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The Reformation Today, and Then

Talked about two relevant issues relating to Rome and the Reformation today, and used that as a springboard to start into a series I am going to do on the history of the Reformation.  I have a pretty interesting perspective on the topic for a number of reasons.  The first class I taught upon graduating from seminary was church history.  I had a great church history prof, and I have always wanted to make the topic interesting, relevant, and understandable.  Further, I have engaged in more debates with Roman Catholic apologists than anyone else I know, so I am pretty familiar with the issues they raise out this time period.  So I looked at the necessary backgrounds to the Reformation today, and will pick up with the Lollards the next time I get a chance to do a Dividing Line (next week, as I am in Dallas starting Thursday).

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Horrible Arguments for the Roman Priesthood, Did Jesus Say the I Am Statements?

Started off covering a Catholic Answers article trying to find “clues” to the Roman priesthood in the Bible.  Then moved on to the main topic, that being the discussion of whether Jesus said the “I am” statements as per the Craig Evans/Bart Ehrman discussion, and Mike Licona’s commentary thereon last week.  Resulted in an in-depth discussion of inspiration especially in light of Ijaz Ahmad’s comments on the topic on Facebook.  100 minute long program today.

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Dealing With the Big Issues, Nabeel Qureshi, Truly Bad IFD, Thoughts from the Reformation Tour

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.

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Mega DL! P&P on the NS; Great Statement on Critical Race Theory; 80 Minutes in Response to Roman Catholic Video

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.

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Report on Trip to Birmingham, South Africa, and London, Along with More

Covered my two weeks overseas with lots of side-trips and commentary on related issues, and toward the end focused upon some issues that came up in my debate with Zakir Hussein on the crucifixion, especially John 17:5 and Psalm 22:16.  Also showed off a new Bible, a Polish translation of The Roman Catholic Controversy, my Bates hat from London, and the upgrading of the DL to full warp power!  Lots of stuff on a 90+ minute episode today.

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