The Biblical Basis for a Modern Prophet Author: Frank B. Holbrook New Testament support for a continuing prophetic gift. The prophetic gift rests upon the fundamental need for communication to take place between the Deity and the fallen family of humankind. The occult and the category of false prophets are two systems which have functioned […]

Robert Kloosterhuis, Former World Church Vice President, Dies at 87 In ministry he was known to be ahead of his time. By: Penny Brink, Adventist Review  Robert John Kloosterhuis, long-time church administrator and previous vice president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, died on November 3, 2019. He was 87.  Kloosterhuis was born on August 22, 1932, […]

What Does Daniel Chapter 11 Mean? Theologians review and debate Adventist understandings. By: Joe Reeves, Lake Union Conference, and Adventist Review The 2019 Daniel 11 Prophecy Conference hosted by the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church in Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States, presented an opportunity for new understanding of a difficult prophetic passage of the Bible. The October 17-19 […]

Burundi Union president Lamec Barishinga was detained on his way to East-Central Africa Division year-end meetings in Nairobi, Kenya, on October 24. Below is my letter to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Burundi: Dear Seventh-day Adventist brothers and sisters in Burundi, Greetings to you in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The videos and […]

One More Reason Pumpkin Seeds, Walnuts, and Lentils Are Good for You Non-indispensable amino acids are found to benefit cardiovascular health. By: Loma Linda University Health News, and Adventist Review Astudy conducted by researchers in California and France has found that intakes of amino acids largely consisting of indispensable amino acids, such as those found in […]

Abortion Statement: 2019 General Conference Executive Committee by Loren Seibold  |  18 October 2019  | I am not an expert on the ethical questions surrounding abortion, or on the history of this issue in the church. What I’m reporting here is what I heard in Monday’s meeting of the General Conference (GC) Excom, followed up, […]

The Dangers of Demonization and Polarized Thinking By Loren Seibold  |  11 October 2019  | A few months ago, I received an article from someone comparing Elder Ted Wilson to President Donald Trump. The author saw in both of them an authoritarian streak (probably true) but then added numerous other less thoughtful comparisons. I admit that […]

Abortion   Oct 12, 1992 Many contemporary societies have faced conflict over the morality of abortion.* Such conflict also has affected large numbers within Christianity who want to accept responsibility for the protection of prenatal human life while also preserving the personal liberty of women. The need for guidelines has become evident, as the Church […]

More Kenyan Churches Seek to Leave Adventist Conferences 18 October 2019 | The list of Adventist congregations in Kenya leaving General Conference-sanctioned conferences to join the recently-formed and self-appointed Nairobi Cosmopolitan Conference (NCC) is growing. On October 15, the Daily Nation reported that a number of churches in the Trans Mara region of the country seek to […]

Neal Clayton Wilson (July 5, 1920 – December 14, 2010) served as the president of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church from 1979 to 1990. Wilson was head of the North American Division when elected on January 3, 1979, to take the place of the ailing former General Conference president Robert Pierson, who had resigned for reasons of health. […]

Biography of Robert S. Folkenberg Robert S. Folkenberg was born on January 1, 1941 in Santurcee, Puerto Rico to missionary parents. He went to school in Puerto Rico until the fourth grade before finishing elementary school in Cuba. He entered high school in California and ultimately graduated from Milo Adventist Academy in 1958.  Folkenberg first […]

Ted N.C. Wilson(2010-) Jan Paulsen(1999-2010) Robert S. Folkenberg(1990-1999) Neal C. Wilson(1979-1990) Robert H. Pierson(1966-1979) Reuben R. Figuhr(1954-1966) William H. Branson(1950-1954) James L. McElhany(1936-1950) Charles H. Watson(1930-1936) William A. Spicer(1922-1930) Arthur G. Daniells(1901-1922) George A. Irwin(1897-1901) Ole A. Olsen(1888-1897) George I. Butler(1871-1874, 1880-1888) John N. Andrews(1867-1869) James S. White(1865-1867, 1869-1871, 1874-1880) John Byington(1863-1865)

Born the grandson of a Baptist preacher and governor of Vermont, George Butler became the fifth president of the Seventh-day Adventist church. At age nine, he went through the 1844 disappointment with his family. He was converted at the age of 22 through the efforts of J. N. Andrews. In 1859 he settled on a […]

From Great Disappointmentto General Conference The Millerites firmly believed that Jesus Christ’s “second advent” (His second coming to earth) would occur on October 22, 1844. When His second coming did not take place, many Millerites were disillusioned and gave up belief in a literal second advent; but others went back to studying the scriptures. Over […]

Adventist School Is the Best in Norway Tyrifjord videregaende skole students gain the highest grade average across the country. By: Tor Tjeransen, Trans-European Division News Tenth-grade students at a church school in Norway gained the highest grade point average across the country during the past school year, according to statistics recently released by Norwegian education […]