The Case for Last Generation Theology, Part 10: Final Thoughts

The Case for Last Generation Theology, Part 10: Final Thoughts

First, I want to thank the staff of Compass magazine for allowing the publication of this series on this all-important topic.  It is fair to say that not many opportunities of this nature, in a setting such as this, have been available to proponents of Last Generation Theology in recent decades within the church.  The reasons why may be interesting

The Case for Last Generation Theology, Part 9: Some Questions Answered

The Case for Last Generation Theology, Part 9: Some Questions Answered

Objections and questions of many kinds have arisen through the years in the ongoing Adventist controversy over salvation, perfection, and the cluster of issues attendant to Last Generation Theology. A number of these objections we have addressed already in this series. What follows in the present article is an effort to consider and address other s

The Case for Last Generation Theology, Part 8: The Great Controversy and God’s Vindication

The Case for Last Generation Theology, Part 8: The Great Controversy and God’s Vindication

Like the issue of the atonement and its timing, the question of God’s vindication in the controversy with evil addresses the extent to which the accomplishment of the saving process as depicted in the inspired writings is unilateral or cooperative. The present article will address, from both Scripture and the writings of Ellen White, the central is

The Case For Last Generation Theology, Part 4: The Scope of Biblical Salvation

The Case For Last Generation Theology, Part 4: The Scope of Biblical Salvation

In our first article, we noted the following statement by the apostle Paul regarding the authority of all Scripture in spiritual matters:   From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for

The Case for Last Generation Theology, Part 2: The Nature of Sin

The Case for Last Generation Theology, Part 2: The Nature of Sin

Both camps in the debate over Last Generation Theology agree that the position one takes on the nature of sin is foundational so far as one’s beliefs regarding salvation and perfection are concerned[1].  But it is here where convictions held by the two sides part company. Supporters of Last Generation Theology believe sin in human lives is the resu

The Unbearable Failure of Last Generation Theology, Part 3: The Effect

The Unbearable Failure of Last Generation Theology, Part 3: The Effect

In the previous article, I concluded with the following question, “What happens when a person sees the law of God as a Heart-Beat rather than as a Strong-Arm?” And my answer was, “everything changes”. In this article, I will touch on this by summarising how a “Heart-Beat” understanding of the law of God impacts how we view some of the key tenets of

The Unbearable Failure of Last Generation Theology, Part 2: The Law

The Unbearable Failure of Last Generation Theology, Part 2: The Law

When debating the nature of sin, LGT (Last Generation Theology) proponents will often appeal to John’s words “sin is the transgression of the law.” (1 John 3:4) They will also supplement this with Ellen Whites statement that “we are given no other definition of sin in the Bible then that it is the ‘transgression of the law.’”[1] From here, the LGT

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