Worship: The Center of the Three Angels’ Messages — Part 2

Worship: The Center of the Three Angels’ Messages — Part 2

This article focuses on God and the rightfulness of His demand for worship as well as the fairness of His judgment on those who engage in false worship.

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Lessons from Matthew 2

Matthew 2 continues the presentation of Jesus begun in chapter one, but the focus shifts from Jesus as “the Son of Abraham” (Matt 1:1) to His being “King of the Jews” (Matt 2:2). As we saw in “Lessons from Matthew 1,” David is introduced as “the king” (Matt 1:6) and Jesus is introduced as “the Son of David” (Matt 1:1).

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Worship: The Center of the Three Angel’s Messages — Part 1

The call to worship God is an important element of the first angel's message. The author of this article focuses on the theological relationships among creation, worship, and judgment.

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The Man of Sin

Who is the “man of sin” in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-8? The apocalyptic passage of 2 Thessalonians 2:3-8 is so dense that it raises questions for which it is difficult to provide answers. However, when we compare it to the biblical passages that provide its foundation, some elements of the prophecy appear to be clear.

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Lessons from Matthew 1

The Gospel of Matthew heads the New Testament canon. This prominent placement, rather than being merely a historical accident, witnesses to its foundational significance for Christians. Just as the book of Genesis introduces us to our God and the Creator of all, so this first Gospel introduces us to Jesus Christ, “God with us,” our…

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Caring for Brothers and Sisters: Matthew 18:15-20

What does Matthew 18 teach us? Should a believer confront a fellow believer involved in some kind of sin?

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Disciples With Swords

Jesus’ address to His disciples sounds a little strange and has been interpreted in different ways. I will provide a brief summary of the passage, a discussion of several views, and a specific reading of the passage.

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What Jesus Told the Thief

The story of the thief on the cross manifests Christ’s willingness to submit to the divine plan for Him and His power to save. While the multitude accused Him of not being able to save Himself, Jesus was ready to save the thief. This was possible because He was unwilling to save Himself. It is…

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Open or Closed Communion?

Adventist historical practice relative to open or closed communion and the interpretation of 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 in connection with the question are explored.

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Symbols and Metaphors

Let me quote the passage to which you refer: “Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place [Gr. ton hagion, “the sanctuary”] by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened [Gr. enekainisen, “inaugurated”] for us through the curtain, that is, his body [Gr. sarx, “flesh”] . . .”…

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