The Christian Worldview

David Wheaton

The Christian Worldview is a radio and online ministry that aims to sharpen the Biblical worldview of Christians and share the good news that all people can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ. The ministry is an outreach of The Overcomer Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is led by a seven-member board of directors and five-person staff. read less

Is the Covid “Vaccine” Causing Sudden Deaths?
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Is the Covid “Vaccine” Causing Sudden Deaths?
GUEST: PETER McCULLOUGH, MD MPH, cardiologist and author, The Courage to Face COVID-19 In early 2020, news reports began to emerge of a new virus from China spreading across the globe called COVID-19. Carried across the ocean via airline passengers, Americans began to catch the respiratory virus with a small percentage even dying of complications. Fear and panic spread even faster than the virus. Would this be the next black plague, which killed 30% to 60% of all Europeans?Medical authorities like the CDC, NIH, and WHO recommended a near-shutdown of society and federal, state, and local governments implemented mandatory masking, physical distancing, closures of businesses, schools, and churches, strictures on travel, and much more. At first we were told to stay put for “15 days to stop the spread”…which turned into more than two years of unprecedented restrictions.2020 just happened (wink, wink) to be a presidential election year. President Donald Trump had led the country to energy independence and a robust economy and looked the heavy favorite to win a second term. But the hysteria created over COVID-19 narrowed the focus of the country to only one issue—“save me from COVID” despite the fact that a small percentage of people who contracted COVID actually died from it.Voting regulations were slackened to allow people to vote early and by mail so there wouldn’t be crowding of the polls on election day. Career politician Joe Biden, who hardly campaigned due to fear of COVID, unbelievably (in the literal sense of the word) garnered 81 million votes, the most of any president in history.In late 2020, an experimental-use COVID vaccine was quickly rolled out. This was a new kind of vaccine, not manufactured from a dead virus as usual, but with an mRNA genetic substance that had never been used on the general public. No worries though—videos and photos of public officials and celebrities rolling up their sleeve to receive the shot were meant to assure the public that “the science” had saved us again.The marketing campaign for all Americans to get the shot was relentless. Everyone, and I mean everyone, even those who were not in “susceptible demographics” (old or underlying health problems) were told that getting the vaccine would keep you from getting or transmitting the virus (a lie). Professing Christians like NIH director Francis Collins and Ed Stetzer shamed and guilted Christians that getting the vaccine was about “loving your neighbor”. In the end, 80% of Americans received at least one dose of the vaccine.More could be said, much more actually, but here we are now in early 2023, two years after the release of the vaccine, and chilling reports and videos are surfacing daily of the vaccinated falling over and dying suddenly, typically from cardiac arrest. Suppressed by the media and dismissed by authorities as “disinformation”, the occurrences are indisputable that something has gone terribly wrong.Peter McCullough, MD MPH is our guest today on The Christian Worldview to discuss if the COVID vaccine is causing sudden and excessive deaths. He is a highly respected cardiologist who developed an early treatment protocol for COVID that has saved tens of thousands of lives (including my own parents). For that, and now his stand against the vaccine, Dr. McCullough has been vilified and ostracized by the mainstream medical community.-----------------Related Resources:The Courage to Face COVID by John Leake and Peter McCullough, MD MPH" rel="nofollow">
How Christians Should Respond to the Depravity Revolution - Part 2
Jan 14 2023
How Christians Should Respond to the Depravity Revolution - Part 2
GUEST: ANDREW DeBARTOLO, Director of Operations, Liberty Coalition CanadaWhat emerged as the sexual revolution in the mid-1960s in America—the mainstreaming of heterosexual sex and cohabitation outside marriage, unbiblical divorce leading to adulterous remarriage, and pornography—has, this century, descended even further into a depravity revolution.The apostle Paul in Romans 1 describes the judgment of God “giving over” those who “suppress the truth in unrighteousness” in three successive stages of decline—from “impure” heterosexual immorality (vs. 24-25) to the “degrading passions” of “unnatural” homosexuality (vs. 26-27) to “a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper” (vs. 28-32).What is “not proper” is for men scantily dressed as women to sexually dance in front of young children or for government elementary school teachers to approvingly teach students about homosexuality and transgenderism without their parents knowledge or for doctors and hospitals to perform irreversible and harmful surgeries on the sexual organs of children.That those at the highest levels of governing authority consider this “gender affirming care” further explains the wickedness that all Democrats in the US House, except one, voted against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which will require that babies who survive an abortion receive life-saving medical treatment.In other words, the Democrats voted to let babies die without help. Pause and mourn the free fall into heartless murder and depravity to which our people have descended.This weekend in part 2, Andrew DeBartolo of Liberty Coalition Canada will again join us to discuss “How Christians Should Respond to the Depravity Revolution”. Because it has not only infected every corner of society but it has broken into the church as well.-----------------------How Christians Should Respond to the Depravity Revolution – Part 1Related Resource for a donation of any amount:In His Image DVDUpcoming Event:Biblical Sexuality Sunday: On Sunday, January 15, 2023, Liberty Coalition is again encouraging pastors around the world to preach a message on Biblical Sexuality. Please forward this to your pastor to hold the light of God’s Word on this issue to a world that desperately needs truth and the gospel.
How Christians Should Respond to the Depravity Revolution – Part 1
Jan 7 2023
How Christians Should Respond to the Depravity Revolution – Part 1
GUEST: ANDREW DeBARTOLO, Director of Operations, Liberty Coalition CanadaFrom the beginning, men and women have always resisted God’s design for marriage, sex, and gender.God designed marriage as a covenant between one man and one woman…and man soon took multiple wives. God designed sex for procreation and unity within one man one woman marriage…and man soon engaged in prostitution, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, and other reprobation. God created each person either male or female…and man soon desired and dressed to be the opposite.Pre- and extra-marital sex, unbiblical divorce, and abortion were early signs that God’s moral design was being jettisoned in our nation, but now, as Romans 1 describes, a full-blown depravity revolution is rushing headlong toward a zenith. That which Scripture describes as “unnatural” (Romans 1)—homosexuality—has become mainstreamed legally and culturally. Now the same can be said for transgenderism. Only the desperately wicked heart of man knows where he/she will next seek sinful pleasure apart from God.Christians and the church are necessarily caught in the whirlwind of the depravity revolution. We can’t affirm what the Bible clearly calls sin. We love sinners enough to tell them “the wages of sin is death”. We live and work and educate in a system that has chosen the side of God-rejection and persecutes and prosecutes those who don’t “comply”.Why has the depravity revolution become so prominent? Can’t Christians just “stay out of the way”? If not, how should Christians respond to open promotion of it everywhere—from government leaders, in schools, at “drag shows”, with laws, even in churches?Andrew DeBartolo, is a teaching elder at Encounter Church in Ontario and director of operations at Liberty Coalition Canada. He joins us this weekend and next to answer this question and more so Christians and the church are informed and prepared.------------------Related Resource for a donation of any amount:In His Image DVDUpcoming Event:Biblical Sexuality Sunday: On Sunday, January 15, 2023, Liberty Coalition is again encouraging pastors around the world to preach a message on Biblical Sexuality. Please forward this to your pastor to hold the light of God’s Word on this issue to a world that desperately needs truth and the gospel.
Read Through the Bible This Year and Properly Interpret It
Dec 31 2022
Read Through the Bible This Year and Properly Interpret It
[This program is a rebroadcast of a previously aired program on January 08, 2022]GUEST: PAUL TWISS, Instructor of Bible Exposition, The Master’s SeminaryMany Christians begin a new year with the goal of reading through the entire Bible. It is an excellent and attainable endeavor, one that will help the believer better understand God and His purposes. Since “all Scripture is inspired by God” (2 Tim. 3:16), the one who reads through the Bible is hearing directly from God on a daily basis!That being said, the Bible is a big book, written by 40 authors on three continents in three languages (Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic) over a span of 1500 years. Grasping how the history, culture, narratives, poetry, and prophecy of the the Old Testament form one cohesive revelation with the gospels, history, culture, letters, and prophecy of the New Testament can be challenging.Which is why we have asked Paul Twiss, pastor and instructor of Bible exposition at The Master’s Seminary, to join us on The Christian Worldview. Paul has created a handful of short videos entitled “Everyday Theologian” to help Christians accurately interpret the various parts of Scripture.We will also discuss the call for pastors to preach on Biblical sexual morality on Sunday, January 15 in light of the new law in Canada that will criminalize those who preach/speak about God’s clear design for sex and gender.Finally, thank you to so many of you who generously supported the ministry of The Christian Worldview at the end of 2022. You embolden us to keep standing firm on God’s Word and the gospel!------------------------ Read Through the Bible Reading Plans-  Everyday Theologian - video series with Paul Twiss.>> Related Programs:- The B-I-B-L-E. Is It Really the Book for Ye and Me? Part 2- The B-I-B-L-E. Is It Really the Book for Ye and Me? Part 1>> Related Resource- How to Study the Bible by John MacArthur
The Christ of Christmas
Dec 23 2022
The Christ of Christmas
This weekend’s program is a NEW program for 2022 and was prepared to focus our attention on the Christ of Christmas. In the left column are resources and ideas for you to use personally with your own families.  The Christian Worldview wishes all of you a memorable and meaningful Christmas.  To God be all Glory!Christmas is upon us. While it’s easy to get distracted by all that competes for our attention—current events and politics, work and school, sports and recreation, travel and material things, even family and church—there is really only one most important issue and that is the person of Jesus Christ and what He has done for mankind.Jesus said, “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36).That couldn’t be more clear. Where you spend eternity hinges on whether you place your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.Christmas is the time when Christians remember and celebrate God sending His Son into our world, born of a virgin woman, mighty and holy in word and deed, and loving and sacrificial in offering His perfect life to satisfy God’s wrath and justice for our sins.Today will be a program to think about not Christmas generally, but the Christ of Christmas specifically. We will read God’s word, listen to some music, even do a Christmas quiz, all to appreciate and worship the God/Man, the Lord Jesus Christ. For none of us would have any hope without His “One Solitary Life”.---------------CHRISTMAS RESOURCES for you and your family:QUIZ/POEMS/READINGS:Christmas QuizHistory behind I Heard the Bells on Christmas DayOne Solitary LifeOn Going Home for ChristmasVIDEO:The Gospel | Paul WasherTreasures of the Snow filmThe Legend of the Candy CaneTruce in the Forest short filmHans Brinker film Amazon | YoutubeMUSIC:O Holy Night | Phil WebbThe Messiah | Robert ShawTCW Christmas 2022 (Spotify)
TOPIC: Principles for Selecting Christian Music - Part 1
Dec 3 2022
TOPIC: Principles for Selecting Christian Music - Part 1
GUEST: CHRIS ANDERSON, pastor and author, Theology That Sticks“Houston, we have a problem.” That’s a slight misquote version of what an Apollo 13 astronaut said to NASA Mission Control in Houston after an explosion harmed their spacecraft back in 1970.That was a physical, life-threatening problem. But there are even bigger God-dishonoring problems in the Evangelical church today. The preaching of weak or unsound doctrine is one. Another is the message and methodology of music in the church.While music in sound churches over the centuries was mainly congregational singing of Psalms and hymns with or without musical instruments, that all changed over the past 60 years with the introduction of Christian Contemporary Music (CCM). The worldview driving this believes that the form of rock ’n’ roll, soft rock, and rap glorifies God and attracts people to Christianity by simply swapping secular lyrics for Christian lyrics.And yet the result has been compromise. Instead of congregations belting out inspired Psalms or sound hymns, shallow, repetitive, mesmerizing, error-filled songs fill nearly every space in Evangelicalism.The water may have flooded over the dam but our guest this weekend and next will help Christians and churches select “songs, hymns, and spiritual songs” (Ephesians 5) that are sound in theology, honoring to God and edifying for us. His name is Chris Anderson. He’s a former pastor of 25 years and author of several well-known hymns, including “His Robes for Mine”. He is also the author of the new book, Theology That Sticks—The Life-Changing Power of Exceptional Hymns.
Thanksgiving Special – The Pilgrims’ Beliefs and the Founding of America
Nov 26 2022
Thanksgiving Special – The Pilgrims’ Beliefs and the Founding of America
** This program was previously aired 11/27/21 but the DVD offer is available again for a short time.GUEST: DR. JERRY NEWCOMBE, producer, The Pilgrims documentaryA small group of biblical Christians known as the the Pilgrims are widely considered to be “the founders of America”.Numbering only about 400-500 souls, they had fled religious persecution in England to settle in Holland. But after ten years there, they decided on another move across the Atlantic Ocean to an unknown land that would become the United States.About 50 Pilgrims were on the first vessel called The Mayflower, arriving in modern-day Cape Cod in Massachusetts in November 1620. One year later in November 1621, after a brutal winter in which many of them died, they celebrated a bountiful harvest with local Indians who had helped them in what has become known as the first Thanksgiving.The Pilgrims and their biblical beliefs which led directly to the principles of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution 150 years have been mostly forgotten by the majority of our population. “Separation of church and state” is a sacrament of mainstream society today…but it wasn’t to the Pilgrims. They said they came to America “for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.”Dr. Jerry Newcombe, producer of the documentary film, The Pilgrims, joins us this Thanksgiving weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss the Pilgrims’ story and what they believed and lived by. For in them we have an example for how we can live in our pilgrimage in a contrary world.
Are You Ready to be Persecuted for the Sake of Righteousness?
Nov 19 2022
Are You Ready to be Persecuted for the Sake of Righteousness?
Guest: Cal Beisner, President, The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation This past week, the U.S. Senate passed a bill, with every Democrat and 12 Republicans voting in favor, that is deceptively called “The Respect for Marriage Act.”In fact, the bill, now sure to be passed by the Democrat-majority U.S. House (before the Republican majority kicks in next year) and then signed by Democrat president Joe Biden, will overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and codify homosexual “marriage” into federal law.But aren’t homosexuals already able to “marry” one another? Yes, but this bill would federalize homosexual “marriage” so states could not establish a contrary law and will be a bulwark should the Supreme Court’s 2015 Obergefell decision be overturned. That case banned any state from denying homosexual “marriages”.But even more sinister is the authority the bill offers to prosecute those individuals and organizations (like Christian schools) who hold to the Biblical one-man one-woman definition of marriage. This sets the stage for far more persecution of truth-tellers than ever before.It may not seem related but the end goal of the United Nation’s COP 27 climate change conference that just concluded in Egypt is the same—to control and command people into compliance to a new world order of God-rejecting values. During the conference, an interfaith delegation held an event at Mt. Sinai (where Moses received the 10 Commandments) called “Returning to Sinai—A Prophetic Call for Climate Justice and Ceremony of Repentance” where they laid out and then smashed their own 10 climate commandments.Jesus said in His Sermon on the Mount, “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Matthew 5:10-12).The whole point of these events is to promote evil and punish those who stand for God’s word. Unless or until the Supreme Court intervenes, it will likely be open season on Christians who stand for Biblical truth.Cal Beisner, president of The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, joins us this weekend to examine these issues and how they will impact you.---------------------Related Resources:Global Warming Skepticism for Busy PeopleGlobal Warming DVD
Mid-Term Election Special—Will Americans Vote Against Wickedness?
Nov 5 2022
Mid-Term Election Special—Will Americans Vote Against Wickedness?
GUESTS: Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman, Liberty Counsel Pastor Andrew DeBartolo, Director of Operations, Liberty Coalition CanadaPresident Biden and the Left have held majority power in the White House and Congress for nearly two years. And what a wicked two years it has been for the country.The federal law allowing abortion in all states may have been rightly overturned by the Supreme Court but those on the God-rejecting Left are relentless in their blood thirst to restore the “right” to murder the unborn.Transgenderism, the abominable, destructive lie that a person can change their gender, is pushed down our throats at every turn—in schools, the military, corporations, government, media, drag queen shows…everywhere. Children are having their body parts surgically mutilated or taking powerful hormonal drugs in the futile and harmful attempt to be something they can not be. This abomination has full-throated support of the Biden administration.Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of illegal immigrants have been allowed to enter our country across the southern border. Murder, carjackings, and violence are rampant in our major cities. The foolish decision to print trillions of dollars has inflated the cost of everything, thus devaluing the money you currently have. Throttling fossil fuel production due to the climate change hysteria is another nation-diminishing policy of the Left.This is a short sample of what the Democrats have inflicted upon this once-great and God-revering nation in their attempt to cast off God and remake the world in their Tower of Babel globalist dystopia.Who Americans choose in the mid-term election, which concludes on Tuesday, November 8, will tell us much about the worldview and spiritual condition of the people. It’s hard to believe that anyone would conclude the country is on the right track but such is the level of deception when one sees evil as good.Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, an overtly Christian organization that advances “religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the family through strategic litigation” joins us to discuss what is at stake in this election.Also, Andrew DeBartolo, Canadian pastor and Director of Operations for Liberty Coalition Canada, will update us on what is taking place in Canada and explain why the accusation of “Christian Nationalism” is just a ruse to keep Christians silent.
What Present-Day Christians Need to Learn and Apply from the Puritans
Oct 22 2022
What Present-Day Christians Need to Learn and Apply from the Puritans
GUEST: JOEL BEEKE, host, PURITAN documentaryIn 2000 years of church history, the two most prominent eras for the propagation of sound doctrine were in the first century when the apostles of Christ took the gospel across the Roman Empire and then in the 1500s and 1600s when the Protestant Reformation took place.But as always, Satan, along with those who knowingly or unknowingly are used by him, attack and undermine anything that accurately represents God and His word.In the mid-1500s in England, just 40 or so years after Roman Catholic monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses for church reform on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany (Oct. 31, 1517), a group of devout Christians known as the Puritans emerged. Some Puritans worked within the Protestant Church of England to “purify” it from the influence of Roman Catholicism and the British monarchs while other Puritans separated from the state church, suffering persecution, dispersion, and martyrdom.The Puritans—men like John Bunyan, John Winthrop, Samual Rutherford, William Perkins, John Foxe, and others—were marked by everything the current-day mainstream Evangelical movement is not—a high and holy view of God, the absolute authority of God’s Word on all matters of life and faith, an accurate proclamation of the gospel, and a deep commitment to personal sanctification. Put another way, the Puritans were laser-focused on a precise understanding of God and applying His word to every area of life.This week and next in the lead-up to the commemoration of Reformation Day (Oct. 31, 1517) and Thanksgiving (i.e. the America Pilgrims were a branch of the Puritans), we will be joined by a man who is an expert on the Puritans—Joel Beeke. Joel is president of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, minister of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and also the host of the excellent documentary film, PURITAN: All of Life to the Glory of God.There is a lot for Christians and churches today to learn and apply from the Puritans and so we hope you are able to join us for this two-part series.--------------Related Resource:  Puritan Collector's Edition DVD
Evaluating the “He Gets Us” Campaign for “Brand Jesus”
Oct 8 2022
Evaluating the “He Gets Us” Campaign for “Brand Jesus”
There are many pressing issues in the world right now, such as the aftermath of Hurricane Ian which decimated areas and lives along the west coast of Florida or the sabotage of the undersea Nord Stream pipelines which transport natural gas from Russia to Germany.No matter the current event, the most important issue is always how sinful man can be reconciled to Holy God.We are living in an era of our nation where God-rejection is rushing forward at an alarming rate. The statistics (such as The State of Theology that we covered last week) show that the nation, and particularly the younger generation, is turning away from Christ and Christianity. Many of our civil authorities lead the way in suppressing the truth and advocating for sin.So what should the Christian response be to this God rejection? Evangelicals have widely different answers to this question. Most want to soften the sharp edges of the faith and present the faith as “what we are for rather than what we’re against.” And they would define what we are for as “radical love, compassion, and forgiveness.” This sums up the “He Gets Us” campaign that we will discuss today.And there is a small minority of believers, who despite what the market researchers say, know that they must faithfully proclaim all of God’s Word, trusting in His Holy Spirit (instead of human reasoning) to change people’s hearts. This sums up John MacArthur’s "An Open Letter to CA Governor Gavin Newsom", which we will also discuss today.
The State of Theology in America
Oct 1 2022
The State of Theology in America
GUEST: Dr. Stephen Nichols, Ligonier MinistriesTheology is defined as “the study of the nature of God and religious beliefs.” So “what do Americans believe about God, salvation, ethics, and the Bible?”That is how Ligonier Ministries frames The State of Theology survey that they and LifeWay Research partner together to produce every two years.If you’re a Christian and are paying attention to the shift away from God and Scripture that has taken place in our country over the past 75 years, you won’t be surprised to learn that Americans have an unbiblical, syncretistic worldview, which is a mix of flawed human reasoning and remnants of religious moralism borrowed from Christianity.The survey made 35 theological statements to over 3,000 respondents of differing backgrounds and regions. Respondents could answer “strongly agree, somewhat agree, not sure, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree”.Here are a few examples of the theological statements in the survey:“God accepts the worship of all religions, including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.”(67% agreed with this falsehood, as did 56% of Evangelicals).“Jesus was a great teacher, but he was not God.”(53% agreed with this lie, as did 43% of professing Evangelicals)“The Bible has the authority to tell us what we must do.”(52% overall agreed, with 94% of Evangelicals agreeing…thankfully)Dr. Stephen Nichols, chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries and president of Reformation Bible College, joins us on The Christian Worldview to discuss The State of Theology survey for 2022.