January 2007 archive

“The Sabbath, is of utmost importance!!”

South Arabian Sabbath lamp

One of the comments there is worth highlighting. It’s a wonderful example of how the Sabbath gets read into the New Testament Christian life without biblical support. “Sure, Korsman is right about there being no command in the New Testament to keep the Sabbath, and no clear cases where the New Testament Christians kept it …” Stark admission. But that’s where it ends.

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The Sabbath in the Gospels

Adventists tell us that the Bible commands Sabbath keeping for Christians. All the verses mentioning the Sabbath in the New Testament (apart from the Gospels) are discussed [link]. Not one commands Sabbath observance, and not one gives an example of Christians keeping the Sabbath.

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Biblical proof the Jesus is God

Divine Mercy icon, Byzantine style

On Dave Armstrong’s blog there is a post containing a tremendous amount of evidence for the divinity of Christ. If you’ve got Jehovah’s Witnesses or Christadelphians or other Arian religions to deal with, this is really worth reading.

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A positive Adventist experience of Catholicism

Icon of Christ Crucified, chapel of San Damiano, near Assisi

Maybe this is too progressive for some. But the ProgressiveAdventism blog has taken a look at how Catholic practices are seen as positive experiences by some Adventists … all the way down to liturgical chants.

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Adventist prophecy limited to the West

Daniel's Answer to the King

A few interesting comments on Adventism and prophecy …

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Just what is the Mass anyway?

Tridentine Mass celebrated on Palm Sunday in the chapel of Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. Photo by John Stephen Dwyer

For those who find the Mass somewhat strange, and wonder where on earth we got it from, the answer is short – it’s based on Jewish liturgies, importantly the Passover seder.

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Detailed Bacchiocchi analysis on the XCG blog

On the XCG blog, Jared has compiled an extremely detailed analysis of Bacchiocchi’s two responses to the Gregorian Controversy. What interests me the most is the Imprimi Potest. There is a detailed discussion of the Imprimatur/Imprimi Potest at XCG, comment 91. How did it turn into an Imprimatur?

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