Bright - Jackson Debate

"Duration of Miracles"

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On April 18, 19, 21 and 22 of 1994, Tom L. Bright of the churches of Christ and Richard F. Jackson of the United Pentacostal Church met in debate in Chelsea, Oklahoma to discuss the question of the duration of miracles. Mr. Bright affirmed the cessation of miracles in the 1st century, and Mr. Jackson affirmed miracles will continue until Jesus comes. The debate occurred at the United Pentacostal church building located at 301 Walnut Street, Chelsea, Oklahoma.

Mr. Bright affirmed the following proposition: "The Scriptures teach that all miraculous manifestations of the Holy Spirit ceased in the 1st century." Mr. Jackson denied.

Mr. Jackson affirmed: "The Scriptures teach that miracles, mighty signs and wonders by the power of the Spirit of God, are for the church today." Mr. Bright denied.

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"The Scriptures teach that all miraculous manifestations of the Holy Spirit ceased in the 1st century." Tom L. Bright affirms; Richard F. Jackson denies. 

Monday Night, April 18

Introduction - Audio

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First Affirmative - First Negative

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Second Affirmative - Second Negative

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Third Affirmative - Third Negative

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Tuesday Night, April 19

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Fourth Affirmative - Fourth Negative

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Fifth Affirmative - Fifth Negative

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Sixth Affirmative - Sixth Negative

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"The Scriptures teach that miracles, mighty signs and wonders by the power of the Spirit of God, are for the church today."
Richard F. Jackson affirms; Tom L. Bright denies.

Thursday Night, April 21

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First Affirmative - First Negative

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Second Affirmative - Second Negative

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Third Affirmative - Third Negative

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Friday Night, April 22

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Fourth Affirmative - Fourth Negative

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Fifth Affirmative - Fifth Negative

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Sixth Affirmative - Sixth Negative

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Special note: The video and audio of Jackson's Sixth Negative is defective due to the original video tape recording.  The defect begins at about the 3 minute time index and lasts for about 15 seconds.

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