It is clear biblical teaching that all who follow the Lord Jesus will suffer persecution and that the experience will glorify God. Sadly, accounts throughout the scriptures, beginning in Genesis with the account of the murder of Abel and ending in Revelation, with the persecution of God’s people, all testify that His people cannot escape.
On June 18, 2015, Vatican PR officially released in multiple languages Pope Francis’s much-anticipated 183-page encyclical addressing climate change titled “Praised Be”—a title based on an ancient song called “Canticle of the Sun” attributed to St. Francis of Assisi written in 1224 A.D.
There are so many ‘sects’ amongst the churches that it’s almost like living in Bible times. Though all are either labelling themselves or labelling others, almost every group is tarring the other with the proverbial feather.
In other words, sinful behavior is first preceded by sinful thought, in this case, coveting and lust. Paul said, “…I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet” (Romans 7:7).
While the final Laodicean church suffers a barrage of divisive attacks from the outside world, a more sinister deception and cunning temptation has reared within the church, between those who have genuine Biblical faith and those who mimic this lifestyle through their reliance upon the mere religious culture of Adventism.
“If we ever come to the place as a Church where we can interpret 'husband of one wife' to mean 'wife of one husband' or simply 'faithful man or woman,' then we can make any passage of Scripture mean whatever we want it to mean or whatever our culture tells us it should mean."
General Conference Exhibit Manager Dean Rogers contacted ADvindicate today, asking if we were interested in having a booth at the July 2015 General Conference Session. We said yes!
Andy Weaver and his wife Naomi were born and raised Amish in north central Ohio. They were baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist faith in 2014 and have strong convictions to share the gospel and the Three Angels' Messages with their community.
During the last few decades, a movement to promote the moral obligation to keep the feast days recorded in Leviticus has been making inroads among reform-minded Seventh-day Adventists.
As the General Conference session in San Antonio approaches, final arguments in the case for and against women’s ordination grow more earnest and passionate, with their strengths and vulnerabilities increasingly more evident. Such is certainly the case in the new article by Ty Gibson of Light Bearers Ministry titled “A Closer Look at Women’s Ordination.”
I’ve lived most of my life as an active gay man. I don’t remember a day I wasn’t same-sex attracted. Not able to make sense out of God’s word and my “feelings,” I left God and the church when I was eighteen.
Once a month my wife organizes what I like to call “The Big Buy!” What is the big buy, you ask? Well, it’s when my wife buys a big amount of stuff. I mean, she’ll easily drop several hundred dollars on this trip.