Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
12/26/2008 - James WhiteI will be continuing my response to, and rebuttal of, Bryan and Jason on "The Covenanter's Call" radio program on the DL on Tuesday. They did another program on Tuesday evening where they said they would take calls. I listened to the program, and when they attempted to respond to Revelation 16:5, they indicated that they did not understand the point of the text. I called, but they refused to allow me to even explain the issue, let alone interact with them. They do not want dialogue, only monologue. I have made it clear they can call the DL if they wish, but I do not expect them to do so. When we chatted in our chat channel they really had no meaningful answers to the questions put to them, just, "Well, we take it by faith." There is no reasoning with that kind of thinking.
One of the accusations Bryan Miller made against me, however, had to do with dealing with Riplinger and Ruckman (though he conveniently forgot to mention that I likewise dealt with D.A. Waite and many others). They said it was a "straw man" that was easily refuted to say that there are those who begin with the equation, "The King James Bible Alone = the Word of God Alone." They even said they had never met anyone who thought that way. A few days ago I posted a YouTube e-mail from a King James Only missionary in Japan, Matt Thomas. He is as true-blue a Ruckmanite as I have met, even to the point of using endless CAPS LOCK ASSERTIONS (why that is a mark of KJV Onlyists I will never know). He has written back, and has sent me a caps-lock filled missive that demonstrates for all to see that Bryan Miller needs to get out more. He repeats the endless errors of Ruckman and company ad-nauseum! Here is his missive, just as he wrote it. Those who have read The King James Only Controversy will recognize that at least 80% of this letter was fully refuted in the book (the other 20% is so silly it is hard to even know how to begin to respond to it). I hope Mr. Miller will join me on the DL sometime, as I think the correction of his errors would not only be very useful for him, but educational for others as well.
Hey James are you BORN AGAIN?
Do you HAVE ETERNAL LIFE?
Have you passed from death unto life?
Are you SAVED?
Most of my Calvinist friends can’t answer YES. Can you?
The TULIP is a FALSE system. Calvin was deceived, James.
I can SEE that the TULIP is false because I am a KJV ONLYer!
‘When I look at the verses and compare in the KING JAMES BIBLE then I can see that this following statement is incorrect:
‘We believe that God, in His sovereign grace and mercy, regenerates sinful men by the power of the Holy Spirit, not by any action of their own, bringing them to new life. God grants to them the gifts of faith and repentance, which they then exercise by believing in Christ and turning from their sins in love for God.’
James, if you come to BELIEVE THE KING JAMES BIBLE TO BE THE INFALLABLE
WORD OF GOD then you will be able to be set FREE from the TULIP. I recommend that you become a BIBLE BELIEVER immediately!!
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Why We Need to Consistently Expose False Concepts: King James Onlyism
12/18/2008 - James White
The Snare Of The Devil
You asked about 2 Timothy 2:26 in one of your debates. 'And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will'.
I am not sure exactly what you asked but this scripture stands out as I pray for you. You are a modern day Philetus, James. You have erred concerning the TRUTH (King James Bible) and you overthrow the faith of some. That is the devils work and you are in the SNARE OF THE DEVIL, held CAPTIVE BY HIM. You are actually doing the WILL OF THE DEVIL, James. The way to escape from the snare of the devil is to ACKNOWLEGE THE TRUTH. That is the WORD OF TRUTH (2 Tim 2:15)
God's written word which GLORIFIES CHRIST in 1 Tim 3:16, Col 1:14, Rom 14:10, Dan 3:25, Luke 2:33. Your attitude toward the WRITTEN WORD OF GOD determines your attitude to the LIVING WORD OF GOD.
I saw in your correspondence with Dr Ruckman that you signed off using the NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST as though you are a minister of Christ? Do you really believe that you are?
I can see that you are in the SNARE OF THE DEVIL, James. You had a lot of responses to your 'ministry' (attacking the WRITTEN WORD OF GOD) right?
My response is out of concern for you, not to BEAT YOU UP but to help you get DELIVERENCE from the devils that possess you. There is deliverence in the name of Jesus and you can be set free from the Alexandrian Cult. Yes, you are in a cult. Just like Mormons and JWs, your mind is like theirs. Satan has your mind.
If you want to hook up by web cam, I can pray for you and ask the Lord and Saviour of the King James Bible to deliver you.
YOU need to get a REVELATION of WHAT the WRITTEN WORD OF GOD IS.
If I can be of any help to you, please email me.
Yours in the true and ONLY Lord Jesus Christ.
Hello Mr. Thomas:
I find your assertion that a particular version of a particular translation (in your case, either the Cambridge or Oxford editions of the 1769 Blayney Revision of the King James Version of the Bible) is to be equated, fully and without condition, with THE TRUTH to be not only grossly unbiblical (since the Bible was not written in English, and continues to exist to this day in God's providence in the languages in which it was, in fact, originally written), but to be a-historical (the Reformation, for example, took place without the KJV, and many lived godly lives long before the KJV ever appeared) and utterly irrational. But when you make belief in the KJV a part of the gospel, sir, you leap from the realm of mistaken mythology to the area of simple heresy. To make a person's relationship with Christ dependent upon a 17th century Anglican translation of the Bible is not only absurd, it is heretical.
If you would like to discuss the texts you cited (such as Colossians 1:14 or 1 Timothy 3:16), as well as some I'd like to ask you about (like Revelation 16:5), you are invited to call The Dividing Line toll free at 877-753-3341. I am doing a series on KJV Onlyism right now, so your call would fit in perfectly. The next program is this afternoon, 4pm MST, 6pm EST. I look forward to hearing from you!
Still Planning on Dealing with the KJV Only Accusations on the DL Next Week
12/13/2008 - James WhiteI am still trying to arrange to get the men from the KJV Only radio program I heard last week to join me on the DL, but so far...I'm getting about as far as I have with D.A. Waite and Gail Riplinger and the like. So, I will still play the program and respond to the arguments, and if the gentlemen would like to call in, that would be great. But, I don't get the feeling that the phone will be ringing off the hook.