Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Today on the DL: James White is Fallible!
09/27/2007 - James WhiteA bit of a frustrating program today. Started out with an update on Dr. Lee Carter and his refusal to even respond to my e-mails, let alone deal with his prejudice against believing Christians, and his unwillingness to acknowledge how wrong it is to tell Christian students in class that their parents "lied" to them. Then I took a long phone call. My first mistake was not to recognize the name and place of origin. John from Detroit called, and he has called before. If I recall correctly, the first call was on an accusation of error on Jesus' part regarding the coming of the Kingdom in Matthew 17/18. I think it may have been on a second call on that topic that the subject of Robert Price came up. I repeated a statement from Dan Wallace regarding Price, which turned out to be in error (i.e., Wallace mistook what Price was referring to in reference to a particular Latin manuscript of the New Testament). I linked to this discussion back in June of this year, but I noticed that the link no longer gives the exact article, which is found here. Well, as I said, I did not recognize the name, and, given the way he began, I assumed, as I think everyone else did, that he was a believer. I wasted a huge chunk of time treating the man as a believer, discussing with him the issue of Beckwith and the Council of Trent, which I never, ever would have done had I realized he was just using this as a set up to go back to the Price issue. Once I realized my error in wasting half my program on that subject, we moved back to the BAM program with Akin, and closed out with a call on various topics, but concluding with a discussion of whether there are "original" manuscripts of the Qur'an. Here's the program (free/high quality).
Today on the Dividing Line
09/25/2007 - James WhitePlayed clips from Tim Staples and...Dave Hunt today. Yes, an odd combination, but it was what I had collected over the past few days. Also took a call on Frank Beckwith's appearance on EWTN. Here's the program (free/high quality).
John 1:1, Matthew 27:46 on The Dividing Line Today
09/20/2007 - James WhiteStarted off mentioning my daughter's trials as a Christian in the secular educational world, and then took only two calls, both taking up the rest of our time. The first call was on John 1:1, which took us to past the half hour mark, and the second was on Matthew 27:46 and the concept of the Father "abandoning" or "turning His back on" the Son on the cross. Here's the program (free/high quality).
Yesterday on the Dividing Line
09/19/2007 - James WhiteYesterday we began with a discussion of the atonement and the many attacks upon the biblical concept that are rampant in "evangelicalism" today. Then we took a call about the New Covenant from a "Messianic" perspective, and finished up with a little Shabir Ally. Here's the program (free/high quality).
Today on the Dividing Line
09/13/2007 - James WhiteFinished up Deedat's presentation on Muhammad in John 16, and then took two good calls on the nature of the gospel. Here's the program (free/high quality). This evening I was directed to an Orthodox blog that seems to be dedicated to nothing more than making wise cracks about The Dividing Line. You can find it here. I wonder why this fellow doesn't call the program and make all these wonderful points?
Today on The Dividing Line
09/11/2007 - James WhitePretty well split the program in two today: first half hour was on the Ahmed Deedat presentation on Muhammad in John 16, the second half hour we got back to the 1995 BAM program with Jimmy Akin, this time moving into the second hour. No, I didn't even mention the date today--not because the date isn't important. But you can only handle so much "remembrance" material. It is good to remember---but our battle is not with earthly weapons, and I think it is important to continue training to give a response to Islam, as well as Rome, for both give a false hope. Here's the program (free/high quality).
On Tuesday's Dividing Line: a "Pre-Feed" Portion
09/10/2007 - James WhiteBack from Toronto, just trying to catch up on "life" today. On Tuesday's Dividing Line I wish to continue looking at Ahmed Deedat's attempt to find Muhammad in John 14 and 16, but I was thinking that sometimes the "Deedat Effect" gets lost when I start and stop his presentation and point out all the errors in the process. So, what I will do, is I will start playing the rest of his presentation 21 minutes before the start of the program, so that if you wish, you can hear it as a single whole, so you can get the "feel" of what a Muslim audience especially would "hear" in Deedat. So, that would be about 1:39pm EDT I will get Deedat started, if you wish to tune in early. We normally just have music the half hour before the program gets started, but this time we'll pre-empt the tunes for some Deedat...though I do think he broke into song a couple of times!
Today on The Dividing Line
09/04/2007 - James WhiteA real mixed bag on the program today, to be sure! Started out with a little discussion of what a Matatics/Sungenis debate would look like (would still love to see a Matatics/Hahn debate, maybe at that Holiday Inn on the Pennsylvania Turnpike!), took three calls on wildly different topics, including the deity of Christ (specifically, the use of qeo,j and ku,rioj in reference to the Father and the Son), a call on idolatry, and a call on the Word Faith movement. Then I began playing a section from Ahmed Deedat wherein he attempts to find Muhammad in the Bible (specifically, in John 16). Quite a range of topics, a little something for everyone! Here's the program (free/high quality).