Understanding the Times

Jan Markell

Temporal Delusion: Is the Church Destined to be Raptured or to Reign Supreme?

March 17, 2012
Jan hosts and talks to guest T.A. (Tom) McMahon about his book, "Temporal Delusion: Is the Church Destined to be Raptured or to Reign Supreme?" At this very moment, millions of professing Christians are joining with millions of other "believers" to promote peace and reconciliation across the country and around the globe. These pragmatic churches and organizations are uniting for the ecumenical "common good" to eliminate poverty, eradicate disease, and save the earth from political and environmental disaster -- all in the name of advancing "God's kingdom on earth." But are all of these good works derived from a biblical blueprint for humanity? Or are these well-meaning workers building a house on foundations of sand? Your church may very well be among them. Olive Tree carries the book and it is found here. For more info on McMahon, visit www.thebereancall.org.

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Jan interviews a number of guests with her co-hosts Eric Barger and Jill Martin Rische. The topic is the Wycliffe Bible translation controversy. Is there now a Muslim-friendly Bible? Wycliffe is accused by missionaries and other critics of defending something deceptive. Jan talks to Wycliffe VP Russ Herssman in the first half hour but also some critics. They include Georges Housnney of Biblical Missiology and David Irvine who pulled out of Wycliffe over the issue of removing "Son" and "Father" in the Bible. A third guest is Emily Belz of World Magazine who has provided cutting-edge information on this story. Are the accusations off-base or have some actions been taken that are in the best interest of Muslims? Has postmodern, Emergent influence now entered the world of para-church minstry? Other organizations in the effort are Summer Institute of Linguistics and Frontiers. To sign a petition against these actions, visit www.biblicalmissiology.org  For info written by Emily Belz, visit www.worldmag.com To reach co-host Eric Barger, visit www.ericbarger.com To reach co-host Jill Martin Rische, visit www.waltermartin.com To read Wycliffe's response, go to www.wycliffe.org We have inlcuded an extra 37 minutes on this topic in a web bonus. See below. Click here for the AUDIO WEB BONUS Jan, Jill and Eric Barger continue their discussion and interviews in this Web-only bonus. You can listen to the "audio web bonus" listed below in the archives on your computer or your mobile device. You can hear David Irvine and Emily Belz in this electronic extra. These bonus segments are not heard on the radio.Please consider signing up for the podcast of Understanding the Times radio and it will be sent to you as a RSS feed automatically every week. 
March 10, 2012
Jan, Jill and Eric Barger continue their discussion and interviews in this Web-only bonus. You can listen here or on your mobile device. You can hear David Irvine and Emily Belz in this electronic extra. These bonus segments are not heard on the radio.
March 9, 2012
Jan hosts and talks to John McTernan about the shameful "Christ at the Checkpoint" conference going in in a few days in Bethlehem, Israel. According to this bunch of religious Left leaders, Jesus lived and ministered in "occupied territory." Israel has no right to the land and the Israelis are brutal occupiers who stole Arab land. Jan plays a half-dozen sound bytes of the attendees to show how radical they are and how out-of-balance -- and out of touch -- their conference is. Conference organizers say it is all about peace, justice, and reconciliation, but it is really about calling Israelis Nazis and calling Christian Zionists racists. Conference organizers include Tony Campolo, Lynne Hybels, Shane Clairborne, Vicar Stephen Sizer, and many more. Sizer is the most troubling as he is known to be a friend to terrorists and a bitter foe of Israel. www.johnmcternansinsights.blogspot.com
March 3, 2012
Jan's guest is author and evangelist Ray Comfort. In Ray's new book, "Hitler, God, and the Bible," he reveals how Adolph Hitler used the Bible to undermine a nation. Most Germans were members of a church, yet eventually they would have no trouble singing hymns as well as Nazi songs. They would swear oaths to Hitler and forget God. This was possible only because the church in that era was riddled with apostasy. Germans, therefore, looked to Hitler for divine truth, more than God. Germany had a "remnant church" led by Bonhoeffer, Niemoller, Barth, and others, and most, though not all, perished. Jan brings out elements of her own classic book, "Trapped in Hitler's Hell." Ray then makes a comparison of the Nazi Holocaust and the holocaust of babies today. He references his hit DVD, "180." Find Jan's book here. Today's apostasy-riddled church in the West should learn the lessons of the German church. Learn more at www.livingwaters.com.
February 25, 2012
Jan's guest is Dr. Mark Hitchcock, scholar, pastor, and author on prophecy and Middle East-related issues. They discuss America's role in the Middle East and prophecy, the Arab spring, The Psalm 83 war, the Isaiah 17 passage, Gog and Magog, and much, much more. There is a coming conflict in the Middle East that is imminent. Iran is striking out at Israel and Israel may be launching strikes against Iranian scientists within Iran. Where is this leading? When might this culminate in a catastrophe? And the wild card is what role America will play. We include an online bonus audio of 25 extra minutes for this program, above and beyond our radio broadcast. See below. To find Mark's book, go here. Mark is one of our "Understanding the Times 2012" speakers. To learn more, visit www.marklhitchcock.com.
February 18, 2012
Jan Markell continues her discussion with Dr Mark Hitchcock on the escalating Middle East conflict.  This is an addendum to the regular radio show heard on February 18, 2012For more information on Understanding Our Times check out our website here. 
February 17, 2012
Jan talks to Mike Oppenheimer about the foolishness of Christian ministries trying to "save the planet." In some cases, they emphasize "saving trees" more than "saving souls" as the Bible commands us to do. One ministry says we can bring the earth back to Eden-like conditions when the Bible says it is decaying due to sin. But churches and entire denominations are on board with "green Christianity." Jan and Mike share how it is rooted in globalism, Socialism, and Marxism. There is no conclusive proof of global warming, yet evangelical organizations have been formed to emphasize the fact that there is. Oppenheimer offers a DVD on this topic found at his Web site: http://www.letusreason.org/  NOTE: We have provided an extended program to our electronic audience. We call it a "Web bonus."
February 11, 2012
Jan talks to Mike Oppenheimer about the foolishness of Christian ministries trying to "save the planet." This is what we are calling the "Web Bonus" and is a concise discussion with Mike Oppenheimer for our electrontic audience. The first hour, the February 11th Broadcast sets the pace for these comments. Oppenheimer offers a DVD on this topic found at his Web site: www.letusreason.org.
February 10, 2012
Eric Barger is guest host, featuring apologist Ed Decker. What do you say when the cultists come to your door? And what about the millions of church attendees who are just trusting in their own righteousness for salvation? We are to be ready with an answer for everyone and Barger and Decker help you do that. Decker was a Mormon for many years and Barger was into the pop music scene before salvation. This program is designed to equip the saints. Find Decker's book, "Fast Facts on False Teachings," co-authored with Dr. Ron Carlson, here. Find more on Barger's apologetics at www.ericbarger.com. Decker can be reached at www.saintsalive.com.
February 4, 2012
Jan's guest is Gary Kah. The two discuss the New Age/demonic agenda of all things 2012. Gary appears in the film, "2012: Prophecy or Panic?" The Bible says it is not for us to know the times and the seasons so we can dismiss any 2012 end-of-the-world talk but we cannot discount it. The dark side will try to score global points in this new year so we cannot drop out. Globalism continues to race. Gary names the topic global leaders to watch and some events. They also point to the global agenda of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement. Learn what "Awakened World 2012" is about. Find the DVD, "2012: Prophecy or Panic?" here. We're on the fast-track to a one-world system as predicted in the Bible. Learn more about Gary at www.garykah.org.
January 28, 2012
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Discovering Daniel – Amir Tsarfati
This book reveals how the words, actions, and visions of the prophet Daniel can provide you with purpose and hope in today’s chaotic world, encouraging you to live with confidence in God’s supreme sovereignty and love in the time we have left on this earth.

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A compelling look at current events, Bible Prophecy and apologetics with interviews of well-known authors and prominent leaders from around the world.

 

About Jan Markell

Jan Markell is a popular author and speaker across North America. She has written 8 major books and has hosted the largest prophecy and apologetics’ conference in North America. She began on radio in 2001 and now is heard on almost 900 radio stations with a large electronic audience as well. She founded Olive Tree Ministries in the early 1980s.

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