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Sinfulness is the state of being out of harmony with God and His law of love. It is a condition characterized by fear and selfishness, qualities that drive our carnal natures and lead us into acts of sin. But why are sinfulness and sin so bad? Let’s take a look…Read More
Much like physical pain, God designed the conviction of guilt to alert us to danger and to protect us from injury. If you touch a blazing hot stove and feel pain, the pain is not “bad”—rather, it immediately alerts you that something damaging is happening. The pain is designed to get you to quickly pull away your hand in order to minimize the damage. If you are especially sensitive, you might even feel the heat before you touch the stove and avoid being burned at all.Read More
What goes through your mind when you hear the word “law”?
Doubtless, you probably first think about the rules that govern our society—like the laws against theft or going over the speed limit. Maybe you even thought about the Ten Commandments. But perhaps you also thought of the laws that govern our universe, like the laws of gravity and motion.
So many voices. So many interpretations. How do you uncover truth?Read More
In order for a law to be a design law, it must be a principle (or protocol) upon which reality operates. As such it will be testable — with reproducible, consistent, constant, and predictable results. In other words, it is non-changing and the consequences when violated are inherent to the law itself, not arbitrarily decreed.Read More
The Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church was founded not only upon the belief in the imminent return of Jesus, but also upon the idea that the church has a special mission to take a specific message to the world as part of preparing the world for the second coming of Christ.Read More
There are seven levels of understanding right and wrong (moral decision-making). Because God is love, God speaks to each person at their level of development, just as a parent speaks to their children in different ways at various stages of development. A parent explains things differently to a 3 year old than to a 30 year old. So does God.Read More
Many times, on theological topics like justice, judgment, atonement, satisfaction, etc., we encounter conflicts with those who oppose or do not appreciate what we are saying. Comparing how these and other key words are defined under the two opposing law constructs, Imposed Law vs Design Law, will help clear up the apparent conflict.Read More
Have you ever wondered how a God of love could burn His children in tormenting flames? Are you afraid of burning for all eternity in the consuming fires (or perhaps just as long as one deserves before God kills)? Have ideas like this interfered with your relationship with God? Would you love your spouse more if you believed they would murder you if you disobeyed them?Read More