Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Non-Debate

There was to be a debate between 4 prominent Baptist leaders regarding the issue of Calvinism. The debate was set up to be James White and Thomas Ascol (affirming Calvinism) debating Ergun and Emir Caner (denying Calvinism, and I believe all 5 points). Well, to make a long story short, the debate didn't happen.

You can get the story from Dr. White's perspective here, or you can get Dr. Caner's perspective here. It seems (for whatever motivation) that one side was dragging its feet in getting everything setup not to mention just being upfront and honest. In some of the correspondence between these parties (you can find the links the e-mail correspondences here) Dr. White repeatedly asked if the Caners considered him a brother in Christ. Dr. White had referred to them as brethren in his e-mails but noticed that the sentiment was not be reciprocated. He asked numerous times and received no response. How sad.

Anyway, the real reason behind this post was that I found a video called "The Unofficial Caner/White/Ascol Debate Video" that I found very enjoyable. The bed music is...heavier than some enjoy, but I have to tell you - I loved it. The montage of pictures and the syncing them up with the music is done pretty well too.

Well, I hope you enjoy it. I sure did.


Jeff said...

This was an interesting video. I think I have read a book by the same James White from this video (The King James Only Controversy).

I grew up in a fundamentalist Baptist church that said the KJV was divinely inspired and all other versions were bogus, so I when I found his book I read it with great interest. Now I use the NASB unless I need to reference the Apocrypha.

As you can guess I am not a fan of White's anti-Catholic work, but I thought his KJV controversy book was great.

EJ said...

The KJV only controversy issue is what first drew me to his work as well.

What - specifically - about his Protestant apologetics against Catholic apologists are particularly anti-Catholic?

The NASB is my translation of choice too.

By the way, did you read my latest response on Danny's blog regarding the faith only issue (under the Luther poster post)? If you would like to post your comments here regarding that, I would gladly like to continue this discussion.

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