This Dividing Line Program by Dr. James White is in 3 sections:
- The Mount of Transfiguration – Matthew 17:1-8 (see also in Mark 9:1-8 and Luke 9:28-36)
Dr. White makes some very interesting points here. Why Moses and Elijah? Usually we understand Moses to represent the law and Elijah the prophets. There is a lot of validity to that. But also, Dr. White goes back to Exodus 33, where Moses prays to God, “Show me Your glory!” (Exodus 33:18) and God says, “you cannot see My face, for no one can see My face and live” (Exodus 33:20). By Moses seeing Jesus here on the Mount of Transfiguration, Moses finally got to see the face of God. And Elijah had to cover his face when God came in the gentle breeze in 1 Kings 19:12-13. Elijah also finally got to see the face of God.
“No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.” John 1:18 NASB (see John 1:1-5; and 1:14-18) Jesus revealed who God is, by becoming human, and other humans could then look upon God’s face.
“No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.” John 1:18, ESV
2. Dr. White spent some time talking about a certain internet troll.
3. Dr. White read the Second Century Proto-Evangelium of James, which shows that it was Gnostic tinged and heretical and was later used by the later early church and later by the Roman Catholic Church to dogmatically claim that Jesus “beamed out of” Mary and that she was a perpetual virgin, even in giving birth, that her hymen was not ruptured.