Christian persecution

Why is Nationalism a Good Thing?

Broadcast Running Time: 01:15:57

John Loeffler

September 25, 2021

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After several weeks of intense reading and studying, John asked author, researcher, and Spanish language radio host César Vidal (cesarvidal.com) to be on the program. He joins us this week to discuss the new kind of socialism we're seeing in the West. It has technocracy, public-private partnerships, and a particularly insidious campaign to demonize nationalism and infiltrate the Christian church by undermining its roots. It's all part of their attempt to destroy America and the West.

We then move to Texas and its new state abortion ban. Abortions are down as a result and opponents are frustrated. But could that frustration boomerang back on conservatives? Next up this week is Jacob Sullum (reason.com), Senior Editor at Reason Magazine. He looks at the pros and cons of the Texas bill and the precedents it could set. This bill, which seems great for pro-lifers, could be detrimental to other conservative issues and groups in the future.

Finally this week, little is being said about Iran after the Afghanistan debacle, but a new report suggests that Iran could be weeks away from possessing nuclear weapons. Ken Timmerman (iran.org), President and CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran, rounds out the show this week. Iran's nuclear program is advancing, but their government is in disarray. Unfortunately for us, the Biden administration and our military seem just as chaotic.

César Vidal: A New Kind of Socialism

Broadcast Running Time: 31:35

John Loeffler

September 20, 2021

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John has been waiting a long time to interview today's guest, spending many weeks poring over his books. Joining us is author, researcher, and Spanish language radio host César Vidal (cesarvidal.com). He and John discuss how Western democracy needs to keep its Biblical roots intact in order to survive. A new kind of socialism is upon us – one that's more technocratic with a public-private partnership thrown in. It's invading every aspect of our lives, especially the Christian church. That's where our roots lie. Mr. Vidal also examines the Reformation and counter-Reformation as it pertains to North America versus South America.

What is happening with Christians in Afghanistan? Joining us today for a brief Sunday conversation is Will Stark (persecution.org), Regional Manager for South Asia at International Christian Concern. Many Christians are wondering if they should either try to escape via a land border to another country or stay and accept God's will for them, even if that happens to be persecution. He details some of the hardships facing Christians there and what can be done to help them.

Steve Cable: Disturbing Trend for America

Broadcast Running Time: 16:12

John Loeffler

September 6, 2021

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We certainly see a lot of examples of how this country is going in the wrong direction, but perhaps the most important trend isn't getting much attention. Joining us today for a sobering conversation is Steve Cable (probe.org), Senior Vice President of Probe Ministries. His studies show that in the last decade the number of Christians who successfully answered doctrinal questions about Christianity fell from 50% to just 25%. In other words, only a quarter of people who claim to be born again Christian answered correctly all 4 questions about what it means to be a born again Christian. For a country built on Judeo-Christian values, this is an alarming indication of what the future may hold for America.

Once a month, John is a guest on local radio station KYMS here in the Inland Northwest with host Lee Lancaster. This month, John and Lee discuss how the mainstream media insists on reporting that America is severely divided, despite the fact that most people don't feel that way. They also cover the shooting in Boulder, Colorado and the false assumption narratives perpetuated by the media and politicians before any of the facts came out. John also gives a sobering report on persecution in Nigeria, Myanmar, Mozambique, and China.

Raymond Ibrahim: Extreme Persecution

Broadcast Running Time: 19:33

John Loeffler

March 5, 2021

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Christian persecution is a worldwide epidemic and nowhere is it so severe as it is in Pakistan. Author and Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim (raymondibrahim.com) is back with us today. He and John have a candid conversation on this sensitive and at times gruesome topic. They discuss causes and what's being done about it, as well as the different locations, aside from Pakistan, where the worst persecution is taking place. The worldview philosophy behind those who persecute may sound familiar.

Woke-Up with the Church

Broadcast Running Time: 1:08:53

John Loeffler

December 19, 2020

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Apostasy used to mean abandoning or renouncing the faith. Today, many churches are turning woke – a modern day renunciation that isn't looked upon as apostasy. Duke Pesta (fpeusa.org), Director of the Freedom Project Academy, is back with us for an extended interview this week to discuss the battle between Christianity and Marxism and why they are so antithetical. We're in a spiritual war but many church leaders are too weak or too ignorant of Christian history to fight this battle. Will we be strong enough to fight? When the persecution comes to our country and our churches, where will we stand?

How did the church – and our society – end up where we are today? John finishes up the show this week looking at how the globalists have moved us along these past several decades and where we are right now. The globalists are they're planning to reset things to a pre-Trump erosion of national sovereignty as soon as they can. So it may be a new environment we're walking into, but the work of God's Kingdom continues and it will be up to us, as the world aligns against the church, to figure out our place in it.

Duke Pesta: The Woke Church?

Broadcast Running Time: 43:09

John Loeffler

December 18, 2020

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Socialism and Christianity are antithetical to each other.  Co-opting in the church is the new word for apostasy.  Duke Pesta (fpeusa.org), Director of the Freedom Project Academy is back with us to discuss the differences between Marxist woke-ism and the Christian church, which concerns primarily opposing outlooks on materialism.  He covers how the church has been infiltrated over the past several decades and how most church leaders are too weak or too ignorant of Christian history to fight this battle.  Will there be massive Christian persecution in the United States, and if so, how soon will it happen?

The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is upon us.  On today's podcast, John looks at how the Church is faring today amidst the Marxist fundamental transformation of society in the West.  First there was the decoupling from Christian thought and now there is an attempted replacement in the form of socialist utopianism.  John recalls his quest to cover the persecuted church over the years and the roadblocks he faced from those inside the Christian church who didn't think anyone wanted to hear about it or that it would affect attendance.  Whether we acknowledge it or not, persecution of the church is coming in the West and in certain aspects has already arrived.  We must stand with Christ – through the good times and the bad.

Several years ago, the Bremerton, Washington School District fired football coach Joe Kennedy over a brief silent prayer he made on the field after a game. Stephanie Taub (www.firstliberty.org), Senior Counsel at First Liberty Institute, joins us to discuss the status of the case, as well as the freedom of religion and the right to religious expression. John finishes up today's podcast reviewing a few examples of Christian persecution around the world.