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Hicks -V- Preston Debate: Hicks' Third Affirmative

Olan Hicks – Third affirmativeDon began his second affirmative with a complaint, telling us most emphatically that the negative in a debate is obligated to reply to the arguments of the affirmative. Well, where is that idea now? Why does he not respond to my affirmative? When I presented my first affirmative, in his first “negative” he just continued to…

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Hicks -V- Preston Debate– Preston's Final Affirmative

Olan Hicks – V – Don K. Preston Final Affirmative by Don K. Preston I have had a lot of debates, public and written. I have never witnessed a worse presentation than Olan’s third negative. Evasion, obfuscation, presupposition, pontification make up the sum total of his “negative.” Here are the rules that Olan gave his word to honor: “Each man…

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Hicks -V- Preston Debate: Hicks' Third Negative

Olan Hicks –Third negativeToo often in a debate the all consuming objective is to win the debate regardless of tactics necessary to do it. But the subject we are discussing is much more important than winning or losing a dispute. We are primarily concerned with the destiny of souls and with pleasing God. We want to go the right way…

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Hicks -V-Preston Debate– Preston's Third Affirmative

Olan Hicks – V – Don K. PrestonThird Affirmative by Don K. Preston Frankly, I was hoping for more of a debate, but, having discussed eschatology with Olan before, I feared it would be “more of the same.” I would present careful, textual, exegetical analysis; he would offer: “Preston is wrong, because my eyes are not seeing what my ears…

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Hicks -V- Preston Debate: Hicks Second Negative

Olan Hicks – Second negativeThe theory Don is affirming is a little slippery and not easy to examine. It is produced by a thought process that is not according to ordinary exegetical procedures. It is made unnecessarily complex by the fact that so much of its content is speculation and theory and sometimes it even changes. When Max King launched…

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Hicks -V- Preston Written Debate: Preston's Second Affirmative

Olan Hicks – V – Don K. Preston Formal Written Debate Published Initially on the Focus On Truth Website Second Affirmative Presentation by Don K. Preston   It is the obligation of the negative in a debate to follow the affirmative arguments. By any standard of measurement, Olan failed, abjectly, to address my arguments. Instead, Olan indulged in several presuppositions…

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