Recommended Resources on the Current Seventh-day Adventist Understanding of the Investigative Jugment
See our page of blog posts tagged “Investigative Judgment“
Also see our page on Christ’s Ministry in the Heavenly Sanctuary – Fundamental Belief 24.
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Book: The Case for the Investigative Judgment by Marvin Moore. (Amazon)
For the Paperback version visit the AdventistBookCenter online or your local outlet.
Ultimately, the doctrine of the investigative judgment tells us about God – that He’s reasonable, He’s fair, and He’s on our side in the judgment. It tells us about ourselves, too – who we are and why we’re here. Can you afford not to be able to exercise the faith which is essential at this time?
You can expect this former editor of the Signs of the Times to address the topic in popular, readable fashion.
Marvin Moore takes no pains to support traditional views, but he aims to help the readers understand this foundational doctrine and gain its spiritual benefits – based solely on the evidence from Scripture. (Please recognize that understanding of Hebrews 6 is divided, and the doctrine of the Investigative Judgment is not dependent on a particular reading of this passage.)
George R. Knight’s incisive prose is never boring. He’s no fan of “beastly preaching” – you know, those evangelistic series focusing on the beasts of Daniel and Revelation. But he wants us to examine the prophecies that fueled the early Seventh-day Adventists’ determination to evangelize the world and preach them in a Christ-centered way. Adventism began as a prophetic movement, and Knight wants us to reclaim our roots. (Available in Paperback or Kindle versions from Amazon.)
You can watch the interviews regarding his book on Youtube:
- Part 1: George Knight on The Apocalyptic Vision and the Neutering of Adventism
- Part 2: George Knight on The Apocalyptic Vision and the Neutering of Adventism
- Part 3: George Knight on The Apocalyptic Vision and the Neutering of Adventism
Book: The Judgment and Assurance, by Woodrow W. Whidden. (Amazon Kindle)
For the Hardcover version, visit the AdventistBookCenter online or your local outlet.
Dr. Whidden explores the Seventh-day Adventist doctrines of grace, law, salvation, judgment, and final events. In a systematic fashion, he addresses questions such as these:
- How can believers know with certainty that they are saved?
- Does the Bible teach a cosmic, pre-Advent investigative judgment based on works?
- Who will survive the latter rain, the close of probation, and the time of trouble?
- What do believers do with failure, backsliding, and the fear of judgment?
- Are Ellen G. White’s writings a help or a stumbling block when understanding salvation?
- Will the last generation before Christ comes be required to reach a higher level of perfection than any previous generation?
How can believers know with certainty that they are saved?
Who will survive the latter rain, the close of probation, and the time of trouble?
How should we deal with failure, backsliding, and the fear of judgment?
Woodrow W. Whidden II addresses common questions and misunderstandings about the assurance of salvation, grace, law, judgment, and final events.
Dr Whidden hopes that these biblical teachings will inspire a deep, refreshing sense of the assurance of salvation.
PDF File: The Pre-Advent Judgment by Marcos Torres.
Marcos Torres is the co-author of “Why the Investigative Judgment Doctrine Is Sound” and other articles on our blog. Marcos’ greatest passion is to help others realize that Christianity is a passionate and committed relationship with God, not a religion. You can expect him to address the topic in language that resonates with post-moderns.
Web Page: Facing Life’s Record (An Analysis of the Great Controversy’s Scariest Chapter, by Marcos Torres (web page).
Web Site: 1884madesimple.org
Website by Sabbath School Lesson Editor Clifford Goldstein. His Jewish background causes him to be particularly interested in the Hebrew sanctuary – and that leads naturally to studying the fulfillment of its typology in Christian history.
Book: Who’s Afraid of the Judgment?: The Good News about Christ’s Work in the Heavenly Sanctuary
Roy Gane writes clearly and simply on a subject in which he has so immersed himself that he can make it accessible to the rest of us – anything connected with the sanctuary on earth or in heaven. He has written related books on the subject, such as Altar Call, now out of print, but still available on Amazon. In it, he explores ways to become acquainted with what he is doing in the control center of the universe. Through learning about Christ’s ministry from the sanctuary services recorded in the Bible, we can enjoy interaction with him, experience his transforming power, and have confidence that we are at peace with God. This is an excellent aid to understanding the sanctuary services which, in turn, will lead to an understanding of the Investigative Judgment
If, like most of us, you’ve always found the books of Leviticus and Numbers, with their prescription of sanctuary rituals as well as health and civil laws challenging, you will find help in Roy Gane’s Leviticus, Numbers (The NIV Application Commentary) Kindle Edition. If you’re serious about wanting to understand Leviticus and Numbers, this is for you.
The fact is that these books don’t make a lot of sense unless we understand the culture in which they were given, so we can draw lessons for our time and culture. And this is where this “application” (to today) commentary helps.