Stephen Sizer Debate on Revelation TV With Calvin Smith
We exactly concur with the remarks by Rosh Pinna below. What they may not have known concerning the Revelation TV debate between Dr. Calvin Smith and Stephen Sizer, however, was that Sizer’s precondition was that the debate remain theological and doctrinal, not political, to which Dr. Smith and Revelation TV pre-agreed.
Once Sizer lost the debate point after point to Calvin Smith’s solid exegesis, Sizer cheated, moving the goal posts that he himself set and shifted to a bursting tirade of emotive and biased political rhetoric and one sided propaganda stating half truths and de facto lies as if they were fact.
His misrepresentation of his TV appearance in Iran was a hypocritical travesty characteristic of Mr. Sizer. It was funded by the Iranian government and sponsored by a Jew-hating institute of holocaust deniers, while Iran was in the process of murdering Evangelical Christians and pastors for their faith. In contrast, Israel protects the human rights and religious freedom of Middle Eastern Christians.
We applaud the performance by Calvin Smith and rejoice that the Lord indeed granted him an academic and polemic victory against this deceiver. Sizer as usual proved himself to be doctrinally and theologically inept, such as saying he was aware of no New Testament references to the Jews returning to the land of Israel as if such passages as Luke 21:24 and Matthew 23:39 did not exist. Sizer’s covenant theology presuppositions, obvious lack of exegetical ability, and his prejudicial agenda combined to display him as a theological incompetent, or in the estimation of some: a virtual charlatan.
Rosh Pinna are utterly correct in their assessment that Sizer, as Arafat did, speaks one way to Christians but another to others. Sizer should be challenged about remarks ascribed to him that the treachery of Muammar Gaddafi was because Gaddafi was of Jewish ancestry. Such remarks, if true, would reveal Sizer not as a mere anti Zionist but as an anti Semite, proving Sizer’s claims towards philo-Semitism a demonstrable lie.
Sizer has made Israel a scapegoat for the sorry condition of his own denominational affiliation. His Anglican diocese lost the moral battle over homosexual and lesbian ordination and forfeited control of the Church of England to theological liberals and ecumenists. ‚ His own church has committed spiritual, doctrinal and moral suicide, rejecting their own 39 articles, and divert attention away from their moral and theological bankruptcy by villainizing Israel, a nation that protects Arab Christians, while Islam, Hamas, and the Palestinian authority persecutes them. This resembles nothing more than membership in the traditional centuries old European ‘kick the Jew’ club.
We again express our gratitude to the Lord for Calvin’s fine performance and additionally pay tribute to Calvin for having abided by the pre-agreed rules set by Sizer himself. Sizer demonstrably lost the theological debate, breaking his own rules, in desperation to salvage his doctrinally and factually hollow cause.
My own acceptance for a TV debate with Stephen Sizer stands, even after he ran away from one previously agreed upon.
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