Adventism 202, Part 6: Prophets, Pretenders, and Pick-Pockets

Adventism 202, Part 6: Prophets, Pretenders, and Pick-Pockets

In the last article, we covered the basic aspects of inspiration work they appear in the Biblical text. As we continue this series we will consider the following questions: What are the qualifications to be a prophet and to write Scripture? How does the Holy Spirit supervise the work of prophets in the creation of Scripture? So, let’s go ahead and

Our Problem With Authority Part 3: What if the Church is Wrong?

Our Problem With Authority Part 3: What if the Church is Wrong?

In part two of this series, we discussed that God has earthly representatives to whom He has delegated authority—specifically parents, governments, and the church. We also discovered that these authorities cannot be taken lightly, since disregarding them is as disregarding the voice of God. However, we pointed out that since these delegated authori

Last Generation Theology, Part 1: Contours and Problems

Last Generation Theology, Part 1: Contours and Problems

Perfection. One word–so much power. Power to spur unto growth, and power to discourage and demean. Power to challenge our best yet, and power to make us give up in the face of the unattainable.   “Be perfect, as God is perfect,” says Jesus in Matthew 5:48. Not only is “perfection” a powerful concept in and of itself, but it is also a biblical

How to Read Prophecy Part 1 – Promising Principles and Problematic Pitfalls

How to Read Prophecy Part 1 – Promising Principles and Problematic Pitfalls

As the people of God living in the last days, a perennial question that demands clarity is, “How should we study, understand, and apply the prophetic messages of the Bible?”[1] As I had the task of teaching on biblical prophecy several years ago, it became apparent to me that I was not as clear on the matter as needed. So,I started a journey to tak

Book Review: God’s Character and the Last Generation

Book Review: God’s Character and the Last Generation

The book God’s Character and the Last Generation is at once well-timed and long overdue. It is well-timed because the topics presented are of massive importance for those of us believing or hoping to live in the last days of our corrupt earth’s history, and it is long overdue because some of the problems discussed have troubled the Adventist church

Why So Much Fuss About the Trinity? Part 1: Jesus the ‘Monogenes’

Why So Much Fuss About the Trinity? Part 1: Jesus the ‘Monogenes’

Throughout the centuries, the subject of the divinity of Christ, within the context of Christendom, has been much investigated. Just within the context of Adventism itself, the topic has been a subject of major contemplation. The reason that I have chosen to join the conversation, is not for the purpose of argument, but because of a deeper, more pr