Books by Recommended Order
Identity Wars is a journey of self-discovery. It is an invitation to learn of your value in a purely relational context.
Our lives are bombarded with a constant drone of messages telling us that success only comes from proving to ourselves and the world that we have what it takes, that we have the right stuff. It is a system that teaches us to only feel valuable and important when we achieve and perform to a certain standard. The results of this system are in and the evidence is not good. Millions are depressed and 100's of people a day ending their lives in despair.
I invite you to learn the true nature of the war we are in - an identity war of what defines our value and worth. The stakes are high because it is life and death. This book contains my journey and the principles I learnt along the way. Freedom is a relative thing but this book documents my road to freedom.
Acts of Our Gentle God presents compelling evidence from the Bible to exonerate God of the charges that he is uncaring, judgmental, controlling, unfair, bad-tempered, or violent. The book demonstrates that the entire Bible, correctly understood, is in harmony with the definitive statement God is love (1 John 4:8).
He that has the Son has life. Why is this so? For in the Son of God resides the pure heart of an obedient Son to His Father. He always does those things that please the Father. He also has the Father’s blessing and deep affection. The heart of the Son rests perfectly in His Father’s love.
In this volume is found the culmination of a sixteen year search for light on these questions. The journey began when I was reminiscing about the birth of my first son. I thought on the moment I first held him in my arms and the deep sense of love I felt for him. To have a taste of such divine emotions brought me into an encounter with God that impressed upon me the thought that the feelings I had for my son were an expression of God’s love for His Son and consequently His earth born children.
Three Hundred years ago, Sir Isaac Newton discovered the universal laws of the physical universe and the principles that bound planets and stars together in His monumental work Principia. This booklet explores the divine pattern of human relaitonships and what is the secret of life that will bring prosperity and blessing.
If we worship a God who loves because of inherent qualities then we will do the same. We become what we behold. Yet if we worship a Son who was given all things and rests in the assurance of His Father’s sweet benevolent Agape love, then we can be transformed into the image of this love and love as God loves His Son.
Our God is Agape and in Himis no Eros at all
With echoes of the Sanctuary, Song of Solomon and Pilgrim's Progress, trace one man's journey through obstacle, trial and challenge, to discover, sell all, and fall in love with Jesus, the Son of the Father.
Deep in the heart of each human being is the need to feel secure in their sense of worth. Everything we do in life is influenced by our beliefs in where our value comes from. In this book, you’ll find the Biblical view of where our worth comes from, with a focus on the role that family relationships play when it comes to establishing our sense of value. You’ll be taken on journey along the history of humanity to learn the contrast between God’s family kingdom, where each member is secure in their sense of worth, and Satan’s family kingdom, where each individual strives to secure their own sense of worth. The insights from this book are bound to change your life, as they provide clarity on your own family relationships, and a clearer understanding of God and His Son.
Behold the Lamb of God which takes away the sin of the world.
What is it about the cross of Christ that has such power to change a proud sinful man into a humble, gentle and repentant one? In this small volume you are invited to mediate on the sufferings of Christ and consider that each action He has taken is to bring to an awareness of His great love which in turn will help you to see your great need. It is only in the revelation of such deep love as manifested in the cross of Christ that can create an awareness in man of his natural selfishness that will lead him to destruction. May you look upon the Saviour and find in Him one altogether lovely and that has given everything possible to save your soul.
What does the Bible say about God’s wrath?
Is it like ours? Does God get mad? Does He get angry?
How can God be a loving God and yet destroy the
wicked with fire?
These questions and more are carefully answered in
this little booklet that presents an appealing picture of
our heavenly Father.
Jesus came to show us the Father. He is a perfect
image of God. Fall in love with the Creator who never
loves the sinner less.
At a time when I was going through a deep personal crisis, I began to search specifically for quotes from Ellen G. White on God's love and care to comfort me. I collected them and over some time they became more and more.
Most Christians have firm ideas about the wrath and the judgments of God, about His visitations, His vengeance and His punishments. They believe, that they represent an active act of God who loses His patience at a certain point and punishes and eliminates the transgressors of His law by instructing His holy angels to hurt, torment and kill human beings and by using the forces of nature in a destructive manner so as to achieve His goal of destroying the apostate. But how do people come to this conclusion?
A carefully documented history of the the doctrinal war of the Begotten Son that began in heaven and then came to Christianity and the the Adventist Church.
The book is in five parts and presented in Magazine format. I highly recommend this volume.
This book was originally written to address the specific situation of the church community. How does a person deal with personal conviction that leads in a different direction to the leaders of that community? The western mind is trained to think in a completely egalitarian way and takes no thought as to how leaders should be approached except with suspision and contempt. This book reveals Biblical principles of how to appeal to authority in the church and avoid the curses that come to all those who seek the short and easy path in dealing with such matters.
Godhead or Trinity?
Which do you prefer? Does it make a difference? Are they both the same?
It appears there is a difference and an effort to prefer one over the other, if not to remove the word “Godhead” altogether, has been made to accomplish just that.
Written by Gary Hullquist
Compiled by Gary Hullquist
A chronological collection of statements from 1846 to 2010 from Adventist authors, pioneers, leaders, and Ellen White on Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Compiled by Margaretha Tierney
An excellent collection of quotes from Scripture, Spirit of Prophecy and Adventist Pioneers on the Father and Son and the Plan of Salvation
A history of how the Trinity was introduced to the Seventh-day Adventist Church by Margaretha Tierney
The Words that the Father spoke to His Son at His Baptism echo the Blessing He poured upon Him on the First Sabbath of Creation. Daily the Father delighted in His Son, and the Son rejoiced before Him. On the Sabbath the Father breathed upon His Son and the Son was refreshed in His Father’s love. This intimate connection between Father and Son was placed permanently in the Sabbath and each Sabbath the Father breathes out His refreshing rest upon His Son and all those who accept the Son.
The sacrificial system with its animal sacrifices and meat and drink offerings all point to the life giving grace of Jesus through His work on the cross and His mediation in heaven for us.
The question arises what is the significance of all the weights and measures of flour and oil and quantities of animals? If all these events simply point to the death of Jesus 2000 years ago then how can each of these animal and meat offerings vary at each religious gathering? What does this mean?
For over 120 years the Church of Christ has been search for her beloved after He knocked on the door between 1888 and 1895/96. The gift of the Spirit has been there all along in the heart opening to the Spirt that flows during the Sabbaths of the Lord. Jones expresses it so clearly and these four sermons takes you step by step from wretched worm to sealed saint.
For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act. Isa 28:21
What is this strange act that God does? Many say it is an uncharacteristic act of God that cleanses the Universe of sin. Is God ever not in His character?
Who is the God that you worship. Is He the author of life, love and freedom or is He a combinational author of life and death. Are God’s mercy and justice two opposing sides in His nature or is justice an expression of His mercy?
The Bible contains several instances of sentencing people to be stoned to death for their transgressions. Where did this practice come from? Did God introduce this idea to Moses or did it come from some other source. Is it possible that the judgments that fell upon Israel related to their ideas of judgment rather than from God Himself? Did the sin of the golden calf change anything in the relationship between God and Israel? Is it important to know? To him that hath ears let him hear.
How do we reconcile the wholesale slaughter of nations by Israel with the sword against the words of Christ?
…for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Not only men, women and children also:
Deut 2:34 And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain:
Why Does Jesus tell Peter to put away his sword and at the same time tells Moses to take up the sword and put the rebellious ones who refuse to repent to death? Learn about the ministration of death and how all these pieces fit together
If you approach the Law of God without the Gospel, your natural perceptions of justice will kill you. Intrigued? Read on.
They repeated the two great maxims, that the law is a transcript of the divine perfections, and that a man who does not love the law does not love the gospel; for the law, as well as the gospel, is a mirror reflecting the true character of God. GC 465
Under the curse of sin all nature was to witness to man of the character and results of rebellion against God. When God made man He made him rule over the earth and all living creatures. So long as Adam remained loyal to Heaven, all nature was in subjection to him. But when he rebelled against the divine law, the inferior creatures were in rebellion against his rule. Thus the Lord, in His great mercy, would show men the sacredness of His law, and lead them, by their own experience, to see the danger of setting it aside, even in the slightest degree. PP 59, 60
Do God’s holy angels really kill people? Does Christ truly speak the words “These people must die for now, go and execute them!” Did Jesus hide this part of the character of God when He came to this earth? Jesus never executed anyone while here. If executing people is part of His character then why did He not reveal this while here on earth?
The mystery of the cross explains all other mysteries. In the light that streams from Calvary the attributes of God which had filled us with fear and awe appear beautiful and attractive. Mercy, tenderness, and parental love are seen to blend with holiness, justice, and power. While we behold the majesty of His throne, high and lifted up, we see His character in its gracious manifestations, and comprehend, as never before, the significance of that endearing title, "Our Father." GC 652.1
Natural Justice and Atonement
In the life of Saul and Agag
The slaughter of the Amalekites including women and children is one of the most difficult stories to explain in the Bible. Why was this commanded in the name of God?
How can this story be understood in the light of the cross?
Ponder it carefully. The minds of the Roman soldiers are controlled by Satan, yet the breath by which they live is the life that lights every man that comes into the world. The power of Christ in the souls of men is used by Satan to nail Him to the cross. Just stop and ponder that for a moment. The single image of a Roman solider with hammer held high and driving a spike into those precious hands of the Saviour holds the key to plagues of Egypt and all the power of destruction manifested on the earth.
The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is one of the key Bible stories used by people to show how God destroys those who persistently refuse to submit to Him. The fire that comes from Heaven is understood to be God Himself pouring forth a fury of Fire to end the lives of those miserable sinners that were a burden to themselves and a wicked influence in the world.
For those who believe in God it is almost universally reasoned that the only way to end sin is the stop the wicked dead in their tracks by bringing down a fiery stream fury from the heart of God to burn up the wicked and bring them to an end.
It has become quite plain that the correct understanding of the sequence of the First Angel’s Message holds the key to the fall of Babylon and the exposure of the toxicity of her wine. This First Angel does not simply have any gospel but rather the everlasting gospel and those who receive it will not only sing the song of the Lamb but also the song of Moses for within the everlasting gospel this is the same song. The assurance of such a gospel draws us to the conclusion that what Christ revealed on earth in His character as completely non-violent is the same yesterday, today and forever and such a revelation causes us to give glory to Him. With a revelation of this character in Christ we then are enabled to partake in the hour of judgment and Judge God as Holy and merciful and just. This will open our hearts to rest in Him “that made heaven and earth and the seas and fountains of waters” and worship Him in love and truth.
The Bible tells us that the wages of sin is death. The question that must be asked is who pays these wages?
The majority of the Christian world believes that God will destroy the wicked, burning them in hell. The majority believe that God will burn them for eternity while a few believe that God simply turns them to ashes upon the ground. Either way, all believe that God is the one who actively inflicts death and destruction upon the wicked Himself.
What does the Bible reveal on this subject? If God does the final killing of the wicked why are we told that Satan has the power of death in Hebrews 2:14? If God tells us in the commandments “thou shalt not kill” and Christians believe that it is the Spirit of God that dwells in the heart of the Christian then how can God kill and this character trait not be present in the heart of the believer? And if we are changed to what we behold, what will we become if we behold God as putting Billions of people to death?
We invite you to carefully consider these questions as you read this booklet.
Ellen White prayed these beautiful words
Oh God, I can do nothing. I hang my helpless soul on Thee, Jesus Christ my Saviour. Put Thy grace into my heart. Attract my mind from my weakness to Thy almighty strength, from my ignorance to Thy eternal wisdom, from my frailty to Thy enduring might. Give me correct views of the great plan of redemption. Let me see and understand what Christ is to me, and that my heart, soul, mind, and strength are bought with a price. Christ has imparted to me that I may impart to others. Lift up my soul; strengthen and enlighten my mind that I may comprehend more clearly the character of God as revealed in Jesus Christ, that I may know that it is my privilege to be a partaker of the divine nature. The great and eternal power of God fills my mind with awe, and sometimes even terror.... May I indeed look upon Jesus, full of goodness and compassion and love, and behold the Lord God, and call Him by the endearing name of Father. The deep struggles of my own soul against temptations, the earnest longings of my mind and heart to know God and Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour, and to have assurance, peace, and rest in their love, lead me to desire every day to be where the beams of the Sun of Righteousness can shine upon me. Our High Calling Page 146
As you read and meditate on the themes in this book may it become our prayer as well.
What is the meaning of this passage?
And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. (5) And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: (6) Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house. Eze 9:4-6
Who sent Korah Dathan and Abiram alive down into the pit?
Num 16:31-33 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them: (32) And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. (33) They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.
Who was the destroyer of the first born of Egypt?
The author of this booklet was one such person until he met some Christians in an unlikely place to open a path to a different understanding of God and Christ. The intent of this booklet is to expose the false practice of nations to use the religion of Christianity to advance their national ambitions.
The greatest causality is the view of God this has portrayed to the world and caused many to turn away. You are invited to take another look and consider that since Jesus came as the prince of peace that His Father, the one true God, is the King of Peace and is not a God of war as supposed by most.
n the life of Saul we see the fruit of Israel’s desire for a king. Israel had rejected God as their leader. They departed from Him and in His place providence provided them a manifestation of their own hearts.
They say that power corrupts but absolute power corrupts absolutely. Saul was not given absolute power but he acted as though he did. Saul rejected the appeals and rebukes of Samuel.
What was known about the Son of God in the times of the patriarchs and the people of Israel? In conversations I am often confronted with the idea that Jesus became the Son of God at his birth by Mary. The view that the "sonship" was not more than a "job" that Jesus fulfilled in his time here on earth, was often presented to me. It is also argued that in the Old Testament the Son of God does not really come into appearance. Is that the truth? Here is the answer.
"I am the resurrection and the life." In our knowledge of Christ and His love the kingdom of God is placed in the midst of us. Christ is revealed to us in sermons and chanted to us in songs. The spiritual banquet is set before us in rich abundance. The wedding garment, provided at infinite cost, is freely offered to every soul. By the messengers of God are presented to us the righteousness of Christ, justification by faith, the exceeding great and precious promises of God's word, free access to the Father by Christ, the comfort of the Spirit, the well-grounded assurance of eternal life in the kingdom of God. What could God do for us that He has not done in providing the great supper, the heavenly banquet? COL 317
An excellent little book explaining the central issues in the 1888 controversy within the Adventist Movement.
The subject of the covenants plays a central role in understanding righteousness by faith. When the covenants are understood as personal experiences texts like Rom 5:20 open up to a clearer understanding of how the law of God is indeed our school master to bring us to Christ.
Every thoughtful Christian needs to read and understand the contents of this book.
The Legacy bequeathed by the Father to His Son reveals the true essence of sin, the core meaning of the great conflict between Christ and Satan, and clears out the way of the faith to God's covenant promises. Every believer in the Son is a joint heir to the Legacy,
which in the Beloved, benefits us with „all things that pertain unto life and godliness“.
“The priesthood of Christ commenced as soon as man had sinned. He was made a priest after the order of Melchizedek. ...Satan thought the Lord had given up His hold on man, but the Star of Hope lighted up the dark and dismal future in the gospel preached in Eden.” Ms43b-1891 (July 4, 1891)
This was a ground breaking document in understanding the everlasting gospel. It contains a response to George Bulter's presentation on the law in Galatians. The logic sequence of this document is vital to grasping the core issues in the 1888 conflict. The booklet takes effort to digest and grasp its central themes but the rewards are great. I highly recommend this book.
When will the last sermon on the Laodicean message be preached that will result in action that fulfills the "counsel" given by the True Witness?
The difference is important to understand for God does not test men through falsehood. He does not say things that are false in order to force from men their inner thoughts. He rather reflects back to men their own thinking in order that they might discern their failures, turn to Christ and be saved.
God does not use force to learn the truth. Men will lie, torture and imprison to extract the information they desire from others.
Mary Magdalene is either a brilliant person who is right on, or she turns out to be a wild fanatic. Those “three hundred denarii” (silver coins) are a fantastic sum which she blew in just a few moments of aromatic bliss at this party. At first thought, it would seem that the “some” who didn’t like what she did were thinking clearly. Jerusalem and its suburbs were full of poor people who could have used the food or clothing that this princely sum could have purchased for them.
Thus the covenant from Sinai brought them to the covenant with Abraham. The first brought them to the second covenant. 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. A.T. Jones RH July 17, 1900
The question of which law was the Law in Galatians was the focal point of the doctrinal battle that took place during the 1888 Bible conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Why is it so vital for us to understand the central points related to this question? The Law in Galatians reveals whether we understand the Everlasting Covenant correctly in the details of Scripture. While it is possible to grasp the central theme of the everlasting covenant, this theme must be understood in the details of Scripture to be truly appreciated and taught from Scripture. This is particularly true concerning the writings of Paul.
Learn how the covenant systems developed by Augustine helped to short circuit the receiving of the Latter Rain through the most precious message preached in 1888.
A textual review and analysis of the key Pauline passage addressing feasts, new moons, and Sabbath days. One of the most hotly debated texts in the Christian world, it is claimed Exhibit A for prohibiting the gatherings of God’s people as found in the book of the law. But was the apostle who observed the appointed times himself also condemning them as a only legalistic bondage? Was Paul saying the Seventh day Sabbath is no longer relevant to Christians?
Modern commentaries have ignored critical aspects of Paul’s internal consistency. Showing Respect, however, does just that.
The Adventist movement was built on the foundation of Revelation 14:12 as those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. From this foundation this booklet reveals the connection to an understanding of the righeousness of Christ that is made manifest in obedience to all the commandments of God.
Adventist history is full of struggle and debate over the issue of when and where did the Old Covenant with all of its rites and ceremonies begin and end. Like all other Protestant churches from which they came, the Adventists long accepted the prevailing notion that all things old and Jewish came to an end at the death of Jesus. For all the other Protestants that meant the seventh day Sabbath as well. Not so, said the Adventists, newly convicted by the Fourth Commandment. The Moral Law is permanent; the Law of Moses was nailed to the cross. But what about tithe, intoxicating liquor, and unclean meats? Soon a growing list of Mosaic statutes were moved across the Ceremonial Divide. And then came 1888. The implications were undeniable. Something had to give. The battle lines were drawn, and the rest— well, the rest is History.
O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Psalm 119:97
What About the Feasts. Answers many questions like:
Are the Statutes required for us to keep today?
What are included in the Statutes?
Do the feasts contain moral principles?
Must we keep the Statutes to be saved?
Elders A.T. Jones and E.J. Waggoner were God's chosen messengers to bring the message of righteousness by faith to God remnant people. The rejection of that message sparked in these men a fatal flaw in regard to the subject of Church organisation. As we study the history concerning them, may we learn lessons about the church of God in these last days.
The prophetic framework of the Millerite system forms the backbone of the Midnight Cry and the Midnight Cry lights the path all the way to the city of God. We are not to move a pin of this foundation. One of the lynch pins of that system is the question of the Daily. If you remove that pin, the date 1844 becomes vulnerable to both preterism and futurism. The Millerite view of the Daily plays a vital role in securing the historicist understanding of the prophetic books of Daniel and Revelation.
Elder Fifield reveals the tender love of a Father and the spiritual nature of the law, atonement and plan of salvation.
The Return of Elijah is taken from Malachi 4:5,6
Mal 4:5-6 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: (6) And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
The turning of hearts within families suggests the coming of a message that will restore the relational structures of families. Positions of headhip and submission are clearly understood and for each person in the family and what is the basis of this transformation? Fear God and give glory to Him. In the worship of the true God is the key to family and community transformation.
This book was written to the leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Australia with an earnest desire to show that the foundations of our movement were not laid in gross darkness but in blazing light.
At what time should we keep the feasts? This question is asked regularly and it is a valid question. For those who believe in the foundations of the Adventist movement in 1844 the answer is quite simple.
“Of all the great religious movements since the days of the apostles, none have been more free from human imperfection and the wiles of Satan than was that of the autumn of 1844. Even now, after the lapse of many years, all who shared in that movement and who have stood firm upon the platform of truth still feel the holy influence of that blessed work and bear witness that it was of God.”
Great Controversy, page 402.
At the heart of the Ten Commandments we are invited to remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. What exactly is the Sabbath day and when does it begin and end?
This series of studies is designed to teach someone the Three Angels messages of the Bible. Each study is based around a chart that allows each subject to be presented visually.
It contains a collection of 55 charts, 34 studies and training manual and is Fully illustrated.
This resources is used by many Bible students around the world to share the gospel. It took several years to develop this resource and now is freely available for you to download