Women's Ordination: The Moderate View

Women’s Ordination: The Moderate View

by Light Bearers  |  August 14, 2014

In recent years, women’s ordination has been one of the most hotly debated issues facing the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church. Throughout much of the debate, there have been but two opposing positions aired: pro-ordination and anti-ordination. However, during the  Theology of Ordination Study Committee  meetings, which were commissioned by the church’s General Conference, a third position emerged. Here is a five-minute video presenting what is being called The Moderate View.

Video created by Nate Dubs based on a paper by Dr. Nicholas Miller.

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Five Pennies

Five Pennies

by Light Bearers  |  August 5, 2014

It only takes five pennies for Light Bearers to print, ship and distribute one piece of gospel-filled literature. By the grace of God and with your help, we can put millions of gospel literature into circulation. Partner with us.

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Worlds Apart (Not Anymore)

Worlds Apart (Not Anymore)

by Ty Gibson  |  August 1, 2014

Sutherlin, Oregon and Papua New Guinea are worlds apart. Separated by 6,518 miles and the vast Pacific Ocean. Sutherlin is in the Northern Hemisphere and Papua New Guinea is in the Southern. But the two places and their people are separated by more than just geographic distance. Culturally, the inhabitants of each place, at least on the surface, are completely different. And yet, in a very real and meaningful way they are now connected for eternity.

The members of the Sutherlin Seventh-day Adventist Church, motivated by missionary zeal, decided that they wanted to do something to impact the world for Christ beyond their own little American town. Knowing that we here at Light Bearers have a heart for the mission field, and knowing that we target developing countries around the world with cargo containers full of gospel literature, they contacted us with a simple but amazing question:

Can we as a church sponsor a container of literature to some place in the mission field?

While we’ve never had a local church adopt one of our projects, we were eager to …
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Ty Gibson Co-Director
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It's In The Blood—Rise Rafferty

It’s In The Blood

by Risë Rafferty  |  July 31, 2014

At the age of 45, the lifetime risk of heart disease is 60.3 percent for men and 55.6 percent for women. In other words, three out of five men without heart disease at age 45 will develop the condition at some point in their lives. Being a woman, and 45 years old, the probability of my future tango with heart disease is, at best, 50-50. On what should I base my chances?

I believe the Bible when it says, “time and chance happen to them all” (Ecclesiastes 9:11). There are no guarantees that bad things won’t happen to us. I also believe these words. “Man can make his circumstances, but circumstances should never make the man. Man should seize circumstances as his instruments with which to work. He should master circumstances, but should never allow circumstances to master him.”1 These two balancing concepts have led me to the position that rather than be victims in this life, pushed around and molded by situations and occurrences, we should grab hold of seen and unforeseen events, press on, and work through, and in …
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Risë Rafferty Health Educator
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Leaving the Best Behind

Leaving the Best Behind

by David Asscherick  |  July 30, 2014

Recently we had our car broken into. Between the damage to the car and the stolen goods, it set us back several thousand dollars. Not the nicest “Welcome to Australia” moment one could imagine. I can still recall the almost nauseating feeling in my gut when I walked out that morning to get in the car and saw the smashed window. I instantly and instinctively felt a little afraid and glanced furtively around me, half expecting to see the perpetrator(s) right near me. I felt violated and unsafe; and it had all happened in a flash.

Apart from the smashed window and disheveled car, the scene was perfectly idyllic. The sky was blue, the waves were lapping, and the beach was beautiful and beckoning. I even remember the birds (Magpies, to be precise) calling and singing. It was paradise! And yet, right here in the middle of my own personal paradise was this incongruous and violating scene before me. It was strangely unsettling. The world at that moment seemed so perfect, peaceful, and serene, and yet here was unavoidable evidence, …
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David Asscherick Speaker
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A Response to the 2520 Movement

A Response to the 2520 Movement

by James Rafferty  |  July 29, 2014

If you have heard of the 2520 or the movement behind it, then this short 15 point study is for you. It is based on personal interaction with the leaders of the 2520 movement, as well as months of study into what they are teaching as compared with the Bible and the writings of Ellen White. Some of the material in this study dates back to James White and Uriah Smith. A must read for all those who want to understand this issue. You can download it here .

James Rafferty Co-Director
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Bestseller | The Clifford Goldstein Story

by Light Bearers  |  July 4, 2014

Clifford Goldstein didn’t believe in much, but one thing he did believe in was Truth. He just didn’t know what it was or where to find it. As the fiery writer traveled Europe and Israel in search of his novel’s soul, his quest for meaning of life continued, leading him to a different kind of altar. Little did he know that one dark night in the summer of 1979, his search would end with a decision that would change his life forever.

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