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Olan Hicks -V- Don K. Preston Debate on the Coming of the Lord– Hicks’ Second Negative

Olan Hicks – Second negative The theory Don is affirming is a little slippery and not easy to examine. It is produced by a thought process that is not according to ordinary exegetical procedures. It is made unnecessarily complex by the fact that so much of its content is speculation and theory and sometimes it even changes. When Max King…

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Olan Hicks -V- Don K. Preston- Written Debate on the Coming of the Lord: Don K. Preston’s Second Affirmative

Olan Hicks – V – Don K. Preston     Formal Written Debate     Second Affirmative Presentation by Don K. Preston It is the obligation of the negative in a debate to follow the affirmative arguments. By any standard of measurement, Olan failed, abjectly, to address my arguments. Instead, Olan indulged in several presuppositions and major logical fallacies. Here are just…

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Job 19- The Resurrection and Joel McDurmon

In my recent debate with Joel McDurmon of American Vision (July 19-21, 2012, Ardmore, Ok) he appealed to Job 19:25 for one of his key affirmative arguments in support of a future physical resurrection. It is somewhat surprising that anyone today would continue to appeal to this text to support a future physical resurrection. This is true for a variety…

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Formal Written Debate: Olan Hicks -V- Don K. Preston On the Coming of the Lord– Preston’s First Affirmative

We are glad to bring to our visitors a formal written debate between two experienced debaters. Olan Hicks is a long time member of the churches of Christ, and an experienced debater, especially on the topic of Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage. Don K. Preston is likewise an experienced debater. The issue between these two men is whether Christ’s coming in…

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THE PROPHETIC BACKGROUND OF HEBREWS 1:10

THE PROPHETIC BACKGROUND OF HEBREWS 1:10 Commentators often appeal to Hebrews 1:10 for proof of a future destruction of physical creation. However, it seems that few have asked a pertinent a hermeneutical question of great significance: When a New Testament writers cites from an Old Covenant passage that is demonstrably figurative (non-literal), how should we interpret the New Testament citation?…

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HEBREWS

HEBREWS THE DESTRUCTION OF HEAVEN AND EARTH Hebrews, no other book is quite like it. Its logic is powerful, its lessons persuasive, its significance under-emphasized in most discussions, its eschatology almost ignored, except by those who sometimes cast around for a “proof-text” to support their view– while they ignore the actual context. From the first syllable to the last, Hebrews…

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Acts 4: The Forgotten Passage

Acts 4: The Forgotten Passage It is an understatement to say that Acts 4 is not the focus of intense eschatological debate. Seemingly, it is considered by many to be just “filler” between the highly significant, and intensely debated, chapter 3 and the great temple speech of Stephen in Acts 6-7. While Acts 4-5 is sometimes quoted, it is seldom…

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Does Hebrews 1 Predict the End of Time?

Does Hebrews 1 Predict the End of Time? Opponents of Covenant Eschatology often appeal to Hebrews 1:10f as a prediction of the demise of physical creation. I suggest that this flies in the face of God’s emphatic promise that He would never again destroy the earth. In Genesis 8:21, the Lord promised, “I will never again curse the ground for…

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