Preterism Debate: Preston v. McDurmon

I recently had a conversation with “Full Preterist” Don K. Preston via email and he informed me that he would be debating American Vision’s Joel McDurmon on the following topics (as seen below). It should prove to be a fun-filled weekend for any and all who live in the area and/or can attend. McDurmon is very good at defending the Postmillennial position (which I feel is the correct millennial position via the whole of Scripture) and I am interested to see how this interaction plays out. The debate info is below:


Don K. Preston and Preterist Research Institute of Ardmore, Oklahoma, is very excited to announce that formal agreement has been reached for a formal public debate, to be held at the Annual Preterist Pilgrim Weekend, July 19-21, 20012. Venue will be the Ardmore Convention Center.

The participants in the debate will be Joel McDurmon, Postmillennialist, who is the Head of Research, at American Vision (President Gary DeMar), of Georgia.. Don K. Preston, President of Preterist Research Institute of Ardmore, Ok. will be the other disputant.

Propositions for the debate are:

On Thursday night, July 19, Don K. Preston will affirm the following:

Resolved: The Bible teaches that the final, end of the age coming of Christ and the attendant resurrection from the dead, occurred at the time of the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70.

On Friday night, July 20, 2012, Joel McDurmon will affirm:

Resolved: The Bible teaches a future return of Christ with an attendant resurrection of the dead.”

On Saturday morning, July 21, there will be a two hour informal Question and Answer session in which McDurmon and Preston will answer written questions that have been submitted by the audience the previous two nights. This session should be a lot of fun, with friendly interaction between the two men.

Registration is $55.00 per person, $100.00 per couple. More specific details about the debate will be forthcoming over the next few months. If you wish to go ahead and make your reservations you can send an email to Don K. Preston now. You can reserve your spot by sending payment via PayPal, to, or send a check or MO to:

Don K. Preston

JaDon Management Inc.

1405 4th Ave. N. W. #109

Ardmore, Ok. 73401