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July 3, 2019 5:10 pm
PNG radio for today's culture and timeless truths come together it's recent relevant content apologetics worldview and answers to the questions that you need to know need to know from Alex McFarlane ministries. This is true for a new generation radio and now the man who preached in 50 states and 50 days speaker, writer, and advocate for Christian apologetics Dr. Alex McFarlane.
I read recently that said, when the world changes.
All commitments must be renewed.
I'll explain about that quote in just a moment and why felt good to use it in today show, but I would welcome you to TNG radio. My name is Alex McFarland and folks, this is a really interesting time. Frankly, it's an unsettling time. The life of our nation because the first time in our Congress and our government are elected Muslims openly gay officials pro drug Pro marijuana legalization officials but overwhelmingly pervasively more and more our house and and send it in our seats of government are getting occupied that the driver seat is being put in the hands of progressives. So what were going to do on today's show were going to talk about the lexicon in the vocabulary for a changing world. These are some things you need to know about and I want to read a Scripture from Isaiah chapter 5 and as I'm sure you know Isaiah was written about 750 years before the birth of Christ. Isaiah has 66 chapters amazing this major major Old Testament prophet. Sometimes, Isaiah is called the miniature Bible because the prophet Isaiah talks about the virgin birth of Christ, the fall of Satan to become Lucifer the end of time. The millennial kingdom and so much in Isaiah again written centuries before the birth of Christ really does share the gospel and portend the coming of the Savior and his ultimate kingdom and in Isaiah chapter 5 it talks about it.
Beginning at verse 11 woe unto them that rise up early in the morning that they may follow.
Strong drink that they continue until night and they are inflamed by wine and the harp in the video and the tablet in the pipe and wine are in their feasts they regard not the work of the Lord will consider the operation of his hands. So another words they party all day long. They party all night. They engage in just debauchery because they don't know God they don't know salvation. They don't even consider the work of the creator and verse 14 talks about because of the great number of people that reject God and just pursue sin and that which is false. Therefore, hell hath enlarged yourself and opened her mouth without measure and their glory and the multitude in their pop and he that rejoices, shall descend down into it so hello is open wide the mouth of hell is in an measurably large portal for so many people that reject God and reject truth and follow sin.
Maybe in Matthew 25, 41, Jesus had this in mind when he talked about quote hello prepared for the devil and his angels easy man was never intended to go to hell God so loved the world that he sent his son to be the Savior. In fact Jesus was designated to be the Lamb that we take with us into the world before the earth was even created. And so God in his love. He knew that we would disobey and we would sin and we would deserve judgment but God sent his son to be our Savior, but in light of this, the fact that there is a plan of salvation and there are warnings against hell and the promise of heaven, but people still disbelieve in verse 20 of Isaiah 5 says this and this. If ever there were reversed for our times this is it, and it does relate to the word list. I want to go over with you in this program. 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.
These are different types of ethical relativism there putting forth evil, but they call it good and they condemn that which really is good and call it evil and they put out darkness in the colored light, and they condemn true light. They call it darkness, and they promise sweetness, but it's really bitterness and they condemn truth and they say that that would be a destructive road we are in those times, and with an election coming up. I want to say listen very carefully you dear friend need to care about the future of this country, not because your home is not in heaven. If you're born again believer truly our ultimate residence is heaven. We are citizens of God's kingdom and people might say, why would we care about this country. I mean, you know the world is is growing darker evil men wax worse and worse Lord of God tells us that we are to pray for kings for those in authority that we may lead a peaceable life in all godliness and honesty for this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth that's first Timothy 22 through four. You need to care about this country. You really do have an obligation before God to care about the spiritual condition of the country and the leadership of the country so that we may have an America that is most conducive to the spread of the gospel now to give you some words and these are very important because it might sound like silliness. It might sound like an nonsensical talk.
What these words say, but what they really mean in the meanings that are held closely by those who use these words and phrases, but we need to talk about this because as we near the 2020 election listen if you like myself are going to try to see the president get reelected and his Christian VP Mike pence. If you are thankful that Brett Cavanaugh who believes in the Constitution and believes in the sanctity of human life, and he believes in freedom of religious expression. Your constitutionally protected rights and he believes in what's called natural law that's moral truth if you're saying hey I'm glad that he was confirmed to the Supreme Court as is.
I am the ready folks the ready to be shamed and embarrassed the Lee attempts to humiliate you by professed Christians stating very important show to come back after this break on today's edition of TNG radio from I am a watchman ministries. Here's today's I am a watchman minute can apparent contradictions in Scripture be resolved yes. Here's two examples. First Samuel 14 notes that Absalom had three cents the second Samuel 18. Note that he did not have any sense to continue his lineage is this in error, know Absalom did have three cents but they all died very young.
Number two the Gospels know that Jesus was crucified at two different times. The third hour, and the sixth hour, but that's because two different systems of keeping time Roman and Hebrew were referenced. There are apparent contradictions in Scripture. However, all can be resolved with a little research, I encourage you to take advantage of free I am a watchman resources so you can grow in knowledge and confidence in the word of God people be faithful, be a watchman, I am a watchman.com. If you're a Christian parent. You of course want to instill a biblical view of life in the hearts of your children, your pastor, you want to offer ministry that draws young families to your church. This is Alex McFarland encouraging you to check out my new book and video curriculum. The 21 toughest questions your kids will ask about Christianity. I interviewed hundreds of children ages 5 to 12 and we address actual questions from actual children. The spiritual issues that are on the minds of your kids the book and video lessons are great for groups of any size and was produced with the goal of equipping kids to stand strong for Christ in any situation.
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Yes, God, one 800 yes God in the number one or email info and truth for a new generation.com in the midst of a culture obsessed with relativism. Alex McFarland is a voice you can trust to speak the timeless truths of Christianity in a timely way. You're listening to the truth for a new generation radio talk back to TNG radio truth for a new generation.com is a website Alex McFarland here. So glad that he with us were talking about lexicon and vocabulary in a changing America and while we continue on this topic.
I do encourage you to visit our website and look at my speaking calendar on Alex McFarland.com love exciting things coming up for 2019 up the least of which is our summer camp coming up the truth for a new generation summer apologetics can't listen up, folks, it's July 29 through August 2.
We got great speakers like Will and Nikki Addison from the American family radio network, Daniel Ritchie, one of the most inspiring speakers you will ever hearing your life, Andy Lawrenson, one of America's premier youth experts. He's a great speaker and he's really an expert on youth and youth culture. I'll be there know what to do all the fun ropes course kayaking, you name it, but we can have 15 sessions on worldview apologetics. What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. How do I defend my faith and last summer we had students from nine states they loved it. Listen, mom and dad youth leader, parent, your teens will love this and I know we have young people listening.
This is the summer camp experience that you don't want to miss truth for new generation is what you do is you go to the website truth for a new generation.com truth FO war truth for a new generation.com is coming up quick, but you still have time. July 29 through August 2 and it will be a five day experience that will touch your life for ever. So we hope to see their giving want to tell you is that all of our broadcasting events and publishing what we do, were presenting the gospel defending the faith, equipping believers of all ages. We do this through broadcasting events and publishing we do to radio shows a television show. We do events large and small. We do events of 200 people. We do events of 2000 people all over the country and then publishing and by God's grace we distribute 40 to 50 sometimes $60,000 worth of literature a year and all of these things that in 2018. As far as we know brought around 3000 souls to Christ. We could only do it with your help and so please pray about sending us a gift, a tax-deductible gift in any amount you can write to us at PO Box 10231, Greensboro, NC 27404 or you can donate online and will talk more about that in a moment, but before the break, I was talking about the fact that as we near the 2020 presidential election. Be prepared for. Certainly the left but even professed evangelicals using words like the words I want to give you in this list, listen very carefully and I'll unpack some of these words like social justice.
Words like gender fluidity, speaking of our Constitution as quote a living document. They'll be talking about being progressive not regress its classicism safe space hate speech, freedom of belief, collective liberation shaming distributed intelligence will come back to that. And of course the big tolerance there.
Words like calling out so-and-so was called out for their intolerance or their hate in words like shading. In other words, if I'm going to make you feel bad for having a belief or having a conviction. I'll throw shade on you now.
One of the reasons I felt led to do this program.
I'm a student of architecture I love architecture and there is a genre of architecture, brutalism, you know, we were in the postmodern era. In other words, we don't believe in truth anymore and there been architects like Frank Gary, who he almost took Frank Lloyd Wright you know one universe.
Farther, Frank Lloyd Wright was pretty avant-garde and did things that were not conventional but there architects today that are just they don't even want to follow the building code and they feel like if they're going to fully express their creativity. They shouldn't even have to follow any rules and some of the structures they make look weird and they leak and they are not even safe to be in. There are architectural styles like you know early American and craftsman and and midcentury modern atomic ranch Art Deco, but now there's a whole school, brutalism, because, listen were living in the post modern post truth era.
Sometimes people talk about hyper modernism, everything is just crazy hi speed ADD on the web. Clicking through websites scanning just a glance for a fraction of a second and we really are in a changing world. Fundamentally, because like I said in Isaiah 520. We have cut ourselves loose from the word of God. The reality of God, the truth of God, and now people are making their own truth and part of the whole progressive movement traces itself to two names and I don't know if you know all these names and if you don't that's fine, but in the mid-20th century there was a French philosopher named Michael for calls and he wrote a book about insanity and this date no listen carefully. The structure of the West was based on Christianity, they they call that insane and if we want to set ourselves free and really be reasonable. We've got to get rid of God and get rid of truth and get rid of reasoning and rationality. In other words, if you believe in God and Christianity and truth and reason and logic to them. That's insane and so listen if architecture today is brutal if it's postmodern, no design, no rhyme or reason. It really is an outflow of philosophy that was being stone in the classrooms.
50 years ago.
Sometimes it's politely call Continental philosophy, but it really was this anti-Christian anti-truth worldview that was based on three things. Listen carefully, anti-realism, relativism and subjectivism Michael for called and his peers would've denied the reality of the real world. There is no reality, we make our own reality and there are no moral truths.
The world is relativistic.
We call the shots and then ultimately the God is my own perspective.
Subjectivism there is no objective truth. Everything is subjective. I call the shots now. Stay tuned because I want to go over some words that you need to know and some concepts that where this topsy-turvy upside down hundred and 80° out of phase world came from so that it makes sense to give a Christian response to it. When TMG radio continues stating as we take a break, let me tell you about 310 three books that will answer questions that come your way from others or even yourself about the Christian faith book number 110 answers for skeptics today. Skeptics are looking for authenticity, integrity, and straightforward faith in this book, you learn how to answer intimidating questions. Identify the roof issues behind those questions and dismantled the spiritual bombshell dropped by nonbelievers. Those usually end up just being a puff of smoke, number 210 answers for atheists were Alex looks at the philosophical assumptions at the root of atheism and agnosticism exposing logical historical and conceptual fallacy.
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The Frankfurt school now in World War II Germany.
In Frankfurt there was a school and to escape the oppression of Hitler. They moved to America and now the Frankfurt school is housed at Columbia University and really this Frankfurt school that was influenced by the Continental relativistic philosophy of Europe that is tied to Michael for Carlton Simone to Bouvier that was really the champion for egalitarianism. All this gender fluidity that you can change your gender by thinking about it traces itself to a lot of these European pagans really have to say they were atheists. They scorned Christianity, but the Frankfurt school was really that the birthplace of political correctness and neo-Marxism and there was a man named Antonio Grodsky. He was an Italian Marxist in the 1930s and he was. He understood this, that the way the only way to change the Western world was to defeat the church because they couldn't understand it. They believe that if they promised money and a free lunch to the workers that the proletariat's and that the bourgeois Zey would follow the Communists in the Marxist, but interestingly enough the rank-and-file people in Europe.
Many of them were true to the leaders. They couldn't understand it and and Grodsky and a lot of the Frankfurt Marxist understood the people in Europe had a moral compass. It was the residue of your Christianity. So listen carefully to this phrase. There was quote the long march through the institutions. End of quote.
Think about this the Marxist in Europe. This is 7080 90 years ago they saw one obstacle standing against them and the implementation of communism and socialism, and it was the church and not only the church and the moral sensibility that that imparted to the population but the schools that were largely based on Christianity to so quote the long march through the institutions that was their understanding that they had to infiltrate the schools. The churches the government to destroy Christianity and they can implement their Marxism and the land book who stole our culture will help you understand that, and you've got to understand that here in America since the postwar era really since I would say 52, 53, 54, and the. The push to make our public schools, anti-American anti-constitutionalist, and certainly anti-Christian. This really began in earnest about the time interestingly of the youth culture movement of the 1950s and the postwar era was very prosperous and affluent suddenly kids could have a car or at least have access to a car youth had their own music and suddenly there was this wedge of distrust and and really animus between teens and adults. Nowadays political operatives have leverage this so much and I want to say this is this is why you need to be praying for our Constitution, there are voices that purport to be Christian. There are voices that want to shame you for trying to defend our country. They want to make you trying to feel bad, like you're not being Christian. If you believe in responsible immigration. If you believe in American sovereignty. If you believe in our friendship with the nation of Israel, even things like the, the constitutionally protected right to life, you're not being Christian and an some of the words they're using RR like the word social justice which really is a word that comes to us from a Christian Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist papers. He uses word social justice but it's not like the liberals today use it to Hamilton and those were trying to implement this newly penned Constitution. We can only have a just culture. It is if we had God and morality. That's amazing in the Federalist papers like Federalist number 15 to have money without morals. Hamilton uses words like tragic and imbecilic and repugnant and irreconcilable absurd impractical to think that we can have a government and a society without God, keep your eyes open and your ears attuned for the word moral witness. There is a greatly professed Christians that that there can us a look if you if you stand for. Donald Trump is compromised, your moral witness faults faults. Let me say the president and his cabinet is probably the most pro-Christian cabinet in our lifetime. I would appeal to your constitutional responsibility, like the Bible says, praying for those in authority that we could have a culture most conducive to the spread of the gospel.
Now Alexander Hamilton from more than 200 years ago.
He talks about those that want to look good in the eyes of an ungodly world. He says this is respectability in the eyes of foreign powers a safeguard against foreign encroachments in the dancers and listen those leftist those pagans that so many professed Christians. So covet their approval in their respectability. Those people don't care thing for the word of God.
They don't care about our Constitution and the blood that was shed to birth it, and to preserve it. Listen number one no Jesus number to know his word.
Number three. Let the Holy Spirit strengthen you to stand for truth. We are in a battle and back to Isaiah 5 what happened that hell had to be enlarged. What happened that they called good evil and evil good, they abandon the word of the Lord for the salvation of your soul.
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