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John 6 Rescued from Leighton’s Scissors, then Jordan Peterson’s Amazing Statement

James White, January 25, 2022January 25, 2022, Christian Worldview, Debate, Exegesis, Provisionism, Road Trip, The Dividing Line, Theology Matters Greetings from cold Springfield, Missouri! A road-trip edition of the Dividing Line as I caught a part of the Hughes/Flowers debate on John 6:44. Had to point out the basic error in Flowers’ approach, though we will do much more on that when I can download the video. Then we listened to a recent statement by Jordan Peterson on the Bible that has many of us hoping the Lord is working in his life and mind.
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Thoughts On Faithfulness in an Uncertain Future

James White, January 20, 2022January 20, 2022, Christian Worldview, Godly Disciplines, Musings, Personal, Road Trip, Technology, The Dividing Line, Theology Matters We did the program from the Mobile Command Center today as a means of testing things out before I hit the road this weekend. I also wanted to test a touch screen we have obtained that should allow me to do mot of what I do on the Flip Board in the Big Studio, but while traveling. And it worked! But then I started preaching to myself, really, and wandered through an entire discussion about faithfulness in these trying and confusing days. About 60% through the program I started talking to the homeschool kids, really all our kids, but especially those kids, about how blessed they, and how they need to understand the blessings they are receiving. If you have such kids, you might want to find that part. Sometimes having someone else’s voice helps to get the message through!Our next program will be coming from on the road, either from somewhere in Texas, or around Oklahoma City, Lord willing! Prayers for traveling safety appreciated!

Catching Up on the March of the Secular Monster

James White, January 18, 2022January 18, 2022, Christian Worldview, Homosexuality, Musings, Persecution, Personal, Post-Evangelicalism, The Dividing Line So we webcast on two platforms now: YouTube and Odysee. We have freedom to talk about vaccines, Covid, mandates, and the outrageous behavior of the left, while on Odysee, but not on YouTube, which censors anyone who would talk about those things from the “wrong” viewpoint. This means I no longer really have the freedom to do a few stories on this topic, then do a Bible study on another issues, all in the same program. Instead, I have begun to save up articles and issues and have to roll them all into one program, like today. So we revisited the past week’s worth of craziness, from Novak Djokovic and his horrific mistreatment by the thuggish tyrants of the Australian regime, to new data on the now utterly worthless vaccines, to the open letter from the Israeli immunologist basically saying, “We told you so—when will you finally admit the failure of your approach?” Next program we will go back to primarily theological topics, start piling up the others, etc. Enjoy!
Tags: 00:00 5G and Air Travel 05:00 Joe Rogan and Censors 07:00 China’s Tenuous Balancing Act 09:00 World Hatred Toward Unvaxxed 15:00 N95 Masks Next Steps 23:30 Israeli Immunologist Speaks Out 34:00 6/10 Democrats for House Arrest for Non Vaxxed 39:00 DJT’s Defense of Vaxxing 44:00 Daily Wire Article re: Jan 16

Crash and Burn Textual Critical Program!

Well, I did say it would be an experiment, and, well, it was a failed experiment. I thought it would be cool to let folks get in touch via Zoom and ask about a textual variant they particular are interested in. I get folks contacting me privately about things like that all the time. So, we fired stuff up, opened the Zoom room up and…got clobbered with teens playing games. Couldn’t get a single person lined up with a serious question. So, I threw it open to the Twitterverse and we only got one or two requests. So, I filled with information about how we examine variants, looking mainly at Mark 1:1, 1:2, and John 5:3-4. So, hopefully that will be helpful for a few folks, but other than that, I need to go wash the soot off my clothes from the ashes of the program and get ready to press on!
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Covid Tyranny, then 1 Cor 10:13, John 12:32

James White, January 11, 2022January 11, 2022, Exegesis, Gospel/Jesus Studies, Molinism, Pastoral Theology, Pauline Studies, Persecution, Post-Evangelicalism, Reformed Apologetics, The Dividing Line, Theology Matters Did the program on Odysee today so I could talk freely about all the developments over the past week or so regarding vaccine mandates and the admission on the part of so many that pretty much everything we were saying in the middle of 2020 onward was, in fact, correct, despite the charges of “conspiracy theories” and the like. Then we transitioned over to the “big board” to look at two texts, 1 Corinthians 10:13 (is it a proof text for libertarian free will?) and John 12:32 (does it say that all humans, universally, and individually, are drawn to Jesus by the cross?).

Dividing Line Short, January 7, 2021: The Judgment of Self-Deception

Decided to do a quick DL short today in light of the wild-eyed demagoguery we were abused with yesterday by the Regime, and the continued insanity at SCOTUS today. How can intelligent people not only believe, but embrace and promote obvious lies? The Bible tells us it happens, and why.

James Dolezal’s Biblical Evidence for DDS

James White, January 6, 2022January 6, 2022, Christian Worldview, Debate, Exegesis, Personal, Reformed Baptist Issues, The Dividing Line, Theology Matters Sorry for those who aren’t overly excited about internal Reformed Baptist issues, but I said a few weeks ago that I would engage Dr. Dolezal’s biblical evidence for the doctrine of divine simplicity (DDS) and today I did so. Went just over an hour and a half, but hope that the discussion was useful.
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Two Responses, More Than Two Hours

James White, January 4, 2022January 4, 2022, Christian Worldview, Debate, Exegesis, General Apologetics, Homosexuality, Molinism, Offense, Pastoral Theology, Personal, Post-Evangelicalism, Reformed Apologetics, Simply Silly, The Dividing Line, Theology Matters I chose to provide two responses on the program today, hoping that both would provide opportunities for teaching and, by refutation, edification of the saints. The first, which took up most of our time, was a response to about ten relevant points (and those were about all) in the 2 hour, 45 minute video posted recently from Tim Stratton and Tyson James responding to my reply to James’ article on Psalm 33. Though there was nothing of substance as to the exegesis of Psalm 33 provided, a few other comments were worthy of response. Both John 6 and Acts 4:27-28 were cited, which is why we did yesterday’s program. Upon completing that marathon, I responded to an ostensible “book review” written by Dr. Jamin Hübner, a former student and friend, published last year. It is a glowing example of “woke penance,” and as such stands as a warning to us all. The A&O truck drivers and uber-long commuters will love this one, as it weighs in at a hefty 2 hours and ten minutes!
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Starting of 2022 on the Right Foot: John 6 and Acts 4

Tomorrow I will be doing responses to critiques so I wanted to start off the year with a more positive presentation based upon going in-depth into the Scriptures, something I know most in our audience really enjoys and benefits from. I would have to deal with these texts in the context of my response tomorrow, so this way we can keep the replies from becoming massively long. Enjoy!
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A First For the Last Day of 2021!

James White, December 31, 2021December 31, 2021, Christian Worldview, Church Fathers, Church History, Debate, Exegesis, Pastoral Theology, Reformed Baptist Issues, The Dividing Line, Theology Matters I was literally on my way to the office to do a remote DL in the old studio, something we have done four or five times now, when I texted Rich and asked, “I know this is crazy but…any way we could use the big studio and the Flip board remotely?” And we made it work! Kudos to Rich! Now if we could just learn to do the DL without the ugly old dumb Scottish guy! So anyway, the topic! Yes, we dove into Exodus 3:14 and did some old-fashioned inter-textual study today at the start, and then moved into a discussion of the simplicity controversy, finishing with playing a segment from a Sinclair Ferguson sermon from (I believe) 2015. If you wish to end 2021 with some deep consideration of important issues, we hope this blesses you! See you in 2022!
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Tags: Aquinas LBCF Simplicity controversy

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