Did God Create the Devil?
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The Deceiver

The problem of evil is a conundrum that has engaged minds since the beginning of humanity. And the lessons on “Rebellion and Redemption” have caused Seventh-day Adventists around the world to wrestle with the problem. Many of us like to know why things happen. So we would like to know why evil happened. But to give a reason for … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Rebellion and Redemption
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The Jealous One

We do not know why sin arose in Lucifer. Ellen G. White tells us that “little by little Lucifer came to indulge the desire for self-exaltation”–Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 35. The fact that this occurred in a perfect being reveals in a powerful way the reality of free will and free choice as part of … [Click to read more …]

Lesson 1: Crisis in Heaven – Discussion Starters
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“Salvation Belongs to our God.” How did sin happen? In a perfect world with a perfect God full of love for every living being, how was sin in all its horrible aspects able to invade? Why did God’s two beings created in His image turn from His ways to choose the ways of the evil … [Click to read more …]

Rebellion and Redemption Digital Resources Available
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Some of you may be interested to know that the Kindle version of the Redemption and Rebellion Sabbath School Quarterly has just been released. Text-to-speech enabled. You can study that on your phone, tablet or computer without an internet connection, but you may have to be connected to the internet to use the speech-enabled feature … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Continuing Battle
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Resist the Devil

Just as the reflexes of a twitching, freshly killed poisonous snake can cause it to reach around and inject its poison if you pick it up, Satan’s bite is still deadly. He may have been defeated at Calvary, but the danger is not over yet. Read John 16:33. How did Jesus warn His disciples of … [Click to read more …]

Crisis in Heaven – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Even though we may not completely understand how sin originated in heaven, we can understand the great controversy and accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. Crisis in Heaven December 26 – January 1, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Ezekiel 28:12-19. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Crisis in Heaven
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Crisis in Heaven” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Satan Evicted
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The Fallen Ones

As we have seen, the war in heaven was not confined to heaven but affected the earth too. For some time it appears that Satan (the “accuser of our brethren, ” Rev. 12:10) was still able to stand before God’s throne and make accusations against God’s people. Job was one biblical character who suffered this … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: War in Heaven
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Revelation 12: Woman and the Dragon

We have no idea what war in heaven means; that is, we don’t know what kind of physical battles were fought other than the casting out of Satan and his angels. The fact is, the Bible does not say anything about the physical aftermath of this heavenly conflict. It deals, instead, with the spiritual results … [Click to read more …]