This is the first in a series of articles on alleged contradictions in the writings of Ellen White. "Part 1: Basic Principles" seeks to establish basic principles in the discussion.
I was introduced to the Seventh-day Adventist church at age 27. Prior to that, I lived the proverbial life of sex, drugs and Rock n' Roll.
If mutual responsibility for the present crisis means neither side is better than the other, then nothing should be done to halt the present danger, leaving the future and all else effectively at the aggressor’s mercy.
Jesus made it clear that as Christians, our focus should be to: (1) to love God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength, and (2) to love others as I love myself.
Many who observe and participate in the discussions we have on this site—and perhaps elsewhere—regarding current Adventist theological issues, may well wonder if the issues in question offer any realistic hope of resolution.
Sin isn’t something we like to talk about, or even like to think about too deeply. It makes us uncomfortable and therefore it is much easier to dismiss sin as wrongdoing, a mistake or even an inherent weakness.
It was a Tuesday morning and during my devotional time I asked God for something unusual.
In one pocket, he said, you possess the awareness that “the universe is made for me.” In the other pocket you keep before you the equally emphatic awareness that we humans remain “dust and ashes.”
Last December I spent two weeks at one our more conservative Adventist schools. I must confess, I observed and was troubled by some behavior of both the staff and students.
I am no stranger to party politics, for I once worked with former Speaker of the House John Boehner and current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.