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

Last Generation Theology, Part 4: Biblical Perspectives: Will Believers Live Without God?

Last Generation Theology, Part 4: Biblical Perspectives: Will Believers Live Without God?

In the previous article, we have established on biblical grounds that the identity of the 144,000 is a symbolic number signifying the multitude of believers. Let’s now clarify a major LGT claim and common misconception: that during the last days the special group of believers expected to reach sinless perfection (the presumed 144,000) will have to

Last Generation Theology, Part 3: Biblical Perspectives: Who are the 144,000?

Last Generation Theology, Part 3: Biblical Perspectives: Who are the 144,000?

As we have seen in the previous articles, Last Generation Theology adherents believe that the last generation alive on earth before Christ’s Second Coming will be a special group of people who will achieve sinless perfection as a demonstration before the universe that God’s laws are not arbitrary and that they can be kept. We have looked at the his

March 22-23, 2019 God’s Character and the Final Generation Conference, Part 1

March 22-23, 2019 God’s Character and the Final Generation Conference, Part 1

Presentation #1: Why Jesus Waits, Norman McNulty, M.D Norman McNulty began his presentation by noting that we have been waiting for Christ’s return for 175 years (since 1844), despite the fact that, as Ellen White wrote in 1900, “[h]ad the purpose of God been carried out by His people in giving to the world the message of mercy, Christ would…have c

GC President Ted Wilson Answers Questions at Andrews University

GC President Ted Wilson Answers Questions at Andrews University

The following is a report on Ted Wilson’s interview at Andrews University, held on March 2, 2019 and conducted by the university’s president, Andrea Luxton. The questions were submitted during the week preceding the interview and were grouped and selected so as to cover the major areas of interest expressed in the submissions. The questions are rep

Last Generation Theology, Part 1: Contours and Problems

Last Generation Theology, Part 1: Contours and Problems

Perfection. One word–so much power. Power to spur unto growth, and power to discourage and demean. Power to challenge our best yet, and power to make us give up in the face of the unattainable.   “Be perfect, as God is perfect,” says Jesus in Matthew 5:48. Not only is “perfection” a powerful concept in and of itself, but it is also a biblical

Book Review: God’s Character and the Last Generation

Book Review: God’s Character and the Last Generation

The book God’s Character and the Last Generation is at once well-timed and long overdue. It is well-timed because the topics presented are of massive importance for those of us believing or hoping to live in the last days of our corrupt earth’s history, and it is long overdue because some of the problems discussed have troubled the Adventist church