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Pat Robertson will sell his sizable horse racing interests because some of his followers objected to his involvement in a sport driven by gambling. Robertson, whose involvement in thoroughbred horse racing was first detailed by The New York Times in a story last month, said in a letter that he will sell his interests in the sport by November, when a nearly two-week sale of breeding stock is held at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.
ConservativeOnline.org keeps up the attacks on preterism. Mal Couch, President of the obscure Tyndale Seminary (where Couch appears to be the only faculty member) writes: "There are many biblical answers to the liberal view of prophecy called Preterism. But a little tucked away verse in Acts 1 makes a strong argument against the anti-biblical teaching of Preterism that denies Christ’s literal and bodily second coming." And in other news, the State of Texas fined Tyndale Seminary for offering degrees in theology without accreditation. It so happens that this is the same school that gave the "Dr." to Thommy Ice.
Dr. Gentry's brief analysis of so-called "Hyper-Preterism" or "Consistent Preterism" is an excellent starting point for an evaluation of the comparisons between his own brand of Preterism and that espoused by many Full Prererists ("Hyper-Preterists"), including myself.
Wayne Jackson of ChristianCourier.com makes a feeble attempt to refute preterism. When he fails, the name calling is in order. Preterism is "...a bizarre dogma...a menace...consistently wrong...heretical". And Jackson's advice to churches that encounter this satanic position is: "If such ideas are discovered to be circulating within a local church, the proponents of such doctrines should be dealt with quickly and firmly. It is a serious matter."
Excerpts from seven-page letter sent to a student newspaper at the University of Wisconsin-Madison allegedly carrying the signature of Luke Helder, who was charged Tuesday in connection with the string of pipe bombs. The letter was postmarked in Omaha, Neb., on Friday.
I just finished listening to Arthur Melanson's JOY OF THE LORD radio broadcast over WTMR Camden, NJ. This plays for a full hour every day, M-F, and today (April 30th) Ed Stevens was Arthur's guest. Ed and Arthur discussed the rapture of the church in A.D.66. Arthur has endorsed Ed's position enthusiastically!
Text of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites)'s statement at a news conference before departing from Washington:
by Kenneth L. Gentry
From time to time I receive letters from men declaring themselves "Reconstructionist" and "consistent preterist." The "consistent preterist" believes that all prophecy is fulfilled in the A. D. 70 destruction of the Temple, including the Second Advent, the resurrection of the dead, the great Judgment, and so forth. Due to my primary writing ministry against rapidly changing dispensationalism, I have not had time to deal extensively with the issue, but I do have some random thoughts that I will make public in this article. These thoughts are based on readings from their monthly publications and books, of which I have a great number.
Silently serene, gently rolling waves of blue water. The reflection of drifting puffs of white clouds are carried along with each ripple. But suddenly bubbling up amid the hues of blue, blood red. A single panic stricken man breaks the tranquil beauty as he frantically flails about.