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?
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