David Padfield and Don Phillips

Debate On The Purpose Of Water Baptism

In 1990 Don Phillips (American Baptist) and David Padfield (Christian) engaged in a public discussion on the purpose of water baptism. The debate was held in Terre Haute, Indiana. The following links will take you to articles and files related to this debate.

This debate is available here as thirteen MP3 files. You can either download the files onto your hard drive or listen to them directly from your Web browser if you have QuickTime installed (nearly all computers do).

Audio Debate Part 1: Opening Remarks by John Welch (Thursday, Nov. 8, 1990). You can either click this link to start listening now (4 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (2 MB).

Audio Debate Part 2: Padfield's First Affirmative (Thursday, Nov. 8, 1990). You can either click this link to start listening now (20 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (9 MB).

Audio Debate Part 3: Phillips's First Negative (Thursday, Nov. 8, 1990). You can either click this link to start listening now (20 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (9 MB).

Audio Debate Part 4: Padfield's Second Affirmative (Thursday, Nov. 8, 1990). You can either click this link to start listening now (20 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (9 MB).

Audio Debate Part 5: Phillips's Second Negative (Thursday, Nov. 8, 1990). You can either click this link to start listening now (20 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (9 MB).

Audio Debate Part 6: Padfield's Third Affirmative (Thursday, Nov. 8, 1990). You can either click this link to start listening now (20 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (9 MB).

Audio Debate Part 7: Phillips's Third Negative (Thursday, Nov. 8, 1990). You can either click this link to start listening now (20 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (9 MB).

Audio Debate Part 8: Phillips's First Affirmative (Friday, Nov. 9, 1990). You can either click this link to start listening now (20 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (9 MB).

Audio Debate Part 9: Padfield's First Negative (Friday, Nov. 9, 1990). You can either click this link to start listening now (20 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (9 MB).

Audio Debate Part 10: Phillips's Second Affirmative (Friday, Nov. 9, 1990). You can either click this link to start listening now (20 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (9 MB).

Audio Debate Part 11: Padfield's Second Negative (Friday, Nov. 9, 1990). You can either click this link to start listening now (20 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (9 MB).

Audio Debate Part 12: Phillips's Third Affirmative (Friday, Nov. 9, 1990). You can either click this link to start listening now (17 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (8 MB).

Audio Debate Part 13: Padfield's Third Negative (Friday, Nov. 9, 1990). You can either click this link to start listening now (20 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (9 MB).

Debate On Water Baptism

remission of sinsDownload Charts from the Padfield-Phillips Debate. Over 120 overhead charts used by Padfield in this debate (PDF file size: 251k). You will need Acrobat Reader, available free from Adobe Systems, in order to view the charts.

"For The Remission Of Sins." A few years ago David Padfield wrote to several prominent Greek scholars and posed this question: "Is it grammatically possible that the phrase 'eis aphesin hamartion,' 'for the remission of sins,' as used in Acts 2:38, expresses the force of both verbs, 'repent ye and be baptized each one of you,' even though these verbs differ in both person and number?" This booklet contains photocopies of their responses and explains the phrase "for the remission of sins" in a very detailed manner (PDF File size: 640k).