Conference 9 – „The Bible as history” [Report]

On Friday, June 9, 2023, Christians from Poland and Ukraine participated in the penultimate, ninth conference of the Polish-Ukrainian Bible Institute in Lublin, entitled „The Bible as History.” The lectures were led by American lecturer Dr. Buz McNutt.

Participants in the lectures looked at the Bible as a coherent story and together with the lecturer analyzed the biblical narrative for possible applications in their ministry. This is because the Bible stories, in addition to recording facts, contain profound truths about God and are not a collection of facts of dates and places, but show God’s sovereignty in history. The first lecture provided a simple understanding of the chronology and types of books of the Old Testament. In the second lecture, Professor Buz McNutt presented the stories in the writings of the Old and New Testaments that were used to illustrate God’s message.

Professor Buz McNutt is an American. He was born in 1953 in Washington, DC. He is pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church in Boynton Beach, Florida, and a former professor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. He taught biblical studies and taught New Testament Greek and Biblical Hebrew and hermeneutics at several colleges and universities. His responsibilities also included establishing churches, evangelizing in orphanages in China and Chad, and working on Bible translations in Papua New Guinea.

Lectures from the ninth convention are on the YouTube channel of the Polish-Ukrainian Ukrainian Bible Institute.

The Polish-Ukrainian Bible Institute in Lublin is the first project of its kind in our country. The main goal of the Institute is to integrate biblical Christians from Ukraine and Poland to work together on evangelistic and church projects, as well as to exchange experiences of working for Jesus in the Ukrainian and Polish peoples, learn from each other and pray together for the future of our nations. The lectures are given by pastors, professors and Christian leaders from various evangelical churches and organizations.

The first lectures of the Polish-Ukrainian Bible Institute in Lublin were held on August 20, 2022. To date, eight conferences of the Institute have taken place:

  • „Discipline in the Church”.
  • „How to read and study the Bible independently?”
  • „The Reformation in Poland – lessons for contemporaries”.
  • „Will our generation carry out the great missionary command of Jesus in Poland?”
  • „Christianity and psychology. Pastoral care in the prevention of mental dysfunctions, diseases and disorders”
  • „How to gain power in the state?”
  • „Polish characteristics of Christian education and the organization of Christian camps.”
  • „God of orphans”

Those interested in the activities of the Polish-Ukrainian Bible Institute in Lublin are welcome to contact: [email protected]