Last Generation Theology, Part 10: Ellen White on Sin and Human Nature

Last Generation Theology, Part 10: Ellen White on Sin and Human Nature

A prominent Adventist scholar who has studied the topic of salvation in Ellen White is Woodrow W. Whidden. His book Ellen White on Salvation”[1] is a classic chronological study of our prophet’s views on this important theme. Given that such a study already exists, there is no need to reinvent the wheel. Therefore, this two-part article will be a s

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

March 22-23, 2019 God’s Character and the Final Generation Conference, Part 1

March 22-23, 2019 God’s Character and the Final Generation Conference, Part 1

Presentation #1: Why Jesus Waits, Norman McNulty, M.D Norman McNulty began his presentation by noting that we have been waiting for Christ’s return for 175 years (since 1844), despite the fact that, as Ellen White wrote in 1900, “[h]ad the purpose of God been carried out by His people in giving to the world the message of mercy, Christ would…have c

Book Review: God’s Character and the Last Generation

Book Review: God’s Character and the Last Generation

The book God’s Character and the Last Generation is at once well-timed and long overdue. It is well-timed because the topics presented are of massive importance for those of us believing or hoping to live in the last days of our corrupt earth’s history, and it is long overdue because some of the problems discussed have troubled the Adventist church

Can We Know That God Accepts Us?

Can We Know That God Accepts Us?

The Helplessness of Man As your conscience has been quickened by the Holy Spirit, you have seen something of the evil of sin, of its power, its guilt, its woe; and you look upon it with abhorrence. You feel that sin has separated you from God, that you are in bondage to the power of evil. The more you struggle to escape, the more you realize your h

A Unique Savior: The Significance of the Christmas Story

A Unique Savior: The Significance of the Christmas Story

  Many Roads or One Way? For many, December, other than signaling the end of the year, is synonymous with Christmas. Weeks before Christmas morning, it is possible to sense its nearness through the decoration, music and advertisement so ubiquitous to modern society. Even though we know that the 25th of December isn’t the real birthdate of Jesu