The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 1: Does the Investigative Judgment Matter?

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 1: Does the Investigative Judgment Matter?

The Investigative Judgement—A Personal Experience Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant. ― Edgar Allan Poe, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt Every time Don Leatherman spoke, I found time stood still almost as if my consciousness was transplanted

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 4: The Justice of God

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 4: The Justice of God

If there ever was a need for the people of God to understand the justice of God, it would be during a time of both renewal and of judgment. Between the fall of the Northern Kingdom, Israel (ca. 722 B. C.) and the Southern Kingdom, Judah (ca. 586 B. C.), two prophets emerge on the scene during a time of national renewal and the coming judgment. Duri

Last Generation Theology, Part 5: Biblical Perspectives: Historical Considerations of Sin and Human Nature

Last Generation Theology, Part 5: Biblical Perspectives: Historical Considerations of Sin and Human Nature

One of the most debated questions about sin is how the sin of Adam and Eve has affected humanity. Throughout the history of Christianity, this issue has been taken two broad directions: some held to a pessimistic view of humankind in which the original sin had a major impact on human nature, and therefore human beings cannot choose good; others too

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 3: The Nations

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 3: The Nations

It is difficult to see how much of the language concerning the nations is applicable today. I say that because sometimes the nations are God’s instrument to punish His covenant people[1] and sometimes God gives messages about His judgment against the nations.[2] I find it interesting that modern notions of social justice that try to utilize the Heb

Hoping for a Better World Than John Lennon Ever Imagined

Hoping for a Better World Than John Lennon Ever Imagined

Looking for Jesus   Hankow, China, mid–1930s. A missionary family is having their morning devotions. Little Billy Clark listens with rapt attention as they read about the second coming of Christ in the Great Controversy: Soon there appears in the east a small black cloud, about half the size of a man's hand. It is the cloud which surrounds the

Why So Much Fuss About the Trinity, Part 2: Were the Pioneers Wrong?

Why So Much Fuss About the Trinity, Part 2: Were the Pioneers Wrong?

Introduction  In the last article, we saw the reality that it has ever been Satan’s plan to attack the divinity of the Son of God. We also saw that a correct understanding and acceptance of this subject is inextricably tied to our salvation. Lastly, we saw what it meant for Christ to be the “only Begotten Son of God.”   What we will look at in

Numbers 19: Saved to the Udder-most

Numbers 19: Saved to the Udder-most

Stuck at Leviticus—More than Just Ceremony   In this article, we will examine one of the most popular chapters in all of Scripture—Numbers 19. Did I just say, “one of the most popular chapters”? I did, but with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek.   RELATED ARTICLE: The Gospel in the Sanctuary   Please be honest—there is no reason t