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September 2nd, 2010 |

 

The greatest want of the world is the want of men-men who will not be bought or sold, men who in their inmost souls are true and honest, men who do not fear to call sin by its right name, men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole, men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall. — Education, p. 57

Christianity & Creation: Can Darwin’s theory be reconciled with the Bible?

August 12th, 2010 |

The Bible is the inspired word of God.   It is the only eyewitness account of how man was created, and where we can accurately trace our origins.   It is the most reliable source of information for “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16)  When the theories of learned men contradict the inspired testimony, the fault is with man’s understanding, not the inspired account.  But “ what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?  Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar.” (Romans 3:3-4) But regarding creation and our origins what is the truth?

There are smart scientists on both sides of the evolution debate, but their testimony is meaningless when compared with the knowledge of God.   Even in many Christian churches, evolution is being woven into the church’s beliefs. But can Darwin’s theory be reconciled with the Bible? Was the earth created in 6 literal days or billions of years?  As stated in earlier articles, my testimony regarding these answers really has very little weight. In fact even a scientist’s testimony would not be qualified to explain all these areas sufficiently. But we can trust the testimony of one who is greater than myself and any multitude of scientists. The Bible refers to Jesus as the faithful witness (Revelation 3:14). His testimony is valid, for God cannot lie, and He knows all. (Titus 1:2, Revelation 19:6)

So let us study the Bible to find the answers to these important questions. But before we do so, let us pray….

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank you Lord for granting us wisdom and knowledge about your love for us. Today we humbly ask that you continue to enlighten us through your Holy Spirit. Bless us dear Lord, may we have open hearts and minds as we study your testimony. Teach us your ways Lord, and be with us now we ask and pray in Jesus name, amen.

In the beginning: From lower life forms?

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The Days of Noah: Understanding Ellen White’s Amalgamation Statements

August 1st, 2010 |

We highly recommend reading our first article of this series entitled “A True Prophet For Our Time? Is It Possible?” before reading this article.


In our previous article, we discovered that, just before Christ’s first coming, He sent a messenger, John the Baptist and that based on the book of Revelation, God’s last day church would have the gift of prophecy manifested just before His second coming.   Ellen White, who lived about a hundred years ago, is the only recent individual to meet the Biblical tests of a true prophet.   Of the over 50,000 pages she wrote during her lifetime, she was a hundred years ahead of her time in regards to the dangers of such things as tobacco, opium, calomel, alcohol and other various poisons. In addition, she has inspired millions with her Christ-centered writings.  If you’re not sure who Ellen White was and if she was a prophet that is ok.  We are called to ” not despise prophecies.  Test all things; hold fast what is good. ” (1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 NKJV)  Never accept anything for truth without first testing it.  The best way to test a prophet is by the tests that Jesus laid out. A simple method is to pick up one of Ellen White’s books, pray for God’s guidance, and read her book comparing every word with the Bible.  Although there are Ellen White attack websites, Jesus said one of the true tests of a prophet is that they would be criticized for He said…

A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house. ~ Mark 6:4 NKJV

Interesting enough, some of Ellen White’s most criticized statements, those regarding amalgamation, are directly proved by the words of the Bible. More than that, her statements serve as a wonderful magnifying glass, exposing truths from the Bible that many have overlooked.  In fact, by understanding her amalgamation statements and then listening to the words of Jesus, we discover a precious gem of warning and truth for our generation.  Today we will simply compare her amalgamation statements with the words of the Bible, and then you can make your own decision whether to trust the critics or simply test her writings for yourself.  Sounds fair enough, doesn’t it?

Let me ask you a question, what was the greatest sin that led God’s people to compromise during the days of Noah?  What could lead men throughout the whole world to turn to idolatry and unfaithfulness?  Most Christians do not know the specific answer.  The key is actually found in the Bible, and is best explained by some of the most controversial amalgamation statements found by the most published Christian woman author Ellen White.   Speaking of the days of Noah says “But if there was one sin above another which called for the destruction of the race by the flood, it was the base crime of amalgamation of man and beast which defaced the image of God, and caused confusion everywhere.”

Like most people, I first was confused by this statement.  What does it mean?  Is it even biblical?  Could a true prophet say something like this?  Unlike error, truth can stand the test of rigorous investigation. And so, let us prepare our hearts as we open the Bible today and compare this and another statement  directly with the Bible. “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the Law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach statutes and ordinances in Israel.” (Ezra 7:10)

And before we begin, let us also ask for the Holy Spirit, for He is our great Helper and teacher. As Jesus said…

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you ~ John 14:26

So let us ask for God’s help today by asking the Lord through prayer.

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank you, Lord, that we can always depend on you to teach us, if we have an open heart and an open mind. We ask today that we not be taught by any man, but that you teach us through your Holy Spirit. We ask earnestly for your Holy Spirit today, Lord. Teach us your ways regarding these statements that we are considering today. May we draw closer to you today, and may you draw closer to us. Open our eyes that we may see wonderful things from your Word today. And, Lord, thank you for hearing and answering our prayer. We thank you for loving us and guiding us. We ask and pray all these things in Jesus name. Amen.

What is amalgamation and what are these statements saying?

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A True Prophet For Our Time? Is it possible?

July 17th, 2010 |

In the days just before the flood, Noah was sent with a prophecy of the world’s soon destruction. In the days of Israel, the prophet Jeremiah was sent with a last day warning message for God’s people.  In the days of Christ, John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus first coming.  Those who knowingly rejected God’s messengers rejected God’s mercy.  Could it be that Jesus would send a prophet just before His second coming?

Could there be a prophet long after the time of Christ?  Does the Bible say God’s last day remnant church would have the gift of prophecy manifested?  And how can we distinguish between the true and counterfeit?  Finding answers to these questions is of vital importance, for a true prophet would lead us closer to Jesus and prepare us for His soon coming.  In addition a false prophet would lead us to destruction.  The good news is that Jesus has given clear-cut answers to these questions through the Bible.   So let us study the Bible to find the answers to these critical questions, but before we do so let us pray…

Dear Heavenly Father,

Today we have important questions and we ask for your guidance.  Guide us with your word and with your Holy Spirit. Teach us your ways oh Lord, that we may follow the path that you wish us to take.  Open our eyes so that we may see, and help us to follow you so that we may enter your kingdom when you return.  We thank you Lord for blessing us and answering our prayer, we ask all these things in the name of your Son Jesus, amen.

Prophets after Jesus?

Is it possible to have a prophet after Jesus?  The Bible in the book of Acts says…

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