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Victory? Yes! But How?

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How do you beat sin? Like, seriously? And just to be clear, I'm not talking about petty stuff like dropping a cuss word once in a blue or eating a bit too much ice cream (I know no sin is technically petty but bear with me here). I'm talking about the serious stuff that messes with your head. I'm talking about the stuff that you beg God to take away over and over again and it doesn't go. I'm talking about the times where you stay in the shower for an hour hoping the water cleanses not only your body but your soul. The stuff that leaves you feeling defeated, despondent and broken. The stuff you hate to do after you've done it, but love to do before you do it. The stuff James was talking about when he wrote,

The Hole in Adventism (part 7)

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In the previous post we explored Adventisms (ADM) Meta and Macro narratives in more detail and looked at how ADM's presuppositions impact the way in which the narrative progresses. In today's post we will close the series by putting all of these elements together into the Micro-narrative and seeing how they impact ADM's covenant thought. In the end, it is my hope that the reader will have a greater knowledge of ADM's continuity with traditional protestant covenantal thought and also of the unique elements it brings to the table.

The Hole in Adventism (part 6)

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In the previous post we began exploring the uniqueness in Adventism (ADM) beginning with its presuppositions. In this post we will look at how those presuppositions impact the way in which ADM understands the narrative of scripture. We will focus on the Meta and Macro-narratives today. In the next and final post we will bring it all together into the Micro-narrative.

The Hole in Adventism (part 5)

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In the previous post, the theological landscape of Adventism (henceforth ADM) was placed within a covenantal thought framework. This was done in order to identify where ADM fits regarding the continuum of covenantal thought. The conclusion placed Adventism closest to the views espoused by the 2nd London Baptist Confession, a covenantal framework that falls under the tradition of the Presbyterians, Congregationalists, and Baptists known as "Covenantalism". The post concluded by sharing some points on how this identification is helpful for the church.

The Hole in Adventism (part 4)

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In the previous posts, we reviewed the major systems of covenantal thought in the protestant tradition. In today's post, we will begin to explore where Adventism sits in this continuum of covenantal thought.