Last Generation Theology, Part 11: Ellen White on Justification and Sanctification

Last Generation Theology, Part 11: Ellen White on Justification and Sanctification

In the previous article, we looked at Ellen White’s conversion story and her struggles with her personal salvation. We also touched on White’s view of sin, atonement, human nature, Christ’s nature, and her early understanding of justification. In this installment, we will zoom in on her views on justification and sanctification. As the previous art

Last Generation Theology, Part 8: Biblical Perspectives: Sanctification

Last Generation Theology, Part 8: Biblical Perspectives: Sanctification

In the previous article on Justification (link to article 7 on Justification) we have seen that the predominant view among the reformers was that justification is a legal declaration of imputed righteousness. Human beings can never achieve salvation through their own merits, but by accepting Christ’s substitutionary death they can be accounted righ

Last Generation Theology, Part 7: Biblical Perspectives: Justification

Last Generation Theology, Part 7: Biblical Perspectives: Justification

Justification is one of the most important terms in the Bible and one of the most significant aspects of salvation. It is also a concept whose meaning has been subject to ongoing debates in Christianity and Adventism. The main question could be summarized thus: is justification a declaration of the imputed righteousness of Christ, or is does it als

How to Redeem the Time Before It’s Too Late

How to Redeem the Time Before It’s Too Late

The gospel of Christ has little to fear from its open opponents. Its most dangerous foes are the pretended friends of Christ, who say, “I go,” but do not go. They profess to love the Lord Jesus, but through the deceptions of Satan, they work against Christ, because they are not doers of the word. He who is a friend of Christ studies the word of God

Last Generation Theology, Part 5: Biblical Perspectives: Historical Considerations of Sin and Human Nature

Last Generation Theology, Part 5: Biblical Perspectives: Historical Considerations of Sin and Human Nature

One of the most debated questions about sin is how the sin of Adam and Eve has affected humanity. Throughout the history of Christianity, this issue has been taken two broad directions: some held to a pessimistic view of humankind in which the original sin had a major impact on human nature, and therefore human beings cannot choose good; others too

It’s All About My Self-ie

It’s All About My Self-ie

Deaths Caused by Selfies   I would like to begin by making it clear that I am not making this up. Now that that’s out of the way, I’ll begin by sharing an unbelievable story I recently read, entitled: “Selfie deaths: 259 people reported dead seeking the perfect picture.”[1] I don’t really know what I need to say about this other than: don’t do

Numbers 19: Saved to the Udder-most

Numbers 19: Saved to the Udder-most

Stuck at Leviticus—More than Just Ceremony   In this article, we will examine one of the most popular chapters in all of Scripture—Numbers 19. Did I just say, “one of the most popular chapters”? I did, but with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek.   RELATED ARTICLE: The Gospel in the Sanctuary   Please be honest—there is no reason t

Ways God Uses Education to Reclaim You

Ways God Uses Education to Reclaim You

The light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6). RELATED ARTICLE: The Seventh-day Adventist Educational Emphasis Christ the Light of Life By sin man was shut out from God. Except for the plan of redemption, eternal separation from God, the darkness of unending night, would have been his. Through the Sa