I was raised a Seventh-day Adventist, and in my early teens accepted the Anti-trinitarian view of God. But years later I experienced some unease with these teachings, and chose to search out more thoroughly the Truth for myself.
Episode 7 of Healing the Nations with Dr. Eric Walsh is now uploaded. Find out from Dr. Walsh what happened when sermons he preached was used against him to terminate his employment. The great personal cost he suffered and yet remained steadfast in his faith.
Like the Communist label during the 1920s “Red Scare,” and during the Joe McCarthy era thirty years later, the word “legalist” has become a popular though undefined epithet in a great deal of theological dialogue within Western Adventism. Like similar labels, whether in the secular political world or the world of theology, the “legalist” moniker often has the effect of closing minds and shutting down conversation before substantive evidence is considered.
It was August 1950. The Korean War had been going on for more than a month now. Communist North Korean forces, like a juggernaut, steamrolled through South Korean defenses and seemed on the verge of a decisive victory. A mere five years after the end of World War II, Americans were weary of war, but the alarming growth of communism proved too threatening.
In the wake of the most recent school shooting in the United States, in Parkland, Florida, survivors have voiced a sentiment that more and more has been heard in the aftermath of these tragedies—that thoughts and prayers are not enough.
God is love (1 John 4:8, King James Version). He is also all-powerful (Genesis 18:14; Luke 18:27; Revelation 19:6) and all-knowing (Psalm 139:2-6; Isaiah 40:13-14). Love inherently depends upon the presence of others and cannot be rightly revealed by one being alone. Love, when expressed in the presence of one, can only be directed to the self and would only produce pride, or self-love. Therefore, a God of love cannot exist alone.
This spring will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the siege and destruction of the Mount Carmel Center (sometimes called Ranch Apocalypse) in Waco, Texas, headquarters of the so-called Branch Davidians and their leader, one David Koresh. For those who aren’t aware or may not remember, the Branch Davidians were a splinter sect of the Shepherd’s Rod (or Davidian Seventh-day Adventist) movement, an offshoot of the Seventh-day Adventist Church since 1930.
The following is the keynote speech that Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, gave at the 11th annual Global Leadership Summit, on Feb. 6, 2018, in Lisbon, Portugal.
Recently on CNN, a commercial has been running with various wording, with an apple in focus. It speaks of how whether the apple is viewed from the right or from the left, whether one insists with loud screams or capital letters that this is a banana instead, the fact still remains that “this is an apple.” The commercial ends with the simple phrase, FACTS FIRST.
Just what is the problem with the 1957 book Questions on Doctrine? (1) Why all the fuss about a volume that most Adventists have probably never heard of, much less read? Those who have taken the time to read its pages might wonder what all the controversy is about. That is, unless they are aware of some significant factors surrounding its publication.
Sequestered in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by hills, sits an Adventist boarding school. There’s a guys’ dorm and a girls’ dorm, a cafeteria, a gymnasium, an administration building and a chapel and a spattering of a few other structures, huddled in a forest clearing.
On January 11, 2018, at a bipartisan meeting of Congressional leaders, the President of the United States openly reviled between one third and one half of the world’s population as presumably unworthy to enter his country, using a despicably vulgar expression not fit to be repeated.