What Is A Sovereign Grace Bible Conference?
The first sovereign grace Bible conference
was held at
There were some among the Pharisees who professed to believe the gospel of the grace of God in Christ. But these men sought to mix law and grace. They wanted to compel believers to be circumcised and "to keep the law of Moses." They were saying, "A man cannot be saved unless he is circumcised and he cannot live right as a christian if he does not live by the rule of the ten commandments" (vv. 1, 5).
Needless to say, this caused quite a stir.
Paul and Barnabas would not stand by quietly while these Pharisees attempted to
put the yoke of bondage upon God's children, who had been freed from the law.
Therefore, the churches got funds together to send Paul, Barnabas and other
When the conference was over Paul, Barnabas and the other preachers went home, gathered the brethren, and read the Epistle. When God's saints read that letter, they rejoiced in the consolation of the gospel ( vv. 30-31). Then other brethren confirmed the message (v. 32). Not only did these brethren continue preaching the Word of grace, but many others were inspired to do so too (v. 35).
This is a sovereign grace Bible conference.We have come together to clearly, publicly declare in unison to all the world the singular message of Holy Scripture: That salvation is the work of God's free and sovereign grace through our all glorious Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, and to encourage all who will to join us in proclaiming this message. May it please our great God to bless this conference to that end for Christ's sake.