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McDonald- Preston Written Debate on the Coming of the Lord- Preston's Second Affirmative

McDonald- Preston Formal Written Debate dkpret@cableone.net Don K. Preston’s Second Affirmative Jerry objected to my definition of the parousia as that which stands in contrast to his first coming. He noted that Jesus confessed to being king before Pilate, claiming this was the manifestation of his Kingship.  This misses my definition.Jesus’ Incarnation is defined as his coming when “a smoking…

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Formal Written Debate: McDonald – V – Preston On the Coming of the Lord

Below is the first installment of a formal written debate between myself and Jerry McDonald, an amillennial minister with a church of Christ background. Each man will have four affirmatives and four negative presentations, with each presentation limited to 7500 words. This promises to be an interesting and profitable exchange, covering a lot of material.Don K. Preston McDonald- Preston Formal…

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More on the Passing of Torah

More on the Passing of Torah Don K. Preston D. Div. As many of our readers are aware, this last year, Kurt Simmons and I engaged in a formal written debate on the timing of the passing of the Law of Moses. Kurt once espoused the truth of scripture that Torah continued until AD 70, but has now abandoned that…

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Preston-Simmons Debate: The Perfection of Salvation and Passing of Torah- Preston's Final Negative

Preston – V – Simmons DebatePassing of Torah and the Completion of SalvationPreston’s Final NegativeA word of clarification for the readers. In Kurt’s second affirmative he said he had granted me 8000 extra words, as if he had magnanimously offered me extra space– with the implication that I needed that extra space to prove my point. Kurt’s “offer” sprang from…

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Preston-Simmons Debate: The Perfection of Salvation and End of Torah- Simmons' Last Affirmative

Preston-Simmons Debate   When was Sin Defeated? The Cross or A.D. 70? Simmons’ Third Affirmative This debate has now reached its end. A lot of ground has been traversed. We appreciate the reader’s patience. I know I have learned a lot; I trust the reader has too. We also want to thank Don for his brotherly conduct and vigorous advocacy…

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Jackson-Preston Debate: The End of the Charismata: AD 70 or Future? Preston's Last Negative

Jackson- V – Preston Formal Written Debate Topic: The Cessation of the Charismata Preston’s Final Negative This is the final presentation in this debate, and I want to thank Richard for his cordiality. I am however, deeply disappointed that he has adamantly refused to engage in any serious exegesis. His final affirmative is a classical example of someone who has…

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Jackson-Preston Debate: The End of the Charismata: AD 70 Or Future? Jackson's Final Affirmative

Jackson-Preston DebateTopic: The Cessation of the Charismata: AD 70 or Future?Richard Jackson’s Final Affirmative Attention Webmasters, YouTube and FaceBook posters: You are welcome to post this debate on your sites, as long as you post the entirety of the debate, without alterations of any kind. Christian ethics demand that you honor this practice. This is copyrighted material. Please notify us…

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Preston-Simmons Debate: Perfection of Salvation and Passing of Torah– Preston's Second Negative

Preston – V – Simmons DebatePassing of Torah and the Completion of SalvationPreston’s Second Negative   My friend’s desperation mounts. Notice his opening argument:The church has taught  for 2000 years that salvation occurred at the cross.Preston denies this.Therefore, Preston must be wrong.(Actually, the church has taught that the salvation of Hebrews 9:28 comes at the end of the Christian age,…

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Preston-Simmons Debate: Perfection of Salvation and Passing of Torah– Simmon's Second Affirmative

Preston-Simmons Debate   When was Sin Defeated? AD 70 or the Cross?   Simmons’ Second Affirmative In this debate we attempt to resolve when salvation from sin arrived. For 2,000 years, the church has taught that salvation occurred at the cross. This has never been questioned or doubted. It is an essential tenant of the faith. Then Max King came…

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