For the first time in history, the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology focused on a single book of the Bible: the apocalypse of John the apostle, also known as Revelation. Perhaps no book in all of Scripture so exalts the sovereign reign of the Lord Jesus Christ as does Revelation. At the same time, the 20th century witnessed such mass confusion over Revelation that many seasoned Christians know little about its contents.
During this same century, Reformed scholarship brought significant advances to our understanding of the structure and contents of this important book of Scripture. Starting with G.K. Beale’s landmark 1999 commentary, our times have witnessed a number of clear and compelling expositions of Revelation that have shown not only its proper interpretation but have also brought to bear its powerful message.
The need for a clear Reformed witness to the book of Revelation is urgent. Given the confusion of recent decades of interpreting this book, the church needs a sound understanding of this vital message, and through this conference, it is our hope that in these troubled times we will see a return to the Church of the power intended by the Holy Spirit through the book of Revelation.
This set includes the pre-conference, conference and workshop messages.
Session 1: "Our Blessed Hope" by Richard Phillips
Session 2: "Christ's Present Coming to the Churches" by Cornelis Venema
Session 3: "Christ's Coming for the Nations" by Cornelis Venema
Session 4: "Christ's Ultimate Coming in Answer to the Prayer of His Bride" by Cornelis Venema
Plenary 1: "The Revelation of Jesus Christ" (MI) by Richard Phillips
Plenary 2: "The Revelation of Jesus Christ" (PA) by Derek Thomas
Plenary 3: "Worthy Is the Lamb" by Philip Ryken
Plenary 4: "The Woman, the Child, and the Dragon" by Richard Phillips
Plenary 5: "The Mark of the Beast" (MI) by Joel Beeke
Plenary 6: "The Mark of the Beast" (PA) by Derek Thomas
Plenary 7: "The Marriage Feast of the Lamb" by Joel Beeke
Plenary 8: "Safe at Home" by Philip Ryken
Workshop 1: "Keys to Interpreting the Book of Revelation" by Cornelis Venema
Workshop 2: "Lessons from the Seven Letters to the Churches" by Joel Beeke
Workshop 3: "Decoding the Millennium" by Richard Phillips*
*Also included in this set is the printable PDF booklet "Four Millennial Views" to accompany Workshop 3.
(15 mp3 messages and 1 PDF download on 1 disc)