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Mike Sullivan is a Sovereign Grace Full Preterist and co-author of the book, “House Divided Bridging the Gap in Reformed Eschatology a Preterist Response to When Shall These Things Be?

My Full Preterist Response to John MacArthur’s (“Strange Fire” – Cessationist) v. Michael Brown’s (“Authentic Fire” – Charismatic) Part 6 – Argument #4 “The Already and Not Yet” of the Kingdom (ex. Mt. 10:7)

The “already and not yet” or “in-breaking” of the Kingdom of God Introduction I am continuing my series in critiquing Charismatic Dr. Michael Brown’s arguments that he has levied against Cessationist Pastor John MacArthur (my former Pastor and College President).  This series deals with answering the question as to which event does the NT teach… Read More »

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

Dear Pastor John MacArthur and faculty at The Master’s University / 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 Strange Fire), and if possible to have Pastor MacArthur or one of the professors at The… 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: Just a reminder — I will be debating Charismatic Dr. Michael Brown over 1 Corinthians 13:8-12 Nov. 15th., 2017 at Calvary Chapel Charlotte, NC at 6:30. Resolved (Michael J. Sullivan):  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) would… 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 »

If A (Dan. 12:1-4) Was Fulfilled in AD 70 [Partial Preterism NOW agrees w/ Full Preterism] and is = to B (Rev. 20:4-15) [and is ONE Judgment & Resurrection Event – Classical Amillennialism & Full Preterism agree], AND B (Rev. 20:4-15) is = to C (John 5:24-29) [All Agree], THEN A (Dan. 12:1-4) is = to C (John 5:24-29) “THEREFORE, Things Which Are Equal to the Same Thing Are Also Equal to One Another” – Daniel 12=Revelation 20=John 5 – ALL Fulfilled in AD 70

In a book seeking to refute Full Preterism (When Shall These Things Be?) seven Reformed theologians who were either Partial Preterists or Amillennialists, sought to refute Full Preterism on the grounds that the resurrection of the dead did not take place spiritually in AD 70.  And yet as we pointed out in our book (House… Read More »