Atonement Series

Presentations: 10 • Presenter: Adrian Ebens
Presented: Mar 11, 2017 - Feb 10, 2018

The Penalty of Sin - God is not the Author of Death show video ▼hide video ▲

It was generally believed by the Jews that sin is punished in this life. Every affliction was regarded as the penalty of some wrongdoing, either of the sufferer himself or of his parents. It is true that all suffering results from the transgression of God’s law, but this truth had become perverted. Satan, the author of sin and all its results, had led men to look upon disease and death as proceeding from God,—as punishment arbitrarily inflicted on account of sin. Hence one upon whom some great affliction or calamity had fallen had the additional burden of being regarded as a great sinner. – {DA 471.1}

Presented: Mar 11, 2017
Presenter: Adrian Ebens

Critical Covenant Context in the 1888 Message show video ▼hide video ▲

Why is the 1888 message concerning the covenants so important. Why the is the Adventist movement responsible for the first and second world wars and how could it be possible that the Adventist movement could come to the place of performing elective abortions?

Presented: Mar 24, 2017
Presenter: Adrian Ebens

Sacrificial System, Daily and Transgression of Desolation show video ▼hide video ▲

Psa 40:6  Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

Psa 51:16,17  For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. 

When Adam yielded to the temptation of the enemy, and fell from his high and holy estate, Satan and his angels exulted. But from the throne of God a voice was heard speaking words of mysterious import. "Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart." When man fell, Christ announced His purpose of becoming man's substitute and surety. Who was He? Isaiah says of Him, "Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." RH Sept 3, 1901

They were required to carry out a system of humble obedience, showing their reverence for God, and their faith and dependence upon the [55] promised Redeemer, by slaying the firstlings of the flock, and solemnly presenting them with the blood, as a burnt-offering to God. This sacrifice would lead them to continually keep in mind their sin, and the Redeemer to come, who was to be the great sacrifice for man.  {1SP 54.1}  

It is Satan's constant effort to misrepresent the character of God, the nature of sin, and the real issues at stake in the great controversy. His sophistry lessens the obligation of the divine law and gives men license to sin. At the same time he causes them to cherish false conceptions of God so that they regard Him with fear and hate rather than with love. The cruelty inherent in his own character is attributed to the Creator; it is embodied in systems of religion and expressed in modes of worship. Thus the minds of men are blinded, and Satan secures them as his agents to war against God. By perverted conceptions of the divine attributes, heathen nations were led to believe human sacrifices necessary to secure the favor of Deity; and horrible cruelties have been perpetrated under the various forms of idolatry.   The Roman Catholic Church, uniting the forms of paganism and Christianity, and, like paganism, misrepresenting the character of God, has resorted to practices no less cruel and revolting. In the days of Rome's supremacy there were instruments of torture to compel assent to her doctrines. GC 569

Presented: Nov 15, 2017
Presenter: Adrian Ebens

The Relational Nature of the Atonement show video ▼hide video ▲

Romans 7:14 tells us the law is spiritual. 

For those on the Identity Wars journey of the relational kingdom, we discover in the writings of Adventist Pioneer G.E Fifield the relational nature of the Atonement. The implications of these thoughts are far reaching for the final atonement and how Adventists understand their position in this final atonement.

Presented: Dec 20, 2017
Presenter: Adrian Ebens

As It was in the days of Noah show video ▼hide video ▲

In the last days events will play out in the same way they did in the days of Noah. 

What is the Ark we are to build today?

When we look at the Hebrew words for Gopher and Pitch in Gen 6:14 we discover something beautiful as to what will protect us from the destruction that comes upon the earth in the last days

Presented: Jan 12, 2018
Presenter: Adrian Ebens

The Atonement and the Demands of Justice show video ▼hide video ▲

The condemning power of Satan would lead him to institute a theory of justice inconsistent with mercyHe claims to be officiating as the voice and power of God, claims that his decisions are justice, are pure and without fault. Thus he takes his position on the judgment seat and declares that his counsels are infallible. Here his merciless justice comes ina counterfeit of justice, abhorrent to God. {CTr 11.4}

Presented: Feb 10, 2018
Presenter: Adrian Ebens