Numbers 19: Saved to the Udder-most

Numbers 19: Saved to the Udder-most

Stuck at Leviticus—More than Just Ceremony   In this article, we will examine one of the most popular chapters in all of Scripture—Numbers 19. Did I just say, “one of the most popular chapters”? I did, but with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek.   RELATED ARTICLE: The Gospel in the Sanctuary   Please be honest—there is no reason t

Wrestling with Romans: Twelve Minutes of Forever, Part 3

Wrestling with Romans: Twelve Minutes of Forever, Part 3

This article is the third and final installment in a series on the summit section of Paul’s epistle to the Romans. The first two parts covered chapters 6 and 7, respectively, so it stands to reason that this is earmarked for chapter 8, and overall, that is the case. With that said, I will still weave in some subjects that at least indirectly pertai

The Forest and the Trees: Why God Doesn’t Define you by your Mistakes

The Forest and the Trees: Why God Doesn’t Define you by your Mistakes

Seeing Things as God Sees Hebrews 11:1 provides the most concise yet comprehensive definition for “faith” in the entire Bible:   Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (NASB).   Over the years, I have heard many alternative definitions. With rare exceptions, none of them contradicted the aforeme

Redefining “The Patience of the Saints”

Redefining “The Patience of the Saints”

I anticipate that some hairs might stand on end in reaction to the title of this article. Anyone who may have the instinct to warn me against rewriting Revelation 14:12, or any portion of John’s Apocalypse, would stand on legitimate ground.[1]   I assure you that I stand on the same ground and am emphatically uninterested in and unworthy to ch

Big Trick, No Treat

Big Trick, No Treat

October 31 holds great significance for many Christians including Seventh-day Adventists. The anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of the Ninety-five Theses in Wittenberg, Germany is imminent. To say that this was a major pivot point in ecclesiastical alteration is a major understatement. Last year was the landmark quincentennial, and though 501

Global Evangelism, Integrity Dual Themes of October 16 Annual Council Sessions

Global Evangelism, Integrity Dual Themes of October 16 Annual Council Sessions

BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN — Dual themes of mission outreach and organizational integrity were presented to delegates at the 2018 Annual Council of the Seventh-day Adventist world church on October 16.   Featured presentations included Adventist Health System, the church's Hope Channel broadcasting network, and the General Conference Auditing Serv

Mission, Outreach a Focus of Annual Council’s October 15 Sessions

Mission, Outreach a Focus of Annual Council’s October 15 Sessions

BATTLE CREEK, Michigan — Having dealt with a controversial "compliance document" on the first day of the 2018 Annual Council, leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist world church focused on outreach on several fronts during the Monday, October 15, session. Dr. Ganoune Diop, Director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the General Conference, r