The new totalitarianism springing up in the West will praise socialism as a way to infiltrate the church. How then will the church be affected and how should it fight back? Joining us today is Dr. Erwin Lutzer (moodymedia.org), Pastor Emeritus of Moody Bible Church, who debunks the myth that socialism and the Bible are compatible. The church is facing many assaults, including edicts which will infringe on religious freedom as well as cultural pressure that will cause Christians to self-censor their beliefs. Leftists will offer socialistic hope and reconciliation but it will never work and has never worked. Christianity offers true hope and reconciliation and that must be what we lovingly preach moving forward.
Just a few years ago, monuments or statues on public property that denoted any quote or symbol of religion were taken down by mandate of the courts. Roger Byron (www.firstliberty.org), Senior Counsel for the First Liberty Institute, explains how a recent case set a precedent stopping the removal of public religious statues or monuments, upholding religious freedom.
John finishes up the podcast today imploring education reform because the stages of a totalitarian takeover of this country are underway and if education remains as it is, our children will grow up embracing and defending that takeover.
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.
Today's guest, Mike Berry (www.firstliberty.org), General Counsel at First Liberty Institute, discusses the legal question of the U.S. Navy banning religious services due to the coronavirus. The Navy still has a chance to reverse the order, but attorneys could get involved, citing that there is no virus or military exception to the First Amendment.
We play the full discussion John had recently with Lee Lancaster at a local North Idaho radio station, KYMS.
Wake up, America! Radical Progressives are organizing for a transformation of Western society on all levels. This Marxist infiltration won't stop at the doors of your homes and churches. John and Lee discuss how these revolutions have always oppressed anyone who gets in their way, even their own 'true believers'. What are the costs required to stand up to this onslaught and is there any hope in sight?
How did we get from the solid American experiment that led to the greatest country in history to today's attempted Marxist takeover? In this week's premium boralogue, John looks at two streams of toxic thought that has pervaded our culture for the past century: Marxism and postmodernism. Contrast those with America's solid foundation of Judeo-Christian values and you see the stark contrast we experience every day in this country.