We are living in unprecedented times when Christian leaders are renouncing their faith and large numbers of believers are falling away. Is this the final apostasy prophesied by Jesus and Paul? And can we do anything to help those struggling with their faith? Today, our guest will confront the problem of "Christian deconstruction" with solid, faith-building answers and honest responses to difficult questions. What does the Bible say about an end-time falling away and whether that is what we are seeing in our day; How has solidarity and sympathy for the LGBT movement brought a rejection of biblical values; How do we handle the contemporary objections to the Bible’s moral standards; Join us for a crucial and timely conversation.
The Bible is clear that we face three different types of opposition while attempting to successfully navigate life as Ambassadors for Christ. Our opposition is identified in Scripture as "the world" (1 John 2:15-17), "the flesh" (Romans 7:15-25), and "the devil" (1 Peter 5:8-9). The sad reality is that too many Christians lose more battles than they win and endure their walk with God rather than enjoy it because they often don't recognize how opposition through spiritual warfare actually works. More importantly, they have no idea how to effectively and efficiently respond to these attacks. Scripture nowhere indicates that a wish, a hope, a cliché, or a sincere guess represent adequate responses to attacks from these three very real enemies. Christians must be strategic in their responses to these clearly defined enemies, learning how to fight biblically rather than just sincerely. Today you will learn how to do just that! Join us with your questions on spiritual warfare.
Dr. Michael Brown is the founder and president of AskDrBrown Ministries & FIRE School of Ministry Online. He has a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. Dr. Brown serves as a visiting and adjunct professor at Southern Evangelical Seminary, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Fuller Theological Seminary, Denver Theological Seminary, the King’s Seminary, and Regent University School of Divinity. He has contributed to numerous academic publications, including the Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion and the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament. Dr. Brown is the host of the Line of Fire daily broadcast, rated in the top 0.5% of podcasts worldwide. He is also the creator and author of the five-volume series Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus and the bestselling author of more than 40 books.
Dr. Karl Payne is a pastor, teacher, speaker, author and former NFL chaplain. He is currently on staff at Antioch Bible Church of Redmond, WA. where his primary role is serving as the Pastor of Leadership Development and Discipleship Training. He served as the chaplain for the Seattle Seahawks football team from 1994-2015. Dr. Payne is the author of the 3 books discipleship series Transferable Cross Training Volumes 1-3. He co-authored A Just Defense (1987) and Cross Training (1993). He also contributed to two reference books, The Encyclopedia of Biblical Christian Ethics and The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics. His own book, Spiritual Warfare: Christians, Demonization and Deliverance (2011) continues to be a popular reference of the topic of spiritual warfare.