ARE Sunday-keeping Christians correct in declaring that the blessings and responsibilities of the Sabbath were transferred to Sunday? If so, when was such a transfer made, and for what reason? To the Catholic the question is whether or not the Sabbath commandment can be applied to Sunday mass. . .
IT IS important for the minister to recognize his responsibility as an interpreter of the Bible. The average parish minister may not have as much knowledge as the specialist in Biblical studies, but he should have sufficient understanding of the Bible to be able to rightly divide the word of truth. . .
THE GENERALLY accepted definition of the term atonement seems to be more limited in concept than the ideas expressed in the typology of the Levitical service. As one studies the usage of the Hebrew words in their context, one is led to the conclusion that there are possibly three ways of using the term atonement. . .
MINNEAPOLIS, San Francisco, Cleveland, Detroit, Atlantic City, Vienna. Vienna? A strange name in the roster of General Conference sessions! And yet for hundreds of thousands of Seventh-day Adventists an exciting new departure in denominational planning. . .
THE TIME SPAN from Creation to the present continues to be an issue of concern to some Seventh-day Adventist scholars. There are those who hold rigidly to a 6,000 year approximation; others are prepared to concede an extra one or two thousand years, maintaining that the important issue is the fact of fiat Creation; there are still others who, at least privately, have been prepared to concede the possibility of considerably longer periods of time. . .
This Old Testament prophecy portrays the overwhelming cataclysmic destruction of the assembled wicked by the Lord, at His coming. The New Testament repeats this picture as the wicked are gathered against the Lord at the time of the sixth plague. . .
ONE OF THE grandest of prophetic panoramas is found in the seventh chapter of Daniel and it was written in the sixth century B.C. More than twenty-five centuries are compressed into less than thirty verses! The terrain of chapter two is repeated with much added detail. . .
ONE OF THE basic beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist ministry is our insistence on the fact that the backbone of the church is the lay man. Over and over again we re peat and hear repeated the thought that the work of God in the earth will never be finished until the laymen are accorded their rightful place in the church and arouse themselves to superior effort. . .
NOT EVERY church holds its divine service at eleven o'clock on Sabbath morning. Some, of necessity, must choose a different time. But in this division it is reasonable to say that, in the home unions at least, 95 percent of our church services are held at the eleven o'clock hour. . .
Dr. Daniel Kress went to England in 1898 to establish medical work there, after a brief period of service at the Battle Creek Sanitarium. Later, he served in New Zealand for a time, re turning to the United States in 1907. He became the first medical superintendent of the newly established Washington Sanitarium and Hospital. His wife was staff physician. Dr. Kress specialized in health education and wrote many articles on health for Adventist periodicals. In going through our files here at the Ministry office, we came across (his manuscript which apparently has never been published. Although written in 1950, it still carries a message we feel our readers will appreciate. ---Editors