Wednesday, October 28, 2009

James R. White: King James Only Gone Wild!: A Response to the Scheduled Bible & Book Burning in North Carolina

MP3 Available Here

James R. White, author of "The King James Only Controversy", founder & director of Alpha & Omega Ministries , a theologically Reformed Christian apologetics ministry based in Phoenix, AZ, will address the theme: "King James Only Gone Wild!: A Response to the Scheduled Bible & Book Burning in North Carolina".

Pastor Marc Grizzard of
Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, NC , has scheduled a "Halloween Book Burning" this Saturday during which, according to their web site, in addition to books by popular authors: "We are burning Satan's bibles like the NIV, RSV, NKJV, TLB, NASB, NEV, NRSV, ASV, NWT, Good News for Modern Man, The Evidence Bible, The Message Bible, The Green Bible, ect..."

While our guest today, Dr. James R. White, does not endorse the use of all of these versions listed above, nor does he have high esteem for all of the authors of books planned to be tossed into the fire this Saturday, he will respond to this kind of activity and the mindset that would lead to such an event as this, especially in light of the fact he considers some of these versions to be excellent, and that some of the authors of books scheduled to be burned are men Dr. White would highly recommend.

Pastor Marc Grizzard, host of the Bible & Book Burning, has been invited to participate in our broadcast and this was his reply:

Hello Chris,
You are asking for a debate, but must be lacking Bible knowledge. In Romans 1:28-29 Paul said, " And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers," I realize a so-called Bible "scholar" like Mr. White will say different, because his perversions have removed the word "debate." Mr. White does not believe the King James Bible is the preserved, inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God. He may have the save vocabulary, but he uses a different dictionary. He is a liberal, compromiser, and a heretic as far as I'm concerned. The fact is, he has abandoned the Word of God. "LET GOD BE TRUE BUT EVERY MAN; A LIAR!

For you to have someone to come on your show that questions the Word of God, corrections it, adds to it, doubts it, lies about it, and removes it, does not say much for you or your so-called Christian radio station.
Pastor Marc Grizzard

In addition to his labors for the furtherance of the Kingdom of Christ with Alpha & Omega Ministries, Dr. James R. White is a professor, having taught Greek, Systematic Theology, and various topics in the field of apologetics. He has authored or contributed to more than twenty books, including "The King James Only Controversy", "The Forgotten Trinity", "The Potter's Freedom: A Defense of the Reformation & A Rebuttal of Norman Geisler's 'Chosen But Free'", "Dangerous Airwaves: Harold Camping Refuted & Christ's Church Defended" and "The God Who Justifies" (see a complete list of Dr. White's available works here).

He is an accomplished debater, having engaged in more than fifty moderated, public debates with leading proponents of Roman Catholicism, Liberal Protestantism, Homosexual Activism, Oneness Pentecostalism, Islam, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Mormonism, in addition to having collegial, "in-house" debates with friends & brothers in Christ over issues ranging from the biblical subjects of baptism to the doctrines of Calvinism.

He is an elder of the
Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church, has been married to Kelli for more than twenty-two years, and has two children, Joshua and Summer. Listen to Dr. White's live, call-in Internet program "The Dividing Line" at

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