A Debate on the Doctrine of Atonement

Between Benoni Stinson, of Vanderburgh County, Indiana
of the General Baptist Church,

and Joel Hume, of Posey County, Indiana
of the Regular Baptist Church.

(Rev. Stinson challenged Elder Hume for this debate.)

Held at Owensville, Indiana,
Commencing on the 31st Day of March,
and closing on the 4th Day of April, 1863.

Introduction to the Debate

Stinson's First Proposition:

"That Jesus Christ, by his death and resurrection, made a full and complete atonement or satisfaction to the Adamic law for the whole human race, and also a possible salvation for all men from actual sins."

Benoni Stinson's First Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's First Negative Speech
Benoni Stinson's Second Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's Second Negative Speech
Benoni Stinson's Third Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's Third Negative Speech

Stinson's Second Proposition:

"That man is a moral agent, endowed with the volition of free will, capable of choosing or refusing eternal salvation as it is proposed in the gospel."

Benoni Stinson's First Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's First Negative Speech
Benoni Stinson's Second Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's Second Negative Speech
Benoni Stinson's Third Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's Third Negative Speech

Stinson's Third Proposition:

"That personal salvation is free to all men, and offered to all on certain conditions, to be performed by man, the performance of which, results in his salvation."

Benoni Stinson's First Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's First Negative Speech
Benoni Stinson's Second Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's Second Negative Speech
Benoni Stinson's Third Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's Third Negative Speech

Hume's First Proposition:

"That the elect of God or church of Christ was chosen in him, before the foundation of the world, and that Christ died for them only, and that all that Christ died for will be eternally saved."

Joel Hume's First Affirmative Speech
Benoni Stinson's First Negative Speech
Joel Hume's Second Affirmative Speech
Benoni Stinson's Second Negative Speech
Joel Hume's Third Affirmative Speech
Benoni Stinson's Third Negative Speech

Hume's Second Proposition:

"That personal salvation, so far as relates to the future world, is the effect of the sovereign grace of God, bestowed upon sinners unconditionally."

Joel Hume's First Affirmative Speech
Benoni Stinson's First Negative Speech
Joel Hume's Second Affirmative Speech
Benoni Stinson's Second Negative Speech


Copyright c. 2003-2005.
This material may not be copied in whole or part without express written permission.
All rights reserved. The Primitive Baptist Library.






This page maintained by: Robert Webb - (bwebb9@juno.com)