Author Faculty (Discipline)

Theology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2014

Journal

Ministry: International Journal for Pastors

Volume Number

86

Issue Number

12

Page Numbers

6-8

ISSN

0026-5314

ANZSRC / FoR Code

210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified

Avondale Research Centre

Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre

Reportable Items

C1

Abstract

The article explores the circumstances relating to the historical emergence of the Seventh-day Adventist Health Message. The author raises the question whether the vision given to Ellen White, during her opening Sabbath prayer on Friday evening, June 5, 1863, was simply a matter of coincidence? Or, in view of the prevailing views and practices was God’s choice to communicate at such a specific point of time, intentional? In this context, the author explores the heart of the heath message suggesting that the “Otsego Health” vision drew attention to what matters to God most, namely spiritual health. Secondly, it prompted an awareness of a holistic approach to well-being. Finally, the author asserts the “health message” contains a motivational and inspirational framework for God’s mission in the world.

Field of Education

09 Society and Culture

Peer Review

Before publication

Staff Classification

Permanent

Comments

Used by permission: Ministry,® International Journal for Pastors.

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