The Messiah in Prophecy

Several years ago, I was showing a set of Christian books to a lady. There were several hardbound books in the set, which also included beautiful art work. The lady loved the books, and asked how much they were. I told her, “Four-twenty-nine.” She was delighted, and exclaimed, “Is that all!” I said, “Yes.” I … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: The Gospel Comes To Thessalonica

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“From Paul’s day to the present time, God by His Holy Spirit has been calling after the Jew as well as the Gentile. ‘There is no respect of persons with God,’ declared Paul. The apostle regarded himself as ‘debtor both to the Greeks, and to the barbarians,’ as well as to the Jews; but he … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Two Views of the Messiah

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Since ancient times, readers of the Old Testament have noticed a variety of perspectives in the prophecies pointing toward the Messiah. Most Jews and early Christians identified two major strands in the Messianic prophecies. On the one hand, there were texts that pointed toward a royal Messiah: a conquering king who would bring justice to … [Click to read more …]

For Such a Time as This (Part 1)

Can we find the picture of our religious ancestors’ birth in Scripture?  Our Adventist pioneers, those intrepid spiritual ancestors who set a pretty high bar in terms of mission, priorities, and love for their Savior, saw themselves in Revelation 10. So I’d like us to take a historical approach to Revelation 10. Oh, the inroads … [Click to read more …]

Hey! Where’s My Flying Car?

There are a whole bunch of crazy predictions and prophecies out there.1 Here are a few I found that you might find interesting: “Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further developments.” —Roman engineer Julius Sextus Frontinus, A.D. 100 “The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be … [Click to read more …]

Why She’s Still Relevant


Ellen White gets it! She understands the twenty-first-century heart-cry to know and experience God, to do something meaningful and enduring in life, and to grapple with issues of poverty, alienation, health, education, diversity, inclusiveness, integrity and eternity. Yet she’s dead. The principles she espoused transcend time and are more pertinent and applicable than ever. Yes, … [Click to read more …]

Seventh-day Adventists – a Special People?

The Seventh-day Adventist church is a prophetic movement which God raised up for the furtherance of the gospel after centuries of apostasy by His church. This makes us special in terms of responsibility. We’re not special because of any intrinsic value that we have, but we have a special message and we are a called … [Click to read more …]

Evolution of the Bible?

Friday morning I woke up, turned on my computer, looked at the news headlines and got a shock. One of the headlines read, “In Jerusalem, scholars trace Bible’s evolution.” The first two paragraphs were most unsettling: JERUSALEM (AP) — A dull-looking chart projected on the wall of a university office in Jerusalem displayed a revelation … [Click to read more …]