My name is Rory Hall, and I am a Seventh-day Adventist. This sentence summarizes a dramatic change in lifestyle, relationships and habits; in other words it is a summary of the power of God to save and transform lives.
Adventist young adults are calling for greater church unity during this time. As our world hurls even faster toward the finish line, more and more distractions are thrown our way. Young people are recognizing the importance of unity. In truth, they merely want to reemphasize the counsel of inspiration:
The World Church Affirmation Sabbath Committee is now holding their Third Quarter session to discuss issues affecting church unity in light of ongoing controversial issues. The session will be livestreamed, and links will be provided below.
Currently our church leaders are in the process of seeking to bring about reconciliation between certain church entities and voted church policy. This is a work we all ought to assist through our prayers and vocal support.
As the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation approaches, the spotlight of interest in Bible-believing circles is focusing on the principal teachings of the Reformers, particularly regarding Biblical authority and the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith.
There are two sides of the Christian’s fate with regards to persecution (i.e. tribulation or trial). Anyone who endeavors to be true to principle will surely face one of these. The Bible has already admonished us to be faithful till death, and that we should not count it strange when we suffer as if some strange thing happened to us, but should rejoice because great is our reward in heaven.
Abraham is often called the “father of the faithful.” As he is introduced to the Bible story, Abraham’s faith is demonstrated by his obedience to God’s call to leave the thriving metropolis that was Ur of the Chaldees and travel toward an unknown destination. We read of this demonstrative faith on Abraham’s part in both the Old and the New Testaments:
There is no doubt about it. We are headed towards an ever-spiraling era in history that edges us closer to the end of the world than ever before. More than ever are we seeing natural disasters pile up, causing more than a million deaths in a single event.
During the past few days, America and the world have shuddered in revulsion at the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. This graphic and perverse eruption of racial hostility, one among many that our country has witnessed in recent times, forces to the surface a cluster of painful and unpalatable issues for Christians in general and Seventh-day Adventists in particular.
On August 4, 2017, AToday published a review of the Scripture, Church Structure and the Path to Unity symposium. Hosted by the supporting ministry Secrets Unsealed, the symposium dealt with the issue of Church unity in the face of the ongoing crisis regarding Women's Ordination in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Much of First World Adventism, in modern and postmodern times, has been obsessed with the fear of legalism. Admonitions and tirades against “legalists” and “Pharisees” in the church have long been the daily meat and drink of the denomination’s fashionable circles of thought and devotion. Contemporary trends and their impact on the church might offer glaring evidence of a...
We will be doing a historical analysis of the question of trinitarianism and anti-trinitarianism in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in response to a growing movement within the church that is challenging No. 2 of our 28 Fundamental Beliefs, which states:
“There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three coeternal Persons. God is...
The ultimate measure of truth and error for classic Seventh-day Adventism is found in such Bible verses as the following:To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them (Isa. 8:20).