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  1. Gregory Matthews

    Some questions about the beliefs of the Adventists

    Jo Mo is a vauled member of this forum.
    4 points
  2. JoeMo

    Some questions about the beliefs of the Adventists

    Hi Alepte, Welcome to the forum. I am one of those people Gregory referred to above as someone having a long-term relationship with SDA's; but I hold several minority views. I won't get into those minority views now, since you are searching I don't want to Say anything that would confuse or discourage you. Like Gregory says, faith is a journey; not a destination. I myself was raised a devout Catholic - so much so I almost became a priest. As I read the Bible, I - like you - began to see discrepancies between scripture and Catholic doctrine; so I eventually became and SDA. As I continue to study, I also see discrepancies between my understanding of Scripture and Adventism. I have also come to the conclusion that spirituality is more about a proper relationship than about correct theology. If we truly love and trust Jesus, any questions we have on theology will be clearly answered by Jesus in the Kingdom; and because we love and trust Him explicitly, we will believe everything He tells us. In my humble opinion, not all theology is salvational. For example, Catholics worship on Sunday; and SDA's worship in Saturday; which is in accordance with the Commandments. Does that mean that if you don't worship on Sabbath that you will go to hell? In my opinion - NO! Some of the most devout and loyal Christians I know worship on Sunday. SDA's believe that pork in unfit for human consumption as stated clearly in Leviticus. Does that mean that people who eat bacon with their eggs in the morning will go to hell: NO! Do you love God with all your heart. strength and mind? Do you believe His is the only Name under heaven by which we may be saved? THAT is the essence of salvational truth, no matter what Christian sect you belong to. May God bless you with wisdom and discernment on your journey to His Kingdom!
    3 points
  3. Gregory Matthews

    Some questions about the beliefs of the Adventists

    Alepte: Welcome to this forum. There are a large diversity of people who come here and post in this forum. Some are traditional Seventh-day Adventists. Some have a SDA relationship, but, in some ways hold to minority views. And some are not Seventh-day Adventist in any manner. As an example we have a devout Roman Catholic who posts in this forum on a regular basis. In addition, Seventh-day Adventists are simply people who are on a spiritual journey. We are not all at the same place in that journey. This results in SDAs holding to a wide-variety of belief and practice. Yes, there may eb an official teaching on a doctrinal issue. But, that does not mean that all SDAs believe and accept it. On another aspect, there are doctrinal teachings that are important for spiritual life. Justification by faith is one. But, there are others that really are not important to one's salvation. Whether the Children of Israel spent 430 years in Egypt or 215 years is probably one question that is not important to salvation.
    3 points
  4. Theophilus

    Pastor, really?

    Why? We have all sorts of "commoners " giving sermons. Several of the church elders, deacons, and even Pathfinder give sermons. I have often thought about getting a credential from Universal Life. I could add it to my repertoire.
    2 points
  5. Gregory Matthews

    Understanding the Bible

    Augustine of Hippo (354 to 430) is an ancient Christian leader who lived in North Africa and wrote extensively on the Christian faith. The following link is a brief discussion of his thoughts on the Good Samaritan parable of Christ. I suggest that this is an inappropriate method of understanding the Bible. But, I regularly meet people who to some extent use this method. My suggestion is for you to consider whether or not you ever use this method. http://thinktheology.org/2012/01/28/the-infamous-good-samaritan/
    2 points
  6. Gregory Matthews

    Some questions about the beliefs of the Adventists

    Other religions may be quite diverse. So, I am not going to compare. Your question also involves the question as to what is a religion. I come from a background that says that Christianity is a religion. Catholics, Adventists, Baptists, Methodists and others are all sects that exist within the Christian religion.
    2 points
  7. Gregory Matthews

    Some questions about the beliefs of the Adventists

    Alepte: * Seventh-day Adventist accept the books generally accepted by most Protestants. IOW 66 books, 27 in the New Testament and 39 in the Old Testament. * Some Seventh-day Adventists are going to believe that the brothers of Jesus had Joseph as their Father from a previous marriage and other SDAs are going to believe that the brothers of Jesus had Mary as their Mother. * The book of Enoch is not accepted as canonical. * Some non-canonical books have historical value even if not a part of the Bible. * The SDA Chruch does not dictate the exact manner in which people pray to God. However most probably do not pray in the manner that you ask about.
    2 points
  8. Gregory Matthews

    Infallibility of the Pope

    Stinsonmarri: Thank you for pointing out an obvious error in what I posted. I do not think that any human is ever infallible. In my understanding, the Pope is not infallible. Period. You will note that the post I made and you cited, referenced a previous post. In a couple of previous posts, both Gustave and I pointed out that the Roman Catholic Church does not teach that the Pople is always infallible in both doctrine and in personal life. We both pointed out that the official teaching of the Roman Catholic Church is that the Pope is only infallible in limited circumstances. My personal belief is that the Pople is not infallible in any situation, although he may be correct. As you have pointed out, I made a poorly worded statement that could be subject to misunderstanding. I hope that this gives you a better understanding of my position.
    2 points
  9. Gregory Matthews

    Walter Veith

    Gustave, you reference Patriarchs and Prophets pages 129 & 130. I have read those two pages and I do not understand your comment.
    2 points
  10. Gregory Matthews

    Walter Veith

    Gustave, your understanding of the so-called Great Controversy Theme is partially correct, and partially in error. * It is not related to Adam and Eve being kicked out of Eden in the manner that I think you understand it. * Rather it arose in heaven prior to the creation of the Earth and Adam and Eve. * It began with a charge of Satan (Lucifer) that if given the choice, God's created beings would follow Lucifer rather than God. That resulted in 1/3 of the created angels choosing to follow Satan and leaving heaven. * In context it should be understood that SDAs generally believe that outside of this solar system there are other planets in the universe that have intelligent life. It is also believed that none of that intelligent life participated in this rebellion against God. * It is also thought that Satan's charge against God included the idea that if given a fair chance, intelligent life created by God on a planet would choose to follow Satan. * So, in the creation of intelligent life on Earth, after 1/3 of the angels had left heaven, Satan was given access to Adam and Eve at the so-called tree of the knowledge of good and evil. * There at that tree, Eve decided that if she could become like God (Genesis 3:5) she would disobey God and follow the leading of Satan. In effect, she wanted to create her own world. * Eve than discussed this with Adam (Genesis 3:6) who agreed with Eve. With that agreement, Adam and Eve were given the opportunity to create their own world outside of Eden. * As a result, the world in which you and I live today is a consequence of the final decision of Adam to join Eve in attempting to act as God in creating their own world and in that process to follow the leading of Lucifer. NOTE: It should be noted that the expanded view that I have stated goes well beyond the clear teaching of the Bible. The Biblical support for what I have stated in minimal. It is a little bit more than I have referenced, but not much more. Due to its minimal support in the Bible, SDA members are not required to believe it.
    2 points
  11. Gregory Matthews

    Sunday Laws? Yes? No?

    Are Sunday Laws Coming? | Adventist Today (atoday.org)
    2 points
  12. Theophilus

    Walter Veith

    Ok. the Holy Spirit convicts. Yes. Amen! What does He convict of? Sin. Sin is the transgression of the law. The Law is written in our hearts. It is also written in the Word. So are you arguing that the written text of the law is invalid but the one written on the heart is not?Everyone in order to keep the Law truly must have the Spirit. That has not been argued against. I am so not clear off the basis of your argument. David also said "Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee"Psalm 119:11. David had it in his heart--how'd it get in there?
    2 points
  13. Theophilus

    Walter Veith

    How can you qualify that? They are not, and cannot be irrelevant because every sin committed by man falls under at least one of those. The will of God is to love Him and keep His commandments. Whether written in stone, or on the heart, they are still in full force.
    2 points
  14. Theophilus

    Walter Veith

    Christ never said the 10 Commandments were done away with. In fact, He expanded and deepened the meaning. Here's an example: "You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart." Matt. 5:27,28 He also had to show how the Sabbath was to be kept. He showed what you can do, that the Sabbath can be a delight, and not a burden. Nowhere does He say any of the 10 Commandments are done away with. He adds "New Commandments" which are not new at all. Love the Lord thy God : Love thy neighbor: Leviticus 19:18 - Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD. Also, the first of the "New Commandments" cover the first four of the Decalogue, and the second "New Commandment" covers the last 6.
    2 points
  15. Theophilus

    Walter Veith

    I didn't think i needed to provide answers. Pretty evident those folks were sinners. How did sin enter the world? Through Adam. What is the definition of sin? Transgression of the law. Why were the antediluvians in the Flood? Because sin was everywhere-all of them were sinning. Can you tell me why a flood was necessary? How did Noah know about the difference between clean and unclean? He knew because everyone knew. There was no need to write anything down. There was nothing written down until Moses, but the knowledge was there before. Israel went into bondage for 400 years, and were not familiar with alot of the things before. God had to reteach them ( like the manna falling and to collect a double portion because of the Sabbath)
    2 points
  16. stinsonmarri

    Walter Veith

    When YAHSHUA spoke everything into existing is the Law. The moon and the sun still obey what was said at creation. The sun comes up in the east and goes down in the west. There only Seven days. The moon goes around the earth it did 30 days until the flood. But is still travels around the earth! The earth goes around the sun, not the same way since the flood. There is day and night and the Sabbath and the Holy days are mentioned in the first Chapter of Gen. The same ones mentioned in Leviticus Chapter 23. The word is mo'ed is in both places. Look it up for yourself! The Adam's were told not to eat the fruit from the tree of good and evil. Ms. Adam lied and they both stole. The Bible says if you break one you are guilty of them all. Simply, they did not need them written it was very well understood. They had 100 percent of their brain, they did not need them written! Happy Sabbath and Blessings!
    2 points
  17. Gregory Matthews

    Bumper Snikers

    See: https://cooking4all.com/the-funniest-bumper-stickers-g0/
    2 points
  18. phkrause

    Quotes

    1 point
  19. Ron Amnsn

    The Reformers Understanding of Moral Vs. Ceremonial Law

    Hello Gustave, I am responding from the viewpoint that the Scriptures (in the original manuscripts) found in the 66 books of the Bible are God's word and are authoritative above all man-made theories and doctrines. I am not a Seventh-day Adventist. I think you have laid out your position clearly, and your viewpoint seems to have the support of the Council of Trent, Justin Martyr, and Martin Luther. Yet I do not find your viewpoint convincing because many of your points are man-made theories and doctrines that lack support within the Scriptures. The concept of categorizing God's instructions into categories called "natural law", "moral law", or "ceremonial law" would make sense to those who are content with man-made theories. But those categories are not described anywhere in the Bible. And those who teach such categories cannot agree regarding which category each passage of Scripture should be placed into, which shows rather clearly that it is not the Bible that specifies the categories, but that it is just a man-made system. Furthermore, the idea of using such categories in order to set aside some of God's instructions is not found in Scripture -- it is a man-made theory that has been superimposed on top of Scripture without God's permission and it directly opposes a substantial part of what God himself said in Scripture about his own instructions. In spite of the best of intentions, those who teach the categories of natural, moral, and ceremonial law also end up teaching things that are contrary to the word of God and contrary to the teachings of Jesus. I plan to respond to specific parts of your post later, as I have time.
    1 point
  20. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    💥 power to us 💥 Ephesians 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
    1 point
  21. phkrause

    Here's your (not so) totally useless fact(s) of the day:

    56% of Americans say "Arabic numerals" should not be taught in schools. By the way, 0123456789 are Arabic numbers. James
    1 point
  22. Gregory Matthews

    Pastor, really?

    Jo MO: When i was living in Colorado, the requirement to perform a marriage was to: 1) Be a Colorado resident. 2) Be of legal age to be an adult. 3) To be competent. Your clergy credentials were not needed. Theophilus: So-called "lay people" may be allowed to give a sermon in a SDA congregation. SDA pastors, as I have done, may allow a clergy person of another denomination to preach to a SDA congregation. However, we would never allow a Satanic pastor to preach in a SDA congregation. The Universal Life Chruch has, as I understand it, has ordained Satanic pastors. The Conference President agreed with me that the SDA member, ordained by the Universal Life Chruch, should no longer speak to SDA congregations. The SDA Chruch does allow people to be restored. So, it is possible that person has taken steps to resolve the situation and no longer is associated with the Universal Life Chruch. I do not know. But, at the time that I brought it to the President's attention, he was involved in practicing as ULC Clergy.
    1 point
  23. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    🥰Redemption of purchased possession 💝 Ephesians 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
    1 point
  24. stinsonmarri

    Understanding the Bible

    No, I wouldn't use this message or any other allegorized message that has corrupted the SDA church from where it started to what it has become today. Allegory is trying to change something into something else that has no relation whatsoever. Understanding the Bible, we should take it as it was written! YAHSHUA stated that THE HOLY SPIRIT (not us), will lead us into all truth. Yet, we have compromise to become accepted in the so call Christian world. We do not want to stand out and to be different. Look at what's has happened to us, who had sincere pioneers that were on milk. They were allowing THE HOLY SPIRIT to lead them into all truth! Did they begin to stumble? Yes just like Peter, when he walked on the water. He took his eyes off of YAHSHUA who was keeping him above the water. Starting with EGW, who said she was not a prophet. She even went further and told that YAHSHUA Spoke to her. HE said she would be HIS messenger. I think that is very plain and the Bible backs this understanding up. Acts 2:14-18, Peter speaks the exact words of Joel, that in the last days, YAHWEH will poured out HIS SPIRIT and both sons and daughter will prophesy, that is, to speak by inspiration. The elderly shall stick to truth, also "MY male servants and on MY female servants I shall pour out MY SPIRIT in those days, and they shall prophesy" (foretell divine events, spoken to them under POWERFUL INSPIRATION of THE HOLY SPIRIT). This included Edson also who saw the Judgement. This was the same thing the last prophet saw and wrote in the Book of Revelation: Chapters 4-5. Nothing, that Paul stated that there would be prophets in the last days. What would take place is THE HOLY SPIRIT will lead and select some to understand the prophecies of the minor prophets and Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and Revelation. These people will speak with authority and many will not like it and tried to rebuke them. They will stand up against traditions of men versus the Truth of THE ALMIGHTY ONES! Truth is the two edged sword that cuts open and pierce the soul of those who has held on to Greek doctrines and today and have become Hellenized; liked the Pharisees in YAHSHUA'S day! In closing, the world is dying and the rich think they can escape into the heavens of outer space. They can't! A strange religion has made many of the Christians, like the Greek, to accept awful things and divinations. Worshiping the golden image is repeated and lies are seen as truth. Hatred and prejudice is open and has become so dangerous; people wanted to hang one who was once and still is caught up with the big lie. I took vaccines for all kind of diseases as a little girl growing up. It was mandatory and I did not get those diseases. Many, are dying even faster that are not vaccine of all ethical group; but, mainly those who believe the lie and it's sad to me. I feel things are going to get worst between those vaccine and those who are not. It is already happening with the lawsuit that one of the cruise lines are waging against Florida. They do not want unvaccinated on the ship. This will soon happen in businesses and then all over. What will happen then? Blessings!
    1 point
  25. Gustave

    SDAs and Alien LIfe

    The article in the O.P. read it until you get to the words: Ellen White’s astronomical statements, including beings seemingly living on Jupiter and Saturn, seem pastoral “present truth” rather than attempts to impart universal scientific truth. In the article if you click on that part, you'll be taken to a Ellen White website and see: Sister White was in very feeble health, and while prayers were offered in her behalf, the Spirit of God rested upon us. We soon noticed that she was insensible to earthly things. This was her first view of the planetary world. After counting aloud the moons of Jupiter, and soon after those of Saturn, she gave a beautiful description of the rings of the latter. She then said, ‘The inhabitants are a tall, majestic people, so unlike the inhabitants of earth. Sin has never entered here.’ It was evident from Brother Bates’s smiling face that his past doubts in regard to the source of her visions were fast leaving him. We all knew that Captain Bates was a great lover of astronomy, as he would often locate many of the heavenly bodies for our instruction. When Sister White replied to his questions, after the vision, saying that she had never studied or otherwise received knowledge in this direction, he was filled with joy and happiness. He praised God, and expressed his belief that this vision concerning the planets was given that he might never again doubt.”—Quoted by J. N. Loughborough in Rise and Progress of the Seventh-day Adventists, p. 127. (The Great Second Advent Movement, pp. 260, 261.) If you google "Ellen White saw giants on Saturn" the first thing that pops up is the Ellen White Estate which I believe is part of the official SDA Church. The apologetic says: "Contrary to some reports, Ellen White did not identify by name any of the "worlds" that she was shown in vision. Joseph Bates, a retired sea captain with a special interest in astronomy, was present during at least one of these visions, and he is reported to have identified the planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus as being among those described. Some have mistakenly linked Elder Bates' remarks to Ellen White's description of a "place" inhabited by "noble" and "majestic" beings. In Ellen White's own account of her vision, however, she says only that she was taken to "A PLACE" that was bright and glorious" (emphasis supplied). She does not identify "the place" as Jupiter, Saturn, or any other planet in our solar system." Ellen G. White® Estate: Inhabited Planets in our Solar System (whiteestate.org) What I've done here is leveraged what the Ellen White Estate said so the WHO in all this is is Mrs. M.C. Truesdail - according to link in the article Gregory posted. When I checked online I could see that the apologetic the White Estate made about this was technically accurate. I simply agreed with that. Imagine it Phkrause , imagine going into a time machine and being transported back to this spectacle. You're standing there, in the presence of Ellen White and many others, and suddenly the great SDA Prophet goes rigid and groans (as if under a great weight ), her eyes roll back and she starts to give a play by play of the "Planetary worlds" - complete with confirmation that she spoke with huge aliens and even Enoch who happened to be on holiday.
    1 point
  26. Gregory Matthews

    Military Chaplains

    In mid-1975, I joined seven (7) SDA chaplains serving in the U.S. Army on active duty. At that time the Army had more SDA chaplains than did the other military services. Today (7/23/21) there are 130 SDA clergy (both men and women) serving in all of the U.S. military as SDA chaplains. We have come a long way In addition, there are hundreds of SDA Clergy serving in the military services of other nations. In addition to active duty I have served as a SDA Chaplain to an Army Reserve unit and to a National Guard unit (Washington D.C.).
    1 point
  27. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    🥳 Forgiveness of sins 🥰 Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
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  28. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    👍 Hath chosen us 😇 Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
    1 point
  29. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    🙏🏻 Through faith 🙏🏻 Galatians 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying , In thee shall all nations be blessed.
    1 point
  30. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    😂Affliction worketh for us 😅 2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
    1 point
  31. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    ✨appear with Him in glory ✨ Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
    1 point
  32. phkrause

    Ellen White & the Bible

    Unfortunately for many that's all they believe, that everyone belongs in or under a classification or some crazy label!!
    1 point
  33. pierrepaul

    Ellen White & the Bible

    I don't know. I didn't know that there were different classifications and labels.
    1 point
  34. Gregory Matthews

    Walter Veith

    Let me be clear: I have had a lot of contact with Gustave. He is an honest person. He can change his viewpoint and he is willing to admit that he has done so. Yes, he and I differ on points of Biblical understanding. It is likely that we will never agree on everything. The bottom line is: He is welcome to come here and to post. Others are welcome to debate him. But, if you choose to do so, remain civil. You can be frank and civil at the same time. The post that I have removed from view went well beyond civil discussion. If that type of post continues, I will continue to act on them. NOTE: I have removed from view a post that goes well beyond what I consider to be civil discussion.
    1 point
  35. JoeMo

    Sunday Laws? Yes? No?

    Satan has counterfeited a lot of stuff throughout history. He's even gonna counterfeit the Second Coming. All the (unconverted) world will wonder after the Beast. The counterfeit Sabbath predicted by EGW is only a small part of the picture. The big picture is "in whom do you put your faith - the Counterfeit Christ or the real Deal"?
    1 point
  36. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    👍supplies our wants for service 👍 2 Corinthians 9:12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
    1 point
  37. news

    Classical and Apocalyptic. Prophecy

    The way prophecy is fulfilled is impacted by the distinction between classical and apocalyptic prophecy. Apocalyptic prophecy is seen in the visions of Daniel 2 and 7 and in passages like Revelation 12. Biblical apocalyptic is filled with chains of unusual imagery, like multi-layered metal statues, a series of fantastic beasts with features unlike those […] The post Classical and Apocalyptic. Prophecy appeared first on Jon Paulien's Blog. View the full article
    1 point
  38. Gregory Matthews

    7,000 + Members

    See: Woman Pastors Largest SDA Church - EqualOrdination.com
    1 point
  39. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    🥳 enriched in everything 💦 2 Corinthians 9:11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
    1 point
  40. Gustave

    What Does It Mean to Take God’s Name in Vain?

    That's accurate, and to add to that very few if any know God's name, especially the exact way to pronounce it. Still, I feel guilty and consider it a sin to use even the English version of the name (JC) as an expletive. To a Christian there is no other God so when one says G' Damnit that would also qualify as something it would be better not to do. Think about it, if you stub your toe really bad - no one blurts out Bob Jones - why are we tempted to use the either the English name of God the Son or Noun of What Jesus is? Good post PK!
    1 point
  41. GHansen

    Walter Veith

    Sorry if I have twisted things up. I thought you were quoting Genesis 26:5 to indicate that Abraham knew and obeyed the Decalogue. Of course, we know that can't be right because Paul said that the law didn't come until 430 years later (Galatians 3:17). Nehemiah also said that the Sabbath and other requirements of God were given to Israel at Sinai (9:13,14). Do you believe that God introduced the Sabbath and the Decalogue to Abraham 400 years before Sinai? I suppose that is possible but it certainly wasn't a factor in his salvation. We are saved in the same way Abraham was i.e., by faith in God's promises. If works were a factor, then God would owe us salvation. It wouldn't be by grace ( Romans 4).
    1 point
  42. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    👍ye might be rich 💝 2 Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
    1 point
  43. stinsonmarri

    Walter Veith

    My dear GHansen: Where in these Text does it states: "Paul plainly states that there was no law until Moses." I do not see it and neither any who can read. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: For until the Law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no Law. Rom 5:12, 13 Let's see if you can read this my friend: Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the Law: for sin is the transgression of the Law. "The angel that guarded Eden was put there to keep the "way" of the tree of life, not protect the Decalogue." Where on earth did anyone say that the two cherubims guarding Eden and the Tree of LIFE have to do with protecting the Commandments/Testimony of YAHWEH? The reason that the Garden and the Tree of LIFE had to be protected is because the two pairs had sinned and this Holy Place had to be protected from them. What they did was they broke the Law and lost their original home, power and rulership of the earth! What a great lost and not be able to eat of the Tree of LIFE and to live forever. That's what happen when you break the Commandments of YAHWEH. Satan broke them too they were to govern the Universe and all the created beings kept them. You like so many others are limited to only this earth. THE ALMIGHTY Govern the Universe that THEY MADE! ELOHIYM, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets. Hath in these last days spoken unto us by HIS SON, whom HE hath appointed HEIR of all things, by whom also HE Made the worlds; Heb 1:1-2 You are so wrong about Abraham you need to read the following: Because that Abraham obeyed MY VOICE, and kept MY Charge, MY Commandments, MY Statutes, and MY Laws. Gen 26:5 All need to understand what the word ten means. There are no 10 Commandments as we you this word as a digit. You will not find anywhere in the Scriptures that YAHSHUA or THE FATHER Saying 10 Commandments if so give the Text! As I stated the moon and the sun is a part of THEIR Commandments. Most do not understand that the Statutes dealt with all of the mo'ed which also includes the Sabbath. His Law was also the sacrificial system giving to the Adams after they sin. It was extended when they were giving to Moses to write down. Ex 24:4, 12 Deut 31:9, 24-26 This false concept that Moses made any laws is beyond the Word of YAHWEH. YAHWEH told Moses to write what HE wanted Moses to know and to teach the Children of IsraEL. HIS Covenant was written in the 5 Books that Moses wrote down from YAHWEH. HE first gave to Moses what HE WROTE with HIS FINGERS. Ex 31:18 While up on the Mount reciving the Commandments, IsraEL was sinning already and Moses threw the Commandments that was written on Table of Stone by YAHWEH. After, Moses was Commanded to return to the Mountain but he had to hew out the tables of stones himself. Moses stood before YAHWEH who came down. This was THE SON that Moses stood with Him. THE SON WROTE again the Testimony.This time Moses as a scribe, wrote the meaning of the Covenant that was more detail. If you look up the Hebrew word ten which is "‛eśer," it means accumulation ("that which is heaped up."). Ex 34:1, 4, 27, 28 Note, that THE SON had already given Moses the instruction or laws to extend the sacrifices to a service with the Tabernacle. Read Chapters 25-31. It is so important that we know the Scriptures before we speak. Let's make it clear once and for all Moses never had any laws, he gave the Laws given him by THE SON of THE MOST HIGH! Happy Sabbath and Blessings!
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  44. Gregory Matthews

    Walter Veith

    In every denomination there are people who do not understand the teachings of their church and they present it as teaching in a manner that is wrong. In my life experience I have seen this in Baptists, Seventh-day Adventists, Roman Catholics and more. The official teachings of any denomination should not be assumed to be the teaching of one of its members. Rather they should be considered to be the official statements of that denomination. The Roman Catholic Chruch does not teach that the virgin Mary and the saints are gods. It does not teach that they should be worshiped. Paragraph 823 in the official teaching of the Roman Catholic church states that all of the members of the Chruch established by Christ are rightfully called saints. This is actually a teaching of the Bible. If you are a member of the Chruch established by Christ, you are a saint. Nowhere does the Roman Catholic Chruch teach that all members of the Chruch should be worshiped. Paragraph 2096 of the official teaching of the Roman Catholic Church forbids the worship of anything other than God and cites Deuteronomy 6:13 as governing in this. See also paragraph 2111, 2112, and 2113. Paragraph 2132 clearly states that people may be respected and honored in regard to their images. But, that respect and honor, which Roman Catholics often call veneration is never to be the adoration or worship that is due God alone.
    1 point
  45. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    shall so come Act 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
    1 point
  46. Gregory Matthews

    A Major Historical Source

    The following is a major source of information related to Adventism and African-American issues: https://www.blacksdahistory.org/
    1 point
  47. Rahab

    3 word devotional

    🙏🏻 Perfecting holiness 💦 2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
    1 point
  48. Gregory Matthews

    Walter Veith

    TRUE:
    1 point
  49. Gregory Matthews

    Cousin marriage

    IF you have a license to marry, you can be married in a SDA church, as long as one person is a male and the other person is a female. However, no SDA clergyperson is required to perform the marriage of anyone. I have refused to marry people when I did not consider it to be a marriage that would be successful. E.G. In one case I asked the women why she wanted to spend her life with the man. She replied that she had an airplane ticket home to mother and planned to file for divorce immediately. That is one I refused to perform.
    1 point
  50. 8thdaypriest

    Difficult Questions we are asked about faith and practice.

    I Corinthians 15:29 BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD "Otherwise what will they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all? Why then are they baptized for the dead? The disciples were baptizing in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38, Acts 8:16, Acts 10:48, Acts 19:5, Romans 6:3, Gal 3:27). If HE was still dead - THAT would be baptizing for a man who was dead = baptizing for the dead. The argument Paul is making here is that Christ HAS RISEN from the dead. If HE has not risen then your faith is futile (verse 16-17). Baptism in His name would be useless. NOTE: Interesting that they were NOT baptizing in "the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." That came in with the Byzantine translation authorized by Constantine. There are two Greek manuscripts of Matthew that are older than the Byzantine, but the last page of Matthew is torn out of both of them. There is an Aramaic manuscript that is older than the Byzantine. Matthew 28:19 in THAT manuscript has Christ saying "baptizing them in my name." OK - come on - I know some of you have good answers to some difficult passages.
    1 point
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