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  1. The only thing I can say after reading such a powerful article is AMEN! and PRAISE GOD! Thank you Bro Earnhardt.

  2. Am really grateful for such a great word,God bless you and keep posting such marvelous articles to help direct us .thank you.

  3. Great article, full of great insight. But did you miss the other truth that Adventists brought to the Protestant movement: that we show we love Jesus by keeping His commandments? I say this because many Protestant churches, in order to justify not keeping the Sabbath, preach that the commandments were nailed to the cross. Our movement is showing the world that God's commandments (the totality of how He taught us to live) are both a requirement and a response to His love and saving sacrifice.

    • Thanks everyone for your comments and kind words. Sammy commandment keeping is included in the third point that Jesus frees us from sin, which means we now have His power to not sin, which would mean to obey the commandments. Thank you for expounding on that. Hopefully others too will find things to add to the conversation.

  4. William, your word picture of the love that was displayed by God, the Father and the Son, is inspiring to say the least. We may have a tendancy to forget or take for granted the most important event in earths history, and all that was accomplished. One of the things that you mentioned was the power of Jesus that we have, to overcome sin. It is true that without His help and power we would all be lost. It seems like we should never sin again if we have His power to not sin. That is not so for the majority of us. Maybe you can help me understand what I am missing.

  5. This a good article,thank you.

    There is something I am missing please help. You saying Jesus didn't know that He will ressurrect but we find it in Matthew that He once said He will resurrect after 3 days if His death and truly He resurrected. Please help.

  6. Mandla, please click on where it says in the article, "He died the second death for us" and it will explain more. Yes, He predicted His Resurrection, but there came a point where He felt (even if He still knew. There is a difference between feeling and knowing.) He would not be resurrected.

    "Satan with his fierce temptations wrung the heart of Jesus. The Saviour could not see through the portals of the tomb. Hope did not present to Him His coming forth from the grave a conqueror, or tell Him of the Father's acceptance of the sacrifice. He feared that sin was so offensive to God that Their separation was to be eternal. Christ felt the anguish which the sinner will feel when mercy shall no longer plead for the guilty race. It was the sense of sin, bringing the Father's wrath upon Him as man's substitute, that made the cup He drank so bitter, and broke the heart of the Son of God." -Desire of Ages, Page 753

  7. Thanks for the post. We share much with other believers, yet we do have a special purpose to lovingly go into more detail with some Gospel truths.

    Thanks William for your dedication. Loved the picture and ideas.

  8. Having not been 'born' into the Adventist faith, but 'converted' at the age of 24, I truly appreciated this perspective. It was greatly encouraging to see the role that other sincere pursuers of the truth play in spreading the Good News, notwithstanding their day of worship or peripheral beliefs, so respectfully explained. As a young girl growing up in the Dutch Reforemed church I already figured that God could logically not relish seeing His lost children writhe in agony eternally or the 'saved' in heaven could much less be happy as they supposeldy watched the goings on here on earth from heavenly portals. How wonderful that our beloved departed are sleeping, oblivious to every troublesome and tragic thing that unfold and the earth rushes toward the day of His return. We have a purpose to serve in our daily lives. Let us gently and respectfully bring more light and hope to those that the Lord sends our way so that the work we were commisiioned to do may be done, and the Lord can return.

  9. Elizabeth, I am very happy that even as a young girl you had a balanced understanding of the character of God, and I pray and believe that many others in different churches still see God as He really is.


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