Don K. Preston in an Up Coming Radio Debate
Covenant Radio, with sponsors Jeffrey McCormack and William Hill, will be hosting another debate, on May 22, 2008 at 7 PM EDT (6 PM CST).
The disputants for this debate will be Don K. Preston, who has engaged in debates on Covenant radio in the past, and Mr. Melvin Jones.
Mr. Jones has a BSEE from Tuskegee Institute 1974, and is of the Reformed/Monergistic persuasion. In his eschatology he is a premillennialist, and holds to a physical return of Jesus Christ. He teaches occasionally for the Standup Ministries (www.standupministry.com) through a web cast, and worships with Hillcrest Baptist Church, Temple Hills MD.
Mr. Jones is involved with the Website: www.pulpit-pimps.org a site that addresses the men and women who take advantage of the more vulnerable and ignorant members of the Body.
On the website, Mr. Jones gives the purpose and focus of his ministry in the following way:
"This site exists to do two things. First, I want to make you religious sloths angry enough to stop giving the pulpit pimps your hard earned money. You earned it and no one should be allowed to bilk you of it through religious blackmail.
Second, I want to equip those of you who still have more than three working brain cells with the information you need to fight the pimps and pimpettes’ gross distortions of Christianity and the Christian life.
I have grown weary of watching the church get devoured by the wolves and greedy men who want to benefit from the ignorance of their congregations. This site is my contribution to getting the Church back to where it belongs."
The debate with Mr. Jones came about due to one our regular visitors to this site, who had interacted with Mr. Jones and a related radio ministry. I was contacted, asking if I would be willing to debate someone from the ministry. I expressed my interest, but, the head of the ministry was not willing to engage me. However, Mr. Jones has stepped forward and the discussions will proceed. We appreciate his willingness to engage in these discussions, and feel that they will be profitable.
You can listen to the debate live, on www.Covenantradio.com on May the 22, at 7 Eastern time, 6 Central time.
Depending on the time available, there may be two propositions. Don K. Preston will affirm the following.
Resolved: The Bible teaches that the Second (i.e. final) coming of Christ occurred at the time of the fall of Jerusalem in A. D. 70.
: The Bible teaches that the Second (i.e. final) coming of Christ occurred at the time of the fall of Jerusalem in A. D. 70.
Don K. Preston: affirm
If time permits, Mr. Jones will also have an affirmative, which will be:
Resolved: The Bible teaches that due to Jewish unbelief and rejection of Jesus in the first century, the Davidic Kingdom was postponed until the Second Coming of Christ which will occur at the end of the current Christian age.
: The Bible teaches that due to Jewish unbelief and rejection of Jesus in the first century, the Davidic Kingdom was postponed until the Second Coming of Christ which will occur at the end of the current Christian age.
Melvin Jones: Affirm
Don K. Preston: Deny
We very much appreciate the opportunity to engage in these discussions, and express our appreciation to Jeff McCormack and William Hill for their good work on Covenant Radio.
Don K. Preston