Exegeting reviews, by Ben Jeapes – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Why are reviews and reader comments like scripture? Because to understand them properly, you have to perform exegesis – discern exactly what the original author meant at the time of writing. Only then can you perform hermeneutics – applying the meaning then to your situation now. For example, as a Young Adult author I’ve received fanmail from young, impressionable readers who assure me that I’m the best author since J.K. Rowling! I don’t want to…

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Platt Prays for President Trump, TR Advocates Create Textual Mythology – Christian Article

Tried to do a live DL from up here in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Worked for a bit, then would stop working.  We’ve taken out some of the dead air and stuff from the final copy.  Appreciate the patience!  Just talked a bit about the Platt/Trump situation this past weekend, then looked at some claims coming from TR advocates that once again leave them open to refutation from well-read opponents in debate (Muslims, Mormons, etc.). Here is the YouTube link:Live Video StreamThe…

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Radio Free Geneva: Mike Winger and Limited Atonement Once Again! – Christian Article

Today we did a Radio Free Geneva episode in response to Pastor Mike Winger’s discussion of limited atonement (drawing from a phone conversation with Dr. David Allen) which was aired just last evening.  Normally don’t get to respond to things that quickly but this time it worked out.  I hope Pastor Winger will consider the arguments we have presented, and I hope others will find them helpful as well.  Here is Mike Winger’s video. Here is the YouTube link:Live Video…

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The Hunter/Pritchett Insult Fest, Kwaku El Concluded, Jared Wilson on George Whitefield’s Eternal Soul – Christian Article

Started off the program playing an 11 minute clip drawn from the 2-hour hit piece posted by Drs. Hunter and Pritchett relating to my review of the methodology used by William Lane Craig in his interview with Ben Shapiro.  Then we finished up looking at Kwaku El’s claims about the Trinity, etc., and finished the 90 minute program with a few thoughts on Jared Wilson’s article about George Whitefield’s final salvation (a topic most would just walk on by but…

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Jeff Durbin Joins James to Discuss Andy Stanley and Kwaku El – Christian Article

For the first half hour or so Jeff Durbin and I discussed my new role as his fellow elder at Apologia Church along with his experience in dialoguing with Andy Stanley on the Unbelievable radio broadcast.  Then we transitioned into a full analysis of Kwaku El’s new video promoting polytheism.  I will continue my response to Kwaku next week on the program.  Enjoy! Here is the YouTube link:Live Video StreamThe Dividing Line is on YouTube video. Our YouTube channel also…

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Gene Bridges, Anthony Bradley, Greg Johnson, Michael Heiser, and Bruxy Cavey! – Christian Article

Gene Bridges comments on a Facebook discussion, Anthony Bradley continues to swing wide left, Greg Johnson comes out as a homosexual, Michael Heiser demonstrates he has not done even the most basic reading in Reformed theology, and Bruxy Cavey gets a tattoo that demonstrates he has no idea what God’s law is all about.  Wow, talk about eclectic!  Enjoy! Here is the YouTube link:Live Video StreamThe Dividing Line is on YouTube video. Our YouTube channel also provides videos of most…

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Pennsylvania Homosexual Representative, Choose Your CT, Beza and Matthew 1:23 – Christian Article

Everyone is talking today about the homosexual Pennsylvania state representative who berated a Christian woman outside a Planned Parenthood abortuary, so we chimed in as well, and then moved on to make some more comments on what happens when you “swap CTs,” that is, when you trade covenant theology for critical theory.  The result is a big mess. Then we transitioned into a discussion of how Theodore Beza handled Matthew 1:23 and how this shines a light upon the untenable…

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Luke 2:22, Steven Anderson, Ireland, TR Onlyism, and You! – Christian Article

Started off looking at how Luke 2:22 came to say “her purification” instead of “their purification,” leading to a study of Beza and the Textus Receptus.  This led us to Steven Anderson once again, who is in the news for being banned from half the planet lately (this time Ireland of all places).  But this then led us to listen to more of Anderson’s response to my book, wherein he echoes the very arguments being put forward by TR advocates today! …

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1 Timothy 2, Men and Women in the Church, then a Full Review of Shapiro/Craig – Christian Article

Spent the first half an hour or so looking at 1 Timothy 2 and the relationship of men and women in leadership roles in the church.  Then we talked a bit about Jeff Durbin’s encounter with Andy Stanley that took place just this morning (the recordings will be posted May 30 (I would have typed 5/30 but it was recorded in London so it would be written 30/5 for them!).  Then we moved into the Ben Shapiro interview of William…

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1 John 1:5-2:2, Brief Discussion on Presuppositional Apologetics – Christian Article

Went a lot longer than I expected to on 1 John 1:5-2:2, but hope it is helpful for those who enjoy close discussion of the flow of a key text. Then I realized I had burned most of the hour and hence could not get into playing sections from the Mortification of Spin episode with Dr. Fesko, but I took a few moments to discuss some of the issues. Here is the YouTube link:Live Video StreamThe Dividing Line is on…

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Radio Free Geneva: Jesse Morrell Exposed, John 6:44 Excuses Examined – Christian Article

Decided to fire up a Radio Free Geneva today to go over the pile of heresies and errors propounded by street preacher Jesse Morrell recently down in Texas in a conversation with Pastor Emilio Ramos. Morrell is an open theist/Pelagian/original sin denying/sinless perfectionist, so the combination of errors results in amazing teachings!  A useful opportunity to illustrate falsehoods.  Then we took a few minutes to look at some excuses used by folks to get around John 6:44 and its…

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City Council Video, Ekemini Uwan and Wicked Whiteness, Radio Free Geneva on Leighton Flowers – Christian Article

Started off with my 3 minute presentation to the Phoenix City Council from last Wednesday, then moved into a pretty full analysis of Ekemini Uwan’s comments at the Sparrow Conference focused on the “wickedness of whiteness.”  Looked a lot at the critical theory foundation to her views.  Then we fired up the Radio Free Geneva theme and looked at a portion of Leighton Flowers’ comments on a recent Unbelievable webcast on the topic of “meticulous providence.”  Nearly two hours…

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Cultural Madness, Atonement Issues, Textual Traditionalism – Christian Article

A morning DL for us here today, the only program for this week. We started with some commentary on current cultural madness and rapid decline, including a grandmother bearing a child for her homosexual son. Then we looked at issues relating to the atonement, first in comments from Taylor Marshall and Timothy Gordon on the Mass, and then from William Lane Craig on the extent of the atonement.  Finally we transitioned into a review of an article by Dr.…

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Radio Free Geneva: The “Calvinism: Doctrine of Demons” Trailer, Greg Laurie, and More Steven Anderson – Christian Article

Radio Free Geneva today, taking a look at the trailer for the upcoming (2019) film “Calvinism: A Doctrine of Demons” featuring a slate of KJVO IFBS including Steven Anderson.  Then we looked at a brief clip from Greg Laurie, and finally turned to two texts cited in passing by Steven Anderson in his anti-Limited Atonement video, specifically, Titus 2:11 and John 12:32.  Announced that for the next Radio Free Geneva we will have a newly redone theme song. We’ve…

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A Remote Dividing Line Discussing Abortion, Gender Issues, and Then Transitioning to More IFB Craziness – Christian Article

Needed to do the program remotely today from my home (and aside from one slip up, it actually worked quite well!).  Discussed the amazing (and disgusting) tweets put out by a woman saying “goodbye” to the aborted baby she murdered as if this was an act of love on her part—tough way to start the program, I know.  But when we discussed the high school French teacher who lost his job for refusing to call a girl a guy.…

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Responding to the IFB/KJVOs: James White and Jeff Durbin – Christian Article

Did a two part program today. The first (this portion) is a discussion between James and Jeff on the issues raised by a spate of IFB/KJVO videos coming out of the Steven Anderson wing of the IFB movement.  We discuss the gospel and the key issues that followers of this movement need to consider.   Nearly two hours of conversation! Here is the YouTube link:Live Video StreamThe Dividing Line is on YouTube video. Our YouTube channel also provides videos of…

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James White and Jason Robinson Discuss Romans 8:28-34 – Christian Article

Pastor Jason Robinson from West Virginia joined us on the program today to offer competing (and conflicting!) interpretations of this key soteriological text.  30 minutes of exegesis then 30 minutes of cross-ex, with ten minutes of closing statements. We developed connection issues during the cross-examination and had to go to the phone to finish things up.  Jeff Durbin joined me after the debate to discuss some of the issues raised in the program. Here is the YouTube link:Live Video…

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Radio Free Geneva: The Andy Stanley/Leighton Flowers Interview – Christian Article

We premiered the new version of the theme song by Tim Bushong today, with almost all new quotes (though he kept “Read my book.”)  A few folks have complained that Ergun Caner is no longer standing on his hands on a stump, but, let’s be honest, most of our listeners don’t know much about Ergun Caner anymore.  Anyway, now Steven Anderson and Leighton Flowers have quotes in the RFG opening.  Probably considered a real honor by many! Anyway, we…

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The Gospels Reading Plan for 2019 – Christian Article

It is about that time of the year when we are introduced to creative ways to read our Bible for the next calendar year. Did you do it this year? This is my eleventh year encouraging others to take each day of the year to read and reflect on a single unit in the Gospels. Did you know there are about 365 units in the Gospels? In the past, I cited five good reasons to own a Gospel Synopsis.…

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Textual Criticism and the TR Live from CBTS – Christian Article

About Rich Pierce Rich Pierce is the President of Alpha and Omega Ministries. Administration is Rich’s primary responsibility here and it is his job to see to it that the day to day operations are taken care of so that Dr. White can remain focused on research and teaching. Rich came from the private sector after working as an administrator and eventually getting into computer support. Rich has been with Alpha and Omega Ministries originally in a volunteer capacity since…

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