The Inerrancy Summit

Shepherds' Conference 2015 2015-03-03 13-48-58After tuning in to this year’s Shepherds’ Conference today, I wish to encourage you to do the same (follow the link for live streaming and schedule). Unfortunately, I was pulled away from my computer just before John MacArthur gave the opening address. So, I missed him. But I made it back in time to watch Keith and Krysten Getty lead in song before one of my favorite pastors, Alistair Begg, expounded 2 Timothy 4:1-5. His sermon title, Let The Lion Out, was, as he confessed, borrowed from Spurgeon. It was classic Begg; his “Cleveland accent,” keen sense of humor, and MLJ-influenced expository style was simply irresisitble.

The hunt for words to describe seeing hundreds of men gathered to worship, listen, fellowship, and be encouraged in pastoral ministry fails me. And as I found myself being drawn into the event – though it be some 1200 miles away – I remembered attending Pastor Begg’s very own pastors’ conferences years ago. But now I simply encourage you, reader, to watch this one. In a day and age when the absolute truth of God’s only inscripturated word, the Holy Bible, is under attack from both the world and the professing church, this conference is vital.

As a final note of interest, I must say how amazing the hand of providence truly is. In my work with Pastoral Leadership Development, ACTION I’ve begun a teaching ministry via Skype with some 10 pastors in Tenali, India. Sola scriptura was the topic of our last session just over a week ago. Today, one of those Tenali pastors sits in Sun Valley, CA, under the ministry of The Inerrancy Summit! Could it be that Someone is orchestrating His purpose for Gospel advance to all the nations? Undeniably!

Because He has “exalted above all things [His] name and [His] word” (Psalm 138:2),

Todd Braye

About Truth & Truths

“No doubt there are many truths which [the] unconverted man does know. He may know the truths of mathematics and arithmetic – he may know many of the common every-day truths; but still it cannot be said that [the] unconverted man knows the truth, for Christ is the truth. Christ may be called the keystone of the arch of truth. Take away the keystone of an arch, and the whole becomes a heap of rubbish. The very same stones may be there, but they are all fallen, smothered, and confused, – without order, without end. Just so take Christ away, and the whole arch of truth becomes a heap of rubbish. The very same truths may be there; but they are all fallen – without coherence, without order, without end. Christ may be called the sun of the system of truth. Take away the sun out of our system, and every planet would rush into confusion. The very same planets would be there; but their conflicting forces would draw them hither and thither, orb dashing against orb in endless perplexity. Just so take Christ away, and the whole system of truth rushes into confusion. The same truths may be in the mind, but all conflicting and jarring in inextricable mazes; for ‘the path of the wicked is as darkness; they know not at what they stumble.’ But let Christ be revealed to an unconverted soul – let it not be merely a man speaking about Christ unto him, but let the Spirit of God reveal Him – and there is revealed, not a truth, but the truth. You put the keystone into his arch of truth; you restore the sun to the center of the system” (Robert Murray M’Cheyne, on John 14:6).