Two very different portions of a more than 90 minute program today! First we got back to John Lennox’s book, Determined to Believe and its attempt to deal with John 6. We spent most of our time here, as it is invaluable to see how tradition can impact and, in a few places, completely overthrow the direct content of the text itself. Then after more than an hour we moved, briefly, to listening to a video from IFB, KJV Only preacher Andrew Sluder, “Calvinism is HOGWASH,” where we learned that we are only partly saved, and we are not adopted as the sons and daughters of God “until the rapture,” and a few other only semi-humorous things.
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.
Today on Radio Free Geneva I started out with what turned into an almost 50 minute history discussion relating to Augustine and Reformed theology. Then, upon completing that, I turned to chapter 9 in John Lennox’s book, Determined to Believe, and began reviewing his comments on this key text. Got down to verse 40, will continue from there next time!
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!
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!