Stand in the Gap Weekend Archives
Rediscovering the Resurrection
April 4, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Dr. Gary Dull
Introduction Transcript: While the nation focuses their attention on various news stories like the COVID vaccine and the border crisis, we’re going to take a break from our usual format and air a sermon from one of our frequent Stand in the Gap radio co-hosts. Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer, and my long-time friend, Pastor Gary Dull, is going to help us rediscover the resurrection of Jesus Christ afresh as we pause to celebrate Easter this week. We hope this previously recorded message will redirect your gaze from the earthly to the heavenly, from the transient to the eternal and from the gathering darkness to the Giver of Life and Light.
Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and Digital Assets: Making the Complex Understandable
March 28, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Matt Szina
In the book of Revelation, chapter 13, verses 16 and 17, the Bible describes what it will be like to live under the reign of the “beast”, a person of great power and influence during a time of worldwide tribulation. The author, none other than the Apostle John, records that “…he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Hello, I’m Sam Rohrer, and while there are still many mysteries regarding end times prophecies, it’s clear that someday, commerce and currency will be dependent on a one-world government-and an evil one at that. If you’re a consumer of financial news, no doubt you know of and perhaps participate in the use of Cryptocurrency. As the globalist agenda continues to advance under the liberal Biden administration, assisted by the worldwide global COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to see an upward trend in the use of Bitcoin and digital assets. These are means of buying and selling without a bank or middleman, conducted over the internet in real time. If you’re wondering how this all works and why we should be aware of its increasingly influential capabilities, you’ll want to stay tuned for this highly informative episode of Stand in the Gap Weekend.
Standing Against False Teaching from Within
March 21, 2021 • Isaac Crockett, Sam Rohrer, Dr. Arthur Belanger
Introduction Transcript: In Matthew 7:15 Christ tells his disciples to beware of false prophets. Wolves in sheep’s clothing who will destroy the church with their deceitful words and immoral conduct. Hello, I’m your host Sam Rohrer and I think you’d agree with me that we’re living in days of great deception. The overwhelming bulk of mainstream news is overtly biased, and our national leaders cleverly twist information to their own advantage. The lust for power, money and fame drives this machine which is growing stronger each day. While we lament the course we’re on, we also grieve over the state of the church which in large part has thrown its lot in with the rest of progressive, liberal crowd. By catering to a very vocal few, the silent majority will ultimately leave the church, or worse-become part of the deception. During today’s program we’ll be identifying the key characteristics of false teachers and preachers and then we’ll discuss what a leader of integrity will think, say, and do. I hope you’ll stay with me for this week’s episode of Stand in the Gap Weekend.
Drawing the Line for Truth: Biblical Interposition and the Culture
March 14, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Matt Trewhella
The role of the Pastor encompasses many different job descriptions in the Bible. He is a Shepherd of the ‘sheep’, a Minister of God for righteousness; a truth teller and light bearer, and a servant of Jesus Christ to the people. On this program, we’ll be talking about another job description of not only the local pastor, but believers also. It’s the job of interposition. In laymen’s terms, it’s the idea that one uses their position of lesser authority to intervene in the mistreatment of others by a higher authority who is acting unjustly or unlawfully. There are many examples of this in Scripture and throughout history. You might recall the story of Esther-who interposed on behalf of her people whose very lives were threatened by the evil machinations of Haman. So, what does this have to do with us and why is it important we understand our role as ‘interposers’? Well, the answer to this question and more will become abundantly clear as we consider the theme for today’s program- Drawing the Line for Truth: Biblical Interposition and the Culture. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: Pastor Matt Trewhella
When Pastors Go to Jail: The Cost of Standing for Truth
March 7, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, John Carpay, David New
Like America, Canada recognizes religious freedom as a fundamental human right. In fact, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms defines religious freedom as “the right to entertain such religious beliefs as a person chooses, the right to declare religious beliefs openly and without fear of hindrance or reprisal, and the right to manifest religious belief by worship and practice or by teaching and dissemination”. So why has Pastor James Coates from Alberta Canada been jailed for holding church services? On this program our guest, John Carpay, will join as the Canadian attorney who is currently defending the rights of this Pastor to exercise his freedom of religion. Like many other situations even here in America, because of COVID policies, pastors increasingly find themselves up against a liberal governor or state legislature that undermines these first amendment rights. What can be done and how can we bring more pressure to bear on those who would wantonly destroy our religious freedom? We’ll be hearing about all that and more, including a look at the so called ‘Equality Act' with recurring guest, Attorney David New. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: Attorney John Carpay Guest: Attorney David New
Bursting Balloons: From the Stock Market to Joe Biden
February 28, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Bob Adelmann
Many of us remember the 2008 financial crisis which took place due, in large part, to the reckless investing and risky lending practices of major banks, especially in the real estate market. When talking about this event-we often say the “housing bubble burst”. Indeed, homes became vacant and mortgages defaulted leaving investors, bankers, and the government holding the bag. As if we're witnessing Déjà vu, the economic wave we've been riding is about to crash. Financial policies spanning administrations have set the stage and we, as believers and citizens must discern how to think and act on the information we know. What do we do as we watch out-of-control government spending, the closing of businesses because of COVID restrictions while at the same time the extraordinarily wasteful stimulus package designed to line the pockets of specialty interest groups, pet projects, and wealthy donors which barely touches the desperate need of families who’ve lost jobs, incomes, and loved ones? Today’s guest on the program is a writer and researcher of economics and has a great deal to share with us on this topic. Guest Bob Adelmann shares from his expertise in economics and finances on where we are, and where we're going. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Gary Dull Guest: Bob Adelmann
The Culture and the Pulpit
February 21, 2021 • Keith Wiebe, Sam Rohrer, Joe Green, Paul Blair
Hosts Keith Wiebe and Sam Rohrer discuss the purpose, power and responsibility of the pulpit at this defining hour in our nation's history. Guests were Pastor Joe Green with the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Pennsylvania, and Reverend Paul Blair with Fairview Baptist Church in Oklahoma.
COVID-19 Vaccination and the Law with Attorney Mat Staver
February 14, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Mat Staver
During times of emergency or natural disasters, the United States has the means to successfully mobilize the Red Cross, National Guard, and National Emergency Funds to help with rescue, shelter, and other immediate needs for unfortunate victims. Local law enforcement, mayors, and even governors are given temporary emergency powers to do what’s necessary to restore safety and order. On this program, hosts and guests will be talking about emergency powers and how they’ve been abused by state governors during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re also going to address the increasingly oppressive vaccination requirements, and the ever present mask mandates. Does the law have anything to say about these issues? If so, where is the outcry? Have we become so used to being told what to do and trusting the experts that we don’t realize how our freedoms are being taken away? If you want to know the answers to those questions and more-you’ll want to listen to this informative interview with Attorney Mat Staver, Founder and President of Liberty Counsel. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: Attorney Mat Staver
It's a Matter of Life or Death: Scott Klusendorf gives a Pro-Life Update
February 7, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Scott Klusendorf
When the Israelites were delivered from Egypt through a miraculous display of God’s power, they found themselves in the wilderness-a mixed multitude of people with very little leadership and even fewer laws. God, in His wisdom, gave them 10 commandments to be obeyed, the sixth of these which says, “Thou shalt not MURDER”. On this program we'll be talking about this commandment and how it relates to the sanctity of life-more specifically to the unborn. The Egyptian culture from which the Israelites fled was pagan to its core. Burnt sacrifices of their own children to their god, Molech, spoke volumes of their value of life. Pharaoh’s hideous command to throw newborn Hebrew baby boys into the Nile river was no less than an attempt at genocide-an attempt which ultimately failed. You would think with the advancement of civilization would come an instinctive aversion to killing one’s young, yet today, society does so in some of the most barbaric ways. During this program we’ll be reminded that the battle for the lives of the unborn rages on. We’ll evaluate this current cultural crisis and hopefully inspire you to re-engage in the pro-life cause- because it’s truly a matter of life and death. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: Scott Klusendorf, Founder and President of the Life Training Institute
Israel Update: As the US Collapses, Israel Must Rise
January 31, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Dr. Jimmy DeYoung
During the Trump administration, relations with Israel were a priority as seen by the President’s support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. One of the most amazing accomplishments of his four years in office was the normalization agreements made between Israel, the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco. These were called the “Abraham Accords” and were facilitated by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. But where will the new administration take current US relations with Israel? On this program, we’ll be considering what a Biden presidency will mean for Israel. We know the new secretary of state, Anthony Blinken, seems to be in support of the Abraham Accords, but will other issues like the Palestinian settlements, the reintroduction of the nuclear deal with Iran, and negotiations with Turkey mean trouble ahead? Our guest, Dr. Jimmy DeYoung, host of Prophecy Today, joins the program to tie this issue together with Bible prophecy in his unique and insightful way. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: Dr. Jimmy DeYoung
Certainty in Uncertain Times: Church Life During COVID
January 24, 2021 • Keith Wiebe, Gary Dull, Bill Monroe
In Ephesians 4 verses 1 through 6, the Apostle Paul writes, “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” This exhortation from the Apostle Paul is especially meaningful these days. A good reminder of the special affection, unity, and grace we should have as believers for and with one another. Today’s theme is one that affects us all. No doubt, this past year you’ve seen changes take place in your church due to Coronavirus policies and precautions. Hopefully, you haven’t experienced division, but there are some who have, so it’s a topic we must address-especially for those Pastors who are listening who might be wondering how to go about walking the fine line between those in their congregation that may have differing views on a COVID response. Two Pastors with decades of pastoral experience share about COVID related issues during this trying time. Guests, Dr. Gary Dull and Dr. Bill Monroe join an interview with host Keith Wiebe and co-host Sam Rohrer.
Critical Race Theory? How Has it Infiltrated All of Society?
January 17, 2021 • Dr. Joe Green, Sam Rohrer, Dr. Shelby Steele
Trying to understand the words and phrases bandied about in today’s culture is like trying to grasp the explanation of rules for a game written in a 30-page booklet in 10 seconds flat. It’s hard to do. Words like intersectionality, critical race theory, cancel culture, and white privilege can leave one’s head spinning. On today's program our guest, Dr. Shelby Steele, will be explaining one of the phrases you might hear or see on social media-but don’t know very much about. 'Critical race theory' in practical laymen’s terms is the erroneous idea that all of society is built and perpetuated by racism, namely the white vs. black kind. America, according to this ideology, was built on the backs of slaves. Our Founding Fathers didn’t actually come here to create a Constitutional republic where all men were created free and equal-they came to perpetuate slavery and the subjugation of the black man for their own selfish and narrow interests. And America continues to fashion society, government, laws, and education etc. all with a design and intent to discriminate and degrade their black fellow citizens. Well, if you’re a student of history you know this kind of thinking is dangerous and patently false. And as we’ll learn today, it doesn’t help the root cause of the true problems facing black Americans. How did we get to the place in our country where so many are convinced we’re a nation of bigots and racists? Why have billions and maybe even trillions of dollars been spent to alleviate the perceived disparities and inequities, yet crime, poverty, poor education and broken families continue to plague the black culture? We'll explore more on this topic because it’s so very important we understand what’s being said, and how we can truly help our black friends and neighbors. Host: Dr. Joe Green Co-host: Sam Rohrer Guest: Dr. Shelby Steele
The 2020 Surveillance State: 2021 Even More Alarming!
January 10, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Mark Lerner
In George Orwell’s dystopian novel titled 1984, he wrote this about the surveillance state, “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.” Unfortunately, we’ve come to the place where surveillance and biometric technology has morphed into a monster that can no longer be kept under control. What am I talking about? It’s the 2020 Surveillance State with 2021 shaping up to be even more alarming. Whether through our cell phones, smart TV’s, or security cameras, Big Brother is watching and listening to us in more ways than one-and it isn’t a comforting thought. Our guest on today’s program, Mark Lerner, has spent the last few decades studying, writing, and speaking about biometrics and surveillance from the standpoint of one who loves liberty and respects the Constitution. During this program he’ll identify how we’re being monitored and learn ways to ensure our own privacy. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: Mark Lerner
Beyond the Dialectic, the Empowerment of Words.
January 3, 2021 • Sam Rohrer, Dr. Marlene McMillan
On this Stand in the Gap Weekend program, our guest, Dr. Marlene McMillan, will be talking about the power of words which is so appropriate in today’s cultural climate. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell the truth without being ostracized, and worse yet, the very definition of words has changed to become a weapon in the hands of those who distort the truth and seek to spread lies. You'll want to hear this in depth analysis of the various terms and definitions being used by the media, so-called experts, and world wide leaders to persuade and communicate information to trusting audiences.
December 27, 2020 • Sam Rohrer, David New
Joseph Stalin, who ruled the Soviet Union for almost 30 years with an iron fist and was directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of 20 to 60 million people by the hands of his secret police or his brutal gulags, wrote this: “By May, 1st, 1937, there should not be one single church left within the borders of Soviet Russia, and the idea of God will have been banished from the Soviet Union as a remnant of the Middle Ages…” Fortunately even a man as powerful as Stalin cannot erase the idea or man’s belief in God. He’s not a remnant of any age, though Stalin is. He’s alive and well and still does His work in this world through believers who love and serve Him. But there are those who would still like to erase the name and idea of God in this nation of ours-a nation founded on the principles of liberty and justice for all taken from the unchanging and ever truthful Word of God. On this program we’ll be studying the document that began this ‘holy experiment’ in self-government-the Constitution of the United States. Host: Sam Rohrer Guest: Constitutional Attorney, David New,