Debate: Can God Become a Man? (James White vs. Abdullah Kunde)

Let me tell you, this is a really good debate.  James white, of course, does a wonderful job clearly presenting the biblical case for the incarnation and the Deity of Christ.  Yet, you can tell that he’s not simply concerned about winning an argument; he’s there for a reason, and that reason is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and to make the gospel known for the salvation of his Muslim hearers.  Dr. White is passionate about what he does, first and foremost because he loves the Lord and His truth, and second, because he knows that defending and proclaiming the truth is the only way that these Muslims will come to repentance and faith, as the Spirit works through the word.  While Abdullah Kunde, an intelligent young guy, does demonstrate some misunderstandings of the Christian position, at the same time he has a genuine desire to understand the Christian position and accurately represent us.  This honesty and genuineness makes for a worthwhile debate.  Lastly, the thesis of the debate is central to the Christian faith and message – the incarnation of the Son of God – and for that reason Christians need to watch this and learn from White’s presentation.  Also, pass it along to any of your Muslim friends.  Before you watch the debate though, I recommend that you read John 1:1-18, Galatians 4:4-5, Philippians 2:5-11, and Hebrews 2:14-18.  These are a few key texts on the nature and significance of the incarnation, and they’ll help to prepare you for the debate.


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