Matthew 4: The Mechanics of Faith (Part 2)

Matthew 4: The Mechanics of Faith (Part 2)

When Christ encountered the temptations of Satan in the wilderness, He was merely participating in the physical manifestation of an invisible conflict which has raged unabated throughout the universe for the past 6,000 years. This was (and is) a conflict between the government of God and the rebellion of Satan, between two competing world-views vyi

Matthew 4: A Question of Trust

Matthew 4: A Question of Trust

Over the past 6,000 years, the great controversy between Christ and Satan has been fought with one supreme objective in mind: the allegiance of all created beings. However, because all intelligent beings were created by God as free moral agents, one’s allegiance is fundamentally determined by who they trust. This article will therefore explore the

2016.12.30 The Compass Magazine at GYC 2016: Friday Report

2016.12.30 The Compass Magazine at GYC 2016: Friday Report

Generation of Youth for Christ, held over the weekend of December 29 - January 1 in Houston, Texas, continued its power-packed, Bible-centric series of plenary sessions, workshops, and seminars on Friday, December 30, the second day of the conference.   Randy Skeete continued his series of morning devotionals with a message entitled, “The Valu

Matthew 3: Know Your Enemy

Matthew 3: Know Your Enemy

When John the Baptist first began to proclaim the arrival of the Messiah, his message fell on receptive ears. The Jewish people were eagerly awaiting His coming, and earnestly anticipating His work and ministry. At the turn of the millennium, the Jews found themselves in a state of constant anger and unrest, buckling under the weight of Roman oppre

Matthew 2: Newton’s Third Law

Matthew 2: Newton’s Third Law

The children of Israel existed for 4,000 years in a state of anticipation, waiting for God’s promised Redeemer. But they were not alone in awaiting His coming; darker forces were at play in this great controversy, and the extent of their sabotage becomes crystal clear in Matthew 2. The chapter begins as follows:   Now after Jesus was born in B

Matthew 1: The Promised One

Matthew 1: The Promised One

Many today consider the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and, by extension, the New Testament as a whole, to be somehow separate from the Old Testament, which precedes them. They consider the story of God’s people following the birth of Christ to be somehow disconnected from the story of God’s people throughout the ~4,000 years preceding t

Obstacles and Opportunities: Ministry Leaders Speak Out in Favor of Racial Unity

Obstacles and Opportunities: Ministry Leaders Speak Out in Favor of Racial Unity

Compass Magazine’s inaugural conference, Repairing the Breach: A Pathway to Racial Unity in the Church, held on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, continued its powerful and articulate message of racial unity last Sabbath afternoon with a triad of presenters contributing a series of short, power-packed messages on the su

Can Science and Faith Co-Exist?

Can Science and Faith Co-Exist?

Since Charles Darwin first published his landmark work, On the Origin of Species, the fields of science and religion have continually clashed over the subject of origins. In recent decades, this long-standing controversy has escalated with the rise of so-called “new atheism,” championed collectively by Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris an