Biblical Headship (3) According to Paul

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Paul’s references to headship In the light of this broader understanding of the character of God and of His plan for marriage, let’s examine I Corinthians 11:3: “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ … [Click to read more …]

When We Think the Church is Wrong!

Vote for Christs Love

In July the Seventh-day Adventist Church General Conference Session will vote on the much-discussed contentious issue of whether individual divisions should ordain women pastors. Since enough has been written about women’s ordination to fill several terabytes of data space, we are not going to discuss the subject on Sabbath School Net. I am not a prophet … [Click to read more …]

The Radical Politics of Our First GC President, John Byington

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Probably the image most Adventists have of Elder John Byington is based on the only photograph they’ve ever seen which portrays the aged patriarch as a silver-haired, balding, bearded, wrinkled, scowling preacher in a black frockcoat and white shirt buttoned tightly around the neck. Consequently, they might be surprised to learn that he was a … [Click to read more …]

Authority and Individual Conscience

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Sunday’s section of this week’s Sabbath School lesson states that “Over the long centuries, people have struggled to understand the role and function of government and how citizens should relate to it. What gives rulers the right to rule?” It is worthwhile for all of us to think about the role of government and our … [Click to read more …]