Written Debate – Standing Offer (Ross Chenault)

A written debate challenge was issued to Ross Chenault on the topic of Calvinism on October 16th, 2022. Ross has repeatedly attacked Calvinism on his Facebook wall, misrepresenting us on numerous occasions.

Since October 16th, 2022 Ross has repeatedly avoided providing any written documents to me countering our position. He continues to post on his Facebook daily, attacking Calvinism but has not taken the time to write me something. He claimed that he will, but at this point, I doubt we will likely see a well-written articulation of why Calvinism is wrong.

My standing offer to discuss Calvinism is here when Ross is ready to provide us with an actual articulation of why the position is wrong.

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FB Conversation With Aldo Leon

Today I will be sharing with you a conversation that I had with Aldo Leon on the topic of replacement theology and a meme he shared on his Facebook. My hope is that this will serve as a reminder of the strengths of dispensationalism and will also demonstrate the shortfallings of covenant theology. We are grounded by God’s Word and there it must be that we guard and protect against those that would call the Word into question.

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Countering Commonly Used Preteristic Proof-Texts

The purpose of this article is an attempt to defend the futuristic understanding of commonly used preteristic proof texts such as Matthew 10:23, 16:27-28, 24:34, 26:64; Revelation 1:1, 3, 22:6-7. This article will attempt to harmonize these texts with the futuristic interpretation while simultaneously showing that these texts fit far better under our eschatological worldview than the preterists. Below, I will identify what I believe these texts teach upfront. You will observe that I don’t believe any of the commonly held preteristic proof texts relate to the temple’s destruction in A.D. 70, meaning, I don’t believe that the preteristic interpretation for any of these texts is sufficiently grounded.

Here is my position on each text:

Matthew 10:23 – Second Coming of Christ
Matthew 16:27 – Second Coming of Christ
Matthew 16:28 – Transfiguration
Matthew 24:34 – Transhistorical Type/Class of People
Matthew 26:64 – Tied to the Martyrdom of Stephen
Revelation 1:1, 3, 22:6-7 – Imminency & Certainty

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Commentary Recommendations

Thanks Josh Kriese for the encouragement to finish this list. As I had promised a while back I would get a list of commentaries that I considered to be “go-to” for Christians. I haven’t read all of them (there are some difficulties in getting some of these here in Canada), but from what I know these are some of the best-of-the-best.

Note: I don’t endorse all the various perspectives and interpretations that will be seen in these commentaries, I simply hope that this will be a guide to building your library.

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Written Debate – Standing Offer (Reformed Sage)

A formal written debate was issued to the Reformed Sage on April 20, @ 7:02PM to discuss concerns he has with dispensational theology.

The Reformed Sage has presently declined this offer being too busy to engage, but this will remain on the website as a standing offer. Here is the challenge: https://www.facebook.com/TheReformedSage/posts/1557137484742666?notif_id=1650498460316085&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&ref=notif

‘Israel’ According to Paul

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It is often said that if you want to understand a clear distinction in Israel and Church terminology Pauline letters are a wonderful insight, particularly Romans. When I first came across the Covenantal idea of Church and Israel, I was bewildered by the fact that this idea would affect not just new testament reading, but Old testament reading. And I came about reading Romans 11, and that was the final knell to my struggle in understanding this issue. I do not know how any scholar would come to the conclusion that the Church is equal to Israel after reading this chapter. Let me go through short and small interpretive insights that help us to understand this ever-debated issue. Grammatical structure is so clear in this chapter that there is no other way to understand this chapter differently. I will not be going into big commentary since this topic is huge to deal with in the blog. I am considering few linch-pin clauses to latch onto,

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