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The Dangers of Socialism

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“In this podcast we will discuss the ever present and pervasive dangers of Socialism in our culture. Now I’m pretty sure most of you have heard of Karl Marx, the so called ‘father of Marxism’ also coined as ‘Communism’ or ‘Socialism’ in today’s dialect. But did you know that Karl Marx was a ‘God hater’ and his main aim was to usurp the moral and economic foundations of society, with a pamphlet called the ‘Communist Manifesto?’ Now, Karl Marx was born in Trier, Germany on May 5th 1818 and later died in London, England in March of 1883. His father was a successful lawyer and was devoted to the teachings of Voltaire and Kant. Karl was the oldest surviving boy of nine children and of Jewish descent. What is not commonly known; is that Karl Marx was a professing Christian in his youth and his first book was entitled, The Union of the Faithful with Christ. However beginning in his early 20’s a very sharp ‘U-turn’ was made by Marx in his theological outlook, to the point of abandoning his Christian faith and later embracing full scale Atheism. Proof of his recantation was later revealed in several of his personal poems where he expressed his disdain for almighty God…Cleary any love that Marx had for the Lord Jesus Christ was later turned to repulsion and his Communist Manifesto was written in defiance of his previously held Judeo-Christian values.17″ – Pastor Carl

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What is Righteousness?

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“Have you noticed my podcast is called, ‘Reigning in Righteousness’ and there’s a reason for that. To the casual listener however, this title might sound a bit pretentious. But you might be saying, “are we not all weak worms of the dust Pastor? I thought we were sinners saved by Grace?” But friend, the reality is, we are the righteousness of God now and my purpose in each and every broadcast is to forge and solidify Christ’s righteousness in you. One of the most disturbing doctrines in Christianity today is ‘Calvinism,’ where the congregants of Calvinistic preachers are never really confronted with the true Gospel. I would say this represents almost half of the church as a whole. This mindset is rooted in a false teaching, where God has supposedly ‘foreordained’ those who will be saved and those who will not. Therefore in these churches, no invitations are offered from the pulpit to become ‘born again.’ There are a lot of assumptions going on, assumptions unfortunately that could result in many people never entering into the promise of salvation. Shockingly, the Pastors themselves may not be ‘born again’ and it’s just like the church I grew up in back home. In these churches there are seemingly no testimonies of a solid conversion experience, an encounter with the Holy Spirit or much else for that matter…” – Pastor Carl

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Listen to your heart

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“If there’s one thing I want you to do this year… that is to listen to your heart. You know one of the most tragic things that can happen in a Christians life is going through the ‘day to day’ grind, but never discovering the real purpose of why God put you on this earth. Just because you’re born again or even Spirit filled, doesn’t mean you’re going to fulfill the calling God has for you, unless you purposely seek out and discover God’s plan for yourself. Hebrews chapter twelve reveals there’s a specific ‘race’ that is set before you, that only you can run. I can’t run your race for you; neither can you run my race. I truly believe that learning to be led by the Holy Spirit in line with God’s word is the most important lesson we can learn in this lifetime and you need to learn it friend, in order to live out your purpose. By listening to your heart, you will better be able to navigate the course God has for you, but oftentimes we ignore our heart and ‘keep on plodding along’, much to our detriment.” – Pastor Carl

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The Dangers of Secular Humanism

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“There are four systems of atheism that have wreaked havoc upon humanity since the 19th century. These four so called ‘isms’, are: Positivism, Secularism, Pessimism and Socialism. The focus of this podcast will be the second item on this list, namely Secularism. If one looks this word up in the dictionary, you’ll soon realize it categorizes the complete and utter removal of God from society and the denial of any supernatural element of our existence. For secularists, everything in the universe must be explainable in terms of natural law. The supernatural components of our creation are ignored and of course God is ignored because He’s our supernatural creator. In summary, secular humanism has become the philosophy that ‘man’ is the chief end of man, and that man’s happiness is his supreme purpose. However, Paul Johnson the famous British historian gives us this dire warning, “Christ’s central theme is that God, not man, is the final authority. God has rights, human beings have duties; we deny God His rights at our peril.”… Amen to that! The truth is friend, we are put on this earth to ‘serve,’ and our pivotal focus is not ourselves but serving others is the purpose of our existence.” – Pastor Carl

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Atheism is Denial

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“Heywood Brown once said, “Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.Today we will discuss one little word and that word is atheism. Now, Atheism has been defined as, ‘the dogmatic denial of the existence of God’ or more specifically ‘a personal God.’ There’s a mindset that Atheism is merely choosing not to believe in God or there’s no such thing as God because mankind has yet to provide any tangible evidence for His existence. The trouble is, scripture makes it very clear in the Book of Romans that this mindset is really a symptom of a rebellious heart because God has revealed Himself through two branches, namely His creation and our conscience, so that man is without excuse for acknowledging Almighty God’s existence. I’m sure you’re familiar with this passage regarding God’s creation, but let me read it to you, Romans 1:20, 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” Who’s they?…That’s us!” – Pastor Carl

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Calvinism vs. Arminianism

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“These terms will never reach 80-90% of Christians in their lifetime, as they’re discussed in seminary schools but I think it’s important to share these viewpoints with you. In fact, you may be shocked to find out the fruit of either of these two doctrines heavily influence the sermons your pastor preaches each week. Now you may or may not realize but depending upon which church denomination you attend, it will adopt one of these two theological viewpoints. These two doctrines were developed by two famous 16th century men, living decades apart. Albeit I will say, one doctrine is correct in its interpretation of God’s word and the other is very wrong. Later on this broadcast, I’m going to share with you, the denominations that wrongly believe in Calvinism and rightly believe Arminianism. The truth is Calvinism, (which I sincerely believe to be a false teaching and rooted in Gnosticism), has deeply infiltrated the Protestant Church and even the evangelical church in recent years.” – Pastor Carl

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The Dangers of the Ecumenical Movement

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“The Bible is explicit and exclusive concerning the reality that Jesus is the only way to heaven.

That means that all the Jews, Muslims, Mormons, Catholics, Jehovah’s witnesses, Protestants, Anglicans, Baptists or Pentecostals all need to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord Savior and if they don’t, they’ll spend an eternity separated from God in a literal Hell of eternal punishment. Just because you’ve sat in a church pew for 30 years doesn’t mean you’re saved anymore than sitting in a garage makes you a car! It’s the relationship you hold with Jesus Christ that defines your eternal destination and there are no second chances after you leave this earth. Currently, there’s a rapid rise in a moving away from true gospel orthodoxy. This apostasy or ecumenicity is rife and many pastors right now focus on God’s love and acceptance without stressing the crucial aspects of repentance, humility, sanctification and the acknowledgment of our sinful condition. They preach a Gospel without repentance, declaring that any path to God is acceptable, as we all end up at the same destination in the end right?…Wrong!” – Pastor Carl

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Is God responsible for natural disasters?

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“Today we will discuss the very controversial topic of natural disasters. Now this is a very sensitive subject matter and understandably so based on recent catastrophic events that have rocked these United States especially in recent weeks. The truth is natural disasters have been raging upon our earth since the beginning of time and they’re documented within the pages of the Bible also. People’s lives can be ruined by these disasters and the reconstruction of cities can take years to complete. I don’t pretend to have all the answers but I will share with you what God’s word has to say about it. Whenever hurricanes, earthquakes or tsunami’s occur in various parts of the world, the inevitable question becomes “are these disasters caused by natural weather cycles, or are they ‘Gods divine judgment’ or perhaps even a ‘work of the devil?'” The answer to this is complex question is in fact ‘yes’ to all of the above, or a combination because scripture points to all three possibilities.” – Pastor Carl

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The Spirit of Truth – John Chapter 14 Part 1

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“John chapters 14, 15, 16 and 17 are pivotal because Jesus is about to go to the cross and during this difficult time He reveals the secrets of God’s Kingdom within these four chapters. The disciples have been with Jesus for almost three years and when they realize Jesus is leaving them, they panic. However, Jesus realizes their predicament and consoles them with news of a ‘comforter’ whom the Father will shortly send in His name. Within this chapter, we learn more about this mysterious ‘comforter,’ which is the Greek word ‘paraklete.’ This word is multi-faceted and in fact has a total of seven meanings. Within the Amplified version of the Bible we learn this word can mean, ‘Comforter, Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby.’ Let’s find out more of about the specific roles of this comforter in your own life as we study this Gospel chapter together.” – Pastor Carl

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Did Jesus Exist?

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“This broadcast is in response to a documentary I recently watched from the UK in which a so-called, “religious expert” had stated in a publicly televised debate, “there was no evidence that Jesus Christ ever existed!” This wasn’t ‘Brexit’ but apparently the complete exit of Jesus from Europe’s history books! Frankly, I nearly fell off my chair upon hearing this false claim and having been born in the UK, my blood started to boil. This woman denied that Christ ever existed…at all! Which is definitely a counterfactual statement rooted in either ignorance at best or perhaps nefarious Gnosticism at the very worst (1 John 4:3). Despite numerous so called ‘Christians’ being present in this live debate, I was most perturbed that not one of them confronted this so called ‘expert’s’ ignorance. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for education but we shouldn’t educate ourselves at the expense of common sense and sound judgment. Let’s do our homework before we spout out a level of ignorance which frankly embarrasses someone holding the credentials of a scholar, reputedly at the Doctoral level.” – Pastor Carl

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