History of the Begotten Belief concludes with the defection of DM Canright, the conversion of Dr. JH Kellogg, HC Lacey's influence on Marion Davis, ML Andreasen's epiphony, and Ellen White's corrections of Boardman and Cummings.
Early American Christians turned to the Bible and found not only themselves in prophecy but the begotten Son everywhere they looked. The Advent Movement, following its bitter-sweet birth in reading Daniel 8:14, became grounded on two Scriptures: 1Corinthians 8:6 and John 5:6.
The Sabbath is made for man. An appointed time to receive a special blessing. The Sabbath is the great source of special times that God grants to His children to receive a blessing they would not otherwise receive. The Lord of the Sabbath reaches out to us through all His appointed times and wishes to give us a special hug when we come to Him when He calls. Clothed in the Sun and standing on the Moon we can hear our Saviour's voice and swim in His tide of love. In this presentation consider yourself personally invited.
Explores the principles of repeated history as reflected in Matt 24 and Luke 21 concerning the abomination of desolation and then explores two pioneer explanations of Daniel 11 with an encouragement to more study
How should we respond to a leader or leaders who are doing the wrong thing or who have fallen into apostasy. What does the Divine tell us about how we should handle these things?
The word spiritualism involves both communication with evil spirits and adopting the methods they use in twisting Scripture.
The Adventist Message has been built firming upon the literal rule of interpretation. All our doctrines were developed by taking all texts together and harmonising their meaning in plain language, letting the Bible alone define terms and symbolism when a literal meaning is impossible.
The most obvious place where a literal rule applies is in the terms Father and Son. If Jesus is not truly the Son of the Father, then this sets a platform to spiritualise away all our teachings.
The Sanctuary, victory over sin, the nature of Christ, roles of men and women are all spiritualised away. This train of heresies finds it source in spiritualising the Father and Son so that these terms have no relational meaning.
Paul preached only “Christ, and him crucified.” This he preached wherever he went. And wherever he went, he preached Christ crucified among the people in that place. That is, when he was in Galatia, he preached not only Christ crucified down in Judea, but also in Galatia. When he was in Corinth, he preached not only Christ crucified away over at Jerusalem, but also Christ crucified there in Corinth.
In other words, Christ crucified at Jerusalem in Judea, was also Christ crucified wherever there is a man on the earth. And the preaching of Christ crucified at Jerusalem in Judea, to be the true preaching of that fact must be also the preaching of Christ crucified wherever the fact is preached. It is simply the preaching of the universal and ever-present Christ the Saviour.
I had the opportunity recently to read the booklet Living Bread from Heaven by Adrian Ebens, and found an amazing blessing in understanding for the first time the connection of the blessings represented in the offerings of the sacrificial or ceremonial system and the blessings our heavenly Father bestows to His children through His only begotten Son and His sacrifice; this blessings expand and deepen throughout the year as we partake of our Father’s Holy convocations: daily, Sabbath, monthly, yearly (first and seventh month convocations); and if we follow this cascading Sabbath fountain all through the year, we will be immersing ourselves in the river of life that deepens every 1000 cubits.
Two weeks before Pentecost I was walking along the beach and praising our Father for His wonderful creation. I also was thinking about what things needed to be included in our Pentecost event. Suddenly in my mind I imagined the elders rising to honour the grandfathers amongst us and taking the opportunity to thank them for their hard work over the years to provide for their families. I thought about how much harder things were sixty years ago and how much self-sacrifice was required to raise a family. I wanted to honour these men in our community and thank the Lord for them. How much we need Grandfathers. Their years of life experience should be considered a treasure to the community of faith and drawn out whenever possible.
Imagine being compelled by a desire to be close to every single person you know. Maybe if you had lots of money and showered people with gifts you could certainly get people’s attention. Yet would they be close to you? Would they not be further away from you because the gifts you give become a replacement for yourself and your friends would desire your gifts more than they would desire you and your company. Such was the experience of the prodigal son when his money ran out.
[Editors note: Satan's counterfeit justice comes by making mercy appear to be inconsistent and therefore oppositional to justice. Using a co-source paradigm, these two attributes are made oppositonal creating a false idea of justice. God is ever merciful and justice is an expression of mercy. It is not one or the other as Satan claims.
This is not a book review but simply a heartfelt response to Adrian Eben’s book The Return of Elijah. And I will confess that because of the amount of highlighting and underlining done along the journey through this material, The Return of Elijah is currently the most colorful book in my collection.
We have grown spiritually. We have come to know the Lord in a whole different way and we can continue to know Him and His Son for whom they really are. I’ve learned more in these 5 years than what I had learned in 37 years in the SDA church.