Thursday, October 31, 2013

Seventh-day Adventists in the News│October 2013

President Obama greets Seventh-day Adventist Brian Cladoosby, President and Chairman of the Swinomish Nation│White House Tribal Nations Conference, Washington DC, Dec 5, 2012Photo: Larry Downing-Reuters

▲ Seventh-day Adventist Tribal Chairman, Brian Cladoosby, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community elected new National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President. NADAPDIndian Country TodaySwinomish Indian Tribal CommunityUSA, Oct 30


From second left: Carol Dunbar, Senior Sales and Revenue Manager at Holiday Inn Sunspree Resorts; Densill Sinclair, Director of Operations, Jamaica Customs, Sangster International Airport, and Marlon Tingling, Public Relations Manager, Grand Palladium Jamaica Resorts and Spa, are joined by Nigel Coke, Religious Liberty Director and Director of Communications at the Jamaica Union of Seventh-Day Adventists (left), and Pastor Astor Bowers, President, West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, after accepting plaques on behalf of their respective companies for facilitating Adventists in their employ to observe the Sabbath. Photo: Philllip Lemonte│Jamaica Observer

▲ Defend religious liberty. "Religious Liberty Festival held under the theme “Protecting our Rights, while preparing for the Conflict." West Jamaica Conference Centre in Montego Bay. Jamaica Observer│Jamaica, Oct 31

Let’s build a society of tolerance. Ghana News Agency│Ghana, Oct 30

• Seventh Day Adventist church celebrates 125th anniversary in Ghana. Ghana Web│Ghana, Oct 29

Christians urged to live life worth emulating. Ghana Web│Ghana, Oct 29

Benjamin R. Tillman: 'Mr. Pathfinder' worked with church's youth. "Benjamin R. "Bennie" Tillman, known to Seventh-day Adventists across the country as "Mr. Pathfinder" for his work with the church's youth groups, died Friday following a massive stroke. He was 77.  Tillman devoted much of his life to the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Pathfinder Club ...". Apopka Seventh Day Adventist Church, Apopka FL Orlando SentinelLegacyChicago Tribune│USA, Oct 28

The First Woman Conference President Elected, Makes Adventist History. Sandra Roberts Elected President of Southeastern California Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. See all the Adventist Report coverage│USA, Oct 27

Halloween History and the Bible. By Bodie Hodge

In the United States (and other countries), Halloween has become one of the most popular unofficial holidays. On the up side, retail sales boost the economy around this holiday.1

On the down side, the holiday has become a time of increased crime in many places (especially arson and other acts of violence) on Halloween night as well as the night before. Even the author’s house was robbed one Halloween by forced entry. So, although the retail industry loves Halloween, many police officers and insurance companies dread it! Of course, there is also a tremendous amount of occult activity associated with this holiday.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Creation: The Earth is a Witness.


Watch "The Creation: The Earth is a Witness," a day-by-day account of the biblical creation week, beginning with darkness before God created light and ending with Moses, the author of the Genesis account of creation, and his son, worshipping God on the seventh-day Sabbath. Seventh-day Adventist filmmaker Henry Stober spent four years filming the movie around the world ... more

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

At Least 9,900 People Have Died From Guns In The U.S. Since The Newtown Shooting. By Dominique Mosbergen

Jillian Soto uses a phone to get information about her sister, Victoria Soto, a teacher at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, after a gunman killed over two dozen people, including 20 children. Victoria Soto, 27, was among those killed. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
On Dec. 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza -- armed with his mother's guns -- stormed into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and murdered 20 children and six adult members of staff. As the nation mourned in the wake of that unthinkable tragedy, many citizens and lawmakers raised their voices to demand stricter gun control laws, President Obama vowed to use his power to curb gun violence. "We're not doing enough," he said at a December vigil. "And we will have to change." Tragically, change has been slow in coming.

According to Slate's gun deaths tally project, at least 9,901 gun-related deaths in the United States have been reported by the media since the Newtown shooting.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Atonement: Purification Offering│Lesson 5, October 26–November 1


Read for This Week’s Study: 2 Chron. 33:12-13; 2 Sam. 14:1–11; Lev. 4:27–31; Jer. 17:1; Lev. 10:16–18; Mic. 7:18–20.

Memory Text: “Knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ” (1 Peter 1:18, 19, NASB).

Central Study Hour with Doug Batchelor at the Sacramento Central Church│Amazing Facts

... and 5 more videos: Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class; Bible Study Class, with Timothy R. Jennings; Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn Russell; Sabbath School University; and Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris.

Friday, October 25, 2013

The incredible story of Pope Francis and a young Seventh-day Adventist

Pope Francis leans on shoulder of 16-year-old Seventh-Day Adventist at Ecumenical gathering

It happened on June 29, 2006, at Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The then Cardinal and Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, participating at an ecumenical meeting with Protestants, when they took this picture. It is shown resting his head while is embraced by Juan Francisco Taborda, a young seventh-day adventist praying into Bergoglio's ear.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Lessons From the Sanctuary│Lesson 4, October 19-25


Read for This Week’s Study: Exod. 40:9-10; Lev. 19:2; 1 Pet. 1:14–16; Exod. 31:2–11; Rom. 3:25–28 1 Kings 8:31–53; Ps. 73:1–17.

Memory Text: “ ‘Let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them’ ” (Exodus 25:8, NASB).

Central Study Hour with Doug Batchelor at the Sacramento Central Church│Amazing Facts

... and 5 more videos: Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class; Bible Study Class, with Timothy R. Jennings; Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn Russell; Sabbath School University; and Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Apocalypse Market Is Booming. By Steve Almond


When I was a kid, one of my first literary obsessions was the 1953 sci-fi classic “Childhood’s End,” by Arthur C. Clarke. As the novel opens, a race of aliens called the Overlords has appeared. Rather than decimating humankind, they foster unprecedented peace and prosperity. Only decades later does their true purpose emerge: to recruit Earth’s children into a single cosmic entity called the Overmind, which represents the summed consciousness of all the civilizations in the universe. What begins as a utopian collaboration ends with the planet itself evaporating in a pulse of light.

I cannot begin to convey how heavy I found all this as a 14-year-old stoner.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Peak soil: Why nutrition is disappearing from our food. By Monica Nickelsburg

The secret to good health may start with dirt


The fountain of youth may be made of dirt. 

So supposes Steve Solomon in The Intelligent Gardner: Growing Nutrient-Dense Food. He asserts that most people could "live past age 100, die with all their original teeth, up to their final weeks, and this could all happen if only we fertilize all our food crops differently." It's a bold statement, but mounting evidence suggests that remineralization could be the definitive solution to our nutrient-light diet.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sacrifice│Lesson 3, October 12-18


Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 3:9–21; Exod. 12:21–27; Lev. 2:1–3; Gen. 22:1–19; Lev. 17:10-11; Phil. 4:18.

Memory Text: “I urge you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship” (Romans 12:1, NASB).

Central Study Hour with Doug Batchelor at the Sacramento Central Church│Amazing Facts

... and 5 more videos: Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class; Bible Study Class, with Timothy R. Jennings; Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn Russell; Sabbath School University; and Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

“Heaven” on Earth│Lesson 2, October 5–11





Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 1:31–2:3; Exod. 39:32, 43; 25:9; Heb. 8:5; John 2:19–21; 1 Cor. 3:16-17; Rev. 21:1–22.

Memory Text: “Who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, ‘See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain’” (Hebrews 8:5, NKJV).

Central Study Hour with Doug Batchelor at the Sacramento Central Church│Amazing Facts

... and 5 more videos: Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class; Bible Study Class, with Timothy R. Jennings; Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn Russell; Sabbath School University; and Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris.