"The doctrine was accepted at the end of the 19th century following the publication of The Desire of Ages. The idea that it was not accepted prior to 1980 is fake news (to put it in modern parlance).
Sis. White wrote in The Desire of Ages…"
"It's an interesting topic, rob. I remember that you used to post a lot about pictograms in Hebrew.
I was with a group of Jews this evening, celebrating Hanukah, and the conversation turned to translations of the Tanakh, particularly the KJV. I…"
"Rob said, "why are Jews different in their theology on the state of the dead"
Which, if you don't mind, I would shorten further to, "why are Jews different in their theology"?
One has to consider the effect that the…"
"Elijah said, "could you see sleep as a time of waiting?"
Perhaps Job answers that question best. In relation to death he says, "If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness." (Job 17:13)
"If a man…"
See: John 11:11-14
"These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.Howbeit Jesus spake of…"
"You will note that James' argument boils down to following feelings rather than the Word of God. This is a very dangerous and unsafe argument - particularly if it contradicts God's Word.
"To the law and to the testimony: if they speak…"
"James said, "If you received that you would know that you know that you know whether I am part of the body of Christ or not. You would not be judging by the flesh and by carnality and bias."
So you are condemning us for following the…"