Often, we create imaginary scenes and then hold on to them as if they were real. The tragedy of it all is that it is so easy to believe lies and dismiss truth.
The question of women’s ordination dominated the headlines at the recent 2015 General Conference, but the real concern was the advancing power of “higher criticism” within the church.
Samuel had changed. All of his co-workers had noticed. As a foreman at the local flour mill, it was his duty to inspect the transactions and conduct of those under him.
Radical skepticism about the claims of the gospels is in vogue, including the “Jesus as myth” position, which argues that Jesus never even existed.
The year was 1999, and a denominational publishing house heard my conversion story from homosexuality, and asked me to submit my story for publication, as a resource for our denomination.
We know the story and we know how it ends. We even have an instruction manual to guide us to the assured victory, yet many still fear the end of time.
I ran back to the car and looked through it. Nothing. An anxious feeling began to take hold of me as I frantically searched the car. I looked everywhere.
A couple weeks ago I tried “greeting” for the first time at my church. I enjoyed interacting with many of the members and hearing about how their weeks had gone. But after replying “fine, how are you?” and “I can’t complain,” they walked over to their friends and did just that.
I was disturbed to observe that many Adventists use their emotions to make spiritual decisions. Secondly, I observed that many resorted to manipulative means to convince others to view women’s ordination through the same lenses as they.
How many sermons will it take us to humbly submit to the Lord? How many sermons will it take us before we allow Him to be Sovereign of our life? I believe this is a question each one of us need to ask ourselves.
We are often proud of our country because of the liberties it offers. These liberties are mainly associated with the rights and protections incorporated by or read into the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution.
My husband quickly learned that curling is a gentleman’s game and that all team members must submit to the skip’s directions for rock placement and for sweeping to curl the rock.