J. N. Andrews: The Self-Educated Scholar

J. N. Andrews: The Self-Educated Scholar

James White’s Melanchthon The Protestant Reformation was led forth by the fiery personality of Martin Luther. More behind the scenes in those times was the scholarly Philip Melanchthon. He helped to organize Luther’s thoughts into a system of truth and even helped to correct some errors of the older man. J. N. Andrews was like the Melanchthon of th

James White: The Engine that Drove Seventh-day Adventism

James White: The Engine that Drove Seventh-day Adventism

The Workhorse You would be hard-pressed to find someone who did more to propel the Adventist movement forward than James White. Joseph Bates provided the theological spark, and Ellen White’s inspired messages guided the church through troubling times, but without James White, it would be hard to imagine Seventh-day Adventism being where it is today

Joseph Bates: From Seaman to Fisher of Men

Joseph Bates: From Seaman to Fisher of Men

Pioneer History: Old News or Good News?  “In reviewing our past history, having traveled over every step of advance to our present standing, I can say, Praise God! As I see what God has wrought, I am filled with astonishment, and with confidence in Christ as leader. We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord

Constructing a Christ-Centered Adventist Faith, Part 5: Jesus Rules Over Death

Constructing a Christ-Centered Adventist Faith, Part 5: Jesus Rules Over Death

Dealing with Death “But I do not want you to be ignorant brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.”[1] For most people, death is not an easy thing to swallow. And for good reason, because we were not created to die. God created humanity with the intent that we would always live life to the fulles

Constructing a Christ-Centered Adventist Faith, Part 4: Jesus and the 3 Angels

Constructing a Christ-Centered Adventist Faith, Part 4: Jesus and the 3 Angels

The Focal Point of God’s End-Time Message   “Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people.”[1] The 3 Angels’ Messages come at a climactic point in the book of Revelation. In chapters 13 and 14 of this apocalyptic book,

Constructing a Christ-Centered Adventist Faith, Part 3: Jesus and the Sanctuary

Constructing a Christ-Centered Adventist Faith, Part 3: Jesus and the Sanctuary

The Sanctuary and Judgment  “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”[1]   Putting Christ in the center of the sanctuary services of the Old Testament is not a hard thing to do. John the Baptist made it pretty clear that Jesus was the antitypical Lamb to which all o

Constructing a Christ-Centered Adventist Faith, Part 2: Did Jesus Put an End to the Law?

Constructing a Christ-Centered Adventist Faith, Part 2: Did Jesus Put an End to the Law?

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.”[1] This scripture has often been used to try to prove that now that we are under a new covenant the law of God is no longer something that we need to follow. I was watching a debate recently where the 10 Commandments were being discussed, and a Christian man who believed

Constructing a Christ-Centered Adventist Faith, Part 1: Jesus or Doctrine?

Constructing a Christ-Centered Adventist Faith, Part 1: Jesus or Doctrine?

“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”[1] I can remember a phone call I got back in February from one of my students at the Bible college I was teaching at. At the time she was interning as a Bible worker in one of the many churches that she and her classmates were placed in during their winter quarter. She had

Avoiding Pandemic Extremes

Avoiding Pandemic Extremes

Covid-19 Reactions With the global reaction to the Coronavirus thousands are thinking more about the end times now than they ever have in their lives. Country living is a hot topic now that people have witnessed the horrors of being on lockdown in some of the most famous cities in the world. Job loss, food shortages, and lack of resources due to wi