Stand in the Gap Weekend Archives
Living Out Your True Identity: Lessons from the Life of Daniel
September 13, 2020 • Isaac Crockett, Sam Rohrer, Joe Green, Matt Recker
In an article by Samuel James titled, “Courage Takes More than a Keyboard: Christian Nerve in a Digital Age”, he writes, “It’s never been easier to fool ourselves that we are courageous when we really are not. Like the donkey who donned a lion skin to look like Aslan, or the “wizard” of Oz who was really just an old man with a machine, the image we project on our screens can be little more than self-aggrandizement. If our online audience could peek through the phone or laptop we hold, they would see the real us, and our “platform” would be laughed at rather than respected.” Perhaps you can identify with this sentiment. It’s much easier to keep people at arm’s length through a twitter or facebook account than to do the hard work of building relationships shoulder to shoulder or heart to heart. And staying true to our faith may mean defending the truth when it’s unpopular or sharing the gospel when it’s difficult or even dangerous. This program will include some lessons from the book of Daniel, a courageous hero of the faith-who’s story is both timeless and inspiring. Pastor Matt Recker shares how he's applying these lessons to everyday life.
The Deceit of Political Correctness: How Marxism is Collapsing America
September 6, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Dr. Joe Green, Dr. Marlene McMillan
In the garden of Eden, the Bible tells us Eve was deceived by Satan into eating the fruit God had forbidden. Though she lived in a virtual Paradise with her companion, Adam, it didn’t take but a few sly twists of words from the mouth of a snake to convince her God was withholding something that would add to her happiness. While we don’t know what went through the minds of Adam and Eve as they sent the human race hurtling towards death-we do know Satan’s devious ways corrupted the beautiful garden and God, in His Sovereignty, would make a new way to restore the relationship with His creation through the gift of His Son. But Eve wasn’t the only one easily deceived by Satan. As the Father of Lies, Satan knows words are powerful. He used them in the Garden of Eden and has been using them ever since to tempt and seduce mankind to rebel against God and His ways. During this program, we'll hear an interview with Dr. Marlene McMillan, someone who’s studied words and their meanings extensively, who'll teach us how to identify the surreptitious lies of "political correctness" and defeat them with the truth.
The Persecuted Church in America
August 30, 2020 • Gary Dull, Dave Kistler
Matthew 5:10 lists the final beatitude Christ gave in His sermon on the Mount. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”. This promise throughout the ages has encouraged and strengthened those who were about to undergo much suffering and many trials because of their faith in God. Thankfully, this promise still holds true for us today, as increasingly we’re seeing state and local governments enforce restrictions on how and where we can worship. While we’ve discussed persecution abroad-which is devastating, and ongoing-we haven’t explored the developing situation on the ground for many Pastors and churches in the wake of COVID-19 policies right here in America. Even now-some are finding themselves defending their right to worship in court-a right clearly defined in the US Constitution and adhered to throughout the history of our nation. Stand in the Gap radio hosts, Gary Dull and Dave Kistler discuss this issue on this enlightening program of Stand in the Gap Weekend.
Unraveling the Islamic African Slavery Thread Within Racism, Black Lives Matter
August 23, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, IQ al-Rassooli
Many Americans have bought into the lie that our nation was founded by racist Europeans whose penchant for treasure and land was only rivaled by their hatred and enslavement of the black man. No doubt there were those who came here for the previous reasons, but there were no slave owners among the Pilgrims, and those founding fathers, who came here from England’s shores, sought to build a better nation-where the principles of religious freedom and civil liberties would eventually be extended to all-black, white, red, or yellow. Perhaps like many, you’re surprised at the hatred and violence against America coming from groups like Black Lives Matter. But this vitriol doesn’t stem from true hatred for racism but rather a perceived moral high ground against injustice, inequality, and all authority. Associated with this group are other malcontents like Antifa members, Marxists, and even Muslims-who march to the beat of their own dangerous ideologies and who’s history is often replete with fanaticism and deep racism to rival anything we see in America today. On this program, IQ al-Rassooli, a former member and leader within one of these groups, is going to share some of the history of slavery and racism behind Islam's rise to power.
One Man's Journey: An Unlikely Meeting with Donald Trump and a Changed Life
August 16, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Gene Ho
Have you ever daydreamed about what it would be like to be in the same room with a celebrity? A fireside chat with someone you greatly admire? Or dinner with the rich and famous? On this program we'll hear from guest, Gene Ho, who spent two years photographing President Donald Trump during his 2016 Presidential campaign. At first, he wasn’t really enthusiastic about the job. He’d heard the media’s description of Trump as a selfish, racist, bigoted man, but he was in for a surprise. To his amazement-he found just the opposite to be true. Trump was surrounded by minorities working for his campaign and was thoughtful and truly caring about his employees and supporters. In fact, he wrote a book about how his encounter with Trump changed his life-for the better. If you’re interested in an insider’s glimpse into the Trump persona, you’ll want to listen to this program.
What Happens When Christians Say "No"?
August 9, 2020
All across America a crisis of freedom is taking place. Business owners, singled out for opening despite government shut down orders, are being fined and even thrown in jail. Physicians speaking out about the efficacy of Hydroxy Chloroquine in treating their own COVID-19 patients are being fired and losing their doctor’s licenses. Citizens are being fined for refusing to wear a mask. It’s clear our first amendment rights of free speech and life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are not only under fire-they’re extinguishing before our very eyes. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer and perhaps you’re wondering when the proverbial line in the sand must be drawn by Christians who are being pressed to abide by protocols and mandates that are unjust and based on political bias, not scientific facts or Constitutional limitations. There comes a time when a Christian must say, “no”. No more church shutdowns. No more silence on the lies and misinformation being sold to Americans, no more masks, and no more closing of schools! These are just a few of the things hosts Isaac Crockett, Sam Rohrer and Gary Dull will be talking about on this program.
Resisting Tyranny God's Way
August 2, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Pastor Matt Trewhella
Social distancing. Mask wearing. Self-Quarantine and Contact Tracing. These are all words we’ve become familiar with during this 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. But are these government-imposed restrictions and policies biblical and Constitutional, and if not-are we to abide by them? This question seems to be uppermost in people’s minds who want to do the right thing-but may not be able to articulate why or how these newly invented restrictions are or are not legitimately handed down from those in high places. We firmly believe the Bible speaks to all the issues of life-and while specifics like whether or not to wear a mask or stay 6 feet away from people may not be spelled out in Scripture, there are principles we can apply to help us make wise decisions concerning our physical, mental and spiritual health. It’s a little known principle called “The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate”; and believe it or not, the Founders understood and used this argument to stand up to the tyrannical nature of England when the colonies were still under their rule. Pastor Matt Trewhella, who wrote a book by the same name, joins the program to explain.
Time for Men to Stand Up!
July 26, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Ken Harrison
In the latest example of the left’s racism narrative, the National Museum of African American History and Culture defined “whiteness” on a social media graphic by citing examples such as a good work ethic, deductive reasoning, and even the nuclear family-as if all of these things only characterize white European cultures. Of course, it’s no surprise to us that the nuclear family is a source of irritation and derision among those who seek to distort and destroy that which the Bible has placed great value on. The traditional roles of fatherhood and motherhood have come under great attack and the children of this generation and surely the next will have suffered the consequences. So, what would happen if men-godly men around the world-would step up and take back that which has been lost? Reclaim their families, churches, and the culture for Christ, beginning with their own personal salvation and commitment to follow God and obey His Word no matter the cost? During this program, we'll focus on the vital role of men because as the head of the ‘nuclear family’, and as leaders in society at large, this role is pivotal to our nation’s future. Many, many issues are hanging in the balance at this point in time-and men must be willing to step up and take on the responsibility God’s called them to. We’ve invited Promise Keepers Executive Director, Ken Harrison to tell us how this year’s re-launching of the popular men’s conference is challenging and calling men to this very thing. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-Host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: Ken Harrison
2020 Voter Fraud: Potential, Strategic and Serious.
July 19, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Dr. Joe Green, Tomi Collins
The countdown towards the November 2020 election has begun. Talk concerning potential debates, Joe Biden’s running mate, and campaign rallies for both sides are heating up. But something else is taking place that you’re not hearing much about-and it has the potential to change the outcome of this year’s race. We know recent primaries across the nation struggled due to new voting procedures as a result of Coronavirus policies, and some were even canceled, postponed or downright disastrous-as was the case in Georgia a few months ago. But all commotion aside, the upcoming election has some serious logistical problems to overcome, not to mention well documented threats to a fair and just outcome. What are these threats? What do we know about them? And what can be done to stop them? We discuss it with our guest, Tomi Collins with America Restored. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dr. Joe Green Guest: Tomi Collins
America in Freefall: Why Some Lives Don't Matter
July 12, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, George Barna, Gary Dull
Times of great crises in the history of mankind are nothing new. We know of natural disasters, plagues, and world wars that have crippled nations and decimated entire populations. God, in His sovereignty, has allowed COVID-19 to afflict Americans; civil unrest and violence stalk the streets of our major cities, and a general feeling of ambivalence is felt towards those in positions of authority who’ve seemingly failed to provide leadership or direction during these trying times. If you’ve ever been on a roller coaster-you know what a free fall feels like. That moment when you begin a steep descent at a speed that takes your breath away. then you’re effortlessly lifted from your seat, held only by a seatbelt, and for an eternal second you float between earth and sky. Imagine that example is a picture of our nation beginning a nosedive towards the abyss of cultural Marxism, anarchy, and socialism. In horror, we’ve been watching as America’s moral and civil restraints have been stretched to the breaking point, and we wonder how a nation with so many Divine blessings could fall in less than 250 years. It’s into this developing situation that we want to speak on this program. Our guest, George Barna, is going to share his latest research with us, what it means and what we can do about it concerning America’s moral freefall. Yes, there’s hope and an answer to be found for our nation’s troubles, and it’s what we’re going to talk about on this episode of Stand in the Gap Weekend.
A Second Civil War in America? Act One in Process, Act Two Around the Corner?
July 4, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Dr. Gary Dull, Leo Hohmann
Could America be headed for a Second Civil War? Are the embers between radical progressives and right-wing conservatives growing hot enough to ignite? It seems the war on words is rapidly turning into more as those in favor of revolution are both literally and figuratively throwing gasoline on the fire. But do those agitating for change really care about the inner cities, the breakdown of the family, drugs, gang violence, and the corruption that plagues the black community? As they advocate for change-are they providing solutions that will really make a difference or is there something deeper going on beneath the surface? A deep state perhaps, whose time has finally come. If you’re confused by all that’s taking place, wondering what it REALLY means and who’s REALLY behind it, you’ll want to listen to this episode of Stand in the Gap Weekend. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: Leo Hohmann, author and contributor to World Net Daily
Freedom and Unity in America
June 28, 2020 • Isaac Crockett, Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Dr. Joe Green
Words matter but so do definitions. Especially in today’s hyper charged, politically correct culture. Words and phrases that meant one thing ten years ago, have been hijacked to mean something else altogether. With tensions running high over the tragic death of George Floyd on May 25 , what seems to be a simple redefinition of terms is actually proving to be quite deadly. On this program, host Isaac Crockett, will be talking with an African American pastor from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to get his take on all that’s happening across the nation. Dr. Joe Green joins joins the discussion about real issues plaguing the black community, tracing the problem and the solution back to where it belongs and separating the term racism from bigotry and prejudice. Yes, racism is as old as time. The enslavement of people groups beginning in the some of the world’s earliest civilizations-Persia, Greece, Rome and even on the African continent with blacks enslaving blacks at an alarming rate due to tribal conflict. It only goes to show that the heart is desperately wicked-as the Bible tells us. Bent on elevating self and mistreating others, racism is a heart issue that can only be solved by the gospel and the acknowledgement of the Creator God who has made us equally loved and valued in His sight. Host: Isaac Crockett Co-hosts: Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull Guest: Dr. Joe Green
The Left’s War Against the Police: Their Gain, America’s Pain
June 21, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, John Guandolo
Wikipedia tells us the central idea of Cultural Marxism is to soften up and prepare Western Civilization for economic Marxism after a gradual, relentless, sustained attack on every institution of Western culture, including schools, literature, art, film, the Judeo-Christian worldview tradition, marriage and the family, sexual mores, national sovereignty, etcetera. The attacks are usually framed in Marxist terms as a class struggle between oppressors and oppressed; the members of the latter class allegedly include women, minorities, homosexuals, and adherents of non-Western ideologies such as Islam. Cultural Marxism has been described as "the cultural branch of globalism.” (www.conservapedia.com/Cultural_Marxism) This definition, while lengthy, is the prelude to the program today. It encapsulates all that’s taking place across our nation as calls to defund the police are taken up in places like Minneapolis, New York City and Atlanta, Georgia. The police (and all those in positions of power-whether white or black) are considered the oppressors; the African American man or woman (specifically those who feel disenfranchised by the ‘system’) are the oppressed. Group names like Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Democrat Socialist, Jihadi, the Muslim Brotherhood and others all subscribe to the same ideology with varying agendas. The end result, according to author Dinesh D’Souza is a “socialist state that reduces its citizens to abject conformity by crushing the independence of spirit and mind.” It’s the opposite of what our Founders believed and what the Bible teaches and it’s what our guest, John Guandolo with Understanding the Threat Organization is going to share with us.
The Fourteenth Amendment: The Federal Government on Steroids
June 14, 2020
The fourteenth amendment of the United States Constitution, section one, reads like: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the Unites States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. History tells us this amendment was ratified in July of 1868-one of three amendments dealing with slavery and their newfound rights to be called citizens of the United States and benefiters of all that entailed. But somehow, one hundred years later, this amendment has been hijacked and interpreted to absorb the power of the states and transfer it to the Federal government; and create rights from thin air for abortion, same sex marriage, or any other so called ‘right’ that could be shoehorned into this ‘guarantee of freedom’. Truly, this has been the bane of our nation ever since and guest, Constitutional Attorney David New, joins the team to explain more on this program titled, "The Fourteenth Amendment: The Federal Government on Steroids."
The Meteoric Rise of Homeschooling in America
June 7, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, Dr. Gary Dull, Zan Tyler, Mike Smith
Do you believe good things can come out of difficult or trying circumstances? On this program, we'll be talking about something good happening across our nation as a result of the COVID-19 crisis of 2020. In an unprecedented decision by our nation’s school districts, parents and children in just about every state have had the opportunity to experience what homeschooling is all about. While schooling at home may not be for everyone, it’s an educational option that should be considered-especially by Christian parents whose number one priority is to “bring their children up in the nurture and admiration of the Lord.” If you’re a parent finding yourself in this situation, or a grandparent helping out with grandchildren, you’ll want to hear what our special guests have to say about homeschooling on this episode of Stand in the Gap Weekend. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guests: Zan Tyler (BJU Press), Mike Smith (Homeschool Legal Defense Association)