Palm Sunday and The Great Disappointment

The 50,000 followers of William Miller were terribly dismayed when Jesus did not return bodily to earth in March of 1844, as Miller had predicted would happen. When Jesus did not appear, Miller claimed that they just had to give it a few more months – that Jesus would now show up in October 22, 1844. When this new date came and went with no return, the Millerite movement (also known as Adventists) collapsed (to … Continue reading

Falling From Grace

The internet and “Christian TV” today have become a great marketplace of religious ideas of all stripes, and people often do not know exactly who to trust. Just about every denomination and sect of Christendom is represented, plus, of course, every type of cult and false teacher. Unfortunately, cults and aberrant teachers do not generally identify themselves as such in their YouTube descriptions. You actually have to view the material offered before making this determination … Continue reading

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

What You Need to Know About Your Adventist Neighbors

by Colleen Tinker (Originally printed in the Fall 2009 MCOI Journal) I frequently hear the comments: “Adventists today are changing.” “They’re such nice people, and they’re so sincere!” “I did my residency at an Adventist hospital; they believe what I believe except they go to church on Saturday.” “They have a great ‘health message!’” Perhaps the most disturbing comment, however, is: “Why did you leave?” This question usually is asked with a hint of judgment—a … Continue reading

HAROLD CAMPING: Anatomy of a False Prophet

(Originally printed in the Fall 2011 Issue of the MCOI Journal) US preacher: “What I meant was the end of the News of the World.” American evangelist Harold Camping has confirmed that his earlier prophecy of the end of the world, which was due to fall on 21 May this year, was intended to refer to the end of the News of the World. “By the Lord’s grace, I am proved right,” a jubilant Reverend … Continue reading