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July 14, 2014

Part of Christian event to focus on apologetics

EDMOND — The 2014 Reclaiming America for Christ conference will focus on Christian apologetics and biblical world view.

The 8th Annual Reclaiming America for Christ Conference will be from 6:30-10 p.m. July 25 and conclude the next mornining. The free event will be at the First Baptist Church of Moore, 301 N.E. 27th St.

Speakers include Del Tackett, host of Focus on the Family’s “The Truth Project,” Frank Turek, author of “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist,” American historian Brion McClanahan, local pastor and state Rep. Dan Fisher, Pastor Kevin Clarkson and Pastor Paul Blair, Reclaiming America for Christ director. 

“Faith is not some emotional feeling,” Blair said. “Christianity is a factual faith. The disciples were convinced of the facts of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It was not blind faith, it was life changing because their faith was based on tangible evidence.”

Blair said most Christians don’t really know why they believe what they claim to believe.

“If we really believed what we claimed we believe, then shouldn’t it be evident in the way we live our lives?” Blair said.

Event topics will include the importance of maintaining a Biblical worldview, preparing Christian students to face atheist college professors, Biblical principles of American civil government, the case against same sex marriage and the design and purpose of Federalism in America.

“Most Christians in America don’t realize why we have enjoyed religious liberty for the past 200 years,” Blair said. “It was not by accident, it was by design. If not for the biblical foundation laid by the Pilgrims, we would be no different than any other kingdom or autocracy.”

A private luncheon for pastors and spouses will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 25 also at First Baptist Church in Moore. The pastor’s luncheon will be co-hosted by Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby. Lunch is free, but pastors must RSVP to attend.

In addition to Tackett and Turek, William Lane Craig of Reasonable Faith and Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, will address the lunchtime audience.

Reclaiming America for Christ is dedicated to restoring the principles upon which America was founded.

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