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Eric Jon Phelps has avoided the issues of debate I gave to him almost two months ago:
Notice this was given to him almost two months ago. I was willing to give him two months time to prepare and I even told him in the pdf everything I was going to say to him. I was bending over backwards for the man to make this as easy as I could. And yet, this weekend EJP emailed me this debate outline which completely avoided everything the debate was about:
I now have 4-5 days to prepare for a completely different debate I had no knowledge of when I gave him 2 months to prepare for a debate I actually served up to him on a silver platter giving him every argument I was going to use. Absolutely disgusting!
Notice this statement:
Now you may be thinking to yourself, oh he just said that in the context of the Old Testament only, surely the very next section is going to deal with the New Testament! Nope. Read the whole outline reader in the document linked above. He doesn’t want the New Testament to even be considered when discussing eschatology. You want to know why? Because he knows the NT completely refutes the Jewish and Ebionite Theology. He does not want this passage to be used against him:
Matt. 21: 43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. 44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. 46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
He does not want this verse among many others to be able to impact anything in the Old Testament. As if the Jews could be held accountable by Yah? Please! The Jews are untouchable in Eric’s mind. This is absolutely disgusting.
1 Thess. 2:14 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: 15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: 16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.
Not only did he completely avoid the arguments held before him, the new debate he proposed exposes his dishonesty and hubris even more.
But I’m just getting warmed up. I received this email earlier today. (Right click on the images > open image in new tab > and zoom in to read)
To which I replied line by line:
“I told you that I intend to debate every topic you listed in your syllabus. It will take time.
As I said, I will not address any of those issues until we lay the foundation as to what you believe and what I believe, for I really do not know all of what you believe.”
>>What you really mean is you want to buy yourself time to study issues you don’t know anything about.
“That foundation is the Tenach as per the Scriptures presented in my previous email.”
>>>Wrong. I already addressed these issues in my book 166 theses. 1 Peter 1:10-12 tells us that we are to understand the prophets by the way the apostles interpreted them. [And that is exactly why he wanted to exclude the NT in his outline. DS]
“To be fair to you, I said that no mention of Jesus of Nazareth is necessary at this time.”
>>>No you didn’t and you know it.
“Only the qualifications as to who is Messiah and what he will do according to the prophets will be first addressed.”
>>This question was never at issue in my debate outline ever. I do not deny that Jesus was the Messiah!
“I have been researching certain topics that you presented for debate so that I can properly address them when the time arises.”
“I have thoroughly reviewed the Seven Ecumenical Councils”
>>>No you haven’t. You’re lying again.
“the gospel of Matthew first written in Hebrew, Frederick Faber”
>>>Fredrick Faber? Who is that?
“I have been studying quite hard for this debate.”
>>>I’m sure you have and that is how I know you don’t understand the issues I put to you and you’re trying to stall so it looks like you’re not avoiding the debate.
“But you have interpreted my previous email as avoiding your issues?”
>>>Yes because that is exactly what you are doing and you know it.
“That is a bold-faced lie, and thus, you are a liar. And why? Because you are the one avoiding my preliminary matters before we address your topics. And why? Because you cannot tolerate the OT description of the REAL Hebrew/King of the Jews/Israelitish Messiah.”
>>>I already refuted your dispensational Ebionite eschatology in my 166 Theses book.
“You are the one who promotes “historicism” that is a mere three hundred years old, and a post-millennialism that is grounded in heretic Origen’s allegorical reading of the Scriptures as well as false history.”
>>>That is complete ignorant bullshit. Origen’s allegorical position is what the preterists and the idealists teach that the prophecies do not have a literal historical fulfillment like I believe, but only an idealistic and allegorical one.
“You are the one who denies that the Jews are Hebrews are Israelites”
>>>What are you talking about? I have never denied this.
“I intended to attack you on these and many other matters, but you have killed the debate, not me.”
>>>If it makes you feel better to tell yourself that Eric go ahead.
“So I will attack your retreat and expose you for the coward and infidel that you are. What a disappointment.”
>>>Lol….precious. I bet as you were typing the word retreat your butt hurt was on full blast!
Notice how EJP maintains that he has been studying for this so hard. Why reader if he isn’t prepared for this debate? If EJP is the scholar he claims to be why does he need to study so hard about the fundamental doctrine of his religion? You would think he would have mastered these issues decades ago. You want to know why he’s studying so hard? Because he doesn’t know anything about this subject. He admitted to me on the phone just last week and these were his exact words “I know absolutely nothing about the Seven Ecumenical Councils.” Really? So in one week he went from, “I know absolutely nothing about the Seven Ecumenical Councils.” to “I have thoroughly reviewed the Seven Ecumenical Councils”? Really? It took me thousands of hours of research to grasp the Theology of these councils. I had to read thousands upon thousands of pages to master this period. And yet EJP does it in one week? I call bullshit. And speaking of bullshit, I still have not seen one single document or courtroom video to verify that EJP’s solution to the Income Tax is valid. I lost my career to a back injury. I have lived in poverty for years because of this and I gave him 1200 dollars and drove up to Pennsylvania where he lives to take his course and I have not yet seen any proof that his solution works in a court of law.
I am now morally and intellectually compelled to expose this man for the liar and fraud he is.