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.
The long, arduous journey to Phoenix, Arizona, from our home in north Texas almost took all the energy out of me. The drive was supposed to take sixteen hours, but with the many stops as a young family of five needs on a long road trip, sixteen hours turned to twenty-three. But the long, tiring journey was worth it.
The Healing of the Nations Podcast is now available for our audiences. Host Peter K. Chung who is a History educator presents a series on how the Gospel and principle of Religious Liberty found in our Three Angels' Messages can provide real world solutions for our dying planet. Journey with us as we confront issues of today and how we can a light in the darkness of the world.
At this time of year, scenes and songs recounting our Lord’s birth in Bethlehem can be heard and witnessed almost everywhere. But how many of us have truly contemplated the meaning of that rude enclosure, those breathtakingly primitive facilities, into which the Second Person of the Godhead descended in coming to this earth?
Pastor Kevin Paulson's series on the Godhead at Weimar during the weekend of December 15-16, 2017 is now available on Youtube. For your convenience, the videos are posted here. Feel free to share and discuss among your family and friends.
The presentations will be given at Weimar Institute on the weekend of December 15-16, 2017. Please plan to join this important seminar on the topic of the Godhead. Invite your family and friends and especially those who have entertained anti-trinitarian sentiments.