Articles in the Bible Study category

If I Died Tomorrow

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death preparedness family

I'm getting around to blogging some topics that have been in my to-do list for sometime. I left a note back in September of 2017 to blog about "If I Died Tomorrow," but I didn't leave any description of what I had in mind back then. But, nonetheless, here are …

Fantasy, Games, and Productivity

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bible productivity

In the process of compiling my list of Ellen White superlatives, I came across the following quote.

Novel and storybook reading are the greatest evils in which youth can indulge.
Testimonies for the Church vol. 3, p. 151

When I read this, I thought "Whoah! Calm down, Ellen." I could …

God's To-do List

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biblical productivity

I struggle to get everything on my todo list done everyday. Lately I've been very interested in learning biblical principles for productivity, and I wanted to share some things that popped out of my devotions this morning.

I stumbled onto Proverbs 10:27, which reads

The fear of the LORD …

Always Ready

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This weekend, I had a chance to listen to several sermons1,2,3 by Pavel Goia for the Central California Conference's Weekend of Prayer. I was impressed by this segment of his Saturday afternoon service where he discussed that the nursing home that his wife ran consistently received awards …

Negative Oil Prices in Scripture

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Oil prices went negative for the first time in US history this week…. Or so the secular media says. The Bible indicates that oil prices have been down for thousands of years.

Oil prices go negative when there is a huge supply, and very low demand. This week, as there …

Why Don't Adventists Observe Easter?

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In recent years, I have received several questions around the time of Easter from people who grew up in Christian, but non-Adventist, backgrounds. Growing up, my parents would have an Easter-egg hunt for the kids, but I don't remember any particularly notable religious emphasis placed on the date.

When I …

Why Didn't Jesus Return in the First Century?

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There are many Christians who have read through the New Testament, and read verses like Matthew 16:28. These verses make it seem like Jesus told His disciples that He would come back within the first century. There is some debate in the scholarly world as to whether the disciples …

Ellen White Superlatives

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My dad and I have a personal project of compiling a list of "Ellen White Superlatives" and checking to see for conflicts. For the case of this list, we're considering superlatives to be anytime she writes something like:

  • Our greatest need is ...
  • Satan fears nothing more than ...

In contrast, there …

Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord

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heart conversion Christ

I recently read a book called The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. One of the quotes they use several times throughout their book goes as follows:

Don't prepare the path for the child, prepare the child for the path.
- Anonymous

When I heard this …

The Bible Beat Science by 3,000 years.

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origins apologetics

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 …

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