Saturday, March 25, 2006
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.