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

A Christmas Classic-Handel's "Messiah"

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
I view Handel's "Messiah" not only as a Christmas classic, but as a zenith of Western civilization. There is a fascinating back-story about this wonderful piece of classical music, the text of which is based 100% on Scripture.

Some Presidential Reflections on Christmas

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
Some of our past presidents made some interesting and heart-warming remarks about Christmas. For example, the young George Washington wrote in his own hand (likely something he copied) a powerful Christmas poem. Other reflections here come from Truman, JFK, and Reagan.

Did Missionary Die from Arrogance or Altruism?

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
A young man was killed in an obscure island last month. His goal was to bring to a closed society the gospel of Jesus. Some critics in the West have accused him of dying from his "arrogance" and "hubris," but not from noble motives. This piece responds to such criticisms.

Was Jesus an Historical Figure?

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
Recently, the prime minister of Pakistan called into question whether Jesus even existed as an historical figure. So also did a comedy show on TBS. But Jesus is quite well-documented in historical sources, despite the fact he was not a part of the "aristocratic ruling class." Even skeptics who question things about Jesus generally do not question whether He existed.

Gary Hart, Donna Rice, Jesus Christ

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
A new Hollywood movie focuses on the 1987 sex scandal of Democrat front runner Gary Hart. At the center of that scandal was Donna Rice---now Donna Rice Hughes. The scandal garnered international headlines. Not so well known is how Jesus Christ healed her heart---today she is an anti-porn champion.

Thanksgiving---All Year Round

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
Applied Christianity generally leads to healthy living. That includes the positive benefits of thanks-giving. Thanksgiving is a reminder to give God thanks for His many blessings. But alas, ingratitude runs deep in the human heart.

Are Alinskyites Trying to Steal These Elections?

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
If you have no ethical compass, and you don't believe there is a God to whom we shall give an account, then what is to prevent you from trying to steal elections? Why is Broward County, Florida again Ground Zero in the post-election brouhaha?

Thomas Jefferson and the Myth of a Secular America

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
The midterm elections have shown how there are 2 competing visions for America---a secular one or one nation under God. Contrary to today's mythology, Jefferson did not advocate America to be turned into a godless void.

Freedom or "Free Stuff"?

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
Freedom or "Free Stuff"? Directly or indirectly, socialism is on the ballot in these all-important mid-term elections. Socialism sounds good, even Christian. But the reality is far different.

Support for GOSNELL Can Send Hollywood a Powerful Message

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min.
The most powerful pro-life I have ever seen is a true crime, courtroom drama, entitled "GOSNELL: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer." It is "gritty," but it is not gory. It has the potential to change many hearts and minds about the abortion issue.