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A Line of Truth

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.

Answering Objections

Bible Answers to Trinitarian Objections

Biblical Forgiveness

Forgiveness is central to the Christian experience. Yet too often we find it so hard to forgive those who wrong us, as well as feel forgiven when we hurt others. Why is this? Could it be because of a confused relationship with our Father in Heaven, who we find difficult to believe forgives us?

Blueprint of Blessing

Christ is the image of the invisible God, and by Christ were all things created. (Col 1:15-16)

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)

Why did God the Father create everything through Christ His Son? Why does God have a Son? Why do we need to go through the Son to reach the Father? The answers to these questions are at the heart of the science of salvation.

If we can understand the relationship of God to His only Begotten Son, and Their relationship to the rest of the universe, we have a key to understanding creation itself and everything in it. For everything was created in this pattern of the Father-Son, and in this relationship is the loving pattern for all relationships.

Calvary in Egypt

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.

Canaan Conquest

How do we reconcile the wholesale slaughter of nations by Israel with the sword against the words of Christ? Matthew 26:52 …for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Not only men, women and children also:Deuteronomy 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: Were the Israelites truly in tune with the character of God?

Christ in the Sabbath

What does the burning bush, Mount Sinai, and the 4th Commandment have in common?

They all are described as "holy" in the Scriptures.

But what does it mean for something to be holy? What makes something holy?

In this booklet, we will investigate why these places and times are described as holy, and how it affects you today.

Christ's Antediluvian Cross

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

Christ's Mission

Christ exalted the character of God, attributing to him the praise, and giving to him the credit, of the whole purpose of his own mission on earth,—to set men right through the revelation of God. In Christ was arrayed before men the paternal grace and the matchless perfections of the Father. In his prayer just before his crucifixion, he declared, “I have manifested thy name.” “I have glorified thee on the earth; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.” When the object of his mission was attained,—the revelation of God to the world,—the Son of God announced that his work was accomplished, and that the character of the Father was made manifest to men. {ST January 20, 1890, par. 9}

Christ's Red Sea Burial

The destruction of the Egyptian army is trumpeted as one of the clearest evidences that God is a destroyer. This book digs deeper into that story to discover what really happened


Christ, the Sabbath and the Heights of the 1888 Message

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.

Consuming Fire

For those who believe in God, it is almost universally reasoned that the only way to end sin is to stop the wicked dead in their tracks by bringing down a fiery stream of fury from the heart of God to burn up the wicked and bring them to an end. It is often thought that the wicked are not simply going to destroy themselves, and that if God is a God of justice He will punish transgressors and reward them for their evil according to their deeds by directly putting them into flames and burning them alive Himself. Would a loving God do this to His children?

Cross Light

It would be well for us to spend a thoughtful hour each day in contemplation of the life of Christ. We should take it point by point, and let the imagination grasp each scene, especially the closing ones. As we thus dwell upon His great sacrifice for us, our confidence in Him will be more constant, our love will be quickened, and we shall be more deeply imbued with His spirit. If we would be saved at last, we must learn the lesson of penitence and humiliation at the foot of the cross.  {DA 83.4}

Cry of Sodom and Gomorrah

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.

Design Law and the Healing Judgment

Design Law and the Healing Judgment

Discover the difference between the legal and the real, the false gospel and the true gospel, artificially imposed laws and intrinsic design laws, an imperial universe and a natural universe… Why human laws, external penalties and punishments, when placed onto God as how he operates, cause fear, resentment and rebellion to flourish. And how living in accord with God’s natural universe and laws of life… cause love, peace and healthy relationships to flourish. Seeing God’s methods, principles and how He deals with sin in a whole new way.

Destiny of the Wicked

Destiny of the Wicked - Articles from Adventist Pioneers

Devotions for Enoch and Julia

I had the pleasure of attending Enoch and Julia’s wedding in the beginning of 2023. Their wedding was both very Indian and very Christian. I was treated as family by them, and got a chance to participate in all the functions of the family – a special, fulfilling, strenuous experience.

Each morning and evening we tried to have devotions as an extended family, busy as we were. Enoch would play guitar and lead out in singing. The songs were in English, Hindi, and Marathi. There was a lot of singing and dancing at this wedding.

Enoch asked me to do 5 devotionals, which are what is collected here. I didn’t do them exactly like share them like they were written, nor did I get through them all. Still, it was a blessing that Enoch tried to establish his wedding and the family meetings on the blessing of God’s word.

May God bless Julia and Enoch and their future together. And may God grant us more happy marriages in these end times, as patterns of His great love for us.

Discarding Augustine's Covenant Glasses to Receive the Latter Rain

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.

Divine Pattern of Life

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.

Divine Pattern Prayer for Husbands

Divine Pattern Prayer for Husbands

Divine Pattern Prayers for Children

Divine Pattern Prayers for Children

Do Angels of God Kill?

What do we make of statements like these?

And to the [other angels] he [God] said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: 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. Ezekiel 9:5-6

Do God’s holy angels really kill people – “old and young, both maids, and little children, and women”? Does Christ truly speak the words: “These people must die, go and execute them!” Does the Hebrew word nakah (to smite) always mean “to kill”? Jesus said He glorified His Father while here upon the earth, John 17:4. However, Jesus never killed anyone while here. Did Jesus hide this part of the character of God? If executing people is part of His character, then why did He not reveal this while here on earth?

For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. Luke 9:56

Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? John 14:9

Dominion of the Earth

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

End of the Wicked - Fiery Final Judgment

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.

Escape from the Prison of Lies

The delusions that surround us are a common feature of the times we live in. The most dangerous ones are those which are mixed with truth. To be able to escape the prison of lies, we must recognize each one. This booklet exposes the main approaches that mislead us. May we be set free from them and respond to God's call to receive happiness in the "glorious liberty of the children of God" (Romans 8:21).

Exodus Experience


During the years 2010 to 2017 the Lord has guided our family through an Exodus experience: First we discovered the 10 Commandments in Ex. 20, by learning about the amazing teaching within the Adventist Church, which we joined. The undiscovered truths of the Old Testament (Ex. 21 – 24) led us to a changed lifestyle of temperance in, for example, our eating habits. My husband’s studies of the Bible led us to the precious truths of the revelation of Jesus Christ, the Son of the only true God, as found in the Sanctuary (Ex. 25 – 31, Joh.17:3), followed by a Golden Calf experience (Ex. 32) which led the way to the wonderful revelation of the character of God Himself in Ex. 33-34.

Feast of Trumpet Meditations

A small collection of meditations on each of the 10 Commandments prepared during the time of Trumpets of 2022 and released each of the 10 days leading to Atonement.

May our Father write His law on our hearts that we might be like Him through Jesus our Lord.


Fifield GCB Sermons 1897

The Spirit of God fell upon Elder Fifield as he delivered his lectures in February of 1897. So many principles of the Father of love movement are delineated in these lectures, and they are woven together in to a precious fabric.

The present cross, the covenants, the priestly ministry of Christ, the atonement, the character of God and Christ, are all beautifully presented.

These lectures, especially the first two, and the last one, are worthy of careful consideration. Fifield builds on Waggoner’s 1893 lectures about the meaning of the blood and presents a concise yet clear expression of the 1888 atonement.

For me personally, these lectures provide a steadying reassurance for the path we have walked the past seven years. We have been led to the same position as Fifield expresses here in these lectures.

Let us give thanks to the Father and the Son for preserving these gems of truth that we might have confidence to press forward in this most precious light.

Finding Comfort

This booklet is the first chapter of the book Father of Love by Kevin J. Mullins

➢   Does God condemn and judge others while commanding us not    to judge but instead to love others unconditionally?   

➢   Does God torture His enemies for eternity in a lake of fire while at the same time commanding us to love our enemies? 

➢   Does God spitefully send plagues and pestilence upon people who choose not to love Him while demanding we pray for health and happiness to fall upon those who do not love us?   

Fountain of Blessing

Entering into God’s REST through the Channels of His Appointed Times

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.

God Will Take Care of You

The amazing and inspiring story of Val Cruwys

God's Strange Act

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?

Godhead to Trinity

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

Gods of Egypt as Lightning from Heaven

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.

Gospel in Galatians

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.

Growing in Grace

Several months into our new life together, encountering the daily struggles of married life along with its joys, I came to the book of Philippians in my personal devotional time. God then led me to begin a deep study of Paul's letter, applying his relationship-focused counsel to our marriage, that our union would serve to preach the everlasting gospel and glorify our Father in heaven.

If you share this desire, we invite you to partake of the fruits of this study with us, that you may likewise receive the transforming power of God's word into your hearts and homes.

"Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate." - Mark 10:9

Have We Followed Cunningly Devised Fables?

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.  

How Do You Read?

Christ tells us that the Word of God is truth. But there are so many different beliefs, and apparently all of them come from the Bible, so how can we know? And how can we know the truth when we find apparent contradictions in the Bible?

How the Comforter Changed my life

What do we do when we don’t dare to speak up, yet there is a fire within that needs to be shared? When God challenges us with His love through new ideas that go against our preconceived beliefs, how can we know if they are true? And if they are true, how do we incorporate them into our lives? As a 21-year old, Niklas left Sweden to travel the world. He was challenged by many things along the way, but what challenged him most were the ideas and experiences he learned of beautiful new Bible truths and discovering how much God loved him. Then he couldn’t be silenced anymore and had to learn how to write, to share a testimony where he was drawn closer to Jesus.

It is not easy to stand up for what you believe while also respecting the beliefs of others. It is a path that is not mapped out, and there are few teachers. Yet these are truths about God! God Himself would guide the light of truth in Niklas’ life. But how?

This book is a collection of encounters, dialogues, and reflections that outline a journey that many of us can relate to. May it encourage us and help us to reflect on our own walk with Christ, our comforter.


I Confess

One man's journey to understand the place of the feasts in light of the two covenants

In God's Name

In the conflict of nations for dominance and control of the earth’s resources, few things serve as a better motivator than to believe that God has chosen you as His people and that He will subjugate and crush your enemies.

This narrative has been used by nations such as Britain, Germany and most notably the United States of America. The invocation of a warlord type God reflected in the teaching of these so called Christian nations has caused many people to reject Christianity as a religion of war and violence.

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 of using the religion of Christianity to advance their national ambitions.

The greatest casualty is the view of God this has portrayed to the world, which causes many to turn away. You are invited to take another look and consider that since Jesus came as the prince of peace, then His Father is the King of Peace, and is not a God of war as supposed by most.   

Is it Really So Strange?

It is generally recognized that Jesus is the Son of God, but only a metaphorical one, a symbolic son, or a son who plays the role of the son to us human children to make the plan of salvation understandable through a role play of the three persons of the Godhead. But a literal interpretation of the term "only begotten son of God" as a real and true son born or brought forth by the father is often considered a heresy to be condemned.

Why can't we allow Jesus Christ to be the truly begotten Son of God who owes His existence to His Father? Then He cannot be God, one thing excludes the other, we think. A God always has everything from His own resources. He has received nothing from anyone else. He has omnipotence, omnipresence and an eternal existence, everything from within Himself. Everything is inherent and has always been so. That is our idea of a god, and anything that does not correspond to it is considered inferior or viewed as lower and does not qualify a being to be called "God" - at least not in our eyes. Therefore by all means we have to enforce a symbolic or metaphorical or temporal meaning of the word "son".

Justice and Mercy

A most precious sequences of thoughts presented by Waggoner on the subject of justice, mercy, and punishment.

Knowledge of the Son of God in Old Testament Times

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.

Last Message of Mercy

Will every person be saved or does each person have the free choice whether to live with God forever or not?

Lessons From History on Church Organisation

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.

Living Bread from Heaven

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?

Love Your Enemies

Jesus tells us to love our enemies and do good to them. On the other hand, we read about what Joshua told the Israelites

So it was, when they brought out those kings to Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said to the captains of the men of war who went with him, “Come near, put your feet on the necks of these kings." And they drew near and put their feet on their necks. Then Joshua said to them, "Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage, for thus the LORD will do to all your enemies against whom you fight.”
Joshua 10:24-25

How do we resolve this conflict between Jesus and Joshua in how we treat our enemies?

Loving Wrath of God

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.

Lucifer and Christ

Spirit of Prophecy quotes that speak to the conflict that Satan created in relation to the Son of God

Mary Magdalene

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.

My Father's Kingdom

"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

Natural Justice and Atonement

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?

On Universalism - Is faith in this life necessary to enter into eternal life?

On Universalism

 Is faith in this life necessary to enter into eternal life?


God is Love, so somehow He will bring all men into Eternal Life.

This is the basic underlying belief of all types of universalism. But is it what the Bible teaches? This book aims to answer this and other questions, such as:

Is there any distinction in what happens to
 believers and unbelievers at the end of time?
Are there saved and unsaved?

How do faith and free will fit into universalism?

What is the opposite of Eternal life?

Will anything be annihilated?

Does overcoming sin matter?

How does universalism relate with preaching the Gospel? With the Book of Life? With the 2nd death?
With being inside and outside of the New Jerusalem?

Does universalism spur a man into action or inaction?

What does John 3:16 mean?

Original Love

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

Passover Theme for Kids

A Teachers Manual for parents to help children understand the themes of passover. 

Pattern of God's Judgment

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?

Pentecost for Kids

Explaining the Feast of Pentecost to Children

Plain Statements on the Character of God

“When God is said to harden men’s hearts,-to deliver them up to a reprobate mind,-to send them strong delusions, that they should believe that God is acting unrighteously – meaning He is acting against His character – it is infinitely far from being meant of an efficacious impulse in God Almighty. That all those verbs,- to harden, to blind, to deliver up, to send delusions, to deceive, and the like,-are by an ordinary Hebraism only permissive in signification, though active in sound, is placed without all controversy.” (Thomas Pierce, I, p23-24 edition of 1658 as quoted in Jackson, The Providence of God, p401)

This Bible scholar is addressing an issue that has bothered followers of God for millennia. Is it according to God’s character to harden hearts, to send delusions, to deceive, to kill, to burn, to flood? Especially in the light of the life of Jesus?


Priest Forever

“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)

Reaching Samson

If God is all-powerful, why didn't He just take Canaan for the Israelites without them needing to go to war?

If Canaan was the promised land, why was the history of that people once they had taken it so dark?

How does God continue to reach people who don't trust Him and don't listen to His advice? Does He just cut them off?

Rebellion of Korah

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.

Resist Not Evil

Stories about Christian Non-resistance to evil

Sabbath Fountain

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.

Saul's Career

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.

Serpent Revealed in Canaan Conquest

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:

Showing Respect for Colossians 2:14-17

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.

Slaughter Weapons of Ezekiel Nine

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 

Smiting Angels

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?

Spreading the Word

The Son of Yugoslavian immigrants to Australia, Tony Milekic lived a life in multiple worlds. His mother was strongly religious and his dad was strongly non-religious. He decided to take his own path - riding motorcycles and living on the edge.

But the death of his best friend and his own near-death experiences caused him to reflect more seriously on the emptiness and lack of direction in his life. A chance meeting with some radical young Christians led to conviction and conversion, and he set his mind to walking the narrow way.

Stand by the Landmarks and Build on the Platform

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.

The Boxer Becomes a Prince

Running for his life to running the race of his life.

Join Branko in his journey as he overcomes his fears as a child living through a world war, to his battles against fellow boxers, to his determination to build a new life and beyond.

How did waiting for a bus change his life forever?  Not only was Branko not afraid of anyone, he was not afraid to search for the deeper answers to life’s most difficult questions; and when he found the answers he was looking for, he was not afraid to change direction in his life. Perfect love casts out fear.


The Ceremonial Dividing Line in Adventist History

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.

The Children’s Guide to Understanding the Character of God

What is God's true character? What does the Bible mean when it talks about God’s wrath and anger? Did God make use of violence and cause a flood to destroy millions of people because they would not do what He said? Did God’s anger want to seek revenge and cause harm upon the Egyptians by sending them 10 plagues? Did God get so irritated with His people that He sent poisonous snakes to kill them? Is this really God’s justice?

These are questions that our Christian children will have to answer as they get older. Will they be ready?

Let’s get them ready!

The Common Language

What language did Jesus speak when He preached to the common man? The scholarly consensus is Aramaic, and this idea was portrayed popularly in Mel Gibson's movie 'The Passion of the Christ.' But there is one major problem with this idea - there was no Aramaic Bible at the time of Christ. 

This booklet argues that new discoveries show that Hebrew was the common language of the Jews in the time of Jesus. The Jews at that time looked down on Aramaic. Yet Aramaic does make its way into the Greek New Testament. Why? Is there a lesson God wants us to learn about reconciliation through the filter of language?

The Comparison

Who is the Holy Spirit? What is the Holy Spirit? What is the relationship of the Holy Spirit to God and His Son? The word Spirit is so broad that these questions are not easy to answer. Many also feel scared to study these questions, because Ellen White said “Silence is Golden” regarding the Holy Spirit. But she herself speaks often of the Holy Spirit… So when should we be silent, and when should we speak?

In this book, Niklas Smars tackles these questions with humility and compassion. Knowing more fully how the Spirit of Christ is our comforter has given him great peace, and that blessing he would have the reader share in.

“As by faith we look to Jesus, our faith pierces the shadow, and we adore God for His wondrous love in giving us Jesus the Comforter.” {19 MR 297-298} 1892

Christ comes as a Comforter to all who believe. He invites your confidence.” {8 MR 57.3} 1898

“Christ is to be known by the blessed name of Comforter.” {Ms7-1902 (January 26, 1902) par. 10}

The Crucifixion of Christ in the Days of Noah and Lot

The story of the worldwide flood and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah are troubling to many. Would God truly drown and burn alive hundreds of thousands of people because His mercy is exhausted and the crushing hand of judgment will no longer be restrained? Would a loving God do such a thing? For many this is a perplexing mystery.

The Destroyer

Who was the destroyer of the first born of Egypt?

The Goodness of YeHoVaH

What does a childhood in a war torn country do to how we perceive God and how we perceive life? This is the question that this testimony aims to answer.

We know that the Bible says that we have enmity with God, and the more sin and suffering we see and experience, the more enmity we potentially could have. We were not designed to see killing and bloodshed – what happens when it surrounds us?

Why did God allow these things? Can He protect me?

The Holy Spirit - The Comforter

The gift of the Holy Spirit is the most precious gift bringing the peace of God to our souls. In his efforts to prevent us receiving this gift, Satan has created much debate amongst christians regarding the Identity of the Holy Spirit. The spirit of debate is not in harmony with the Spirit of God and suggests such debaters do not have the Spirit of Jesus.

This compilation of quotes from the Spirit of Prophecy is for personal study and not intended for winning debates. Let each person be persuded in the calmness and the gentleness of the Spirit’s conviction.

May you be blessed as you read and find joy in the free gift of the Holy Spirit.

The Lake of Fire and the Second Death

To Bible readers concerned about Revelation's Lake of Fire, this study will come as a relief. Why? Because, contrary to popular belief, that final judgment scene is not about a physical fire burning forever.

However, it will be a painful experience - mentally and emotionally. Billions of people will face their own wrong choices and the ultimate choice to not trust in God. With the realization of eternity lost, the degree of regret will be beyond measure. Along with guilt and shame as figurative coals of fire on their heads coming from within themselves, it will literally be enough to crush out their lives in the Second Death.

The Long and Narrow Way to My Father

When Evelyn’s mother determined to attend the Methodist church, conflict erupted in the home. Despite strong persecution, Evelyn followed her mother from Methodism to Adventism. Through a series of miraculous events she grew in her faith in God and to just the right man to keep her laughing when tempted to feel discouraged and down.

The Ministration of Death

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

The Nearness of God

An evening sitting around a campfire sounds great. But what if someone is there you don’t like? Those few hours could be very uncomfortable for all involved.

Now imagine being invited to spend eternity around God’s campfire in Heaven. But you’ve heard so many bad things about Him... Why should you want to spend eternity with someone so controlling and so angry, someone you don’t like? Well, that’s your conclusion about God from what you’ve heard from Christians and non-Christians alike. 

But what if we’ve all been tricked? What if He isn’t the controlling bully people have made Him out to be? What if He really is a Father who actually just wants the best for His children, and wants to be close to them? How can He change our misperceptions and put within us a longing to be at home with ‘Dad’? Watch as our Heavenly Father attempts to set things right for us, hoping we will change our mind about Him. He’s never changed His mind about us.

The Observance of the Sabbath

Great blessings are enfolded in the observance of the Sabbath, and God desires that the Sabbath day shall be to us a day of joy.

To those who keep holy the Sabbath day it is the sign of sanctification. True sanctification is harmony with God, oneness with Him in character. It is received through obedience to those principles that are the transcript of His character. And the Sabbath is the sign of obedience. He who from the heart obeys the fourth commandment will obey the whole law. He is sanctified through obedience. 

The Penalty of Sin Exposed

Who set the penalty for sin and who will pay its wages?

The Sabbath Still Counts

This booklet deals with the sensitive matter regarding the claim that the 1st century disciples replaced the seventh day Sabbath (commonly, "Saturday") with the first day of the week (commonly, "Sunday") as a weekly Holy Day. 

The Sanctuary

“I believe the Sanctuary to be cleansed at the end of the 2300 days, is the New Jerusalem Temple, of which Christ is a minister. The Lord shew me in vision, more than one year ago, that Brother Crosier had the true light, on the cleansing of the Sanctuary, etc; and that it was His will, that Brother C. should write out the view which he gave us in the Day-Star Extra, February 7, 1846. I feel fully authorized by the Lord, to recommend that Extra, to every saint." - A Word to the "Little Flock," Ellen White, printed in 1847.

The Seventh Month Movement The Midnight Cry and the Karaite Calendar

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. 

The Sufferings of Christ

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.  

The Testimony of our Spiritual Ancestors Concerning the Godhead

What the Founders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Believed about God.

The True Midnight Cry

“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.

The Two Covenants in Galatians

 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 Two Mirrors - The Law and the Gospel

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

Time to Commence the Sabbath

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? 

Times of Refreshing

Everyone all over the world attend various gatherings; from birthday parties, funerals, graduations, weddings and anniversaries. Even religious groups across the earth attend gatherings such as weekly church services, baptisms, communions, and yearly Christmas and Easter services etc. The list goes on and on.

But have you ever considered that God has outlined specific gatherings in His word? In the Old Testament these sacred gatherings were called moédim, which simply means “The Appointed Times”, “Festivals”, or, “Feasts” (Leviticus 23). In the New Testament these same gatherings are called “The Times of Refreshing” (Acts 3:19).

To Walk in My Father's Ways

O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Psalm 119:97 

Understanding the Personality of God

1 Cor 8:6  But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

Understanding the Relationship of Father and Son Through Their Image

“And now God says to his Son, ‘Let us make man in our image.’ As Adam came forth from the hand of his creator, he was of noble height, and of beautiful symmetry…Eve was not quite as tall as Adam. Her head reached a little above his shoulders. She too was noble – perfect in symmetry, and very beautiful. This sinless pair…” 1SP 24.2

Upward Way

The testimony of our dear elder brother Glenn Coopman is living proof that though we had not thought of God, He was always thinking about us, gently leading us on the path towards wisdom. Greatly encouraging is Glenn's account of how God miraculously saved him on one occasion and miraculously healed him on another!

Glenn’s father really wanted his son to live up to the standards of this world employing “tough love” to press Glenn to be successful in life. But as we all know, trying to obtain value by performance is a race that never ends. God would show Glenn that this is not what He expects from His children. Through the gentleness of our Father and the living example of His only-begotten Son Jesus, Glenn would find the peace and rest that we all desire, and, most wonderfully, come to see that which was good and pure in the love of His parents, to whom this testimony is dedicated to.

What About the Feasts

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?


Wherefore Then the Law

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.

Who Drowned the Egyptian Army in the Red Sea?

Who really drowned the Egyptian army in the Red Sea? Why were the Egyptians permitted to follow the Children of Israel into the sea? Why didn’t the sea close in behind the Children of Israel as they crossed, providing a natural barrier to the Egyptians? Why did Pharoah, his army and his horses all lose their lives in the Red Sea?

There are many perplexing questions about the Red Sea crossing for those who believe, or want to believe, in the loving character of God. Others see swift and sure divine justice in the destruction of Pharoah and the Egyptian army.

Does the drowning of the Egyptian army reveal what is in the heart of God towards unrepentant sinners, or does it reveal what is in our hearts towards those who abuse and mistreat God’s people? Does it perhaps reveal what we think should be done to those who directly and unfairly mistreat us or those we love?

This book seeks to provide answers to these questions by looking at Exodus 14 through the lens of the life of the Son of God, who came to reveal the true character of His Father and who did no harm to anyone.

If you have ever wondered what really happened at the Red Sea, this book is for you.

Why did Jesus have to die?

Why did Jesus have to die. The answer to this questions gives to you the foundations of righteousness by faith

Wisdom of God

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.