Please join the Illinois Family Institute for our annual Worldview Conference on February 26th at Village Church of Barrington. UPDATED: This year we are featuring two distinguished speakers who will expound on the lies and fearmongering that is sweeping throughout the world, including Dr. Everett Piper and Dr. Rob Rienow. (George Barna is not going to be able to make it.)
We know that God our Father and Creator is the God of the Universe, but in the Gospel of John, (12:31) we are told that Satan is currently “the ruler of this world,” and that he uses his position to wage war against us because we are created in the image of God. If he cannot destroy us, he will distract, derail or disable us with the world’s comforts, pomp, pleasures and cravings. Satan wants to lure us, our children and grandchildren away from the Father and His Word with false promises of power, fame, wealth and luxury possessions and tempts them with intoxicating substances, confusing “identities,” feelings, and experiences.
Second Corinthians 4:4 states that Satan has “blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ.” The enemy promotes false philosophies that blind unbelievers to the truth of the Gospel, imprisoning them in a fortress of his design. Only Christ can set these prisoners free.
Godless “agents of change” are working overtime in our government schools and through pop culture to create “Apostles of Wokeism.” They are not only dedicated to the cause of wokeism, but they are diligently cultivating future generations of devotees.
On the other hand, Christians are called to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Of course, this begins in our own homes. The question is, are we as dedicated as the Left is in passing on our faith and values? Do we understand how important it is to have a Biblical worldview and to root out our ill-informed or misinformed thinking on the issues of the day? Do we understand that the lies of the Left pose a serious threat not only to our own hearts, minds, and bodies and that of our children and grandchildren, but to speech rights, religious liberty, physical privacy, and public decency laws?
We must cultivate a Biblical worldview to warn our children and grandchildren of the snares, slings and arrows coming our/their way in this world. Proverbs 23:23 teaches us:
Buy truth, and do not sell it,
Get wisdom, instruction, and understanding.
Therefore, we must inform our own thinking if we are to better equip our children and grandchildren to know, live, and love the Truth. We should encourage them to pursue Biblical wisdom, instruction and understanding as we pray fervently for them, asking God to protect them from deceptions of the father of lies.
One way to do this is to become better informed about pernicious trends of our culture and how we should respond. This is exactly why we host annual worldview events. We believe these opportunities to be vitally important.
Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Village Church of Barrington
1600 E. Main Street, Barrington, IL
$10 per person / $25 per family / Lunch is not included, but you may bring your own.
A list will also be made available for local eateries.
Praise and Worship Pre-Session with Eliana Hartian: 9:15 AM —9:55 AM
Morning Sessions: 10:00 AM —12:00 PM
Session 1: Dr. Everett Piper: “The Religion of Wokeism”
Session 2: Dr. Everett Piper: “Truth: The Only Rebellion Left”
Afternoon Sessions: 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM
Session 3: Dr. Rob Rienow: “The Sufficiency of Scripture”
Session 4: Dr. Rob Rienow: “The Church, The Family, and the Kingdom of God”
Click HERE for more information about our speakers and a printable flyer.
For more information, or if you have questions, please call the IFI office at (708) 781-9328.