July 1-5, 2015 “Defending the Faith In Troubled Times” Free Apologetics Conf. feat. Dr. James White in Magna, UT.

Defending the Faith In Troubled Times:
Free Apologetics Conference With Dr. James White

Apologetics Conf James White

Christ Presbyterian Church invites you to join us for a free conference featuring Dr. James White. Dr. White has participated in over 130 public debates with opponents including Bart Ehrman, John Dominic Crossan, Dan Barker, Barry Lynn, and John Shelby Spong. He is the author of over 20 books including The Roman Catholic Controversy, Is the Mormon My Brother?, The Forgotten Trinity, The God Who Justifies, and The Potter’s Freedom.

Schedule:

Wednesday, July 1, 7:00 p.m.:  The New Testament Texts: Are They Reliable?

Thursday, July 2, 7:00 p.m.:  The Forgotten Trinity

Friday, July 3, 7:00 p.m.:  Romans 9: The Potter’s Freedom

Saturday, July 4, 7:00 p.m.:  Homosexuality and Tyranny (Magna Fireworks will be at 10:00 p.m.)

Sunday, July 5, 9:45 a.m.:  Understanding Islam

Sunday, July 5, 11:00 a.m.:  Morning Worship with Dr. White Preaching

Sunday, July 5, 5:30 p.m.:  Evening Worship with Dr. White Preaching

Details:

Admission: Free

Location: Christ Presbyterian Church, 8630 West Magna Main Street (2700 South), Magna, UT

For more information, call (801)969-7948.

How to glorify God now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide [James White]

James White Facebook’ed this June 22nd:

MPDHow to Glorify God on MPD (Marriage Profanation Day—date to be determined soon).

1) Begin the day with prayer and Bible reading, submitting your mind to the Lordship of Christ.

2) If you are married, pray for your spouse, expressing thanks to God for your marriage, and imploring the Almighty to protect your marriage so that it may be a witness to the world of what God intended.

3) Review the teaching of Jesus on the foundation of marriage in Matthew 19:4-6. Note especially that the Creator Himself established gender, the role of the husband, of the wife, of the father, and the mother, and that the only relationship He will ever bless is one that fits in this paradigm: one man, one woman.

4) Pray for grace to love rebel sinners who will be rejoicing in the profaning of God’s good gifts, for you, too, once hated what is good and loved what is evil. Remember, you have been redeemed from the world, transferred from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light, and that all of grace.

5) Pray for the younger generation that has been robbed of transcendent meaning and purpose. Pray for God’s people, those young folks still being called out of the darkness into the light, for they will face a far more difficult world than most of us older followers of Jesus in the United States have ever faced.

6) Do not look backwards and long for the “good ol’ days” when a semblance of moral sanity prevailed by God’s grace in our land. Realize in the midst of judgment we are called to be salt and light.

7) Go out and tell someone Jesus is Lord. Lord over all of life. Lord over creation, Lord over man’s institutions, Lord over all human authorities. Be salt. Be light. The darkness is deepening daily, and that means our light is all that much more necessary. The denizens of the darkness will try to extinguish that light. They cannot.


Also see Mantras Instead of Morals

 

Video & Post-Interview Thoughts Roundup of James White’s 2nd Appearance on the Dr. Drew’s HLN Show discussing Transgenderism [AUDIO | VIDEO]

James White was asked to be on CNN’s Dr. Drew show again to discuss transgenderism.

Here is the 39 min. vid.:

 


Here are Dr. James White’s quick post-interview thoughts:

White DrewA quick review of tomorrow’s HLN Dr. Drew Show:
OK, since I will be discussing this on the DL tomorrow, probably somewhere around 1pm PDT (hence prior to the airing of the show on HLN), I will not go into a lot of detail here. Just the highlights:

1) The episode will air Wednesday at 9pm EDT; it will re-air at 4pm EDT on Thursday, I believe.

2) It really looked like a major ambush at the start: a transgender reporter was in the green room; a transgender brother/sister were seated across the aisle from me; a transgender person was on Skype, the fellow who reverted back who was on the last program was live in studio this time (and he referred to me as “toxic” in the green room, not realizing I was the guy who had been on last time), and they began the program with Steven Anderson ranting and raving as only Steven Anderson can. Not exactly a meeting of your local Reformed Baptist fraternal!

3) Thankfully, I knew the Anderson clip was coming, so I was ready to defuse it. Then it turned out that one of the panel members, Vanessa, a black woman, comes from a Christian background, and she rather fearlessly spoke her mind and refuted allegations of hate, etc. That really helped lower the “temperature” you might say.

4) I got to say MUCH more than I did in the first program. As I had assumed, being present made a huge difference. There was more interaction, and less willingness to simply dismiss me. And I don’t tend to shrink back when challenged—I am not sure CNN is used to Christians who do not immediately default to vanilla ice cream in a bowl on a hot Phoenix day mode when challenged.

5) We got to discuss more worldview issues, and even addressed the meaning of true happiness.

6) I stayed for the after-show video—the one where I had been attacked a few weeks ago. This time I got to be the final speaker on it!

So I am thankful for the opportunity, and hope the Lord will bless the witness to His honor and glory. Thanks to all who made the trip possible by supporting A&O.


He went into more detail on yesterday’s A Mini-Dividing Line Report on the Dr. Drew Show:

Came straight to the office from Sky Harbor Airport to do a mini-DL (30 minutes). Wanted to report on the Dr. Drew taping which will air Wednesday, June 17th at 9pm EDT, and then re-air Thursday afternoon on HLN, so that’s what we did! Hope you enjoy some of the “behind the scenes” information, and pray that God will use our witness for His own glory.

33 min. vid:

Audio [pending]:


Here is the seven minute Dr. Drew HLN after-show:

After-show: We had a diverse group of guests weigh in on the #transgender conversation on tonight’s show. Here are the points that stuck out most for them — what stuck out for you?

Posted by Dr. Drew HLN on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Video & Post-Interview Thoughts of James White on the Dr. Drew Show discussing Bruce Jenner

Yesterday, James White was asked to be on CNN’s Dr. Drew show to discuss the Bruce Jenner story. Here are some video clips from it:

Here are his tweets during the interview:

James White’s “quick review” of the interview:

Up early and I teach till almost 10pm at Phoenix Seminary tomorrow evening, so I will be brief.

white drewWhat passes for “discussion” in our culture would be laughable if it was not responsible for the utter degradation of our nation’s moral and ethical fabric. When Dr. Drew said that the conversation taking place was one of the deepest on TV he knew of, I almost laughed out loud. There wasn’t the slightest bit of depth in anything that was being said. Anyone trained in even the most rudimentary forms of logic, rationality, or critical thought would recognize that the conversation on the panel was made up of unreflected upon assertions, nothing more. There was no understanding shown of the foundations upon which those assertions were being made. And that is our culture today.

Secularists are slaves to their worldview. Christians are slaves to their worldview. The difference is, we know it, choose it, and see all of creation in light of that worldview. Because we have the mind of Christ we are able to enter into those other worldviews and demonstrate their bankruptcy and inconsistency. The secularist cannot even begin to think beyond the boundaries of his/her commitment to personal autonomy, and as a result, cannot engage in any meaningful worldview dialogue or debate, and does not even see the benefit in so doing.

I would love to invite Samantha Schacher, who could not allow the words “God” or “Jesus” to pass without uttering deep sighs of disgust, and who was given a free shot at me without my being given even a moment to respond (it was a painfully obvious audience play), to join me on the Dividing Line: no network breaks, even time, serious conversation.

Only got two sound bites in, really: Jesus is the Son of God who rose from the dead, so He has final authority in this issue. And, Jesus is not my crutch, He is Lord of all.


Update June 5, 2015: James White talks about this at the beginning of yesterday’s Dividing Line podcast:

Audio [mp3]:

Video:


UPDATE June 11, 2015: My Full Response to the Dr. Drew “After Show” Video

Audio:

Video:


Update June 24, 2015: Dr. James White vs. Dr. Drew on Apologia TV:

New Book: ‘Going Beyond the Five Points: Pursuing a More Comprehensive Reformation’ feat. Barcellos, Waldron, Blackburn, R. Martin, Ventura, White

Out now as previously announced:

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Going Beyond the Five Points:
Pursuing a More Comprehensive Reformation

By Dr. Richard C. Barcellos,  Dr. Sam Waldron, Earl M. Blackburn,  Dr. Robert Martin

General Editor: Rob Ventura

[AMZ: $25/£16.34 SGCB: $17.50 RR: $17 | Kindle: $4.99/£3.23]

Description:

In recent years, a doctrinal shift has taken place among believers so great that even the secular press has taken notice. Christians across denominational lines are laying hold of the biblical truth of God’s electing love and saving grace in Christ, commonly called “Calvinism.” For many, this marks the beginning of a deeper study into the whole counsel of God in Scripture. A thirst to be thoroughly biblical in all areas of life is driving a more comprehensive present-day reformation beyond the famous “five points.” This book captures the voices of seasoned Reformed pastors graciously guiding and encouraging Christ’s beloved sheep to press on and to seek the “old paths, where the good way is” (Jer. 6:16). In this anthology you will be instructed concerning the abiding relevance of the Ten Commandments, God-centered worship, the masterful unfolding of God’s great plan of redemption through divine covenants, the identity, nature, and work of the church, and the help that confessions of faith lend to our grasp of God’s glorious Word.

Table of Contents:

Contributors

Editor’s Preface | Rob Ventura

Foreword | Dr. James White

Chapter 1 – The Ten Commandments and the Christian | Dr. Richard C. Barcellos

Chapter 2 – The Regulative Principle | Dr. Sam Waldron

Chapter 3 – Covenant Theology | Earl Blackburn

Chapter 4 – The Church | Earl Blackburn

Chapter 5 – The Legitimacy and Use of Confessions of Faith | Dr. Robert Paul Martin

Endorsements:

Fred MaloneThe rediscovery of “the doctrines of grace” among Baptists during the last sixty years has thrilled my heart! However, this welcome advance does not make a reformation. The further necessary questions of “what is the church?…how should we worship God?…what is Christ like living?…” stand before us still, begging for biblical reformation. Going Beyond the Five Points provides clear biblical direction for reforming churches today. Barcellous’ defense of the Ten Commandments for Christian living under grace is unassailable. Blackburn’s chapters on Covenant Theology and the doctrine of the church are indispensable to Baptist reformation. Waldron’s explanation of the Regulative Principle is greatly needed by Baptists to remind us of our foundational principle which needs renewed application to worship and government. Martin’s persuasive defense of why Baptists need confessions of faith today is irrefutable. To gather them together as Ventura has done provides a classic standard for further Baptist reformation today. Baptist pastors, students, and church members need to study this book to understand what it means to build biblical and Reformed Baptist churches today for the glory of Christ.

Dr. Fred A. Malone, Senior Pastor First Baptist Church Clinton, Louisiana


Pastor Jim SavastioGoing Beyond the Five Points is a wonderful pastoral resource to give to any brother or sister in Christ who has begun the journey of better understanding the doctrines of grace. If the Five Points are the appetizer for the hungry believer, these essays will provide a rich and satisfying main course to guide them in a deeper understanding of the truth.

Jim Savastio, Pastor of Reformed Baptist Church of Louisville, Kentucky


Jeremy WalkerSome truths lie close to the surface, others require more digging. In the substance of this book, you will profit from the groundbreaking labours of others, men who have begun to turn over the soil in order to expose the consequences and applications of a thorough embrace of God’s sovereign grace displayed in the salvation of his people, considered not just individually but together. Readers willing to put in the effort will find much to ponder and much from which to profit.

Jeremy Walker, Pastor of Maidenbower Baptist Church in Crawley, England

Details:

Print Length: 260 pages
Text-to-Speech: Enabled [Kindle]

June 26-29, 2015 “Not Ashamed” Building Tomorrow’s Church Conf. feat. James White & James Renihan in Flagstaff, AZ.

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Building Tomorrow’s Churchbtc motto (BTC) is a one of a kind conference geared towards Reformed Baptist young adults—singles and married couples, ages 18 to 30-something—who desire to learn more about the importance of the local church and how to serve Christ through it. It is vital that today’s young adults continue in the building of Christ’s kingdom through evangelizing sinners and edifying the saints. The goal of BTC is to see this generation of young people filled with a sincere enthusiasm for strengthening the body of Christ by pursuing godly living and actively participating in Christian service.

Dates | Location

June 26-June 29 (Friday-Monday)

Northern Arizona University (NAU)
Flagstaff, Arizona

Theme

“Not Ashamed: Standing for Truth in a Fallen World”

Dr. Jim Renihan Talks About BTC15 Theme [1 min. vid.]:

Speakers

Dr. James RenihanDr. Jim Renihan
Pastor, Christ Reformed Baptist Church, Vista, CA
Dean & Professor of Historical Theology at the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies at Westminster Seminary, Escondido, CA

James WhiteDr. James White
Director, Alpha and Omega Ministries, Phoenix, AZ
Elder, Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church, Phoenix, AZ

Registration | Pricing

Registration: $225 per person
(ends Monday, June 1, 11:59pm AZ time)

  • Registration includes 4 nights of lodging (Friday – Sunday), 8 meals (Friday dinner – Monday breakfast), and on-campus activities.

  • Check-in begins at 4:00 PM on Friday. Check-out is at 11 AM on Monday.

  • Please note: All attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements!

Register before June 1, 2015

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Here is some info from previous years to help you learn more about what these folks are all about:

Here is David Giarrizzo who is the founder and coordinator of the conference giving us the 411 on the 2013 conference. You can listen to it here [5 min.]:

Here is an eight minute video of David Giarrizzo giving an intro to the 2012 conference:

“Which soteriological view is taught in Romans 9?” James White vs. Leighton Flowers debate VIDEO now online

Update May 15, 2015: Best footage and in broken up in sections can be found in the following playlist:


Video from the debate is now online from two different sources: First Video of Romans 9 Debate Posted [video]:

Also from Red Grace Media [video}:

Here is the original post on this debate with updates from the week:
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Rich Pierce @ Alpha & Omega Ministries:

flowers debateWhile this is definitely an interesting exchange, it is not a very good debate. The topic was supposed to involve both sides presenting a positive exegesis of Romans 9 so that the audience could compare and decide for themselves. Professor Flowers chose to make a presentation on Total Depravity (which was the topic he had originally suggested), and then make some surface-level comments about how his position would be relevant to particular sections of Romans 9. Hence, the formal debate was basically uncontested, but the secondary debate (total depravity) was only partially contested, as James did not get to make a positive presentation on the topic. Despite this (all too common) problem, the discussion is very useful in comparing Reformed theology and exegesis with what calls itself “traditionalist” Southern Baptist views.

The audio can be purchased for $7.50/$9.00 here.


Update May 12, 2015: James White gave his report on the debate in a portion on today’s Dividing Line [video | mp3]

He also posted his Final Observations on the Leighton Flowers Discussion (With Addendum).


Here are some pictures from the debate via social media:

“Which soteriological view is taught in Romans 9?” James White vs. Leighton Flowers debate AUDIO & VIDEO now online

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Rich Pierce @ Alpha & Omega Ministries:

flowers debateWhile this is definitely an interesting exchange, it is not a very good debate. The topic was supposed to involve both sides presenting a positive exegesis of Romans 9 so that the audience could compare and decide for themselves. Professor Flowers chose to make a presentation on Total Depravity (which was the topic he had originally suggested), and then make some surface-level comments about how his position would be relevant to particular sections of Romans 9. Hence, the formal debate was basically uncontested, but the secondary debate (total depravity) was only partially contested, as James did not get to make a positive presentation on the topic. Despite this (all too common) problem, the discussion is very useful in comparing Reformed theology and exegesis with what calls itself “traditionalist” Southern Baptist views.

The audio can be purchased for $7.50/$9.00 here.


Update May 12, 2015: James White gave his report on the debate in a portion on today’s Dividing Line [video | mp3]

He also posted his Final Observations on the Leighton Flowers Discussion (With Addendum).


Update May 13, 2015: First Video of Romans 9 Debate Posted [video]:


Update May 31, 2015: 174 min. audio now available from SermonAudio [mp3]:


Here are some pictures from the debate via social media:

What does it mean when the Bible says “you are gods”? James White answers

mormon broJesus quotes the Psalmist and declared “you are gods” (John 10:34; Psalm 82:6). What does that mean? James White explains:

The use of this passage in LDS literature is widespread. “I said, you are gods” is used to substantiate the idea of a plurality of gods, and men becoming gods. Yet, even a brief review of the passage demonstrates that such is hardly a worthy interpretation, and some of the leading LDS apologists today avoid trying to press the passage that far, and for good reason. The unbelieving Jews seen in this passage, with murder in their hearts, are hardly good candidates for exaltation to godhood. What is more, the Lord Jesus uses the present tense when He says, “You are gods.” So, obviously, He is not identifying His attackers as divine beings, worthy of worship by their eventual celestial offspring! What, then, is going on here?

Read his answer from pages 155-158 from his book “Is the Mormon my Brother?”


Update May 7, 2015: Here is another pastor’s view of this.

 

Now online: James White v. Thomas Norris “The church would have been better off without the Reformation” [2 hour VIDEO]

The debate that took place yesterday [April 15, 2015] on live TV is now archived online for your viewing pleasure:

Reformation Debate White Norris

RevelationTV:

Rev.Dr. Thomas Norris, Priest of the Diocese of Ossory, will debate the motion, ¨The Church would have been better off without the Reformation¨ with Dr. James White, of Alpha & Omega Ministries, Phoenix, AR.

Here is the debate promo [30 sec. vid]:

You can watch the debate at the links below:

 

Voddie Baucham & James White answer questions regarding homosexuality & abortion + more [5 short Wretched TV clips]

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Voddie Baucham & James White

Wretched TV – with Todd Friel” has featured some clips from their daily update archive, over the past several weeks, featuring Voddie Baucham and James White.

Below are the clips with timeline:

James White’s scary 5 year prediction for the church [7 min. vid.]:

  • 0:00 – 2:10 “Where do you see the church, with its relationship to the government in five years regarding the issue on homosexuality?”
  • 2:11 – 4:20 “[W]here do you see the relationship of Christianity, specifically the local church now, in ten years with the state?”
  • 4:21 – 6:27 “Is there anything that the Evangelical Christian who is hearing this can do?”


Three types of homosexuals??? [4 min. vid.]:

  • 0:00 – 0:29 “Would you stand on a platform with… a Mormon, with a Rabbi, with a Imam to talk about the importance of coming together on the life issue or the marriage issue?”
  • 0:30 – 4:03  “There are three types of homosexuals…  [the first two groups] are not the enemy… and they are actually the harvest field therefore I show them love?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3w63rN5Jsc


Voddie Baucham and Scott Kluesendorf: Should Christians be incrementalists re. abortion? [5 min. vid.]:

  • 0:00 – 1:34 What would Voddie say to the person who insist “No incrementalism, it’s everything or nothing!”?
  • 1:35 – 3:20 “What do you say then to the person who responds, “Incrementalism? We don’t do that with other forms of murder. We don’t do that with rape. ‘Hey, we’re against rape BUT we’ll take this piece of legislation that doesn’t completely outlaw it…'”?
    • 3:28 – 4:56 Scott Kluesendorf continues to answer the above


Voddie Baucham and Scott Kluesendorf: Should we publicly display pictures of aborted babies? [4 min. vid.]:

  • 0:27 – 1:24 Scott Kluesendorf answers
  • 1:25 –  2:37 Voddie Baucham answers


Voddie Baucham and James White: Should we call people who have had abortions “murderers?” [3 min. vid.]:

  • 0:35 – 2:02 James White answers
  • 2:20 – 3:46 Voddie Baucham answers

Q&A with James White on Theonomy, Gay Christians, Islam, Covenants, Baptism, Cults + more [AUDIO]

Last week (March 25, 2015) Dr. James White did a Q&A at Sovereign Grace Family Church.

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Although the event said he would be answering question on Islam and Christian Baptism the questions were much more varied.

Audio Timeline & Links:

Christopher Arnzen
Christopher Arnzen

• 00:00 – 03:54 Intro by Chris Arnzen (he fills us in that Iron Sharpens Iron will be relaunched in 3-4 weeks!)

• 03:55 – 10:16 James White’s opening words on focusing on Christ not any “celebrity” (here is the video he mentions “James White’s scary 5 year prediction for the church“)

• 10:17 – 18:51  “Do you believe Theonomy to be a heresy…?” (here is his “Holiness Code for Today” series that he mentions)

Justin Lee & James White Debate
Justin Lee & James White Debate

• 18:52 – 25:17 “How should we approach gays who call themselves Christians?” (here is the debate mentioned Debate: Can You Be Gay & Christian? – James White & Justin Lee)

• 25:18 – 29:00 “When a homosexual says, ‘We all have our pet sin’ how do you approach that?”

• 29:01 – 30:49 “While many Christians speak of it being a reality that same-sex attraction exist amongst truly born-again people, why is it that very few dare to say the same of some of the abominations recorded in the Scriptures such as bestiality and necrophilia?”

• 30:50 – 34:47 “What part, if any, do you believe that Islam plays in the end times?”

• 34:48 – 41:31 “If you agree that the Abrahamic Covenant is a covenant of promise to believers and their children and is an eternal covenant, so how is the New Covenant any different?”

Steven Anderson & James White
Steven Anderson & James White

• 41:32 – 45:49 “In an interview with a King James Only guy you made the comment about Paul quoting an Old Testament variant… would you please comment on how that would affect the Word of God being perfect.” (here is the interview that was being discussed with Steve Anderson)

• 45:50 – 51:38 “How great of a danger do you see presented by the ‘Prosperity Gospel’ as compared to other religious or spiritual movements?”

TrinityShield_300• 51:39 – 55:22 “How or should we condemn Unitarianism and Modalism as damnable heresy even if it maintains a view of Christ’s deity when at the same time many Christian apologist recognize that the majority of Evangelicals in the pew could not Biblically define the Trinity without slipping into a Modalist [or Unitarian] example.”

• 55:45 – 64:00 “How would you teach the best way to approach a Muslim with the Gospel? …”

Audio:

65 Minute Audio [MP3]:

Mar. 25, 2015 “Answering Questions on Islam & Christian Baptism” feat. Dr. James White in Jacksonville, FL.

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Sovereign Grace Family Church:

Dr. James White is coming to Sovereign Grace Family Church to answer questions regarding Islam and Christian Baptism. The doors will open at 8:15 am and the service will begin at 9:00 am.

Solid Ground Christian Book store will be on site selling books before and after the service. Coffee will be served prior to service at 8:15 am.

All are welcome to hear Dr. White’s presentation.


See all upcoming events.