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An Open Letter to Phil Johnson of Grace Community, The Master’s Seminary and Administrator of The Spurgeon Archive Website

An Open Letter to Phil Johnson of Grace Community, The Master’s Seminary and Administrator of The Spurgeon Archive Website (10/19/2017) Dear Mr. Phil Johnson, I appreciate you calling me back in regards to my debate with Charismatic Dr. Brown over 1 Corinthians 13:8-12 and possibly trying to get it at The Master’s Seminary or University… Read More »

A Sovereign Grace Full Preterist Confession of Faith

Introduction Creeds and Full Preterism As depicted in this painting (see above), imagine one of the debates that the formers of the Westminster Confession of Faith had in the Westminster Abbey went something like was this: Man #1 (standing – Classic Amillennialist) – “The coming of Christ in Matthew 24, 2 Peter 3 and the… Read More »

My Full Preterist Response to John MacArthur’s (“Strange Fire” – Cessationist) v. Michael Brown’s (“Authentic Fire” – Charismatic) Part 7 – Argument #5 The “Greater Works” of John 14:12 & Interaction with Matt Waymeyer – Professor at The Master’s Seminary

In his book Authentic Fire (pp. 188-190) Charismatic Dr. Michael Brown believes since “whoever believes in me” is a universal term in other contexts (cf. Jn. 6:35; 7:38; 11:25; 12:44, 46), this must be the case here in John 14:12.  Therefore, he concludes that believers (prior to a Christ’s return which he assumes is future)… Read More »

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 »

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 »

THE RESURRECTION FROM THE GRAVES OF JOHN 5:28-29 WAS FULFILLED SPIRITUALLY IN AD 70 – A CONTINUED CHALLENGE TO PARTIAL PRETERISM / KENNETH GENTRY

Commentators have long understood that Daniel 12:2 is the source for Jesus’ teaching on the resurrection in John 5:28-29 because the only OT passage which mentions a resurrection for both the righteous and the wicked is Daniel 12:2 and the only OT passage addressing “eternal life” is Daniel 12:2.  G.K. Beale points out an additional… Read More »