commandments

Compelled

What compels you? What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you to act? These questions arise whenever I read 2 Corinthians 5. This passage so captivates me that I plan to write six articles on it in this year’s Bible Advocate. It’s compelling, not the least because it begins with Paul saying […]

How do we know what is abolished from the old covenant?

How do we know what is abolished from the old covenant? Is Leviticus 19:19 still binding?   We should recognize a basic tension in the New Testament. On one side, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable . . . for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). And Jesus says, “It […]

Thoughts on the Sabbath School Lesson

LESSON FOR FEBRUARY 6, 1937 TRUE LOVE Scripture Reading: 1 John 3:9-16. Golden Text: 1 John 3:11. Last week we learned from the first verse of the reading, 1 John 3:1, that we are children of God by adoption, that is, God calls us His children. Now with the beginning of the reading we have […]

Joining The Dance

Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure (Psalm 103:21). Here we are “in-between” again. . . . In the most recent Bible Advocate, our theme is the Royal Law. In the July-August BA, out later this month, we’re looking at Christian Living. Sabbath and marriage are two divine […]

Walking in Covenant

Some say the Old Testament reads like an adventure novel, full of intrigue, spies, cliffhangers, and plot twists. Others struggle through the “begats” scattered throughout Genesis, then run headlong into Leviticus, where the sense of adventure is lost completely. The thirty-nine books that constitute the Old Testament can, on a cursory read, seem intimidating at […]