Author Faculty (Discipline)

Theology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2015

Journal

Ministry: International Journal for Pastors

Volume Number

87

Issue Number

7/8

Page Numbers

19-21

ISSN

0026-5314

ANZSRC / FoR Code

220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)

Reportable Items

C1

Abstract

Historically, Seventh-day Adventists have seen their mandate and message as rooted in the urgent call of the three angels of Revelation 14:6-12, more familiarly known as the three angels’ messages. Sadly, the second angel’s message has not often been delivered as a relevant message for us but rather as one needing to be delivered to others. Our practice ignores our belief that the three angels’ messages should be a central platform in preparing all the people of God for the last days.

The Elijah message of Malachi 4:5,6, the final appeal of the Old Testament and echoed in the New (Luke 1:17), warns the world and prepares a people for the great day of God and has been seen by Seventh-day Adventists to be fulfilled by both John the Baptist (Matt. 17:11-13) and the three angels’ messages. All three angels have a restoring, reforming message to ready God’s people for Jesus’ return (Rev 14:14-20). They are God’s response to the beasts of Revelation 13 – the “present truth” needed and delivered by those enduring these end-time events. As a preparatory message, how does the second angel’s message have relevance for all the people of God?

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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