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2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference

2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference

June 2015

This year’s Chafer Conference was a potpourri of stimulating topics. Several speakers had multiple sessions including Dr. Andy Woods and Dr. Bruce Baker. Since the Lord surprised us by taking our previous Keynote speaker, Dr. Glen Riddle, home in early March, we decided to continue with the main line of his topic which was to better understand the true grace of the gospel. Four of us are contributors to a recently published book, 21 Tough Questions about Grace. Jim Myers, Dr. Andy Woods, Mark Musser, and Dr. Robert Dean focused on these sometime challenging passages for understanding the grace of God.

Dr. Bruce Baker took three sessions to address critical issues and trends in the Spiritual Life, including a critique of the Spiritual Formation Movement.

Two of the most popular questions related to end times events were addressed. Both of these questions have gone to center stage due to the potential threat of a nuclear Iran and the rise of ISIS. Dr. Andy Woods will give a two-session presentation on Ezekiel 38–39 and the timing of those events. And Dr. Tommy Ice addressed a frequently asked question, "Does Biblical Prophecy Suggest a Future Moslem AntiChrist?"

Additionally, we had a presentation by Chafer graduate, Nate Purtzer, on the "Value of Learning Biblical Greek".

The conference DVDs are available here or here.

To view all video Bible studies in the 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference  series, click here (Vimeo) or here (YouTube).

To listen to all 2015 Chafer Conference sessions as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2015chaferconf.xml
 
Thu, Jun 18, 2015
by Robert Dean
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 20 secs

What happens if a person only trusts Jesus Christ for salvation from sin and never tells anyone? Are they only half saved or not saved at all? Will they still go to heaven when they die? Does the reception of salvation really involve two parts or maybe even three: faith in Christ, public confession of that faith, and submission to Christ’s Lordship? Many have learned a method of gospel presentation called “The Roman Road” which included Rom 10:9-10 as the key verse for how to be saved. Based on that verse many have been taught that a person must not only believe in Jesus, but also must publically confess their faith or they are not saved. And some also add that this confession specifically emphasizes submission to the authority or Lordship of Jesus.

Aside from the question of the necessity of public confession, a second popular teaching seeks support from this verse in making a distinction between a “head” belief and a “heart” belief. According to this view, a person must not only understand and affirm the gospel intellectually, a head belief, but in addition must have a heart belief, usually understood to be a commitment to Christ or something equivalent.

Fri, Jun 19, 2015
by Tony Ortiz
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 27 mins 23 secs
Demonstration of Logos Bible Study software by national Logos representative, Tony Ortiz

www.logos.com

Fri, Jun 19, 2015
by Tommy Ice
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 45 secs
Dr. Tommy Ice's presentation for the 2015 Chafer Conference

Visit Dr. Ice's Pre-Trib Research Center website for more information:
www.pre-trib.org

Fri, Jun 19, 2015
by Andy Woods
Passage: Ezekiel 38-39
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 30 secs
In this session entitled "The Middle East Meltdown" we are going to focus our attention on the famous prophecy found in Ezekiel 38‒39. However, it's a meltdown only from the human point of view, not the divine perspective. A subtitle for this presentation could be "The Coming Islamic Invasion of Israel." There’s a very interesting Chinese saying that says, "May You Live in Interesting Times." I think the time period that we’re living in now would qualify as interesting. Given the choice, there isn’t a time period in history that I would rather be living in than now. Why? The Lord seems to be setting the stage for His return as never before. One of these major stage-setting trends that we are currently seeing is the rise of a coalition of nations that harbors a hostile intent toward Israel. No matter which presidential administration comes into office in this nation and no matter how the calendar turns, this is an issue that doesn’t seem to go away.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015
by Rick King
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 14 mins 11 secs

Visit the Camp Arete website for more information:
www.camparete.com

Fri, Jun 19, 2015
by Mark Musser, Mark Perkins & Clay Ward
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 19 mins 30 secs

Visit the Disciple Makers Multiplied website for additional information.
www.dm2usa.org

Fri, Jun 19, 2015
by Luda Ugrimova
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 8 mins 27 secs

For additional information for Ukraine for Christ, or to donate to Luda's ministry, visit:
www.give.cru.org/2726601

Fri, Jun 19, 2015
by Jonathan Brown
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 9 mins 26 secs

Jonathan and Valerie Brown are missionaries in the Brazilian jungle. They are planting churches among the Yanomami people.

For more information about the missionary organization they represent, visit:
www.crossworld.org

Donations can be mailed to:
CrossWorld Headquarters
10000 N Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64155-2012

You can reach the Browns via email at:

Fri, Jun 19, 2015
by Andy Woods
Passage: Ezekiel 38-39
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 54 secs

Part 2

In this session entitled "The Middle East Meltdown" we are going to focus our attention on the famous prophecy found in Ezekiel 38‒39. However, it's a meltdown only from the human point of view, not the divine perspective. A subtitle for this presentation could be "The Coming Islamic Invasion of Israel." There’s a very interesting Chinese saying that says, "May You Live in Interesting Times." I think the time period that we’re living in now would qualify as interesting. Given the choice, there isn’t a time period in history that I would rather be living in than now. Why? The Lord seems to be setting the stage for His return as never before. One of these major stage-setting trends that we are currently seeing is the rise of a coalition of nations that harbors a hostile intent toward Israel. No matter which presidential administration comes into office in this nation and no matter how the calendar turns, this is an issue that doesn’t seem to go away.

Fri, Jun 19, 2015
by Jim Myers
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins 43 secs

The most significant question that anyone can ask is, “What must I do to be saved?” The only authoritative answer is found in the Bible. To most Christians the words save and salvation immediately call to mind the meaning of deliverance from the lake of fire after death or perhaps “go to heaven when you die.” But this idea of salvation is not the most common meaning of those terms in the Bible. The various Hebrew words translated, “to save,” or, “salvation,” rarely relate to personal salvation from eternal judgment or ultimate entrance into heaven. The New Testament words save and salvation also have a variety of meanings in different passages. If one assumes that every occurrence of the word save or of the word salvation refers to deliverance from the lake of fire, it will inevitably lead to an incorrect interpretation of many passages.

It is important to understand that most of the time when the words save and salvation appear in Scripture they mean something other than, “final deliverance from the lake of fire.”

Click here to download the Visualized Bible Verses ZIP file, compliments of James F. Myers Ministries.