Second Coming & Covenant Millennialism [PDF]: An Exegetical Response to Pop Full-Preterism.
A common Full-Preterist interpretation of Matthew 5:17-18 holds that the Law was passed away in AD 70.
This article is intends to show that the implications of this common Full-Preterist interpretation are aberrant to Christian dogmata and lacking in exegetical warrant.
The author will approach the subject dogmatically from an orthodox Preterist perspective. The Full-Preterist position will be contrasted from the Presbyterian standards.
This article examines the arguments, implications, and errors of two prominent Full-Preterist papers. Exegetical work will be the basis of criticism.
“You’ve claimed him to be all powerful which means he should be able to do anything, even things that completely defy logic, that not a single one of you has said ‘of course god can do a logically impossible thing, he’s god!’ shows that there is still a step of faith even you’re not willing to take.”
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Messmore says many young evangelicals interpret God’s call to help those in need as providing more government assistance and redistribution of wealth from the rich to the poor.
“What we’re trying to argue is that if you really care about poverty, if you really understand what poverty is, it’s not just material in nature,” he says. “It’s not just a lack of money or finances that the government can come along and meet. Given who we are as human beings, we have a wide range of needs — and a true approach to helping people in need takes into account all of those approaches.
Historian James Rose says socialism is an “unbiblical” idea of man and government that has become very popular with many Americans.
Rose, founder of the American Christian History Institute, says many Americans are welcoming European-type socialism as a model for the United States. Rose points to the biblical story of Israel when the nation cried out for a king to rule over them instead of God. When God responded to their request, he told them their king would “take” from them all that they had — an early example of socialism, Rose suggests. (Listen to audio report)
“Socialism is a false, deceitful view of man and government. It seeks to do things to people while it undermines individual responsibility and private capital,” he explains.
Evangelical Theological Society Stirs up Views on “Justification by Faith”December 3, 2010
A delegation of professors and students from Biola University joined more than 2,400 people in Atlanta from Nov. 17-19 for one of the biggest theological events of the year: the 62nd annual Evangelical Theological Society conference.
The conference, led by Biola professor Clint Arnold, who also serves as president-elect of the Evangelical Theological Society, was an opportunity for theologians and students to focus on the doctrine of justification, which has been the source of growing debate in recent years. In his role as chairman, Arnold — a professor of New Testament at Biola’s Talbot School of Theology — moderated a highly anticipated discussion of the doctrine of justification between scholars Thomas R. Schreiner, Frank Thielman and N.T. Wright.
“Thirty years have now elapsed since ‘The New Perspective on Paul’ emerged and challenged the Lutheran and Reformed understandings of justification and a host of related doctrines,” Arnold wrote in the conference’s program. “Some have argued that the newer views have compromised the integrity of the gospel. Advocates of the New Perspective, however, claim that their views more accurately reflect the teaching of the Bible and, specifically, Paul’s teaching on justification.”
The event was an opportunity to understand various positions on the doctrine more fully, he said.
“To have an opportunity where we could sit down together and really hash out the differences — there was something very satisfying about that,” Arnold said. “It made me feel like we need more times like that when Christians disagree with each other — to really speak the truth in love and grapple with these things together.”
Read a full interview with Clint Arnold about his thoughts about moderating the debate. HERE
Read the rest of the article HERE