This interaction is simply one of the clearest the “blog wars” has produced on the vast difference between rCism and a vision based upon biblical teaching concerning the centrality of the gospel. A must read. Update: In responding to a Roman Catholic correspondent, Mr. Johnson wrote, “The only thing I would say in response to your comment is that hopefully you and others of like mind can remember that this was written to respond to a Reformed Baptist and others who do not see the heroism and dedication of a man like St. Francis de Sales as you do.” Summary of rCism as illustrated by the de Sales episode: “We can, and should, appreciate the ‘heroism’ of enemies of the gospel who enslave people to falsehood and rob them of eternal life, as long as they are baptized properly.” I give Mr. Johnson the last word, as the substance of the reply says more than I could ever hope.
Alpha and Omega Ministries is a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. James White, director, is a professor, having taught Greek, Systematic Theology, and various topics in the field of apologetics for numerous schools.