Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
09/30/2010 - James WhiteLots of calls today, covering Mormonism, Reformed issues, Islam, and finished with a call from a Roman Catholic from Australia with a question on what Reformed Baptists believe about elders in the church (went a little long for that). Here's the program.
A Challenge to George Bryson, and Calls on Today's DL
09/28/2010 - James WhiteStarted off with a little correction of George Bryson's FaceBook assertions that I refuse to debate him. Corrected his misapprehensions, talked a bit about the need for cross-examination in debates, and then made him an offer he can't refuse: I will gladly defend the statements of Chapter 3 of the London Baptist Confession of Faith in debate against him. I will even provide my own transportation, lodging, etc. Just one condition: we do the debate at Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa. Given George's high position in the non-denominational denomination, it should be easy for him to swing such a location! I look forward to hearing back from George as to when we can arrange such a debate for 2011! Then we had a great call on why there are warning passages in the Bible, then another call from Germany (yes, a bit more speaking in tongues ensued!) and a question on Constantine and the Council of Nicea. Here's the program.
More Ergun Caner Errors, How NOT to Define the Gospel, and Calls, Calls, Calls, on the DL
09/23/2010 - James WhiteAnother video has been posted with embarrassing statements from Ergun Caner regarding his fundamental misunderstandings of basic Islamic terminology and concepts. Spent a few minutes at the top of the show reviewing that, then listened to a portion of an Unbelievable radio show from London where a Christian, in speaking to an atheist, offered a horrific presentation of the gospel, which was no gospel at all. It was a "try Jesus, even if you don't believe in Him" type of presentation that really needs to be challenged. Then we started with the calls, talking to Peter in Germany, and then many others, on a wide variety of very interesting subjects. A fast moving hour indeed! Here's the program.
Today on the Dividing Line: Robert Sungenis on TurretinFan's Response to Christopher Ferrara, Patty Bonds on "Deep in Scripture," and Answering Unitarians
09/21/2010 - James WhiteI think that is the longest title to a DL blog entry I've ever produced! We started off looking at Robert Sungenis' comments in response to TurretinFan's article on the Immaculate Conception debate with Christopher Ferrara. I must say, Dr. Sungenis was very nice to talk to and debate in Santa Fe. He should be commended. But this article left me searching for words to describe the abject circularity of the Roman position, it truly did. I was completely amazed. Then I moved on to the September 1, 2010 edition of "Deep in Scripture" with host Marcus Grodi, where Patty Bonds was invited to give Scriptural insights. I used this as an excellent example of "Convert Syndrome," and the methodology of those who, like Grodi, specialize in "conversion to Rome" rather than "conversion to Christ" evangelism. Then we had a caller who had hung in there with us on hold the entire program, so we went a few minutes long to address his questions concerning dealing with unitarians in the Messianic Jewish movement. Here's the program.
The Assyrian Encyclopedia Sam Shamoun on the Dividing Line
09/16/2010 - James WhiteSam Shamoun joined me live in studio today. We started off with a discussion of the debate that took place Tuesday evening on the Jewish Voice Broadcast here in Phoenix (Sam was in the audience), and then started taking calls on a wide variety of issues, including one from the ever enigmatic TurretinFan! Here's the program.
Debates Past, Debates Present, Debates Future, on the DL
09/14/2010 - James WhiteGave a report on this past weekend's debates in Santa Fe with Robert Sungenis, a little preview of the debate this evening on the Jewish Voice Broadcast where I am teaming up with Michael Brown to defend the Trinity (no, I cannot live stream it, but, of course, it will air on the program in the near future), and then spent some time playing clips from Anthony Buzzard (one of our opponents this evening). Please pray for the debate this evening, 6-9:30pm MST. Here's the program.
Today on the Dividing Line: Burning Qur'ans, Apostates, and Calls
09/07/2010 - James WhiteStarted off with a statement on the "Burning Qur'an's" fiasco, took a call on Oneness Pentecostalism from London, concluded my comments on Marc Ayer's claims, took more calls, and finished up with part of the cross-examination between myself and Robert Sungenis from our debate on Papal Infallibility in Florida. Here's the program.
A "Presuppositionalist" Swims the Tiber, and More on Today's DL
09/02/2010 - James WhiteStarted off with a recap of last weekend's debates, and then moved to the comments of a former presuppositionalist who swam the Tiber. Always interesting to listen to "converts." They always expose the real reasons with their comments. I even heard another such convert yesterday claim that she had once believed that there may be only a thousand people, like herself, who were truly "saved." Worse than her incredibly naive misrepresentations of "Calvinism" was the fact that the host of the program claims to be a former Presbyterian minister! How anyone can sit there and suffer such blatant misrepresentation of one's former "faith" is beyond my comprehension. In any case, we then started taking calls on the atonement, Mormonism, God's judgment, etc. Here's the program.