Mark Turner – True Forgiveness 

Mark named this must watch sermon slightly differently,  but to me this was the crux of this sermon: how to forgive as God forgives.  This is a question I have personally struggled with, but Mark gives a description of what true forgiveness is, and shows from the bible how most of us have a slightly skewed version of forgiveness.  Every Christian needs to clearly understand this.

The Holy Spirit – Stephen Bohr

If you have been near facebook in the last 2 years, you will have noticed a number of conservative adventists converting to the “2 person Godhead” view, where Christ is thought to be a created being, and the Holy Spirit is not a distinct being.  Sadly many interactions with these converts end up fruitless for anyone involved in the “discussion”, as it is considered by many to be a salvational issue, and a determination of the church being Babylon.

I personally believe the topic is not that relevant practically, other than the fact that this belief seems to be very divisive.  In this sermon Stephen Bohr shows why the bible and EGW support what we now call the Trinitarian view (though “3 Person God head” woudl possibly be a more accurate name), even though many of the Adventist pioneers of the early church supported other views.  Far from being an argumentative sermon, he shows some amazing faith building truths that show the power we have available through the Holy Spirit.

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Ty Gibson – Reimagining God (The Problem of Pain)

I have to admit I was fairly skeptical about this series, however after watching the first 5 sermons, I was pleasantly surprised.  I cannot be sure about the whole series, however so far, it has been an outstanding series on “the problem of pain” (why is there death and suffering in the world).  Rather than using the same tired and trite arguments, Ty gives an in-depth understanding of this entire question, in a way which I haven’t seen before.

What’s Next? Ben Carson, Trump, Tell The World and Hacksaw Ridge

It has occurred to me this week that prophetically many things are falling into place at this moment in history. I have tried to keep quiet about the upcoming US election on godslastwarning.com, but with the end in sight, ben-carsonsilence is better left for another time.

Firstly, Ben Carson ran as the Republican candidate against Donald Trump. Carson’s campaign and honesty shone a massive spotlight on the Seventh-Day Adventist church, to the point where I saw ‘New York Times’ news articles explaining in detail both ‘Righteousness by Faith’ and the ‘1888 Message’.

Secondly, Mel Gibson (a Catholic) hacksaw0001has immortalised the story of the late Desmond Doss on the big screen. His film ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ (released 24 Oct, 2016) accurately represents Doss’ dedication not only to his country but first and foremost to his God. As a Seventh-Day Adventist during World War 2, Doss faithfully honoured the Sabbath and refused to kill the ‘enemy’. Outstandingly, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ was worthy of a 10 minute standing ovation at its premiere. This is yet another example of the Seventh-Day Adventist church being brought into the spotlight. For more information please visit faithofdoss.com.  For a very brief overview of Desmond Doss’ true-life story click here.

Thirdly, the Seventh-Day Adventist church released ‘Tell The World’ (on youTube on 18 Oct, 2016), a moving, historical reenactment of the Great Disappointment of 1844, and the birth of the Seventh Day Adventist church. The release of this quality production is especially timely since the screenwriters managed to both gracefully and systematically dispel many of the popular myths and objections surrounding the prophetic significance of 1844. ‘Tell The World’ can be viewed free here on youTube. To the cast, crew, volunteers and financial contributors, thank you so much.
img_0003So now we have arrived at potentially one of the greatest turning points in our world’s history. Here are four of the many significant events taking place worldwide.

  1. The Seventh-Day Adventist Church is receiving positive, world-wide publicity.
  2. hillary-clinton-thumbs-upTuesday’s US election could turn the United St483208412-real-estate-tycoon-donald-trump-flashes-the-thumbs-up-jpg-crop_-promo-xlarge2ates into either a Socialist / Communist State, highly hostile to Christianity, or into a combined Church and State government, as predicted in ‘The Great Controversy’ (free download here).
  3. Gay marriage is now legal in the US, sadly bringing condemnation on the teachings of the Bible, and also leading to the persecution of Christians who disagree with same-sex marriage.
  4. And now China and Russia alike are closing down many non state-approved churches, not to mention the many other countries which are enacting similar policies.

So what does this all mean to us as Christians? I personally see these recent events as momentous, a huge shift in ‘world thinking’. These portentous developments could easily bring on the last pages of the Great Controversy, and of the world as we know it.

So, in closing, the big question remains: What are you going to do about it?

We may be entering the last phase of human history. So let us use this time as an opportunity to share with others our love and experience of following Jesus, help others to learn the truth of salvation and prophetic time, and also use this opportunity ourselves to draw nearer to God. Whoever gets into power, whatever laws are passed, whether our faith in Christ is legal or not, we are going to find it harder and harder to share, so get out there while you still can.

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Learn to trust the bible starting at Genesis: Astronomy, Molecular Biology, Archaeology,
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Understanding God – The God Shaped Brain
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