Last Generation Theology, Part 12: Ellen White on Perfection and the Last Generation

Last Generation Theology, Part 12: Ellen White on Perfection and the Last Generation

In the previous two articles from this series [Part 10: EGW on Sin and Human Nature] [Part 11: EGW on Justification and Sanctification], we looked at Ellen White’s view on salvation, zooming into her understanding of justification and sanctification/perfection. In this article, we will get an even closer look at her view of perfection, specifically

Last Generation Theology, Part 11: Ellen White on Justification and Sanctification

Last Generation Theology, Part 11: Ellen White on Justification and Sanctification

In the previous article, we looked at Ellen White’s conversion story and her struggles with her personal salvation. We also touched on White’s view of sin, atonement, human nature, Christ’s nature, and her early understanding of justification. In this installment, we will zoom in on her views on justification and sanctification. As the previous art

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

Last Generation Theology, Part 9: Biblical Perspectives: The Investigative Judgment

Last Generation Theology, Part 9: Biblical Perspectives: The Investigative Judgment

Why is Jesus Returning?[i] The second coming of Christ is an event many Christians look forward to but it is important to understand what it entails and what it does not. So, why is Jesus returning to earth? In short, to reward each human being according to their choices (Matt. 16:27). Christ’s return is not a time of deciding who is saved; it is t

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

Last Generation Theology, Part 7: Biblical Perspectives: Justification

Last Generation Theology, Part 7: Biblical Perspectives: Justification

Justification is one of the most important terms in the Bible and one of the most significant aspects of salvation. It is also a concept whose meaning has been subject to ongoing debates in Christianity and Adventism. The main question could be summarized thus: is justification a declaration of the imputed righteousness of Christ, or is does it als

Last Generation Theology, Part 6: Biblical Perspectives: Sin

Last Generation Theology, Part 6: Biblical Perspectives: Sin

When you think about sin do you define it as a noun, a verb, or a mode of being? Or maybe a combination of these? How we define sin is very important because it deeply influences our understanding of salvation theoretically and our process of salvation practically. Salvation is, after all, salvation from sin, so what is it that we are saved from an

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

Last Generation Theology, Part 4: Biblical Perspectives: Will Believers Live Without God?

Last Generation Theology, Part 4: Biblical Perspectives: Will Believers Live Without God?

In the previous article, we have established on biblical grounds that the identity of the 144,000 is a symbolic number signifying the multitude of believers. Let’s now clarify a major LGT claim and common misconception: that during the last days the special group of believers expected to reach sinless perfection (the presumed 144,000) will have to