Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
September 9, 1954


John W. Hedge To Meet Dr. Albert Garner

In Debate

Brother John W. Hedge will meet Dr. Albert Garner (Baptist) in debate in Jacksonville, Texas on the following dates: September 27, 28, 30, October 1, 4, 5, 7 and 8. Two nights discussion will be devoted to each of the propositions listed below:

1. The scriptures teach that it is the duty of an unsaved individual to be baptized for (in order to) the remission of sins.

John W. Hedge — Affirms Dr. Albert Garner — Denies 2. The scriptures teach that it is the duty of one already saved from past sins to be baptized, and that such identifies one as a Christian.

Dr. Albert Garner — Affirms John W. Hedge — Denies 3. The scriptures teach that salvation is in the New Testament church, or church of Christ, for all responsible people living in the present age or dispensation.

John W. Hedge — Affirms Dr. Albert Garner — Denies 4. The scriptures teach that it is impossible for the child of God — one born again — to so far apostatize as to be lost in hell.

Dr. Albert Garner — Affirms John W. Hedge — Denies

Brother Hedge and Dr. Garner debated these same propositions at Gallatin last October and we feel that much good came from that discussion. We feel confident that good will come from this discussion and invite all who possibly can to be present for part or all of this discussion. Jacksonville is a nice town and accommodations can be found for all who desire to attend.

— H. E. Johnson Evangelist, Church of Christ Jacksonville, Texas

J. G. Savage, Lewisville, Texas, Aug. 26: "Brother John Bullock, after two years of fruitful labor with the Lewisville Church, has decided to labor elsewhere. Any preacher of mature years and experience who desires to make a change in location and who feels that he might be interested in working with the church in Lewisville under the leadership of the elders of the church may contact S. F. Sigler, Leroy McGee or J. G. Savage, elders of the church which meets in Lewisville."

Joe H. Morris, 2707 Ky Ave., Paducah, Kentucky, Aug. 23: "A fine day enjoyed at Clements Street yesterday. Two large audiences. One restored and identified. Our Monday through Friday radio program continues to bear much fruit. I begin a meeting at Renfrow, Kentucky tonight, and at Millwood, Kentucky September 6, then my concluding meeting of the year at Center, Kentucky, September 27. A great work is in prospect at Clements Street this fall and winter."

Thurston B. Kimbrell, Rt. 2, Box 1298, Bremerton, Washington, Aug. 26: "Since April 1, when I last reported, there have been six baptized, fourteen to confess error, and two to place membership in the church here at Bremerton. In a meeting at Los Alamos, New Mexico, which I held June 6-20, there were three baptisms and one confession of error. From July 25 to August 6, I was in a good meeting in Kirkland, Washington, which resulted in one baptism and two confessions of wrongs. The church at Kirkland has also recently hired their first full-time preacher, Brother Tom Marshall of Tonkawa, Oklahoma, who is a good colleague of mine. He arrived in town in time for the latter part of the meeting. We are looking forward to our fall meeting with Brother O. C. Lambert of Winfield, Alabama, from September 19 - October 3. On the nights of September 20, 21 and 24 Brother Lambert will lecture in the Coontz Junior High Auditorium in Bremerton on the subject of "Roman Catholicism." This is the first undertaking of this type in the Northwest, and we are hoping and praying for its success. We ask your prayers for this work."