Goodwood Baptist Church will be hosting a conference on the Inerrancy and Infallibility of Scripture with Dr. James White.
James White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a professor, having taught Greek, Systematic Theology, and various topics in the field of apologetics. He has authored or contributed to more than twenty four books, including The King James Only Controversy, The Forgotten Trinity, The Potter’s Freedom, and The God Who Justifies. He is an accomplished debater, having engaged in more than one-hundred forty moderated, public debates around the world with leading proponents of Roman Catholicism, Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Mormonism, as well as critics such as Bart Ehrman, John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, and John Shelby Spong. In recent years James has debated in such locations as Sydney, Australia, as well as mosques in Toronto, London, and South Africa. He is an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church, has been married to Kelli for more than thirty two years, and has two children, and one grandchild, Clementine.
Throughout time, skeptics have regarded the Bible as mythological, but archeology has confirmed it as historical. Opponents have attacked its teaching as primitive and outdated, but its moral and legal concepts and teachings have had a positive influence on societies and cultures throughout the world. It continues to be attacked by pseudo-science, psychology, and political movements, yet it remains just as true and relevant today as it was when it was first written. It is a book that has transformed countless lives and cultures throughout the last 2000 years. No matter how its opponents try to attack, destroy, or discredit it, the Bible remains; its veracity and impact on lives is unmistakable. The accuracy which has been preserved despite every attempt to corrupt, attack, or destroy it is clear testimony to the fact that the Bible is truly God’s Word and is supernaturally protected by Him. It should not surprise us that, no matter how the Bible is attacked, it always comes out unchanged and unscathed. After all, Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” (Mark 13:31).
What does it mean when we say the Bible is the Word of God? Does it mean everything, cover to cover, is the very words of God? Does it contain errors? Is it just men trying to explain God from their perspective?
If it is the flawless, inerrant and infallible Word of God, what impact does it have on our lives? Does God still give new revelation directly to people? How does God then speak to us? How does the Bible affect my life? Is everything mentioned in it still applicable to me? What about sin? Is the Bible the only rule for all of life and godliness?
All of these questions will be addressed by this seminar.
Theme: “The Supremacy of Scripture: Yesterday, Today, Forever”
Date: 6-8 May 2016
Where: Goodwood Baptist Church, Cnr Milton / Fisher Streets, Goodwood, Cape Town
Cost: FREE. Snacks and drinks will be supplied during the conference with a meal Saturday evening.
Outline: Six sessions, with Q&A (1x Friday evening / 4x Saturday / 1x Sunday morning)
- The Inerrancy of Scripture (part 1)
- The Inerrancy of Scripture (part 2)
- Scripture & the LGBT Agenda
- Scripture & ‘Modern Day Apostles/Prophets’
- Scripture & the Interfaith Movement
- Implications & Applications of the Supremacy of Scripture