“Son, I’m so glad you graduated today,” exclaimed my father as he wiped tears of joy away from his eyes and with anaconda-like strength, bear-hugged me. He hesitated and sighed deeply. I could tell he was working hard to fight back more tears. I remember thinking, What deep words of knowledge and fatherly wisdom will he share with me on this special day?
When confronted with the notion that Church and State must remain separated, the subject of voting against Prohibition is quickly brought. There is no denying the fact that Ellen G. White and the Adventist Pioneers saw the consumption of alcohol as a pernicious evil. There is near unanimity in the condemnation of alcohol consumption in the early stages of the Adventist Church, and for very good reasons.
In this article, the fourth in our series on alleged contradictions in the writings of Ellen White, we will consider three additional issues in Ellen White’s ministry where critics and revisionists have accused her of contradicting herself—the “daily” in the book of Daniel, the scope of the law as described in Paul’s epistle to the Galatians, as well as some of her statements where a surface reading might lead some to think she wrote inconsistently regarding God’s love for sinners.
It seemed a mystery to me to find no verses that say that Jesus raised Himself from the tomb when John 10:17,18 clearly states Jesus had the power and ability to raise Himself:
"Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father." (John 10:17,18 KJV)
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (New International Version, Romans 12:1). How can we Christians follow God’s instruction to do that? People today are more selfish, more self-absorbed, more isolated, more busy, more prideful, more broken, more depressed, more lonely, and more hurting than ever before!
We start in the green and golden sunset of Eden. The wind moans through the trees as if to give the earth a voice of mourning, for among the beautiful vistas of nature are the figures of royalty. But instead of standing tall in their territory, wearing the robes that Divinity had gifted them, they are crouched behind bushes, dressed in peasantly garb—inadeqaute, but the only covering that they could put together.
One can discover a disturbing phenomenon by taking a quick look at the online Bible sites that give us access to many different translations. One might think that a few modern translators were simply taking too many creative liberties, but in this article, I will show that they appear to have intentionally altered the Word of God with respect to the Sanctuary Doctrine.
Not long ago, a friend of mine was relating to me a sermon that he had just listened to where the preacher related a question that someone had asked him. The individual wanted to know why God would allow Satan to be loose after the millennium. In response, the pastor said half-heartedly, “if you can tell me why God let him loose the first time, I’ll tell you why He let him loose the second time.”
This is the story of a guy named Abram. Actually, this is your story…and my story. It’s everybody’s story. Be patient; read on and all be revealed.
With the world becoming more inundated with crime and gross injustice, it isn’t surprising that political issues dominate world headlines. The recent tragedy in Orlando, Florida has shown us that there is no security anywhere and that life can be taken at any moment. As we head deeper into the election year we are faced with more political decisions that will affect our temporal disposition.
Bible prophecy foretells that prior to the Second Advent, God’s Remnant Church will develop the character of Christ to full maturity before the watching universe.
If we have reached the level of sophistication in which parents can track their children's online movements, why would we be surprised that God has the ability to not only record our actions and our words, but more important: record the deepest, darkest, most private thoughts, intentions, and motivations of our hearts?