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Clapping in Church

In my local church clapping during worship service is very common. Is there any biblical support for this practice?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Clean and Unclean Meats

Study of the biblical laws of clean and unclean meat.

Author: 
William H. Shea

Cohabitation: Biblical and Ethical Concerns

How shall Christians respond to an increasing social acceptance of this practice? This brief report provides a biblical perspective.

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Colossians 1:15

 What does it mean that Christ is called the “firstborn over all creation” (Col. 1:15)?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez - Retired

Come Boldly to the Throne

This publication deals with the topic of the sanctuary ini the Letter to the Hebrews. Since the sanctuary theme is so pervasive in Hebrews, the book follows more or less the chapters of this important New Testament document as a commentary does and looks at the sanctuary from a christological perspective dealing with issues such as the superiority of Jesus, his priesthood and ministry, the sanctuary, the covenant, our assurance, and Jesus and our future. It addresses questions that are of special importance for Adventists and yet are worthwhile to be considered by all those who want to follow Christ.

Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

Comments on 1 Timothy 4:10

A short but direct analysis of this passage to answer the question: Does this text teach that everyone has been saved by Christ's death who does not directly reject that salvation?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Comments on the "In Adam/In Christ" Motifs

A brief but careful study of the way the concept of being in Adam and in Christ is used in the Bible, and how it can be understood harmoniously with the other teachings of the Scriptures.

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Contemporary Responses to Sola Scriptura: Implications for Adventist Theology

 

Sola scriptura was the Protestant Reformers' battle cry. Today, both positively and negatively, Protestant theologians respond differently to the original formulation of Reformers' principle, depending on the view they take on the Bible. This article explores the reasons behind the different contemporary responses to the sola scripture principle, and the implications for theology today.

Author: 
Kwabena Donkor

Conversion, the Gift of the Holy Spirit, and New Testament Religious Practices

The New Testament consistently associates the gift of the Holy Spirit with repentance, conversion, and baptism. Yet there is no clear pattern as to whether the outpouring of the Spirit  precedes or follows baptism.

Author: 
Clinton Wahlen

Cosmetic Surgery

In the church that I attend, some members are discussing the issue of cosmetic surgery. Is there any biblical guidance on this topic?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

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