“Which soteriological view is taught in Romans 9?” James White vs. Leighton Flowers debate VIDEO now online

Update May 15, 2015: Best footage and in broken up in sections can be found in the following playlist:

Video from the debate is now online from two different sources: First Video of Romans 9 Debate Posted [video]:

Also from Red Grace Media [video}:

Here is the original post on this debate with updates from the week:

Rich Pierce @ Alpha & Omega Ministries:

flowers debateWhile this is definitely an interesting exchange, it is not a very good debate. The topic was supposed to involve both sides presenting a positive exegesis of Romans 9 so that the audience could compare and decide for themselves. Professor Flowers chose to make a presentation on Total Depravity (which was the topic he had originally suggested), and then make some surface-level comments about how his position would be relevant to particular sections of Romans 9. Hence, the formal debate was basically uncontested, but the secondary debate (total depravity) was only partially contested, as James did not get to make a positive presentation on the topic. Despite this (all too common) problem, the discussion is very useful in comparing Reformed theology and exegesis with what calls itself “traditionalist” Southern Baptist views.

The audio can be purchased for $7.50/$9.00 here.

Update May 12, 2015: James White gave his report on the debate in a portion on today’s Dividing Line [video | mp3]

He also posted his Final Observations on the Leighton Flowers Discussion (With Addendum).

Here are some pictures from the debate via social media:

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