Biblical Hermeneutics: An Adventist Approach (Newsletter Review)

Biblical Hermeneutics: An Adventist Approach (Newsletter Review)

The Biblical Research Institute (BRI) of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has published a new landmark book: Biblical Hermeneutics. An Adventist Approach. It is the continuation and actualization of four other books on hermeneutics, previously published by BRI in 1974, 1985, 2005, and 2010.

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God in 3 Persons – In The Old Testament

The Christian doctrine of God is important, yet difficult to comprehend and explain. This is not surprising because the finite human mind cannot fully comprehend the infinite God. At the center of the doctrine of God is the Godhead or Trinity, by which is meant that “God eternally exists as three persons, Father, Son, and…

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God in 3 Persons – In Theology

Within the past decade or so, the doctrine of the Trinity has become an issue both in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and in the wider Evangelical world. Within the latter, the resurgence of Trinitarian discussions seems to center around the question of subordination with some links to gender issues.

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God in 3 Persons—in the New Testament

The word ”trinity” is not found in the Bible. But neither are words or expressions like ”incarnation” or ”investigative judgment.” What is important is that the concept is there. The word itself was coined in the late second century by the Latin church father Tertullian. The doctrine of the Trinity developed as the early church…

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Daniel 11 and the Islam Interpretation

Since the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the interpretation of Daniel 11:40–45 has been a subject of debate.

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Time Prophecies in Daniel 12

In recent years a number of Seventh-day Adventists have begun to apply the time prophecies in Daniel 12:5-13 to the future.1 Rejecting the traditional Adventist understanding, which places the 3 2 times, the 1290 and 1335 days as prophetic times in the past, they claim these time periods are to be understood as literal days still to come.

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The Nature of Christ: The Soteriological Question

It is quite evident in the Scriptures that the followers of Jesus acknowledged Him as Immanuel, “God with us”. His followers held a firm belief that in him they had encountered Yahweh himself.

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In Christ: Union with Him as Savior and Lord in Paul

In books on Pauline theology, it is common to speak of the “in Christ” motif.

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Interpreting the Beast of Revelation 17: A Suggestion

The number 666 found in Rev 13:18 has always intrigued people. For a number of years now, a new suggestion has been circulating which was treated by some as “new light” and seemed to be attractive to a number of church members.

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Israelite Festivals and the Christian Church

The Israelite economy was not only interested in the holiness of space, the tabernacle and its rituals, but also in the holiness of time. Humans are creatures of time and space and it was God’s intention to meet with them in both spheres of their existence, in time and space.

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