Monday, April 28, 2014

Challenge Denied

Norman Geisler at has an article on how ICBI is not for the birds. One great aspect he has about a web site he runs is unlike other blogs ran by others, he can control the content. Now of course, he controls what he writes and puts up there which is well and good. Every web site owner has that, but he also has the great benefit of deleting comments that he doesn't like!

On September 12th, 2011, my ministry partner, J.P. Holding put up this challenge to Geisler on his blog.

My friend, Greg Masone, put the challenge up on Geisler's Facebook page to see if Geisler would respond to it.

Geisler chose to respond to Greg. He deleted the post and had Greg banned from the page.

Now that is up, we thought we'd try and see what would happen. J.P. Holding and myself both posted on ICBI Inerrancy is not for the Birds.

First, JPH posted.

Did you not see that on the blog page itself? Go take a look here and surely you'll find it.

That's funny. It's not there.

Okay. Well I went and posted the challenge as well.

And well, wouldn't you know it? That's not there either.

I have also been informed that Carlos Bovell who is posting there has had his comments deleted as well.

So why is it that Geisler is so resisting challenges to his position and determining who can and cannot speak at his site?

Could it be that he doesn't think he can win the challenge to the position he's staked his claim on?

In Christ,
Nick Peters


  1. Hi,

    Thanks for drawing my attention to your website. Just to be clear, I'm not interested in posing a challenge. I'm not looking for a showdown. (Others may choose to do so if they wish.)

    I simply posted two comments at the end of our discussion (which I initially thought didn't go through, but it looks rather like they've been deleted) that were variations of the following:

    carlos bovell says:
    April 28, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    To Mr. Geisler,

    There are loving and there are unloving ways to defend historic orthodoxy. I urge you to cherish love, Mr. Geisler.

    Grace and peace,

  2. Especially since one of his books I found helpful way back when it was first published by Zondervan in 1981 was The Christian Ethic of Love.