Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Sola Scriptura, Bad Roman Catholic Apologists, and More on The Dividing Line
07/31/2008 - James WhiteUsed a recently posted Roman Catholic YouTube video, posted by both "Jerusalem Jones" Steve Ray and Dave Armstrong, as the jumping off point to listen to portions of past debates with Gerry Matatics, comments on sola scriptura, etc. Took some calls, one on sola scriptura and the early councils, the other on the idea of an "inspired interpretation." For those dealing with Roman Catholic claims of authority, this program will be helpful. For those dealing with those Roman Catholic apologists who really are not serious about truth but do what they do for less-than-noble reasons, you will find more information about that "ilk" as well. Here's the program (free/high quality).
The Dividing Line, July 29, 2008
07/29/2008 - James WhiteToday on the DL we finished our review on apologetics methodologies and we likewise took some good phone calls. Here's the program (free/high quality).
Theology Precedes and Determines Apologetics, Part II on The Dividing Line
07/24/2008 - James WhiteI continued my examination of the topic of apologetic methodology using the recent debate on the resurrection as the basis on today's program. Here's the program (free/high quality).
I can't guarantee that I will always be able to do this, but I will try. I recorded today's program on video, and provide it here. I know many listen by mp3, and that's great, but some enjoy watching, even when there isn't a whole lot of action going on! In any case, here is today's DL in video format. If you enjoy this program, please remember to pray for us and support us. Thanks!
Today on The Dividing Line
07/22/2008 - James WhiteHow we defend the faith, obviously, depends on the essence and shape of the faith itself. Theology matters, and in this case, determines what is a consistent means of defending the faith and what is not. Today I began reviewing a recent debate involving Bart Ehrman and in so doing began discussing the foundational differences between apologetics that begins with the sovereignty of God and apologetics that begins with the autonomy of man. We will continue the examination on Thursday's program. Here's the program (free/high quality).
Today on the Electrically Challenged DL
07/17/2008 - James WhiteI don't know if there was an accident nearby or just what, but our lights were dancing on and off today during the DL, so I'm not sure just how that impacted the program. It sure was distracting to me, anyway! But, we pressed on anyway, discussing the heretic Gene Robinson, Todd Bentley, the Comma Johanneum (that was when the lights starting dancing---I wonder if Gail Riplinger will make something of that?), New Perspectivism, and theonomy. Once again, about as eclectic as you can get. Here's the program (free/high quality).
Today on The Dividing Line
07/10/2008 - James WhitePretty much a caller-driven DL today covering a wide, wide variety of topics, from an in-depth look at a text in the Qur'an relating to sacrifice and redemption, to a discussion of the milk and the meat and reforming churches. I also announced a trip to London in November, and asked that God's people assist us in making this happen. Here's the program (free/high quality).
Today on The Dividing Line
07/08/2008 - James WhiteStarted off with a clip from Brother Modene against "Lordship Salvation" and Calvinism and other things, followed by a few moments of a recent sermon from First Baptist Houston wherein we learned that we are "awed by salvation, but we are confused by doctrine." Not sure how you talk about salvation without talking about doctrine, but that led us to a clip by Jimmy Akin illustrating the new Roman inclusivism where you can be an atheist and yet die as the "friend of God" as long as your ignorance of God was not "your fault." So much for Romans 1! Here's the program (free/high quality).
On Thursday's Dividing Line
07/05/2008 - James WhiteWe finished the veneration of the saints debate on Thursday's DL, noting once again that while the outcome of the debate was, in fact, painfully obvious, what was painfully obvious was the exact opposite of what was claimed by Patrick Madrid on Catholic Answers Live. And again, I repeat my offer: to the Roman Catholic who called CA Live, and to the Protestant to which that person is speaking, a free copy of the debate, if they will but listen to it carefully. We are truly that confident of the outcome of that debate. We moved from there to a similar clip from Tim Staples, and I made some comments on the Art Sippo encounter as well. Here's the program (free/high quality).
Today on the Painfully Obviously Dividing Line
07/01/2008 - James WhiteGot into the audience questions today, so we should finish off the veneration of saints and angels debate on Thursday. Covered both closing statements, including Madrid's incredible assertion that to pray for "all men" in 1 Timothy likewise means praying for the dead, and, I guess, to them as well (why didn't the Arminians think of that one?), and then got through the ultra-cheap shot audience question (and Madrid's playing on it). Here's the program (free/high quality).