Last Generation Theology, Part 10: Ellen White on Sin and Human Nature

Last Generation Theology, Part 10: Ellen White on Sin and Human Nature

A prominent Adventist scholar who has studied the topic of salvation in Ellen White is Woodrow W. Whidden. His book Ellen White on Salvation”[1] is a classic chronological study of our prophet’s views on this important theme. Given that such a study already exists, there is no need to reinvent the wheel. Therefore, this two-part article will be a s

Nathaniel Gibbs: A Personal Testimony, Part 1 “Life Before God”

Nathaniel Gibbs: A Personal Testimony, Part 1 “Life Before God”

A Close Call at the Very Beginning My story begins with two of my best friends, my parents. After my parents got married, my dad decided to buy a house. Growing up, my dad never quite learned how to swim because he almost drowned when he was younger. Now being older he thought, “I should buy a house that has a pool to learn how to swim.” However, H

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 6: Final Thoughts

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 6: Final Thoughts

“You can tell something isn’t right when all your heroes come in black and white.” — John Mayer In the previous five articles, I have made a simple case for the death and rebirth of the Pre-Advent Investigative Judgment (PAIJ). Its death, I have contended, is not due to a flaw in the doctrine itself but to the way in which it has been constrained t

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 6: Finality and the Finale

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 6: Finality and the Finale

In this final installment of a series on Social Justice and the Minor Prophets, it is only fitting that we end with a picture of the End. Though Malachi was not the last biblical book to be written (Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles followed), there is a sense in which the prophetic voice gives a vivid culmination to the types of problems and solutions

Last Generation Theology, Part 8: Biblical Perspectives: Sanctification

Last Generation Theology, Part 8: Biblical Perspectives: Sanctification

In the previous article on Justification (link to article 7 on Justification) we have seen that the predominant view among the reformers was that justification is a legal declaration of imputed righteousness. Human beings can never achieve salvation through their own merits, but by accepting Christ’s substitutionary death they can be accounted righ

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 5: Reteaching the Judgment

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 5: Reteaching the Judgment

“Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.” — Victor Frankl   In the previous article, I introduced a possible reframing of the Pre-Advent Investigative Judgment (PAIJ). This reframe provides relevance by interacting with the universal primary idea of suffering through a simple explanatory mechanic that in turn

The Lineage Journey

The Lineage Journey

“No way!” thought Samppa Muchenagumbo, an 11-year old Adventist student at St. Thomas Moore Catholic School in Blaydon, England. It was an ordinary day that changed when his Religious Education teacher announced that the class would watch a short video. The teacher, himself an atheist, wanted his pupils to use the ideas in the video to expand their

Adventism 202: How to Pick the Right Bible for Yourself

Adventism 202: How to Pick the Right Bible for Yourself

Recap For a series of this length, it is good to periodically include a recap or two. We’ve covered a lot of material so far and below is a brief synopsis. In part one of the series, we covered the importance of theology and why it is absolutely crucial to move away from simply professing belief in a list of doctrines to actually see the interconne