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The Kingdom Manifested

Posted Jun 22, 2016 by Adrian Ebens in Statutes and Judgements

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.

1888 Perspective on the Covenants

Posted Jun 16, 2016 by Ben Kramlich in Everlasting Gospel

"Thus the covenant from Sinai brought them to the covenant with Abraham. The first covenant brought them to the second. The old covenant brought them to the new covenant. And thus the law, which was the basis of that covenant,-- the broken law,--was the schoolmaster to bring them to Christ, that they might be justified by faith.​"p. 149, Para. 5, [SIG].

The Law - A Part of Himself (The Father)

Posted Jan 18, 2014 by Adrian Ebens in Commandments of God

Notice the pattern of "Part of Himself"

God's love for the world was not manifest because He sent His Son, but because He loved the world He sent His Son into the world that divinity clothed with humanity might touch humanity, while divinity lays hold of divinity. Though sin had produced a gulf between man and his God, a divine benevolence provided a plan to bridge that gulf. And what material did He use? A part of Himself. The brightness of the Father's glory came to a world all seared and marred with the curse, and in His own divine character, in His own divine body, bridged the gulf. OHC 6

Lessons from Enoch and Elijah - The key to translation

Posted Jun 05, 2016 by Adrian Ebens in Everlasting Gospel

Of Enoch it is written that he lived sixty-five years, and begat a son. After that he walked with God three hundred years. During these earlier years Enoch had loved and feared God and had kept His commandments. He was one of the holy line, the preservers of the true faith, the progenitors of the promised seed. From the lips of Adam he had learned the dark story of the Fall, and the cheering one of God's grace as seen in the promise; and he relied upon the Redeemer to come. But after the birth of his first son, Enoch reached a higher experience; he was drawn into a closer relationship with God. He realized more fully his own obligations and responsibility as a son of God. And as he saw the child's love for its father, its simple trust in his protection; as he felt the deep, yearning tenderness of his own heart for that first-born son, he learned a precious lesson of the wonderful love of God to men in the gift of His Son, and the confidence which the children of God may repose in their heavenly Father. PP 84.

Begotten Son Disfellowshipped in South Africa

Posted Jun 01, 2016 by Bester Snyman in Disfellowship Process

“The enemy of souls has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith, and engaging in a process of reorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result? The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church, would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. The fundamental principles that have sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. A new organization would be established. Books of a new order would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced.” — (Selected Messages Book 1, p. 204)

The Identity of the Heavenly Woman of Revelation 12 in Harmony with the Divine Pattern

Posted Feb 18, 2016 by Carlos A. Hernández in Persecuted Woman of Rev 12

Rev 12:1  And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

Who is this Woman? Many try to answer this question, and the answer seems difficult, because in order to remain faithful to the context, and to maintain a coherent line of thinking, there has to be a complete application of the symbols in the answer given regarding this Woman.  Many without knowing adhere to the Catholic Commentary of Jerome in stating that the description of the Woman in Revelation 12 refers to Mary.  Others apply a double interpretation of the symbol of the Woman in question, saying that it refers to Mary when the text talks about the Woman being with child, but the description of her having to flee into the wilderness refers to the church. 

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