Wesley Simons has posted his first 30 minute affirmative speech, which can be viewed here. By agreement, after a participant posts a speech, his opponent has three weeks to post a speech, and so on, back and forth, until all sixteen speeches are finished.
By Mac Deaver Recently, in response to my criticism of Derek Estes’ Master’s Thesis conclusion that certainty must be rejected from the concept of “knowledge” as an essential trait (which criticism I presented in my article, “I Am Probably Writing This Article”), I received a very cordial email from Derek. I do indeed appreciate the… Read More Is It Epistemological Agnosticism Or Not?
By Marlin Kilpatrick Mr. Roy Moore, a political candidate who is running for a Senate seat, representing the state of Alabama, may be in political trouble. Several women have come forward alleging that Mr. Moore made unwelcome sexual advances toward them in their younger years, while he was in his 30’s. The Internet (nor anywhere… Read More Careless Talk
By Marlin Kilpatrick The most blessed people who have ever lived are those people who have remained faithful to God. The downfall of Old Testament Israel was caused by their unfaithfulness to Him. There is a parallel between Israel’s unfaithfulness and what is happening today in the Lord’s church. In fact, in both cases the… Read More The Beginning of the End of God’s People
By Glenn A. Jobe 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he… Read More Who is the one who is sick and is healed in James 5:14-16?
By Mac Deaver Several weeks ago, a friend of mine sent me a digital copy of a Master’s Thesis written for Abilene Christian University by Derek Estes. It was published in 2016. The thesis is entitled, “Epistemology in the Churches of Christ: An Analysis and Critique of Thomas B. Warren.” I was very interested in… Read More I Probably Wrote This Article (An Exposure of Epistemological Agnosticism)
Wesley Simons and Mac Deaver will be discussing the role of the Holy Spirit in the new birth. Each will have eight speeches (four affirmative and four negative speeches, apiece). Simons will affirm: The scriptures teach that one must hear, believe, repent, confess and be baptized in water, in the name of Jesus Christ, for… Read More Starting Winter 2018: Deaver-Simons Debate
By Weylan Deaver Much can be said in falsifying the theory of humans evolving from non-humans. The field of study in defense of the existence of God, the deity of Christ, and the inspiration of the Bible is called apologetics. This paragraph is not to delve into that overwhelming evidence, but, rather, to address the… Read More You can’t believe both Jesus and evolution
By Weylan Deaver One day Sadducees brought Jesus what they considered an unanswerable dilemma. They might have sprung their trap had they not been in error, and had they been dealing with someone other than Jesus. As it happened, they failed spectacularly and were, themselves, put to silence. It is recorded in Matthew 22:23-33 (also… Read More They Asked Him a Question (Matt. 22:23-33)
By Marlin Kilpatrick There are numerous events recorded in the Bible about which we may misunderstand; this is why we need to daily study our Bibles. What the death of Christ makes possible for all people everywhere is often misunderstood by those who are in denominationalism. Very few people who have actually studied the Bible and ancient… Read More A Misunderstood Death