The Spiritualizing of Prophetic Interpretation

The Spiritualizing of Prophetic Interpretation

Our origin as a Christian denomination, our current mission and message, our upcoming dangers and temptations, and our subsequent central role in the closing scenes of earth’s history—all of this is rooted in Biblical prophecy. The ramifications of prophecy are therefore very extensive—so extensive that a correct understanding of prophecy is not on

How Shall We Search the Scriptures?

How Shall We Search the Scriptures?

Christ has said: “Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are they which testify of me.” The duty of searching the Scriptures is enjoined upon every son and daughter of Adam. Jesus says, “And they are they which testify of me.” The Father was revealed in the Son, and in studying Christ we shall learn of the Father

Women: You Are Being Called

Women: You Are Being Called

I remember the General Conference vote in San Antonio, Texas—the 1,381 No votes to the 977 Yes votes. I remember my friends and I prayerfully awaiting the church’s reaction to the Women’s Ordination decision—especially considering how much emotion had been invested in it. We had friends and family who fell on both sides of the debate, and much pray

Unity in Acts of the Apostles (Part 3: Peter’s Defense at Jerusalem)

Unity in Acts of the Apostles (Part 3: Peter’s Defense at Jerusalem)

In Acts 10, one of the most significant walls of separation in the Christian church is broken down as God orchestrates a meeting between Peter, an apostle in the early church, and Cornelius, a God-fearing Gentile army leader. Two things made this encounter possible: (1) minutely-coordinated Divine guidance, and (2) both Peter’s and Cornelius’ compl

How Martin Luther Transformed Marriage

How Martin Luther Transformed Marriage

With my wedding, I have made the angels laugh and the devils weep. (Martin Luther) Marriages and families are facing increasing pressure, due of the stress of modern life. Divorce rates among Christians are comparable to those among secular couples. Christian homes are being broken and disrupted at an alarming rate. Marriage rates in America are at

Reformation: Personal from the Start

Reformation: Personal from the Start

Champions of Reformation During my days at the University of Ghana, I became the executive secretary of the Adventist student fellowship on campus. The doctrines and details of Adventism were rather new to me—not so much the Sabbath, although I had only recently grasped the biblical foundations of that doctrine. Rather, the greatest new realization