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How Shall We Then Live?

Spring 2023 Bible Conference - April 28-30


Meet Your 2023 Speakers

Gary DeMar

Gary DeMar

Zach Davis

Zach Davis

Robert Cruickshank Jr

Cruickshank Jr

Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan

Glenn L. Hill

Glenn L. Hill

*While the official conference begins at the 5:00 check in time Friday night, the pre-conference fellowship fun begins Thursday night for those who come to town early, as we enjoy a meal together at a local restaurant. And again this year we will have an official Friday lunch meal meeting if you have arrived and are available to join us.


Thursday, April 27:

5:30 - Pre-conference meet and greet meal for those arriving early:

Pirate's Cove, 109 J/K Gainsborough Square, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 - 757-549-7272

NOTE: IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING THE THURSDAY MEAL TOGETHER please email with the number of people attending. We need to get a decent headcount so the restaurant will be prepared.

Friday, Apr 28:

10:30AM - Safe Haven for Preterist Women Meeting

2:00PM - Pre-conference meet and greet luncheon:

Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant - 1712 Ring Road, Greenbrier Mall, Chesapeake, VA 23320

5:00 - Official Conference Check In

5:30 - Opening Announcements, Introductions, and Worship Through Song

6:00 - Gary DeMar - What Should We Do When Commentators Don't Agree?

The defense of any biblical belief is contingent on what the Bible says about that belief. All students of the Bible often turn to experts on biblical interpretation. In many cases, they do not agree. Their disagreement can change the meaning of a text that can have an impact on the doctrine itself.

7:30 - Zach Davis - Testimony

His name is Zach Davis and he is the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Marked Tree, Arkansas. You'll learn more of his journey during this time.

8:30 - Pizza and Refreshments

Saturday, Apr 29:

9:00 - Michael Sullivan - A Biblical Response to the New World Order

What is the New World Order, Technocracy, and the Great Reset and how should we respond to it?

10:15 - Zach Davis - The Eschatology of John the Baptist

John is the covenant messenger presented to prepare the way of the Lord. In this session we will examine Matthew 3 in correlation with John as the voice, messenger, and Elijah to come.

11:30 - Glenn Hill - Her Gates Shall Never Be Shut

Perhaps Paul best revealed to us the heart of our Savior when he wrote in I Tim. 1:15, "This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief." Once I became a preterist I was so excited about a better understanding of "end times" that I seem to have forgotten Christ's purpose for coming into the world!

12:30 - Lunch (Provided by BBC)

1:30 - Michael Sullivan - The Resurrection of 1 Corinthians 15 Fulfilled

When we breakdown the immediate context of 1 Corinthians 15 and implement the analogy of faith principle of interpretation, we can easily see how this crucial passage was fulfilled within the lifetime of Paul's first century audience in AD 70.

2:45 - Gary DeMar - It's Not All About AD 70 or the End of the World

There is a tendency among prophecy writers and thinkers (who have not spent time in the exegetical trenches) to shoehorn every possible verse in defense of their position. This is done by dispensationalists and preterists of all types. As a result, both positions emphasize events that are outside our historical context.

4:00 - Bob Cruickshank - Gog and Magog (Part 1)

A look at Ezekiel 38-39, emphasizing past fulfillment and highlighting the abuses and dangers of interpreting this prophecy as yet unfulfilled. Part 1 will briefly survey the four main approaches to the prophecy and focus primarily on the identity of "Gog" (Ezek. 38:1-2, 17), the meaning of "chief (Rosh) prince" (Ezek. 38:2), the means and weapons of the warfare involved (Ezek. 38:4; 39:3, 9), and the historic identity of the seven nations that align themselves with Gog (Ezek. 38:2, 5-6).

8:00 - 10:00 - Fellowship Time

Sunday, Apr 30:

9:30 - Bob Cruikshank - Gog and Magog (Part 2)

Continuing the previous study, part 2 will focus on the terms "after many days" and "in the last days" (Ezek. 38:8, 16), the historical significance of Gog's attack coming at a time when the Israelites were "living securely" in "unwalled villages" (Ezek. 38:8, 11), the way Zechariah 2:4-5 ties in and helps us pin down the timing of fulfillment, the "evil plans" that come into Gog's mind and the historical event that triggered those plans (Ezek. 38:10), the goal of Gog in his attack on God's People (Ezek. 38:12), the implications of "the north" (Ezek. 38:15, 39:2), and how the phrase "Hamon-Gog" helps us to positively identify who Gog was (Ezek. 38:11).

11:00 - Morning Worship

11:30 - Gary DeMar - How Should We Then Live?

The Bible is more than a book about individual redemption. It serves as the foundation to the answer this question: "How should we then live?" What does the Bible say about the Christian's role in society and culture for all new creatures in Christ? We're not only saved from something, but we are saved for something. Does that "something" only apply to life after death? Does the Bible have anything specific to say about how the world should function? Should Christians develop a comprehensive biblical worldview and apply it to the world? What does the Bible say and what does history say?

1:00 - Dismissed

1:30 - Lunch at Black Pelican, 1625 Ring Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23322

Hotel Reservations & Conference Admission


This year we will be again returning to the same location as last year, the Wingate by Wyndham at 817 Greenbrier Cir, Chesapeake, VA 23320. Click the link to see what they have to offer, but we suggest you call them directly to book your room at the discounted group rate of $109, which includes complimentary hot breakfast. Call 757-531-7777, tell them you are coming for the conference and give them the special discount code BBC. If any issues, ask for Tom Burns.

Conference admission is $60 per single registrant, married couple (or two immediate family members) is $100, and a family rate for one or two adults and any number of children under 18 living at home, is $140. Unfortunately we cannot offer any child care during the conference.

In order to assist us in properly registering and making name tags for each attendee, please fill in the first names of each (include last name if different than registering account name).

Conference Admission
Name of each adult attendee


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