(9 Feb 2011)
"Ed: Growing Prophecy Threat"
Hi Ed and Doves,
This is put on by an
assembling Preterist Pastors who believe all fulfillment of the Matt.
24 events happened in 70 a.d. They are not Premillenialist and do
not hold to any 7 year Tribulation or Mid-Trib or Post-Trib.
from what I read they believe we have lost it and we are a threat to
the Political arena because we vote and engage politics through the
grid of future events looming. They appear to see us as a threat
and therefore feel the need to "assume" the role of intelligencia
and academia as though we are not critical thinkers in reason nor
The Title of the organization is American Thinker..Restoring America's Biblical Foundation from Genesis to Revelation".
it is sad to me that the host place for this founded by the Southern
Baptist, Lifeway. Historically speaking, the So. Baptist have
taught a Premillenial, Dispensational and 7 year Tribulation and 1,000
yr Millenial Reign of Christ, quite in disagreement to the Preterist
platform. There is no representation on this Board at the
Conference from other varying viewpoints which leads me to believe
there is an tone of arrogance, and a parent/child disciplinary endeavor.
seems they fail to understand that we have a moral obligation to remain
a voice and that the platform of the free marketplace of ideas are not
quite yet gone from the political and religious thought. The
Preterist thought has been challenged over and over again by
Premillenial Theologians and to date the Preterist have not been
convincing in their debate.
Therefore to even title their
Organization and Theme of Restoring us back to what they believe is
Political/Theological correctness is a bit much for my taste. And
from what I read from bloggers attempting to debate, they appear to
"mock" or belittle their attempt. I wouldn't waste my time with
D. James Kennedy would
probably turn over in his grave if he were aware of their attitude of
platidtudes. He was a humble servant of God dedicated to
preaching the Word well and accepting other viewpoints with
grace. There are other Reformed Bible Pastors/Theologians who
also apply grace in the areas of disagreement. It is my hopes
they will come alongside to teach grace and humility here.
pray they will truly hear from the Holy Spirit who promises to guide us
all into the truth of Scripture will realize that God has not finished
with Israel, and therefore the best viewpoint does lend itself to the
Premillenial/Tribulational view as our world events seem to
confirm. But it is a caution to us to in kind practice grace and
humility as we search the Scriptures and teach it to others who may not
see through the same lense as we.