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    How Eternal Life is Maintained

    No one wants to die. No one especially wants to die forever. So what does the Bible say about eternal life? Let's start "in the beginning . . ." Genesis 3:22 And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and...
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    Spiritual vs. Physical

    The spiritual rest that Jesus supplies doesn't overturn the physical rest which He also supplies in His once a week Sabbath rest. Compare the following two passages and consider the three color-coded elements and then see if you can answer the related questions: Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all...
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    Commandments vs Ordinances

    In this article we'll be examining the differences God set in place between His set of Ten Commandments and all the other ceremonial, civil and dietary ordinances. 1a. The Ten Commandments were spoken by God. Exodus 20:1 "Then God spoke all these words, saying . . . " Exodus 20:22 "GOD said...
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    Tree of Life

    What is the purpose of the Tree of Life?
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    Legalism. What is it? Give me your definition and a hypothetical example of something you'd consider legalism. I'm looking to garner a consensus, so please feel free to agree with someone else's definition/example, or provide your own. Thanks!
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    Another jesus. Another gospel.

    One of the most astonishing positions held by many of the anti-Adventists I've talked to is that Jesus broke the Sabbath. These people present their jesus with a straight face and insist that he could transgress the law that he was born under with impunity. Their jesus, because he is god, can do...
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    Israel's Example to Us

    1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Warnings From Israel’s History For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. They all ate the same...
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    The New Covenant

    Let's take a look at the new covenant. The promise of a new covenant is made in Jeremiah 31:31-34. Before the author of Hebrews quotes Jeremiah, he first details why there was a need for a new covenant in the first place (see vs 6-8): Hebrews 8:6-13 6 But in fact the ministry Jesus has...
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    Ten Reasons I'm a Sabbatarian (parts 5-10)

    5. Paul Kept the Sabbath Acts 17:2, 3 As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that the Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead. “This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Christ,” he said...
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    Ten Reasons I'm a Sabbatarian (reasons 1-4)

    1. Sabbath as a Memorial Genesis 2:1-3 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he...