The Final Judgment (Rev 20)

The Final Judgment (Rev 20)

Most people do not want to appear in court. Although some criminals manage to go unpunished by earthly tribunals, they will not escape God’s judgment (2 Tim. 4:1). The final “reward” is inevitable.

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Is Jesus Breaking the Sabbath?–John 5:18

John 5:18 contains a puzzling statement about Jesus breaking the Sabbath. Was Jesus breaking the law or not?

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What the Biblical Text Meant and What It Means

Although we have to distinguish between the situation of the original hearers of the biblical message and the situation of the present listeners to the same message, the question is if the message is basically still the same or if it has to be adapted to the modern culture.

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A New Paradise

There is hardly a human being that does not long for peace, fulfillment, harmony, and happiness or, in other words, for some type of a paradise. The Greek talked about Elysium, the land of the blessed, in which good people would be able to live without worries.

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Prayer—Hotline to God

In our days cell phones have become so common that many think they would not be able to do without them. They feel deprived, vulnerable, and lonely without this device that allows them to connect to others. Prayer is also such a hotline, a hotline to God. Through prayer God can be reached always and…

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Jesus and His Church

Western societies are often quite individualistic, missing the importance of a corporate entity. Yet groups of people are very important and can function in ways individuals cannot. Here is an illustration: Think about matches. An individual match can easily be broken. However, if ten or twenty matches are bundled together, it is very difficult, if…

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The Power of Culture

Culture impacts Christianity heavily. This has led to change of translation from "You shall not kill" to "You shall not murder." But God's will as revealed in Scripture supersedes customs and cultural demands.

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The Law and the Gospel

Analysis of the Adventist understanding of the role of the law in the life of the believer and the gospel of salvation by faith.

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Homosexuality in Romans 1:26-27

To suggest that Paul was referring to violent or exploitative homosexuality or pederasty only but not to permanent caring one partner same gender relationship because they supposedly were not known at his time, cannot be shown. Paul considered all homosexual relationships as sin.

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Baptism

When people love each other, wanting to spent the rest of their lives together, and are committed to each other, they get married. In the same manner, when people love Jesus, wanting to follow Him as His disciples, and are committed to Him, they get baptized.

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