Finding the Gospel in Adventist Publications

By Roger DeLozier (Originally printed in the Winter/Spring 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 12) Ellen White in her book Steps to Christ said “But Christ has made a way of escape for us. He lived on earth amid trials and temptations such as we have to meet. He lived a sinless life. He died for us, and now He offers to take our sins and give us His righteousness. If you … Continue reading

Don’t Talk to Strangers: Examining Conversations with God for Teens

(Originally printed in the Winter/Spring 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 8) God is a pool of energy; there is no certain age or time for sexual initiation; there is no right or wrong, our main purpose is to remember we are actually God; and after death, we will lose our individual distinctions in The Oneness, but then become individualized and be born again, a cycle to repeat for eternity. If one … Continue reading

What is THIS doing in an Apologetics Journal?

(Originally printed in the Summer 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 13) by Mike J. Knowles Does any of this sound familiar? Living day to day, minute to minute, wondering if it will ever get any better, wondering if the hurt and despair will ever stop. Not wanting to get out of bed in the morning (afternoon?) because of not wanting to face another day of loneliness and depression. “If anyone really … Continue reading

For Crying Out Loud: A Book Review

(Originally printed in the Summer 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 8) Looking at Bill Gothard’s Book The Power of Crying Out: When Prayer Becomes Mighty We1 remember sitting in our little church singing the old hymn Power in the Blood. Our pastor led the congregation with great vigor. “There is power, power, wonder-working power in the blood of the lamb.” This old hymn recites the truth that all power ultimately is … Continue reading

Wildly Unbiblical

(Originally printed in the Summer 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 1) Real Men Don’t Hug Unless… {All “real men” would answer C’ to the posed questions.} 1. Alien beings from a highly advanced society visit the earth. You are the first human they have encountered: and as a token of inter-galactic friendship, they present you with a small but incredibly sophisticated device that is capable of curing all diseases, provide an … Continue reading

Dani Does Church

(Originally printed in the Fall 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 18) When I was young, there was a time the Russians occupied Cuba and threatened the United States. I learned of this in school, and asked my mother what to do if a bomb went off while she was at work and I was at school. She was a single mother, I was an only child. We lived in Farmington, New … Continue reading