Due to numerous factors surrounding the government response to the Covid-19 virus, we have found it necessary to cancel the 2020 Future of Christendom conference. We have been moving forward with the planning until now with the hope that recovery from this disaster would begin in a timely fashion. To the contrary, government officials, with their new-found power have opted to prolong and deepen the damage into the foreseeable future.
In addition to providing solid information and teaching, the purpose of our conference is to provide a venue for fellowship and networking that establishes relationships and connections for productive kingdom work. We therefore will not sponsor a conference where attendees are subject to "social distancing", the wearing of masks, or other rank violations of personal liberty that have been put into place. It is uncertain as to when these measures will be defeated or dropped, and our mission to take Christ's Great Commission to the world is not to be pursued with a sword of the spirit and breastplate of righteousness so dulled and weakened by submission to ungodly requirements.
Ironically, the conference theme was: "Christ, not Man, is King". Had this been understood, all would be well, so we do have a needed message. Perhaps if the churches who proclaim this message had stepped forward with it, rather than closing at the order of the government, this whole situation might have been avoided. We at MARS are disappointed with the non-response of the church in the face of the ungodly reaction of the civil government to a highly dubious "crisis."
We do intend, as our Lord provides and directs, to move forward with our conference series in the future. In the meantime, we will redirect our efforts toward addressing the shortcomings that have been revealed over the past few months, as we seek to understand the underlying causes and faults in ourselves, our organization, and the church at large that have led us to the present situation.
Stay tuned for more on all of this; our desire is to put forth biblical, exciting and provoking content and activities that honor Christ and are true to the wonderful heritage that He has given us.
The Future of Christendom conference this year will address these topics. It will not be a diatribe about the state of the union or candidates.
Instead, it will be an examination of and challenge to our long-ingrained presuppositions about “government.”
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