Desmond Ford

Desmond Ford, Ph.D., is currently serving as professor of religion at Pacific Union College, Angwin, California.

The Apocalypse and the Day of Atonement: Concluded

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that the reasons for a special latter day application of the Day of Atone­ment are sound. To this end significant statements from Scripture and from non-Adventist scholars will be quoted.

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The Apocalypse and the Day of Atonement: Part 1

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that the reasons for a special latter day application of the Day of Atone­ment are sound. To this end significant statements from Scripture and from non-Adventist scholars will be quoted.

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New Light on Daniel 8:14

WHEN the editor inquired recently, "Have you discovered anything in your sanctuary research that is new evidence on the topic of the judgment and our interpretation of Daniel 8:14?" I decided to tentatively submit some thoughts on this matter that have seemed significant to me. It must be admitted, however, from the outset that what at first seemed "new light" proved to have been old truth, once cherished but of late forgotten. . .

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Midnight and Morning

THE FIRST verses of the section that begins with Daniel 11:36 refer to the system of antichrist in the last days. This church-state union soon to take place will duplicate the error of religious leaders and statesmen in the Middle Ages. It will endeavor to compel men to worship contrary to the dictates of conscience. Nonconformists will be boycotted and finally sentenced to death. (See Rev. 13:13-18.)

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The Crisis at the Close

THE most detailed picture in the Old Testament of future events is found in the closing chapters of Daniel the prophet. Here there is repeated mention of "the time of the end" and of the international strife, civil and religious, which is to characterize that "time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation" (Dan. 12:1). In these prophetic passages both the work of Christ and Antichrist are focused upon with reference to their bearing on the experience of the church. . .

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Arithmetic Proves Christianity True

Editor's Note: The fact that Dr. Ford is emphasizing a new application of verses 24-27 does not mean that he does not support the literal and chronological application of these verses to the events associated with the first coming of Christ. In response to a query from the editors on this point, he makes it very plain that he has no intention of teaching "dispensationalist futurism" and that the last-day application he makes of portions of these verses does not include the "chronology involved in the primary fulfillment of the prophecy."

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"How Long, O God?"

THE monumental pillar upon which an atheist hangs his doubts is the existence of evil. If there is a good God, why doesn't He do something about the tragedies of existence? Why is He indifferent to sorrow, pain, war, poverty, and the like?

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Tragedy & Triumph

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. . .

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The Lion Tamer

THE story of Daniel in the lions' den is too often put into the same category as Aesop's fables or the tales of Hans Anderson. To perceive its real intent, however, is to recognize that the story has a depth of daily relevance for every Christian and that it carries a special message for the church as a whole in the last generation of history. . .

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For Whom the Bell Tolls . . . Then and Now

WHAT a night it was. Eastern nights are often full of wistful beauty and haunting mystery, and the one on which Belshazzar feasted and fell was no exception. A thousand of his lords and nobles and their wives and concubines had gathered in a banquet hall that was in keeping with the splendor of a world monarchy. . .

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