Brown - Cook Debate

"Is Water Baptism Necessary for Salvation?"

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On February 14, 15, 16 and 18 David P. Brown of the churches of Christ and Gene Cook, Jr. of the Unchained Christian Church (doctrinally associated with the Reformed Baptist Church) met in debate in Chula Vista, California, to discuss the question, "Is Water Baptism Necessary for Salvation?" Mr. Brown affirmed the necessity of water baptism, and Mr. Cook denied its necessity. The debate occurred at the Chula Vista Church of Christ at 470 L Street, Chula Vista, California.

Mr. Brown affirmed the following proposition: "The Bible teaches that water baptism is essential to the salvation of the sinner." Mr. Cook took the negative.

Mr. Cook affirmed: "The sinner is saved, before and without water baptism."

Information regarding the debate is available by calling the preacher for the Chula Vista Church of Christ, Donald Z. Underwood, at 619-422-7747. He may also be faxed at 619-422-1966. E-mail the church at chulavistacofc@juno.com.

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"The Bible teaches that water baptism is essential to the salvation of the sinner."
David Brown affirms; Gene Cook, Jr. denies.

Monday Night, February 14

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, February 15

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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 sinner is saved, before and without water baptism."
Gene Cook, Jr. affirms; David Brown denies.

Wednesday Night, February 16

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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, February 18

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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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