Webb - Rogers Debate
This writer will meet Jimmy Rogers, of Jackson, Tenn. in public debate on November 7, 8 and 10, 11. The November 7th and 8th sessions will be conducted in the meeting house of the Lafayette Heights church of Christ, Indianapolis, where the writer preaches. The remaining two sessions (10th and 11th) will be in the building of the Morgan Street church in Martinsville, Indiana, where Rogers formerly preached. Sessions will begin at 7:30 P. M.
First Proposition: "The Scriptures teach that the local church is all sufficient to care for its orphan children without the aid of any organization parallel to Schultz-Lewis, or Potter Orphan Home." Brooks C. Webb affirms. Jimmy Rogers denies.
Second Proposition: "The Bible teaches that several churches of Christ may assist a congregation in preaching the gospel as is done in the 'Herald of Truth' program." Jimmy Rogers affirms, Brooks C. Webb denies.
Truth has made wonderful progress in Indianapolis. More and more brethren in the area are seeing the folly and unscripturalness of the human societies. Brethren who are contending for the all-sufficiency of the church are very much in the majority in the immediate area. The more honorable debates we can have in the area the more good people will learn and accept the truth. Truth has nothing to fear from honorable controversy, and the truth-seeker has nothing to lose, but much to gain. Therefore, we have challenged the brethren who are supporting the human institutions in this area to meet us in at least two debates each year on the current issues before the church. However, we have not yet been able to prevail upon them to do so. We are ready and willing, and others are equally willing, but we venture to say it will be exceedingly difficult, if not impossible, to arrange another honorable debate with these brethren in this area. Those who would defend their schemes of human wisdom realize that the task is too difficult and the burden is too heavy to carry successfully through an honorable debate.
We met brother Paul V. Dobson in debate on the propositions above, in April of this year. Brother Dobson was a very honorable opponent. We appreciated his efforts and his conduct immensely, and hope that we can meet him again.