Present Yourself Approved to God

Earnest Effort “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). By Dan Wesol This scripture can be divided into five primary parts to better understand and apply it. (1) Study — Study the Word of God, the Holy Scriptures, and our own conduct. Does our conduct match what we study in the Scriptures? If not, why not? Our conduct must change to match what the Scriptures []

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 []