Last Generation Theology, Part 10: Ellen White on Sin and Human Nature

Last Generation Theology, Part 10: Ellen White on Sin and Human Nature

A prominent Adventist scholar who has studied the topic of salvation in Ellen White is Woodrow W. Whidden. His book Ellen White on Salvation”[1] is a classic chronological study of our prophet’s views on this important theme. Given that such a study already exists, there is no need to reinvent the wheel. Therefore, this two-part article will be a s

Last Generation Theology, Part 9: Biblical Perspectives: The Investigative Judgment

Last Generation Theology, Part 9: Biblical Perspectives: The Investigative Judgment

Why is Jesus Returning?[i] The second coming of Christ is an event many Christians look forward to but it is important to understand what it entails and what it does not. So, why is Jesus returning to earth? In short, to reward each human being according to their choices (Matt. 16:27). Christ’s return is not a time of deciding who is saved; it is t

Last Generation Theology, Part 8: Biblical Perspectives: Sanctification

Last Generation Theology, Part 8: Biblical Perspectives: Sanctification

In the previous article on Justification (link to article 7 on Justification) we have seen that the predominant view among the reformers was that justification is a legal declaration of imputed righteousness. Human beings can never achieve salvation through their own merits, but by accepting Christ’s substitutionary death they can be accounted righ

Last Generation Theology, Part 7: Biblical Perspectives: Justification

Last Generation Theology, Part 7: Biblical Perspectives: Justification

Justification is one of the most important terms in the Bible and one of the most significant aspects of salvation. It is also a concept whose meaning has been subject to ongoing debates in Christianity and Adventism. The main question could be summarized thus: is justification a declaration of the imputed righteousness of Christ, or is does it als

Last Generation Theology, Part 6: Biblical Perspectives: Sin

Last Generation Theology, Part 6: Biblical Perspectives: Sin

When you think about sin do you define it as a noun, a verb, or a mode of being? Or maybe a combination of these? How we define sin is very important because it deeply influences our understanding of salvation theoretically and our process of salvation practically. Salvation is, after all, salvation from sin, so what is it that we are saved from an

Highlights from the Week: Trash and Horrific Abuse

Highlights from the Week: Trash and Horrific Abuse

Trash I don’t suppose there is any household where someone likes taking out the trash. I know I don’t, and sometimes I put it off because, well, I don’t want to deal with it. It’s stinky and gross. The truth is, we live in a world in decay, and trash is one thing we cannot escape dealing with. We may get away with avoiding it for a while, but event

Last Generation Theology, Part 5: Biblical Perspectives: Historical Considerations of Sin and Human Nature

Last Generation Theology, Part 5: Biblical Perspectives: Historical Considerations of Sin and Human Nature

One of the most debated questions about sin is how the sin of Adam and Eve has affected humanity. Throughout the history of Christianity, this issue has been taken two broad directions: some held to a pessimistic view of humankind in which the original sin had a major impact on human nature, and therefore human beings cannot choose good; others too

March 22-23, 2019 God’s Character and the Last Generation Conference, Part 2

March 22-23, 2019 God’s Character and the Last Generation Conference, Part 2

Presentation #5: Living Without a Mediator, Dr. Gerard Damsteegt The Millerites mistakenly thought that the sanctuary mentioned in Daniel 8:14 was the earth, its cleansing involved the Second Coming of Christ, and as a result, were greatly disappointed when Jesus did not return in 1844. Still, further study yielded new insights, and early Adventist