It takes a short video to cut through the accusations of Steve Camp and Janet Mefferd against Dr. White

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.

The Janet Mefferd Show with Steve Camp.

(Camp and Mefferd’s comments taken from that show)  (see at bottom for links of the initial dialogue between Dr. White and Dr. Qadhi.)

Dr. White’s refutation of  Steve Camp & Janet Mefferd on her show.

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 Scripturesexplaining 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.)

See here for part 1 with the full video of Dr. White and Dr. Yasir Qadhi. (and my questions and comments that I hope in the future is possible.)

Part 2 – full video – dialogue in a Mosque with Dr. Qadhi

Other posts related to Sam Shamoun and Brannon Howse’s and other Christians objections:

Answering Sam Shamoun’s objections regarding 1 and 2 John

2 John 9-11 in light of the Dialogue controversy.

2 John 9-11 Roundup

Does 2 John 9-11 forbid hospitality to unbelievers in our homes?

The way we American Christians come across to most Muslims.

About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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2 Responses to It takes a short video to cut through the accusations of Steve Camp and Janet Mefferd against Dr. White

  1. The video is a pro-James White propaganda piece. It uses selective quotes and repeats the mantra “There will be no compromise” over and over. It deliberately shows Janet Mefferd and Steve Camp on a shaky background to give the impression that they are on “shaky ground” with their condemnation of James White and his “interfaith dialogues.” This was very unfair treatment by the video maker who is obviously a fan of James White. The video does not change our opinion of those “dialogues” in any way. We are as opposed as ever and the video maker may find that his amateurish compilation has the opposite effect to what he intended.

    • Ken Temple says:

      You are entitled to your opinion, but you are wrong; and the evidence that the video maker culled together proved that Camp and Mefferd and others are wrong. You don’t seem to understand much about evangelism or outreach to totally unreached peoples from another religion and another culture.

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