1 International Background To The Debate
At the time of this debate, in 1973, the reader based in England, had been introduced to Dr John Gill by his Body of Doctrinal and Practical Divinity and also the Cause of God and Truth, both book he had been obtained from publishers in America. David had been converted to Christianity after a bad trip on LSD, 0n the 16th January, 1970, and turned his back on his criminal past, to follow Christ. He had been virtually illiterate until that time but learned to read by reading the bible and classical Christian literature. Well meaning Christian friend gave him books to read on the end of the world such as The Late Great Planet Earth and Clarence Larkin's, Dispensational Truth, all futurist views on the second coming of Christ.
It was when he discovered that the Doctrines of Grace were those truths taught in the bible that he joined the Bierton Strict and Particular Baptists church, in England and soon realized the many old testament scriptures that futurist cited were made redundant by their views of eschatology. His story is told in his book Bierton Strict and Particular Baptists.
It is with the advent of the internet that he discovered and learned a more biblical view of the last things and realized that the many and various confessions of faith among the Particular Baptists and Calvinists from 1646 to 1878 were in need of revision and correction. Please read Difficulties Associated With Articles of Religion among Particular Baptist by David Clarke high lighting this matter. This video/audio series is offered to assist any seeing the truths of biblical eschatology.