Questions for the Elders of Church of Wells

By Matt Slick, Tony Miano and Andrew Rappaport

The Church of Wells is located in Wells, Texas. In order to better understand some specifics of the Church of Wells' beliefs and practices, we have collectively developed a list of Questions for the Elders of the Church of Wells. We look forward to detailed written and/or video responses from Sean Morris or Jacob Gardner.

  • Please explain your understanding of the biblical Doctrine of Persecution, and explain the relationship of this doctrine to the Church of Wells. Please also provide specific examples of how the Church of Wells has been persecuted prior to April 1, 2014.(Video)
  • Please explain the Church of Wells doctrine of “unwilling sin.” (Video)
  • Given that it has been stated by the elders of the CoW that a person can lose his salvation, please explain the following: John 8:29, "And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him." John 6:39, "And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day." If Jesus always does that which pleases the Father, and the will of the Father is that Jesus lose none, and that those who are given to Jesus will be raised (to glory), then how is it possible for Jesus to lose somebody by them losing salvation?” (Video)
  • According to the Church of Wells, what must a person do in order to obtain and retain salvation? (Video)
  • Please explain where Scripture supports the declaration of a person’s salvation upon first meeting him. (Video)
  • Can a person whose salvation is once lost return to a state of grace? (Video)
  • Do any of the elders of the Church of Wells have formal, theological training? (Video)
  • How were the elders of the Church of Wells qualified and selected? (Video)
  • Is the Church of Wells a true church, and if so, can the elders provide the names of other true churches? (Video)
  • Do the elders of the Church of Wells believe that Paul Washer once walked in the light, but no longer does? If so, why has the Church of Wells’ opinion of Paul Washer changed? (Video)
  • The Church of Wells website shows the faces of men implying the church sees them as the church’s “cloud of witnesses.” Many of the men shown held to the Doctrine of Perseverance of the Saints. Will the Church of Wells be removing the images of these men since your church believes a Christian can lose his salvation? (Video)
  • When did each of the elders of the Church of Wells come to faith in Jesus Christ? (Video)
  • Have any of the elders ever lost his salvation? If so, how did he regain it? (Video)

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.