apologetics ministry for over 3 decades and is a charter member of the International Society of Christian Apologetics. He is also a staff researcher and writer for the Midwest Outreach Journal.
Joining Don was Marcia Montenegro. Before becoming a Christian, Marcia was involved for many years in Eastern spiritual beliefs (Hindu and Buddhist), New Age, and occult practices. She was a certified, professional astrologer who taught Astrology for several years. She served as chairperson of the Astrology Board of Examiners and President of the Astrological Society in Atlanta. She came to Christ and now is engaged with her full-time ministry, Christian Answers for the New Age. She’s the author of ‘Spellbound: The Paranormal Seduction of Today’s Kids.’
Don is releasing a book called, ‘Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret.’ Don kicked off the discussion by defining the term, ‘enneagram.’ This is a geometric design. Basically it’s a circle with three shapes inside of it that touch the outer circle at 9 different points. This nine pointed symbol originated with an early 20th century Russian mystic.
While Marcia noted that the enneagram symbol is a neutral geometric design and that there is no inherent evil in the design, some people are reading various paths to God into it and it’s this concept that’s infiltrating segments of the evangelical church.
On this edition of Crosstalk, Don and Marcia detail the remaining history/evolution of this symbol, it’s connection to the Jesuits, how it came to the attention of Richard Rohr and went on to become embraced by elements of the evangelical publishing world.
–Senator Kamala Harris would not trust a Trump endorsed coronavirus vaccine–Biden’s plan to repeal the Trump tax cuts–Harris denied wanting to stop fracking in spite of past quotes in favor of banning it–abortion–accepting the outcome of the election–Harris references Abraham Lincoln when talking about the nomination of a Supreme Court successor and more.
–An article from the Daily Signal notes tens of thousands of cases of possible vote fraud are cited in a new report from the Public Interest Legal Foundation titled, ‘Critical Condition.’ It highlights the severity of the problem (inaccurate voter rolls, duplicate registrations, dead voters and incomplete registrations) all of which allow fraud by those willing to exploit vulnerabilities in the system. The foundation discovered more than 140,000 instances of potential election fraud in the 2016 and 2018 elections.
Do you remember the last time your computer began slowing down or certain functions just stopped working? Or maybe you have a smart phone or pad and at some point you may have touched the screen in one place but something unexpected came up?
What was the solution? You probably did a ‘reset’ or ‘reboot.’
This is what this broadcast was meant to be as many issues and challenges are pressing in upon people. There’s COVID-19 and how it’s affecting church life, Bible studies, the monetary system, the president, and even the Pentagon. There’s the election, the Senate hearings for Amy Coney Barrett and so much more.
In light of all this, Jim gave listeners the opportunity to hit the ‘reboot’ or ‘refresh button,’ take time from the issues and pause for praise.
Join Jim as he encouraged listeners to call and finish the following sentence: Today I’m praising the Lord for… You’ll be blessed and hopefully encouraged to consider how you too can pause for praise to the Lord!
Beginning in Revelation, Dr. DeYoung explained to the audience that this book is from God to Jesus who then delegated an angel who would give and dictate to John the Revelator what He (God the Father) and his son Jesus wanted John to know and ultimately what He wanted us to know.
Today’s Roundup consisted of several recent news stories that are largely ignored by major media outlets. Here is a sampling of the topics:
Bombshell allegation: Hillary created entire Trump-Russia hoax to distract from email scandal
Black Lives Matter leader arrested for allegedly spending donations on personal expenses
Pro-abortion groups spending millions trying to defeat Amy Coney-Barrett
Serious push in U.S. House to remove Speaker Pelosi
Satanic Temple sues billboard company that refused signs for abortion ritual
Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for third time
Trump still building the border wall
Minneapolis plan to defund the Police collapses
Survey finds only 2 percent of millennials have Biblical worldview
‘Humanists for Biden’ take Christian-bashing to a new level
Vancouver streets hit with ads urging everyone to have just one child
….and many more about voter fraud, microchips, mask-wearing and transgenderism.
The first debate is in the books and it was a contentious one as President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden took to the stage last evening at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Here’s a partial list of items Jim brought to the attention of listeners that were either from the debate or related to it:
–Questions loom about moderator Chris Wallace. Did he lose control? Was he biased against the President, particularly with his line of questioning concerning a comprehensive plan to replace Obamacare?
–Audio from the president regarding the nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.
–Audio from Joe Biden on eliminating the filibuster and packing the Supreme Court, including audio on the latter issue from VP candidate Kamala Harris.
–Biden claimed not to support the Green New Deal in spite of the fact that the Biden/Harris website appears to communicate just the opposite.
–Biden indicated that:
…he’ll put the U.S. back into the Paris Climate Accord.
…the nation will not build any more coal or oil fired power plants.
…ANTIFA is an idea, not an organization.
–Biden wishes that schools would teach more about the Islamic faith.
There’s more to hear, including the views of Crosstalk callers from around the nation.