Statement 1: The Bible
The Church of God (Seventh Day) has always taught, in various forms, “The Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, is God’s inspired Word. Inerrant in its original writing, the Bible is the only authoritative and … Read the rest
The statement of faith, published by the Church of God (Seventh Day) as This We Believe, states, “. . . the Bible is the only authoritative . . . rule of faith and conduct for humanity.” This isn’t just … Read the rest
A journey begins through our statements of faith. The following excerpts are taken from This We Believe: Teachings of the Church of God (Seventh Day).
We recognize that Christianity is marked by diversity in understanding and doctrine. Our … Read the rest
The three stages of Transforming Vision into Reality (TVR) are Jesus as our Savior (justification), Jesus as our Lord (sanctification), and the Great Commission (loving obedience). The Holy Spirit transforms our vision into reality as we focus on Jesus (Stages … Read the rest
The apostle Paul spoke to the Romans of the “goodness and severity of God” (Romans 11:22). These are in response to spiritual choices. He said that those who stayed faithful and built their lives on God himself could expect blessings, … Read the rest
A never-ending angelic choir concert: This was the scene that played in my little brother’s mind when he heard the words “eternity with Christ.” Far from being an enticing prospect, this was actually closer to his greatest nightmare. In his … Read the rest
With the November-December Bible Advocate in your hands and the end of 2017 just a few weeks away, you may be wondering what’s in store for next year. Over the last two years, we’ve dedicated twelve issues to closely examining … Read the rest
As a believer, do you ever feel displaced? I do. I grew up in a small American town where God was honored. Most people went to church. The media disallowed profanity and immorality. We respected the President whether we liked … Read the rest
From the 1920s through the 1980s, many students of prophecy in the Church of God taught that the second coming of Jesus Christ and the battle of Armageddon were inseparable. Further, they taught that when the state of Israel declared … Read the rest
The wonder and mystery of the central gospel message — salvation in Christ — is conveyed throughout the pages of the Bible using six p’s: poetry, prophecy, prose, preaching, praise, and parable.
While perusing Scripture, we may find ourselves … Read the rest