01/04/14 JAN MARKELL – GUESTS Ken Ham AND John Terry


Abusing Creation and the Decline of the Church

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Jan’s first guest is . They discuss his new book, “Six Days: The Age of the Earth and the Decline of the Church.” Ham’s assertion is that the church is in decline because it is distorting and abusing the Bible’s account of creation. Jan plays an astounding clip by “Christianity Today” magazine who doubts a literal Adam. Where does this lead? To the compromise of the authority of Scripture. Then Christian economist John Terry gives an economic forecast for 2014. While Wall Street ended 2013 with record highs, most of the good news will be offset by economic troubles starting early in 2014.




What happens when discernment ministries turn ugly?

Dr. David R. ReaganBy Dr. David R. Reagan
Founder & Director, Lamb & Lion Ministries
On January 7, 2013, I was interviewed by Jan Markell, Founder and President of Olive Tree Ministries, and her guest co-host Eric Barger of Take a Stand! Ministries, on her nationally syndicated “Understanding the Times” radio program. We discussed how to discern discernment ministries and expressed our concerns over some of theirincreasingly bitter attacks on the Church and Christ-redeemed Christians rather than on exposing the Enemy and his plans.

I invite you to read below or listen to the podcast of this very important topic that so greatly affects the harmony of the Church. It will also inform you on where I stand concerning certain controversial people.




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God pursues us with his love:

What is your definition of love?

So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.

John 14:2 NLT


About this week’s promise


A healthy definition of love is crucial to understanding the central message of the Bible. According to the Bible, love is not confined to sexuality, nor is it primarily a feeling at all. The Bible teaches that love is a commitment. As a commitment, love is not dependent of good feelings, but rather on a consistent and courageous decision to extend oneself for the well-being of another. That commitment then produces good feelings, not the other way around. Jesus became the perfect demonstration of God’s unconditional love for us by laying down his life for our benefit.

Adapted from TouchPoint Bible with devotional commentary by Ron Beers and Gilbert Beers, Tyndale House Publishers (1996), p 1227

Digging Deeper

For more on this week’s promise, see Revelations of a Single Woman by Connally Gilliam, Tyndale House Publishers (2004).

Turning our culture’s Sex in the City worldview completely upside down, Revelations of a Single Woman celebrates God’s enticing, life-giving promises, even when life takes you down a path you didn’t plan for. Through this collection of thoughtful, honest, and humorous memoirs, the author delves into what it really means to be “the remainder” in a world that caters to couples, and what it means to be the one who lives out moral values that her peers think died in the sixties.

The love we give away is the only love we keep.


Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House