Saturday, March 25, 2006

Special Announcement


Who is this man to the left? He is Larry Hafley from Texas. I will be debating him in Pinole, CA on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday of next week, March 27, 28, 30, 31, those nights from 7:00 to 9:30pm, on the subject of eternal security. Mr. Hafley is considered to be one of the master debaters in the country for the Church of Christ. Brandenburg affirmed: The Scriptures teach that a child of God, once saved by the blood of Christ, cannot so sin as to be lost in hell. Mr. Hafley is an evangelist for the COC, speaking of the religious group founded in the early 1800s by Alexander Campbell. The COC believes one can lose his salvation. Of course, the COC believes that one must believe, repent, confess, be baptized, and keep doing good works to be saved. Mr. Hafley will affirm the first two nights and I will affirm on the second two. Each night will go: affirmation (20 min), rebuttal (20 min), affirmation (20 min), rebuttal (20 min), affirmation (20 min), and rebuttal (20 min).

You can pray that the Lord will work through the debate, that God will open eyes to the wondrous things of His Word. I am looking forward to a clear presentation of God's Word and a plain refutation of any false doctrine. If you are nearby, you are welcome to come. When the debate is complete, it will be available on CD and likely on DVD. I will also probably have a book in the near future on eternal security that will come out of this effort.

7 comments:

Terry McGovern said...

Hey Bro,

I will pray the Lord will bless and give you wisdom.

I presume the audience will be a mix of Baptist and COC.?

Kent Brandenburg said...

On their premises, but mainly COC with some Baptists. Thanks for praying.

Anonymous said...

I have no doubt that you will shine.

Bill H. said...

look forward to hearing that. A little of topic: Nice work on your church's web site. I have been listening to some of your sermons, it is a tad bit difficult to hear but extremely useful and a blessing to say the least!

Michael McNeilly said...

I will praying for you. When The Bible and the Lord are on your side who can stand against you? Looking forward to hearing how it all comes out. Will it be recorded and sold?

Anonymous said...

Mr. B,

You should do some research on the orgins of churches. The Church of Christ started in the New Testament in the first century by Christ himself, not the 1800's. It is a name of ownership since Christ is the owner and "cornerstone" of it. If it was started by Mr. Alexander Campbell, it would not be called the Church of Christ but the Church of Campbell. Then again, when did the "Baptist Church" name have it's origins? Not in the first century. It is not mentioned anywhere in the New Testament, is it? You should not make claims without looking into the facts first Mr B. I'm sure you'll not approve this comment since you are the moderator, but I had to let you know the truth on this matter.

Kent Brandenburg said...

Well, whatever name you happen to call yourself, it doesn't make you that. For instance, I could call myself a car, and I wouldn't be a car. With regards to Christ, you are not the Church of Christ if you don't represent a Scriptural view of the church or of Christ. That's where you are in trouble, which is what the debate on eternal security was all about. Since you don't represent either NT or historical teachings, and since the Bible teaches the perpetuity of the church, you cannot be what you call yourself, the Church of Christ.