Articles in the Bible Study category

The Bible Beat Science by 3,000 years.

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Genesis 1:1 says, "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. A similar assertion is repeated in the New Testament: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things …

Why Christians Make for Good Scientists.

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According to "Positivism," the only things that humans can be "positively" certain about are things they discover through their five senses and through the scientific method.

However, that assertion itself was derived neither through the five senses or through the scientific method. It is an axiom, an a priori claim …

Why Adventists Oppose Religious Legislation

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Seventh-day Adventists have long been champions of religious liberty in the United States of America. When Senator Henry Blair of New Hampshire proposed legislation in the US Senate in 1888 to limit secular activities on Sundays, Seventh-day Adventists vehemently opposed the proposed legislation, while other Christian groups were otherwise very …

When Satan Goes Nuclear

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Note: This post starts with a massive disclaimer. Whenever the word "nuclear" appears on a religious blog online, the rest of the content usually isn't worth reading. With that said, please divide this post in your judgment into two sections: (a) a mere conjecture that hellfire could be caused in …

My Favorite Doctrine: the Millennium, Vindication of God's Character, and the Honoring of Our Free Will

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There are many critiques that people raise against God. Usually, these critiques take a great deal of time to unpack and explain. For example: One of the critiques of Christianity that I've received from my friends is that God seems partial. At first pass, it seems that because God gave …

Abraham's Bid on Membership Attrition

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Several weeks ago, I was asking God to show me a story in the Old Testament about member retention. There are many stories and examples about conversion, but there are fewer stories that readily come to mind about member retention. God then turned my attention to Abraham in the Old …

You Become Like the God You Worship

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It is a law both of the intellectual and the spiritual nature that by beholding we become changed. The mind gradually adapts itself to the subjects upon which it is allowed to dwell. It becomes assimilated to that which it is accustomed to love and reverence.1

We become like …

The Fairness of Hell

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I was going through my notes this afternoon, and was wanting to better organize them for future retrieval. I figured this was as good a place as any to put them.

I happened across this website several months ago. I haven't gone through the whole site, so I can't attest …

Why Didn't God Write the Whole Bible with His Finger?

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One of my friends recently became interested in studying the Bible. She is as smart as a whip, and frequently approaches me with lists of questions. Deep questions.

Many of the questions that she asks are questions that I've wrestled with in the past. In my studies, I've only found …

The Church Retirement Plan

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For a long time, I struggled with this notion of sacrificial giving for the Church. It didn't seem like a responsible thing for people to give everything that they had to advance the mission of an organization. Back in the days of Acts, people would cash out their houses and …

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