Another "John 3:16 Conference"

Published January 10, 2013 by Andrew Lindsey in Reformation Theology

[The blogposts that I published regarding the first “John 3:16 Conference are compiled HERE.]

Another “John 3:16 Conference” from Jerry Vines Ministries is scheduled for March 21-22 of this year. I will almost certainly not be able to attend this conference, as my third child is due to be born around that time.

A list of the speakers at the upcoming conference may be viewed HERE.

The topics to be covered at this conference are stated as questions, as follows:

1. For Whose Sins Did Jesus Die?

2. What Did We Inherit From Adam?

3. Does Regeneration Precede Faith?

4. What Were the Early SBC Leaders’ Views on Salvation?

5. Who Are the Elect?

6. Is the Sinners’ Prayer Biblical?

Here are the answers to those questions:

1. The Good Shepherd laid down His life for His sheep (John 10:11). Christ died as the perfect, infallible payment for the sins of the elect: those who will certainly come to receive all the benefits of Christ’s death (cf. Rom 8:30-32; Heb 10:14) .

2. We inherit a radically corrupted nature from Adam, which places us under the wrath of God (cf. Eph 2:3).

3. Yes, regeneration precedes faith (see Eph 2:1-5).

4. The early SBC leaders’ views on salvation were Calvinistic (see Dr. Tom Nettles‘ body of work).

5. The elect are those persons who are foreknown by God, who are predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son (cf. Rom 8:29).

6. No, the “Sinners’ Prayer,” as commonly conceived, is not biblical (show me an example from the Bible of an evangelist leading someone in a scripted prayer).

So… that didn’t take very long! If anyone reading this blog was actually planning on going to the “John 3:16 Conference,” I just saved you $65 plus a good deal of time! Feel free to send me a check instead. 🙂

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