This short video proves that Brannon Howse, Janet Mefferd, Steve Camp, and others who have been attacking Dr. James White on his apologetic dialogue with Dr. Qadhi have been wrong.
(Camp and Mefferd’s comments taken from that show) (see at bottom for links of the initial dialogue between Dr. White and Dr. Qadhi.)
It is amazing that these Christians, brothers and sisters in the Lord, have been so vehement and over the top in their attacks on Dr. White, and the full videos of several hours have been right there for all to see and listen to; and yet they refused to give Dr. White the balance and credit of what he actually did do with this outreach to a Muslim scholar and the Muslims who were there and other Muslims who are willing to listen to the presentations that are on You Tube. This short video gets to the core main complaints of these folks (especially Mefferd and Camp) and proves them wrong.
“And according to Paul’s custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and giving evidence that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ.” And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, along with a large number of the God-fearing Greeks and a number of the leading women. ” Acts 17:2-4
“reasoned with them from the Scriptures” = διελέξατο αὐτοῖς ἀπὸ τῶν γραφῶν
διελέξατο – from διαλέγομαι – where we get the English word, “dialogue”. “reasoning” with people means listening to them, respecting them, and also giving our apologetic content on the Bible and truth of Christianity.
(see also Acts 18:4 and 19:8 – reasoning and persuading together.)
διανοίγων καὶ παρατιθέμενος = explaining and giving evidence
ἐπείσθησαν – persuaded. from peitho / πειθω – (see also 2 Corinthians 5:11 – “knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men . . . “; John 3:36 ( the negative of the word is used here, απειθω / apeitho, it is translated many times as “those those don’t obey” or “those who don’t believe”, but the real idea is, “those who refuse to be persuaded”)
For those that need to go back and see more of the background of this issue:
(see here for my report of the initial Brannon Howse and Worldview Weekend response.)
Other posts related to Sam Shamoun and Brannon Howse’s and other Christians objections: