“What Still Divides Us?” Debate

A high-powered Catholic/Protestant debate

A high-powered Catholic/Protestant debate!

Patrick Madrid leads a team of three Catholic apologists, including Dr. William Marshner, against a three-man team of Protestant apologists: Dr. Robert Godfrey (Calvinist; president of Westminster Theological Seminary, Escondido), Dr. Rod Rosenbladt (Lutheran; professor of theology, Scripture, and apologetics at Concordia University), and Dr. Michael Horton (Reformed Episcopalian; author and host of “The White Horse Inn” radio show).

The first day of debate (approximately four hours) was on the question of sola Scriptura (Latin: by Scripture Alone). The Protestant side defended this Reformation principle, arguing for the notion of the formal sufficiency of Scripture.

The Catholic team countered with a biblical and historical critique of sola Scriptura, arguing that “Scripture alone” is itself unbiblical and alien to historic Christianity; it is not what Christ or the Apostles taught, it was not believed or taught by the early Church, and it has wrought incalculable theological damage and division within Protestantism over the last 500 years.

The second day of debate focused on the Reformation principle of sola fide (Latin: [justification] by faith alone). Again, the Protestant team argued from Scripture in their effort to demonstrate that we are justified by faith alone, and that the Catholic teaching on justification and salvation is unbiblical.

The Catholic team offered a robust critique of sola fide, aiming to show, from Scripture and the testimony of the early Church Fathers, that this pivotal Reformation principle is, in fact, founded upon an mistaken understanding of Scripture and is, therefore, alien to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Powerful, dramatic, challenging, and grace-filled! A serious debate for all serious students of Catholic apologetics.

8 audio CDs — also available as an audio MP3 download from www.patrickmadrid.com.

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2 Responses to ““What Still Divides Us?” Debate”
  1. Annie says:

    I went in this debate thinking the protestant side would put all my questions/doubts on Sola Sciptura to rest. These protestant theologians are the best they have to offer. After the debate I went up to Patrick and said “I can no longer be a protestant. That was long ago and I have been Catholic almost 17 years now!

  2. Craig in San Antonio says:

    I am a former Presbyterian minister who used to drink heavily from the fountain of reformed theology as presented by the team of theologians Mr. Madrid debated. If you have any questions about the issues of sola scriptura and sola fida, this debate hit the major issues and is a “must listen” for anyone who wants to know the issues. The scriptural and historical arguements presented by Mr. Madrid and his team were thorough, cogent and in my mind, indisputable. I have been Catholic for 7 years now and have no regrets about leaving the Reformed circle. A “must-buy”!

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