Scripture alone. In Christ alone. By grace alone. Through faith alone. For the glory of God alone. Alone: standing without assistance; needing nothing else. The 16th century Reformers swam against the tide of tradition, which they correctly understood was subverting what the Scripture has always taught about the triune God and the means by which He saves sinners. What was troublesome then is equally troublesome today. As the Cambridge Declaration of 1996 states, “Today the light of the Reformation has been significantly dimmed. The consequence is that the word ‘evangelical’ has become so inclusive as to have lost its meaning.” The time has come to reassert fundamental biblical truth. Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, as the Scripture alone teaches, for the glory of God alone.
The 2012 Quakertown Regional Conference on Reformed Theology seeks to draw attention to the work of godly men of our past by returning to the five great solas of the Reformation. We are going to reexamine the Reformers’ commitment to these truths. Our desire is to see a return to what the Cambridge Declaration calls “the historic Christian faith” by drawing attention to what Scripture loudly and clearly proclaims about the Lord Jesus Christ, biblical sufficiency, salvation by grace through faith, and the glory of God.
6:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. Sola Scriptura, Steven Lawson
8:15 p.m. Solus Christus, Derek Thomas
8:30 a.m. Late Registration
9:00 a.m. Sola Gratia, Carl Trueman
10:15 a.m. Sola Fide, Derek Thomas
11:30 a.m. Lunch (at local restaurants)
1:00-2:30 p.m. Seminars - Please choose one
- The Anatomy of Unbelief, Scott Oliphint
- We Are Beggars: Luther's Famous Last Words, Carl Trueman
- Sola Caritas, the Sixth Sola: Love Alone, John LaShell
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Soli Deo Gloria, Steven Lawson
4:00 p.m. Closing Announcements and Benediction
Scott Oliphint is professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He has served the seminary in this capacity for almost twenty years. Prior to coming to Westminster, Dr. Oliphint, an ordained pastor in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, was a pastor in Amarillo, TX, his hometown.
Dr. Oliphint is the author of Reasons for Faith: Philosophy in the Service of Theology and God with Us. In addition to these (and other) books, Dr. Oliphint has authored numerous scholarly articles. A sought-after conference speaker and lecturer, he has lectured around the world, from London to Jakarta to Hong Kong. He is married to Peggy and they have three children and four grandchildren.