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Vocal Point-Dr. Peter Lillback

Dr. Peter Lillback and Dr. Jerry Newcombe wrote a book that became a bestseller—George Washington’s Sacred Fire. The 1200-page tome documents that our first president was a Christian, not a Deist. One of the chapters in that book deals with the argument that Washington was a Mason. Therefore, goes the argument, he could not have been a true Christian. Dr. Peter Lillback joins Jerry Newcombe for the latest in a series of discussions on Washington and faith to focus in on Washington and the Masons. www.providenceforum.org

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Vocal Point-Dr. Peter Lillback

I’ve been told that when Jerry Falwell died, they left his desk at Liberty University as they found it…and there on the desk is a copy of the big, thick book, George Washington’s Sacred Fire by Dr. Peter Lillback (president of Westminster Theological Seminary) and Jerry Newcombe. The book documents beyond a reasonable doubt that our first president was a committed 18th Anglican, and all that that entails. In an on-going series, the two authors discuss Washington and his faith. In this particular segment, the question on the table is actually beyond George Washington himself—to the other founders and the issue of slavery. Many of the founders were adamantly opposed to slavery and worked for its abolition. Obviously, others did not agree.  www.providenceforum.org

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Vocal Point-Dr. Peter Lillback

Dr. Peter Lillback and Jerry Newcombe wrote a book on the faith of George Washington which documents beyond a reasonable doubt that our first president was a Christian. Dr. Lillback has joined Jerry Newcombe for an on-going series of discussions on the faith of our founding father (and sometimes, founding fathers). In this particular discussion, they focus on the injustice of slavery. How is it that Washington could be Christian and yet own slaves (which he did free at the end of his life)? In the wake of Charlottesville, some have even said, “Tear down statues of George Washington.” Dr. Peter Lillback joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss this issue. www.providenceforum.org

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Vocal Point-Dr. Peter Lillback

Dr. Peter Lillback is the president of Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and the founder/president of Providence Forum, the organization that published the book by Peter Lillback and Jerry Newcombe, “George Washington’s Sacred Fire,” which Glenn Beck helped turn into a national bestseller. Together Lillback and Newcombe are producing a series of podcasts on the faith of our founding fathers (so far, we’ve not gone beyond the topic of the faith of our founding father). In this segment, Dr. Peter Lillback shares with Jerry Newcombe on George Washington’s view on religious tolerance. www.providenceforum.org

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