Originally published in the pages of Gospel Guide, the Bogard-Warlick Debate focuses on areas of disagreement between Baptists (Bogard was a Missionary Baptist) and Christians (Warlick was a member of the church of Christ).
The debaters, both of whom were well-respected and trusted by their respective brethren, debated the following issues:
- The Holy Spirit’s role in salvation (apart from the word of God)
- Baptism’s role in salvation (whether necessary or not)
- The Sinner’s prayer’s role in salvation (if it is biblical)
- The posssibility of Apostasy (can a Christian fall away)
Sometimes onery, never mean-spirited, this debate was between friends who, by the end of their lives, had debated each other 23 times!