I want to remind our visitors that Dr. Michael Brown and I will be engaging in a second formal debate tomorrow- July 8, 2015. The debate will be at 4:30 Eastern time, for two hours. It will be recorded and will be posted on YouTube as quickly as possible.
The themes for this debate are “The Fulness of the Gentiles” and, “The Times of the Gentiles.” These are two “hot topics” and are very, very important issues for our day. Dr. Michael Brown believes that the fulness of the Gentiles foretold in Romans 11:25 is yet future, and ushers in the salvation of Israel at the end of the current age. He likewise posits the end of the “times of the Gentiles” (Of Luke 21:24) when the Lord fully restores Israel in the future Messianic kingdom.
Dr. Don K. Preston affirms that the fullness of the Gentiles and the times of the Gentiles are two separate ideas, but, that both were fulfilled in the first century, no later than AD 70.
As soon as the video of this second debate is available on YouTube, I will be posting the link here. In the meantime, you can watch my first debate with Dr. Michael Brown here. It has now had– as I write this- almost 23,000 viewers! Needless to say, there has been, and is, tremendous interest in this discussion.
Dr. Michael Brown is a gentleman, and a gracious debater, with vast academic achievements. Our first debate was of the highest order in both cordiality, mutual respect and scholarly discussion and context. In stark contrast to some would be “debaters” whose main tactic is abusive language and name calling the first debate with Dr. Michael Brown was of the highest quality. If all Christian controversy were held on this level, more people would quickly see the great value in such discussions.