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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.

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
 
Wed, Jun 17, 2015
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 49 mins 46 secs
Dr. Dean's training on several advanced Logos features.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 28 secs
Dr. Bruce Baker's first presentation for the 2015 Chafer Pastor's Conference
Wed, Jun 17, 2015
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 7 secs
The unpardonable sin is otherwise known as the blasphemy of the Spirit. It is specifically mentioned in the parallel passages of Matthew 12:30-32, Mark 3:28-30, and Luke 12:10. It is conspicuously absent from the book of Acts and the Epistles, which strongly suggests the limited time frame in which this particular sin could be committed. Jesus Himself is the originator of the unpardonable sin. Before singling out the great danger of committing the blasphemy of the Spirit directed toward some Pharisees who attributed His powers of exorcism to Satanic activity, Jesus takes great pains to describe the height, length, width, and depth of His forgiveness toward any and every other sin (Matt 12:38-40; Mark 3:28-30). The unpardonable sin is therefore a singular and extraordinary category of unbelief that is anchored in the Gospel period when the historical Jesus walked the earth. It cannot be committed today. Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer sharply writes, “When considering the subject of the blasphemy of the Spirit, it may well be noted that, quite beyond human explanation, men do not swear in the name of the Third Person. From this fact, it may be concluded that there is now and ever has been a peculiar sanctity belonging to the Holy Spirit. His very name and title implies this.”
Wed, Jun 17, 2015
Passage: 2 Corinthians 13:5
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 26 secs
Second Corinthians 13:5, one of the most hotly contested verses in the entire Bible says, "Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!" Most understand this verse as exhorting the idea of perpetual self introspective spiritual analysis in order to ascertain if one is truly a Christian. This point of view emanates from interpreters who adhere to Reformed Theology, Lordship Salvation, or Hyper Calvinism. These systems place a high premium on perseverance in good works as the authenticating sign of being a genuine believer. In other words, they teach that all true believers will inevitably persevere in good works. Thus, ever increasing good works demonstrate the genuineness or authenticity of an individual's spiritual status as a true child of God. If the good works are not plentiful in someone's life, then perhaps they are not a true child of God. Perhaps they are a mere professor of Christ rather than an actual possessor of Him. Thus, in this system, 2 Corinthians 13:5 means that we should engage in chronic spiritual inventory in order to ascertain the abundance of a changed life and good works. If they are not present, then perhaps we were never saved in the first place.

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Thu, Jun 18, 2015
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 23 mins 17 secs
Logos Bible Study Software demonstration by national Logos representative, Tony Ortiz
Thu, Jun 18, 2015
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 20 secs
Dr. Bruce Baker's presentation on Spiritual Maturity
Thu, Jun 18, 2015
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 56 mins 15 secs
Updates on Chafer Theological Seminary and future plans by Chafer board members Charlie Clough and Clay Ward.

Click on the "notes" link below to view the CTS white paper Charlie presented.

Thu, Jun 18, 2015
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins
Learning to Use Passage Lists, Searches, and New Logos Tools by John Brumett
Thu, Jun 18, 2015
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins 22 secs
Nate's book, Biblical Greek: Beginning the Adventure, formatted for printing, is available here. For electronic devices, his book is available here.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015
Series: 2015 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 36 secs
Dr. Bruce Baker's presentation on The Problem of Sin and its Cure