By: Jirí Moskala, John C. Peckham, and Woodrow Whidden
Does our reliance on the sacrifice of Christ lessen the importance of our pursuit of holiness? Is it possible to over emphasize the importance of our actions in hastening or holding back the Second Coming? Is the realization of our moral frailty eroding our faith? The second coming of Christ has been the topic galvanizing the establishment and identity of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It remains the one true center of our eschatology; and the blessed hope of our lives. However; for a people so inspired by the divine solution to the conflicted journey of the human race; the fact remains that we may not always agree on how this knowledge should influence the lives of end-time believers. Could it be that our desire to live a holy life is displacing the joy of the gospel in our experience? God’s Character and the Last Generation is a serious attempt to review the relationship between the role of God’s salvation work and the human response. For a generation witnessing the closing act of the great controversy; we are called to reflect God’s character while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus; the “pioneer and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:2; NIV). This book will help us understand the different positions regarding Christian living in the end time; the historical development of Adventist thought about this topic; and the theological issues involved.
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