Thursday, July 31, 2008

JUDY ROGERS: "REACHING HEARTS, YOUNG & OLD, FOR THE GOSPEL WITH MUSIC of PRAISE"

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JUDY ROGERS, a theologically Reformed Christian Recording Artist who is very popular among many Presbyterian and Reformed Baptist congregations (see www.JudyRogers.com) will address the theme: "REACHING HEARTS, YOUNG & OLD, FOR THE GOSPEL WITH MUSIC of PRAISE."

Believing that music is powerful and that our children can learn much more than we often give them credit for, Judy Rogers began writing songs that would be distinctively biblical, thought provoking, and melodically addicting! Her husband Pastor Wayne Rogers of Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church in Covington, GA, suggested that Judy write songs for the major themes of the Westminster Children's and Shorter Catechisms.

God has used these songs mightily, and now, 20 years later, children all over the world are learning the great teachings of the Bible & Children’s Catechism in these songs. Altogether, eleven recordings have been produced in the past 20 years with thousands being sold or given through ministry.

Judy has four recordings for children: Why Can't I See God?, Go to the Ant, Guard Your Heart, and Teach Me While My Heart is Tender which is a collection of twenty-eight of Judy’s best-loved children’s songs. Two recordings are for teens: Stand Up!, and Walkin' Wise. Four recordings are adult oriented: Pilgrim's Praise (with guitarist/songwriter Craig Pitman) and Arise! Shine! (with sister Becky Morecraft), If You Love Me... (on the 10 Commandments), and Never Be Shaken – Psalms set to original melodies. Another CD entitled “Here I Stand” is a special tribute to former Chief Justice Roy Moore of Alabama & the ongoing battle for acknowledging God in our country.

All of Judy’s recordings are for the whole family because they proclaim the Word of God on many issues related to every age. To order Judy's music visit www.JudyRogers.com.

Judy will be featured at a FREE Christian concert this Saturday on Long Island, NY. Here are the details:

When: SATURDAY, AUGUST 2nd, 7PM

Where: GRACE REFORMED BAPTIST CHURCH OF LONG ISLAND
36 Smith Street, Merrick, NY (short walk from the LIRR)

Admission: FREE!!! (A love offering will be taken)

Phone: (516)379-2408

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

PASTOR WAYNE ROGERS: "BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS of a TRUE CHRISTIAN CHURCH"

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PASTOR WAYNE ROGERS of Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church in Covington, GA, & the managing editor of The Counsel of Chalcedon will address the theme: "BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS of a TRUE CHRISTIAN CHURCH."

During this interview, Pastor Rogers will address how these 8 main elements constitute a true, biblical, Christian Church:

1.) Worship (Romans 12:1-2; I Corinthians 10:31).

2.) Biblical Teaching (II Peter 1:3-ff; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Timothy 2:15).

3.) Pastoral Care (Acts 20:20ff.; I Peter 5:1-4).

4.) Biblical Community (Mark 9:50; John 13:34; Romans 12:5; Romans 12:10; Ephesians 4:12-16).

5.) Christ-likeness (Matthew 5:1-12; Colossians 1:28; Ephesians 4:11-16; Hebrews 12:14).

6.) Service (Ephesians 4:11-16).

7.) Evangelism (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:36-47, 8:1-8; Philippians 1:12ff).

8.) Strong Families (Genesis 2:18-25; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Ephesians 5:22-33; 6:1-4; Colossians 3:18-21).

Pastor Wayne is a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States , and a 1972 graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. Before joining the RPCUS denomination, Pastor Wayne has been a member of several other Presbyterian denominations: Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS), Founding memer of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), and the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod (RPCES).

During this interview, Pastor Wayne will also be promoting an upcoming FREE Christian concert scheduled for this Saturday, August 2 at 7pm at Grace Reformed Baptist Church of Long Island in Merrick, NY, featuring his wife, Christian recording artist JUDY ROGERS . For details call (516)379-2408, or visit http://www.gracereformedbaptistchurch.com/.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

MUSLIM vs CHRISTIAN DEBATE: BASSAM ZAWADI vs DAVID WOOD (PART 2)

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MUSLIM: Bassam Zawadi has written more than two hundred articles on Islam and Christianity. He is currently studying in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), but he has also lived in Canada, the United States, and Saudi Arabia. He runs the website http://www.call-to-monotheism.com/ and works for one of the world’s leading marketing research companies.

CHRISTIAN: David Wood is a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at Fordham University. A former atheist, he converted to Christianity after investigating the historical evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus. He is a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers and has written a number of articles on Islam. He runs the blog Answering Muslims.

Bassam and David are currently working on a book together contrasting Islam with Christianity.

This 2-day live *radio* debate is being conducted to promote a live, *public* debate this Saturday in Connecticut between Bassam and David. Here are the details:

TIME: Saturday, August 2nd, beginning at 11:00 A.M.

LOCATION: Madinah Educational Center, 5 National Drive, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 (see http://www.islamlife.com/news.php?readmore=228)

TOPICS: (1) "Does the Evidence Show that Christianity Is True?" (2) "Does the Evidence Show that Islam Is True?"There's no admission fee, and the debate is open to the public. Seating is limited.

Monday, July 28, 2008

MUSLIM vs CHRISTIAN DEBATE: BASSAM ZAWADI vs DAVID WOOD (PART 1)

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MUSLIM: Bassam Zawadi has written more than two hundred articles on Islam and Christianity. He is currently studying in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), but he has also lived in Canada, the United States, and Saudi Arabia. He runs the website http://www.call-to-monotheism.com/ and works for one of the world’s leading marketing research companies.

CHRISTIAN: David Wood is a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at Fordham University. A former atheist, he converted to Christianity after investigating the historical evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus. He is a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers and has written a number of articles on Islam. He runs the blog Answering Muslims.

Bassam and David are currently working on a book together contrasting Islam with Christianity.

This 2-day live *radio* debate is being conducted to promote a live, *public* debate this Saturday in Connecticut between Bassam and David. Here are the details:

TIME: Saturday, August 2nd, beginning at 11:00 A.M.

LOCATION: Madinah Educational Center, 5 National Drive, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 (see http://www.islamlife.com/news.php?readmore=228)

TOPICS: (1) "Does the Evidence Show that Christianity Is True?" (2) "Does the Evidence Show that Islam Is True?"There's no admission fee, and the debate is open to the public. Seating is limited.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

KAREN PRESSLEY: "ESCAPING SCIENTOLOGY: AN INSIDER’S TRUE STORY"

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KAREN PRESSLEY, a convert from the Church of Scientology to Biblical Christianity and Founder of Wings of Love Ministries will give her personal testimony: "ESCAPING SCIENTOLOGY: AN INSIDER’S TRUE STORY."

Prior to her 16-year involvement with the Church of Scientology, Karen worked as a Hollywood fashion designer, as well as a music publisher with her (then) husband Peter Schless. Their work included hit songs like “On the Wings of Love.” Their careers took a turn (early 1980’s) when they fell prey to the deception of Scientology.

After 16 years in Scientology, God’s grace removed the veil of deception from Karen’s eyes. After two prior unsuccessful attempts to escape (1990 and 1993), her third attempt in 1998 led to final disentanglement from the group, but resulted in ex-communication from her friends and divorce from her husband of 20 years. Grace also enabled her escape and miraculous freedom from the cult’s entrapment—including her eventual discovery of the power of prayer and faith in Christ.

Since Karen began her “new life” in 1998, she has traveled from coast to coast sharing the amazing story of her experiences within the Church of Scientology (1982-1998), her three escapes (final in 1998), and the challenges of rebuilding a new life after losing everything she had. Hers is a story of courage, hope, and building character through trials and perseverance.

Reunited with her family in Atlanta, she has a new life: new career, resumed her college education, new marriage, and counts her losses as gain through her new found faith in God.
With a passion to communicate and with boldness to share this story, she has been invited to speak around the country. Her story has touched the hearts of thousands at women’s conferences, church and ministry events, youth groups, colleges and universities.

Pieces of Karen’s personal story as an ex-Scientologist who escaped and and found faith in Jesus Christ have aired on NBC Dateline, CNN (Paula Zahn segment), “Secrets d’Actualite” on M6 Network in Paris, and local Atlanta shows, as well as local and national radio shows. She’s been interviewed by the Los Angeles Times, St. Petersburg Times, Atlanta’s Sunday Paper, and many Christian publications including Baptist Press News, The Christian Index, Missions Mosaic, On Mission Magazine, LifeWay’s Open Windows and more.

Karen plans to release her personal story about her Scientology experiencs in the book, ESCAPING SCIENTOLOGY: AN INSIDER’S TRUE STORY. Until the book is out, abridged versions of her story are available on CD on the products page of her web site. They willl also be available on Amazon.com soon!

Monday, July 21, 2008

JOHN LOFTON: "A CHRISTIAN'S DUTY IN THE POLITICAL ARENA"

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JOHN LOFTON, Editor of The American View.com, will address his views on: "A CHRISTIAN'S DUTY IN THE POLITICAL ARENA."

Today's interview is certainly quite controversial, and addresses issues of debate that even exist between the most conservative, Reformed and Fundamentalist Christians, including "Should a Christian Ever Vote for a Non-Christian?," "Is the 'Lesser of Two Evils' Ever a Valid Candidate for a Christian's Vote?" and "Is it Ever a Christian's Duty NOT to Vote?"

For more than 35 years John Lofton has covered national politics and cultural/religious issues as a journalist, nationally-syndicated columnist, TV-radio commentator/analyst and political advisor.

· Editor, "Monday," the weekly, national publication of the Republican National Committee, 1970-73.

· Nationally-syndicated columnist for "United Features" Syndicate in more than 100 papers nationwide, 1973-80.

· Editor, "Battleline," monthly newsletter of The American Conservative Union, 1977-80.

· Editor, "Conservative Digest" magazine, 1980-82.

· Columnist, "The Washington Times" newspaper, 1982-89.

· Program-host/commentator, "America's Voice," a national cable TV network in all 50 states, 1998-99.

· A commentator on the "Mutual Radio Network;"

· An advisor to the Presidential campaign of Pat Buchanan;

· Author of a monthly column on the Federal bureaucracy for Howard Phillips' "Conservative Caucus."

· Has written articles for the NRA magazine "America’s First Freedom”; Gun Owners Of America.

· Communications Director for Constitution Party Presidential candidate Michael Anthony Peroutka in 2004.

· Editor, TheAmericanView.com.

· Co–host with Michael Anthony Peroutka of The American View” radio program .

John Lofton has given numerous speeches before various groups, Liberal and Conservative, including Liberty University & Bob Jones University. He has appeared on every major TV/radio talk show (including the Comedy Channel’s “Daily Show” with Jon Stewart & “Politically Incorrect” with Bill Maher).

Saturday, July 19, 2008

ISI Mailbox



Here are some highlights from letters written to Chris Arnzen, host of Iron Sharpens Iron:



Your station is like a Breath of Fresh Air! Thank you! I loved listening to one of my favorite Christians, Ravi Zacharias and the music is excellent. It has a great New York sound and still Christian. Thank you so so much. I listen through my headphones at work while I'm doing dead head type of work. It's great.

In His Glorious Name,

Deb



Chris,

God bless and thank you for Iron Sharpens Iron. I am a SBC pastor in North Little Rock, Ark. I have left the dispensational camp and am moving towards Amil. I love your program. Keep up the good work. Your ability to throw the right questions makes the interviews very informative. You seem to ask the very questions forming in my mind as I listen. grace to you,

paul



Hi Chris,

My faith has become reformed, embracing the Doctrines of Grace, which became more and more difficult to deny as the light of His Truth shown bright. By the Grace of God I begin working towards my BA in Divinity this fall in a Theologically Reformed Seminary. A lot of what the Lord has done is a result of the great men and women you have had on your talk show,those of the reformed faith,something I never heard of for the 25 years in a pentecostal background.

In His Service,

Jimmy

Thursday, July 17, 2008

BILL MYERS: "THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUPERNATURAL: What Is Of God and What Isn't?"

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BILL MYERS, Christian author and filmmaker, will address the theme of his new book, co-authored with Dave Wimbish: "THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUPERNATURAL: What Is Of God and What Isn't?"

In Dark Side of the Supernatural, respected authors Bill Myers and David Wimbish provide a one-stop center for the biblical response to things such as UFO's, second sight, near-death experiences, Ouija boards and fantasy games, yoga, shamanism, angel encounters, and many others.

You’ve seen movies and TV shows or read books that have supernatural ideas. A lot of times, it’s entertaining. Boys who are warlocks with magical powers, women who see the future, a girl who sees and talks to dead people—as ideas go, these have great potential to tell a good story. But is it real? And if so, what does that mean to me?

The Dark Side of the Supernatural will show you the truth behind the supernatural. It’s a handbook that separates truth from fiction, while looking at each topic in light of the Bible.

Bill Myers has spent years researching supernatural phenomenon, and has even made movies about it. In this book, he’ll share his research, along with interviews and true-life experiences of psychics, Satanists, people who have been possessed, and even abducted by aliens. The stories he shares may sound like Hollywood movies, but they are based on real events.

His encounters with a variety of supernatural topics will open your eyes to what is real and what is fantasy. You’ll learn more about: • Wicca and witchesReincarnation • UFO’s • Ouija boards • Angels and demons • Ghosts and near-death experiences • Satanism • Vampires, and more.

If you’re curious about these issues, or have friends who are caught up in them, The Dark Side of the Supernatural will uncover the truth and explain how to help.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

JOEL MARK SOLLIDAY: "THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN THE 21st CENTURY: Where are the Heirs of Alexander Campbell's 19th Century Restoration Movement Today?"

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JOEL MARK SOLLIDAY, minister of Northern Light Church of Christ in Brooklyn Park, MN will address the theme: "THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN THE 21st CENTURY: Where are the Heirs of Alexander Campbell's 19th Century Restoration Movement Today?"

The 19th century "Restoration Movement," also known as the "Stone-Campbell Movement" after its leading figures, revivalist preachers Barton Stone, Thomas Campbell and his son Alexander (the latter being most well known due to his apparent dominance in the movement), is a movement born of the Second Great Awakening that has been steeped in great controversy since its inception and remains so to this day (members are known by many outside the movement as "Campbellites," a label viewed as a pejorative term by most within the movement). Stone and the Campbells jettisoned their Presbyterian moorings and entered a missionary effort calling all Christians to abandon sectarianism and denominationalism in order to restore unity among all of Christ's disciples under the banner of "No head-quarters but heaven, no creed but Christ, no book but the Bible, no plea but the gospel, and no name but the divine."

While this movement may have indeed had very noble goals in mind, it very early on became riddled with the same division, sectarianism and infighting that it was seeking to erase from Christendom. Ironically, while originally not seeing infinitely more vital matters such as a belief in the "Trinity" as being necessary for Christian fellowship, infighting arose over issues many today both inside and outside of this movement would find quite trivial, perhaps even laughably so. Those once professing to be brothers began to denounce one another as apostates and infidels over such matters as the use of many cups rather than one communal cup during the Lord's Supper, church supported schools and orphanages, the practice of having "Sunday School," the use of musical instruments in worship and many more catalysts of church splitting than we have room to enumerate here (it should be quickly admitted here that many of these matters of division have also existed between Baptists, Presbyterians and congregations within other Evangelical groups and denominations). One of the mottos of the Stone-Campbell Movement, "Christians only, but not the only Christians" was replaced in practice with the concept "We ARE the ONLY Christians," a theme deeply entrenched in the minds of many within each of the warring factions.

Three major groups emerged from this Restoration Movement which remain today: "the Disciples of Christ", "the Independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ" and "the Church of Christ (A Cappella)." These groups are typically viewed as reflecting a spectrum from liberal to conservative, the "Disciples" representing the "far left wing" and the "Church of Christ (A Cappella)" representing the "far right-wing", but in today's religious landscape these groups become increasingly more difficult to pigeonhole.

The group to which our guest, Joel Mark Solliday, is associated, the "Church of Christ (A Cappella)", on its own, is a group spanning the spectrum from liberal, to mainstream Evangelical, to cultic isolationism (what began as the "Boston Church of Christ Movement," also once known as the "Shepherding Movement" and the "Discipleship Movement," now known as the "International Churches of Christ" (ICOC), has even been branded by many in the far-right of more mainline Churches of Christ as a cult).

Today, within congregations identifying themselves as being part of the "Church of Christ (A Cappella)", you have disagreements over a wider spectrum of matters than those issues that dominated the stage earlier on in the 20th century, including women ministers, the necessity of baptismal immersion for salvation, the recognition of Baptist and other Evangelical immersionists' baptism, identity as a stream flowing from the 16th century Protestant Reformation, ecumenical relationships with professing Christians outside of their "brotherhood" (including Roman Catholics), various themes within the "Calvinist-Arminian" debate, the "sign gifts" of the Holy Spirit such as speaking in tongues, the "Hyper-Preterist" controversy, eternal conscious torment in hell, and more.

Our guest Joel Mark Solliday, is indeed a unique minister within the Church of Christ (A Cappella). He regularly expresses his thoughts on the Christian life in an email devotional he calls "Currents of Living Water," in which he frequently praises the contributions of the Protestant Reformers and other Evangelicals outside of the Restoration Movement for their invaluable, immeasurable gifts to Christianity. This past October Joel had a special "Reformation Day" edition of "Currents" urging all Christians to remember and honor "the Great Reformer" Martin Luther for the great legacy he left to all those who rejoice in the true freedom only found in Christ, and who savor being released from the shackles of superstition and the oppression of a religion which demands man to help earn his salvation.

Joel grew up in a Christian family in California and graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, with a B.A., Magna Cum Laude, in 1976, completing two majors (Art and Religion). In 1979, he received the Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.

Joel describes his spiritual moorings as being in the Restoration Movement and affirms he is deeply grateful for this. As he puts it, "This gives me more of a 'revivalist' heritage than a 'reformed' one. I have come to see the greatness of both theological traditions without being blind to the flaws. Sometimes, I tend to make both 'sides' uncomfortable because I just cannot reject the bible-based wisdom I see on both 'sides'...". Joel quite humbly adds, "I still need and welcome dialogue to help me sort out a clearer theological vision."

Joel has seven years of youth ministry experience and has worked on two college campuses in various roles. He also has experience as a free-lance artist and has taught "Art Appreciation" at Hope International University in Fullerton CA.

Beginning in 1990, he served as pulpit minister of the Moorpark Church of Christ in CA for five years and then for the WestSide Church of Christ in CT for five more years. Today, He is approaching his eighth year serving as the pulpit minister of the Northern Light Church of Christ near Minneapolis, MN. He has also been Editor of Campus CrossWalk between 2003 - the present. He married Katie Wells, a school teacher, in 2005, and they live in Ostego, MN.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

CONRAD MBEWE: "CHRISTIAN IMPERIALISM: Extending the Kingdom of Christ through the Foolishness of the Cross"

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CONRAD MBEWE, internationally popular Reformed conference speaker and pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, Africa, will address the theme: "CHRISTIAN IMPERIALISM: Extending the Kingdom of Christ through the Foolishness of the Cross."

Many Christians consider Pastor Mbewe to be one of the most powerful preachers alive today, and he has been nicknamed by some "The Spurgeon of Africa."

As the web site of Heritage Baptist Church of Owensboro, Kentucky, very aptly put it, in describing their current Missions Conference featuring Conrad Mbewe on the same theme:

"Only one nation has the right to enlarge its borders through imperialism. That nation is not a democracy, a republic or even an oligarchy. It's a monarchy, sovereignly ruled by His Majesty, King Jesus...

"...Many of the citizens of this “holy nation” (1 Pet. 2:9) are avid patriots who love their king's glory and long to see His domain extended. These followers of Jesus, whether goers or senders, are compassionate, courageous, zealous laborers who sacrifice to see “the kingdom of this world become the kingdom of their Lord” (Rev. 11:15). But they don't kill to advance His kingdom. They die. They don't cause suffering. They bring suffering upon themselves for spreading their faith. Furthermore, “The weapons of [their] warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds” (2 Cor. 10:4). As joyful subjects of their Sovereign, they refuse to rest until “the whole earth is full of the knowledge of the Lord” (Isa. 11: 9). They have embraced this cause as their mission. Occasionally, they meet together at conferences to strategize, encourage each other and pray for greater effectiveness."

Conrad was born, raised and educated in Zambia. He became a Christian in 1979. During his university days, while studying mining, he realized God was calling him into the Christian ministry and began to spend all his spare time and money acquiring the necessary tools for the pastorate. In 1987 he received a call to pastor the Kabwata Baptist Church where he has labored for the last twenty years, seeing the church grow from thirty–five members to well over three hundred. KBC is presently overseeing the establishment of ten new Reformed churches in Zambia and Botswana. Conrad is the editor of the Reformation Zambia magazine and writes three columns in two weekly national newspapers. He has contributed chapters to a number of books published in the United States, the latest being Dear Timothy—Letters on Pastoral Ministry, published by Founders Press. He is also the principal of the Reformed Baptist Preachers College in Zambia, which was established for the purpose of training ministers for the growing number of Reformed churches. Conrad and his wife Felistas have been married for twenty years and have three adult children.

Our co-host for this interview will be PASTOR MARC GRIMALDI of Grace Reformed Baptist Church of Long Island in Merrick, NY. Pastor Conrad Mbewe is scheduled to preach at Grace RBC on Wednesday night, July 23rd, at 7:30. For more details call (516)379-2408.

Monday, July 14, 2008

RAVI ZACHARIAS: "NEW BIRTH OR REBIRTH? JESUS TALKS WITH KRISHNA"

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RAVI ZACHARIAS, internationally renowned Evangelical Christian apologist, author, radio evangelist and founder and chairman of the board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries will address the theme of his book NEW BIRTH Or REBIRTH? JESUS TALKS WITH KRISHNA .

Co-hosting today's broadcast will be DANIEL P. BUTTAFUOCO, ESQ., of the Law Firm of Buttafuoco & Associates , and founder and director of The Historical Bible Society , the premier sponsors of the "Iron Sharpens Iron" program.

Currently residing in Atlanta, GA, Ravi Zacharias was born in 1946 in India, where he was raised and where he lived until the age of 20 before immigrating to Canada with his family. In Dr. Zacharias's book, which is the latest volume in his "Great Conversation Series," you will take a journey into India's holy city of Mathura. This is the birthplace of Krishna, the name revered and worshiped by millions of Hindus. The teachings of Krishna in the Gita are often referred to as being closest to those of Jesus. But as you walk through the streets and visit the temples, in this imaginary conversation between Jesus and Krishna you will soon see where the message comes close but where the differences lie. Questions of human dignity, Karma, and reincarnation are faced head-on. What is the teaching of this most popular of Hindu books? How does the Gospel differ? New Birth or Rebirth gets to the heart through the mind of these two, both of whom claimed to give the ultimate answers. Jesus and Krishna will engage your intellect and emotions in life's soul- searching struggles. Test for yourself and see where the real answers lie.

For 35 years Ravi Zacharias has spoken all over the world and in numerous universities, notably Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford University. He has addressed writers of the peace accord in South Africa, the president's cabinet and parliament in Peru, and military officers at the Lenin Military Academy and the Center for Geopolitical Strategy in Moscow. At the invitation of the President of Nigeria, he addressed delegates at the First Annual Prayer Breakfast for African Leaders held in Mozambique.

Dr. Zacharias has direct contact with key leaders, senators, congressmen, and governors who consult him on an ongoing basis. He has addressed the Florida Legislature and the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast in Texas, and has twice spoken at the Annual Prayer Breakfast at the United Nations in New York, which marks the beginning of the UN General Assembly each year. As the 2008 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer, he gave addresses at the White House, the Pentagon, and The Cannon House.

Dr. Zacharias has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University , where he studied moralist philosophers and literature of the Romantic era. While at Cambridge he also authored his first book, A Shattered Visage: The Real Face of Atheism, updated and republished in 2004 by Baker as The Real Face of Atheism. His second book, Can Man Live without God (Word, 1994), was awarded the Gold Medallion for best book in the category of doctrine and theology, and Jesus Among Other Gods (Word, 2000) was nominated for a Gold Medallion. In all, Mr. Zacharias has authored or edited twenty books, including Walking from East to West: (Zondervan, 2006), The Grand Weaver (Zondervan, 2007), and Beyond Opinion (Thomas Nelson, 2008), which includes contributions from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries’ global team. His latest books are The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists (Zondervan, 2008) and the book being discussed during this interview, New Birth or Rebirth: Jesus Talks to Krishna (Multnomah, 2008). Several of his books have been translated into Russian, Chinese, Korean, Thai, and other languages. To see a complete list of books available from Dr. Zacharias' ministry click here.

Well-versed in the disciplines of comparative religions, cults, and philosophy, he held the chair of Evangelism and Contemporary Thought at Alliance Theological Seminary for three and a half years. Mr. Zacharias has been honored by the conferring of a Doctor of Divinity degree both from Houghton College, NY, and from Tyndale College and Seminary, Toronto, and a Doctor of Laws degree from Asbury College in Kentucky. He is presently Visiting Lecturer at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University in Oxford, England.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

CLIFFORD LEIGH: "THE WORDSMITH, THE KID & THE ELECTROLUX "

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CLIFFORD LEIGH, author, illustrator and deacon at the Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Bohemia, Long Island, NY will address how his personal testimony led to his wrting of the novel: THE WORDSMITH, THE KID & THE ELECTROLUX.

As an illustrator, Cliff has had numerous gallery exhibitions in SoHo, and, as Chief Idea Person to Pop Artist Mark Kostabi, his work is exhibited in major galleries and museums worldwide. You can see some of Cliff's artwork at his personal web site .

Cliff is also a designer for Evergreene Painting Studios , the world's largest art and historical restoration firm. His design work can be seen in notable buildings such as St. Peter's Church, San Francisco, the Miami City Hall, Grey Towers Historic Preservation, the Allen County Courthouse, and the Meridien Grand Opera House.

Cliff is the grandson of Lee Kau Yan, the former Anglican Archdeacon of Hong Kong and founder of the St. Mark's School there. Born in New York, Cliff was raised in the Episcopal Church but stopped attending in college. At the age of twenty-two, he began reading a Bible left on his shelf by his itinerant Baptist missionary uncle, M.O. Lee, who had visited years earlier from Hawaii. Largely isolated for the next few years in his studies, he attempted to follow the moral teachings of the Scriptures, but found it impossible. When scanning the radio he heard the Gospel of the full and actual atoning work of Christ which he believed and embraced. The year was 1988, the radio station was Family Radio and he became an avid listener. He fully was persuaded of five-point Calvinism through the teaching of Harold Camping. Although Cliff remains a five-point Calvinist, he now joins the majority of Reformed Christians in denouncing Harold Camping as a dangerous heretic.

Many of these experiences have found there way, in form one form or another, into Cliff's fiction. Co-hosting this interview is Pastor Meint Ploegman of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Bohemia, Long Island, NY, Cliff's pastor.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

TOM ASCOL: "THE REFORMED ROOTS OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION"

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TOM ASCOL, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida , the Executive Director of Founders Ministries and Editor of the Founders Journal , will address the theme: "THE REFORMED ROOTS OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION."

Many Christians today, including Southern Baptists themselves, are totally unaware that the Southern Baptist Convention, which is both the largest Baptist association in the world and the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, has origins and a doctrinal heritage that are firmly entrenched in that Reformed theology known as the “doctrines of grace.” One reason for the widespread ignorance of this highly substantiated and irrefutable fact is that today Calvinists are a minority among the nearly 17 million members of the denomination. Another reason for this ignorance is that many who are most well known in SBC leadership today are vociferously anti-Calvinist. According to a post in The Baptist Standard, June 12, 2007:

"[Florida Baptist] Convention executive director John Sullivan recently sent recordings of sermons by Sullivan’s former pastor Jerry Vines to every church in the state, apparently at convention expense, that identify Calvinism as a threat to Baptist life...In his sermon, Vines said Calvinism 'kills' churches because it neglects evangelism by teaching that salvation is only for those whom God 'elects,' not for everyone. He said Calvinistic pastors tend to be divisive, dishonest and prone to 'intellectual pride'." (see entire article here ).

According to our guest Tom Ascol: "The mailing of Dr. Vines’ sermon on Calvinism is a clear indication that the executive director of the Florida Baptist Convention has an agenda to demonize the ministers and churches in our state who believe what the founders of the Southern Baptist Convention believed regarding the grace of God in salvation."

Founders Ministries is a ministry of teaching and encouragement promoting both doctrine and devotion expressed in the Doctrines of Grace and their experiential application to the local church, particularly in the areas of worship and witness. Founders Ministries takes as its theological framework the first recognized confession of faith that Southern Baptists produced, The Abstract of Principles. They desire to encourage the return to and promulgation of the biblical gospel that their Southern Baptist forefathers held dear.

Tom Ascol received a BS from Texas A & M University and the MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary . He is editor of the books Reclaiming the Gospel & Reforming Churches and Dear Timothy and has contributed articles and chapters to numerous publications.

(THIS IS NOT A RERUN... Dr.Tom Ascol returns to address the same topic recently discussed due to technical difficulties with the original broadcast.)

Monday, July 7, 2008

NANCY A. ALMODOVAR: "TESTIMONY OF A FORMER 'WORD OF FAITH' HERESY ADVOCATE" (ENCORE PRESENTATION)

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NANCY A. ALMODOVAR, author of A Modern Ninety-Five: Questions Today's Evangelicals Need To Hear and wife of Pastor Bobby Almodovar of TULIP Reformed Church in Ridgewood, Queens, NY will give her "TESTIMONY OF A FORMER 'WORD OF FAITH' HERESY ADVOCATE."

Today, Nancy will give the account of her theological journey before finally embracing the historic, biblical Gospel of the Reformation, moving from Pentecostalism, semi-Pelagianism and Arminianism, through to the Charismatic movement, along the byways of the prophetic and apostolic movements, and into the darkness of deliverance ministries, that she wandered in for 15 years. As Nancy puts it, "I ran after the newest teachings thinking that they were true but instead found myself swallowed in the mire of error and the muck of heresy."

Nancy's experiences among the aforementioned dangerous camps within Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movement led her to develop her modern ninety-five theses, couched in new terms for a new generation, which require scholarly debate once again. Through modern-day apostles and prophets, and through the elitists within the evangelical church, the doctrine of buying God's grace and favor has been propagated through appeals for seed offerings and "atonement-day" donations in order to garner God's blessings. Pragmatic approaches to preaching the gospel through such movements as the seeker-driven models have moved the focus of the message of Christ and the worship of God from being God-centered to human-centered. Sound historical doctrines, such as the Trinity, have been relegated to the sidelines in favor of unity and ecumenicalism with Oneness preachers.

Nancy and her husband also operate Silent Cry Ministries , a Reformed, Creedal, Confessional and Evangelical ministry devoted to the 5 Solas of the Reformation: Sola scriptura ("by Scripture alone"), Sola fide ("by faith alone"), Sola gratia ("by grace alone"), Solus Christus ("Christ alone") and Soli Deo gloria ("glory to God alone"). That means they are Reformed in Doctrine and therefore adhere to the Biblical faith as expressed by the great reformers such as: Martin Luther, Jean Calvin, and many others whom God used to bring His Church back to the Truths of Scriptures.

Friday, July 4, 2008

PASTOR CLENARD HOWARD CHILDRESS, JR: "ABORTION: A BLUEPRINT FOR BLACK GENOCIDE" (ENCORE PRESENTATION)

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PASTOR CLENARD HOWARD CHILDRESS, JR., Northeast Region President and Assistant to the National Director of Life Education And Resource Network (LEARN), will address the theme: "ABORTION: A BLUEPRINT FOR BLACK GENOCIDE."

During this interview, Pastor Childress will surprise many by exposing the racist roots of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America. 78% of their clinics are in minority communities. Blacks make up 12% of the population, but 35% of the abortions in America. Blacks are the only minority in America that is on the decline in population.

Did you know that the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was a devout racist who created the Negro Project designed to sterilize unknowing black women and others she deemed as undesirables of society? In Sanger's own words:

"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." (Margaret Sanger's December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts)

"Always to me any aroused group was a good group, and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan at Silver Lake, NJ...In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered." (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366-367 )

"Everywhere we see poverty and large families going hand in hand. Those least fit to carry on the race are increasing most rapidly. People who cannot support their own offspring are encouraged by Church and State to produce large families. Many of the children thus begotten are diseased or feeble-minded; many become criminals. The burden of supporting these unwanted types has to be borne by the healthy elements of the nation. Funds that should be used to raise the standard of our civilization are diverted to the maintenance of those who should never have been born." (Margaret Sanger: The Pivot of Civilization, P. 279).

***Watch & listen to this startling investigation of Planned Parenthood's racism on YouTube. Part 1...and this related video.

LEARN was officially established in 1993 at the African American Pro-Life Planning Conference in Houston, TX. One of the primary goals of LEARN is to facilitate a strong and viable network of African American and minority pro-life/pro-family advocates. Therefore, LEARN welcomes into the network all communities who support Christian values and with to ensure the survival of all races of people, and improve our quality of life without sacrificing our children.

Pastor Childress also founded the Pro-life website: http://www.blackgenocide.org/, a website designed to reach the African American Community with the truth about abortion . He is also a member of the National Pro-Life Religious Council of Washington, DC and a Board member of the Center For Bio Ethical Reform , which is dedicated to educating the nation and foreign countries on the rights of the unborn. In addition to his tireless labors to rescue children in the womb from slaughter, he serves as Senior Pastor of New Calvary Baptist Deliverance Outreach Church in Montclair, NJ and is the author of No Shepherd's Cry .

Thursday, July 3, 2008

MARK CHANSKI: "MANLY DOMINION...In a Passive, Purple, Four-Ball World"

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MARK CHANSKI, pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church of Holland, MI, will address the theme of his book: MANLY DOMINION...In a Passive, Purple, Four-Ball World.

Dr. Jay Adams, world-renowned biblical counselor and scholar, said of this book: "Mark Chanski's book, Manly Dominion, is helpful in showing men their biblical roles in life. His greatest strength, perhaps, is in providing a wealth of useful examples. You will want to read it!"

Are you a passive-purple-four-ball? In billiards, the four-ball is passive; it’s the one that gets knocked around by the other balls. Christian man, is that you? Are you knocked around by your environment, rather than taking your God-given assignment to lead?

Are you passive when faced with difficult situations at home, church or work? Unfortunately, the world today is filled with many passive-purple-four-ball men, who are clueless as to how to deal with their work environment, relate to their wives, raise their children, spiritually guide their families, and lead with confidence in their churches.

Mark Chanski’s book is a clarion call to all Christian men to face life’s challenges with Manly Dominion. It will challenge and encourage you to lead, wherever God places you, with Spirit-filled conviction. The wisdom contained herein is from the most reliable source known: God’s Word, the Bible. As you read, you will discover that Chanski touches on just about every subject that a man needs to consider in his life, and he does so with unequalled clarity.

No Christian man (or woman!) living in today’s world should be without it. Read carefully, and transform your life!

A companion book by Pastor Chanski, "WOMANLY DOMINION: More Than a Meek & Quiet Spirit," is expected to be in print by this Fall from Calvary Press Publishing .

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

COL. G.B. SINGH : GANDHI'S RACISM EXPOSED" (ENCORE PRESENTATION)

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COL. G.B. SINGH (U.S. Army, Ret.), author of Gandhi: Behind the Mask of Divinity and co-author with Dr. Tim Watson of Gandhi Under Cross-Examination will address the very controversial theme: "GANDHI'S RACISM EXPOSED"!

Among prominent leaders of the twentieth century, perhaps no one is more highly regarded than Mahatma Gandhi. He is revered by the vast majority of Hindus as the hero of Indian independence, and many people throughout the world consider him to be a modern saint.In what should prove to be an explosive, intriguing, and provocative interview, Colonel G. B. Singh charges that the popular image of Gandhi is highly misleading. Despite his famous philosophy of nonviolent resistance (satyagraha), Colonel Singh’s analysis of the evidence leads him to conclude that Gandhi’s ideology was in fact rooted in racial animosity, first against blacks in South Africa and later against whites in India. The author also finds evidence of multiple cover-ups designed to hide Gandhi’s real history, including even collusion to cover up the murder of an American.

Here are some rarely seen quotes from Gandhi. Keep in mind that the word "Kaffir" is a pejorative South African term for blacks that is equivalent to the "n" word. Use of this term has been an actionable offense in South Africa since 1975. Gandhi was well aware of the offensiveness of this word but always used it to describe the black Africans. The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi will be abbreviated CWMG.

"Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness." -- CWMG, Vol. I, p. 410

“The £3 tax is merely a penalty for wearing the brown skin and it would appear that, whereas Kaffirs are taxed because they do not work at all or sufficiently, we are to be taxed evidently because we work too much, the only thing in common between the two being the absence of the white skin.” -- CWMG, Vol. III, p. 74

"We believe as much in the purity of race as we think they do. … We believe also that the white race of South Africa should be the predominating race." -- CWMG, Vol. III, p. 256

"The petition dwells upon 'the comingling of the Coloured and white races.' May we inform the members of the conference that, so far as the British Indians are concerned, such a thing is practically unknown? If there is one thing which the Indian cherishes more than any other, it is the purity of type." -- CWMG, Vol. III, p. 379

“Of course, under my suggestion, the Town Council must withdraw the Kaffirs from the Location. About this mixing of the Kaffirs with the Indians, I must confess I feel most strongly. I think it is very unfair to the Indian population and it is an undue tax on even the proverbial patience of my countrymen.” -- CWMG, Vol. III, p. 429

“We humbly submit that the decision to open the school for all Coloured children is unjust to the Indian community, and is a departure from the assurance given by the then Minister of Education, as also Sir Albert Hime and Mr. Robert Russell, that the school will be reserved for Indian children only.” -- CWMG, Vol. IV, p. 402

“Kaffirs are as a rule uncivilised - the convicts even more so. They are troublesome, very dirty and live almost like animals.”-- CWMG, Vol. VIII, p. 199

“The British rulers take us to be so lowly and ignorant that they assume that, like the Kaffirs who can be pleased with toys and pins, we can also be fobbed off with trinkets.” -- CWMG, Vol. VIII, p. 167

“First, why should we bear such hardships, submit ourselves, for instance, to…live among the Kaffirs…? Better die than suffer this.” -- CWMG, Vol. IX, p. 292

"Some Indians do have contacts with Kaffir women. I think such contacts are fraught with grave danger. Indians would do well to avoid them altogether." -- CWMG, Vol. X, p. 414

In a letter to Hitler in 1941, Gandhi wrote: "Nor do I believe that you are the monster described by your opponents.
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Here is a WorldNet Daily article on Col. Singh's latest book.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

DR. SAM WALDRON: "MacARTHUR's MILLENNIAL MANIFESTO: A Friendly Response"

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DR. SAM WALDRON, one of the pastors of the Heritage Baptist Church of Owensboro, Kentucky, and the Professor of Systematic Theology at the Midwest Center for Theological Studies, will address the theme of his book: "MacARTHUR's MILLENNIAL MANIFESTO: A Friendly Response."

Dr. John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA is a modern-day hero of many Christians today, particularly of many if not most Reformed Baptists today (including the host of this program--he has been a guest on "Iron Sharpens Iron" previously and we eagerly desire his return to the program ASAP). His radio and television ministry, "Grace To You," and his many writings, have been a constant source of healthy, spiritual food for Calvinists, even before he finally adopted the "L" in "TULIP": the controversial doctrine of "Limited Atonement" (AKA: "Definite Atonement", or "Particular Redemption"), after already affirming all the other doctrines of Calvinism found in that historic Reformed acronym. But, also being a passionate Dispensationalist, there are times when even Dr. MacArthur's friends and "students in the Faith" strongly disagree with him on various issues, as brethren in Christ, even when embracing very similar theological positions, often do with one another.

At the 2007 Shepherds' Conference , John MacArthur delivered a controversial message entitled, "Why Every Self-Respecting Calvinist is a Premillennialist." In the book we are addressing during today's interview, Dr. Sam Waldron addresses the assertions of MacArthur historically, exegetically and theologically. Although Dr. Waldron's arguments are rigorous, the entire tenor of the book is level-headed and irenic. This "friendly response" grants modern day Amillennialists the opportunity to thoughtfully engage their Dispensational brethren.

"With charity, this book exposes the fallacies--historical, exegetical and theological--inherent in Dr. MacArthur's presentation...Thank you, Dr. Waldron, for showing us how a theological refutation may be done with grace and kindness"...James M. Renihan, Ph.D.

"Samuel Waldron's 'friendly response' to John MacArthur's 'millennial manifesto' will go a long way toward setting the record straight about what Reformed amillennialists actually believe about the church and Israel...I highly recommend this book to all who are interested in this controversy"...Kim Riddlebarger, Ph.D.

"Samuel Waldron's response to John MacArthur's controversial sermon, "Why Every Self-Respecting Calvinist Is a Premillennialist," is a gem. In a gentle spirit, and with an awareness of what is at stake, Waldron makes a persuasive case against MacArthur's unlikely claim that true Calvinists must subscribe to the tenets of dispensational premillennialism"...Cornelis Venema, Ph.D.

Dr. Sam Waldron is the author of numerous other books and pamphlets including To Be Continued: Are the Miraculous Gifts For Today?, 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith: A Modern Exposition, The End Times Made Simple, A Reformed Baptist Manifesto: The New Covenant Constitution of the Church and a contributor to the four views book on church government, Who Runs the Church?
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