2012 Fall Conference at Reformation Bible College
Posted On October 03, 2012
In September Christians travelled far and wide to tour Reformation Bible College (RBC), walk the Ligonier campus, and to join together for a time of teaching and fellowship as we consider the conference theme, “Surprised by God.” Here is a recap of conference events and the available video messages for each lecture.
George Grant, Keith Mathison, Michael Morales, Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul, and R.C. Sproul Jr. opened the conference with a pre-conference round table discussion on Christianity, culture, and the reign of Christ over all things. Video: The Lamb Who Reigns
Stephen Nichols gave the formal address during RBC’s convocation ceremony and showed us four surprises of God from Exodus 25:21–22, Romans 3:21–26, and the life of Martin Luther. Video: A Rekindled Flame: The Reformation’s Rediscovery of God
In the morning the conference resumed as George Grant discussed the development of Christian literature in the twentieth century, and the powerful impact it continues to have today. Video: Inklings of Wonder
Stephen Nichols then focused on the doctrine of Scripture, showing us that the issue has evolved from being one of a scientific debate, to which inerrancy was the answer, to the challenge of the sufficiency of Scripture. “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever” (1Pet. 24-25, Isa. 40:8). Video: God in a Book
R.C. Sproul Jr.’s message was a call for all Christians to wonder before the magnificence of God’s love, the beauty of His creation, and to trust in Him as our true Father in heaven. Video: The Call to Wonder
Video: Questions & Answers with Grant, Morales, Nichols, Sproul Sr., Sproul Jr., and Michael Morales.
With Exodus 40 as his prmary text, Michael Morales then presented the significance of the shekinah glory as seen in the Old Testament manifestation of the presence of God. He concluded by showing us that because of Christ our humanity has now become the dwelling place of God. Video: Shekinah
R.C. Sproul closed the conference teaching from Isaiah 6:1-3. He addressed the issue of the universal problem of mankind’s blindness to the glory of God. He reminded us that even though all creation may be seen as a theatre to display the wonder, beauty, and glory of God, the natural man sees not because he can’t stand to. Video: The Eclipse of God
Our prayer is that for those who attended the conference will walk away humbled, recognizing their position as creatures before our transcendent and holy Creator, and amazed at God’s glory. We hope to see many of you at our 2013 National Conference.
Nathan W. Bingham is the Internet Outreach Manager for Ligonier Ministries.