Friday, March 26
6:30 pm, Devotions
7:00 pm, Lecture: “The Received Text:
Origins, Transmission, and Preservation”
Saturday, March 27
9:00 am, Devotions
9:30 am, Lecture: “Modern and Postmodern Challenges to the Received Text”
10:30 am, Coffee break
10:45 am, Lecture: “Seven Myths of Modern Text Criticism”
11:45 am, Lunch break
12:30 pm, Q&A session
First Annual Conference
An earnest-but-brotherly call to return to the classical Protestant view of the Biblical text of scripture which led our fathers in the faith to receive the Textus Receptus as the authentic Word of God; especially in light of the radical changes that are coming to both the Greek NT text and our English translations.
Jeffrey T. Riddle
Dr. Riddle will be presenting the three main lectures. He has served as Pastor of Christ Reformed Baptist Church in Louisa, VA since 2010 and is a graduate of Wake Forest University, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Union Presbyterian Seminary. Dr. Riddle writes regularly at stylos and has podcast called Word Magazine. He has been happily married to his wife Llewellyn for over 30 years and is father to five children.
Christian M. McShaffrey
Mr. McShaffrey will be leading the daily devotions. He serves as Pastor of the church which he planted in 2003: Five Solas Church (OPC). Mr. McShaffrey is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science and Mid-America Reformed Seminary. He is the administrator of the TR-friendly Church Directory. He and his wife Kelly live in the rolling hills just outside of Reedsburg, WI where they are raising their six children.
FIVE SOLAS CHURCH | 850 Clark Street | Reedsburg, WI 53959 | 608.524.5856
Note to travellers: The Dane County Regional Airport [MSN] is closest.
I wish I could be at the “Kept Pure in All Ages” conference to hear my good friend, Jeff Riddle, hold forth on the important subject of the purity of God’s Word. Pastor Riddle understands well that in evaluating any version of the Scripture, the text from which it is translated is a crucial factor. A principal reason for retaining the KJV is the text from which it is translated. The extant evidence justifies the conclusion that the Greek edition used by the KJV translators represents the best tradition preserved in the majority of the witnesses to the text of the New Testament.
In this age when the Coherence Based Genealogical Method of textual criticism is fundamentally altering the most commonly used Greek texts, this academic discussion of a historic Protestant understanding of the providential preservation of scripture is most welcomed.
The verbal and plenary inspiration of the Bible requires its verbal and plenary preservation. Do we have the same Bible that God gave to Moses, the Prophets and the Apostles of Jesus Christ? Do we have an infallible and inerrant Bible we can hold up and say, “Thus saith the Lord”, “It is written”, Sola Scriptura? If yes, then where is it, which is it? The logic of faith is key to knowing. I believe Dr. Jeffrey Riddle and the Rev. Christian McShaffrey are able to help us think biblically and faithfully concerning these things, to the glory of God alone.
Those who attend the conference are responsible for arranging their own overnight accommodations. If you wish to keep it simple, these 2-3 star hotels are within 5 miles of the event:
Super 8 by Wyndam
The Voyageur Inn
If you are looking for something a little more fancy and fun, there are several 3-4 star resorts with indoor water parks only 20 minutes north. Click here for a full listing, but these are the most popular:
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