THE MT. VERNON DEBATE.
November 14 - 17, 1853.

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A Debate on Total Hereditary Depravity;
The Possibility of All Men, where the Gospel is Preached, Becoming Christians;
The Design of Baptism;
and the Possibility of Falling from Grace.

Between Elder Joel Hume, of Posey County, Indiana, of the Regular Baptist Church;
and Rev. Benjamin Franklin, of Cincinnati, Ohio, of the Christian Church.

Moderators:

JUDGE GREEN, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., President.
MR. NEAL, of the Baptist Church, and
Mr. ANNIBAL, of the Christian Church.

Introduction to the Debate


First Proposition:


"The doctrine of Total Hereditary Depravity is taught in the Holy Scriptures." Joel Hume affirms. Benjamin Franklin denies.


Joel Hume's First Affirmative Speech
Benjamin Franklin's First Negative Speech
Joel Hume's Second Affirmative Speech
Benjamin Franklin's Second Negative Speech
Joel Hume's Third Affirmative Speech
Benjamin Franklin's Third Negative Speech
Joel Hume's Fourth Affirmative Speech
Benjamin Franklin's Fourth Negative Speech


Second Proposition:


"Where the gospel is preached as first delivered by the apostles, any unregenerate person of adult years and sane mind, can believe, repent, confess the Lord Jesus Christ, turn to God, and be finally saved." Benjamin Franklin affirms. Joel Hume denies.


Benjamin Franklin's First Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's First Negative Speech
Benjamin Franklin's Second Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's Second Negative Speech
Benjamin Franklin's Third Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's Third Negative Speech
Benjamin Franklin's Fourth Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's Fourth Negative Speech


Third Proposition:


"The immersion of a penitent believer, by the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ, into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, is for the remission of past sins." Benjamin Franklin affirms. Joel Hume denies.


Benjamin Franklin's First Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's First Negative Speech
Benjamin Franklin's Second Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's Second Negative Speech
Benjamin Franklin's Third Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's Third Negative Speech
Benjamin Franklin's Fourth Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's Fourth Negative Speech


Fourth Proposition:


"Any saint in the church of God can apostatize from the Christian faith, and be finally lost." Benjamin Franklin affirms. Joel Hume denies.


Benjamin Franklin's First Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's First Negative Speech
Benjamin Franklin's Second Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's Second Negative Speech
Benjamin Franklin's Third Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's Third Negative Speech
Benjamin Franklin's Fourth Affirmative Speech
Joel Hume's Fourth Negative Speech

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