In spite of Hank's best efforts to gang up on you, you
(through Scripture) smashed George Bryson's reasoning. I was
amazed at his lack of understanding of the Bible and his
refusal to address Genesis 50:20, his explaining away Rom.
8:7,8 with a "you don't need to see my papers" (Star Wars
reference) smokescreen, etc.
I hate that Hank allowed George to erect straw man after straw
man, commit logical fallacy after logical fallacy, and, worst
of all, not forcing him to use Scripture.
Great job of explaining John 6 in answering who decides whom
will be saved. Interestingly, George referred to Scripture to
answer this question, but never put these verses in context.
He gave no explanation of John 3, Eph 2, 1 Tim. 2, just states
that they prove his free-will position.
It was a 3 hour one-on-two whupping. Listening to it was much
like what I imagine a Shaq vs. Frodo and Sam match-up would
look like. For those with ears, this was a rout of epic
I am praising God that He used you to proclaim His truth and
correct those who contradict,
enjoyed your debate with Mr.. Bryson on CRI. I believe it was
really 2 on 1 with Hank trying to help George. Even though I
take Hank's perspective on the issue of Calvinism I think you
exhibited much better debate skills than George. I detect Hank
noticed this too. I don't know why George Bryson has been the
point man for these debates but there are times when he simply
doesn't seem to know terms or even Bible verses. I say these
things as someone who doesn't agree with your views and would
generally support George's/Hank's views on the matter. It
might have been better to have the debate just between you and
to say I think you did very well and glorified God in your
defense of scripture. I think anyone with an open mind and an
open Bible will notice the emotive elements and lack of
exegesis coming from Bryson and Hank. And it's sad that the
host of the show (who should be impartial) shows his
theological bias against Reformed theology by siding with the
other guest. But just like you mentioned a while back in one
of your debates with a Catholic apologist before a majority
Catholic audience, those with ears will hear the truth and
believe. God is well pleased with your efforts and in the long
run, it's all about Him anyway.
Good job, bro. Can't wait to see what becomes of all the folks
who are influenced by TPF.
The reason why I am writing this is to tell you that it was
obvious that you
were double teamed on the Bible Answer Man debate. There was
only one Bible
answer man there, because there was only one man sticking to
man was you, and I am hoping the whole listening audience
noticed that one
Biblical election always wins, because we always stick to the
Humansistic debaters always go to philosophy.
My encouragement to you, (sorry if I'm being pastorly) is
stick to the text,
stick to the text, stick to the text, and then use your
method that I read about somewhere once that you wrote on.
Man, you rock!
Blessings in Christ,
Excellent defense of sound reformed theology as you went at it
with CC G. Bryson & Hank H. on the Bible answer man show
yesterday! I look forward to hearing the rest of the program.
Oh, that the Lord would continue to bless your noble
Go James Go!!!
Thank you for your excellent efforts!
For the glory of God!
I would like
to commend Dr. White on his performance and demeanor during
the "debate" on the BAM. It was two on one and I noticed Hank
interrupting James quite a bit as well, but I thank you for
the poignant points and relevant responses to the questions at
hand. George and Hank did not afford the same. I hope this
serves as some form of encouragement for you and your team at
Alpha and Omega Ministries. Thank you for standing for the
truths in scripture and keep up the good work! No reply is
Hi I just
wanted to say that I was very inspired by the Lord with Mr.
White's defense of the Gospel on BAM. I had not realized how
really close to a reformation ourselves we are in since
psychology has taken over so much of the church today. Please
tell Mr. White the Lord is using him and his determination to
stick to the scriptures to motivate all of His children to
earnestly contend for the faith. We have tested scripture and
have been able to use his great example of exegesis to make
sure we teach our children the biblical languages and know the
extreme importance of treasuring God's precious Word. It
shines as strong today even as it did back in church History
hundreds of years ago w/ Wicklif, Huss, Luther and Calvin!
Tell him we love him we are praying for him and all of you who
make defending the faith possible for Mr. White. May Jesus
bless you in your hearts with how He feels about you this
I notice that Both Bryson and Hank, both whom I respect very
much, never answer your questions dealing with the text, i.e.
Gen:50 etc... They both, surprisingly, shift to philosophical,
emotional argumentation on every point. I wonder why even the
great orators of our day, like Hank and Bryson, refuse to deal
directly with the text. They always subvert to another
argument while never addressing the specific text or issue.
Anyway, keep plugging, and call them on it point blank, as you
do, when they refuse to deal with the text of Scripture.
I just had to declare you the winner of the debate on the
Man. The grace of God excites me so much and listening to the
message of grace is such a blessing. I always ask, "Why me and
There is no reason except grace. There is nothing good in me.
I didn't seek after
God. He sought me. I also appreciate that you used scripture
(or tried to).
Mr. Bryson just uses his own understanding of how he wants God
I'm not sure where Hank stands, but you defended your position
marvelously according to scripture. Thanks for brightening my
day. It really is the
I was making Christmas cookies while listening to the first
two hours on
the Internet. You made the tedious job go a lot faster. I
can't wait till 6
o'clock so I can listen to the last broadcast. God bless you.
Hi JAMES Just
wanted to say thanks for a fine job on the BAM show. I am
trying my best to be able to get where you are in apologetics
concerning the doctrines of grace. I'm impressed by how much
you know. It's so awesome, they always go for the emotion when
asked to answer exegetical questions. Your asking about Gen.
he answers with rape and murder. Mark Keiler uses some of your
debate on his show Word Pictures, and he brought that out
about Dave Hunt, you asked him about a verse, he comes back
with emotion and never answers you, and now I see it all the
time. And also the use 2nd Peter 3: 8 & 9, you'd think they'd
realize the Lords talking to believers, but everyone uses
May the Lords face shine on you
God bless, J
What an amazing job you did on BAM. The third and final night
was the nail in the coffin, so to speak, for Bryson and Hank.
It was more obvious than even the previous nights how
philosophical their answers were, and how they ran from your
questions. It became even more painfully obvious how shallow
their theology was when the last 2 callers asked their
questions. Not only did the answers become redundant and quite
ignorant, but Hank ended the show quickly when he knew the
"show was over" (pun intended).
All in all it was a victory for the true gospel and for our
Lord Jesus Christ. There were SO many people here in San
Antonio that were tuned in, and reacted the same as I did.
True colors were shown and truth was told. Praise God for you
James White. You kick serious butt brutha.
Over the weekend I was able to
listen to your wonderful defense of the faith on BAM. God
bless you! Your defense of God's sovereign purpose from
Gen. 50 was solid. Just this weekend I was able to use
your line of argument, from Scripture, with some friends
of mine. I am going to recommend this debate to some of my
synergistic friends and family members because I really
think you exposed the complete Scriptural voidness of
Bryson's position. When confronted with Scripture, all he
could do was tap dance around it and "move on the real
issue...", which, of course, was just a bunch of
man-centered reason and emotionally charged rhetoric.
Thank you for your ministry
and for defending the faith in this post-modern age. You
might never know, this side of heaven, how much your
ministry has impacted the lives of His people. My life has
been permanently changed for His glory by AOMIN's work!
We had to
work to find some negative ones, and while looking, got this
I recently finished
listening to the last installment of the BAM debate with you
and George Bryson. I also read your sample emails (were they
really representative? I didn't see one even partially
negative), and thought that while Hank did seem to side with
Bryson in the first hour, he certainly sided with you during
portions of the other two shows, so I think the charge of
"double-teaming" you is hardly accurate. Also, if I was to
score the debate, I would give round one (the first hour) to
George, declare the second one a draw, and give the third one
to you. Just my opinion.
One quick question. In the
final hour of the three shows, both you and Hank stated that
the bible unequivocally states "God created evil," but I never
heard a bible reference for that. Can you please tell me
where the bible says "God created evil"?
One gets tired of hearing the
same old tirads from those espousing reformed theology.
Too much time is spent arguing and fighting over the
Doctines of DIS-Grace. It seems to me that while millions
are going to a Christless eternity never hearing the
Gospel, individuals like yourselves are more interesting
in arguing amongst yourselves concerning doctrinal issues
rather than preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am
sure we are all going to be surprised when we find some of
our Arminian friends in glory. It is just like the
Arminian said to the Calvinist, "If we didn't win them to
the Lord you wouldn't have anyone to work on!"
Thanks for standing "firm in the faith." It is obvious
that those who build on Scripture and consistent biblical
exegesis will ever be found standing firmly on the rock of
Truth, and not sinking in the quicksand of human
philosophy. The debate with Hank & George was yet another
sad example of the traditional, eclectic, inconsistent,
philosophical, proud, man-glorifying, God dishonoring, and
frankly idolatrous doctrine of free-will libertarianism.
The caricature of James recently posted on the web site is
a great and timely illustration (pardon the pun) of what
James' opponents usually debate against. I believe they
attack a distorted picture because the truth is to much
for them to surrmount. One would have hoped from more than
this from Hannegraaff and Bryson.
I have often equated witnessing to Mormons with attempting
to climb a wall of Jell-O. Every time you try to get a
Biblical foothold, you find yourself with a handful of
squish. Unfortunately Hank and George likewise resorted to
squish every time James tried to keep the discussion
biblical. Even with their tag-team effort, their
interruptions, their unwillingness to be biblical, and
their ultimate departure into humanistic philosophy, God's
sovereign grace was displayed. And as such, the prayers of
many of us who are deeply concerned with such things were
Several times when James pushed for an answer to a
specific text, Bryson disintegrated into shameless plugs
for his new book. I do suppose that this was a tad more
compelling than his answer to John 6 which James had posed
in their previous debate. After listening to George
Bryson's explanation of that text numerous times, I am
certain that even he does not understand what it was that
he was trying to say! He was obviously, and sadly, drawing
it out of thin (very thin) air as he went along. Tradition
is a formidable foe.
Why is it that libertarian free-willers catapult into
instant hocus-pocus, and eisegesis of relevant texts when
trying to answer to God's sovereignty? Because they are
fallen, clay-pots just as we all are...and but for His
magnificent grace we would all be doing the same thing. I
am thankful that our King has raised up men such as James,
and ministries such as this one to defend His True
character. He always has His people in place for such
times as these.
Keep up the good work James, Simon and the rest =). Many
people I know have come to life-changing experiences
regarding the LORD through your proclamation of the
doctrines of grace. Your "Theology and Apologetics"
seminar (Sunday school) tapes that I bought years ago
(which have been passed from hands to hands for the last 6
years) are essentially worn out! Praise God for using them
in such a profound way to bear much fruit for His glory!
Soli Deo Gloria!
Dear Dr. White,
Thank you again for your biblical defense of Reformed
doctrines and your concern for the glory of God.
When I was listening to your exegesis of specific passages
relating to the sovereignty of God on the BAM show
(Genesis 50, Acts 4, Isaiah 10) I was encouraged greatly.
I realized that the problem of evil cannot be explained
away fully but God has revealed his role in creation and
we dare not contradict His Word with fallible reason.
The differences in approach to this topic was plainly
seen. Bryson appealed to reason, you appealed to
Scripture. Bryson tried to explain away mysteries without
reference to the Bible, whereas you stated mysteries (like
where evil came from and its compatibility with
responsibility) in reference to God's infallible Word. One
side was concerned with philosophical paradigms, the
other, with what the text says.
In the first hour not one Bible verse was stated by Bryson
in defense of his position! (and when you mentioned
passages that pointed to the biblical faithfulness of the
other position, Bryson did not delve into the text but
instead appealed to emotion and reason by referring to
So thank you! I was looking forward to this debate more
than the Lord of the Rings movie opening. I knew it would
show a biblical view compared to purely philosophical one.
I am happy to send the tapes of the debate to my teacher
who has recently become interested in these doctrines and
their implications for Christian living.
Press on for truth and for God's glory,
Just writing to let you know what a stand-up job you did
in the BAM "debate" with George Bryson. The the two-finger
bracket is included because the atmosphere, particularly
in the first hour, was not one conducive to an open
exchange of ideas. Hank seemed to rather openly side
against the Calvinist stance or, at the very least, play a
strong devil's advocate for a non reformed position. He
did not challenge Mr. Bryson's assertions with anywhere
near the quickness and acuity he did yours. He put you on
the defensive but he more or less gave George a pass.
Negatively, this showed potential bias on his part
(unprofessional to say the least). Positively, it gave you
the opportunity to argue your position from scripture. And
you did just that! James, you did Martin, John and Charles
proud. As those great expositors knew, scripture is where
the doctrines of grace are to be found and it is from
scripture their defense must be erected. George (and Hank
unfortunately) repeatedly used philosophy and emotionalism
to not only attack your position but to build and defend
his own as well.
The vacuous and unbiblical nature of Mr. Bryson's argument
was made glaringly obvious when, in the third hour, he was
not able to answer a caller's request to scripturally show
who initiates the individual's salvation. You went right
to John 6 and he....well he made no sense frankly. This
was the winning stroke IMO. You clearly demonstrated
that just as the Reformers and their successors stood on
the scriptures to fight against the philosophical humanism
of Rome, Arminius and the Enlightenment in their day, so
to must we look only to the Good Book to oppose all the
similar vanities of our postmodern age.
Bravo, James, Bravo. May God continue to use you for a
long time to come.
Best regards and joyous Christmas blessings,
Dear Dr. White,
I am writing to you regarding the Bible Answer Man debate.
Loved it! I just wanted to add my two cents to the whole
"double team" issue. I personally think Hank was trying to
help good ole George. I agree that the Bible text was
never addressed. I often feel that your debates are won
due to the exegetical content that you use. At any rate,
at least you inspired me to read my Bible.