In 1980, Roy Deaver and James Bales engaged in a written
debate on the topic of the amenability of non-Christians to the law of Christ.
The propositions were as follows:
"The Scriptures teach that Matthew 19:9 is universal
legislation covering all marriages both in the church and out of it.”
Affirmative: Roy C. Deaver
Negative: James D. Bales
"The Scriptures teach that only those who are in the covenant
are under the internal laws of the covenant.”
Affirmative: James D. Bales
Negative: Roy C. Deaver
The book includes dozens of charts used in the debate.