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One Month Celebration

Built in Belfast, Ireland, described as unsinkable and touted as the most luxurious hotel ever built, she set sail on her maiden voyage from the ports of Southampton, NY. Only five days into her journey, on April 14th 1912, just…

John 8:42 and the Trinity*

        When students of Scripture adopt a theological idea contrary to mainstream understanding, they sometimes invest texts with novel interpretations. These often strain the simple meaning of the text to lay claims to biblical support for their unique beliefs. Such…

Jesus As Begotten**

 Variations of anti-Trinitarian views seem to be erupting on an unprecedented scale, at least in the southeastern United States where I live and work. One element I often encounter is the belief that Christ had some kind of beginning through…

Give Them Gentle Rain, Not a Monsoon

In family worship this morning, a timeless truth was expressed in the most simple terms to me. Rain is a necessity in life. Without it, plants, animals, and people would die; nothing would survive. Prior to the flood, there was no…

Adventists Don’t Know Christ…

Many of you around at the time will remember the “Bo Knows” ad campaign from the late 1980’s with baseball/football player Bo Jackson. The ads “envisioned Jackson attempting to take up a litany of other sports, including tennis, golf, luge, auto…

Would Jesus Be In Zuccotti Park?

By Shawn Boonstra* A college student at the Occupy L.A. encampment, who sees the protests as a “social revolution,” recently decried the rather glaring shortage of religious people involved in his cause to the Los Angeles Times.  “We all say,…

Did Christ Have a Beginning?**

Did Christ Have a Beginning?         In my dialogues with anti-Trinitarian Seventh-day Adventists, I have regularly encountered the assertion that Psalm 2:7 shows that Christ was begotten by the Father prior to the incarnation, in eternity: “‘I will declare the…