In July, 2012 Dr. Don K. Preston of “The Preterist Research Institute” (PRI) sponsored a conference dealing with prophecy and eschatology, in which a debate was held featuring himself and Joel McDurmon from American Vision (a Gary DeMar ministry). This was an excellent conference, with featured speakers William Bell of All Things Fulfilled Ministries, Rod MacArthur – Pastor of Church of Auburn, and Stephen Temple – Author of “Mother of Harlots,” who each spoke on Friday morning through the afternoon.
The Thursday and Friday evening featured event included the exchange between Dr. Preston and Joel McDurmon. Each man gave affirmative and negative presentations in support of their view, or in opposition to their opponent. Joel McDurmon argued for the future return of Jesus and an attendant Resurrection of the Dead, while Dr. Preston argued for the preterist view of an AD70 fulfillment of the coming of the Lord and Resurrection. Then, in the highlight of the conference, Dr. Preston and Joel engaged in a lively and spirited Q&A session Saturday morning which lasted almost three hours! This was a very enlightening exchange and one that you will definitely want to see and hear!