Pre-Conference Debate – Free

http://sacredsandwich.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/men_debate_calvinism.jpgPre-Conference Debate: Freedom of the Will (Arminianism) vs. Bondage of the Will (Calvinism)

Free to the Public, but registered guest will have first option if seating becomes limited

January 13, 2011
Thursday

6pm

Dr. James R. White and Dr. Steve Blakemore with Dr. Matt Friedeman as moderator.

After the fall of Adam into sin was the will of man so irrevocably damaged that humans can no longer choose to do good, but will choose evil, all the time?  Did God enable all people the freedom to choose Him or must God choose them first?  Once saved, always saved?  The questions are too numerous to list, but the answers all depend on if the will of man is free or in bondage to sin.  The ultimate condition of the human will is but one of the issues when dealing with the controversies between the doctrines of Arminianism and Calvinism.  This debate has intrigued people longer than the namesakes of the debate, John Calvin and Josephus Arminius, have been around.  We will bring this debate to the 2011 Deep South Regional Founders Conference.

We will have our first ever pre-conference debate this year on Thursday night.  To kick off our inaugural pre-conference specials, we have invited two special guests that will be tackling the historic debate of the condition of the human will.   Our two guest are no strangers to the debate and although, they would consider each other brothers in Christ, they come from opposite ends of the debate.  Joining us will also be Dr. Matt Friedeman, poplar radio host of the Matt Friedeman Show.

Please join us for this free event. We will even have a Q&A session after the debate.


Dr. Steve Blakemore is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Moral Theology at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, MS.  He is the Executive Director of The Institute for Third Millennium Faith and co-founder of Resurrection Youth Ministry. Dr. Blakemore will be debating the Arminian view point.



Dr. James White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona.  He is the author of more than twenty books, a professor, an accomplished debater, and an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church.  Dr. White will be debating the Calvinist view point.


Matt Friedeman is married to the former Mary Boardman of Pascagoula, Mississippi. Together, they are raising six children. A Kansas native, he has lived in the Jackson area since 1987 and still serves primarily as the Professor of Evangelism and Discipleship at Wesley Biblical Seminary. He has been active in the Jackson media as a columnist, radio talk show host and television commentator. He received his education from the University of Kansas (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.) and Asbury Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He is the author of three books.  Dr. Friedeman will be moderator for the debate.

Question and Answer Session & Dessert Fellowship at Grace Baptist Church for registered guest

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