Standing Victorious in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Standing Victorious in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

The Still Small Voice Elijah’s retreat on Mount Horeb, though hidden from man, was known to God; and the weary and discouraged prophet was not left to struggle alone with the powers of darkness that were pressing upon him. At the entrance to the cave wherein Elijah had taken refuge, God met with him, through a mighty angel sent to inquire into his

Can We Know That God Accepts Us?

Can We Know That God Accepts Us?

The Helplessness of Man As your conscience has been quickened by the Holy Spirit, you have seen something of the evil of sin, of its power, its guilt, its woe; and you look upon it with abhorrence. You feel that sin has separated you from God, that you are in bondage to the power of evil. The more you struggle to escape, the more you realize your h

Adventist Teen and Shooting Survivor, Samantha Grady, Decides Not to Participate in Weekend Demonstrations

Adventist Teen and Shooting Survivor, Samantha Grady, Decides Not to Participate in Weekend Demonstrations

On March 24, 2018, as many as 800,000 protesters* attended the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C. Others attended large sibling rallies in cities such as New York, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Pittsburg, Minneapolis, and Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed during a Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School

My Story: Greater Is He That Is in You

My Story: Greater Is He That Is in You

  I never struggled with homosexuality. My struggle was heterosexuality.   So there I sat…this is it. “Dear life, I have had enough. I’m tired.” Looking out over the New York City skyline, I could see for miles. I gazed as the wind blew softly, then harder, then softer again. I was hoping that it would blow me right over. I was hoping tha

Can We Prove That God Exists?

Can We Prove That God Exists?

The last proceeding of reason is to recognize that there is an infinity of things which are beyond it. It is but feeble if it does not see so far as to know this. (Blaise Pascal)   No mortal mind can penetrate the secrecy in which the Mighty One dwells and works. Only that which He sees fit to reveal can we comprehend of Him. Reason must ackno

Blessing from Heaven (Part 4)

Blessing from Heaven (Part 4)

The Sermon on the Mount is Heaven’s benediction to the world—a voice from the throne of God. (E.G. White, Preface to Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, pg. vii)   On that early Sabbath morning, Jesus returned from the Mount of Olives to the Temple to teach the people the way of life. But suddenly his discourse was interrupted. Hastening into

Why Does God Hide Himself from Unbelievers

Why Does God Hide Himself from Unbelievers

Perhaps that is too bold of a claim. After all, the Psalmist reminds us that “The heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1) and Paul argues that God’s “eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made” (Romans 1:20).   Indeed, this is true now more than ever: we know the universe had a begin