Held in Parkersburg, West Virginia on April 16-17, 19-20, 1979, this debate discusses the necessity of baptism and futility of the doctrine of faith alone. Charts used during the debate are included.
The Scriptures teach that water baptism is for (in order to obtain) the remission of past sins.
Affirmative: Garland Elkins
Negative: Bob L. Ross
The Scriptures teach that salvation comes at the point of faith alone before and without any further acts of obedience.
Affirmative: Bob L. Ross
Negative: Garland Elkins