No, I am not entering a Really Cool Garage Band competition. Today’s 100 minute long DL starts off with ol’ Paula White buzzing around the stage telling us about bees—you just have to watch. Then we look at something OTHER THAN Ken Wilson’s dissertation, this time his views on James 2 and…Augustine! Yes, poor Augustine takes it on the chin again from Ken Wilson. We spent a good bit of time in the text today, and then watched and listened to Wilson discussing an upcoming article on Augustine and James 2.
Issues Relating to the Text of the Bible
We took four calls to start the show, and I was so verbose and long-winded that that took us 55 minutes. So much for brevity on my part! The calls were on federal headship and Romans 5, “not My will but Yours” in Luke 22 (esp. as it relates to Oneness theology), Bahnsen vs. Sproul debate, and using presuppositional apologetics in dealing with Mormonism. I talked a bit about some personal stuff (cycling and a possible trip to Utah). Then we gave an overview of issues with the Wilson dissertation and church history, and got all of a single paragraph read and responded to! Next program is scheduled for Tuesday of next week!
Well the title says it all! Tomorrow we will open the phones at the top of the hour at 1:30pm EDT and take four callers before moving back into teaching material. Join us then!
Also, here is a picture of the reference I read toward the end of the program which is so fully misused by Ken Wilson in his dissertation:
Two major parts to the program today. First about 45 minutes I dealt with the explosion of another Twitter Mob today, stoked by people like Lex_Luther and Paul Flynn, who misrepresented an exchange I had about the role of politics and the reality of mortality in the panic surrounding Covid-19. They were (and are) calling for my burning, or at least my expulsion from ministry, for heartlessly attacking someone who lost an estranged spouse to Covid-19. Only problem is, it never happened. I did respond to someone else in a large number of comments, but I did not respond as it was reported and alleged. Sad that so many are so filled with anger and venom that they would not read carefully enough to see the truth. Panic is an ugly thing. But, once we had made that clear, I moved to a completely different topic, the textual variant at Romans 5:1. This had a personal twist to it, since it is a topic I have addressed over the years. Hopefully helpful and encouraging information for many.
Pray for us, please. It is a sad reality that slander and lies hurt, not just personally, but hurt the ministry. Doors are closed, opportunities diminished, support lost, when groups cooperate to promote lies and falsehoods.
Talked a bit about the announcement from Master’s that they are going to be putting out (and soon) the Legacy Standard Bible, an update/revision of the (I assume) 1995 NASB. Some thoughts on some of the unique elements of the translation. Then we talked a bit about what the “gift” is in Ephesians 2:8-9, and then took calls on a variety of topics, including presuppositionalism.