This week on Vocal Point with Jerry Newcombe, (Mar 4 – Mar 10). Listen to VOCAL POINT Daily at MIDNIGHT, 6AM, NOON, 6PM, (Eastern Time) on www.GraceNetRadio.com.
❖ Sarah Anderson
Recently, vox.com wrote “On March 1, the federal government is scheduled to hit the debt ceiling, running out of legal authority to borrow money — a potentially crippling problem because trillion-dollar deficits require regular bond sales to keep money flowing.” By the time this airs March 1, in the year of our Lord 2019 will have come and gone, but the issues still remain. Recently, Sarah Anderson of FreedomWorks wrote “Debatably the most important power delegated to Congress is its power of the purse. However, it never uses this power correctly. This week, the United States’ national debt surpassed the $22 trillion mark.” Sarah Anderson, Federal Affairs manager for FreedomWorks, joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the budget and debt ceiling issue. www.Freedomworks.org
❖ Jeremy Dys
There is a war on the cross today—specifically memorial crosses. First Liberty Institute (formerly Liberty Institute) is on the forefront of defending such crosses on behalf of veterans. Jeremy Dys, Deputy General Counsel for First Liberty, joins Jerry Newcombe to discuss the issue and particularly a cross in Bladensburg, Maryland that was erected in 1925 by the loved ones of those who died in World War I The day of this recording (February 27, 2019), First Liberty argued the case before the US Supreme Court. Kelly Shackelford, founder/director of First Liberty, issued a statement after the oral arguments: “One hundred years ago, mothers who lost their sons in World War I chose to design a memorial resembling their sons’ gravestones – the Peace Cross. Tearing down this WWI Veterans Memorial would be a disgrace. We are hopeful the Court will not only end the attacks on this memorial, but will clarify the law and put an end to the attacks on memorials nationwide.” www.firstliberty.org
❖ Robert Spencer
Recently, wnd.com wrote “Many observers were stunned when a Christian making a basic statement of faith – that Jesus is the Son of God – was considered an insult to Muslims. The dispute was in Uganda, but now the same issue has erupted in the United States’ neighbor to the north, Canada. There, a Muslim leader declared Muslims must take offense when people declare Jesus is the Son of God.” A leading authority on the issue of Islam, Jihad, and Shariah is Robert Spencer, an NYT bestselling author on the subject. Spencer observed, “Christians who are anxious to avoid offending Muslims should convert to Islam now, because the simple expression of the Christian faith offends Muslims.” Robert Spencer joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss this issue, where Christians are being told that their basic beliefs (in Jesus as God’s Son) are supposedly offensive per se. www.jihadwatch.org
❖ Dr. Peter Lillback
What do we know about the first Congress of the United States (before we even became a country)? Why did they meet in the first place? Here is a discussion on the Sons of Liberty, the Stamp Act, the Quebec Act, and the growing conflict between the American colonies and Mother England c. 1774. Dr. Peter Lillback is Jerry Newcombe’s guest in this discussion. Dr. Peter Lillback is the president of Providence Forum, a group dedicated to rediscovering our nation’s rich Christian heritage. Together with Jerry Newcombe, Dr. Lillback wrote a book that became a bestseller on the faith of our nation’s found father, George Washington’s Sacred Fire. The two authors put together 26 podcasts on the faith of George Washington from virtually every angle. Now they continue with a new series of podcasts on the faith of our founding fathers. Here is a discussion on the prelude to independence. www.providenceforum.org
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