Overview of the 2018 Conference

islam fact 300x167The annual Chafer Theological Seminary (CTS) Bible Conference is open to theologians, pastors, Christians, and students. It is a tremendous opportunity for all attendees to grow in their understanding of the Scriptures and to enjoy fellowship with other like-minded believers.

The 2018 Chafer Theological Seminary Pastors’ Conference took place March 12–14.

You can access the audio and video of the presentations by clicking on the Presentations/Media link on the left.

To order free individual DVDs of the sessions, click here. If you'd like to order the free multimedia disc with all of the videos, MP3 files, and papers from the conference, click here and then navigate to the second page.

Understanding Islam

Islam has spread throughout the Western world in ways unimagined 40 years ago. During this time, jihadism has made Islamic terrorism normative. Yet, there are vast numbers of business and political leaders as well as church leaders who continue to speak of Islam as only a religion of peace. Some churches even include interfaith forums between Christians and Moslem leaders creating much controversy. With the rise of Islam today, what must the Christian know about this religion? What is their view of sin, salvation, and Jesus? What is their view of the future? What mandates about the world and the future are found in the Koran and the Hadith? Can there be detente between Islam and Christianity? What are the political realities of Islamic law called Shariah, and how is that impacting European countries and the United States and Canada?

To address these vital questions Chafer Seminary invited Shahram Hadian, a former Muslim who converted to Christianity as a young adult to help us understand the truth about Islam and the direction of modern Islamic movements. It is vital for Bible-believing Christians to be informed for the dual purpose of evangelism, as well as the political and civil decisions that must be made in relation to Islamic immigration.

This was the major focus of the conference this year. Eight sessions were devoted to the study of Islam. The other sessions focused on some vital studies of God’s Word where we were refreshed by the eternal truths of the Scripture. The following topics were discussed:

Bruce Baker: The Knowledge of God: The Starting Point for Apologetics. Romans 1:18–21

Bob Bolender: 1,000 Generations of the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times

Charles Clough: Interactive Session on Chafer Theological Seminary and You

Craig Northcott: The Local Church’s Role in Government

Andy Woods: 2 Thessalonians 2:3a: Spiritual Apostasy? Or Rapture?

 

Chafer Seminary continues to move forward and we will also provide updates on our plans and the future. Please continue in prayer for our Chancellor, Dr. Meisinger and his health.