A conference of people with a view of “end times” that differs from a more commonly held view will unfold in Memphis over a three-day stretch later this month.
The Memphis Eschatology (End-times) Conference 2018 will be held at the Church of Christ, 33 E. Raines Rd. October 19-20.
As a field of study, eschatology deals with what is going to happen in the end times according to the Bible.
The conference theme is “Eschatology in the Pauline Epistles.” There will be multiple presentations – all focusing on “all Bible prophecy being fulfilled countering a futurist perspective of fulfillment.”
Memphis author and debater, William Bell Jr., is a key conference organizer. He’s also one of the speakers.
Bell hosts the live “All Things Fulfilled Radio Broadcast” on KWAM 990 each Sunday morning at 9 a.m. and a pre-recorded broadcast on WORV-AM, WJMG-FM 92.1, and WGDQ FM 93.1 in Hattiesburg, MS.
Along with Don K. Preston, founder of the Preterist Research Institute in Ardmore, OK, Bell also is the co-host of the “Two Guys and A Bible” podcast, which airs Tuesdays at 6 pm CDT on BlogTalkRadio.com/fulfilledradio and other Internet podcast platforms. They were awarded honorary doctorates from Vision International University of Rowena, Calif. for their work in eschatological studies.
Conference organizers described the teaching and preaching of fulfilled Bible prophecy as a “grassroots movement seeking to restore the ancient message of the Old Testament Prophets, and of Christ and his Apostles who taught, expected to see all prophecy fulfilled in their own generation, almost 2000 years ago.“
Covenant eschatology – sometimes labeled the Preterit view – views the end times events, including the Book of Revelation, as already fulfilled, in the past.
In other words, the conference media release asserts, “we are not living in the last days; there is no Rapture, great tribulation, coming Antichrist, or literal 1000 years reign of Christ on earth in Jerusalem in our future.”
False views of eschatology were a major cause in creating many of today’s existing denominations, the organizers assert. Their view is that “Covenant eschatology is helping to heal these divisions and breeches among Christians by opening dialogue and engagement with all from Pentecostals, Presbyterians, Baptists, Churches of Christ, Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Jews, Muslims, and more.”
The lectures from the Pauline epistles are geared toward people “interested in accurate exegesis (interpretation) of Bible prophecy end times Bible texts.”
An open forum is set for Saturday, with all speakers participating after the presentations end. Local preachers and elders are encouraged to attend and will be offered an opportunity to make a presentation.
Other speakers include John Holt, a former Memphian who now lives in Porter Ranch, CA, and works as a fire captain in Los Angeles.
Food and snacks will be provided throughout the day. Earnest Wells Sr. of Wells Roofing and Remodeling Company will also assist in providing food for the event.
The conference is free. Building capacity is about 175. Registration is encouraged using www.bit.ly/memphisendtimes2018. Attendees are welcome to bring guests. A live-stream will be provided. Following the event, all lectures will be posted to the website and on YouTube and Facebook.
Registration is open until Oct 20.
(For more information contact William Bell, 901-601-0548 or visit www.allthingsfulfilled.com/event and rainesroadcoc.org/event.)