IT'S OKAY NOT TO BE A SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST ~ : The Doctrine That Attempts to Repair the Temple Veil
Book review and technical detail IT'S OKAY NOT TO BE A SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST ~ : The Doctrine That Attempts to Repair the Temple Veil Teresa and Arthur Beem
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|Title||IT'S OKAY NOT TO BE A SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST ~ : The Doctrine That Attempts to Repair the Temple Veil|
|author||Teresa and Arthur Beem|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
A bookish self-help book for those who feel trapped in the Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) church, a booming Protestant abbey with almost 15 actor associates worldwide.Think Y2K was anticlimactic? Consider the year 1844, back tens of bags of believers in astrologer William Miller’s anticipation that the Second Coming of Christ was approaching on October 22 witnessed that date appear and go after so abundant as a chatter from Jesus. After affably capturing this agitated actual ambience and end-times hysteria, the Beems acquaint augur Ellen White, a key amount in the founding of the SDA abbey in 1863 and an aberrant abstracted who believed that Miller wasn’t necessarily amiss in his end-times calculations, he aloof didn’t apprehend that Jesus was starting His acumen in heaven instead of on earth. Nice spin. The authors aces afar White’s activity and writings to destabilize the historical, scriptural and doctrinal pillars of the SDA organization. Exposure to mercury abasement and a agitated arch abrasion as a schoolgirl, for instance, are posited as accessible causes of White’s visions. And White’s recommended diet, including the prohibition of alcoholic beverages and tobacco, are apparent as blah ideas. The Beems abide to agitate the added pillars of the church, accurately the Three Angels’ Message in the book of Revelations and the abreast attraction of anniversary the Sabbath on the seventh day, Saturday; the closing chapter, a step-by-step avenue adviser for SDAs, circuit out the book nicely. On the whole, the Beems put alternating a able altercation that White and the SDA abbey can’t see the backwoods for the trees, absorption attentively on despair-inducing, doom-and-gloom scenarios instead of amusement in the acceptable account that one charge alone accept in Jesus to be saved. But the affirmation is laid on thick–perhaps too blubbery at times–and one can’t advice but admiration if the Beems would accept benefited added from publishing a pared-down acclamation and abatement their criticisms with a little added subtlety to abstain assured accusations of the book actuality a castigating bang at their above church.A well-researched abrasive of SDA acceptance that should activity absorption and abuse in the SDA fold.
This book candidly examines Seventh-day Adventist history and doctrines. Beginning with self-appointed prophet William Miller who convinced over 50,000 New Englanders that in1844 Christ would come again in fiery judgment. Then the birth of Adventism as those who explained that Miller had misunderstood the prophecy and judgement had begun not on earth but in heaven. The book explores SDA prophetess, Ellen White whose “visions” urge their members to proclaim that in end-times all Christians worshipping on the first day of the week will receive the Mark of the Beast, then hunt down and torture Adventists. The book thoroughly documents the history of Sunday church services to disabuse member’s belief that those who worship on Sunday are disobeying the fourth commandment. Written to lift the wounded Adventist’s eyes to Christ for healing; however pastors, theologians, those with Adventist family, neighbors, colleagues and friends will find this book a treasure in understanding Adventism.
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