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Joel McDurmon on 1 Corinthians 13– A Response – #10

                      In our last article in this series, we noted how Ephesians 4:8-16– which is all but universally admitted to be parallel with 1 Corinthians 13– did in fact – contra McDurmon– predict the cessation of the miraculous revelatory gifts of the Spirit. This series of articles is in response to an article by Joel…

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Duck Dynasty and Media Hypocrisy

By now, most Americans are aware of the controversy of the Duck Dynasty patriarch and his comments regarding gays. He had the temerity to express his faith, and actually call the gay lifestyle a sin. Well, A&E, the host of the Duck Dynasty program immediately suspended him, calling his comments inappropriate and unacceptable. It now appears that it is possible…

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Joel McDurmon on 1 Corinthians 13– A Response – #2

This is the second part of a series examining an article by Joel McDurmon in which he addressed the question of the charismatic, revelatory gifts, and particularly 1 Corinthians 13. In that article, McDurmon denied that 1 Corinthians 13 discusses the end of the charismatic gifts, and he denied that the text has any eschatological content: “I think that the…

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Joel McDurmon on 1 Corinthians 13– A Response – #1

Just recently, John MacArthur ignited a firestorm of controversy by assailing the entire charismatic community as devilish and heretical. Needless to say, the responses from the charismatic community have been “energetic” and enthusiastic, to say the least. Joel McDurmon, Head of Research at American Vision, in Powder Springs, GA, wrote a response to MacArthur in which he admitted that there…

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McDonald -V- Preston Debate: McDonald’s Final Affirmative

Brother Preston and interested readers:   The proposition is:  “Resolved: The Bible teaches that the Second Coming of Christ, the resurrection and the Judgment will occur at the end of the current Christian age.”   I appreciate the opportunity to, once again, be back in the affirmative of this part of the debate.  As I said, in an earlier article,…

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Revised Article on James and the Last Days

We recently posted an article by John Carlisto on James and the Last Days. After I posted that, John contacted me and sent me a revised and expanded version of that excellent article. He requested that I post this article believing he had significantly improved the original. So, we are posting here his revised article on James and the Last…

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A Charge of Misrepresentation Refuted #6

We have shown that Joel McDurmon has levelled a false charge and accusation against me. In his Appendix to our formal debate, written months after the actual debate, held in Ardmore, Ok., July 2012, McDurmon accused me of dishonesty, lack of scholarship, misrepresentation of his views, etc.. These are of course, extremely serious charges, but, they are false to the…

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