In January this year, Christian apologist Dr. James White engaged in a Christian-Muslim “dialogue” with a Muslim scholar Dr. Yasir Qadhi over two nights. The venue for the first night was an Evangelical church, Grace Church, in Memphis USA and the second night the venue was a mosque.
We disagree with “Christian-Muslim dialogues” just as we disagree with “Christian-Mormon dialogues” or Christian-Roman Catholic dialogues” ad infinitum.
There is no dialogue to be had with those who worship false gods and idols and an Evangelical Christian church should never host such gatherings nor should Bible-believing Christians ever speak in a mosque or a Mormon Tabernacle or Mormon University (as Ravi Zacharias and Al Mohler have done.)
In so doing, White, Mohler and Zacharias confer a respectability and a credibility on false religions which they do not deserve and have not earned.
Dr. James White brooks no criticism (it seems,) yet criticism and rebuke for his “dialogue” with a Muslim has come thick and fast and we now add our voices to those rebuking him.
On a recent “Dividing Line” episode, he condemned his Evangelical Christian critics with outrageous statements describing them as “mirror images” of the so-called “jihadis.”
Here is an ad verbatim quote from James White about Christians who (he says) think that
“You need to be a fire-breathing, bomb-throwing whatever.” (in their dealings with Muslims) and he did not make it clear that when he spoke of “bomb-throwing” he was speaking figuratively.
He continued with, “….the sad fact of the matter is, you’ve got the jihadis over there and then the people who are always trying to respond to them end up becoming their mirror image.” (end of quote)
Let that sink in. James White is saying that Christians who do not agree with his “lovey-dovey” approach to Muslims are mirror images of Muslim beheaders and bombers!
Another shocking revelation has come to light regarding James White’s “soft-on-Islam” approach to the devious Dr. Yasir Qadhi i.e they watched Monty Python together.
Monty Python was a vulgar “comedy” series in the UK and they also made a blasphemous film called “The Life of Brian” which mocked the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus. A song from the vile film is called “Always look on the bright side of life,” and the Muslim Dr. Qadhi quoted this song title during his dialogue with James White seconds after he had “let the cat out of the bag” i.e revealed his and James White’s liking for Monty Python.
James White’s response to this startling revelation was to place his finger over his mouth and say “shush.” He made no response whatsoever when Yasir Qadhi quoted the title of the vile song though he surely knew it was from the blasphemous mock crucifixion scene in “The Life of Brian.”
Here is a link to the whole sorry business. Skip to 7 mins 50 seconds and watch until 8 mins 23 seconds to hear about their liking for Monty Python. Also note that within this time frame, Dr. Qadhi says of James White that “he’s not fully there yet.”
To which we would ask, “not fully where yet,” Dr. Qadhi? Sounds like he is speaking of someone who is moving in the direction in which the Muslim scholar wants to see.
Just where is James White headed?