Ep.579: What About Witchcraft?
Investigating Wicca – good or bad?
Theme Scripture: Proverbs 16:25
Halloween is coming. This is the time of year when we are inundated with movies, messages and advertisements that focus on death, the occult, witchcraft and all things spooky. It is the time of year when we are more willing to be scared as a part of our being entertained. We are going to focus on just one part of this phenomenon, the part that deals with witchcraft. Witchcraft is real – there are many forms of it and again we will focus in on one primarily, that which is called Wicca. Wicca is what is known as “white witchcraft,” and it has standards of behavior that teach to harm no one. So, if this is the case, is Wicca “bad?” Stay with us as we look into Wicca – what it is based on, how it works and what our reactions should be.
Ep.578: Are Evil Spirits and Demons Real?
Understanding spiritual wickedness in high places
Theme Scripture: Jude 1:6
We live in scary times. We are not only facing the results of a major recession, we are also continually steeped in debates regarding major issues of our time: health care, war, social security, the climate change issue and the list can go on and on. All of these things are focused on humankind and our role in them, be it for good or for evil. Yet there are other issues above these – issues that take place in a realm above us, with which we are not so familiar. These are spiritual issues and they have to do with angels, demons, good and evil. Are there really such things as demons? If so, do they have any influence on our world? What about evil spirits? If they are real, then how do we make sure they cannot influence us personally? Stay with us this as we look into this dark and unsettling topic to gain some understanding and to find some answers.
Ep.577: What is Required of a Christian?
Christian sacrifice as the centerpiece of life
Theme Scripture: Luke 6:27-28
Millions and millions of people the world over claim to be Christians. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of varied denominations and interpretations that define what being a Christian requires – ranging in definition from God loves you, you love God, He wants you to have everything in life – just ask, to have no contact with the world and its lusts and beat yourself into submission. So, what do we do with all that? What is really required of a Christian? Stay with us as we look into the Scriptures and try to capture their meaning regarding God’s blessing, personal sacrifice and God’s will for us.
Ep.576: What Does it Mean When We Forgive?
The profound results of forgiving one another
Theme Scripture: Matthew 18:21
We have all (hopefully) heard and uttered the words, “I forgive you” many times in our lives. The hard questions attached to them are these: What does that phrase really mean? Do those words change anything? Are we bound to live by those words once they are spoken? On this program, we want to examine the mechanics of forgiveness. Fortunately, the Bible speaks loudly and clearly on the subject. The Bible not only speaks on the subject, it also defines it for us, so stay with us as we consider forgiveness, repentance and their roles in our lives.