This series of presentations is on the pre-millennial kingdom of glory. It is a little known fact that a large segment of the Bible has been ignored by most Seventh-day Adventists, and as a result have caused us as a people to spiritualize away and ignore some of the most plain teachings of Holy Scriptures.
The presentation (below) is the first part of a sermon on Daniel chapter 2.
The presentation (below) is the second part of a sermon on Daniel chapter 2.
In preparation for these Bible studies, I would encourage you to examine the foundations for understanding YHWH’s promises.
Working Principles of Understanding Yahweh’s Promises
- The Bible is an Inspired Book; it is Its own interpreter:
- “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of Yahweh spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (2 Pet. 1:19-21)
- “All Scripture is given by inspiration of Yahweh, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction for instruction in righteousness.” (2 Tim. 3:16)
- Yahweh is a Covenant keeping God; He keeps His Promises; He does not lie:
- “Know, therefore, that Yahweh is your Father, He is Mighty. He is the Faithful Father Who keeps His covenant and mercy for a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His Laws.” Deut. 7:9
- “Yahweh is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” (Num. 23:19)
- “For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” (Mal. 3:6)
- “Every good and perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (James 1:17)
- “In hope of eternal life, which Yahweh, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.” (Tit. 1:2)
- The Writings of Ellen White alone cannot be used as sufficient proof for doctrine:
- “To the law [Torah] and to the testimony [of the prophets]: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” (Isa. 8:20)
- “Surely Yahweh will do nothing but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7)
- “The testimonies of Sister White should not be carried to the front. God’s Word is the unerring standard. The testimonies are not to take the place of the Word. Great care should be exercised by all believers to advance these Questions carefully, and always stop when you have said enough. Let all prove their positions from the Scriptures and substantiate every point they claim as truth from the revealed Word of God.” (Evangelism, p. 256)
- “Our position and faith is in the Bible. And never do we want any soul to bring in the Testimonies ahead of the Bible.” (Evangelism, p. 256)
- “The Bible, and the Bible alone, is to be our creed, the sole bond of union; all who bow to this Holy Word will be in harmony. Our own views and ideas must not control our efforts. Man is fallible, but God’s Word is infallible. Instead of wrangling with one another, let men exalt the Lord. Let us meet all opposition as did our Master, saying ‘It is written’. Let us lift up the banner on which is inscribed, The Bible our rule of faith and discipline.” (Selected Messages, Book 1, p. 416)