Responding to the Critics

Joel McDurmon on 1 Corinthians 13– A Response – #7

Does Paul Predict the Objective Cessation of the Revelatory Gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 13? Not according to Joel McDurmon, Head of Research at American Vision in Powder Springs, Ga., He claims that Paul is focused on the miraculously gifted individuals, and that when those particular individuals arrived (arrive) at a state of personal, spiritual maturity, then the…

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Joel McDurmon on 1 Corinthians 13– A Response – #5

This is the fifth installment a series examining an article by Joel McDurmon, Head of Research at American Vision in Powder Springs, Ga.,  in which he addressed the question of the charismatic, revelatory gifts, and particularly 1 Corinthians 13. Be sure to read the first four installments:  #1   #2   #3   #4

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Joel McDurmon on 1 Corinthians 13– A Response – #4

This is the fourth part of a series examining an article by Joel McDurmon, Head of Research at American Vision in Powder Springs, Ga.,  in which he addressed the question of the charismatic, revelatory gifts, and particularly 1 Corinthians 13. In that article, McDurmon denied that 1 Corinthians 13 discusses the objective end of the charismatic gifts, and he denied…

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Old Testament Prophecies

Guest Article: Rod MacArthur On Isaiah 9f – #4

This is the fourth installment on Isaiah 9 from our friend Rod MacArthur. Be sure to read the previous articles, beginning here. In this installment, Rod shares from Isaiah how God utilized the Assyrians to accomplish His divine purpose to judge the ten northern tribes for their apostasy. The significance of this is great for understanding God’s providence and history.…

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Joel McDurmon on 1 Corinthians 13– A Response – #2

This is the second part of a series examining an article by Joel McDurmon in which he addressed the question of the charismatic, revelatory gifts, and particularly 1 Corinthians 13. In that article, McDurmon denied that 1 Corinthians 13 discusses the end of the charismatic gifts, and he denied that the text has any eschatological content: “I think that the…

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Joel McDurmon on 1 Corinthians 13– A Response – #1

Just recently, John MacArthur ignited a firestorm of controversy by assailing the entire charismatic community as devilish and heretical. Needless to say, the responses from the charismatic community have been “energetic” and enthusiastic, to say the least. Joel McDurmon, Head of Research at American Vision, in Powder Springs, GA, wrote a response to MacArthur in which he admitted that there…

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Guest Article: Rod MacArthur On Isaiah 9f – #3

This is the third article from our good friend Rod MacArthur as he guides us through the book of Isaiah. Rod’s careful analysis is solid and helpful, so be sure to read each article carefully.  Here are the two previous articles  #1   #2