The Effect of Legalized Same-Sex Marriage on the Faithful, Part 1: Churches and Individuals

The Effect of Legalized Same-Sex Marriage on the Faithful, Part 1: Churches and Individuals

Last year the Supreme Court handed down one of its landmark cases in Obergefell v. Hodges. Based on the opinion of five justices, same-sex marriage is now the law of the land. While legalization is not a direct threat to people of faith, it opens the door for serious problems. Regardless of whether one agrees or disagrees with the decision, it has

9 Truths the Creation Account Teaches Us

9 Truths the Creation Account Teaches Us

“Adam and Eve never existed!” It was my first week of class in a Christian university. The professor was an old man with a heavy accent, denoting his Belgian origin. During his first class, he stated a belief that I had already heard rumors of but never witnessed personally: “The first three chapters of the book of Genesis are a myth! It never happ

Fighting Over Poo?

Fighting Over Poo?

Recently I was watching a documentary (which I love to do—much to my family’s dismay) about the country of Turkey and its varied wildlife. The documentary discussed the amazing lives of some incredible animals, but what I found to be the most interesting were two dung beetles fighting to the death . . . over poo! One beetle, greedily clinging to it

The Selfishness of Salvation

The Selfishness of Salvation

You’d probably be hard-pressed to find a person who thinks it’s acceptable for a Christian to be selfish. Selfishness is the antithesis to Christianity, implicitly at odds with it. Even non-Christians recognize this and are often quick to point out when the life of a Christian contradicts this principle. This idea is, of course, underscored repeate

Ellen White on Interfaith Relations

Ellen White on Interfaith Relations

God's People in Every Church The Lord has His representatives in all the churches. These persons have not had the special testing truths for these last days presented to them under circumstances that brought conviction to heart and mind; therefore they have not, by rejecting light, severed their connection with God. Many there are who have faithful

“The Remnant of Her Seed”: How Should Seventh-day Adventists View Other Christians?

“The Remnant of Her Seed”: How Should Seventh-day Adventists View Other Christians?

The recent presidential candidacy of Ben Carson has, perhaps to an unprecedented degree, catapulted Seventh-day Adventism into the spotlight of national, and even international, consciousness. Along the way, our fundamental beliefs have been put under a microscope by some, including news outlets and other places in the blogosphere. Not all of this