FBC O’Fallon Lecture to Confront the Sexual Revolution with Biblical Truth

O’FALLON – With worldly views on sexuality and gender pervading contemporary church life among several denominations, First Baptist O’Fallon is hosting a conference Oct. 14-15 to explain Bible perspectives on the topics.

During the conference—Creation v. Revolution: How God’s Revelation Confronts the Sexual Revolution—speakers from the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) will discuss current cultural and sexual attitudes and how Christians should respond; what the Bible says about gender, sex and marriage; how to deal with LGBTQ+ family members, friends, colleagues and neighbours; and, Biblical views regarding transgender identity and homosexuality.

“The conference is for anyone who wants to learn what the Bible has to say about marriage, gender and sexuality. This will be especially beneficial to those who are currently struggling with these issues and who are eager to learn how the Word of God speaks to these issues,” says Dr. Jonathan Swan, Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Education at First Baptist. Swan also edits the semi-annual CBMW journal, Eikon.

“The first-century church that arose in the midst of a Greco-Roman culture also faced a morally confused and sexualized culture,” Swan says. “What is encouraging in any case is that despite new challenges, or old ones presented in different packaging, the word of God remains the same.”

“Christians are overwhelmed because they constantly confront the world on issues related to gender and sexuality,” he says. “All major government and cultural institutions are inundated with his teachings.”

Today’s society, Swan says, is influenced by sexual terms, concepts and worldview, which are “indispensable to anyone who participates in American civilization.”

He hopes conference attendees will leave with a renewed love for God and His revelation, an understanding that God has designed us for our good and His glory, strengthened confidence in their beliefs and knowledge of God’s Word, and a burden and the desire to reach our culture for Jesus Christ.

Speakers include Denny Burk, President of CBMW; Colin Smothers, CEO of CCBM; and Swan.

The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood states on its website that its mission is “to expound the teachings of the Bible on the complementary differences between men and women, created equally in the image of God, for those teachings are essential for obedience to the scriptures and for the health of the family and the church.

CBMW began in 1987 to address issues it saw emerging from churches incorporating unbiblical views on the roles of men and women in church theology and practice. CBMW asserts that correct biblical understanding is necessary because what is at stake is scriptural authority and the health of homes, churches and worship. Additionally, incorrect theology impacts Bible translations and the advancement of the gospel.

The conference begins Friday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. that evening. It continues on Saturday mornings at 9am and lasts until 2.45pm with lunch provided. The $15 registration fee includes four books that complement the conference topics.

Registration can be done online at http://firstofallon.com/creationvrevolution.

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