Category: Education

861 – Roots of Truth: Dust to Dust

We need to understand what the Bible teaches about people when they die: what happens to them? where do they go? An understanding of what Scripture teaches about the state of the dead, is the Christian’s defense against the deception of end time spiritualism. The cornerstone of this understanding is Genesis 2:7 and 3:19

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The Great Controversy

The great controversy of Daniel 1 was not over the curriculum (Change 1), it was not over the change of name (Change 2), it was over diet (Change 3), and it is deliberately recorded for us that we may sense in these last days the ultra-importance of temperance, not just what we eat, but how much we eat. Those boys had such a solid foundation in the Hebrew Scriptures that they could sustain anything else to which they were exposed and see the error and the flaws.  What Nebuchadnezzar chose and to him it must have been an act of kindness to these boys to give them the very highest that Babylon had to offer with regard to diet. But the very best of this world is not good enough for the child of God! Christ won that victory over appetite for us and for Himself, when the Devil tempted Him in the desert. So, Ellen White writes, “Intemperance, failure to control appetite whether for food or sensual urges lies at the foundation of all moral evils known to man” and “the controlling power of appetite will prove the ruin of thousands who if they had conquered on this point, would have had the moral power to gain the victory over every other temptation”.

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