Deaver-Preston Debate

Mac Deaver debated Don Preston on March 13-15, 2008, as part of the Second Annual Carlsbad Eschatology Conference in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Preston affirmed: “The Bible teaches that the Second (i.e. final) coming of Christ occurred at the time of the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.” Deaver denied. Deaver affirmed: “The Bible teaches that…

The Scientific Method: Two Problems

By Mac Deaver I want to mention two problems with what has been termed the “scientific method.” But before identifying the problems let me assure the reader that I am well aware of the fact that the “method” has over many years resulted in much benefit to the human family. It is the method of trial and…

Made To Seek God

By Weylan Deaver If you are reading this, then you were made to seek God. That is what the apostle Paul affirmed in Acts 17:27. It is an extension of the fact that humans are created in God’s own image (Genesis 1:27). Consider that humanity has such dignified status that we can be described as…

Shall We Fulfill the Great Commission?

By Michael Hildreth In Churches of Christ all over the United States, missionaries are asking brethren to financially support their efforts to “fulfill the Great Commission.” In many congregations, pulpit preachers are telling church members of the need to “fulfill the Great Commission” in their own lives. Some even preach that everything we do in…

Reflections on a Handwritten Letter

By Weylan Deaver When God wanted a message sent to Belshazzar, he did not type on the king’s Facebook wall. Rather, “the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace” (Dan. 5:5, ESV). It was a post to be remembered! And, surely the “writing tablet”…

The Superiority of Love

By Mac Deaver Have you ever wondered why Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:13 said that love is greater than faith and hope? In this article I want us to explore at least a few reasons why that is true. We know that no one can be saved without faith (Heb. 11:6; John 8:24), and we…