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Logic and the Plan of Salvation

Every one uses the principles of “logic,” whether aware of it or not. Humans cannot function with some logical skill. When it comes to religion, however, many fling “logic” to the wind. No where is this more apparent that in considering the plan of divine salvation.

Created in the Image of God

As a potter fashions clay into a vessel, the book of Genesis affirms that mankind was “created” in the very image of God. He is not the product of an ancient slime pit.

The Authorized Elements of Church Music

Jesus declared that “worship” must be consistent with revealed “truth” (John 4:24), namely God’s word (John 17:17). This includes the musical engagement of the church.

Stephen’s Final Prayer

Stephen was the first Christian martyr. His final recorded words were a prayer directed to his Savior. This narrative contains some rich truths.

Did Christ Literally Bear Our Sins on the Cross?

When Christ died on the cross, did he literally bear the “guilt” of our sins, or did he merely take upon himself the penalty that was justly due us? This is an issue of supreme importance. Study it carefully.

Ron Wyatt, the “Indiana Jones” of the SDA Church

Prior to his death in 1999, Ron Wyatt frequently made tabloid news with his sensational claims of astounding archaeological discoveries. But what is the real story behind such boasts — still made by some of his disciples?

Simply Outrageous

Have you ever heard or read a statement that made you wonder how it ever could have been conceived? For example Bill O’Reilly, Fox News guru, said on national television that “the Catholic Church invented marriage” (WorldNetDaily, 2/10/2010). How does anyone that obtuse deserve a national audience? But he is not alone. Consider a few more quotes that are “simply outrageous.”

Life, A Precious Gift

Your life on earth is a precious gift. Do not ignore its value; do not squander it in trivial pursuits; do not let it slip away and leave you unprepared. This very day you may wish to contemplate the question: What is your life?

Do Not Sin Against the Children

It is time that we recognize the value of our children. They are the future of this world. We must care for them, teach them, and fortify their precious souls against the evils that would assault them.

Can the Living Talk To the Dead?

Humankind has always been fascinated by the idea of talking to the dead. Necromancy is condemned in the Bible, but is speaking with the dead possible?

What Is the Meaning of Ekklesia?

A new controversy: In recent years, it has become somewhat popular with some to dispute the meaning of the term ekklesia. Does the etymology of this Greek word in the New Testament have any relevance today? What does the word ekklesia mean?

Jesus: The Master Teacher

The greatest teacher who ever lived was a carpenter from Nazareth. His benevolent influence is beyond dispute by even his critics.

The New R-word Label

Racism is an insidious evil that lies at the root of much hate against both man and God.