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Month: July 2016

The Three Sabbaths

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER THREE- Part XLIX

The Three Sabbaths

There are generally three “sabbaths” over which Judeo-Christianity is still currently divided over. These do not include the ceremonial “new moon sabbaths” which were celebrated monthly, not weekly or yearly as with the seven annual sabbaths under the ceremonial law. The new moon sabbaths were based on a lunar calendar. It’s interesting to note that the Islamic Lunar calendar has 12 months also. Both the sun and Read more

Christianity, the State, and the Sunday-sabbath

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER THREE- Part XLVIII

 Christianity, the State, and the Sunday-sabbath

 

Thomas Jefferson, that “illustrious son of Virginia, who finally succeeded in separating church and state in that commonwealth and establishing religious freedom for all men, has this to say of its early history:”

     “The first settlers [of Virginia] were emigrants from England, of the English Church, just at a point of time when it was flushed with victory over the religions of all other persuasions. Possessed, as they became, of the powers of making, administering, and executing the laws, they showed equal intolerance in this country with their Presbyterian brethren who had emigrated to the northern government . . . . Read more

Will a “Christian” sharia-like Theocracy arise in America?

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 Biblical Numerology: NUMBER THREE- Part XLVII

 Will a “Christian” sharia-like Theocracy arise in America?

Let’s consider the matter in the light of ecclesiastical history—during the time of Christ, the Dark Ages in the Old World, and in America during its fledgling years:  First, my favorite author, Ellen G. White, penned the following based on Luke 17: 20-22:

     “Some of the Pharisees had come to Jesus demanding ‘when the kingdom should come.’ More than three years had passed since John the Baptist gave the message that like of a trumpet call had sounded through the land, Read more

The 1888 Crises

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER THREE- Part XLVI

The 1888 Crises

Two major crises had reached a head in this watershed year, both directly bearing upon the message and work of proclaiming the third and the fourth angel’s messages of  Revelation 14: 6-12; 18: 1-5. One was in Adventism of the Advent Movement, the other in U.S. Congress. Both took place in America, the symbolical beast with lamb-like horns of Revelation 13.  At first blush, the Adventist crisis had nothing to do with anyone outside the pale of Adventism, until we briefly review church history. Read more

Spiritual Liberty Not Legal Tolerance

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Biblical Numerology: NUMBER THREE- Part XLV

 Spiritual Liberty Not Legal Tolerance

MAIN QUOTE FOR THIS ISSUE: “What other nations call religious tolerance, we call religious rights. They are not exercised in virtue of governmental indulgence, but as rights, of which government cannot deprive any portion of citizens, however small. Despotic power may invade those rights, but justice still confirms Read more