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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Programming of Life 2: Earth (full documentary)

Programming of Life 2, is an outstanding followup to the original programming of life (follow link for full video) which thoroughly debunks the concept of naturalism in a respectful and methodical way, without bringing in the concept of God, but rather allowing people to draw their own conclusions from the facts available.

This 30 minute followup documentary continues the same line of argument to the “anthropic principle” or the concept of fine tuning of the earth.  These two documentaries would be perfect to show in a school environment in areas where that is possible… if not, in your church would be a great place to play this, given a lack of understanding on the issue of origins is sited as the number 1 reason children leave the faith.

The only thing I will say is: Hugh Ross is a progressive creationist who is mentioned in this video, and while I agree with what was mentioned, I in no way support his position of an old earth.  For those who have questions of the age of the earth being compatible with Christianity, I suggest you watch “noah’s flood, washing away the millions of years

But with that qualification, this is an outstanding production and well worth your time:

Tell The World – Full Movie

There are many myths and misconceptions as to what actually happened in 1844 and the beginnings of the Seventh Day Adventist church.  “Tell The World” gives a summary of what happened and why it happened, in an entertaining and clear way.  I was actually very impressed by the quality of this production.  Well worth the watch regardless of your denomination.

If you wish to dig deeper into this story and history, I recommend you read or listen to “The Great Second Advent Movement” which can be found for free in our audiobooks section.

 

The Biblical Dinner – Historical Reenactment of the Last Supper

Thanks to Leonardo Da Vinci, and the book named after him, we have some very inaccurate views of the last supper.  This DVD shows us what the last supper would have looked like based on historical evidence of the time.  In doing so, you get a far clearer understanding of many of the symbols Christ performed during his last meal with his disciples.   Don’t let the poor quality fool you, this is a very powerful video.