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McDonald’s Second Prelim Questions

jerryPreliminary Questions

  1. What did the angel mean when he said “Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven”  (Act 1:11)?
  2. Response: Christ was coming in the clouds.

 

  1. Do you believe in the all-sufficiency of the Bible?  Yes or No.

Response: I have already answered this question.

 

  1. Are we obligated to repent today?  Yes or No.

Response:   This question is not directly relevant to either proving or disproving your proposition or mine.  It is a: “If the doctrine is true, what now?” type of question, but does not prove or disprove the propositions.

Unless you can prove that this is directly relevant to proving or disproving the propositions, I will not allow you to use it to poison the well.

 

Hedges’ Rule #3To which you signed your name says:

Rule 3d. All expressions, which are unmeaning, or without effect in regard to the subject in debate, should be strictly avoided. All expressions may be considered as unmeaning, which contribute nothing to the proof or the question; such as desultory remarks and declamatory expressions. (My emphasis)

 

 

  1. Are we obligated to partake of the Lord’s Supper today?  Yes or No.

Response:   This question is not directly relevant to either proving or disproving your proposition or mine.  It is a “If the doctrine is true, what now?” type of question, but does not prove or disprove the propositions. Unless you can prove that this is directly relevant to proving or disproving the propositions, I will not allow you to use it to poison the well.  See Hedges’ Rules #3 above that you signed to follow.

 

  1. What is meant by “every eye shall see him” (Rev. 1:7?

Response: Defined by the prophetic source, Zechariah 12:10—and the text—“they who pierced him.” Jesus specifically applied this to AD 70—Matthew 24:30-31).

 

  1. What is meant by “every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess” (Rom. 14:11)?

Response: See #6. It is not a text espousing universalism.

 

  1. What is meant by “Day of the Lord” in Obadiah v: 15?

Response: This was the destruction of Edom which occurred in BC 583 at the hands of the Chaldeans.

 

  1. What happens to us when we die?

Response: Revelation 14:13—from / since the time of the fulfilled parousia, at the fall of “Babylon” the faithful child of God goes directly to heaven, because they are genuinely forgiven- which Torah could not do- and God’s wrath was completed in the judgment of Babylon, opening the way into the MHP (Rev. 15:8-16:21).

 

  1. What parts of the scriptures directly apply to us today?

Response: This question is not directly relevant to either proving or disproving your proposition or mine.  It is a, “If the doctrine is true, what now?” type of question, but does not prove or disprove the propositions.

If you can prove the direct relevance to proving or disproving the propositions I will give answer. Otherwise, I will not allow you to use it to poison the well.

See Hedges’ Rules #3 above that you signed.

 

Broadly speaking, however, those texts that speak of what life after the resurrection / in the New Creation was / is to be like, are those that direct us.  For instance, Paul called on the Romans to live as if the Day had already come, by turning away from ungodliness (Romans 13:11f). Thus, those moral paranetics apply today, since the Day has come.

 

  1. What is the purpose of baptism?

Response: This question is not directly relevant to either proving or disproving your proposition or
mine.  It is a, “If the doctrine is true, what now?” type of question, but does not prove or disprove the propositions.

If you can prove the direct relevance to proving or disproving the propositions I will give answer. Otherwise, I will not allow you to use it to poison the well.

See Hedges’ Rules #3 above that you signed.

 

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