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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Thursday, 18 May 2017 09:26

Preacher: Preach the Word (Part 2)

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Pastor John Samson (www.kingschurchaz.com & effectualgrace.com) returns to guest host today’s Dividing Line broadcast and continues his teaching on expository preaching. How the Bible is handled in a service often reveals far more about a church’s true beliefs regarding Scripture,...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 09:18

Preacher: Preach the Word – John Samson

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Pastor and author John Samson of King’s Church returns to guest host today’s Dividing Line broadcast and teaches on the urgent need for expository preaching. A high view of Scripture should inevitably mean that God’s word is central in the life of the church so that the meaning of...

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Aside from a few technical hiccups and a bit of wandering about, spent pretty much the entire hour on Rome’s Marian teachings, looking in particular at where they came from.  I read from such sources as the Odes of Solomon, the Ascension of Isaiah, and especially from The...

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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 13:23

Twisting Words, Two Examples

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For the first half hour we played Hank Hanegraaff’s comments in which he said I twist people’s words to make them say the opposite of what they actually intended, and responded.  In the second we read through part of Jonathan Merritt’s defense of Jen Hatmaker and once again...

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The whole program today is oriented toward the text of Scripture and how it has been transmitted to us today.  I particular focused upon the history of the NT text in the King James Version and relevant issues to the so-called “Ecclesiastical Text” movement of the modern day.

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Did a follow up on the INC debate and its aftermath today, responding to the posting of a Facebook article likening me to Simon Magus in my seeking to obtain the book, Fundamental Beliefs of the Iglesia Ni Christo (Erano G. Manalo).  Went in-depth into John 1:1, 17:3 (didn’t even go...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 09:12

A Textual Critical Geeky Dividing Line

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Started off with a little reflection on sacralism prompted by a tweet posted by Albert Mohler, but fairly quickly transitioned into total textual critical geekdom.  First made some comments about the Textus Receptus, but then jumped 1300 years earlier into the story and started looking at...

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:29

INC Debate Review, P P Controversy

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Spent an hour reviewing the debate with Joe Ventilacion of Iglesia Ni Christo, responding to various elements of the debate itself and looking at what has happened in the aftermath.  Then for the last 40 minutes or so we covered the discussion taking place on line regarding Pulpit and Pen,...

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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

Managed to sneak in a third Dividing Line this week (since I have no idea what the next few weeks will bring, for, uh, medical reasons).  Yup, talked a bit more about fairness, consistency, etc., and then moved on to a bit more on textual criticism, traditionalism, and the Comma Johanneum.  I don’t know when the next DL will

Thursday, 16 June 2016 07:01

Of Hearing, But Not Hearing

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Why is it that some people simply refuse to hear what you are saying? How can you state something as clearly as it could possibly be stated, but they still hear only part of it, rather than the whole?
 
Bigotry. A deep dedication to a set of propositions that end up functioning as a filter that screens out all opposing facts or concepts.
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