Tag Archives: Founding Fathers

Vocal Point-Dr. Peter Lillback

The father of our country, George Washington, said that religion and morality are indispensable supports to our nation’s political prosperity. This statement was not in some obscure letter buried in the archives suddenly to be rediscovered in some attic somewhere. He said this in his celebrated 1796 Farewell Address, a very important document in American history. George Washington’s Sacred Fire is a 2006 book that became a bestseller in 2010. It is by Dr. Peter Lillback (president of Westminster Theological Seminary) and Jerry Newcombe. It documents  beyond a reasonable doubt the Christian faith of America’s first president. Dr. Lillback and Newcombe have had many podcasts dealing with various aspects of Washington and his faith. In this particular segment, Dr. Peter Lillback and Jerry Newcombe discuss what Washington said about religion and morality in his Farewell Address.  www.providenceforum.org

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Vocal Point-Dr. Peter Lillback

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, Dr. Peter Lillback and Jerry Newcombe discuss Washington’s Farewell Address, which is a profound document in American history.  www.providenceforum.org

 

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Vocal Point-Dr. Peter Lillback

In 2006, Dr. Peter Lillback and Jerry Newcombe joined forces to write a book on the Christian faith of George Washington. GEORGE WASHINGTON’S SACRED FIRE later became a bestseller because of Glenn Beck’s enthusiasm for it. Dr. Lillback and Dr. Newcombe have a series of dialogues recently (15-minutes each) on some aspect of George Washington’s faith. This segment is the latest in this series. This particular program addresses the story of how current leadership in the last church of George Washington’s life (where he attended for about 10 years)—Christ Church Episcopal in Alexandria, Virginia—has now voted to remove a marble plaque with Washington’s name on it. (Part of the reasoning was that the plaque was matched with one to another famous former parishioner, Robert E. Lee.)  Dr. Peter Lillback joins Jerry Newcombe to discuss this story and other calls to tear down historical statues in our time.  www.providenceforum.org

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Vocal Point-Bob Knight

America was given birth for the purpose of granting religious freedom. The reason the majority of the earlier settlers sacrificed everything to come to this land was so they could worship God according to the dictates of their own conscience. Yet today, we find increasingly that there is a hostility toward things Christian in the public square. Veteran journalist and columnist Bob Knight talks about a gleam of hope in something that the Trump administration did recently in one of his columns. Bob Knight joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to talk about religious freedom at risk and our time and how the administration is trying to restore some of it. www.washingtontimes.com

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