Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom

Is America an Atheist Nation? Not Hardly

by Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
A new report by Pew Survey shows a decline in church affiliation and attendance in America. But Dr. Byron Johnson of Baylor believes that reports on this report have been exaggerated. He disputes the idea that Christianity in America is dying, while we are supposedly becoming an atheistic country.

Political Correctness Turns Heroes Into Villains

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
[Statue of Columbus] Many heroes of former times, like Christopher Columbus, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln, are being turned into villains for one alleged flaw after the other. This is part of the "cancel culture" and what author Jarrett Stepman calls "the war on history."

The Power of Forgiveness

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
Some on the left are critical of the brother of a crime victim who showed forgiveness. But forgiveness turns out to be not just good theology---but good psychology as well. Jesus and His Sermon on the Mount provide timeless advice for healthy living.

No Greater Love

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
[Photo taken shortly after Parkland---Parkland being mentioned in this article]. Self-sacrifice is one of the most beautiful acts of love. The ultimate example, of course, is Christ and Him crucified.

Marriage on the Rock or Marriage on the Rocks

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
Marriage is in trouble in our current culture, and many in our society promote alternate forms of marriage and the family. But God is the One who created marriage, and when done right, it brings great happiness to many.

Does the Hong Kong Protest Have a Prayer?

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
Protests in Hong Kong have been going on for several weeks. One element to the protests that is not well publicized is that many of those participating are Christians because religious freedom is at stake.

Prominent Christians Falling Away

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
Lately, there have been various reports of prominent professing Christians walking away from the faith. How are we to understand this? Christian apologist Alex McFarland provides some excellent insights into why this is often happening.

Did Jefferson Really Edit Out the Miracles from his Bible?

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
We often hear that Thomas Jefferson took the Bible and edited out the miracles because he didn't really believe in the supernatural. Is that true? What are the facts? This piece aims to sort out fact from fiction about the so-called "Jefferson Bible."

Saving Sex for Marriage is Good for Marriage

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
Recently, on a reality TV show about dating and marriage, a professing Christian admitted she had been engaging in intimacy before marriage. What she and others today don't seem to realize is that God's rules are for our good. But perpetually flaunting His laws is spiritually dangerous.

Socialism Is Theft

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
Socialism is theft...so why are some leading presidential candidates espousing it? Could it be an attempt to essentially buy votes? It has been said, If you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can always count on Paul's vote.
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