Lifelong Learning – Third International Bible Conference for Bible Teachers and Theologians

The Third International Bible Conference, sponsored by the General Conference, BRI, and the North American Division, was held in Israel, June 11-21, 2012. The theme chosen for the conference is “Issues in Biblical Anthropology from an Adventist Perspective.” A total of twelve plenary sessions are planned, some exploring the theme in connection with the ancient Near East, the Old and New Testaments, Greek philosophy and Judaism, Christian history, culture, and contemporary theology. Other plenary sessions dealt with ministry in an age of spiritualism, creation, evolution, and human nature, and death and hell in Scripture. There will also be fifty-four additional papers, presented in six parallel sessions.

Goals of the conference included: (1) studying the biblical understanding of human nature, including the holistic idea of body, soul, and spirit, conditional immortality, and the challenges it faces from contemporary cultures, philosophies, religions, and from the rise of spiritualism at the close of the cosmic conflict; (2) examining ways of reaffirming the faith-commitment of church members to the biblical understanding of human nature in a world culture increasingly characterized by spiritualistic propaganda and manifestations; and (3) exploring strategies of sharing the biblical view of humanity with adherents of other world religions. Some of the most helpful presentations for the world church will be prepared and edited for Continue Reading…

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