“From Among Your Own Selves will Arise…”: Reflections on 2 Peter and Prophecy

“From Among Your Own Selves will Arise…”: Reflections on 2 Peter and Prophecy

In regards to potential threats to the church, some are very familiar with the quote, “We have far more to fear from within than from without.” It is what follows that brings me to my knees, “The unbelief indulged, the doubts expressed, the darkness cherished, encourage the presence of evil angels, and open the way for the accomplishment of Satan's

Prophecy and the Seduction of Fortune-tellers: Reflections in 2 Peter

Prophecy and the Seduction of Fortune-tellers: Reflections in 2 Peter

Upon reflecting on the nature of prophecy, the difference between modern prognosticators (of the religious and political stripe) and the biblical prophetic word should be increasingly apparent. But have you ever asked yourself what will it look like, the fulfillment of prophecy that is? It is possible to preach something for so long and not really

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

Blessings from Heaven (Part 1)

Blessings from Heaven (Part 1)

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)   At the beginning of a little book entitled, Thoughts from the Mount of Blessings, Ellen White writes: Let us in imagination go back to that scene, and, as we sit with the disciples

Bible Prophecy for Atheists, Part 3: Prophecy 101

Bible Prophecy for Atheists, Part 3: Prophecy 101

Prophecy 101 - Daniel Chapter 2 Because this article is only intended to be a brief introduction to Biblical prophecy in apologetics, it is far outside the present scope to cover the topic of Biblical prophecy in its entirety, a task which would require hundreds of pages. We will, however, briefly discuss chapters 2 and 7 of Daniel, as well as poin

Critical Mass: Doug Batchelor Ends Series on Islam & Bible Prophecy

Critical Mass: Doug Batchelor Ends Series on Islam & Bible Prophecy

On Sabbath, October 29, 2016, Pastor Doug Batchelor of Amazing Facts and the Granite Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church continued his new sermon series on Islam’s role in Bible prophecy. Part 3 of the series was entitled “Critical Mass.” You can read the synopsis of part 1 here, and the synopsis of part 2 here. Resources on Islam and Bible Prophecy P

From Mecca to Rome: Islam in Bible Prophecy

From Mecca to Rome: Islam in Bible Prophecy

Disclaimer: The views and opinions in this article do not necessarily reflect the position of The Compass Magazine. On Sabbath, October 22, 2016, Pastor Doug Batchelor of Amazing Facts and the Granite Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church continued his new sermon series on Islam’s role in Bible prophecy. Part 2 of the series was entitled “From Mecca to

Reflections on Jeremiah 1: A Fortified City

Reflections on Jeremiah 1: A Fortified City

I have been struggling to find my purpose in life. I think it has something to do with being a young MA graduate, recently relocated to a strange new town, overwhelmed by the task of finding a job in a much larger pond.   The struggle has impacted my devotions. I needed to read something reassuring that still related to my present state of cha