“The Foundation of American Liberty” Film Series on America’s Christian Roots (Updated Regularly)

The Bible gave birth to education for the masses in early America. Don’t miss the multiple-part FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN LIBERTY series of hour-long documentaries by Dr. Jerry Newcombe on our nation’s Judeo-Christian Roots. 

Dr. Rob Pacienza

Listen to Dr. Robert J. Pacienza, president of Coral Ridge Ministries and host of Truths That Transform and the City of God Podcast, talk with Dr. Jerry Newcombe about Providence and American history.

Watch Dr. Jerry Newcombe being interviewed by Chaplain Gordon Klingenshmidt on the War on America as founded. 

***THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM episode of The Foundation of American Liberty series***

In February 2024, Coral Ridge Ministries (aka, D. James Kennedy Ministries) is offering THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM (on the Bible and American education) on Truths That Transform. Here are the first 12 minutes of this special. You can also see a portion of this program in a Providence Today segment….on the Christian roots of Yale. This includes commentary by Dennis Prager. Here is a segment from THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM on HarvardHere is a segment from THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM on how President Lincoln was inspired by the Bible, which helped him to learn how to read. In this segment from our documentary, Dr. Daniel Dreisbach of American University explains specifically how the Bible impacted the Gettysburg Address. In effect, Dr. Dreisbach “exegetes” this famous speech from 1863, showing how the Scriptures provided the basis for its lofty themes. When the Bible was America’s chief textbook, there was widespread literacy.

These are photos by Jerry Newcombe of the Forefathers Monument in Plymouth, Massachusetts. They are reminders of the Christian values of the Pilgrims that have been so important to the nation—-notably, faith, morality, education, law, and liberty. Kirk Cameron was so touched by this granite statue that he made a whole movie centered around it—“Monumental.” Also of interest is a great coffee table type book also centered on the monument. 

Here is information on these informative documentaries on America’s spiritual heritage….

 

The Foundation of American Liberty Series:

American History Documentary Series on Our Christian Roots

“Who controls the past, controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”

—George Orwell, 1984

In our time, the history books have been rewritten, and our Judeo-Christian heritage has been erased. This has frightening implications as we continue to see riots in the streets of America, and open rebellion toward the rule of law in general and law-enforcement in particular. Ultimately, our future is at stake.

Oppression, tyranny, slavery, and despotism have been the norm throughout human history. The founders of this nation sought to rise above that norm, risking their very lives and everything dear to them, to forge an entirely new form of government, one based squarely on Biblical principles and ideals, that all men are created equal.

The Foundation of American Liberty is a new multiple-part film series produced by Dr. Jerry Newcombe for Providence Forum (founded by Dr. Peter Lillback, now a division of D. James Kennedy Ministries). This series of hour-long documentaries tell the story of America, showing how the Judeo-Christian heritage is the source of our freedom.

Colonial New England pulpit—where so much of America as a nation was born, ideologically 

Various media appearances of Jerry Newcombe on America’s Christian roots…

***Here is Kerby Anderson interviewing Jerry Newcombe on Point of View on “What If the Bible Had Never Been Written?”

***Here is a conversation on the Pilgrims on Ken and Deb from Moody Radio interviewing Jerry Newcombe.

***Here‘s a classic interview from Janet Parshall, talking with Mark Beliles and Jerry Newcombe about their book on Thomas Jefferson and his faith or the lack thereof, Doubting Thomas.

***Here’s a print article by Lynette Kittle for Crosswalk.com that mentions Providence Forum and Jerry Newcombe. (See points # 4 and 6).

***Here’s a video review by a Baptist pastor on the book, What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?, which includes some chapters on the Christian influence on the founding of America and American liberties. This book was written by D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe and was published in 1994 by Thomas Nelson.

***Here’s a short clip of Dr. Jerry Newcombe commenting on Thanksgiving in an interview by Dr. Tim Clinton for “Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson”

***Here‘s Dan Ball of Real America in a short clip with Jerry Newcombe on George Washington’s legacy of faith.

***Here is a report on CBN by Paul Strand on America’s Christian roots, which includes comments from Jerry Newcombe.

***Listen to Jerry Newcombe as a guest of Carrie Abbot of the Legacy Institute on the subject of Providence and American History.

***LISTEN TO DR. JERRY NEWCOMBE ON WALLBUILDERS RADIO WITH DAVID BARTON AND RICK GREEN, DISCUSSING THE FOUNDATION FILM SERIES (August 2023)

***Watch Jerry Newcombe on Virginia Prodan’s podcast on getting Americans to appreciate what we have in this country. Here is more information on this podcast.

***Jerry Newcombe is a guest of Jason Rapert talking about God and country, including Thomas Jefferson.

*Jerry Newcombe was a guest talking about America’s Christian Heritage on the “City of God” podcast with Dr. Robert J. Pacienza and John Rabe. 

*Jerry Newcombe and John Rabe, both of D. James Kennedy Ministries, appeared with Jason Bermas on American Media Periscope to discuss “Intolerant,” a TV-special on religious liberty.

*Jerry Newcombe was a guest on American Media Periscope with Jason Bermas on the subject of “Endowed By Their Creator.”

*Here is Gary Bauer interviewing Jerry Newcombe on Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson about “Endowed By Their Creator.”

*Here is Roger Marsh talking with Jerry Newcombe about “Endowed By Their Creator” and the DJKM production, “Intolerant” (attacks against religious liberty). 

*Recently Gary Bauer interviewed Jerry Newcombe about “Endowed By Their Creator.”

*Listen to Jerry Newcombe being interviewed by Dan Elmendorf for Redeemer Broadcasting on “Endowed By Their Creator.”

*Hear Dr. Greg Seltz of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty interview Jerry Newcombe on the social impact of Jesus, including our freedoms in America.

*Jerry Newcombe was interviewed by Alex McFarland for an AFA radio show.

*Jerry Newcombe was Alex McFarland’s guest on a radio call-in program, available here

*By God’s grace, I was a guest of Sean Morgan who is “making sense of the madness” on American Media Periscope. Their first guest was Michael Reagan, son of Ronald Reagan, and then they featured me with portions of “Endowed by Their Creator.” You can view it here

*On June 2, 2023, Jerry Newcombe was a guest for a 5 minute interview on Victory News on religious freedom. Jerry’s interview begins about 16:25 from the top.

***Here‘s a classic interview of Jerry Newcombe by Kim Kennedy on radio as to how America has forgotten God—Jerry’s book is called “American Amnesia”

RECENT MEDIA APPEARANCES

*Abraham Hamilton, hosting the Hamilton Corner on AFA radio, spoke with Jerry Newcombe, May 18, 2023.

*Alex McFarland, guest hosting the Hamilton Corner on AFA radio, spoke with Jerry about the Foundation series and our nation’s Christian roots. 

*Jason Rapert’s program. Former state Arkansas legislator Jason Rapert, who founded ChristianLawmakers.com, talks with Jerry Newcombe about “We the People.” 

*VCY America – Jim Schneider interviewed Jerry about the war on our past, with mentions of the Foundation film series. Listen here.

*The Charlie Kirk Show:

America’s Great Awakenings with Dr. Jerry Newcombe

Wednesday, March 1

Before each great political transformation in American life, there was first a great religious transformation. Historian and Providence Forum president Jerry Newcombe joins Charlie to explain how the moral revolution of the First Great Awakening paved the way for the American Revolution and Constitution, and how the spiritual revolt against slavery then drove abolition in the 1800s. Dr. Newcombe then debunks the myths about George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and what they really believed about God, the church, and government.

*Here is part 1 of Jerry appearing on Charlie Kirk to discuss revivals and Great Awakenings and other aspects of the Foundation series, of which “We the People” is the latest installment. Here is part 2.

*WATCH this TV special from American Media Periscope hosted by Sean Morgan, which features portions of “We the People”

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*LISTEN to Kerby Anderson talk with Jerry Newcombe about “We the People”…Jerry’s portion begins at about 1:08:00 from the top.

File photo: Kerby Anderson interviews Jerry Newcombe

*Jerry was a guest on “Face the Culture” with Kim Kennedy and Pastor Steve Gruen, discussing “We the People”—available here.

*HERE is an article in IBELIEVE.COM by writer Lynette Kittle on the “forgotten presidents” that references Jerry Newcombe and the TV special, “We the People”

*Neil Haley interviewed Jerry Newcombe on RADIO about “We the People” (as well as our DJKM film, “What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?” based on the D. James Kennedy-Jerry Newcombe book with the same title).

 

THE PILGRIMS DOCUMENTARY
IN THE FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN LIBERTY SERIES
 

***To get your own copy of just the DVD, please click here. To see the program through streaming, see SALEMNOW.COM***

Thanksgiving 2021 was a milestone—Thanksgiving was first celebrated 400 years ago in 1621. There is a new Providence Forum documentary telling the true story of the Pilgrims. In their own words, they came “for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.”

This documentary, THE PILGRIMS, celebrates the journey of a small group of outcasts in their quest for religious freedom. Guests in this particular episode include: Dennis Prager, Alveda King, Paul Jehle, Leo Martin, Rod Gragg, Bill Federer, and William Wrestling Brewster, the great-grandson (by 9x) of the defacto Pilgrim Pastor, Elder Brewster. This special was produced by Dr. Jerry Newcombe and is a presentation of the Providence Forum.

What Others Are Saying About “The Pilgrims”:

  • “Excellent video” – Pat Robertson, (Former) Host of the 700 Club
  • “Brilliant…absolutely wonderful.” –Paul Strand, CBN News-TV Producer/Reporter
  •  “timely…riveting…I believe Dr. Newcombe’s film is a must see for Americans today.” –ALEX MCFARLAND, Christian apologist/author   
  •  “awesome…terrific…inspiring”-MOVIEGUIDE®
  • “A must watch for all Americans, especially young people! It is a quick, yet thorough, real education on the Pilgrims, and the back story, for such a time as this!”  -Tracy Pons, Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA.COM) (Home school leader)
  • “Awesome” –Christian publisher, Jerry Nordskog
  •  “Sets the record straight about the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock.” Thomas Mann-Librarian, Broward County
  •  “Masterpiece.” –Rod Gragg, historian, author of “The Pilgrim Chronicles”
  •  “Jerry, thanks for sending the first installment in what will surely become an important and popular series — congratulations to you, and may you enjoy strength and providential power as you continue to progress through our amazing history.” –Michael Medved, Bestselling author/Talk Radio Host
  •  “Taught me the history I never learned” –Joe Huggins, Former executive producer of “The Coral Ridge Hour” (which he named)
  • One man who monitors television ratings noted in reference to portions of the Pilgrims special: “It was a great program that every family in America should see. The audience liked it.” 

***WATCH THE FILM NOW AND GET THE FILM THROUGH SALEMNOW.COM***

Portions of this special have aired and can be seen on TRUTHS THAT TRANSFORM .

On November 14 and 21, 2021, around the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Truths That Transform (TTT), the flagship program of D. James Kennedy Ministries showed portions of Dr. Jerry Newcombe’s documentary, “The Pilgrims.” This documentary is a production of Providence Forum (founded by Dr. Peter Lillback). Providence Forum is now a part of D. James Kennedy Ministries, and Jerry Newcombe is the executive director.

The first PORTION (Nov. 14 of TTT) explains who the Pilgrims were.

The second PORTION (Nov. 21) explains some of what they dealt with once the Mayflower landed in America.

To learn how to get a copy of the DVD and other resources on this subject, please see this PAGE on djkm.org.

To get your own copy of just the DVD, please click here

Please keep checking for further updates on this program.

CBN did a REPORT on the film on Thanksgiving 2020.

Here’s a short trailer of THE PILGRIMS….

The film has now been translated into Chinese (using subtitles).

Note: This documentary, The Pilgrims, which celebrates the journey of a small group of outcasts in their  quest for religious freedom, is the first episode of The Foundation of American Liberty series by award-winning TV-producer and author Dr. Jerry Newcombe (on behalf of Providence Forum), highlighting the critical role that the Judeo-Christian tradition played in the shaping of America. Guests in the series include Os Guinness, Eric Metaxas, John Eidsmoe, Cal Beisner, David Gibbs, Peter Lillback (the founder of Providence Forum), Jenna Ellis, Father Leon Hutton, Rev. Billy Falling, the late Walter Williams, Marshall Foster, Daniel Dreisbach, Judge (Ret.) Darrell White, and Joyce Burgess, etc. Voice work in different parts of the series include Mike Huckabee, Richard Land, Michael Medved, Allen West, Nick Mancuso, Jim Angle, etc.

One of my recent COLUMNS mentions “The Pilgrims” special. This column deals with the Pilgrims and the Indians.

Some media outlets have interviewed Jerry Newcombe about “The Pilgrims” special…such as

  • Alex McFarland on AFA Radio: available HERE
  • Adam McManus: available HERE
  • Virginia Prodan’s program (audio); video HERE
  • The Power Hour: HERE
  • WRMB radio, Mornings with Brigitte and Eric: HERE 
  • CBN News: HERE
  • Kerby Anderson of “Point of View” who called “The Pilgrims” special “very well done”: HERE
  • Ken and Deb Mornings (Moody affiliate): HERE
  • David Wheaton on TheChristianWorldview.org: HERE
  • Video from AMERICANMEDIAPERISCOPE.COMHERE
Note: John Aman of D. James Kennedy Ministries describes “The Pilgrims” this way:

The Pilgrims

Take a journey of discovery into our nation’s roots in this Providence Forum original documentary. From TV producer and author Jerry Newcombe, The Pilgrims celebrates the nation-shaping saga of a small group of outcasts in their quest for religious freedom. Unlike revisionist history, you will encounter the true story of the men and women who came to these shores “for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.” Filmed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and England, and with insights from experts and scholars, The Pilgrims is a memorable and deeply informative look at a vital opening chapter in our nation’s life.

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***WATCH A 3-MINUTE TRAILER OF THE GEORGE WASHINGTON FILM HERE***

The George Washington documentary tells the incredible story of God’s hand on the father of our country, the first president under the Constitution

“I enjoyed the George Washington documentary, and learned a lot. I even

re-watched and shared it with my friend who also really liked it!”

– Michael Portillo, 18 year old Christian High school student

 

“I loved, loved the Washington Video. I pray you do one for every Founding Father. I hope to find a good way to distribute to our Salt & Light Ministries. Well done good and faithful servant.”

– Dran Reese, Founder/President, Salt & Light Council, who adds to those who have not seen the film yet: “You will learn details about his inspiring life that will reignite your love for America.”

Get your own DVD copy today or see below for more streaming options (including snippets from the program).

 

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NOW AVAILABLE: “ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR” now available through D. James Kennedy Ministries-TV 

*Watch a trailer for “Endowed By Their Creator.”

*Watch a portion of ENDOWED on Truths That Transform—-what the founding fathers really had in mind. 

*Here is a portion of Jerry Newcombe’s film, “Endowed By Their Creator,” on the contrast between the French and the American Revolutions, as seen on “Truths That Transform.”

(Here is the entire “Truths That Transform” program that includes the ENDOWED segment contrasting the French and the American Revolutions. 

*Here is a short trailer for Truths That Transform for July 2, 2023, which will include a segment on ENDOWED. In the trailer, this short segment (explaining some background information on the Declaration of Independence) comes after a brief clip from Dr. D. James Kennedy.

*You can watch a portion of Jerry Newcombe’s documentary “Endowed by Their Creator” here on the Truths That Transform television program, hosted by Dr. Robert J. Pacienza. This segment is called “A Wall of Separation.”

*Jerry Newcombe was a guest on Truths That Transform (2022) for “What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?”—a television program based on the book Dr. D. James Kennedy and Jerry wrote 30 years ago. This is Part 1 of the 2022 program. Here is Part 2. Here is a trailer of this 2022 special. Here is the classic version of our earlier version of a TV special based on the same book.

*The scheduled plan for “Endowed by Their Creator” is that a portion of it will air on “Truths That Transform,” the flagship program of D. James Kennedy Ministries, hosted by Dr. Robert J. Pacienza. The portion to air on a weekend on June 11, 2023, deals with the misunderstanding of the “separation of church and state” (words not found in our Constitution). Then in early July 2 other editions of “Truths That Transform” will contain two other portions of “Endowed by Their Creator.” Note: the voice for Thomas Jefferson in all the Foundation series, especially “Endowed,” is provided by Mike Huckabee.

“Endowed by Their Creator” deals with the Declaration of Independence, with the faith or lack thereof of its chief author, Thomas Jefferson. It also contrasts the American War for Independence which was pro-God with the French Revolution, which was anti-God. Also “Endowed” shows how the founders never intended to banish the Creator from the public arena. They did not want a national church at the federal level, but that doesn’t mean they intended America to be a secular wasteland. Guests in “Endowed” include Dennis Prager, Os Guinness, Eric Metaxas, Bill Federer, Judge (ret’d) Darrell White, Daniel Dreisbach, John Eidsmoe, David Gibbs III, Marshall Foster, Jenna Ellis, and others. 

“Endowed by Their Creator” is the latest to be released in the 7-part series of films by Dr. Jerry Newcombe, the Foundation of American Liberty series.

What is the foundation of American liberty? Our nation’s Judeo-Christian heritage. 

 

***Now Available: “We the People”***

In February 2023, DJKM aired portions of the “We the People” episode of the Foundation series. This special not only explains how the Bible played a critical role in the creation of the Constitution, but it also answers important objections—often raised today—such as, the issues of slavery, Jim Crow laws, and the mistreatment of the Indians. These are glaring examples of the promises of the Constitution that came late, but came nonetheless. Get your own copy of the DVD of “We the People.”

HERE IS THE FIRST OF 2 DJKM PORTIONS, SHOWING EXCERPTS FROM “WE THE PEOPLE”: SEGMENT 1 – The Birth of the U.S. Constitution

HERE IS THE SECOND OF 2 DJKM PORTIONS, SHOWING EXCERPTS FROM “WE THE PEOPLE”: SEGMENT 2 – “We the People” Sneak Peek

In the “We the People” opening, here are some excerpts of some of the guests:

  • Alveda King, niece of MLK: “There is still opportunity in America, there is still hope in America, there is still prayer in America, and I continue to pray for America.”
  • Rev. Billy Falling: “As a Native American, the Constitution means to me that I have a protection, I have a wall, I have something that covers me, and that is the rule of law.”
  • Father Leon Hutton: “As a Catholic, the Constitution has meant to us the opportunity to freely practice faith as we see it.”
  • Dennis Prager: “This is the Judeo-Christian country. Christians rooted in ‘Judeo’ founded the country. Jews knew this….Jews were in love with this country and for good reason.”
  • Jenna Ellis: “As a millennial Christian woman, the Constitution is such a wonderful gift that my generation and the generations after must continue to preserve and protect.”

Other guests in this episode include the late Dr. Walter Williams; Bill Federer; the late Marshall Foster; John Eidsmoe; Joyce Burges, co-founder (with her husband), National Black Home Educators; Judge Darrell White, founder, Retired Judges of America; Eric Metaxas; David Gibbs III; Dr. Daniel Dreisbach; Mark Reed, former Nat’s Spokesman for Indians in Film & TV, etc.

 

****“A CITY ON A HILL”—ANOTHER INSTALLMENT IN THE FOUNDATION SERIES. PORTIONS OF WHICH HAVE AIRED IN NOVEMBER ON “TRUTHS THAT TRANSFORM,” THE FLAGSHIP TELEVISION PROGRAM OF D. JAMES KENNEDY MINISTRIES, NOW HOSTED BY REV. ROBERT J. PACIENZA. SEE WWW.DJKM.ORG FOR FOR MORE INFORMATION.

*Here’s a portion of the CITY ON A HILL special as it aired on Truths That Transform in Nov. 2022

Here’s a segment of the CITY ON A HILL from TTT, November, 2022.

A CITY ON A HILL is the latest film in the Foundation of American Liberty series, released by Providence Forum. For more information on the series, click here.

A CITY ON A HILL is an hourlong documentary produced by Jerry Newcombe which deals with the Puritans’ settlement of Boston, of other parts of New England, and other early colonies in British North America that became the United States. The film documents America’s Christian roots, and it culminates with William Penn and his “holy experiment” (in religious liberty), Pennsylvania. Jerry Newcombe is the executive director of Providence Forum, which was founded by Dr. Peter Lillback. Lillback and Newcombe joined forces and produced the book, GEORGE WASHINGTON’S SACRED FIRE.

Here are various recent interviews on A CITY ON A HILL…..

Listen to Jerry Newcombe on A CITY ON A HILL in a discussion with Dr. Tim Clinton, co-host or Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson.

Listen to Bob Crittenden of Faith Radio of Mongomery, Alabama as he interviews Jerry Newcombe about A CITY ON A HILL.

Listen to Eric and Brigitte (with Jill Duquette filling in for Brigitte) interviewing Jerry Newcombe on WRMB, a Moody-affiliate radio station on A CITY ON A HILL.

Listen to Kerby Anderson talk with Jerry Newcombe on Point of View radio about A CITY ON A HILL

Watch Jerry Newcombe being interviewed on A CITY ON A HILL for Victory-TV.  Note: Jerry’s part begins at about 18:15 in, from the beginning.

Listen to Alex McFarland on the “Hamilton Corner” of American Family Association radio talk with Jerry Newcombe about the film.

 

I mentioned this documentary in a recent column……..

“A City on a Hill” by Jerry Newcombe, D.Min., 11/9/22

In eight years, America will celebrate a major milestone—the 400th anniversary of Boston. I passed through Boston’s airport in 2021 and noticed that they seem to be gearing up for this milestone with lots of signs and images celebrating major events in Boston’s history.

Alas, they grossly underplayed the role of the Puritans in this upcoming anniversary. The Puritans established Boston. Their leader, Rev. John Winthrop, even said, famously, “For we must consider that we shall be like a City upon a Hill, the eyes of all people are on us.” The “city on a hill” reference comes ultimately from Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount, as his hearers knew.

There was only one reference to the Puritans that I could see in the display of notable events of nearly 400 years in Boston. In 1636, Harvard University was established. That school was named after the Puritan Reverend John Harvard, a Congregationalist minister.

Recently, I produced an hour-long documentary that begins with the founding of Boston. It’s called “A City on a Hill,” and it’s part of the Foundation of American Liberty series I have made for Providence Forum (now a division of D. James Kennedy Ministries).

Guests in this program include Dr. Os Guinness, Alveda King (niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.), Dennis Prager, and Dr. Peter Lillback, the founder of Providence Forum.

The late Marshall Foster, author of The American Covenant, also appears, speaking of the link between the Puritans and much of the freedoms we enjoy today.

He told me, “The Puritans are often maligned today” because of The Scarlet Letter and the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692. “These sidelights of history should be put in context that these Puritans, the vast majority of them, not only were they biblical thinkers, they were open-minded and developed a form of government that allowed liberty and justice for all. If you believe in America’s Constitution and in the freedoms we have today, you can look no further than the Puritans.”

John Winthrop was the leader of the Puritans who founded Boston, a decade after their “spiritual cousins” (the Pilgrims) founded Plymouth. The Puritans had tried to work for the “purity” (hence the name “Puritans”) of the Church of England in their native homeland.

But under King Charles I’s horrific persecution, it became hopeless. Thus, in 1620 the Pilgrims found a toehold in New England, and the Puritans began mass migrations to New England ten years later.

British historian Paul Johnson, author of A History of the American People, writes that John Winthrop was “the first great American.”

Johnson calls Rev. Roger Williams “the second great American.” Williams disagreed with Winthrop on some points of leadership. So he struck out on his own to spare being sent back to England. He eventually made it to what is today Rhode Island, the colony he created.

Because God in His Providence spared his life during this trek in the wilderness in winter, Williams decided to name the city he founded after God: Providence. About Rhode Island, Williams declared, “I desired…it might be for a shelter for persons distressed for conscience.”

Another splinter group of Puritans also left Boston and founded their own colony, that of Connecticut. Their leader, Rev. Thomas Hooker, preached a sermon in 1638 which became the foundation of the constitution they wrote up in 1639—the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut.

The Fundamental Orders says, “We…do, for ourselves and our successors…enter into combination and confederation together, to maintain the liberty and purity of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus which we now profess.”

That constitution, a forerunner to the U.S. Constitution (1787), was the first fully developed constitution written on American soil, which is why, to this day, Connecticut calls itself “the Constitution State.” 

By 1643, the various colonies of New England came together to create the New England Confederation, in which they declared, “[W]e all came to these parts of America, with one and the same end and aim, namely, to advance the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The “city on a hill” reference of Rev. Winthrop is a great metaphor for America. President Ronald Reagan certainly appreciated it.

Said Reagan in his last presidential radio address in 1989: “The hope of human freedom, the quest for it, the achievement of it is the American saga. And I’ve often recalled one group of early settlers making a treacherous crossing of the Atlantic on a small ship when their leader, a minister, noted that perhaps their venture would fail and they would become a byword, a footnote to history. But perhaps, too, with God’s help, they might found a new world, a city upon a hill, a light unto nations.”

The Puritans should be remembered, not maligned, for their indispensable contribution to America as a “city upon a hill.” ###

Note: “A City on a Hill” is dedicated to the late Marshall Foster, a recurring guest in the program.

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In July 2022, we rolled out “The Road to Independence”…..another film in the Foundation series.

All we ever hear these days about why we became an independent nation is the founding fathers, who were supposedly mostly Deists, were upset at “taxation without representation.” But was there was a religious element that drove American independence. There indeed was. This documentary, “The Road to Independence,” shows that Christianity played a pivotal role in the push for us to become a free nation. For example, the Great Awakening was one of the major factors that helped to unite 13 separate British colonies. Furthermore, pastors (especially those in New England) preached liberty so often that they helped to create the United States.

Written, directed and produced by Jerry Newcombe, this one hour documentary on the Road to Independence features commentary from Os Guinness, Eric Metaxas, Dennis Prager, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Bill Federer, Jenna Ellis, Travis Witt, David Gibbs III, Dr. Cal Beisner, and others, including the late Dr. Walter Williams.

A man with decades of television experience has highly praised this film. He wrote:

“I am really enjoying The Road to Independence; as I said last week, everyone in America needs to see it, and every Church needs a copy….Congratulations, it’s a great series and I find myself learning so much watching it.  I keep saying to myself, why is this the first time I am hearing this information….You’ve done a great job of integrating narration, B-role and the interviews.  It’s very well done. I would love copies of the program!…Thank you for the incredible work you do.”

***To get a DVD copy of “The Road to Independence,” click here.

***Hear an interview by Chris Salceda of Newsmax with guests Pastor Rob Pacienza, president of D. James Kennedy Ministries, and Jerry Newcombe of Providence Forum. This includes comments on “The Road to Independence.”  “The Salcedo Storm Podcast.” Host: Chris Salcedo. Listen here

***Here is a Salem Media article by Lynette Kittle that mentions “The Road to Independence” “How the Church Paved the Way for America’s Freedom.” You can read it here
 
***WATCH A PORTION OF “THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE” AS SEEN ON TRUTHS THAT TRANSFORM OF D. JAMES KENNEDY MINISTRIES. This segment deals with pastors and American independence.
 
***WATCH A PORTION OF “ROAD” THAT AIRED ON TRUTHS THAT TRANSFORM. THIS CLIP DEALS WITH THE GREAT AWAKENING.
 
***WATCH A PORTION OF “ROAD” THAT AIRED ON TRUTHS THAT TRANSFORM—ON THE QUEST FOR LIBERTY.
 
***WATCH A PORTION OF “ROAD” PLUS AN INTERVIEW OF JERRY NEWCOMBE BY SEAN MORGAN OF AMERICAN MEDIA PERISCOPE. www.americanmediaperiscope.net
 
***WATCH JERRY NEWCOMBE INTERVIEWED BY ALEX McFARLAND ON THE FOUNDATION FILM SERIES AND AMERICA’S NEED TO RETURN TO GOD. This appears to be an audio version of same.
 
***Listen to Eric and Brigitte on Moody Radio (WRMB) interviewing Jerry Newcombe about “The Road to Independence” (July 4, 2022)
 
***Listen to David Vaughan interview Jerry on the special on Bott Radio (June 30, 2022)
 
***Listen to Bob Crittendon interview Jerry on the documentary on Faith Radio.
 
***Listen to Dan Elmendorf, host of “A Plain Answer,” interview Jerry on Redeemer Radio (6/25/22)
 
***Hear and see AK State Rep. Jason Rapert talk with Jerry Newcombe about the film on Save the Nation with Jason Rapert.
 
***Listen to Jerry Newcombe being interviewed by the Pray In Jesus’ Name, Dr. Chaps,  about THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE and Providence Forum in general.
 
***Listen to Roger Marsh of “The Bottom Line” interview Jerry Newcombe about THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE.

***Here are some of the stations that have aired the special, “The Road to Independence:” Cornerstone (CTVN)  Pittsburgh, PA, NRB, TCT Network,WTGL-TV45 Orlando, KVTN – Little Rock Arkansas, KVTH Hot Springs, Arkansas, and KVTJ Jonesboro AR/Memphis TN.

***Also, here is how one can order a copy of the DVD, “The Road to Independence.”

***Although not directly related to “The Road to Independence,” Jerry Newcombe, executive director of Providence Forum, was a guest on an OANN segment on a recent historical development

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DON’T MISS THE FILM ON THE LIFE AND FAITH OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

At Providence Forum, we are committed to educating Americans on America’s Judeo-Christian roots, which is the foundation of our liberty. Dr. Jerry Newcombe, executive director, has been working on a series of many films in the Foundation of American Liberty, which are now a part of the ministry of Providence Forum.

In November 2021, on the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, we had a special on the Pilgrims. (Please see below for more information on that).

In February 2022, in honor of George Washington’s birthday, look soon for the TV special on the life and faith of our first president. Portions of this film will be shown on the D. James Kennedy Ministries flagship program, Truths that Transform, hosted by Dr. Frank Wright. Jerry Newcombe produced the film on George Washington (with major help from Sarah Kittle).

Here are comments on this new film:

  •  “As someone who grew up under complete tyranny in Romania and came to America with gratitude to God for the liberty here, it was wonderful to see how the Lord raised up the father of this country to help us become free. This powerful film is a reminder of how God and the Christian faith played a key role in the founding of this great nation. But many Americans take our liberties for granted—they need to see this film and movies like it to appreciate the sacrifices in the creation of America. My heart aches when I see misguided young people tear down statues of George Washington—he was a great man. People need to see the truth about him, and this film presents the truth. I highly recommend it. This powerful film is a reminder of how God and the Christian faith played a key role in the founding of this great nation – America!” –Virginia Prodan, International Human Rights Attorney, author of Saving My Assassin
  •  “I enjoyed the George Washington documentary, and learned a lot. I even re-watched and shared it with my friend who also really liked it!” – Michael Portillo, 18 year old Christian High school student
  • “I loved, loved the Washington Video. I pray you do one for every Founding Father. I hope to find a good way to distribute to our Salt & Light Ministries. Well done good and faithful servant.” – Dran Reese, Founder/President, Salt & Light Council, who adds to those who have not seen the film yet: “You will learn details about his inspiring life that will reignite your love for America.”
  •  “This new George Washington documentary proves beyond question that the Father of our nation served and knew well his Heavenly Father. Washington argued often that without God’s hand and many interventions, America could not have come into being. The documentary also directly takes on the Woke, politically-correct crowd that would erase Washington’s name and topple his many statues because he owned slaves. As far back as 1774, Washington was maneuvering to end the slave trade and became the only American president to free his slaves on his own initiative. This vastly-entertaining 59-minute video covers every exciting facet of Washington’s life and shows how his Christian faith burned bright in them all. It seals the deal that America is indeed a God-blessed nation and God wrapped His divine hand around its first leader time and time again.” -Paul Strand, former CBN News Senior Washington Correspondent
***THE FILM AIRED ON THE NRB CHANNEL, FEB. 21, 2022***
 
***OWN THE FILM THROUGH STREAMING AT SALEMNOW.COM***
 
***OWN A DVD OF THIS FILM. ORDER IT HERE***

***WATCH A 3-MINUTE TRAILER OF THE GEORGE WASHINGTON FILM HERE***

 

***WATCH PORTIONS OF THE GEORGE WASHINGTON FILM HERE***

In early February 2022, portions of the George Washington special aired on Truths That Transform, the flagship program of D. James Kennedy Ministries. Here’s a segment on Washington’s Christian commitment. Here’s a segment refuting the notion Washington was a Deist.

***Watch an interview on CTVN with Jerry Newcombe re George Washington

***Listen to Alex McFarland talking with Jerry Newcombe about George Washington

***Listen here to Kerby Anderson of Point of View radio talk with Jerry Newcombe about the film on George Washington.

***Jerry Newcombe was a guest on Cornerstone-TV, based in Pennsylvania, to discuss the George Washington film. You can view it here or here

***The film was highlighted on CBN’s Newsletter.

***The film was briefly highlighted on CBN’s The 700 Club.

***Jerry Newcombe was a guest on a segment on One American News Network to discuss Washington

***Here’s an appearance on Newxmax-TV on the Chris Salcedo program. Jerry’s part comes at about 51:00 in. 

***I was a guest on AFA radio  for a few minutes with Tim Wildmon to talk about the GW film. 

***I was a guest on Eric and Brigitte on WRMB, a Moody radio affiliate (South Florida)

***This film was based in part on the classic book by Peter Lillback and Jerry Newcombe, George Washington’s Sacred Fire. Here is an interview from April 2023 on that classic book. The interviewer is Dr. Danny Yamashiro, an evangelical chaplain at M.I.T.

***Roger Marsh spoke with Jerry Newcombe recently on the faith of George Washington. Hear it here.

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