Adventist Biography Series β€” An Unprecedented Publishing Project Changes Editors

Denis Kaiser, Ph.D., has been named the new editor of the ongoing Adventist Biography Series, one of the most ambitious publishing projects in Seventh-day Adventist history. Kaiser is a specialist in Adventist history and a professor at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He will be assuming leadership of the series with the retirement of George Knight, Ph.D., who has served as series editor for the past 20 years.

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Having read most of these Biography series, I come to understand that the longer a church has existed, the more it changes. What SDA’s regarded as sacred is dismissed in the future. As time passes we follow down a similar path of the Catholics and Methodist who have adapted and changed over time.

A few Sabbath ago, I listed to a sermon on the Anti-crist. The speaker used 500 year old statements made by the Pope to prove it is the Anti-christ. I asked him why he presented these old references to prove his point? He replied, it does not matter the RC church has not changed. I think the RC church is a vastly different from what it was 500 years ago. In the year 2075 I am certain that the SDA church will hold vastly different practices of faith.

If the world should experience an Atomic War–I can see that religious practices will morph into a simple faith.

I suggest that we hold to 1 or 2 core teachings and hold all other doctrines as optional. In John 17 Jesus presented the core teachings he wished his disciples to teach.


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