Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Bob Ross: Slanderer of the Brethren
05/09/2008 - James WhiteI had removed Ross' feed from my RSS reader last week. This evening while doing something else I opened up my Google homepage, and it has a blog search window in it that pulled up Ross' most recent slander. Bob Ross has been corrected, many times, on his spreading falsehoods about others, and in this case, in his questioning my clear and repeated defense of the Trinity, including the fact that the terms Father, Son, and Spirit are not merely incarnational terms, but that this relationship has existed in eternity. I have defended this in debates, and in writing. In fact, ironically, I was finishing up a video (which I will post later this evening on YouTube) refuting a KJV Only modalist, and I was just about to insert a graphic I had created quoting Colossians 1 in reference to the distinction between the Father and the Son, one of the texts that teaches this very truth. So Ross' willingness to question my repeated teaching on this topic when the documentation exists to demonstrate the truth going back long before he became agitated because I rebuked him for his childish attacks upon John MacArthur only shows that the man is a troubler of the brethren, one to be rebuked, marked, and avoided. He writes:
But if White had held to Eternal Sonship in 1993, why didn't he expose Riplinger's heterodoxy? Why has he never -- to our knowledge, at least -- exposed her heterodoxy?I have informed Ross that I have always held my current position. To say otherwise is simply to show oneself deeply dishonest. And why did I not harp on Riplinger's error on the matter? Because Gail Riplinger doesn't even understand what the issues are. Anyone who listened to my radio debate with her knows she could not even follow a discussion of Edwin Palmer's words relating to the inner relations of the Trinity in contrast with the incarnation. She is not a theologian, and her grasp of the most fundamental doctrines of the faith is highly questionable. So why on earth would I when her problems are significantly more basic? The fact is, Ross is simply seeking to dishonestly sling mud, just as his alter-ego Peter Ruckman has done for decades. Mark the man, avoid the man.
Even after we published our exposure of Riplinger, James White still remained mum about her non-creedal view of the Son. Was it because he regarded this doctrine as a "non-essential" in Christianity?
Woops! VLog Error!
05/07/2008 - James WhiteEvidently I cut and paste the wrong embedding codes a few months back for the Khalid Yasin video, and ended up repeating myself. I guess I might have been trying to avoid posting the actual first video since people made fun of my bright shirt! But, here's the actual first part of the Khalid Yasin series; the one that posted this morning was "correct" in that it is the second. Of course, all of these are on my YouTube page, so you can always get the whole series (at least as much as has been posted) there.
The Latest and "Greatest" Ideas
05/06/2008 - Jeff DownsSome of the readers of this blog are familiar with my old site rctr.org (well, it is still there, but nothing has really been done with it for quite some time) and the Resource Report or Resource Blog. This site was designed to keep the average Joe, who did not have access to libraries nor the time to research, updated on the latest resources in the areas of theology, apologetics and philosophy.
If these Reports were not beneficial to anyone else, they were to me. At the time (to my knowledge) I was the only one doing this work. I thought I would make it big :) (then blogs came on the scene). I was able to stay on top of the latest ideas coming from a variety of places. One such place was the world of academic journals. I love journals. Not only do some of them smell good!, but journals produce the latest ideas floating around the academic world (some good, some bad and some simply ugly).
It was "hard work" going to the (Bible College) library (frequently) searching for the latest issues and punching in, by hand, the latest table of contents of Bib. Sac., JETS, SBTSJ, PFO Quarterly, etc. etc.
Well, you might have caught wind that someone began doing this work (with the journals), although in a different format (the spelling errors won't appear). If you have not heard the news I would encourage you to bookmark James P. Boyce Centennial Library’s Journal Table of Contents page and check back frequently, or use your RSS Feeder. Of course, with today's technology, most academic journals put the TOC online, and you can normally receive this information by way of Email. Here is a good example of one journal; and at times you can receive the contents free of charge.
I guess at this point, the Resource Index will never be revived. Oh well, back to the drawing board in coming up with something unique (umm, I don't think so).