Daveis a historian, author, and journalist. He
is the son of Dr. Norman Spurgeon Macpherson who was a Baptist Minister
and theologian. Dave has written a number of articles and books on the
origins of the pretrib rapture theory. His books include: The Rapture Plot
, The Great Rapture Hoax
The Incredible Coverup
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Along with Dave's many accomplishments he has the honor of being the
first paying customer at Disneyland! The photo at the left shows Dave
at the head of the line of about 6,000 people at the opening of the
park in 1955. He was given a lifetime pass for being customer #1.
I had the pleasure of meeting Dave MacPherson in the
early 1970's while I was working for Wheaton College. MacPherson is a
journalist and historian that has written several books about the
origins of the pre-tribulation rapture theory. Whether you agree with
his conclusions or not--his expose' of the deceit of some pretrib
authors is convincing. Those who have tried to prove that the pre-trib
rapture teaching preceded John Nelson Darby (early 1800's) have
had to resort to historical revisionism and use of selective, out of
context quotes from Morgan Edwards, Pseudo-Ephraem and
others. MacPherson has debunked the claims of pre-trib "left-behind"
eschatology prior to the Irvingites and J.N. Darby in the early 1800's!
(see the article Deceiving,
And Being Deceived