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Closet Wilson

We’ve all seen the creedal argument against full preterism. Most of us, including a lot of futurists, can see right through that argument. Many futurists who hear some of the statements made by Mathison, Gentry, Wilson, et al., find their comments to be disturbing. And indeed they are disturbing. But its time to introduce everyone… Read More »

A Great Irony

In The Last Days According to Jesus, RC Sproul states the following: “The great weakness of full preterism—and what I regard to be its fatal flaw—is its treatment of the final resurrection. If full preterism is to gain wide credibility in our time, it must overcome this obstacle.”[i] There is great irony in Sproul’s comment… Read More »

Preterism and Reformed Theology

My Response to Dr. Kenneth Talbot’s Interview on Covenant Radio At the beginning of the interview William Hill asked Dr. Talbot: “How would you respond to the objection that says, okay, we are appealing to the historical analysis of this particular doctrine that has been explained for us for the last 2,000 years, and by doing… Read More »

The Theological Novum of the Reformation

My Response to William Hill and Dr. J. V. Fesko In my response to Gentry’s interview on Covenant Radio, I said that the post-apostolic church never taught “forensic justification by faith alone” until about the year 1500. Here is the quote: “As for the argument that the church couldn’t have been wrong about eschatology for… Read More »

An Exposition of “This Generation” (Matthew 24:34) Part 3

By Michael J. Sullivan We are continuing our series on the “this generation” of (Matthew 24:34) and are discussing the various false interpretations that have been set forth in order to avoid the most clear one. We now approach a false interpretation that is probably the most detrimental to the Christian Church in our generation… Read More »

Kenneth Gentry: Eck Redivivus

On September 16, 2009, Kenneth Gentry and Kenneth Talbot were interviewed by William Hill on Covenant Radio. This is my response to Gentry’s part in the interview. In the beginning, Mr. Hill asked Gentry to give “a basic definition” of “hyper-preterism.” Gentry began his response by saying that the definition of “hyper-preterism” is a difficult question… Read More »

Importance of the Holy Spirit in Acts and the NT

The Significance of The Outpouring of The New Testament Don K. Preston “This is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel…” Acts 2:15f John the Immerser came preaching, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has drawn near”, and then immediately promised that the coming one “will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with… Read More »

An Exposition of “This Generation” (Matthew 24:34) Part 2

By Michael J. Sullivan We ended part 1 of our exposition of Matthew 24:34 by examining the strong lexical evidence that genea should be understood as the first century contemporary generation that Jesus was speaking to and therefore the language of Christ coming on the clouds, gathering His elect, and the de-creation cosmic imagery (“all these things”) should… Read More »

House Divided…part 3

House Divided part 1 & part 2 My Response #3 to Jon: Found here. Jon wrote: As Wright point outs there are two basic meanings for resurrection in the Second Temple period. “In each case the referent is concrete: restoratin of Israel (’resurrection’ as metaphorical, denoting socio-political events and investing them with the significance that this… Read More »

House Divided…part 2

Read “House Divided…part1” My Response #2 to Jon Jon wrote: Dave wants to claim that Paul stands shoulder to shoulder with Hymie and Philetus on the nature of the resurrection. My response: I didn’t claim that “Paul stands shoulder to shoulder with Hymie and Philetus on the nature of the resurrection.” I said that “for… Read More »