The Atonement

The Atonement

In the Old Testament, God commanded Israel to keep the Day of Atonement every year on the tenth day of the seventh month (Leviticus 16:29, 30; 23:27, 28). On that day, the high priest brought the blood of sacrificed animals … Read the rest

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Confronted by Grace

Confronted by Grace

For centuries, the Jews had faithfully worshipped in their synagogues each Sabbath, hoping and waiting for the Messiah to come (John 1:41; 4:25). Their prophets were silent because there had been no word from God for four hundred years. Into … Read the rest

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Sisters of Faith Medley

Sisters of Faith Medley

I Am Clean

It all started at a daycare. The position I got wasn’t the one I expected, but I loved it — playing with, feeding, consoling children. At this time in my life, I had good friends, a great … Read the rest

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Transforming Vision into Reality

Transforming Vision into Reality

The Church of God (Seventh Day) has a vision of a vibrant 21st century church. In the previous two Bible Advocate issues we explored two elements of that vision: Christ Centered and Bible Based. Since many of you … Read the rest

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For Sarah's Sake

For Sarah’s Sake

With the May-June Sola Fide issue in readers’ hands and the July-August Sola Gratia edition wrapping up, I’m thinking today about the inseparable union of grace and faith, particularly witnessed in the first family of faith, Abraham and Sarah.

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How Can I Know?

How Can I Know?

After ten months of unemployment, I was finally being offered a great job. But there were strings attached — more like one big rope. Accepting this job required that I uproot my life and move twelve hundred miles north. Thinking … Read the rest

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An Influential Faith

An Influential Faith

Taking in the world around me, I can’t help but dream of being a conduit of healing and change. I see these things that aren’t right with the world, and I want to make them right. I know I’m … Read the rest

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God Forbid!

God Forbid!

How else are we to relate to our Creator and Redeemer than by faith? Do we possess something — something other than faith — that recommends us to our Lord and Savior? If we stand at all, we stand by … Read the rest

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Once a Prisoner

Once a Prisoner

Romans 3:9-20 contains a simple formula to remember: God is salvation; the rest of us are in need of salvation. In these verses, Paul lays out a solid foundation for his teaching of salvation by grace through faith. He implies … Read the rest

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Living and Dying Well

Living and Dying Well

My cell phone rang at a stoplight. “It’s cancer.” My body sagged into itself. Though my husband had gotten work, we were still digging out from the financial reversals of a layoff. How would we afford cancer? How was I … Read the rest

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