Proof-Texts in Context, Part 11: Marriage and Family

Proof-Texts in Context, Part 11: Marriage and Family

The eleventh installment of our Proof-texts in Context series will focus on SDA Fundamental #23—Marriage and the Family. For those who would like a more detailed synopsis of why we are publishing this series, please refer to the introduction to the first installment. Without further ado, let’s proceed to our study. Related Article: How to Win at Ch

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 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

Hacks to Better Embrace Constructive Criticism

Hacks to Better Embrace Constructive Criticism

Walking with God Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. [Matthew 5:48].   Do all things without murmurings and disputings: that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; holding forth the word

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 3: The Nations

Social Justice in the Minor Prophets, Part 3: The Nations

It is difficult to see how much of the language concerning the nations is applicable today. I say that because sometimes the nations are God’s instrument to punish His covenant people[1] and sometimes God gives messages about His judgment against the nations.[2] I find it interesting that modern notions of social justice that try to utilize the Heb

How Not to Greet People like a Jellyfish

How Not to Greet People like a Jellyfish

“Ouch! Ouch! Help! Help! Everybody help me, please!” Having grown up by the sea, swimming has become my favorite pastime. Whenever I see the seashore, I could not resist seeing the sea without diving into it. It’s like the sea would pull me to it, and I could never say “No”. In one of my recent visits to my home town, I enjoyed the company of my un

The Power of the Gospel in Marriage

The Power of the Gospel in Marriage

God’s Purpose for Husband and Wife God made from the man a woman, to be a companion and helpmeet for him, to be one with him, to cheer, encourage, and bless him, he in his turn to be her strong helper. All who enter into matrimonial relations with a holy purpose—the husband to obtain the pure affections of a woman's heart, the wife to soften and im

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