The plan of salvation involves larger issues than we usually consider. In the cosmic struggle that has been going on between God and Satan since the beginning of this world, God's triumph is sure. But He must overcome in a manner that will forever demonstrate His righteousness.
To the Puritan preachers of seventeenth-century England, all
Scripture was for one purpose——to show men the incomparable Christ.
To fail in communicating this would be to fail at the most crucial point
of all, and no preacher worthy of his calling would be found wanting.
With careful consideration and earnest prayer, churches and pastors often have to make decisions that bring pain to people. How can we keep such necessary tasks from becoming routine and keep alive a sense of sorrow?
Historically, the church has seen the seventy-week prophecy of Daniel 9 as referring to the Messiah, specifying the timing and details of Jesus' ministry. A popular reinterpretation in recent years has shaped many Christians' understanding of end-time events by separating the final week of Daniel's prophecy from the preceeding sixty-nine, transposing it from the historical context of Jesus' ministry to the last days of earth, and applying it to the work of antichrist. Scriptural evidence is on the side of the traditional interpretation, says the author of this article.
Endless hours have been spent discussing the mysteries involved in the Incarnation. Almost everyone believes that Jesus was, and is, God. But what about His human nature? How much of a man was He? Was He just like us or not? Our answer seems to depend on how we understand the nature of sin and Jesus' relationship to it.
The first Seventh-day Adventist magazine to be published in the Soviet Union in more than fifty years contains devotional reading, Bible study,
practical counsel, messages from church leaders, and news.
Physiological research continues to demonstrate the truth of Biblical insights into the close relationship between your mind and your body. What happens in the brain really does determine the real you!