Talking TULIP

Talking TULIP

As we begin a yearlong journey exploring our Statement of Faith, we consider profound questions related to the relationship between God and humanity. Central to such discussions is the Calvinist vs. Arminian debate, which raises questions regarding God’s will, human … Read the rest

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Yahweh: God Shares His Name

Yahweh: God Shares His Name

Considering our “Knowing God” theme, there is no better word to explore in this first “In a word” feature than the personal name of God. Found about 6,800 times in the Old Testament, much mystery and meaning surround the Tetragrammaton, … Read the rest

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Holy Spirit Formed

Holy Spirit Formed

This we believe:

The Holy Spirit is the promised divine helper who proceeds from the Father and Son. The Spirit is God’s presence and power in the world and indwells believers. By the Holy Spirit, God inspired and illuminates the … Read the rest

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How to Study God

How to Study God

“There weren’t a lot of books on leadership in those days, so I studied leadership by reading biographies of leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr.” When my mentor shared how he had studied leadership as a young … Read the rest

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Of Pharaoh and Pharmaceuticals

Of Pharaoh and Pharmaceuticals

Bondage is no archaic reality; it’s alive and well. This fact has been impressed on me repeatedly this week.

First, my daily Bible readings have taken me through the early chapters of Exodus and the last chapters of Galatians. Bondage Read the rest

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A Sun and Shield

A Sun and Shield

King David certainly had a way with words — not just in the eloquence and poetry of many of the psalms he composed, but also in the way he could pack so much meaning into even a short expression. “The … Read the rest

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Foundations of Faith

Foundations of Faith

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

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Biblical Authority

Biblical Authority

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

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This We Believe

This We Believe

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

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The Great Commission

The Great Commission

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

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