Living

The Law of God

The Ten Commandments reveal God’s will and love for us. Its guidelines tell how to relate to God and others. Jesus lived out the law as both our example and perfect substitute.

The great principles of God’s law are embodied in the Ten Commandments and exemplified in the life of Christ. They express God’s love, will, and purposes concerning human conduct and relationships and are binding upon all people in every age. These precepts are the basis of God’s covenant with His people and the standard in God’s judgment. Through the agency of the Holy Spirit they point out sin and awaken a sense of need for a Saviour. Salvation is all of grace and not of works, and its fruit is obedience to the Commandments. This obedience develops Christian character and results in a sense of well-being. It is evidence of our love for the Lord and our concern for our fellow human beings. The obedience of faith demonstrates the power of Christ to transform lives, and therefore strengthens Christian witness. (Exod. 20:1-17; Deut. 28:1-14; Ps. 19:7-14; 40:7, 8; Matt. 5:17-20; 22:36-40; John 14:15; 15:7-10; Rom. 8:3, 4; Eph. 2:8-10; Heb. 8:8-10; 1 John 2:3; 5:3; Rev. 12:17; 14:12.)

Negotiating with the law

Negotiating with the law

Red and blue lights swirled in my rearview mirror. I pulled over, and the helmeted police officer strode up to my car. He welcomed me to his town and invited me to be his guest at city hall. On the...

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Editorial: More than a god of the gaps

Editorial: More than a god of the gaps

At times I have wondered about the role God plays in the world—where can we see Him at work? People have viewed Him—some still do—as what J. B. Phillips called the "god of the gaps." When you don't...

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Law or Love?

Law or Love?

When they think about Christians, many people think about a lot of stifling rules. They can't party. They can't sleep around. They can't swear or get drunk. They can't go to strip clubs or tell little...

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God’s Ten Commandments

God’s Ten Commandments

Follow along with me on a bit of logic, if you will. The apostle John wrote that "God is love" (1 John 4:8). Jesus Himself said that the greatest of all laws is to "love the Lord your God with all...

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Our beliefs

Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.

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