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I have a bone to pick with Christians this morning. Not all?Christians. ?Not even the?majority?of Christians in my (limited) circles. ?Not by a long shot. ?No, my concern?is with a smaller subset of Christians that tend to make a disproportionate amount of noise. ?Over the past few weeks, I’ve had a…
(The following is taken from an appendix to the book Patriarchs and Prophets). “The question has been raised, and is now much agitated, If a theocracy was good in the time of Israel, why would not a theocratical form of government be equally good for this time? The answer is easy: A theocracy is a […]
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Why I Changed My Mind About Women’s Ordination (Downloadable PDF)
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Does culture ever play a part in helping us to understand (or misunderstand) Scripture? Should we always interpret the biblical text according to a “plain reading” of the passage? Christians who, like myself, take a “high view” of the inspiration of Scripture believe that the prophets who wrote the Bible were given thoughts, impressions, visions […]
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By James L. Evans When I was about fourteen, I remember seeing two boys fighting over one girl. It was like something out of an animated cartoon. One boy had her by one hand, while the other boy held the other. They were pulling her back and forth, yelling at each other the whole time. […]
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The link below is to a PDF of a letter written several decades ago by Francis D. Nichol, prominent Adventist leader and editor of the Review & Herald. Here’s an excerpt from his concluding remarks: “There was a time in the history of our country when various of the colonists, especially the Puritans, took the […]
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Women and the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Here is an excellent seminar presented by Bert Haloviak in 1988 on the issue of women serving as pastors and ministers in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Much of this article is based on Adventist history and Ellen G. White’s statements on the issue.
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