CALLED TO COURAGE THOUGH THE HEAVENS FALL

“The greatest want of the world is the want of men—-men who will not be bought or sold, men who in their inmost souls are true and honest, men who do not fear to call sin by its right name, men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole, men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.”

Ellen G. White, Education, p. 57

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THE SIN OF RACISM

“Many Sabbath-keepers are not right before God in their political views. . . . These brethren cannot receive the approval of God while they lack sympathy for the oppressed colored race, and are at variance with the pure, republican principles of our Government.”

Ellen G. White, Testimonies, vol. 1, pp. 533-534

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MISGUIDED ANGUISH

Recently I watched an online forum featuring several Seventh-day Adventist Church administrators and a group of Adventist college and university students.  It was one of the most frustrating, heart-wrenching encounters I have ever witnessed.

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THE TROJAN HORSE

This article is a transcript of a sermon delivered at the recent Sacramento Central SDA Church symposium on Last Generation Theology by Elder Dennis Priebe, on the evening of March 22, 2019.  As Dennis's son Matthew assisted in the preparation of this sermon, his name is listed as co-author with his father.

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SABBATH SHOOTINGS

Regardless of where we stand with reference to proposed political remedies to these problems, faithful Christians—in particular Seventh-day Adventists—should stand resolutely against violence of any sort, especially when such deeds are perpetuated against persons because of racial or other differences.

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THE FIRE THIS TIME

As we see a world convulsed in sorrow at the destruction by fire of the iconic cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France, our hearts go out to the millions for whom this architectural, historic wonder serves as a symbol of faith and the ultimate meaning men and women seek from their faith.

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Reflections on Hypocrisy

It has been said that hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.  More than likely, this is because even those not desiring to relinquish certain evil deeds—along with those who do thus desire but lack the power available through Biblical conversion to do so (Rom. 7:14-25)—nevertheless realize that a measure of outward goodness makes for greater success in traversing the grim interval between birth and eternity.

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