Responding to the Critics

Can God Make Himself Understood?

Our title is taken from an article in the Christian Courier periodical edited by Wayne Jackson. Jackson is an outspoken critic of Covenant Eschatology, and is one of the few who have actually attempted to address the language of imminence in regard to the parousia, i.e. the coming of the Lord. Jackson holds the view of many, that prophetic time…

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Ice / Preston Debate

On June 30, 2002, Don K. Preston debated Thomas Ice, co-founder with Tim LaHaye, of the Pre-Trib Research Center, and Adjunct Professor at Liberty University. Topic of the debate was: The Great Commission: Fulfillment Past or Future? The debate was hosted by John Anderson of Lighthouse Ministries, and was carried on Anderson’s " Voice of Reason" radio show, on the…

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A Matter of Consistency: The Marriage of Christ Otherwise Known as Cates -vs- Dobbs

The opponents of Covenant Eschatology make all sorts of fanciful arguments and emotional charges against that paradigm. Rarely are those arguments thoughtful, logical, or consistent. Many times we hear, "If Christ came in A.D. 70 then according to Romans 8:18f Christians were bastards until then because according to you folks that is when the `manifestation of the Sons of God’…

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The Passion: My Take

Several have asked that I give my opinion on the movie, The Passion of the Christ. Over 70 members of our congregation went together to see the movie on opening night. My response to the movie? In a word, it is awesome! The first thing I have been asked is, is this movie Biblically accurate? In the main, yes, very…

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Review and Response to:Four Reasons Why I Cannot Believe The 70AD Doctrine #2

In my first response to Mr. Cougan Collins, I responded to several issues he raised, including the issue of the resurrection. We now continue our examination of the four points Mr. Collins raises in his article. Mr. Collins writes: "The 70 AD doctrine teaches that Jesus second coming and judgment was at the destruction of Jerusalem. I cannot accept this…

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