The apostolic doctrine is the one and only true Christian doctrine
Clarification on what i am proposing. I am proposing that the apostolic doctrine is the one true faith. I am mainly looking to debate a catholic or Baptist since there will be more clash and debate. These 3 religions are similar in the sense that they believe God is supreme and they believe in some sort of baptism at least. I believe that the reason so many people are atheist is because of the Popular catholic and Baptist religions. They have changed beliefs through ought the centuries and are even doing so now. A lot of there beliefs and interpretations of the bible actually ironically go against the KJV bible itself.
Intro to what the apostolic doctrine is
Answer: There are several groups which call themselves "Apostolic." Generally speaking, these churches all seek to uphold or return to the teachings and practices of the first church.
According to one of their early writers, the Apostolic Church stands for first-century Christianity in faith, practice, and government, "to make known world-wide the forgiveness of sins through the atoning death of Christ, the baptism in water by immersion; the baptism of the Holy Spirit with signs following; the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit; the five gifts of our Ascended Lord; and the vision called in the New Testament, the Church which is His body." As intimated in that statement, the practice of signs and wonders is an integral part of their doctrine.
The doctrine of the Apostolic Church is similar to most evangelical churches. They believe in the unity of the Godhead and the distinctions between the members of the Trinity. Regarding salvation, they teach the need for conviction of sin, repentance, restitution, and confession for salvation. Like most churches within the Methodist tradition, they teach the possibility of a believer falling from grace. Where they differ from many evangelicals is in the Pentecostal teaching of tongues as a sign of Holy Spirit baptism and in their teaching that the ministry of apostles and prophets should never cease in the Church Age.
This is mostly an accurate description of my religion.
I will be using a argument I made 7 hours ago against another opponent.
Qualifications to accept this debate
1. You have to be some sort of Christian (looking for mainly a Baptist or catholic even seven day evangelist) (my mom used to be seven day)
1. no counter plans
2. Sources will mainly be scriptures (so in 7 point voting scriptures will be what counts as source, links or websites too but yeah scriptures as well)
3. Come in open minded trust me in debate in real life its important to be open minded it's similar here as well.
Pro burden= prove my faith is the one right way to God
Con= prove I am wrong/defend their faith etc. Main goal is to disprove the resolution. If you are a different religion that's Christian that I didn't mention you can debate as well but looking mainly for the ones I did.
I currently attend an Evangelical Free church, but have been to a Baptist/Calvinist church, as well as a non-denomination church, and I go to a Lutheran school.
The basis for my accepting the debate is the key phrase "one and only" true Christian doctrine. Pro has clarified this in the comments, saying that this essentially means that only those of the apostolic faith will be saved.
I believe that the 'signs following' are not essential to the faith (though they are not wrong either). I believe that tongues are not the only sign of the Holy Spirit, nor are they necessarily a result of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
I believe that Christians of many denominations are saved - including Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, Calvinists, Catholics, and possibly even some Mormons (not important to this debate though). I also believe some from every denomation will not be saved, due to a lack of genuine saving faith.
Ephesians 4:4-6 There is one body, and one spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Explanation: Your body is able to think, move and take action because it is inhabited by your spirit. The body of Christ is inhabited by his spirit.
Galatians 1:23Paul preached the FAITH which once he destroyed (as Saul)
1 Timothy 1:2 Timothy was Paul’s son in the FAITH
1 Timothy 4:1 you can depart from the FAITH
1 Timothy 5:8 you can deny the FAITH
1 Timothy 6:10 You can err from the FAITH
1 Corinthians 16:13 Stand fast in the FAITH
2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourself, whether you are in the FAITH
Ephesians 4:13 Come to the unity of the FAITH
Colossians 1:23 BE grounded and settled in the FAITH
2 Timothy 4:7 Keep the FAITH (he didn’t want humans to change it and form different denominations)
Jude 1:3 earnestly contend for the FAITH which was once delivered unto the saints
Conclusion: God met for one faith focused on Jesus. He didn’t want religions to form especially ones praying to Mary who was simply poor women who had a lot of faith and “housed” the son of God. Yes she was significant for having the faith to believe and carry this out but Jesus is the son of God and therefore superior to Mary since he is 100% deity and 100% man.
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Due to update related errors, I couldn't post my argument last round. My schedule is now heating up, so maybe it was for the best.
I concede this debate. Vote Pro.
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