But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Friday, 13 September 2019 07:49

Dr. Allen and the Atonement

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Recently Dr. David Allen of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary posted an article in response to Erik Raymond on the subject of the atonement. I will be very clear and honest: I find Dr. Allen’s writings (and talks) on this topic to be, at best, obtuse—extremely unclear and...

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Spent time at the start of the program looking at the witness of Clement’s epistle to the Corinthians from the first century to the doctrine of sola fide, and then took phone calls on a number of different topics including the gifts in 1 Corinthians.

Here is the YouTube link: Live Video...

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 05:39

Offering Incense to Caesar: Are You Ready?

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Covered a bunch of topics today on the program—a few announcements about the upcoming debates in Salt Lake City and in Australia started us off. Then we looked at some comments from Bassam Zawadi regarding the view of some Christian apologists of the Bible and the resurrection. Also looked...

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Thursday, 05 September 2019 08:27

Open Phones with Pastors James and Jeff

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Did an hour and 15 minutes of phone calls (but, that was only 4 calls!) with my fellow pastor Jeff Durbin. Some good topics of conversation to be had, hope you find it encouraging! Thanks to Jeff for coming in! Here is the YouTube link: Live Video Stream The Dividing Line is on YouTube video....

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Tuesday, 03 September 2019 08:43

A Ton of Important Stuff But Too Long for a Title!

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Started off noting that the entire social justice issue has been declared to be a non-issue today—so thankful we will never have to talk about it again! Then we looked at a little Kyle James Howard (that always gets you smiling), and then moved on to more important things. Responded to...

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Started off looking at JD Greear’s blog article, which reflected pretty much what he had said in a sermon back during the winter, regarding homosexuality.  Then looked at a tweet from Jonathan Merritt, replied to by Brian Zahnd, on the accusation of “idolatry of the...

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Spent 75 minutes going over the trip to South Africa and the debates we did, with special emphasis upon an article Graeme Codrington wrote in response to our debate on the marriage issue in Johannesburg.  Showed pictures, told the story of my “chance” (hahaha) encounter with one of...

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Once again Rich Pierce sits in for James and continues with the question from the last program of “where is your here?” Colossians 3:11 is the baseline text as Rich examines the kinds of “novel” and “interesting” thoughts that many so called conservative...

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Rich Pierce sits in on the Dividing Line for James today and considers the teaching of Colossians 3:11 in light of the recent influx of Critical Theory and Intersectionality in the christian church.

Can CT/I be a valid analytical tool for christian faith and practice or is it diametrically opposed...

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James White debates Graeme Codrington in South Africa on the thesis: The Bible Limits Marriage to a Natural Man and a Natural Woman. This is the natural continuation of the debate from three years ago (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnVRLsbNx0k).

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Regular length program today, spending most of the time discussing some Hebrew Israelite videos about yours truly, and then included some comments on Psalm 2.  I mentioned a devotional I did last evening at PRBC on Psalm 2, and here is the link.

Here is the YouTube link:

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Three sections to today’s 2 hour, 20 minute long program:  first, we responded to Jacob Prasch’s reply to last weeks Radio Free Geneva. But unlike Prasch, we played his comments not just once, but twice, carefully analyzing his entire response as a classic example of a complete abandonment of proper forms of argumentation and

Thursday, 21 July 2016 16:40

Judaism’s Influence on the Hebrew Israelites

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Abu Khamr (Truth After Knowledge) joins guest host Vocab Malone. They delve into the mysterious origins of the “Hebrew Israelite” movement, demonstrating its founders were heavily influenced by Rabbinical Judaism. “Faithful to God” makes a cameo to give insight on Jonah, “Lashawan Quadash” and British Israelism.

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Did a live Radio Free Geneva from up here in Colorado (or, from under Brewton Parker, all depends) looking at a video posted by Jacob Prasch on the subject.  Standard stuff, to be sure, but always good to respond to that which gets the most press anyway.  Enjoy, and don’t forget tomorrow’s DL at 6pm EDT with Vocab Malone!

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016 09:53

A New Journal – Call for Articles

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Do you or someone you know (sounds like a commercial) have a special interest in the following area: cults, the occult, new religious movement, world religions, and general apologetics? If so please touch base with me. I am working on putting together a journal titled Christianity And…A Countercult and Apologetics Journal. In conjunction

Thursday, 14 July 2016 16:46

Hebrew Israelite History: The Fractured 90s

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Vocab Malone subs for Dr. White. He is joined by former “Hebrew Israelite” Chadash who gives an insider’s view of significant doctrinal changes and schisms within the Hebrew Israelite movement. Apologist “Faithful to God” jumps in and drops knowledge about the failed Y2K “prophecy” and its fallout.

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We did a Skype based DL today looking at some comments William Lane Craig made about the atonement, and comparing and contrasting these with Hebrews 7:22-25.  A good deal of discussion of how we derive our theology and why it is important.

Don’t forget that on Thursday at 6pm EDT Vocab Malone will be guest hosting and doing an interview

Friday, 08 July 2016 14:44

Why All Lives Matter

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Black Lives Matter! Police Lives Matter! All Lives Matter! And so goes the chanting, the memes, the blog posts, the Facebook arguments. And in the midst of it all, something fundamental is being missed. Sure, there is a great deal of emotion right now. The thin skin of civilization has been punctured and we are all aware (even if we don’t

Did a Skype-based Dividing Line from Colorado today, spending quite some time on Ignatius in response to claims by some Muslim apologists about his views.  Then discussed some quotes from Bruce Ware on “eternal functional subordinationism” and the entire conflict.  Finished up addressing He Who Judges From Afar doubling down

Quickly mentioned some of the evidence of the rise of totalitarianism in the United States, then made note of some of the wild videos showing a huge response to our addressing Hebrew Israelism, and finished up with a rather passionate response to JD Hall and Christian News and the attack upon Apologia Church.

Here is the YouTube link:

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016 17:50

Full Debate with the GoCC on the Dividing Line

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Today we did a full 2+ hour debate with Elder Rachwaa Shayar of the GoCC on three different topics.  A pretty wild ride, to be sure.  Make sure to listen through to the end please.

Here is the YouTube link:

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My thanks to Vocab Malone for joining me on a Mega Edition of the Dividing Line today.  Our discussion is Hebrew Israelism, and yes, we opened the phone lines.  Get a deep seat in the saddle, and don’t forget: tomorrow is a two hour debate with Elder Shayar of the GoCC!

Here is the YouTube link:

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Saturday, 25 June 2016 10:44

Three Old Titles Become New Again on Kindle

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Every now and then I get a phone call from someone wanting to find one of James’ first three books in our bookstore. These titles have been out of print since Crowne Publications closed its doors around 1993. While the technology of our world has raced forward I am not always able to keep up with it’s advances. I can only hope to

Well, this program won’t be interesting for everyone, but for those who are interested in a dialogue on key issues with a representative of Hebrew Israelism—should fit the bill!  A little over an hour with Elder Rawchaa Shayar on the deity of Christ, the Bible, Babylon—lots and lots of things.  Best to be sitting down

Covered a WIDE range of topics today.  Started off expressing our deep condolences to Tony Bartolucci and his family in the death of his daughter Giana.  Then we discussed the debate we will be doing tomorrow at 4pm with representatives of the Hebrew Israelite movement.  Moved from there to a discussion of Jeremiah 34:16 and Romans

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