Gerhard Pfandl

Daniel: The Seer of Babylon

In this new commentary by biblical scholar Gerhard Pfandl, the author sets us down in once-mighty Babylon, with its 53 temples and 955 smaller sanctuaries. We survey the ruins of the large (170' x 56') banquet hall of Belshazzar and the remains of Nebuchadnezzar's statue on the plain of Dura. But more important, Pfandl provides the keys to unlock Daniel's prophecy of the 2300 days, the 70 weeks, and the 1260/1335 days. The author champions the historicist year/day principle, showing how Daniel unfolds the future in symbol. He explains how the medieval apostasy predicted by Daniel birthed a persecuting power whose false teaching obscures the atoning sacrifice of Christ. He cites non-Adventist scholars who affirm that Daniel 8 teaches a pre-Advent judgment, and refutes Adventist innovators who project the 1260 days into the future.

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Some Thoughts on Original Sin

What do we mean by original sin, and is it taught in the Bible rather than based in Catholic theology alone?

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Gerhard Pfandl

The Trinity in Scripture

What kind of scriptural evidence do we have on the nature of God, specifically the Trinity? The author explores the biblical teaching on this topic.

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The Doctrine of the Trinity Among Adventists

Is it true early Adventists opposed the idea of the Trinity? How has our current understanding developed? A historical review of the facts.

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Creation Debate in the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Seventh-day Adventists have always taught that God created the world in six days. In recent years, however, theistic evolutiion has gained entrance into the church. The article traces the history of these developments and the church's response to it.

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The Year-Day Principle

Unitl the 19th century the year-day principle was used by most students of the apocalyptic books Daniel and Revelation. What is the Biblical foundation for the year-day principle?

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Gerhard Pfandl

The Time Prophecies in Daniel 12

A discussion of the question whether or not the specific time prophecies in Dan 12 should be applied to the future.

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Gerhard Pfandl

Ellen White as a Theologian

While not a trained theologian Ellen White's inspired writings have contributed significantly to Adventist theology.

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