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.
Few words have become more misleading in the vocabulary of certain contemporary Adventists than “creed,” “creedal,” and “creedalism.” Equally misleading is the way the usage of these words is often traced through Adventist history, particularly as these terms were used by the Seventh-day Adventist pioneers as distinct from how some use them today.
Preparing for the Harvest Series featuring Dr. Chan Hwang, Pastors Dennis Priebe and Larry Kirkpatrick. Coming to Des Moines in the Seattle area on September 15, 2018. Be prepared for a Sabbath blessing of enlightening topics preparing us for the soon coming harvest.
Sadness grips me as I trace these lines. For the second time in a week, the world of fashion and television has been struck by the tragedy of a self-inflicted death. Earlier this week, Kate Spade—fashion designer, businesswoman, and founder of Kate Spade New York—was found dead in her Manhattan apartment by her housekeeper, hanged by her own hand.
Few theological topics evoke such passion as the question of the assurance of salvation. In many ways this is understandable, as human beings naturally crave security. Insurance companies know this, which is why they are among the richest and most powerful organizations in our society.
What role does the church have upon the government and what role does the government have in the church? Should the church be involved in legislating morality? In this episode, Pastor Lemuel Sapian shares his thoughts on the recent culture wars between secularists and Christians, the Johnson Amendment, and the principles of the Separation of Church and State, and why Seventh-day Adventists break from evangelical Christians in regards to partisan politics.
To honor and exalt Jesus is the foundational commitment of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and undergirds its prophetic message expressed in the 28 Fundamental Beliefs. Salvation by Faith alone leading to a life of discipleship to Jesus is the goal of our mission. As we proclaim the three angels’ messages let us make sure that Christ stands at the center of all our activities and initiatives.
On March 24, 2018, hundreds of thousands of high school students, in America and throughout the world, marched in memory, solidarity, and protest as they honored their peers and mentors slain a scant five weeks earlier in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In certain places, like Wisconsin, the march would continue into the days to follow.
I was raised a Seventh-day Adventist, and in my early teens accepted the Anti-trinitarian view of God. But years later I experienced some unease with these teachings, and chose to search out more thoroughly the Truth for myself.
Episode 7 of Healing the Nations with Dr. Eric Walsh is now uploaded. Find out from Dr. Walsh what happened when sermons he preached was used against him to terminate his employment. The great personal cost he suffered and yet remained steadfast in his faith.
Like the Communist label during the 1920s “Red Scare,” and during the Joe McCarthy era thirty years later, the word “legalist” has become a popular though undefined epithet in a great deal of theological dialogue within Western Adventism. Like similar labels, whether in the secular political world or the world of theology, the “legalist” moniker often has the effect of closing minds and shutting down conversation before substantive evidence is considered.