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

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

How can one change oneself? Many people nowadays are uncomfortable and not satisfied with their individualities. As a matter of fact, some seek physical modifications such as facelifts, nose lift, liposuction, etc. Not to mention the cost of each procedure and the pain they are willing to go through just to achieve the desired outcome and to be a b

An Appetite for Life

An Appetite for Life

“Mandy looks like she’s dying,” someone whispered in the next pew. I snapped back from confused thoughts. Glancing at my daughter I sighed and bowed my head. The service was over, but we remained seated as people filed out of church. We had an appointment with our pastor. Perhaps the most important one of our lives. I felt my heart breaking. Mandy’

Don’t Let the Devil “Hamburglar” You!

Don’t Let the Devil “Hamburglar” You!

Martin County deputies say they've identified and arrested a man accused of breaking into two restaurants and cooking himself some food in Jensen Beach, Florida. Police report that Patrick Benson, 34, has been charged with burglary, grand theft and attempted burglary. Benson broke into the restaurants, fired up the grill and cooked himself a hambur

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

Donald Trump and the Divine Right of Kings, Part 2

Donald Trump and the Divine Right of Kings, Part 2

In the previous article, I addressed the biblical basis for the concept of the “Divine Right of Kings,” or the logic that people in positions of authority, such as a king or president, derive their authority from God and not from the people. Thus, kings are God’s “chosen ones” and ought to be respected as such. The two main passages buttressing thi