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B09 (Dobbs-V-Preston) 4th Negative By Buster Dobbs

DOBBS’ 4TH RESPONSE My opponent claims Paul taught persecuted saints in Thessalonica would be "relieved" from tribulation in A. D. 70. He disregards the facts of history, which tell us the persecution of the church continued long after A.D. 70. Preston says this means the very people who were persecuted and the very people who did the persecuting would, (1)…

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B08 (Dobbs-V-Preston) 4th Affirmative by Don Preston

DOBBS-V-PRESTON WRITTEN DEBATEDON K. PRESTON’S FOURTH AFFIRMATIVE Submitted 3-29-06    Buster’s desperation is showing. He knows that if 2 Thessalonians 1 is A.D. 70,  that this falsifies his posit on 2 Peter 3. But, he simply claims, with no exegesis, Peter predicts a future event. In spite of Dobbs’ protestations, the facts remain:Paul wrote to living Christians, being persecuted.They were being…

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B06 (Dobbs-V-Preston) 3rd Affirmative By Don Preston

DOBBS-V-PRESTON WRITTEN DEBATEDON K. PRESTON’S THIRD AFFIRMATIVE SUBMITTED 3-15-06 Dobbs redefines thlipsis, claiming: Asome in Thessalonica who afflicted believers died before A. D. 70. Yet, Paul wrote, >it is righteous thing with God to recompense affliction (thlipsis) to them that afflict (thlibousin) you.’Since these afflicters did not receive affliction in this life, the affliction had to come after this life…

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B07 (Dobbs-V-Preston) 3rd Negative By Buster Dobbs

DOBBS-VS-PRESTON WRITTEN DEBATETHIRD NEGATIVE BUSTER DOBBS Preston teaches Jesus made his final return to earth in A. D. 70 — when a Roman army destroyed Jerusalem. He believes the heavens passed away with a great noise, fervent heat dissolved the earth, stars and sun and sea vanished (the new heaven and new earth appeared) about 2,000 years ago. His proposition…

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B05 (Dobbs-V-Preston) 2nd Negative By Buster Dobbs

DOBBS-VS-PRESTON WRITTEN DEBATESECOND NEGATIVE BUSTER DOBBS Preston says the Greek word thlipsis (affliction) is never used of hell. Never? Preston overlooks the fact that some in Thessalonica who afflicted believers died before A. D. 70. Yet, Paul wrote, Aif so be that it is righteous thing with God to recompense affliction (thlipsis) to them that afflict (thlibousin) you@ (2 Thess…

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B04 (Dobbs-V-Preston) 2nd Affirmative By Don Preston

DOBBS-VS-PRESTON WRITTEN DEBATESECOND AFFIRMATIVE SUBMITTED 3-7-06DON K. PRESTON     The negative should follow the affirmative. Dobbs’s “negative” was unproven assertions, and sarcasm.     Dobbs: “Upon his final return, he will afflict those who afflicted his disciples.” The word tribulation (thlipsis), is never used of hell, as Dobbs believes. Never. Dobbs is redefining Biblical words.    Dobbs ignores the fact that it…

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B03 (Dobbs-V-Preston) 1st Negative By Buster Dobbs

DOBBS-V-PRESTON WRITTEN DEBATEFIRST NEGATIVEBUSTER DOBBS The affirmative is to define the proposition. Inexperience may have caused friend Preston to overlook this important matter. His failure allows me to explain what we are discussing. Don Preston believes that Jesus made an ultimate return to earth in A.D. 70 when Jerusalem was overrun and razed by a Roman army. The Bible says…

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B02 (Dobbs-V-Preston) 1st Affirmative By Don Preston

DOBBS-V-PRESTON WRITTEN DEBATEFIRST AFFIRMATIVEDON K. PRESTONProposition: The Second (ultimate) Coming of Christ (afterward parousia, DKP), occurred at the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.     Brother Dobbs believes that 2 Thessalonians 1:7f, is the final coming of Christ. Correct, brother Dobbs?  If therefore, 2 Thessalonians 1 was the A.D. 70 parousia, I have proven my proposition. Fact: Paul was writing,…

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