Jesus Died on the Tree

Wood as a Symbol “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree” (1 Peter 2:24). When Jesus died at Calvary, he was mounted on a wooden cross. Wood was connected with other offerings offered daily by Israel’s priests. Every day of the year, a lamb was to be offered in the morning, and another later, “between the two evenings,” the time specified also for killing the Passover lamb (Numbers 28:4, Exodus 12:6, margin). The daily sacrifice []

In the Beginning

Doctrines and Viewpoints In the wake of the French Revolution and the weakening of Papacy, Heroes of Conviction outlines the move toward Christian character as the only test of fellowship and the Bible as the only creed. Then the Adventist movement followed, bringing us to the Harvest of the Gospel Age. Development of a Chart of the Ages sketches the steps to develop a Chart of the Ages (1876‑1881), with vertical lines marking events in time and horizontal lines illustrating the Christian’s []

Heroes of Conviction

A Review of the Christian Connexion and the Adventist Movements By Jeff Mezera After the French Revolution, there was a new enlightenment in the thinking of the populace. People began to free themselves from chains of oppression, and from superstitions that had long prevailed over science, philosophy, and religious thought. A different denomination sprang up in the United States at the dawn of the nineteenth century, which attempted to do just that. It was called the “Christian Connexion.” These “Christians” as they []

Development of a Chart of the Ages

Divine Plan at a Glance “Write down the vision and make it plain upon the tables, that everyone may read itfluently” (Habakkuk 2:2, Leeser). By James Parkinson The earliest form of a chart of the ages may be in Herald of the Morning 4, 2 (March 1876). The three worlds were shown by three partial ellipses, with three smaller ones within “The world that now is”(“Patriarch,” “Jewish,” “Gospel”), and two more in the “World to come” (“Millennial,” and “ages”). It is seen []