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Bethesda Shalom

Bethesda Shalom , "House of Mercy and Peace". A small independent Bible believing Church located in Wolverhampton, England; endeavouring to hold fast to truth and stand fast in love by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Nov 30, 2013

It has well been said that the only really distinctive and unique doctrine of the SDA church is the doctrine of the heavenly sanctuary out of which proceeds the doctrine of the Investigative Judgment.  This teaching is the very pillar and foundation of the SDA church.  What is this peculiar doctrine that many with Adventism today want to distance themselves from?  Is such a doctrine compatible with Biblical Christianity?  We shall seek to address this head on in this teaching.  
 
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Nov 22, 2013

Are Christians required to keep the Sabbath, are Christians free to eat what they please?  Does what we eat affect our spirituality?  In this teaching we shall be focusing our attention on the emphasis that the Adventist church places on the observance of the Sabbath along with its heavy emphasis on the dietary laws which SDA’s links to sanctification.  

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Nov 15, 2013

The SDA proposition that the Law of Moses as represented by the Decalogue (Ten Commandments) is still binding and in force upon those professing faith in Jesus and is a necessary requisite for salvation is not new to our era.  The Church in the first century was faced with exactly the same proposition!  Historically, the very first converts to Christianity were all Jewish; the very first church as recorded in the book of Acts consisted purely of Jewish believers who had come to faith in the Messiah Yeshua.  However in accordance with the plan of God and the Old Testament prophecies, the door of salvation was opened to the Gentile nations.  When Gentiles began being converted in vast numbers and began coming into the Church, there were those Jews, the Judaizers, zealous for the Law of Moses who sought to place them under the law as a requisite for salvation. 

Are Seventh-day Adventists the modern day Judaizers?  Does salvation come by grace through faith or by the keeping of the law?  Can a professing Christian hold to both and be saved?  We explore these questions and more in this teaching!

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Nov 8, 2013

SDA‘s readily identify themselves as the remnant church who have been called out to keep the commandments of God.  By commandments, they mean the Decalogue or the Ten Commandments.  One cannot overemphasise the place that the SDA church places upon the Ten Commandments.  They are at the very heart and centre of the organisation!!  It has well been said that SDA’s are New Testament believers in profession but Old Testament in practise.  

In this teaching we begin to explore and answer the question, 'as New Testament believers are we required to keep the Ten Commandments?'    

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Nov 2, 2013

Ellen G. White had over 2000 visions during her lifetime and the content of those visions resulted in over 100,000 pages of writings which the SDA’s today consider to be inspired by the Holy Spirit and “…a continuing and authoritative source of truth…” (Fundamental Beliefs, Point 18).  Ellen White herself claimed that her visions and writings were not merely expressions of her own ideas, but rather had their source as coming from God.

In this teaching, we examine under a spotlight, the prophecies of Mrs White to see if she passes the test of a true Biblical prophet.  We will also examine the claim that Mrs White plagiarised a great amount of her written material that she claimed to have received directly from God!  

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