Day of Prophecy Conference This Week at the CFC

This Thursday, Sept 4, the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture (the CFC) will host a one-day conference on the timing, nature, and purpose of the Rapture of the Church. The event begins with Ed Hindson speaking in Binkley Chapel at 10 a.m. on “Can we still believe in the Rapture?”

Three afternoon sessions will be held at the conference room of the CFC (Patterson Hall, 2nd floor). William Watson speaks on “The Rapture before Darby” at 1:00 p.m., Michael Rydelnik speaks on “Israel, the Church, and the Tribulation,” at 2:00 p.m., and then at 3:00 p.m. Danny Akin will join the speakers for a panel discussion.

Craig Blaising will cap the conference with his lecture at 7:00 p.m. given at the Wake Forest Baptist Church. His topic is entitled “The Rapture and the Day of the Lord.” The conference promises to be helpful and enlightening to all, regardless of one’s perspective concerning eschatology. Information for registering can be found here. For those who cannot attend, the link for live streaming can be found here.

Have We Left the Rapture Behind?

The Apostle Paul says of the believers who will be living when Jesus returns: “We who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air” (1 Thess 4:17). We generally refer to the “catching up” as the Rapture. Does this event occur before the Tribulation? During? After? On Sept. 4th the Bush Center for Faith and Culture will host the Day of Prophecy conference, in which the arguments for a pre-tribulational rapture will be examined.

The speakers include Craig Blaising, Provost of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ed Hindson, Dean of the School of Religion at Liberty University, Michael Rydelnik, Professor of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute; and William Watson, Professor of History at Colorado Christian University.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 10 am: Ed Hindson (Binkley Chapel) — “Can we still believe in the Rapture?”
  • 1 pm: William Watson (Bush Center) — “The Rapture before Darby”
  • 2 pm: Michael Rydelnik (Bush Center) — “Israel, the Church, and the Tribulation”
  • 3 pm: Panel Discussion (Bush Center) with Danny Akin, Craig Blaising, Ed Hindson, William Watson, and Michael Rydelnik
  • 7 pm: Craig Blaising (Wake Forest Baptist Church) — “The Rapture and the Day of the Lord”

More information about the conference (including registration) can be found here.