Why So Much Fuss About the Trinity? Part 5: The Death of the Eternal God

Why So Much Fuss About the Trinity? Part 5: The Death of the Eternal God

In continuation of the last article, we focused more on the eternal life of the Son of God, even the reality of his eternal nature or essence. Not by coincidence, this reality is brought out more in His incarnation, and even more at the cross, than in any other place in Scripture. Though we cannot understand the infinite gravity of what happened on

Reimagining Adventism, 5b: The Trinity and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, 5b: The Trinity and Absurdity

If there’s a God, why’d he make me? All of these flaws is all that I see. –Illenium & Call Me Karizma The ontological self-abandonment of God reveals that God is far from the self-interested being many religionists have made him out to be. Instead, God is other-centered. And yet, this very revelation drives us toward an ethereal riddle that tra

Reimagining Adventism, Part 5a: The Trinity and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 5a: The Trinity and Absurdity

If God is Trinity and Jesus is the face of God, then it is indeed a benevolent universe. God is not someone to be afraid of, but is the very Ground of Being and is inherently, objectively, and concretely on our side. - Richard Rohr   In the last few articles, we went on a tour through the doctrine of God, approaching it from the angle of postu

The Case For Last Generation Theology, Part 4: The Scope of Biblical Salvation

The Case For Last Generation Theology, Part 4: The Scope of Biblical Salvation

In our first article, we noted the following statement by the apostle Paul regarding the authority of all Scripture in spiritual matters:   From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for

Reimagining Adventism, Part 4B: God and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 4B: God and Absurdity

The Christian God is a being of terrific character - cruel, vindictive, capricious and unjust. - Thomas Jefferson What are we talking about when we talk about God? The answer differs depending on who you are and who you are interacting with. For the traditional Christian talking about God revolves around exploring his attributes such as omnipotence

The Case for Last Generation Theology, Part 3: The Human Nature of Christ

The Case for Last Generation Theology, Part 3: The Human Nature of Christ

Many don’t realize it, but the very first doctrine articulated in the New Testament is that of Christ’s human nature: The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham (Matt. 1:1).[1] People often wonder why the writers of Scripture included those long lists of genealogies—the “begats,” as some call them. I believe on

Proof-Texts in Context, Part 12: The Heavenly Sanctuary

Proof-Texts in Context, Part 12: The Heavenly Sanctuary

The twelfth installment of our Proof-texts in Context series will focus on SDA Fundamental #24—Christ’s Ministry in the Heavenly Sanctuary. This is high in the pecking order of what distinguishes us as a people, well above even the Sabbath, second coming, etc. For those who would like a more detailed synopsis of why we are publishing this series, p