When Is a Person Ready for Baptism?
NEARLY every ordained minister has been questioned by his conscience if not by his members because someone he baptized has apostatized. Why did he leave the church? Did I baptize him too quickly? Did I fail to explain the doctrines of the church? Did I bring him to the foot of the cross?
WHEN YOU have a great mission, approach the attainment of it consciously and skillfully and do not leave success to chance. . .
Women's "Distinctive Duties"
Does lack of or little representation on the highest councils, along with the Biblical admonition given to women to submit to their husbands, constitute an admission that the woman is subservient to man? Is man really pre-eminent? Not at all. . .
Ecumenism--The Old and the New
HAS THE ecumenical movement gone as far as it can? Or is the present lull merely a rest period before another surge toward Christian unity?
Baptism for the Dead--A New Look at an Old Problem
THE TOMB was no longer a one-way street. The grave was no longer a dead-end road. The resurrection of Christ was breaking the way into a new life. Now there was a way out, a way of escape to life. Incomprehensible? Yes. Unbelievable? No.
Impact For God
"I RECOGNIZE your voice," blurted out a strange woman in a restaurant here in Greensboro, North Carolina. She then recalled having seen me on television and asked me to come by some time and answer some questions for her. I began giving Peggy, for that was her name, and her family Bible studies. After they had attended church for several months we began a series of evangelistic meetings. The whole family accepted God's truth and became members of the remnant church. Peggy speaks convincingly when she says, "I know the Lord led you to me that day."
Is Baptism More Than a Symbol?
IN GALATIANS 3:27 (R.S.V.),* Paul emphasizes the point that "as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ." Baptism, then, implies a union with Christ Himself. . .
Health Education in Ethiopia
HEALTH EDUCATION as such is a fairly new field. We as a church, however, have always believed in health education from the earliest beginnings of "health reform" until a more complete plan of health education was incorporated into the sanitarium philosophy of operating health institutions. . .
"Who, Me? . . . Become a Vegetarian?"
WHEN we became Seventh-day Adventists we soon realized that Adventists taught, although not all practiced, some rather unique health principles. Gradually we began to accept and practice many of these, but it was not until I became a student at the Loma Linda University School of Health that I really began to understand the scientific and Biblical backgrounds for these health practices. Prior to this, Adventists told me, "Oh, this isn't good for you" or "It's all right to eat this." But nowhere had I heard an explanation of why it was or wasn't good that really satisfied me. . .
From Battle Creek to Battles Now
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS have a long-standing interest and imperative in medicine as an expression and tool of religious thought and action. The ideals, purposes, and practices of religion in medicine and medicine in religious life have long been a part of our history. Today we find in all religious bodies a renewed, expanded, and vigorous resurgence of interest and demand for religionists and medical practitioners to unite in meeting the dilemma of the whole man as he faces future shock. . .