Evangelical Rabbis in a Christian Mishnah?

While at times the CT Institute on eschatology [“Our Future Hope,” Feb. 6] reminded me of evangelical rabbis in a Christian Mishnah, I appreciated the discussion. My only regret was that Kantzer’s “plea for unity” has been ignored by the evangelical … church. I pastor a church that could not allow men like John Calvin, Martin Luther, Francis Schaeffer, John J. Davis, Charles Hodge, and a host of others to join or teach because of their eschatological positions. That’s not just unfortunate, it is a sinful tragedy, which shames the gospel of Jesus Christ as much as Peter’s refusal to eat with the Gentile believers in Antioch.

REV. MIKE BOYER

Everett Evangelical Free Church

Everett, Wash.

The CT Institute discussion was excellent. Gleason Archer’s comments make me recall a story about an ardent dispensational premillennialist like Dr. Archer, who visited his physician with a sore throat. The doctor put the tongue suppressor in the man’s mouth and instructed him to say “ah.” After much effort, all the patient could manage was a muted “pree.” In frustration, the doctor demanded to know why the dispensationalist would not cooperate. He replied, “Doc, I am so convinced of my premillennial view I can’t even say the first syllable of that other viewpoint.”

REV. BOB PARSLEY

First Baptist Church

Prescott, Ark.

The vignettes of the various millennial views were very helpful, but in error on at least one point. Midtribulation premillennialism actually is a special case of pretribulation premillennialism, not a variety of the posttribulation kind. In both the pretrib and midtrib systems, the Rapture ...

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