Tag: Jesus

Replacing Jesus with the sabbath, the Adventist way

Crucifixion, from Polittico di Valle Romita

If you listen to what Adventists say about the sabbath, and replace the word “sabbath” with “Jesus”, you hear the truth. If you don’t replace it, you hear false teaching about a day of the week. This has often been pointed out to me, and I’ve found it works a lot of the time. But not alway as clearly as this post on the “Jesus is a Zebra” blog.

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Bible Quiz – the day and hour of Jesus’ return

Ellen White

Was Jesus right or wrong? Was Adventist prophetess Ellen White right or wrong?

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Prerequisites for a National Sunday law

Pope Benedict XVI wearing a camauro

The Catholic Church simply doesn’t have the influence in modern society to get such a law right, even if it wanted to. It will never happen anyway, but if it did, the world would have to change a LOT. It would be an extreme law, requiring a situation much different to that of today.

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Are Adventists really Christian? Are they authentic Trinitarians?

Shield of the Trinity

Until recently, in my mind Seventh-day Adventism was a Christian denomination. An odd one, with strange beliefs that are contrary to biblical teaching, but Christian nonetheless. That opinion is changing. I think that the Catholic Church should investigate Seventh-day Adventism more fully, and consider conditionally baptising anyone entering the Church if their previous baptism was an Adventist one.

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Thus saith Ellen, part 3 – Jesus is not God

Russian Jewelled Icon of Christ Pantocrator

Thus saith Ellen: “The man Christ Jesus was not the Lord God Almighty, yet Christ and the Father are one.”

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Is Jesus God? Part 3

Holy Trinity by Szymon Czechowicz

Now we will go onto the final section: That Jesus can be prayed to and worshipped as God

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Is Jesus God? Part 2

Alpha and Omega

Part 2 – That Jesus is the God of the Old Testament

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Is Jesus God? Part 1

Russian Jewelled Icon of Christ Pantocrator

Adventists believe some strange things. Some Adventists believe even stranger things. There’s a small but vocal group within Adventism that denies the divinity of Jesus Christ, a core teaching of biblical Christianity. Some other groups like the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Christedelphians teach this too.

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The Sabbath ended on a Thursday

The Sacrificial Lamb - Josefa de Ayala, ca 1670

Today, Holy Thursday, is the day that the New Covenant came into being.

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Christmas is Christian

Adoration of the Shepherds, by Gerard van Honthorst, 1622 AD

At this time of the year, when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and the Incarnation of God the Son in human form, scoffers appear. Adventists are amongst these. Some Adventists celebrate Christmas, some don’t. Those who don’t rely on two key arguments – 1) it’s not commanded in the Bible, and no permission is given to do so, and 2) misinformation.

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Halos – pagan or biblical?

Leonardo da Vinci, Benois Madonna

Some Christians dislike halos. That is often just another excuse to dislike the Catholic Church.

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Pope Francis – Jesus’ failure on the cross?

Pope Francis

The wolves (or donkeys, depicted on the right) cannot read, or don’t want to read. They see the words “failure of the cross” and abandon context and honesty in order to promote their nasty agenda. I don’t see how any honest person can read the entire paragraph, notice the words “humanly speaking”, and misunderstand. The wolves bear false witness. It’s what they do.

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Ben Carson, the next US President, and anti-Catholic?

Dr Ben Carson; photo by Gage Skidmore

An Adventist is possibly amongst those running for the throne that is arguably the most powerful position in the world. Dr Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr., a retired neurosurgeon and a Republican, is potentially the next US President. And he is a Seventh-day Adventist.

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Baptism by immersion only?

Baptism of Jesus - Orthodox icon

Adventists baptise only by full immersion (submersion), and they don’t consider other forms of baptism to be real baptisms. They also don’t baptise infants, but that’s another story for another day. As with the Sabbath, Adventism’s doctrine is based on selected texts and not the entire biblical picture. The Catholic Church, on the other hand, …

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The Divinity of Christ, for Jehovah’s Witnesses and others

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

I just found the Y-Jesus site, which has some good arguments as to why Jesus is God, and why Jesus actually did claim to be God. And then Dave Armstrong’s detailed argument, which I’ve mentioned before.

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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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Was Jesus the son of Mary?

The Theotokos, Our Lady of Perpetual Help

The idea that Jesus was not a biological child of Mary is a novelty not supported by the Bible, and merely a reactionary stance.

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