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Hot Topics-Is the “Doctrine of Original Sin” Truly Biblical?

What is the Doctrine of Original Sin? Does this doctrine come from the word of God, or from the traditions of man? What impact, if any, does the Doctrine of Original Sin have on you and the world around you?

Originally Published March 5, 2018


Vocal Point-Dr. Peter Lillback

Topic: America’s Christian heritage

The colonial pulpit, especially in New England, played a pivotal role in encouraging independence from Britain. For example, the pastors’ sermons, especially just before election day, informed the people about what was happening politically and what they, as faithful Christians, should do about it. 19th century author John Wingate Thornton once observed, “To the Pulpit, the Puritan Pulpit, we owe the moral force which won our independence.” Dr. Peter Lillback, founder/president of Providence Forum, co-wrote a book with Jerry Newcombe that became a best-seller, George Washington’s Sacred Fire. Dr. Peter Lillback joins Jerry Newcombe for another in the series of Lillback-Newcombe Conversations on America’s Judeo-Christian roots. This particular episode focuses on the vital role of the colonial pulpit in helping to found America.


Vocal Point-Dr. Kenneth Stevenson

Topic: the Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin, a linen cloth 14 feet by 3 feet, contains the image of a man who was badly scourged, was crucified, wore a crown of thorns, and was stabbed in the chest with a Roman spear. It is purported to be the burial of Jesus Christ. The Shroud was famously dismissed by some as a fake because of the carbon-dating in 1988 of a single specimen (divided into three tiny parts) that was said to date from 1260 to 1390 A.D. But Dr. Kenneth Stevenson, author of some books on the Shroud (including Nazah, MorganJames, 2019) notes that the carbon-dating was of a piece of cotton (rewoven into the cloth) not linen, the makeup of the cloth itself. Stevenson had participated in the intense scientific study of the Shroud itself in 1978, along without about 40 space-age scientists, most of whom were American. Instead of proving the Shroud a fake, as they expected to happen in ten minutes, they were amazed by it on a number of scientific fronts. Dr. Kenneth Stevenson joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the Shroud of Turin.


Vocal Point-Marina Medvin

Topic: Socialism

Picture a seven year old girl living under communism. Her dad brings her to a local grocery store in the Ukraine, their home, in the old Soviet Union. He tells her to look around at the store and memorize the scene. “Make a photograph of this in your mind of this,” he tells her. She does. The walls are bare. There are some shelves, but the only food item is on a shelf way up top. It is a jar of pickled green tomatoes. Fast forward, a year or two. Now the family is in Newark, New Jersey—the first step in their move to America as a new home. Marina Medvin then enters a grocery store and is shocked by all the food and all the variety. The difference between capitalism and socialism could not be clearer. And yet millions of Americans, including the young, are aspiring for socialism—not capitalism. Marina Medvin, a successful D.C. area attorney and a writer for Townhall and Forbes, joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the false promises of socialism.