Crisis in Eden – Hit the Mark
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Devil playing young man in chess with guardian angel looking on. Black and white. Harry Anderson painting.

They had it made; a perfect world, a perfect marriage, a perfect home and a perfect future. They had everything that we long for today. No cares or worries. No concern for what tomorrow would bring them. Strife, stress, tension were unknown to them. It’s hard to fathom how they could be led to risk … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Consequences
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One Man Leaving God's Hand and the Other Staying

We may be well into eternity before we understand fully how much damage was caused by that one incident at the tree. All that God did during Creation week started to unravel. Relationships that God established were fractured: between people and God (they hid from Him) , between each other (Adam blamed Eve for his … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Crisis in Eden
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Crisis in Eden” 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 …]

Once Saved Always Saved?
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A married couple in West Texas had some sad news as they welcomed me in to our weekly Bible study. We sat down at the table and they told me their neighbor’s son had just been shot and killed in another city in a shoot-out with police, after being caught in an armed robbery. They explained he had … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Test at the Tree
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Choose Life

God created everything by a series of separations with clearly defined boundaries: light and darkness, waters above and waters below, land and sea, night and day, creatures according to their kind, a day separated from the others, a woman separated from a man, and a tree set apart from the others. Read Genesis 1:4-6, Genesis … [Click to read more …]

Why Was Sin Permitted?
Ellen G White

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“God is love.” His nature, His law, is love. It always has been, and it always will be. Every use of creative power is an expression of infinite love. The history of the great conflict between good and evil from the time it first began in heaven also reveals God’s unchanging love. The King of … [Click to read more …]