This was the second and final day of the Grace Conference. I’ll give a quick synopsis.
Over the two days I heard challenging messages from Dr. Robert Lightner, Dr. Charles Ryrie, Dr. James Scudder and Dr. Larry Moyer.
This afternoon Dr. Larry Moyer brought a message from Romans 1:13-17 and focused on the three “I am’s” of Paul.
“I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ…”
The debtor is obligated, he is ready “eager,” and not ashamed because the gospel is a message of deliverance.
Moyer warned that,
“We are in danger of becoming known for defining the Gospel. The Gospel is defined. While we are busy defining the Gospel people are going to Hell. Declare the Gospel and people are saved.”
I conducted two workshops on the Lordship Salvation controversy. I was able to answer many excellent questions from the audience both days. Today I was able to irrefutably demonstrate, by comparing Scripture with how men like John MacArthur define their interpretation of the Gospel, that Lordship Salvation does indeed frustrate the grace of God (Gal. 2:21).
The closing banquet was a first class an event that I have ever been to. Mouth-watering menu and a dessert bar that, from 6 feet away, added inches to my waistline. I foraged the dessert bar three times, once before the main course and twice afterward. I did get my daily serving of fruit in the form of chocolate covered strawberries.
I would encourage anyone who cherishes the doctrine of grace, wants to be among like-minded believers, wants to be challenged and encouraged from the Word o God to consider attending next year’s Grace Conference. I will post update in advance of the 2008 conference.