If I were still an Adventist I would NOT be playing the role which I am playing for my friend Writer/Director/Producer Daniel Medina Jr. in his upcoming Christian film The Thief in the Night. Since however I’m now a Christian my Salvation is secure and I’m sealed by The Holy Spirit as a Guarantee/Down payment for a certain place in Heaven. No longer do I have to be afraid of falling out of…and climbing into Salvation.
I’ve said this a number of times in the past but that Adventist teaching of salvation is woefully inadequate, Jesus saves By Grace through Faith- PERIOD!
Salvation is not a revolving door, it is not the hokey pokey.
So is the Investigative Judgement Biblical Truth or something else entirely?
What do you think now?
If it’s something else entirely what should you do with it?
Should you continue to believe in it and those who teach it?
Please watch it in HD and pause the video to look up all Bible texts quoted especially in the credits.
What you do with this knowledge is up to you.
After many years of Bible study with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and with a new digital camera I will be tackling issues from my past beliefs and other Biblical topics with Midnight Musings.
In this first episode I take a look at the Adventist Doctrine of ‘Soul Sleep”.
Is it Biblical or does the Bible flatly refute it?
Feel free to comment on my findings below and suggest new topics.
I feel it’s about time to address something very important and very dangerous and unfortunately very real. Adventism is now distancing itself from Christianity-by drawing dramatically close to Islam.
In a recent article from Adventist World.Org Adventist’s claim that Islam shares five opinions with Adventism and that such an understanding means that Adventists are uniquely positioned to reach out and save Muslims. However the article itself seem more to be speaking of joining up with Muslims in their beliefs.
This is happening in the Christian world too and has a name Chrislam.
Let’s take a look at the commonalities between Adventism and Islam which the article states.
One: Belief in Jesus
What does the Bible tell us about our nature? We are born in Sin.
What does it say about how we are? Dead in our sins, aligned with the rulers of darkness.
What does it say about how we can truly be born? One way, the only way, the God-man The Messiah, Christ Jesus.
Can our good works help us get salvation? No. They are fruits OF our salvation.
Are we actually capable of good works? Not while we are dead in our sins.
According to Colossians Chapter 1 the truth is startling and it is the following:
13 He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son He loves.
We are born in SIN, part of the domain of darkness, aligned with the father of lies and at peace in our rebellion. It is only by His Grace and our moving towards Him in faith, our acceptance of the Sacrifice of the Son for us…that we are transferred through the Blood of the Cross to the Kingdom of Jesus Christ!
Praise God for the Gospel!
- The Object of Faith (essentialspurgeon.wordpress.com)
- Who Needs the BLOOD of Jesus? (bloggerfornow.wordpress.com)
The following videos were taken yesterday I especially want to thank Brandon for recording my Testimony.
Praise and Worship
My Testimony: Spiritual War
Hope you are blessed in the praise and saving power of Jesus Christ.
ADDED NEW VIDEO: Mark Martin on Why Christians Worship on Sunday (Short Clip)
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In our third and final look at the Holy Spirit for the time being we’ll be looking at 3 major things that the Holy Spirit does in the life of the believer in greater detail than in the first post in the series.
The Moving of the Holy Spirit
Joh 14:23 Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will go to them and make our home with them.
Joh 14:24 A person who doesn’t love me doesn’t do what I say. I don’t make up what you hear me say. What I say comes from the Father who sent me.
Joh 14:25 “I have told you this while I’m still with you.
Joh 14:26 However, the helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything. He will remind you of everything that I have ever told you.
The first time we talked about the Holy Spirit we covered a great gamut of things, that’s simply because I wanted to reveal to you all of the aspects of the Holy Spirit in that first article. And while I managed to do that I want to now take a closer look at three of the most important aspects of the Holy Spirit. If you are an Adventist this might be new to you, and even if you’re a Christian you might gain a new and deeper understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit.
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Looking at a Few Adventist Issues
There is much discussion that the majority of SDA’s are not Christians, that these wonderful religious people, people that I still call brothers and sisters in Christ are not in fact saved. Unfortunately I believe that the previous statement is 100 percent accurate. As we begin to look at Adventism I, as your guide, am just beginning to realize how interconnected their beliefs are, and this is a huge problem.
It means that in order to get a complete view of Adventist beliefs it will take us a long time, we’ll have to address each doctrine one at a time. Only by breaking down each and every doctrine can we give Adventism a fair shake, in other words a fair hearing. We are doing this because we want to look at all the evidence no matter how long it takes because it is only fair.
In this first post we’re going to look at a few basic issues which need to be addressed before we get into any kind of deep discussion of doctrine.