Modalism Destroys the Gospel, Church History Continued, Response to Jordan Hall’s Unhinged Diatribe

I drove back from Las Vegas this morning and rushed into the office to do a DL.  Started with a topic relevant to Shawn McCraney’s comments on modalism last week as this impacts the gospel.  Looked at Hebrews 9 as an illustration.  Then went back to Reformation Church history, looking at the Avignon Papacy and then the invention of printing as vital background topics.  Finally addressed Jordan Hall’s unhinged diatribe (found here) and its many slanders and errors, looking primarily at his confusing the categories necessary to build a meaningful case for cessationism and then at his assertion that my exegesis of 2 John 7-11 was that of a “three year old.”  I challenge Jordan Hall to produce his own exegesis of the text, as I will, and we can then compare them.

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Current Events Today on A Brief Skype DL

On today’s program James gave a brief review of his dialogue with Shawn McCraney and then focused on current events. While discussing the recent school shooting he pointed out the corruption of society and the need to recognize evil in our midst. Then he read from an article about a 17 year old girl being taken from her parents because they refused to consent to her “transitioning.”

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My Sincere Thanks

I am up in Salt Lake City (where it is actually doing a little snowing at the moment) speaking at Christ Presbyterian Church in Magna (Pastor Jason Wallace) and preparing to be on Sean McCraney’s program tomorrow evening on the subject of the Trinity.  As I noted briefly on Twitter and FaceBook, I had the misfortune of listening to an episode of Jordan Hall’s “Polemics Report” on the way up not because I listen regularly but because a friend texted me and said he himself had been mentioned. It was the most unhinged I have heard Hall—just losing control at times and allowing that inner rage he experiences to express itself. Anyway, no one likes being lied about and slandered, myself included, so it was hardly an encouraging experience.  But thankfully the services went well yesterday and the Lord blessed the preaching on the subject of the Trinity.  I will be speaking again this evening, tonight focusing on the texts that demonstrate the eternal existence of the Son as a divine person in fellowship with the Father (the death knell of every form of unitarianism or modalism).

This morning a few folks sent me links to a podcast that was recently posted.  I wanted to grab lunch at Taco Time up here in Salt Lake (it is a weakness of mine, but I LOVE Taco Time crisp meat burritos and their taco sauce—I’ve purchased a NUMBER of bottles to take home with me as there are no Taco Times in Arizona any longer) and so I put the podcast on my phone and listened while driving and eating.

I am pretty much at a loss for words.  I want to thank everyone involved, including all those who wrote testimonials, Tom Buck who took time to call in and speak with the Hardings, and Kofi for recording what he did.  I do not handle such kindnesses very well, I admit.  I do know that far more people see through the past year’s worth of attacks than believe the nastiness of the critics, but they do not tend to be the “loudest” folks out there.  The other side yells a lot louder, and with more frequency, to be sure.  But the solid, consistent, faithful are out there, and we want to keep blessing them.  So thank you so much for this encouragement, it is much needed.  This also sort of fits with it being 2018…A&O was founded in 1983, so this is our 35th year in ministry!  Good to hear what the Lord has done over the decades.  So, again, my sincere thanks!

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The E Newsletter Begins Wednesday February 14

For over a year now we have had some wonderful ladies volunteering to scan, proofread and reformat work from the early days of Alpha and Omega Ministries. They have been pouring through a gold mine of tracts and information sheets that covered a wide variety of issues. Many are unaware that in the late 80’s and early 90’s we produced and mailed out a newsletter as well. Last week we announced the republishing of one such item which was our tract The Christian Message which has turned out to be quite a hit. How to reintroduce the tracts was an easy decision and I assure you that there is more where that came from, much more. But the information sheets were a different matter. They go much more into depth than a tract and need a different method of delivery. My first thought was to drop them on the website as posts and I can do that. But I wanted a more direct method of getting these gems to your doorstep and last month our good friend Mike O’Fallon brought an affordable mass mailing company to my attention. I suddenly realized that we could send a wide variety of publications directly to the inbox of folks who were genuinely interested in apologetics and I opened an account.

Many of you have already used the Newsletter Signup form and have been receiving the Dividing Line notices. Starting this coming Wednesday we will begin sending articles out to that mailing list. This will probably be a monthly newsletter because I don’t want to overwhelm anyone. I welcome your feedback on that matter via our Facebook page. If you haven’t signed up yet take a brief moment and click here and put your information in. I promise you, we will not abuse the privilege and if you decide that it isn’t for you it is easy to opt out. (Btw, the opt out actually works).

Please pray that this work of bringing forward these timeless gems will be blessed by the Lord.

Oh, just a little tease, the first Newsletter will be titled “Apologetics: Evangelism in the Secular World.”

Blessings