Tuesday, March 15, 2016
"Dangerous Ice" (better known as "Dr. Thomas Ice") has been shamelessly using every imaginable artifice when trying to desperately resuscitate the dying, 186-year-old pretribulation rapture theory.
You may be thinking: "Dave, you claim that Ice somehow omitted a total of 49 words when he reproduced in 1989 Margaret Macdonald's handwritten account of her discovery of pretrib in the Bible. Can you reveal the actual words stated by Margaret that Ice left out?"
If you've been thinking this way, I'll think back to you like this:
"As I've claimed, 'Dr.' Ice left behind an awesome amount of Margaret's words. Right now, for the record, I'd like to show what Ice failed to include in his published reproduction in 1989 - the very same words that his partner Tim LaHaye omitted from the same parts of her account when he reproduced everything three years later in his 1992 book 'No Fear of the Storm.' " (!)
Here are the omissions by Ice (and copycat LaHaye who would rather repeat what Ice wrote than do original research on pretrib rapture beginnings):
Line 11: "darkness and error about it; but suddenly what it was"
Line 17: "eye; but 'tis spiritual discernment that is needed,'
Lines 74, 75: "attempt of the enemy to deceive--for it is with all"
Lines 76, 77: "for every part of God's truth, and an imitation"
Lines 111, 112: "his holy holy image seen in his people--"
Ice etc. also omitted single words in lines 51, 58, 78. In addition there were numerous errors involving misspelled words, punctuation, and the boldfacing of words.
As if this weren't enough, Ice added these 12 words in line 98: "All power that comes not the Spirit of God flows to us." Trouble is, this sentence is found nowhere in Margaret's account!
And Ice (copied by LaHaye) mistakenly listed Robert Norton's 1861 book "The Restoration of Apostles and Prophets; In the Catholic Apostolic Church" as the source of Margaret's account instead of correctly listing Norton's 1840 book "Memoirs of James & George Macdonald, of Port-Glasgow."
Thomas Ice is best known for making outrageous claims, many of which have been exposed in my various articles that my good friend Joe Ortiz has aired online on his worldwide blogs (see "Joe Ortiz Associates" and especially Joe's blog "Why Christians Will Suffer 'Great Tribulation' "). My Google articles include "Pretrib Rapture Pride," "Thomas Ice (Hired Gun)," "Thomas Ice (Bloopers)," "Pretrib Expert John Walvoord Melts Ice," "Be careful in polemics - Peripatetic Learning," "Edward Irving is Unnerving," and "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty."
According to World Net Daily "Dr." Ice obtained his "doctorate" from Tyndale Seminary in Texas - a tiny non-accredited school that was fined by the State of Texas for illegally issuing degrees!
Remember: Jesus warned that before His return as Judge, many would come in His name and deceive many. Can you think of a more delicious deception than the 186-year-old pretrib rapture getaway?
Posted by Joe Ortiz at 8:09 PM