Inside Story: Stubborn Atheist
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I was an Atheist. I taught physics and astronomy in a secondary school in Bulgaria and was responsible for teaching atheism. Then my brother became an Adventist Christian. I knew nothing about what he had gotten into, but I was sure it was trouble. My brother told me of a man in his workplace who … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: The Eschatological Day of Atonement
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Further Study: Ellen G. White, “What Is the Sanctuary?” pp. 409–422; “In the Holy of Holies,” pp. 423–432, in The Great Controversy. In Daniel 9:24–27, the beginning of the seventy weeks is marked by “the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem” (Dan. 9:25, NASB). The book of Ezra reports on three decrees … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Daniel 8 and 9
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The term for vision (in Hebrew chazon) in the question in Daniel 8:13 refers to the entire vision in Daniel 8:3–11 (see Dan. 8:1-2, 13, 15) and encompasses the time of Media-Persia (ram), Greece (he-goat), and papal Rome (little horn). When the length of the vision is given as “2,300 evenings and mornings,” we should … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Eschatalogical Day of Atonement
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You can now see the current lesson of the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) It is an hour-long, inter-active study of the lesson for the week and a demonstration of a good Sabbath School class. You can download the video (MP4) or audio (MP3) files and the … [Click to read more …]

Martin Pröbstle Introduces “The Eschatalogical Day of Atonement”
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This week’s introduction runs just over 8 minutes and would be great as a Sabbath School introductory video. You can see previous videos at the SanctuaryLesson Vimeo Channel. If you haven’t seen last week’s introduction, we suggest you view it before the current one, because the two videos together help to simplify what some see … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Day of Atonement in Daniel 8
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The target of the horn’s assault is God’s heavenly sanctuary and His people. What does the future hold for them? That is what the question in Daniel 8:13 asks. However, only the Day of Atonement can bring the sanctuary and the people of God back to their rightful state and thus justify God in His … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Restoration of the Holy
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Zacharias Sees an Angel

Read Daniel 8:14. What happens at the end of the 2,300 “evenings and mornings”? The phrase “evenings and mornings” reflects language from the Creation account that signifies a day (Gen. 1:5, 8, et cetera). It implies that God, using His own creative force, will counter the destructive activities of the horn and its host. The … [Click to read more …]

Monday: “How Long?”
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The presumption of the little horn leads to the cry for judgment. As the ram and the he-goat became great and then were broken (Dan. 8:4, 7-8), so the horn power exalts itself (Dan. 8:9–11). Thus, the question comes, How long will the vision be? What specific issues are prompting the question in Daniel 8:13? … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Little Horn’s Attack
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Read Daniel 8, focusing especially on verses 9-14 and 8:23-25. What does the little horn power attack? The horn power interferes with the worship of the divine “Prince of the host” (vs. 11, compare with Josh. 5:13–15). It removes from Him (Dan. 8:11-12) “the daily” (in Hebrew tamid)—a word that refers over and over to … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Eschatological Day of Atonement
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Read for This Week’s Study: Daniel 8; Rev. 14:6-7; Num. 14:34; Dan. 9:24–27. Memory Text: “And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed” (Daniel 8:14). For a better understanding of the sanctuary message, study this chart, which shows how the great judgment scene of Daniel … [Click to read more …]