The God Who Knows No Quarantine

The God Who Knows No Quarantine

Quarantine   These are crazy times.   With COVID-19 growing from a local outbreak to a regional epidemic to a global pandemic in a matter of a couple of months, our lives as we know them have been turned upside down.   During the last few weeks, many procedures have been implemented worldwide that some of us may never have thought we

Reimagining Adventism, Part 9a: The Gospel and Absurdity

Reimagining Adventism, Part 9a: The Gospel and Absurdity

I worry we, like Pontus Pilate, are too quick to wash our hands. – Dorena Williamson In his article, “Isn’t it Time for a New Mission Story?” activist and author Craig Greenfield makes a startling observation about missionary work among Buddhist cultures. “[U]nder Buddhism”, Craig asserts, “for a god to ‘love the world’ would be shameful and strang

The Secret to Practical, Powerful, Love

The Secret to Practical, Powerful, Love

“Ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” How sad it is that Jesus has to stretch out his hands pleading with his people to come unto him, and they refuse to hear, refuse to believe, refuse to receive the comfort of the fulness that God designed should be theirs. Jesus wept over the impenitent city of Jerusalem, and cried with brokenness o

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 2: Why the Pre-Advent Investigative Judgment Doesn’t Matter

The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment, Part 2: Why the Pre-Advent Investigative Judgment Doesn’t Matter

The saddest thing that could have happened to us, will be the saddest thing that could happen to us, and that is to become irrelevant. ― S. H. Khan Welcome back to part two of the series, “The Death and Rebirth of the Investigative Judgment”. In the introduction, I asked the overarching question, “Does the Investigative Judgment Matter?” in which I

How Can We Know If We Have Been Converted?

How Can We Know If We Have Been Converted?

Work of the Spirit on the Heart A person may not be able to tell the exact time or place, or trace all the chain of circumstances in the process of conversion; but this does not prove him to be unconverted. Christ said to Nicodemus, “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whit

A Love that Scatters Snares

A Love that Scatters Snares

Have you ever been the victim of a hateful snare? I am going to guess yes. Not because I know you, but because I know a little about human nature. Life throws us surprises, and in the many days and nights of our breath, a chain of events will at some point or another bring us on the threshold of duplicity. We may even be the ones casting the bait.

Matthew 5a: Sola Gratia

Matthew 5a: Sola Gratia

The passage of Scripture that we now refer to as Christ’s “Sermon on the Mount” extends from Matthew 5:1 to Matthew 7:29. Consisting of three entire chapters and 111 verses, it stands as one of the most significant speeches of Christ’s life. Nowhere else do we find so thoroughly detailed the principles and ideals underlying His kingdom and mission.