Ponder it carefully. The minds of the Roman soldiers are controlled by Satan, yet the breath by which they live is the life that lights every man that comes into the world. The power of Christ in the souls of men is used by Satan to nail Him to the cross. Just stop and ponder that for a moment. The single image of a Roman solider with hammer held high and driving a spike into those precious hands of the Saviour holds the key to plagues of Egypt and all the power of destruction manifested on the earth.
The mystery of the cross explains all other mysteries. In the light that streams from Calvary the attributes of God which had filled us with fear and awe appear beautiful and attractive. Mercy, tenderness, and parental love are seen to blend with holiness, justice, and power. While we behold the majesty of His throne, high and lifted up, we see His character in its gracious manifestations, and comprehend, as never before, the significance of that endearing title, "Our Father." GC 652.1
For over 120 years the Church of Christ has been search for her beloved after He knocked on the door between 1888 and 1895/96. The gift of the Spirit has been there all along in the heart opening to the Spirt that flows during the Sabbaths of the Lord. Jones expresses it so clearly and these four sermons takes you step by step from wretched worm to sealed saint.
Learn how the covenant systems developed by Augustine helped to short circuit the receiving of the Latter Rain through the most precious message preached in 1888.
Three Hundred years ago, Sir Isaac Newton discovered the universal laws of the physical universe and the principles that bound planets and stars together in His monumental work Principia. This booklet explores the divine pattern of human relaitonships and what is the secret of life that will bring prosperity and blessing.
For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act. Isa 28:21
What is this strange act that God does? Many say it is an uncharacteristic act of God that cleanses the Universe of sin. Is God ever not in His character?
Who is the God that you worship. Is He the author of life, love and freedom or is He a combinational author of life and death. Are God’s mercy and justice two opposing sides in His nature or is justice an expression of His mercy?
The Bible contains several instances of sentencing people to be stoned to death for their transgressions. Where did this practice come from? Did God introduce this idea to Moses or did it come from some other source. Is it possible that the judgments that fell upon Israel related to their ideas of judgment rather than from God Himself? Did the sin of the golden calf change anything in the relationship between God and Israel? Is it important to know? To him that hath ears let him hear.
Jones and Waggoner began to teach that the organisation of the church was conducted by the Spirit of God alone. No human agency was needed for one man to direct another man. Their principles were based upon the individual as a body, the body of Christ.
The Church in heaven was built upon the relationship of the Father and Son. The Church on earth as an image of heaven was built upon the relationship of Adam and Eve. That primary relationship is the pattern of church organisation.
The sacrificial system with its animal sacrifices and meat and drink offerings all point to the life giving grace of Jesus through His work on the cross and His mediation in heaven for us.
The question arises what is the significance of all the weights and measures of flour and oil and quantities of animals? If all these events simply point to the death of Jesus 2000 years ago then how can each of these animal and meat offerings vary at each religious gathering? What does this mean?
If we worship a God who loves because of inherent qualities then we will do the same. We become what we behold. Yet if we worship a Son who was given all things and rests in the assurance of His Father’s sweet benevolent Agape love, then we can be transformed into the image of this love and love as God loves His Son.
Our God is Agape and in Himis no Eros at all
Most Christians have firm ideas about the wrath and the judgments of God, about His visitations, His vengeance and His punishments. They believe, that they represent an active act of God who loses His patience at a certain point and punishes and eliminates the transgressors of His law by instructing His holy angels to hurt, torment and kill human beings and by using the forces of nature in a destructive manner so as to achieve His goal of destroying the apostate. But how do people come to this conclusion?
“The priesthood of Christ commenced as soon as man had sinned. He was made a priest after the order of Melchizedek. ...Satan thought the Lord had given up His hold on man, but the Star of Hope lighted up the dark and dismal future in the gospel preached in Eden.” Ms43b-1891 (July 4, 1891)
Who sent Korah Dathan and Abiram alive down into the pit?
Num 16:31-33 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them: (32) And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. (33) They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.
The Words that the Father spoke to His Son at His Baptism echo the Blessing He poured upon Him on the First Sabbath of Creation. Daily the Father delighted in His Son, and the Son rejoiced before Him. On the Sabbath the Father breathed upon His Son and the Son was refreshed in His Father’s love. This intimate connection between Father and Son was placed permanently in the Sabbath and each Sabbath the Father breathes out His refreshing rest upon His Son and all those who accept the Son.
How do we reconcile the wholesale slaughter of nations by Israel with the sword against the words of Christ?
…for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Not only men, women and children also:
Deut 2:34 And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain:
A textual review and analysis of the key Pauline passage addressing feasts, new moons, and Sabbath days. One of the most hotly debated texts in the Christian world, it is claimed Exhibit A for prohibiting the gatherings of God’s people as found in the book of the law. But was the apostle who observed the appointed times himself also condemning them as a only legalistic bondage? Was Paul saying the Seventh day Sabbath is no longer relevant to Christians?
Modern commentaries have ignored critical aspects of Paul’s internal consistency. Showing Respect, however, does just that.
What is the meaning of this passage?
And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. (5) And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: (6) Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house. Eze 9:4-6
Do God’s holy angels really kill people? Does Christ truly speak the words “These people must die for now, go and execute them!” Did Jesus hide this part of the character of God when He came to this earth? Jesus never executed anyone while here. If executing people is part of His character then why did He not reveal this while here on earth?
The Adventist movement was built on the foundation of Revelation 14:12 as those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. From this foundation this booklet reveals the connection to an understanding of the righeousness of Christ that is made manifest in obedience to all the commandments of God.
Adventist history is full of struggle and debate over the issue of when and where did the Old Covenant with all of its rites and ceremonies begin and end. Like all other Protestant churches from which they came, the Adventists long accepted the prevailing notion that all things old and Jewish came to an end at the death of Jesus. For all the other Protestants that meant the seventh day Sabbath as well. Not so, said the Adventists, newly convicted by the Fourth Commandment. The Moral Law is permanent; the Law of Moses was nailed to the cross. But what about tithe, intoxicating liquor, and unclean meats? Soon a growing list of Mosaic statutes were moved across the Ceremonial Divide. And then came 1888. The implications were undeniable. Something had to give. The battle lines were drawn, and the rest— well, the rest is History.
Why Does Jesus tell Peter to put away his sword and at the same time tells Moses to take up the sword and put the rebellious ones who refuse to repent to death? Learn about the ministration of death and how all these pieces fit together
He that has the Son has life. Why is this so? For in the Son of God resides the pure heart of an obedient Son to His Father. He always does those things that please the Father. He also has the Father’s blessing and deep affection. The heart of the Son rests perfectly in His Father’s love.
It is the wisdom of the Father to share the Spirit of His beloved Son with the universe; a sweet, gentle and obedient Spirit that loves His Father’s commandments. Christ is the wisdom of God and the security of a loving relational kingdom.