The Coming of the Kingdom: "Christianizing the World?"
The subject of the lecture, ‚ÄúThe Coming of the Kingdom: ‚ÄėChristianizing the World?‚Äô‚ÄĚ is of vital importance to all professing Christians. It is the subject of the relation of the Christian to the world of the ungodly in which he lives, works, plays, and exercises earthly citizenship, as also of the way in which he lives distinctively as a Christian in all the spheres of earthly life‚ÄĒmarriage, labor, education, and the rest. The subject of the speech is also the calling of the Christian from the Lord Jesus Christ with regard to the ‚Äúculture‚ÄĚ of the society in which she finds herself.
Westminster Seminary California 1725 Bear Valley Pkwy Escondido, CA 92027
In an age when many professing Christians are in danger of being swallowed up by worldly culture, or ways of life, a speech that applies the Bible to the relation of the Christian and culture is timely. The lecture is of special interest and importance to Reformed, or Calvinistic, Christians, as it is particularly addressed to them. Widely and for years, many Reformed have been taught that God calls them to ‚ÄúChristianize‚ÄĚ their society and then the world by means of a common grace of God. Such ‚ÄúChristianizing‚ÄĚ has not happened, is not happening, and obviously is not going to happen. In addition, the effects of this project upon the churches, schools, and people committed to the project have been disastrous. The question arises: If not the ‚ÄúChristianizing‚ÄĚ of the world, what is the kingdom-calling of the Reformed Christian? Is he to flee the world? Or, is there a positive kingdom-calling given with, and empowered by, salvation by the particular, saving grace of God in Jesus Christ? This question, the lecture will answer.
All visitors will be given three free books, entitled Christ's Spiritual Kingdom: A Defense of Reformed Amillennialism, Federal Vision: Heresy at the Root, and The Reformed Worldview: The Word of God for our Generation, by Professors David J. Engelsma and Herman Hanko. Visitors will also receive two free CD's featuring Rev. Angus Stewart in debates on the topics Calvinism vs. Arminianism and Have the Charismatic Gifts Ceased?