Does doing your own thing, does it really make you happy?

I was pondering today while doing the ironing the whole “do what thou wilt” philosophy that Aleister Crowley advocated and how it has morphed into the current zeitgeist. Do your own thing, do what you want, all these are the principals that underlying current culture.

At face value they may appear to offer happiness, joy and pleasure. But do they actually deliver?

This school of thought gives rise to an uncontrolled appetite. And by appetite, I don’t merely mean for food. Continue reading

A Quick Thought On The End Of The World

I was contemplating the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD this morning and another parallel with the end of the world occurred to me.

For seven years a man continued to go up and down the streets of Jerusalem, declaring the woes that were to come upon the city. By day and by night he chanted the wild dirge, “A voice from the east; a voice from the west; a voice from the four winds; a voice against Jerusalem and the temple; a voice against the bridegroom and the bride; and a voice against all the people.” This strange being was imprisoned and scourged; but no complaint escaped his lips. To insult and abuse he answered only, “Woe to Jerusalem! woe, woe to the inhabitants thereof!” His warning cry ceased not until he was slain in the siege he had foretold. {GC88 30.3}

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Blood on the veil

Christ is waiting with longing desire for the manifestation of Himself in His church. When the character of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own. – {COL 69.1}

We all know the statement, but Why is this the case?

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The Sanctuary

So we had to work back late at work this evening because of stock take. While we were going around doing the scan one of my colleagues was quizzing me on what why I believe what I do. He ended up getting me to explain the Sanctuary to him. It was actually very interesting as he repeated back what i was saying and simplified it very clearly which was rather startling.

As SDA’s we believe that the Feast of Yom Kippur, Also known as the day of Atonement or the Cleansing of the Sanctuary has been underway since Oct 22 1844.

And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. (Dan 8:14)

That the sins of those who accept Christ by faith are transferred buy merit of his blood to the sanctuary and the record of them is on/against the veil that hangs between the Holy and Most Holy Place. Since 1844 Christ has commenced the work of removing the record of those sins and he will not return until the last Christian’s character is perfected and his Sins are blotted out.

My colleague described the matter along the lines of “So Jesus is cleaning the curtains in heaven and you guys are still messing them up, and he can’t come back until you stop making them dirty.”

 Christ is waiting with longing desire for the manifestation of Himself in His church. When the character of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own.  {COL 69.1} 

It was fascinating to see someone who doesn’t profess any flavor of Christianity grasp a concept that so many other Christians fail to understand.

Do you know the 2nd Angels Message?

Many who embraced the third message had not had an experience in the two former messages. Satan understood this, and his evil eye was upon them to overthrow them; but the third angel was pointing them to the most holy place, and those who had had an experience in the past messages were pointing them the way to the heavenly sanctuary. Many saw the perfect chain of truth in the angels’ messages, and gladly received them in their order, and followed Jesus by faith into the heavenly sanctuary. These messages were represented to me as an anchor to the people of God. Those who understand and receive them will be kept from being swept away by the many delusions of Satan. {EW 256.2}

I came across this sermon, probably the most clear presentation of the 2nd Angels message i’ve ever heard.

Come Out Of Her My People – Charles Fitch on Advent Audio