Scottish Reformed Conference
Dr Goligher set forth the biblical basis of the atonement in the grace of the Father and pointedly responded to those suggesting that substitutionary atonement is a sub-biblical, even pagan, doctrine. He emphasised that without it there is no gospel.
His second address was equally arresting. He opened up the teaching of Psalm 2, showing how it sets forth the exaltation of God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
A godless age casts off submission to God’s authority and rejects his Son, but God is not threatened by sinful man’s rebellion.
Rev. David Carmichael, chairman of the SRC, spoke on the dangers of deserting Christ. His message was a focused appeal to believers both to be aware of the dangers of backsliding and to stand fast in the gospel.
Next year’s conference in May 2008 will feature Rev. Joel Beeke of Grand Rapids, USA (tapes from ScottishReformedConference.org).
Robert M. Walker