❖ Dr. Susan Michael – Topic: Modern Israel
Have you ever wondered why the Islamic world will not let Israel live in peace? If you put a small matchbox on a football field, that matchbox represents Israel, compared to all of its Arab neighbors, yet, the Arab world cannot let Israel go on in peace. Why is that? There are thousands of perpetual Palestinian refugees. Why can’t they be welcomed in to one of the surrounding nations? (Of course, the country of Jordan has many Palestinians that have been incorporated.) The modern state of Israel celebrated 70 years of existence in 2018. Yet there are still some who want to drive the tiny nation-state into the sea, as in the Mediterranean. Dr. Susan Michael, the USA Director for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, is a wealth of information on Israel, and she joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point. www.us.icej.org
❖ Stephen Black – Topic: Freedom from Homosexuality. An upcoming conference, “God’s Voice”
There was a “Christian” conference recently in St. Louis called “Revoice.” Was the idea to essentially declare that one could be a practicing homosexual or lesbian and still be a devout Christian, without repentance? Some ex-gays, including Stephen Black of Freedom Realized, are putting together a conference in February, to counteract that notion—with biblical truth and love. They note: “GOD’S VOICE will bring biblical clarity to the recent confusion surrounding the issues of ‘re-voiced’ sexuality and ‘LGBTQ+ Christians.’ GOD’S VOICE will present a biblical response to the queering of the church of Jesus Christ, in an effort to teach, strengthen and encourage believers and Christian leaders across all denominations to stand on the inerrant, unchanging and life-transforming power of the Word of God. What the church needs now is GOD’S VOICE!” Stephen Black joins Jerry Newcombe to discuss the controversy. www.godsvoice.us – www.stephenblack.org – www.firststone.org
❖ Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez – Topic: The New Normal: The Transgender Agenda
A recurring guest on Vocal Point is Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez. His bio notes that he “served as an Associate Professor of English at Cal State University Northridge before he was forced to leave. He now teaches at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Dallas. He was raised by a lesbian mother and then went on to receive an undergraduate degree from Yale and his doctorate/MA in English/Classics from SUNY Buffalo….He served in the US Army Reserves and is happily married with two children.” Lopez says, “Despite repeated efforts by LGBT activists to equate ‘love’ with toleration of sodomy; the New Testament provides clear definitions of love, which preclude sin.” Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the transgender issue and agenda. http://englishmanif.blogspot.com
❖ David Limbaugh – Topic: Jesus, His Resurrection
The cornerstone of the Christian faith is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul notes that if Jesus did not actually rise from the dead, the faith is bogus and meaningless. Noted columnist, attorney, and NYT bestselling author David Limbaugh has written a new book on the resurrection of Christ—Jesus Is Risen. Regnery Publishers says of the book: “Originally confined to a small circle of believers centered in Jerusalem, Christianity’s stunning transformation into the world’s most popular faith is one of history’s greatest, most miraculous stories.” David Limbaugh joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the historical resurrection of Christ from the dead. [a repeat] www.davidlimbuagh.com
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PS-if you’re interested, I was a guest on a CBN report (about 4 minutes long) on church and state that aired on the 700 Club on Friday.
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