In the previous installment, I began to share a report on this year’s IFCA International Annual Convention, which was held from June 28 to July 2, in Lincoln, Neb.
The convention theme was “The Soon & Coming King—Biblical Eschatology.” Convention attendees ratified a resolution that complemented that theme, titled, “Resolution on Dispensational Premillennialism.”1
The convention afforded plentiful opportunities for teaching and discussion. In addition to the four general sessions, there were two theological panels, and 23 workshops in six different timeslots.
There were also five business sessions and three women’s conference sessions, along with children’s programs.
Additionally, there were specialized meetings for chaplains.
Dr. Richard Bargas, executive director of IFCA International, set the tone for the week with his general session message on Monday evening.
“Dispensational premillennialism was the majority view,” Bargas said. “But with the rise of the ‘Young, Restless, Reformed’ crowd … there was a backlash against dispensationalism. Now the popularity of the Left Behind series is used to mock dispensationalists.”
However, Bargas emphasized: “Those who reject our view cannot do it on exegetical grounds.”
He said that the theological opponents of dispensationalism do simply end up mocking it.