This four-night debate is about how the Holy Spirit helps the faithful Christian. It was held at the building of the Fort Sam Houston church of Christ in San Antonio in July 2019. Joshua Rodriguez (Fremont, California) affirmed: “According to the scriptures, the Holy Spirit only indirectly influences the heart of the faithful Christian.” Mac… Read More Deaver-Rodriguez Debate Now Available To View
Note: See all the available speeches at this link. Eventually, there will be sixteen speeches, total (each participant will have four affirmative and four negative speeches).
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 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 In John 8:43 the Lord once asked some of his contemporaries, “Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word” (ASV). The footnote shows that the Greek word translated “understand” is actually the word for “know.” The Lord was asking why it was that those who spoke… Read More Other Tongues
By Ron Thomas Why are there so many denominations? This is the question asked in a Bible study book called God’s Answers to Man’s Questions (p. 178). The answer given? “Each is probably like a variety of fruit and it takes many varieties to make an orchard. (Many spokes to make a wheel.) Christ’s desire… Read More Denominationalism exists because?
By Mac Deaver Recently, Weylan posted the oral exchange between my father, Roy Deaver, and Gus Nichols (listen at: biblicalnotes.com/audio/roy-deaver-gus-nichols-debate). The exchange took place on the campus of the then Harding Graduate School of Religion in Memphis, Tennessee in 1973. At issue between the two parties was whether or not the “guilty party” of Matthew… Read More Remarriage Right and the Law of the Husband
By Weylan Deaver A preacher’s forum took place in November 1973 at the Harding Graduate School of Religion in Memphis, Tennessee between Roy C. Deaver and Gus Nichols. Each man respected the other. In fact, in the November 1972 issue of his paper, Biblical Notes (p. 73), Deaver wrote: “When brother Nichols preaches, it is… Read More Roy Deaver-Gus Nichols Debate: Can the Guilty Party Remarry?
By Weylan Deaver Start with John 3:34, which teaches that God “gives the Spirit without measure” (ESV, cf. ASV, NASB, NKJV, etc.). Here is one verse where the venerable King James Version disappoints by adding the words “unto him” in italics at the end (italics, because “unto him” is not in the Greek, and so… Read More The Fog Is Lifting