Sunday, October 21, 2012

Debate Announcement

On Friday, October 26th at 8:00 PM, Deeper Truth Blog will have it's 18th on-air debate. (Debra JM Smith lost debate #16 by deliberate forfeit, the others can all be found on our site).

The debate will be between John Benko and Brian Ketterer. The option has been left open to Brian to expand the debate to a series, depending on how the first debate goes.

Brian will be arguing in favor of the proposition that Catholic veneration of Mary constitutes material, if unintentional, worship and that Catholics (again, unintentionally) have made Mary into a mediator between God and Man.

John Benko will argue that Catholic veneration of Mary is not only not worship or mediation but fits perfectly with what the Christian church has always believed and what the Bible teaches about her role in the salvation story.

The debate will begin with introductions at 8:00 PM eastern time. Here is the link for anyone wishing to listen.

After introductions, Brian will proceed to deliver an opening statement of up to 10 minutes. John Benko will follow with a rebuttal of up to 5 minutes.

We will then take a short break.

John Benko will then deliver his open, and Brian's rebuttal will follow.

We will then take our second break.

Brian will then ask John his first question. John will have up to 2 minutes to answer and Brian will be given an optional rebuttal of up to 1 minute,

John will follow by asking his first question, in the same manner, and the sequence will continue until Brian and John have each asked- and answered- 4 questions.

We will then take our final break.

Brian will offer his closing statement first, then John (up to 3 minutes each). We will consider taking audience questions afterwords.

The call-in number is 646-595-2071. If you wish to participate in the chat room, you must register first with Blogtalkradio.

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