Standing Firm in Seattle
Yesterday, close to 3,000 Christians gathered in Seattle, WA, for our 2012 West Coast Conference with Drs. Steven Lawson, John MacArthur, and R.C. Sproul. It is a blessing to see so many gather for instruction and to stand firm with us in the foundational truths of the Christian faith.
Dr. MacArthur spoke on the authority of Scripture, walking us through Isaiah 53—what he called “the first Gospel”—showing how it so accurately foretold the work of Christ.
Dr. Lawson boldly proclaimed the resurrection of Christ from 1 Corinthians 15 where the apostle Paul gives, “the greatest defense for the primacy and the centrality of the resurrection of Christ in the gospel.” If the resurrection did not happen:
- Our preaching is futile.
- Our faith is foolish.
- The disciples are frauds.
- The cross has failed.
- The grave is final.
- Everything is folly.
Dr. Sproul defended the doctrine of the Trinity, taking us through the prologue of John’s Gospel (John 1:1-5), giving special attention to the person of Christ. He surveyed some of the attacks that have been made on the person of Christ, and consequently on the Trinity, as attacks continue today.
You can join the conversation by following the hashtag #lmwc on Twitter or Instagram. Here are a few highlights from yesterday’s sessions:
Wise is the man who knows which hills to die on. —Steven Lawson #lmwc— Ligonier Ministries (@Ligonier) June 8, 2012
Heresy always forces the church to greater precision and clarity about what we do believe and what the Bible teaches… —R.C. Sproul #lmwc— Ligonier Ministries (@Ligonier) June 9, 2012
Continuing to Stand Firm
Today, we can continue to stand firm as Drs. Lawson, MacArthur, and Sproul stand firm, “Against the Claims of Atheism,” “Against our Own Sin,” “for the Exclusive Claims of Christ,” and “for Justification by Faith Alone.”
Please pray for our speakers and for those in attendance. Lord willing, in a few weeks time, all of the sessions from this conference will be available to stream for free at Ligonier.org.