Started off with the D. Wade debacle and the influence of the world’s insanity on “transgenderism.” Then we started a movement to have Francis renamed “Francis the Marxist” (it has a ring do it, I think). Mentioned the ecumenical “Mass” being held in St. Pierre, Calvin’s old haunts, and then got to the real topic of the day. We played portions from a single very long (3 hour) discussion of textual issues (Part 1 found here, part 2 found here) discussion of textual critical issues by Dr. Peter Gurry, James Snapp Jr., and Dr. Jeffrey Riddle, from the Talking Christianity–Apologetics YT channel. This is a very important discussion as it truly exposes the circular nature of the TR Only position as it is being promoted today.
Started off with a new Reasonable Faith video featuring William Lane Craig and the question “Is the Trinity Essential?” Half an hour on that one. Then we looked at Bart Ehrman’s claims about Jesus, heaven and hell, another half hour. Then we picked up a few topics, including Pete Buttigieg, a guy named Dave Barnhart, rapper Flame’s conversion to Lutheranism, and Trent Horne’s question about the origin of sin in Calvinist thought. 90 minutes!
No, I did not expect it in my lifetime, at least, not until the last few years anyway, when the accelerator was slammed into the floorboard of the immoral revolution, and the truly rotted-out nature of the moral fabric of our culture became very, very clear. There was a day when the nation as a whole would have drawn back in revulsion at the very thought of the “first gentleman” in this context. It was unthinkable. But the revolutionaries were very wise. Constant, slow at first exposure made it more and more thinkable, less and less shocking. And eventually you get to the point where it is revealed that there was no solid foundation, outside of traditional prejudice, underneath the revulsion: no biblical worldview, no honoring of marriage, no honoring of the terms “husband” or “wife,” “father” or “mother.” Cultural momentum from a bygone day, now long deflected into the service of the revolutionaries. Not only did we not see it coming, but we are only now coming to realize what brought it all to pass.
Allow me to state plainly: neither of these men are worthy of the title “husband” in relationship to the other. I will not dishonor the word to use it in such a fashion. The totalitarians will punish me for that. God will punish them for their rebellion.
But before they could get away with this abomination of the word “husband,” heterosexuals had to gut it of its honor and status through serial abuse of its meaning—what it meant as far as commitment and sacrifice is concerned. That much started a long time ago indeed.
The title for today’s program came from Rich. Blame him. Started off talking about the quotation I had posted on Facebook and all the guesses—none of which were right. The quotation was from Dr. Yasir Qadhi, so I fleshed that out as far as worldviews, evangelism, apologetics, etc. Then we discussed the wishful effort to “orthodoxicize” Martin Luther King’s views on the resurrection of Christ, as well as some comments made by a Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) professor about James Cone. Introduced a new phrase, “virtue twerking,” then spent the longest period of time analysing a 3:18 long video from Reasonable Faith (William Lane Craig) on “What About Those Who Never Hear?” (found here). Finally finished up with a few more minutes of response to Jay Dyer on the topic of sola scriptura. 90 minutes today!