In a disastrous era of moral experimentation there has been a rapid acceleration of the rejection of God's timeless truth. Restraint, moral boundaries and many tried and tested spiritual landmarks have been removed or been re-defined. The new culture that has ensued from this rejection is already affecting churches and believers' lives. The conclusion from this surely is the need for all to turn back to "Authentic Christianity."
Date: Saturday 20th January 2024
Time: 10:30 - 16:30 GMT
The Conference shall be held in-person as well as livestreamed on the Jude Conference YouTube channel.
Our modern culture is a by product of fallen human nature and against God.
It’s foundation is a series of Satanic lies which seek to “hold down” God’s truth. Our worldview of this culture will inevitably shape our lives, our ministry and churches. After outlining these current pressures, Pastor Cadapen will pose the challenge for how Christ’s people should live their lives in this increasingly Godless culture. What is “Authentic Christianity” as defined by God’s Word and where should we draw important lines to avoid surrendering to modern culture?
A dramatic social revolution has occurred in the last 60 years across the western world. The transcendent God of the Bible has quickly been rejected and high and holy things turned upside down. What schemes and devices has Satan used to implement his strategic plan? Pastor Thackway will plot the steps of this revolution, and its present methods.
Pilate’s famous question: “What is truth?” is as relevant as ever as we respond to the changing culture around us. Politicians and new tech e.g. so-called “Artificial Intelligence” are seeking to re-define truth. Returning to an unchanging Biblical worldview of culture and a love for Authentic Christianity is vital. We must define truth clearly and carefully. Pastor Wyncoll will explain its features, which are so clear and reassuring.
New Downgrade is affecting believers lives and our churches. We are told that the right emphasis must now be “market and consumer driven”. We are also losing the Biblical concept and Christ’s teaching of there being two distinct kingdoms not one. Pastor Northern shall highlight this misguided approach and the impact it has. What are non-negotiables for worship, our priorities, witness and lifestyle?
Our children and the rising generation are very much exposed to the online and offline pressures of the present age. How should we respond? Shall we withdraw from society altogether or shall we train our young people to quickly see and recognise the dangers they face. Surely we must also point them early to Christ, and to love the truths of God’s Word. Pastor Kay will consider some of the principles and strategies parents and Church leaders must consider within their specific circumstances.
Christ’s approach to culture during His earthly ministry is the primary source of understanding and insight for how we must respond to our prevailing culture. How did Christ deal with various conflicting cultures? Where does authority cascade and what methods did He use to respond to the pressures of His day? Pastor Kcofie will help us to learn from our Lord and Saviour.
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Christ's Approach To Culture
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The Necessity of Truth
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Children and Education
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A New Downgrade
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The New Downgrade - Its Impact
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