How to Have a Vibrant Christian Experience

How to Have a Vibrant Christian Experience

Our claim to Christ's righteousness is without a flaw, if we meet the conditions upon which it is promised. God has bestowed upon us all heaven in one rich gift, and whatever that gift includes is ours, if we accept Christ as our personal Saviour. Plead the name of Jesus, not your own righteousness, and please your Saviour by leading a blameless li

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

Where Does Our Righteousness Come From?

Where Does Our Righteousness Come From?

The Original Garment By the wedding garment in the parable is represented the pure, spotless character which Christ's true followers will possess. To the church it is given “that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white,” “not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing.”[1] The fine linen, says the Scripture, “is the righteousness of sa

Blessings from Heaven (Part 5)

Blessings from Heaven (Part 5)

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 mount of blessings, Christ continued by saying, “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9).   In this world, calls are r

Blessings from Heaven (Part 3)

Blessings from Heaven (Part 3)

The Sermon on the Mount is Heaven’s benediction to the world—a voice from the throne of God. (Ellen White, Preface to Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, pg. vii)   Jesus continued His discourse with the people on the mountain side, saying, “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth" (Matthew 5:5).   Meekness was not somethi