At the 2007 Shepherds' Conference, Pastor John MacArthur delivered a controversial message entitled, “Why Every Self-Respecting Calvinist is a Premillennialist.” In this book, Dr. Sam Waldron addresses the assertions of MacArthur historically, exegetically and theologically. Although his arguments are rigorous, the entire tenor of the book is level-headed and irenic. This “friendly response” grants modern day Amillennialists the opportunity to thoughtfully engage their Dispensational brethren.
Dr. Samuel E. Waldron is noted pastor, author and teacher. He holds a Th.M from Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary and a Ph.D from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY.
“With charity, this book exposes the fallacies—historical, exegetical and theological—inherent in Dr. MacArthur's presentation. Thank you, Dr. Waldron, for showing us how a theological refutation may be done with grace and kindness.”—James M. Renihan, Ph.D.
“Samuel Waldron's ‘friendly response’ to John MacArthur’s ‘millennial manifesto’ will go a long way toward setting the record straight about what Reformed amillennialists actually believe about the church and Israel. I highly recommend this book to all who are interested in this controversy.”—Kim Riddlebarger, Ph.D.
“Samuel Waldron’s response to John MacArthur’s controversial sermon, “Why Every Self-Respecting Calvinist Is a Premillennialist,” is a gem. In a gentle spirit, and with an awareness of what is at stake, Waldron makes a persuasive case against MacArthur’s unlikely claim that true Calvinists must subscribe to the tenets of dispensational premillennialism.”—Cornelis Venema, Ph.D.