The Verdict on
Wycliffe Bible Translators (May 18, 2013)
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Eric Hosts "Understanding the Times" Radio on 2/4/2012 (and featured again in Eric's Email Update on May 16, 2013) Answering the Cultists at Your Door (and more!) (Guest: author, 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.
Apostasy's Results: The Scattering of the Sheep
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NOTE: On this Understanding the Times radio show, we inadvertently stated that Grace Fellowship Church in Snellville, Georgia was a member church of the National Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. It is not. Grace Fellowship Church is being visited as a model church at the FGBC Vision2020 South conference and members of Grace Fellowship Church will be participating in the conference's Jesus and the Quran seminar. However, Grace Fellowship Church in Snellville, Georgia is not a member of the FGBC, and we apologize for any error.
Is Being a Christian Now a Crime?
Eric hosts with Jan Markell on 3/2/2013 "The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent" Jan and co-host Eric Barger talk to Dr. Erwin Lutzer about his new book, The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent. Dr. Lutzer has hit a home run with his insights into what Islam is up to. This is a wake-up call to the church as well. Lutzer gets into "appeasement" issues by the current administration which are delusional and he talks about other current issues that trouble him concerning Islam, America, and the West. This is no ordinary book or radio discussion on this topic. The inroads of Islam are startling and Jan, Eric and Lutzer reference the warnings of Frank Gaffney, Andrew McCarthy, Clare Lopez, Eric Stakelback, Gen. Jerry Boykin, and more. Find Lutzer's book here. Then White House correspondent Bill Koenig gives his Washington insider report. America is imploding for a reason. What can we do to slow it down? Listen Here
Eric hosts with Jan Markell on 2/23/2013 "Entertained to Death" Filmmaker, pastor, and apologist, Joe Schimmel, joins Jan and Eric Barger to discuss the culture of violence portrayed in today's entertainment world. Pastor Joe and Eric speak from their own life experience before coming to Christ, as well as from the countless hours of research and study of the entertainment culture. You do not want to miss the insights and warnings offered as Schimmel and Barger shine the light of truth on many of Satan's prime deceptions being popularized though motion pictures, television, video games, and the music industry. They also bring words of encouragement testifying to God's redeeming power, as both were once lost as players in the secular rock and roll world. Also, don't miss today's special Web bonus as we continue the discussion! (See Below)
Then Jan interviews Michael Wolf, producer of a new DVD, "The Sound of the Spirit." This is a story depicting the struggle Jewish believers have today as they travel in two different worlds. All people of faith can identify, however. It's told with humor, compassion, and grace. Listen Here
Eric and Joe Schimmel Special Web Bonus Podcast on 2/23/2013 "Entertained to Death - Answers!" The entertainment industry is entertaining people to death. Joe Schimmel and Eric Barger list ideas and share thoughts on what steps parents and grandparents should take or avoid to best help children and youth navigate around today's perverse and violent entertainment culture. Most importantly, Eric and Joe offer biblically based truths to help listeners align their homes, families, and entertainment according to God's Word. See Schimmel's rock music warnings and documentary videos at www.goodfight.org. Listen Here
Jan Markell and Eric Barger co-host on 1/12/2013 "When Discernment Turns Ugly" Eric, Jan and their guests consider the dark side of discernment. Some of today's discerners are contentious and even mean-spirited. We wonder what the unbelieving world must think as they listen to the "new Pharisaical discerners" condemn just about everyone but themselves. Is this the way Jesus operated? While we must contend for the faith, can we not do so in Christian love? Weighing into this scenario are Dr. David Reagan and Mike LeMay. Dave Reagan makes a plea for grace, an item that seems to be missing among many of today's discerners. We ask if they are just lifting up themselves by tearing everyone else down? Listen Here
Jan Markell and Eric Barger co-host on 12/15/2012 "When the Culture Made its Left Turn" and interview author Ray Comfort on using his new book and film on the Beatles for evangelistic purposes. Ray has documented the spiritual journey of the four musicians. Co-host Barger had his early years shaped by the rock group and describes the journey into complete degradation. The three discuss the serious left turn the entire Western culture made due to Beatles influence. Sound bytes are played from Comfort's new film. Then John McTernan joins Jan to discuss the chemical weapons in Syria. Their use could prompt the fulfillment of Isaiah 17 when Damascus becomes a ruinous heap. Listen Here
Eric Barger and Jan Markell co-host and talk to Michele Bachmann
(R-MN) on 12/8/2012 concerning Free Speech at
Risk. Includes discussion about the debacle at Benghazi, Libya, the global blasphemy law, and
much more. Efforts to silence free speech globally will affect
everyone soon, even witnessing and Christian book publishing. Yet our
White House and State Department are leading the effort to have this
happen. Bachmann serves on the House Intelligence Committee and cannot
reveal all details but what she does share is stunning in a disturbing
way. Even such outfits as the FBI are having their training manuals
altered so Islam will not be insulted. Also, be sure to hear the extra
Web bonus we offer which detail the Benghazi incident from September
11 of this year. Not even all conservative media are reporting on what
we have posted here.
Eric Barger and Jill Martin Rische co-host "Understanding the Times" on 11/4/2012
and talk with historian, author, and pastor, Dan Fisher.
Topic: "America's Roots & Founders: Godly or Hostile to the Gospel? &
Election 2012: Final Countdown"
Web Bonus Podcast: 11/4/2012 Eric and Jill discuss the courageous and influential Christian leaders of revolutionary times known as "The Black Robed Regiment." Don't miss this special inspirational podcast concerning these little know but most heroic men!
Eric Barger co-hosts segment one of "Understanding the Times" on 10/27/2012 with Jan Markell as they interview author and radio host, Mike LeMay. Topic: "Redefining God and the Church" and talk about Mike's new book "The Suicide of American Christianity. In segment two, Jill Martin Rische joins Eric and Jan to discuss the Occult now in overdrive.
"Understanding the Times" 10/6/2012 presents co-hosts Eric Barger and Larry Kutzler as they talk about the most important man in your life: Your pastor. Most people have no idea how tough it is to be a pastor and how many of them quit in frustration, and with a broken heart. The statistics are shocking. They interview numerous pastors who give a frank analysis. This isn't a broken system -- it's broken people: Both pastors and sheep.
Eric co-hosts "Understanding the Times" on 9/29/2012 with Jan Markell and Jill Martin Rische as Jonathan Cahn returns outlining some remarkable circumstances taking place since the release of "The Harbinger" and the DVD, "The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment." Theme: "It's Not Too Late For America." God always honors the repentant heart and in the Bible, he honored entire cities that repented. Many ministries weigh in stating their strong belief that this may be God's final warning to America. A pastor reports on changed lives. But nearly a dozen sound bytes are played of Christian leaders warning that America is on borrowed time.
Eric co-hosts "Understanding the Times" with Jan Markell on 9/22/2012 interviewing Dr. Irwin Lutzer of Moody Church, Chicago, IL. Topic: "When A Nation Forgets God." Jan also speaks with Gary Bauer about the upcoming election.
joins Jan Markell, Jill Martin-Rische, and executive producer, Larry
Kutzler, on "Understanding the Times" Radio 7/14/2012 as they dig
into the current controversy surrounding the giant best-seller, The
Harbinger. In this compelling interview author Jonathan Cahn
addresses his critics and answers the hard questions.
Eric Hosts "Understanding the Times" Radio 5/19/2012 on The Top 10 Creation/Evolution Issues with guest Jay Seegert.
Eric joins Jan Markell and Jill Martin-Rische as they host a discussion concerning the controversy of Muslim-sensitive Bible translations on "Understanding the Times" Radio 3/10/2012 (Guests: Wycliffe VP Russ Hersman, World Magazine's Emily Belz, David Irvine, and Georges Houssney)
Eric Hosts "Understanding the Times" Radio 2/4/2012 on Answering the Cultists at Your Door (and more!) (Guest: author, 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.
Eric Hosts "Understanding the Times" Radio 12/17/2011 on The Deception of Chrislam (Guest: author, blogger, Bill Muehlenberg)Chrislam -- the blending of Christianity and Islam. Barger and his guest, Bill Muehlenberg a blogger and author, deal with many questions including, 'are Jehovah and Allah the same deity?', 'how do the Koran and Bible compare?', 'is Islam compatible with Christianity?' Eric addressed this topic at "Understanding the Times 2011." While the answers may seem obvious to many, numerous Protestant churches are promoting Chrislam, particularly in the northeast.
Eric Hosts "Understanding the Times" Radio 11/12/2011 on The New Age Movement and the "Oprah Effect" (Guest: New York Times bestselling author, Stephen Mansfield) This week Eric Barger, discusses the beliefs and profound influence of the New Age movement on our culture. Eric's guest is author, Stephen Mansfield whose new book, Where Has Oprah Taken Us?, details the deceptive spirituality of television personality, Oprah Winfrey. How has she seduced two generations? Many viewers insist she is a Christian which furthers the deception. She may be the most serious false teacher of our day.
Eric Hosts "Understanding the Times" Radio 10/15/2011 on Halloween: Enter At Your Own Risk - Eric & co-author, David Benoit, discuss their book Entertaining Spirits Unaware They discuss the paranormal and both sound a warning about the so-called holiday known as Halloween. Avoid it at all costs. Learn of the cunning stealth of Satan and how it is on overdrive this time of year.
Eric Hosts "Understanding the Times" Radio 8/6/2011 on Universalism: Is Everyone Already Saved? including at update on The Shack (Guests: Dr. James B. DeYoung and John Lanagan) Eric and guests spend an hour on Universalism which is gaining influence thanks to books like Rob Bell's Love Wins and Paul Young's The Shack. Universalism is more acceptable today thanks to end-time apostasy, shallow pulpits, Emergent Church influence, and "God is only love" feel-good theology. Eric interviews James DeYoung, former good friend of Paul Young. DeYoung is author of Burning Down The Shack, and blogger John Lanagan. DeYoung confirms Paul Young's belief in universalism and Lanagan reports on the play based on The Shack which is likely paving the way for a movie.
Eric Hosts "Understanding the Times" Radio 6/25/2011 on Could Mormonism EVER Considered to be Christian? (Guests: Former Mormons Ed Decker and Jim Spencer) Eric Barger and his guests discuss the question: Can a Mormon be a Christian? Joining Barger are former Mormon elders Ed Decker of "Saints Alive in Jesus" and Jim Spencer of "Through the Maze." Decker and Spencer are two of today's most knowledgeable Christian apologists on the topic of Mormonism. This hour outlines the vast differences between Mormonism and authentic Christianity and reminds the listeners that those in the cults radically redefine terms such as "salvation." They also promote "another Jesus." As Mormons go more and more high-profile, we need to get acquainted with their twisted beliefs.
Eric hosts "Understanding the Times" Radio 6/11/2011 (replayed 10/1/11) on Harold Camping, the 'End-of-the-World,' and the Christian's Response to False Prophets (Guests: Dr. David Reagan, Dr. Mark Hitchcock, and Jan Markell) Eric Barger talks with Dr. Dave Reagan, Dr. Mark Hitchcock, and Jan Markell. They are offering a response to the Harold Camping tragedy of May 21. They don't just dwell on the destruction of the Campings of the world; they also remind folks of the fact that a Rapture will happen some day. And a crown is waiting for those who long for His appearing. What can we know about this biblical event? All guests emphasize the importance of speaking and informing on this issue more than ever, even if one is marginalized for doing so. While Camping caused horrific destruction and was delusional, his followers took him seriously, showing the power of deception.
Eric hosts "Understanding the Times" Radio 5/14/2011 on "Covenant" and "Replacement" Theology and discusses the problematic book "The Hole in Our Gospel" (Guest: Pastor Paul Van Noy) Eric Barger and Pastor Paul Van Noy discuss "Covenant" theology and the related errors prevalent in the popular book, "The Hole In Our Gospel." Learn how "Covenant," "Replacement," and "Dual Covenant" theologies lead to a skewed understanding of the Scriptures. Then understand how World Vision's Richard Sterns' book presents an unbiblical, works-oriented plan of salvation and forwards "Kingdom Now" theology, while intimating that the vast majority of true evangelicals preach and believe an incomplete gospel.
Eric hosts "Understanding the Times" Radio (5/7/2011) on Divorced From Church/The Price Pastors Pay (Guests: Pastor Sam Buckingham, Pastor Joe Staniforth, and Manny Silva) Eric Barger updates the theme "Divorced From Church - When is it Time to Leave?" Today there are countless disenfranchised believers who have become refugees fleeing Emergent, Purpose Driven, Seeker, and liberal churches. The predicted apostasy warned of in Paul's letters is doubtlessly underway and the sheep are being scattered. Still the "remnant" spoken of in Scripture is alive and active! In this hour Eric talks with three brave ministers who have risked all to make stands for truth. You won't want to miss their powerful stories.
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