It was interesting. I would definitely recommend it. Stafford is one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ best apologists, for those of you who don’t know. The subject of the debate was: Is Jesus God or a god?
Overall, I think it was a toss-up; it could have gone either way. White presented the classical Christian belief that Jesus is eternally God. Stafford presented the view that Jesus is God’s first-begotten, and the most highly exalted creature, but he is not co-eternal with God. White did well in explaining how the worship of the lamb in Revelation would be impermissible if Jesus were not God.
I don’t think that White did as well under cross-examination, as I would have liked. Stafford was questioning White on John 17:3, when Jesus said that God the Father is the only true God. Stafford asked, “If God the Father is the one identified as the only true God, and that’s monotheism, on what basis do you change the categorization of the Father as the only true God by Jesus?” White responded, “because I don’t read read into his statements the implicit Unitarianism that you do.” To me, that’s begging the question.
Anyone else have any thoughts?