2019 FUTURE OF CHRISTENDOM CONFERENCE: Advancing the Kingdom Through Enterprise

October 18-20, 2019 Lancaster Convention Center, Lancaster, PA

 

 

God, in His love, mercy, and infinite wisdom has not only provided the means of forgiveness through His Son Jesus Christ, but has also provided, in the Old and New Testaments, all necessary directions and instructions for a just, happy, and productive society. Read more

 

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    Highlights from 2018 Future of Christendom Conference

    Oliver Cromwell

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    About UsJoel Saint, MARS Board, Executive Director

    We are a group of Christians who recognize that God, in His love, mercy, and infinite wisdom has not only provided the means of forgiveness through His Son Jesus Christ, but has also provided, in the Old and New Testaments, all necessary directions and instructions for a just, happy, and productive society.

     

    Click here to know more about our board members

     

     Ken Souder, MARS BoardThese instructions apply to all God-ordained spheres of government, namely self-government, family government, church government, and civil government. Our goal is to promote these principles.  We believe that the modern church, for generations, has increasingly failed to apply God’s Word to all of life, having a focus that is self-centered and incapable of affecting the societal institutions that crumble around us.

     

     Toby Grater, MARS Board We believe that God’s Word teaches that the Great Commission includes His plan to carry out His purposes through faithful and godly generations: passing them on to children to grandchildren to great-grandchildren.  Any investment of time and resources is done with the next generation in mind and heart.  MARS focuses on the necessity to train up this generation to prepare the next

     

    Randy Toman, MARS Board

    Our work is dedicated to turning the ship, for the very positive benefit of our families, churches, communities, and nation, to the honor of the King of Kings, Jesus Christ. The Mid-Atlantic Reformation Society promotes ethical perspectives of today’s pressing issues. M.A.R.S. has conducted dozens of presentations making the moral case for how we as individuals and together as a society are to handle the challenges that are facing the nation.

     

     Jim Mogel, MARS BoardIn addition to encouraging Christians to think and reform, we have provided five opportunities for dominion, kingdom-minded, victory-driven believers to meet in a conference setting for teaching, fellowship, and mutual support and edification.  These conferences are now called the Future of Christendom conferences with relevant themes that are beneficial to all who attend.

     

     John Bingaman, MARS BoardOur Christian institutions, largely limit the transformation of thought to areas of personal piety, to the neglect of all the rest of life.  Hence, the Church is losing the battle in economics, politics, and all other cultural and societal realms.  MARS takes the command to renew our minds seriously, and exists to guide teachers, Christian leaders, and all Christians in applying Christian thought…thinking God’s thoughts after Him…in EVERY area of life. 

     Luke Saint, MARS BoardThe goal of MARS is exhortation by education—helping individuals break unbiblical thinking patterns. Our presentations are intended to show that a biblical view on various matters may be outside the comfortable status quo. It’s our duty as Christians to conform ourselves to God’s pattern of thinking, to reform our thinking to His. Since the Bible is His revelation to us of how He thinks,  Dave Stoltzfus, MARS Board

    His Word is where we must first inquire to know His will in all matters of life. God has demonstrated in history and revealed in His Bible His blueprint for how life works. His message is fully confirmed by the power and authority of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. We encourage all Christians to incorporate His principles and reform their day-to-day living with God’s message.

     

     

     

    MARS POPULAR LECTURES

     Who Would Jesus Tax?

    What does the Bible teach about civil taxation? What did Jesus actually teach about "rendering unto Caesar"? How Biblical are our tax laws? We all have an opinion about taxation, but what does God say?  You may be surprised to hear how much the Bible says about this interesting and important subject.

    What Made Alfred the Great so Great?

    Does Christian civilization work? Does the Bible really apply outside the church and family? Can “love your neighbor as yourself” be practiced by a civil magistrate? Can a Christian civil magistrate exist? If so, what does he look like? Through examining the life and work of Alfred the Great this presentation tackles these questions and more.

    Honest Money 

    Does the Bible define a Godly monetary system? What would it look like? How many of the Ten Commandments does our present system violate? How is the doctrine of salvation intimately related to the laws of economics? This presentation addresses the problems with our current monetary system and defines the moral method of handling money.

    Introduction to Christian Political Science

    This presentation examines the scriptural evidence to shatter the myths that are all too common in today's church regarding how Christians are to apply their faith to the political sphere. Equip yourself with a rock-solid foundation to guide your thinking in today's perplexing world of politics.  Be used of God to guide and influence others in this important area of life.     

    Immigration: Who’s Correct?

    On what basis should anyone be accepted in any society? On what basis should anyone be rejected from any society? If we are all related "by one blood" (Acts 17:26) then what does "Nationality" count for in society or nation? If a basis for rejecting a person or persons is to be established, then by what standard is that basis established? If that standard is established, then who is charged with enforcing that standard? This presentation will address all these questions from a Biblical perspective.

    The Necessary Connection Between Church and State

    We all like to talk about Spiritual Revival. But are we aware of the necessary connection between church and state in reference to spiritual revival? Are you aware that every time revival is addressed in scripture, in any kind of detail, both ecclesiastical and civil authorities are involved? You’ve certainly hear the term “Separation Between Church and State” – this lecture covers that and more.