Did our first live streamed DL in a while today, starting off, rather by necessity, with a discussion of tragedies and evils in light of the Las Vegas shooting. Then we discussed Nabeel Qureshi’s homecoming and related issues. Then we briefly mentioned a truly compromising “IFD,” and finished up with the Fritz Erbe story from the Wartburg Castle, along with a number of pictures from our Reformation Tour in Germany.
Started off the DL today with a review of some important thoughts from John 4, then looked a bit at the continued advance of totalitarianism. But spent most of our time looking at today’s Jihad Watch article re-treading the Yasir Qadhi story. Robert Spencer shows us once again the difference between approaching Islam from a worldly perspective or from the biblical perspective.
Hard to even remember the number of topics we covered today! Looked at a tweet from P&P about my being “childish,” looked at a new contributor to WorldView Weekend who is just repeating the same old, oft-refuted errors, listened to William Lane Craig misrepresent Calvinists (again), played the disgusting clip of an actress proud of her multiple abortions, looked at some really off-base Islamic arguments, talked about my new book with Doug Wilson, and then played a Ruckmanite KJV Only video and responded to it. Probably some other stuff in there, but you’ll just have to listen!
A full two hours on the DL today. Due to connection issues, we recorded “off air.” First section we looked at a few comments from the “News Division” over at Pulpit and Pen on the Nashville Statement (wink, wink). Then we read through this excellent statement that was released last week on critical race theory and its damaging impact on the church. Then in the last 80 minutes or so we responded fully to a video from a Roman Catholic on the Golden Chain passage in Romans 8 (I played it in its entirety—but at 1.2x to 1.3x speed). I truly hesitated to invest the major amount of time in responding to this young fellow, mainly because not only are his arguments really, really bad, but they are very shallow, and his materials are filled with “fluff” that takes forever to sift through. He just doesn’t make his points clearly and succinctly, but, like Ahmed Deedat, is a “showman,” substituting glitz and video for substantial argumentation and reasoning. But, we pressed on and hopefully provided a “learning moment” anyway, for we were able to move all the fluff out of the way and get to the point: the insertion of human tradition into the Bible’s teachings resulting in a complete overthrow of God’s glorious grace.
Took the time to play portions of Steve Camp’s appearance on The Bible Thumping Wingnut and provided a rather full response to his arguments, or, in most cases, non-arguments regarding ministry to Muslims, apologetics, gospel presentation, etc. IF YOU ARE TIRED OF THIS TOPIC, SKIP THIS EPISODE. But there are some pretty important issues covered here.
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PRBC Prayer Meeting
PRBC Prayer Meeting
Starts: 9:00 pm
Ends: January 24, 2018 - 10:30 pm
Location: Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church 3805 N. 12th St Phoenix AZ 85014
James White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of more than twenty books, a professor, an accomplished debater, and an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church.