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The Highers-Blakely Debate on Instrumental Music Alan E. Highers

The Highers-Blakely Debate on Instrumental Music

Alan E. Highers

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The transcript of a debate between Alan E. Highers and Given O. Blakely conducted April 12-15, 1988 in Neosho, Missouri. Contains full transcript, charts, biographical sketches, and black and white photos.The debate occurred over a period of fourMoreThe transcript of a debate between Alan E. Highers and Given O. Blakely conducted April 12-15, 1988 in Neosho, Missouri. Contains full transcript, charts, biographical sketches, and black and white photos.The debate occurred over a period of four nights.Highers took the first positive position on the first two nights, affirming: The use of mechanical instruments of music as an element of Christian worship is without Scriptural authority and therefore sinful. Blakely denied.Blakely took the second positive on the third and fourth nights, affirming: The employment of instruments of music in the singing of praise does not transgress the law of God, is harmonious with the faith of Christ, and is inoffensive to God- hence, it is Scriptural and in harmony with the Word of God. Highers denied.