PODCAST: Eric Mason Calls James White Racist for Calling Black Churches Theologically Unsound (BCNN 10.11.19)

According to The Christian Post, Bible expert Eric Mason has slammed fellow scholar James White for making what he argues is a “racist” claim that black churches are “especially” theologically unsound when compared to churches of other ethnic groups. White said in the clip posted by Mason: “What struck me was there is in a sense — oh boy am I gonna get in trouble for this — in many churches of whatever ethnic mix, there is an anti-intellectualism, an anti-church history-ism, there is an anti-theology-ism, there is an anti-Bible translation, Bible transmission-ism, and it’s seen in the fact that it’s almost never addressed … but it’s especially true in black churches. It’s just the reality. The idea of sound doctrine, church history, there are so few.” White, director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, in Phoenix, Arizona, refuted the claim and is pushing back against what he calls a “slanderous misuse” of his comments by Mason. Prominent conservative civil rights activist and pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas, Dwight McKissic, also condemned White’s comments on Twitter as racist, saying: “John MaCarthur, printed a similar opinion in a book. James White has boldly stated his false, uninformed & racist thoughts concerning the Black Church. Disappointed, but not surprised. Eric Mason has a great rebuttal to this false characterization on his Facebook page.”

According to CBN News, The American Bible Society has given away 6,000 Bibles around the world to Kanye West fans in less than two weeks – for free. After the rapper released his new album “Jesus is King,” the society saw a large spike in Google searches like “What does Kanye believe?” The album hit number one across the major music genres, with each song landing in Billboard’s Hot 100. Kanye has rocked the entertainment world by openly sharing his radical faith transformation and helping to lead thousands to Christ in the process. The American Bible Society promised to send a free Bible to any curious Kanye fan that wanted to learn more about his decision to follow Christ. At first, the offer was for 1,000 free Bibles until October 30, but the demand was so strong the society has extended the offer until November 22.

According to The Christian Post, Muslim Fulani herdsmen have released six girls and two staff members kidnapped from a Christian-run high school in north-central Nigeria after torture and payment of a ransom. Nearly a month after abducting the girls and staff members at gunpoint from Engravers’ College in Kakau Daji village, Chikun County near Kaduna city, their Muslim captors released them late last month, one of the girls’ parents told Morning Star News. Ohemu Fredrick said: “Several people prayed in churches and mosques. Through their prayers, God brought us help. God used a former governor of Kaduna state to assist us.” Fredrick did not disclose the former governor’s name or the ransom amount but revealed the former official offered the children and staff members free medical treatment.

According to CBS 4, A man wanted by police in connection with the kidnapping of 19-year-old Aniah Haley Blanchard, the stepdaughter of UFC star Walt Harris, was arrested in Florida overnight. Ibraheem Yazeed was apprehended in Escambia County, western Florida. Yazeed, who already faces kidnapping and attempted murder charges in a different case, now faces a charge of first-degree kidnapping. Blanchard, the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight star Walt Harris, was reported missing by her family on October 24. The Southern Union State Community College student was last seen in Auburn, Alabama, and police later found her damaged car at an apartment complex in Montgomery about 55 miles away. The vehicle wasn’t damaged before she went missing, authorities said. Investigators said evidence from Blanchard’s vehicle determined she had been harmed — and new evidence shows Yazeed was at the same location as Blanchard on the day she disappeared.

According to USA Today, Thousands of flights were canceled or delayed, some areas struggled under more than a foot of snow and more than 200 million people faced a freezing forecast Tuesday as a historic Arctic air mass swept across much of the nation. Bitter cold temperatures were reported from the Canadian border to South Texas. The freeze was moving east, headed for a swath from New England to Florida. Chicagoans awoke to single digits, a few inches of snow and a forecast high of 20 degrees that would smash the city’s record for the date by 8 degrees. That’s after an American Eagle flight slid off a runway Monday while landing at O’Hare International Airport. No injuries were reported. The National Weather Service in Chicago warned that the combination of air temperatures and blustery northwest winds had sent wind chills below zero.

According to The Associated Press, Police searching for a 5-year-old Florida girl who was reported missing last week by her mother, who said the girl disappeared from home overnight, found human remains in rural Alabama, authorities said Tuesday. The team looking for Taylor Rose Williams found a body, according to a statement issued by police in Demopolis, Alabama. The remains were located in a wooded area between two towns in Marengo County, located about 100 miles west of Montgomery, police said. The child was reported missing from her Jacksonville, Florida, home last Wednesday. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams has said Taylor’s mother, Brianna Williams, hasn’t spoken with investigators since that day.

According to CNBC, Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, has already seen 10 million sign-ups since launching Tuesday, the company announced Wednesday. Disney’s new streaming service launched Tuesday with some technical errors that prevented some users from connecting with the service. But that didn’t stop customers from flooding the sign-up page. At $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year, Disney+ is significantly cheaper than competitors such as Netflix, which charges $12.99 for its most popular standard HD plan.

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In closing, remember, God loves you. He always has and He always will. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” If you don’t know Jesus as your Saviour, today is a good day to get to know Him. Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose from the dead for you. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart and He will. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

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