As the Doors Were Closing

As the Doors Were Closing

When we read through the Bible, we usually look for a lesson, for clues to help us better understand God's word and Jesus' sacrifice. Sometimes, it's easy for us to grasp a new understanding, the meaning of a new passage. But other times, it can be difficult to see what the Lord meant. I often find that a way which God chooses to reveal Himself to

Knowledge: A Requirement of Salvation? (Theological Reflections on 2 Peter 1, Part 2)

Knowledge: A Requirement of Salvation? (Theological Reflections on 2 Peter 1, Part 2)

In the previous article in this series, it was ascertained that knowledge—specifically an ever-increasing knowledge of Jesus Christ—is an essential component to the successful completion of the salvation process in the life of the Christian. An ever-increasing knowledge of Christ is the avenue by which grace (unmerited forgiveness and energizing sp

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

The Loss in our Calling

The Loss in our Calling

Calling is a word I’ve heard thrown around a lot, particularly in the last few years while studying at the Seminary. And often-times two things appear to accompany this concept: an aura of confidence, and a feeling of being led by God (the former being a result of the latter). But there is more to being called than this, and it is something we don’

The Future of Life and the Universe

The Future of Life and the Universe

Proclaiming that the world is coming to an end isn’t new to Christianity. Centuries have already passed since we began preaching that “the end of all things is near” (1 Peter 4:7).[1] The popular image of a solitary man walking through the streets holding a sign with the words “The end of the world is near” has already become a Christian cliché. Wh

The Blessed Hope

The Blessed Hope

The disciples rested on the Sabbath, sorrowing for the death of their Lord, while Jesus, the King of glory, rested in the sepulchre. The night had worn slowly away, and while it was yet dark, the angels hovering over the sepulchre knew that the time of the release of God’s dear Son, their loved commander, had nearly come. And as they were waiting w

The Revelation of Jesus Christ: Peter’s Proclamation of our Blessed Hope

The Revelation of Jesus Christ: Peter’s Proclamation of our Blessed Hope

  Society’s preoccupation with the extraterrestrial and the supernatural touches a multitude of life experiences. Consider the yearly box office ticket sales of the multi-media franchises, curiosity with space exploration, and the burgeoning interest in psychic experiences.[1] Beyond, but inclusive of the spiritualistic leanings of much of the