Some have felt that Hebrews 6:19, 20 destroys the understanding Adventists have had regarding the ministry of Jesus in the heavenly sanctuary and His special work of judgment beginning in 1 844. Where did Jesus go at His ascension and why? Is Ellen White at variance with Scripture on this point?
In the following interview MINISTRY'S editor, J. R. Slangier, questions D. L. Dunfield, president of Adventist Health Services/Asia, on the role a hospital and its staff can and should play in supporting the church's mission.
Daniel, Paul, and John the revelator all depict an anti-divine power to arise after the decline of the Roman Empire. The end-time judgment, which involves both investigative and executive phases, vindicates God's people and pronounces against this power a verdict patterned after the law of malicious witness of Deuteronomy.
Change necessarily accompanies growth. But change can be hard to handle,
because we hold political, theological, and emotional stakes in our church. These can lead to problems of perception both as to the ideas and the personalities of others. The author offers his views as to how we should handle change. If we split as a church, let's do it right on real issues and hard facts!"
Christmas Eves packed agenda included supper with the in-laws. Despite the hectic schedule, all went well——until the time to exchange gifts. This story points us again to the One who is the reason for Christmas.