Ellen White’s Final Plea

Ellen White’s Final Plea

There are books that are of vital importance that are not looked at by our young people. They are neglected because they are not so interesting to them as some lighter reading. We should advise the young to take hold of such reading matter as recommends itself for the upbuilding of Christian character. The most essential points of our faith should

100 Years Ago Today: Ellen G. White’s Funeral

100 Years Ago Today: Ellen G. White’s Funeral

When Ellen White died in July 1915, three funerals and a graveside service memorialized her life of ministry. An estimated 5,400 people attended these services. The first funeral was held July 18 on the lawn at her home in California, known as Elmshaven. A second was held the next day in Oakland, California. The third and largest service was held o

GC Blog Day 5 (Monday, July 6): Forward Progress

GC Blog Day 5 (Monday, July 6): Forward Progress

Today’s business meeting discussion was dominated by an examination of the Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Before the business of the day transpired, Elder Wilson appealed to the delegates to follow parliamentary procedure and addressed the issue of voting. He pleaded with delegates not to use the Point of Order as a means

Curing Sadventism, Part 1: Don’t Laugh

Curing Sadventism, Part 1: Don’t Laugh

Pastor Doug Batchelor, president of Amazing Facts, is one of Seventh-day Adventism’s most popular televangelists. He emphasizes end-time prophecy and champions conservative views on issues such as jewelry and women’s ordination, to the delight of his 75,000-plus Facebook followers. On March 18, 2014, those faithful followers’ world slid off its axi

Ellen White 100 Years Later

Ellen White 100 Years Later

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Ellen G. White's death on July 16, 1915. Her writings are still read and loved by many around the world, yet she also has critics both inside and outside the church. Some Adventists ignore her counsels, while others tend to uplift her writings above Scripture. One hundred years after her death, what is Ellen

Can Prophets Make Mistakes?

Can Prophets Make Mistakes?

In conveying His message, God uses not only human beings but also human language. And both are imperfect. How do these imperfect vehicles affect God's perfect message? 1. An Imperfect Messenger The fact that prophets were called "holy men of God" (2 Peter 1:21)* neither means they were sinless nor prevents us from recognizing their weaknesses as hu