David Padfield and Frank Watson

Debate On "Faith Only" Salvation

This debate took place in Evansville, Indiana in December of 1987. Though the debate was scheduled for four nights of debate, on the second night Mr. Watson withdrew from the debate with a brief nine minute statement. It was a shock to his moderator and all present. John Welch wrote a review of the debate for Faith and Facts Quarterly.

This debate is available here as six 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 One: Padfield's First Affirmative (Monday, Dec. 7, 1987). You can either click this link to start listening now (27 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (11.9 MB).

Mormon church Part Two: Watson's First Negative (Monday, Dec. 7, 1987). You can either click this link to start listening now (30 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (13.7 MB).

Mormon church Part Two: Padfield's Second Affirmative (Monday, Dec. 7, 1987). You can either click this link to start listening now (29 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (13.2 MB).

Mormon church Part Two: Watson's Second Negative (Monday, Dec. 7, 1987).You can either click this link to start listening now (29 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (13.2 MB).

Mormon church Part Two: Waton's Concession Speech (Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1987). You can either click this link to start listening now (9 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (4.3 MB).

Mormon church Part Two: Padfield's Response (Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1987). You can either click this link to start listening now (36 minutes), or right-click this link to download the file to your hard drive (16.6 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).