The God of the universe is a God who speaks, and it's this divine self-expression that sustains creation and reveals the thoughts of God to humanity through the pages of the Bible.
But how do we know the Bible is the Word of God and not merely the words of men?
Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.ses.edu), which for 25 years has been educating Christians about how to best defend their beliefs, will explore this powerful question at the 24th annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics in October through the world premiere of the American Family Association (AFA) film, The God Who Speaks. Conference attendees will be among the first to view the documentary.
One of the largest events of its kind, the conference will focus on the timely theme of "Pursuing a Faith That Thinks," and the two-day event will delve into headline-making topics from Oct. 13-14 at Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
"Southern Evangelical Seminary is honored that the American Family Association, celebrating its 40th year this summer, chose to debut its new film, 'The God Who Speaks,' at the 24th annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics," said SES president and evangelical leader Dr. Richard Land. "And it's significant that SES conference attendees will be the first in the world to watch and consider the film. For a quarter of a century, SES has helped believers defend their faith, teaching Christians of all ages to know what they believe and why they believe it. AFA's film is an integral part of this education process, and we are excited about this partnership that brings together two organizations whose mission is to equip and empower Christians to spread the Good News of Christ."
The American Family Association describes The God Who Speaks as a powerful feature-length documentary that explores the evidence of the Bible's inspiration and authority through some of the most highly respected voices within evangelicalism. The film answers some common objections and observes the effects of denying biblical authority as well as reveals the trustworthiness of the Bible's claims. A tool to use for decades to come, The God Who Speaks will help many of today's biblically illiterate Christians defend their faith in a culture that is often hostile to Christianity.
On the first evening of the SES conference (Oct. 13), "The God Who Speaks" film will debut in two parts, from 2:45-3:45 p.m. and from 4-5 p.m. Conference participants will have a chance to reflect on the film over dinner, then attend a special AFA-sponsored debate from 7-9 p.m. between Richard Howe and Dan Barker titled, "Is There a God Who Speaks?" SES will honor its past presidents just before the debate from 6:30-7 p.m.
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