I started off with a few comments on the coming mask mandates, etc. Then, we took quite a variety of questions today from our callers! We discussed head coverings and Michael Heiser’s odd views on 1 Cor. 11; Hebrews 1:10 and its citation of Psalm 102; angels and demons today; how to translate the Greek term θέλω (thelo); and finally a discussion of justification, confession, and the Lord’s Supper.
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By James White — 1 year ago
Started off with the Jack Del Rio story and the fact that we truly are living in the days of totalitarianism. Secular totalitarianism is the worst, as we will soon see. But then we moved to ask a question, “What is the Great Tradition?” A new movement has arisen in Reformed ranks, and especially amongst Reformed Baptists, touting the importance and necessity of “the Great Tradition.” But…what is it? Fact is, nobody really knows. And I document that by skipping over the “I will quote my favorite modern source” silliness and going directly to primary sources, in this case, the documents of the Second Council of Nicea (787). I invite my Great Tradition Baptists to respond from the same materials rather than just sub-tweeting pious platitudes. Enjoy!
By James White — 5 months ago
James White, May 10, 2023May 10, 2023, Pauline Studies, Personal, Post-Evangelicalism, Provisionism, Road Trip, The Dividing Line, Thomism After a brief review of a further comment by Stephen Wolfe (that I missed on the last show), we went back to Ephesians 1 after listening to a monologue by Leighton Flowers seeking to establish synergism by…assuming it! Brought Accordance in once again and dove into the text. Had one little interruption (the kind lady who runs the RV park, well, needed payment!) but other than that everything went smoothly from the new studio! Rich also announced how the auction for the Jeffrey Rice rebind will be run (after he found the Bible that is!). We may be able to sneak a program in on Friday, hopefully!
By James White — 2 years ago
Well, it was actually OVER two hours long, and I still did not finish up, but we made good progress. First I responded to Evangelist Ted Alexander’s comments wherein he not only identified Reformed theology as fundamentally Roman Catholic, but said I am a Catholic, and a plant in the church, etc. and etc. So, we demonstrated he is suffering from some serious cognitive dissonance to be sure. After that full refutation of his claims we moved back to Leighton Flowers and moved into the section where he proves, repeatedly that Provisionism has not efficacious grace. He has passive, powerless, unintentional provisions, but no powerful, purposeful, intentional grace. We will finish up our response to him later, but may not dedicate an entire episode of RFG to it, we will see.