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If you subscribe to Anthony Buzzard’s excellent monthly newsletter “Focus on the Kingdom“, you probably are aware this year’s version of his annual Theological Conference (the 19th) is coming up at the end of next month.  KingdomReady’s very own Sean Finnegan has attended in year’s past, though his busy Masters school schedule will keep him away this time around.  However I’m planning on attending for the first time, and I wanted to invite all of you to attend if you have the opportunity.  There are so few chances for fellow truth-seekers like ourselves to get together in person and learn from one-another, fellowship, and hopefully build lasting friendships in our all-too-small (but hopefully growing) faith. Below is a nice overview from Anthony’s last newsletter.  Hope to see you there!


2010 THEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE

4/25/10 – 4/28/10

Norcross, GA

The 19th annual “Theological Conference” sponsored by Atlanta Bible College and Restoration Fellowship will be held in Atlanta at Simpsonwood Retreat Center from April 25-28th, 2010.

We are hoping to bring together a sizeable group of keen students of the Bible who are impassioned about the Kingdom of God Gospel and the great issues of the identity of God and Jesus. Christians obviously want to take fellowship seriously as part of our mutual responsibility to each other. All are welcome, and interaction with the speakers by way of questions and comments is a feature of our meetings.

These three days together in a beautiful Georgia setting are invigorating and life-changing. Believers in the human Jesus are often scattered and isolated. Do please seriously consider spending these precious days with believers of like mind. Your presence there will be an enormous encouragement and blessing to others. You may want to give your own faith story, a brief account of your faith journey so far. These “stories” are often amongst the most gripping and memorable parts of our time together. Participants report on their (often long) search for good biblical sense and thus a closer knowledge of God and Jesus.

The power of the internet, websites and publication and week by week distribution via Amazon, etc, of existing and brand new books about Jesus and his relationship to the One God have vastly widened the availability of truth. Within a few years, multitudes of the nearly seven billion people on earth will be reachable via the Internet. Already more than 1 1/2 billion are! Do come and celebrate these advances and the vital importance of truth with us, and learn of the recent appearance of very significant biblical unitarian sites. The impact on the world for the Gospel of the Kingdom is becoming limitless (Matt. 24:14). The world of communication is unlike anything our forebears would have imagined. We are all part of the Great Commission, as servants of Jesus the Messiah. Several leaders of the One God movement will speak and exhort us to faithful and instructed discipleship.

For MORE details, costs, and how to attend, please visit the following link – http://focusonthekingdom.org/conf2010.htm.

16 Responses to “2010 Theological Conference – an Invitation”

  1. on 14 Mar 2010 at 2:40 pmRay

    I clicked on “Focus on the Kingdom” above and then read from Anthony’s latest newsletter where hee made mention of Jesus as “the human Jesus.”

    Q. Is Jesus human today? He certainly was human as he was on this earth in the days of his flesh, but is he human today?

    I read in II Corinthians 5, how the early Christians knew Jesus after the flesh, but later knew him no more that way. (II Cor 5:16)

    We have read about Jesus, about his living in the flesh, being crucified, then raised, and gone up into heaven.

    Now I think of Jesus as in the form of God, knowing that he has a history of being a man and having lived in this world as God’s only
    begotten Son.

    I believe in his past and so in that sense, “the human Jesus”, though I think of him now as the Jesus who is presently in the form of God.

    Today Jesus is the new man, the spiritual man, the resurrected man, the last Adam, the new creation kind of man.

    The scripture says that flesh and blood can not inherit the kingdom of God. (I Cor 15:50)

    Is it correct to say that Jesus had been human. or is he still human today? I believe he had been a human on this earth, but now he is
    the Lord from heaven, much as he was before he came to this earth (in the form of a man child, born of a woman), but now he has a history that he had not had previously, (before the time that he came to this earth in the flesh), though his history had already been written of God in the scriptures. For we can read of those prophecies that have spoken about him which he fulfilled, and receive the life he came to give us, which we have received and is laid up for us in the heavenlies.

  2. on 14 Mar 2010 at 3:49 pmRay

    So is Jesus human today?, I suppose more human than a human can be, for didn’t the apostle tell us of his suffering that we might be saved?

    Yet, he bleeds not today, though the graceful river flows,
    Which once it did through nail driven hands, and so,
    In a world of harsh reality, a distasteful place of vanity,
    In that place the human Jesus bled, that we by his spirit might be led, and so in that place where useless lives were spent, knowing not of what things it were so bent, new life began to be lived not by the deeds of useless flesh, but by the need of human man, the grace of God came to refresh, to make things new, for what was old had no place to live but in depths of earth that is so very cold, and so God began to restore this thing called man, from the resurrection of the dead, God came to be lived in Jesus again.
    Now interceeding for us and mediating too, that we might leave off the old (for it is dead) and begin anew. The slate being cleaned, the tables of our heart, of old things past, let’s then begin again.
    The gospel came. The gospel was spent. The good news from heaven came and went back up again. That word which we have received we shall all see soon enough, again.

  3. on 14 Mar 2010 at 7:21 pmXavier

    Ray

    So is Jesus human today?

    Yes.

    For there is one God and one mediator between God and human beings, Christ Jesus, himself human1Tim 2.5 [TNIV]

  4. on 14 Mar 2010 at 9:17 pmRay

    I wonder if it’s incorrect to say that Jesus was a human being, but now he is a quickening spirit. (see I Cor 15:45)

    If we say that he is presently both a human being and a quickening spirit, maybe we should include the word “supernatural”. Maybe we should say he is a supernatural human being. Or, should we say that not all flesh and blood is the same as concerning people, Jesus being the exception as his body was changed into glory, a glory that the disciples saw after his resurrection?

  5. on 14 Mar 2010 at 9:26 pmDoubting Thomas

    Ray
    From my readings I understand that Jesus ate and drank with the disciples after his resurrection. This would seem to indicate that he was human. A supernatural being would not need to eat and drink.

  6. on 15 Mar 2010 at 3:48 amXavier

    Ray

    How about a “glorified human being” like the first Adam [before the fall that is].

    1 Cor 15.43-53 describes how our mortal bodies will be transformed into immortal bodies, as does Phil 3.20-21; Rom 8.23:

    But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control…

    And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his iadopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us.

  7. on 19 Apr 2010 at 5:58 pmRon S.

    Just a reminder – this conference is next week in Atlanta GA!

    If anyone who frequents this site can make it, please do. I’ll be there and would love to chat with you in person! 🙂

    Ron S.

  8. on 25 Apr 2010 at 8:28 pmXavier

    Hey guys Conference off and running.

    Audio link: http://www.livestream.com/newchannel/popoutplayer?channel=rkitect

    And follow my Facebook for exclusives etc…”Carlos Xavier”.

  9. on 26 Apr 2010 at 8:23 amAngela

    So great to meet Ron S. in person this week @ the 19th Theological Conference! Carlos – thanks for the photo. 🙂

  10. on 26 Apr 2010 at 8:55 amXavier

    Angela

    Hope to see y’all for the big 20th ann. 🙂

  11. on 26 Apr 2010 at 12:42 pmSean

    boy, I wish I could be there

  12. on 26 Apr 2010 at 7:53 pmXavier

    Sean

    tell me about it bro 🙁

  13. on 26 Apr 2010 at 11:00 pmRon S.

    Sean,

    Rest assured you are missed here. If your ears have been burning quite a bit it is because your name comes up all the time. In a good way – except of course that you’re not here.

    Let’s all plan on trying to get down here next year!

    (You too Carlos!)

  14. on 27 Apr 2010 at 1:23 amXavier

    Guys,

    Y’all know its the big 20th Ann. bash right? 🙂

  15. on 24 Apr 2012 at 11:24 pmXavier

    Here’s the latest…

    http://focusonthekingdom.org/conf2012.htm

  16. on 25 Apr 2012 at 9:53 amSarah

    Does anyone know if it will be recorded and made available to the public? Hoping it will be, like the “One God” conf was last year…

  

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