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Today on the Dividing Line AND Iron Sharpens Iron
07/30/2009 - James White
I started out today on Iron Sharpens Iron doing the third day in a row on the Harold Camping topic. This time we took calls just for me. Mr. Camping's followers were out in force, and once again, the importance of honoring God's Word by refusing to force our words into God's mouth was seen clearly. Here's the program.
Then a few hours later we did our regular DL program. I said at the start I was going to be reviewing Tim Staples and a few other things, but had some calls to take first. Well...the calls ended up taking the entire hour! Good stuff though on Acts 13:48, Cornelius, and a number of other topics. Here's the program.
Roman Catholicism, Phone Calls, Norman Geisler, on Today's DL
07/23/2009 - James WhiteA wide variety of topics covered today, including responding to a Roman Catholic comment regarding debates, a call on Harold Camping, and a continuation of our examination of Norman Geisler's anti-Calvinism sermon. Here's the program.
Zaynab bint Jash and the Qur'an
07/21/2009 - James WhiteToday on the DL I was joined by Sam Shamoun and we discussed the story of Zaynab bint Jash and the Qur'an. It is a very important subject in analyzying the Qur'an. Here's the program.
A Two Part DL Today: Islam, and Roman Catholicism
07/16/2009 - James WhiteTwo very different halves of the program today. First half I went through comments made by Osama Abdullah in a recent exchange with Nabeel Qureshi. I demonstrate that Osama continues to demonstrate his incapacity to present an even semi-credible and coherent argument against Christianity and for Islam.
Then after the break "Brother Peter" called in. Evidently he's written a book on justification, and decided we needed an impromptu debate. And so, that's what we did! Quite lively and instructional! Here's the program.
Yesterday on The Dividing Line
07/15/2009 - James WhiteWe took a number of great calls yesterday, and I spent most of my time focusing on George Bryson's continued attempts to get around the exegetical force of John 6:37-45. Bryson has posted a number of claims on web forums and comment sections regarding this issue, and I took the time to start working through one such lengthy presentation. Here's the program.
By the way, I mentioned during the program that we would be disussing the Zaynab issue on tomorrow's DL. That has been moved to Tuesday. Tomorrow I hope to comment on some claims made by Osama Abdullah in a recent debate with Nabeel Qureshi. I have invited Osama to call into the program, but he has declined my invitation to appear. I hope he will change his mind, as it would be useful to do some direct interaction (something that rarely happens in the debates he engages in).
Matthew Bellisario and the Papacy on The Dividing Line
07/09/2009 - James WhiteDevoted the entire hour to a very useful, controlled, focused discussion of Matthew 16:18-19 and the Papacy with Matthew Bellisario today. I hope you enjoy the exchange! Here's the program.
Possible Papacy Discussion on the DL Tomorrow
07/08/2009 - James WhiteI have been informed that Matthew Bellisario will be calling the DL tomorrow to take me up on my challenge to actually address arguments I have made against Roman Catholicism in debate and published works (rather than attempting to twist comments about the mindset of post-World War II New Testament scholarship into arguments against Rome). Maybe something useful can come from such a discussion!
Radio Free Geneva Today on The Dividing Line
07/07/2009 - James WhiteAfter listening to Tony Campolo talking about John Calvin, and then watching Troy Brooks ramble on about how Sproul, Piper, Calvin, Luther, and I are all headed to hell, I decided it was time to break out the Radio Free Geneva theme. I played some parts of Troy Brooks' rambling diatribes, then gave a summary of the content of the radio programs in London that were recorded this morning, and then started listening to Tony Campolo addressing the TULIP. Here's the program.
My Challenge to Matthew Bellisario: How About Dealing with the Actual Arguments I've Presented?
07/04/2009 - James White
Note: for some reason, the audio did not record properly on the video feed, so I had to paste the audio in, and it did not sync up perfectly.
Today on the Dividing Line
07/02/2009 - James White
Started off today with a Jerusalem Jones Update, documenting that Steve Ray can't represent his former faith very well, nor can he understand the Greek text of the New Testament, either (and Marcus Grodi didn't catch his error). Then Matthew Bellisario called in and wanted to argue about how many "practicing" Catholics were Nazi death camp guards. When I asked him, three times, to answer a simple yes or no question (the answer to which was obvious to any honest and thinking person), and he refused, I moved on to more useful callers, taking one call on witnessing to Mormon missionaries, and another on whether the Spirit would bring every one of the elect to perfect knowledge in this life. Then I spent the last few moments inviting Matthew Bellisario to call back and actually address any of my published, publicly stated arguments against Roman Catholicism. I listed quite a few. He didn't call. I may post the video of that section tomorrow, if time permits. In any case, here's the program.