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Open Letter to Pastor John MacArthur and Faculty at The Master’s College / Seminary Re: Sullivan v. Brown Debate & Symposium Challenge

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Dear Pastor John MacArthur and faculty at The Master’s College / Seminary, My purpose in this letter is to request a forum to debate Charismatic Apologist Dr. Michael L. Brown (author of Authentic Fire A Response to John MacArthur’s… Read More »

My Full Preterist Response to John MacArthur’s (“Strange Fire” – Cessationist) v. Michael Brown’s (“Authentic Fire” – Charismatic) Part 5 – Argument #3 The Great Commission Mrk. 16/Matt. 28

Introduction I am continuing to critique Michael Brown’s book, Authentic Fire and responding to Charismatic arguments that I once used against Pastor MacArthur and other professors and students at The Master’s College (as a young Charismatic having graduated Calvary Chapel Bible College).  Having become a Full Preterist (while attending The Master’s College in the early… Read More »

My Full Preterist Response to John MacArthur’s “Strange Fire” (Cessationist) v. Michael Brown’s “Authentic Fire” (Charismatic) Part 4 – Argument #2 The Last Days & Acts 2

I am continuing my series in critiquing Dr. Michael Brown (Charismatic – Authentic Fire) and Pastor John MacArthur (Cessationist – Strange Fire).  While I agree with Pastor MacArthur that the sign and revelatory gifts have ceased, I also agree with Dr. Brown that MacArthur (and Cessationist Futurists in general) does/do not have an exegetical case against… Read More »

My Full Preterist Response to John MacArthur’s “Strange Fire” (Cessationist) v. Michael Brown’s “Authentic Fire” (Charismatic) Part 3 – Argument #1 An Exegesis of 1 Corinthians 13:8-12

Introduction: In part 2 of this series responding to Cessationist Pastor John MacArthur (Strange Fire) and Charismatic Michael Brown (Authentic Fire) we looked at the various views of “that which is perfect” (1 Cor. 13:10) giving special attention to the errors MacArthur makes on the passage due to his commitment to a false religious system… Read More »

My Full Preterist Response to the Various Views of “That Which is Perfect” (1 Corinthians 13:10) Part 2 – John MacArthur’s “Strange Fire” (Cessationist) v. Michael Brown “Authentic Fire” (Charismatic)

Introduction Before examining the various views of “that which is perfect” in (1 Cor. 13:10), let’s briefly review part 1 which was a an examination of MacArthur’s historical arguments and his appeals to exhort his readers and listeners into “Reformed Theology.”  As we saw, if we are “consistent” (something MacArthur values) in following Reformed theology… Read More »

My Full Preterist Response to MacArthur’s “Strange Fire” (Cessationists) v. Michael Brown’s “Authentic Fire” (Charismatics) 1 Corinthians 13:8-12 Part 1 – Appeals to Church History & the Theology of the Reformers

Introduction: I wanted to respond to my former Pastor, John MacArthur’s book Strange Fire and Tom Pennigton’s lecture, A Case for Cessationism which addressed 1 Corinthians 13:8-12 only in passing, and what some of their Charismatic opponents – Michael Brown in his book, Authentic Fire and Andrew Wilson (in blog posts) have written in response. … Read More »

My Full Preterist Response to the Michael Brown v. Rabbi Tovia Singer Debate – Is Jesus Messiah? Part 3 – Daniel 7:13-14/Daniel 9:24-27/Dan. 12:1-7; Luke 21:20-22, 27-32 & Jewish Traditions/Talmud

Introduction I am continuing my series critiquing Dr. Michael Brown’s YouTube debates since I am going through them in preparation for my debate with him on 1 Corinthians 13:8-12.  I will be arguing “that which is perfect” (v. 10) is the Second Coming of Jesus and arrival of the New Creation which took place at… Read More »

My Full Preterist Response to the Michael Brown v. James White Debates – Part 1 Matthew 23:37-39 Sovereignty of God & Eschatology Issues

Introduction I am excited to announce that Dr. Michael Brown has agreed to debate me over 1 Corinthians 13:8-12.  I have sent them the following: Resolved – The Bible teaches that the miraculous gift of speaking in tongues, (and the other miraculous gifts of the Spirit mentioned in 1 Corinthians 13:8-12) ceased at the Second… Read More »

Matthew 23:39: The Song of Ascent

By Don K. Preston I have read with interest Stanley Toussaint’s critique of preterism. It is evident that to him, Matthew 23:39 presents a daunting challenge to the true preterist paradigm. I would like to present some thoughts on this great verse that, hopefully, will demonstrate the fallacy of Toussaint’s critique. Clearly, I will not… Read More »