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Thursday, 10 August 2017

PRETRIB RAPTURE & ED HINDSON BY DAVE MACPHERSON

     [Dr. Ed Hindson's article "What To Do If You're Left Behind" inspired the following. --- D.M.]

     What a wishy-washy ingrate Ed Hindson is!
     He received most of his doctorates from (non-pretrib) schools like Westminster Theological Seminary.
     But Jerry Falwell's deep pockets at close-minded (pretrib) Liberty University bribed Hindson into becoming an alma mater backstabber as well as a slavish pretrib plagiarist.
     I discovered years ago that "The Fundamentalist Phenomenon" (a book dated 1981 and compiled by Jerry Falwell, Ed Dobson, and Ed Hindson) had quietly and monstrously pirated huge portions of Dr. George Dollar's 1973 book "A History of Fundamentalism in America"!

     Let's compare a bit of Dollar's book with the later book by Falwell, Dobson, and Hindson:

          DOLLAR, pp. 93f:
      "Harry Emerson Fosdick...was born near Buffalo, New York, on May 24,  1878...he attended Colgate, where he...revolted against orthodox views....at Colgate...came under the...influence of...William Newton Clarke....transferring to Union Seminary and Columbia University....One major influence on Fosdick at Union was the stress on the social application....He found the social gospel of Rauschenbusch challenging. From 1904 to 1915 he was pastor of the Baptist church at Montclair, New Jersey....His sermons...on problem-solving...drew from...within the Bible and outside....the very beautiful Riverside Church...provided a pulpit for Harry Emerson Fosdick....The National Broadcasting Company...gave him free time on Sunday afternoon for 'National Vespers.' "
          
           FALWELL et al, p. 104:
        "Harry Emerson Fosdick...was born in Buffalo, New York, on May 24, 1878. He attended Colgate...where he revolted against...orthodox teachings....At Colgate he was influenced by William Newton Clarke....transferred to Union Seminary and Colgate University. At Union he was influenced by the importance of a social consciousness....He was challenged by the influence of Rauschenbusch, who was the pioneer champion of the social gospel. From 1904 to 1915 Fosdick was pastor at the Baptist Church at Montclair, New Jersey. His preaching...utilized the Bible and extra-biblical sources in dealing with problems....the Riverside Church...provided the public forum for Harry Emerson Fosdick. His public ministry was so impressive that the National Broadcasting Company allowed him free time on Sunday afternoon for...'National Vespers.' "

     Google "Appendix F: Thou Shalt Not Steal" (which is part of my book "The Rapture Plot") to see all of the pages portraying, with side-by-side quotes, the shocking extent of today's pretrib pilfering which has allowed the best known rapture robbers to live in secret rapture splendor in the mansions they've already been "raptured" to that Jesus most assuredly did not prepare!
     One member of Falwell's writing team - Ed Dobson - told me in a letter that he had apologized, but Hindson and Falwell never apologized for their part in the literary piracy!
     Some Google articles that Hindson wouldn't want anyone to read include "Famous Rapture Watchers," "Pretrib Rapture Diehards," "Pretrib Rapture Secrecy," "Margaret Macdonald's Rapture Chart," "Edward Irving is Unnerving," "Scholars Weigh My Research," "Pretrib Rapture Politics," "Pretrib Rapture Stealth" and (most shocking of all) "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty."
     Maybe Hindson should change his name to Ed Left Behindson!

3 comments:

colin said...

"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Matthew 6.24.
Profiting from plagiarism and teaching error over many years can only sear one's conscience.

I have absolutely no doubt at all in my mind that there are Christians who sincerely believe that the pre-tribulation rapture is biblical, but ever remember, it IS possible to be sincerely wrong-that is what deception is ALL about! "If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the pit." Matthew 15.14. Satan IS the arch deceiver: I get absolutely no pleasure at all in saying that pre-trib doctrine is satanic, but if it isn't taught ANYWHERE in the Scripture of Truth, then what exactly is it? where did it emanate from? but the father of lies; "for he is a liar, and the father of it." John 8.44. Some people think telling 'white lies' are harmless! what are these but satanic?

I have read and studied much on the timing of the rapture, and I believe that those who went before us (since 1830) were far more gracious in their opposition toward each other than we are today; but, then, was not the last near two centuries a far more genteel age? Just look at the rampant ungodliness we have to contend with today, compared to our brethren who went before us!

God bless.

colin said...

Last night I listened to a sermon preached by Rev. Colin LeNoury (General Director of the PWMI) at Tony Pearce's Bridge Lane Christian Fellowship, London on 11th June 2017. It is titled "Will the Church go through the tribulation?" Before even five minutes were out (sermon is 63 minutes long), this is what he says, quoting from Matthew 24:

"And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then shall the end come."
'Notice that this is not the gospel of grace, that is quite a different thing, this is the gospel of the kingdom, the coming reign of the Lord Jesus Christ on earth to be preached as a witness to the nations. The gospel of grace goes to individuals, the gospel of the kingdom goes to the nations, and then the end will come....'

There you have it-TWO gospels!

But, wait a minute! what are nations but lands that are composed of 'individuals' as he calls us? You can't preach to land, bricks, wood and water! This is but one part of the pernicious error of Dispensationalism! Pre-trib theology creates an entirely different 'gospel' which is no gospel at all. The Lord Jesus WAS preaching the exact SAME gospel as Paul preached. Do not LeNoury's words "pervert the gospel of Christ." Galatians 1.7?
For Mr LeNoury's sake, I shudder at Paul's warnings in that chapter, in verses 8-9.

Paul "received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the GOSPEL OF THE GRACE OF GOD. And now, behold......I have gone preaching the KINGDOM OF GOD..." Acts 20.24-25. The gospel of the kingdom is the gospel of grace!

If pre-trib theology teaches a 'deliverance' seven or so years before THE deliverance at the Lord's Second Advent (which it does!), then for those who hold this belief, of necessity there must be two gospels. This is the confusing world of pre-tribulationism!

God bless.

Treena Gisborn said...

As I read your comment I was reminded of Ezekiel 34:18-19:

"Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture; and to drink of clear water, that you must muddy the rest of the water with your feet? And must my sheep eat what you have trodden with your feet, and drink what you have muddied with your feet?"

These false teachers are a liability. It would be better for them to say nothing at all than to muddy the pure water of the Word!! How dare they!!!

God bless.