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1. The Shaking

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Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. A look at pivotal points in Adventist history – when challenges shook the bedrock of Adventism.

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David Shin

Pastor, University and Williamston churches in Michigan

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  • December 29, 2016
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This message was presented at the G Y C twenty sixteen conference when all has been heard in Houston Texas for other resources like this visit us online at W W W T Y C Where All right. Good morning everyone. They've asked if you could move in toward that way a little bit. What's that. Yeah that's I mean as much as possible toward the the edges. If possible to make room for people that are still coming in to make it make it easier. Thank you so much and then we'll have a word of prayer and get started here in a little bit. Here on a mind. Oh here we go. This and you want to have the time on your own nine fifty over to get started. OK yeah it's go time. All right. Well good morning everyone. Trust you've had a wonderful experience thus far and that you have a good night's rest. My name is David Shinn and I am presenting a seminar entitled seven S. Seminary. No it's Sanctuary. It's been a long night sanctuary under siege and we will be covering what I believe is some of our some of the most pivotal issues in Adventism. And as we go on. It may. It a little bit controversial for some but that's OK as long as we're Biblical and I want to invite you to about your heads with me as we open with a word of prayer. Following him and we thank you so much for this opportunity that we have to study the Word of God in freedom. We praise you for this opportunity to study the same surety which makes a stiff stink tiddly Seventh Day Adventists we pray that you bless us as we open your word to be the spirit that inspires also be the spirit that instructs in Jesus' name amen. I want to begin by doing a brief overview of these seminars that we're going to be doing. During G Y C. And if you open your seven are booklet to page fifteen you will see sanctuary under siege and today we're talking about the shaking will be doing a brief historical reflection in terms of the saying should weary in the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Specifically the same story being questioned. The second seminar is the hijacking and I believe this is one of the pivotal notions that has helped me to understand Protestantism as well as Catholicism got some feedback there. Number three would doing the central pillar and it is a fundamental teaching that if you miss we really don't have an understanding of what it means to be a Seventh Day Adventist. The next seminar is entitled gospel wars and what I described as the holy grail of living a balance the ology we have to spend alone that swings back and forth. On Friday we have a topic in title last generation the ology a while. OK And it seems to be a term that is many are allergic to. In the seventh Day Adventist Church. I'm going to be doing a brief history of Emeli and reasons the ology questions on doctrine and then happen stalls theology who is arguably the most influential theologian of our generation. In fact he's the theologian that no one has heard of but many people are influenced by his theology. All right and then I'll do a personal reflection after that the six seminar on Saturday is the Omega apostasy. Ellen White describe the alpha of apostasy in nineteen zero two nine hundred three with Kellogg and what took place in Battle Creek. She said that she looked forward to the future and saw the Omega apostasy. And she saw that and she trembled for her people. So we're going to be doing an analysis of what happened. Back during the time of Kellogg and then look at the Omega apostasy and a look at how the Protestant movement and. The Catholic movement and the Muslim movement are all coming together on this platform built on mysticism and even how that is making inroads into the Seventh Day Adventist Church I wish I had more time for that topic but I wanted to make sure to at least give a brief synopsis in the hour that we have art so that gives you a picture of what we're going to be doing through this believe it or not the same surely is something that many Seventh Day Adventist do not incorporate into their theological structure. And I believe that this is a pivotal thing that we need to study in this seminar. All right. They are still coming in and if you have room next to you. Scoot in toward the edges are right there we go. I don't have a lot of fate. I thought this would be empty. But thank you for coming. Praise the Lord. All right so let's let's start right off here in the beginning the sanctuary great controversy page four twenty three the subject of the saying should wary was the key which unlock the mystery of the disappointment of eighteen forty four. It opened to view a complete system of truth connected and harmonious showing that God's hand had directed the great and movement and revealing present duty as it brought to life the position and work of his people. Notice that Ellen White uses a term here she says that the same should wary open to view a complete system of truth. Now this is code. Indicating that the sanctuary is more than a doctrine. The sanctuary is a framework for doing theology. Now there is a fundamental difference between a doctrine and a framework. Now the same sure it is a doctrine Please don't misunderstand me. But this indicates that the same story is more than a doctrine. It is like a roadmap that gives us a theological understanding now here is a blueprint of the mosaic sinks to where it's a bird's eye view of the sanctuary and you can see that it's divided into three main compartments the courtyard the Holy Place the most holy place. The holy place. The most holy place has the Ark with the Mercy Seat the holy places three articles of furniture the table the showbread the altar of incense lame stand and the courtyard has the Laver and the altar of burnt offering. This is a roadmap for understanding the work of Christ. Adam and Eve in e Denecke perfection to receive and get this thing going here. We go aren't. We're in the presence of God in the most holy place they had open face to face communion with God because of sin. We are outside here and the saying sure is like a kindergarten illustration that shows us how God will bring us back to here. Just very simple kindergarten model Adam and Eve were here. All right. Eden lost Eden restored. All right. This is just a very kindergarten framework. So let's go. God is. Attempting our system does not say attempting but bringing this heavenly theme down to a human level of understanding here Adam and Eve were here we are and we are going to come back now. Notice that you do this in three distinct stages you come into the courtyard justification. God delivers us from the penalty of sin you come into the holy place. Sanctification got delivers us from the power of sin and then here you have final glorification and remember in Revelation chapter twenty two The Bible says and they shall see his why they shall see his face and his name shall be on their what foreheads. It indicates that when Eden is restored. We will have the character of God reproduced in us. All right that's that's the reason we can have this face to face communion with God. Now when we talk about gospel wars we will be addressing this whole notion that the whole of Christian theology. When it comes to our understanding of salvation is really divided. When it comes to the courtyard. And the Holy Place experience. Evangelicals pretty much camped out here in the courtyard are right. Catholics are more in the same difficult patient paradigm. But it is meritorious sanctification through the seven sacraments are John Wesley came along and said we need to have both justification and sanctification and the unique contribution of Seventh Day Adventists is we need the whole thing. We need the courtyard. We need the Holy Place and the most holy place. Now in White says in the book education I apologize. The reference is off the screen here it's at the bottom the central theme of the Bible the theme about which every other in the whole book clusters is the redemption plan. The restoration in the human soul of the image of God from the first intimation of hope in the sentence pronounced in Eden to that last glorious promise of revelation they shall see his face and his name shall be in their foreheads Revelation chapter twenty two verse four the burden of every book and every passage of the Bible is the unfolding of this wondrous theme man's uplifting the power of God which give it the the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Notice that this concept is of restoration. It is to bring us back and Ellen White says that this is the framework around which the whole book of the Bible clusters. So if you want to have a framework for understanding the Bible it is about restoration. It is to bring us all the way back. All right. And God does this by taking care of the penalty of sin by character transformation and then finally glorification in which our physical bodies. And our mental faculties are brought all the way back and that is in glorification. Ways joke and say you know want to get to heaven. I'll be tall. You know so we're going to get an upgrade. We're going to be brought back to the original of Adam and Eve before the fall. Now that is just a brief introduction. We want to talk about this notion of the of the shaking and Ellen White in six testimonies three thirty two says we are in the shaking time. The time when everything that can be shaken will be shaken and noticed she said this back in one thousand nine hundred. That she was she expects said this is the shaking time that they are going through. This is of talking about a doctrinal shaking and this is what took place at the turn of the century one thousand nine hundred three you had three individuals Dudley can write a profound preacher that commented to his friend and said you know if we weren't preaching the avenues message I would be a very popular preacher. And he defected from the Seventh Day Adventist Church His book is still used today are then you have J. H. Kellogg and we'll be talking more about him when we talk about the Omega apostasy at the head of the Battle Creek sanitarium brilliant man world renown. J. H. Kellogg wrote the book. The living temple and then you have a Ballenger who was an evangelist over in Europe that stated that he believed that Jesus went directly into the most holy place. Upon His ascension in eight hundred thirty one. All right so this was a real. Defection around this time as well. Eighty JONES And E.J. Wegner also defected from the Seventh Day Adventist Church so you're talking about like whole institutions are just defecting from the seventh administration and this is called. Alpha of apostasies the defenders were as and Haskell F.C. Gilbert and he and drugs. Now I'm not going to go through the other two but this was a pivotal moment and then in the one nine hundred thirty S. you have L R Conradi W W Fletcher The defender was Andrea in the one nine hundred eighty S. you had this topic come up again. You had Robert brims meet Desmond Ford Dale rats lab and Raman Cotterell the defenders were dark calm or the Daniel revelation Study Committee. I want to talk a little bit about Desmond Ford one of my professors was actually a colleague of Desmond Ford. And he commented how Desmond Ford had the closest thing that he knew to photographic memory is a brilliant. They didn't have CDROM back then and they said it was actually quicker to go to Desmond Ford for an Ellen White quote rather than going to the Ellen White index this man was a genius or he started off in Australia was teaching some interesting things he had been trained by an evangelical theologian and we need to remember that evangelicals are courtyard centered. All right so he was trained by an evangelical and he started teaching at Avondale. And the brother and got together and said you know doesn't Ford he has a lot of promise but he's got some interesting ideas. Why don't we bring him to the United States where he can be a little fish in a big pond. Little did they know that he would be a big fish in a big pond started teaching a Pacific Union College and then the teachings came to view even more. And then in one nine hundred eighty nine known. I think it was one nine hundred eighty nine zero nine hundred seventy nine. They had this big meeting at Glacier view nine hundred seventy nine one nine hundred eighty. And the fallout of Desmond Ford was so huge that a third of the Seventh Day Adventists pastors in Australia. Left the church. I had one of my professors that told me that during this time he almost left the church. He wrote a nine hundred page document. Against the notion that Christ went into the most holy place in eight hundred forty four. Attacking Ellen White and this was the first time that someone had bringing brung brought many of the arguments that we had never thought of before and the Daniel revelation Study Committee over the course of a decade essentially responded to these arguments. Now I want to look at the arguments that Ford and Ballenger brought forth. And foreign Ballenger argued that Jesus went directly into the most holy place ministry in a D thirty one that was their thesis. They said this notion that Jesus went from the Holy Place to the most holy place in one thousand nine hundred four. It's biblically founded. All right now what does this do to Adventism. I want you to think about this right. What does this do to Seventh Day Adventists and if we do not believe in Jesus went from the Holy Place ministry to the Most Holy Place ministry in eight hundred forty four. Do you know what it does to Seventh Day Adventists I'm We have no reason to exist. All right. This is not just a peripherial concept in Seventh Day Adventists I'm this is core. This is central right now I want to read this quote from Ellen White. All right in great controversy. Page four zero nine the scripture which above all others had been both the foundation and the central pillar of the Advent faith was the declaration unto two thousand three hundred days then shall the sanctuary be cleansed known as the language of their own white uses. She says the scripture which above all others had been both the foundation and the central pillar. Now we have several pillars in Adventism What are the pillars are what I'm going to write here on the board they all start with us. All right. What the second coming. Sabbath. State of the day. The sanctuary. And the Spirit of Prophecy are right now depending on which framework you use but these are essentially the core art. Ellen White singles out this one. As being the central pillar of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and it's not by accident that every twenty to forty years. It is this doctrine that is attacked. All right. It is this doctrine that is attacked every generation it seems the sanctuary is the one that is attacked over and over and over again because if you remove the sanctuary framework we are no longer Seventh Day Adventists it totally fundamentally changes who we are all right. This notion that Jesus transitioned All right. In eight hundred forty four from a holy place ministry to a most holy place ministry. All right. That is fundamental. The first angels message Dear God give glory to Him for the hour of his judgment has come is a judgment our contacts in Revelation Chapter fourteen the first second and third angel's message I mean it changes our identity it changes our mission. It changes who we are are so this is so pivotal and forward and Ballenger brought forth arguments that stated that Jesus upon his ascension. Went directly into the most holy place ministry which makes eight hundred forty four ludicrous and irrelevant everyone following me here. All right so this is the argument that is used. Now I want to this morning. Look at these three problem text texts that are used by Ford and Ballenger they are found in the book of Hebrews and hopefully I can get through this in quick enough time so that we can deal with these problem techs and it has to do with this notion of within the veil how many of you read those text before. All right that Jesus went within the veil upon his ascension so I want you to look in your Bibles open your Bibles to Hebrews Chapter six verse nineteen and twenty and look at these three problem texts that Ford and Ballenger used to state that Jesus went directly into the most holy place ministry upon his ascension in eighty thirty one. He read Chapter six verse nineteen and twenty. He rejected six years one thousand and twenty. Are Here we are this hope we have as an anchor of the soul a hope both sure and steadfast one which enters what is a say. All right within the veil. Does anyone see that one that enters within the veil where Jesus has entered as a four Runner for us having become a high priest forever. According to the order of milk is a day or so there is the first one. I'm going to read through these three very quickly and then make some commentary afterwards now for them. Ballenger say that this within the veil. Indicates that he when I went within the second veil now there's two bales in the same shoe wary but they argue that he went within the second veil art so let's go to the second text here. He bridge Chapter ten verse one thousand and twenty. Hebrews Chapter ten. Verse nineteen and twenty. He was Schefter ten verse one thousand and twenty. Therefore brother and since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the Blood of Jesus by a new and living way which he inaugurated or consecrated or dedicated for us through the veil that is his flesh are so there we have the notion of Jesus going within the veil again. All right now let's go to the last text that is used. Let's go to Hebrews Chapter nine verse twelve chapter back. Hebrews Chapter nine verse twelve let's actually read verse eleven. He rushed after nine verse ten and eleven. But when Christ appeared as high priest of good things to come he entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands that is to say not of this creation not through the blood of goats and calves. But through his own blood. He entered the holy place or if you have a new King James version or another version is actually it says the most holy place which is really problematic isn't it. Aren't the holy place once and for all having obtained eternal redemption. Art. So there we have it. We have three texts that are used by Ballenger and Ford they say proving that Jesus went directly within the veil and started his high priestly ministry. Now if you believe that it really. Begs to question why we are here at a Seventh Day Adventist conference isn't it. All right. This really changes our identity. So let's examine each one of these now just as a brief side note before you begin the book of Hebrews was written to Jewish Christians that were Greek speaking. All right. They had something called the Septuagint now before Jesus came to this earth but one hundred years before there was a translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew to Greek are it was done by the rabbis It's known as the Septuagint or the L.X.X. are right now. Paul actually uses the Septuagint in many of his writings. It is a Greek translation of the Old Testament. Now this is a very valuable resource because when we read the New Testament any certain Greek word is used. We can actually go to the Septuagint and find its Greek equivalent or so everyone following me along these lines or the situation is a Greek translation of the Old Testament which was written in Hebrew or Aramaic you in the Book of Daniel are right now this is important for us to recognize as well before we go into our study Bill shape or William shade who was part of the Biblical research institute made the observation that the book of Hebrews is actually in a Kayasth extract all right. It is a form of Hebrew poetry and it essentially does this parallel lism and builds at an apex there at the top. Now the interesting part of this as I'm is that he brews Chapter six or is one thousand and twenty which we read and Hebrews Chapter ten verse nineteen and twenty. According to Scott. Others are parallel verses. All right. They are talking about the same thing in the Chi asked extra. And Richard Davidson makes the observation that in order for us to understand what is taking place here. We need to go to here because this actually gives us the Old Testament framework. So these two are actually parallel and what one is talking about the other is talking about as well. So here's the conclusion from the chi asked extractor and this is fundamentally agreed upon by New Testament scholars It was after six years one thousand and twenty equals or is parallel to the bridge Chapter ten verse nineteen and twenty and these are talking about this notion of Christ going within the veil. He was Chapter ten verse one thousand and twenty gives us the Old Testament background. All right now let's go back to Hebrews Chapter ten verse one thousand and twenty and look at exactly what Paul is talking about here. Alright Hebrews Chapter ten verse nineteen and twenty. Therefore brother and since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the Blood of Jesus by a new and living way which he now what is your translation say which he what. Consecrated or consecrated aren't I B N A S B And actually says inaugurated aren't. Now remember that we're consecrated for us through the veil. That word consecrated my translation actually says inaugurated. All right now I want to look at this word consecrated because this gives us the Old Testament context that is being addressed in this verse and also in Hebrews Chapter six wrist one thousand and twenty are everyone follow me are therefore brother in having boldness to enter the holiest by the. Blood of Jesus by in new and living way which he consecrated for us through the veil that is his flesh. That word consecrated is the Greek word transliterated enchain Izo All right. It's the Greek word in kind means zero. When you do a cross reference with the pen to two in the Old Testament. There is only one book and one chapter in which this term income is used and it's in numbers. Chapter seven so open your Bibles with me two numbers. Chapter seven Numbers Chapter seven I want you to read this in your own Bible. There is only one chapter in the Pentateuch that this term in kind. Nizo is used in the Septuagint Numbers Chapter seven. And let's actually begin by reading verse one. Our number is Chapter seven verse one aren't. Now on the day that Moses had what does it say had finished setting up the tabernacle he anointed it and consecrated it with all its furnishings and the altar and its utensils any anointed them and consecrated them also. Now we want to understand what is taking place here. The tabernacle was what finished art so before the tabernacle was to be put into. Into use. They had to do a ceremony of consecrating the building much like when you have an opening of a church you have a consecrate. Our dedication of the building that's what took place in numbers. Chapter seven are in the tabernacle was finished and before the tabernacle could be put into use. There was a ceremony and inauguration a dedication of the tabernacle and Moses did the consecration right now there's something very interesting that took place in this consecration it was the only other time in the sanctuary service that every compartment of the sanctuary was entered the courtyard the holy place and the most holy place was entered during the inauguration the other time. Of course is in Leviticus Chapter sixteen on the Day of Atonement are so this is the inauguration that is taking place now there are several different verses that indicate this notion of inauguration nonmember the word in kind. Nizo in the Greek so Numbers Chapter seven verse ten. Now the leaders offered the dedication in kinase Oh and I looked this up in the Septuagint last night just to make sure I looked it up before but here it is our right in kind Nizo the now the leaders offered the dedication in kinase O.-O. offering for the altar when it was anointed so that the leaders offered the offering before the altar. Here it is again ever. So quickly. All right before the Lord said to Moses they shall offer their offering one leader each day for the dedication enchain Izo of the altar. All right here we have again Numbers Chapter seven verse eighteen for this was the dedication enchain Izo offering for the altar from the leaders of Israel when it was anointed twelve silver platters were twelve silver bowls and twelve gold pans. All right here we go again our last one and all the oxen for the sacrifice of peace offerings were twenty. Warbles the RAM sixty the male goats sixty and the lambs in their first sixty. This was the dedication in kinase zero offerings for the altar after it was anointed Now Paul was a rabbi he was a member of the Sanhedrin he knew the Septuagint. All right. He was writing to the Hebrews who were using the Septuagint the Greek translation of the Old Testament. So in Hebrews Chapter ten verse one thousand and twenty when he talks about to Jesus going within the veil. He sets up the old testament context and lifts this term from the Septuagint that is only found in one chapter Numbers Chapter seven. This is huge because what it is indicating is that when Jesus went to heaven he was annoying to as high priest. Beginning a new role he transition from the lamb to the high priest but not only was he anointed and dedicated for that role the heavenly sanctuary. Was dedicated for that role. Amen amen. Arts. So what Paul is talking about in here is Chapter ten verse one thousand and twenty the term in kind. Nizo is referring to not the end to a typical day of atonement. But the inauguration of the heavenly sanctuary The annoying thing of Jesus is high praise aren't this really want when one when I was when I first learned this I was like Wow This makes so much sense. I mean this is this is amazing when you look at what Paul was doing in the book of Hebrews establishing this notion of the inauguration throughout the Pentateuch all references to sacrifices in the L X X or the Septuagint the word group in kind is found in only one chapter Numbers Chapter seven Numbers Chapter seven years ten eleven. Eighty four and eighty eight which you read which describes the inauguration of the sanctuary as its services started up the word in kind is never refers to the day of atonement in the Old Testament friends this is significant. All right. I believe that this might have kept many Seventh Day Adventists from doing away with the sanctuary notion that Jesus transitioned in one thousand nine hundred four from a holy place ministry to a most holy place ministry. All right. The inauguration of the sanctuary. Now the most holy place was centered on the inauguration the inauguration of the sanctuary Moses acting in his priestly function before the ordaining of Aaron went in both the holy place and the most holy places found in Exodus Chapter forty verse nine through ten Numbers Chapter seven verse one. There were two times that the most holy place were and was entered once in the inauguration and then every year in the yearly annual cycle on the day of atonement. So we can see that in Hebrews Chapter ten verse one thousand and twenty. He's not talking about the end to typical day of atonement. He's actually talking about the Naga ration which makes sense when Jesus went to heaven. The sanctuary was inaugurated for use Jesus was anointed are those references to the anointed of Jesus as well. All right so as we've seen here a Chapter six or one thousand and twenty is parallel to the rich after ten verse one thousand and twenty and both refer to the inauguration of Christ upon his ascension. Now moving very quickly here. I want to go to our next and final text he was Schefter nine verse twelve Open your Bibles to here a chapter nine verse twelve as we. Look at this text that was used by Ford and Ballenger Hebrew Schefter nine and verse twelve this pick up in verse eleven. He was Schefter ten nine verse eleven and twelve but when Christ appeared as high priest of good things to come he entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands that is to say not of this creation and not through the blood of goats in calves. But through his own blood. He entered the holy place once for all having obtained eternal redemption. Now will deal with this whole notion of the most holy place that is used in some translations. But Richard Davison makes this interesting observation the word goat there. That is translated goat in the Greek is translated literally added a bundle in this right triangles. All right. This is a particular term that is used for for goat and he cross referenced it. We did the Septuagint and there is only one place that this Greek word for a goat is used again. Anyone want to guess where to use. All right. Now if this is used in the day of atonement friends we're in trouble. OK. Art. There's actually two terms for go that are used in the subdue engine. This is one term and the other one hope on NOTS slaughtering the Greek here OK. This is the other one are there's two terms for goat in the Septuagint are right now the one that is used here in Hebrew. All right. Chapter nine verse twelve is the word trial goes. All right. And the only place that the term trial goes is used for goat is in numbers. Chapter seven. Isn't that interesting. And now this was intentional are Paul could have used this one. All right. But he uses this one are. This is the one that is used in numbers. Chapter seven and what does number Chapter seven describe are the you know the ration the dedication or so. So Paul lips and uses this Greek term that is used in the L.X.X. or the Septuagint in numbers. Chapter seven. All right. And I think I have some of these references here on the screen. Are there it is are not that's not it but neither by the blood of goats Trados and calves but by his own blood. He entered in once and for all into the holy place having obtained eternal redemption for us. All right. In the elec sex the word trial goes for goat only appears in one chapter of the Pentateuch describing the sanctuary rituals Numbers Chapter seven. It appears thirteen times. All right. The setting of numbers is the inauguration of the sanctuary are so very clearly by the linguistic tags here in the book of Hebrews Chapter nine verse twelve. Paul is using a very specific term for a goat. Now this term for a goat is found in a different part of the Pentateuch and it is found anyone want to guess. Leviticus Chapter sixteen the Day of Atonement are in this is the term that is used in the because Chapter sixteen. Paul does not use this word he uses this one. All right. And this one only is found in the Pentateuch the writings in numbers. Chapter seven referring to the inauguration of Jesus and the sanctuary upon his ascension Leviticus Chapter sixteen uses a different word for goat chim rose and it is referring to the Day of Atonement friends this is very clear from the linguistic angle. All right this is clearly not talking about The Day of Atonement. If it was Paul who was very literate in that the Septuagint because he used it in his own writings in the Bible in the New Testament he would have used this term which is very clearly in terms of the end to typical day of atonement. But he uses this one and it's only found in terms of the inauguration of the sanctuary. All right everyone clear on that before we move on. All right. This is very clear that Paul is not talking about that. All right now let's talk about this term to Hadiya All right. Because if you look in here a chapter nine verse twelve. It says that he entered once and for all through his own blood. He entered the holy place once and for all having obtained eternal redemption. All right. Now this term to hog. All right. Does not refer to the most holy place by itself when you look at the Septuagint are a matter of fact it comes up a hundred and nine times in the Old Testament and not once does it refer to the most holy place out of those hundred nine times one hundred and six of the times and refers to the entire sanctuary. All right. It refers to the whole thing the courtyard the holy place and the most holy place three of those hundred nine times. It refers to the holy place. Now this is significant. Not once does a refer to the most holy place alone. It refers to the whole structure the whole thing and three times. It refers to the holy place. So the translation here is talking about not the most holy place. Alright. It is talking about either the whole sanctuary or the holy place alone. This is very very conclusive. All right so just in summary before we move on here a Chapter six or one thousand and twenty. He reached after ten verse one thousand and twenty are parallel here a chapter ten verse one thousand and twenty is referring to the inauguration. He was Chapter nine verse twelve because of the term that is used here Trados is referring to the Trados used in numbers. Chapter seven referring to the inauguration of the heavenly sanctuary not the end to typical day of atonement. All right. In summary when Christ entered the heavenly sanctuary. He entered to inaugurated to officially start up the services as priest and King he went into the entire sanctuary as in the type found in Numbers Chapter seven verse one and Exodus Chapter forty. All right. Do we have any questions before we move on. I think I had ended a little bit earlier. Yes. Yes. Yes Yes Dr Dr was Scala who is the dean of the seminary he's an Old Testament scholar. He believes that the heavenly sanctuary. Was there prior to the even the the inception of sin. Except it was for the purpose of worship and then it was structured for for the plan of salvation in that in that framework. So that that is his take on it in I think that's the best explanation that I found in terms of the use and the function of the temple in the heavenly sanctuary prior to its inauguration and use during that time. Yes. Yes yes yes. Yes. Right. Right right right. Well well Jesus entered with his own blood. According to The Book of Hebrews. All right so it was on that basis that I believe that the same story was to be facilitated and used and dedicated Yeah. Yes yes. How do we reconcile that with eight hundred forty four. Yes. Repeat that question again. Right. Yes I think I'm understanding your statement. Just to summarize Jesus' death on the cross eighty thirty one upon his ascension he transitioned into the hype least priestly role are that's when the same sure was inaugurated. But his function after eighty thirty one was in a holy place function in the holy place. All right. In one thousand nine hundred four he transition from the Holy Place function to the Most Holy Place function. Now this is a an interesting concept because. How do I say this without getting into trouble. Jesus the heavenly sanctuary is a model that illustrates to us a heavenly concept down to an earthly level. All right and not only for us but for the universe but there is such a quantum leap before between God and humanity I mean it's farther than us to Amoeba. You know what I'm saying is just a quantum It's like us trying to explain to an ant the Internet you know what I'm saying is like so. So what do you do you use an analogy. All right. You use analogy. So so we need to understand when we're talking about Christ in the holy place. And I want to be very careful I don't believe that Jesus is. Bound in a physical space since eight hundred forty four. I need to be very careful. It's describing the function of Jesus. All right now. I believe that there is a time in space model in heaven. Please don't misunderstand me. But we need to look at this beyond the space but in the function of what Jesus is doing during that time now will unpack this some more but but if Jesus has true. From a holy place function to a most holy place function. All right. That has huge implications are very just huge implications about how we live here now and I don't have time to go into all the implications of that are but that is just a lot of implications. Also there are implications that when that stops are right now will impact this when we address last generation theology. And some of the nuances of that when that stops there is a time period in which between that and the second coming. There is no mediation. There is no mediation Now I I have been. In seminars or been taught by professors that you know I looked up to very highly but they really grappled with this notion of the ending of mediation of this notion of living without a mediator. All right. What does that mean what does that mean. And he said I won't tell you his name but he said you know what Ellen wants concept of living without a mediator he said is borderline blasphemous. I will fell out of my chair. But I understood where he was coming from because he was coming from an Evangelical perspective. It just didn't make any sense. Now there is a pitfall that you can fall into in this notion of living without a mediator and I'll unpack that a little bit more when we address last generation theology but the real issue here is it comes down to people that are totally dependent upon the merits of Jesus are living without a meteor does not indicate that we no longer need Jesus and that's not what he's saying we're still dependent. Aren't we are we. To be dependent through that period. All right but there's implications about what that means in terms of Christian Grose are there's there's a lot to unpack in that and then when it comes to questions on doctrine are the pivotal issue they had was this whole notion of the same sure in the cleansing of the century because they believe that everything finished at the cross that was done. All right now the thing is if you take that framework that everything was finished at the cross it ended in the courtyard. Then what are we doing here for two thousand years I have not heard a good explanation from my evangelical brothers as to why we are here two thousand years after the cross and the answer is really in the sanctuary. All right. It doesn't make sense if you just look at the Courtyard are what is Jesus been doing this whole time. The only frame of reference we can have is the sanctuary and the the implications of Jesus moving from a holy place to a most holy place has huge ramifications for our living here and now. It has it has all types of ramifications and implications and nuances that I do not have all the time to go into yes question. Here. Yes Well yeah I mean what what we have just gone through today is is I mean it just turns the arguments of Desmond Ford and Ballenger in particular into just it makes it invalid. No no. And you know this is not. I mean I did not come up with this. I mean there is to this. This is really. Richard Davis and it's come fun. Nominal work in this realm and I'll give you some articles that you can look up that have shown in greater detail I mean I just try to take it and make it. Intelligible so that I can understand but but. So this is this is the this is the framework but friends before we close I want to point out that Heresy is not. Does have its benefits. All right. Ellen White actually says that sometimes God allows heresies into the church so that we can come to a deeper and fuller knowledge of the truth and this is what's happening now you know the the fallout doesn't Ford was that many people left the church but. The positive side of what took place is that we have now a more fuller and grounded understanding of these texts and the whole notion of the heavenly sanctuary than ever before. I mean this actually built my faith our and it shows us that look we're not we're not a bunch of crazy people are that that is turning off our brains and just believing something. All right. This is rock solid our this is rock solid and when we come to our third seminar. I'm going to be going through and building on how rock solid our understanding of of this whole notion of the cleansing of the saying sure really is all right. It's so rock solid that if you believe in Jesus Christ as the Messiah. You have to be a Seventh Day Adventist and that's the logical conclusion that you have to come to in terms of the connection between the seventy weeks prophecy and a twenty three hundred days. If you believe in Jesus. You have to be in Athens. All right front from that framework yes. Yes yes I believe that there is a I mean we're going through this shaking friends I believe to a certain degree. Where many teachings and doctrines are come. Through the church and I'll address some of those teachings. When we come to the Omega. All right and talk about some of the the things that are happening in in the in the movements of between Evangelicals Catholics and and even Islam. All right. And the other questions before we. Yes. If you're. Yes. Yes. Right. Yes. Yes yes. Yes. That's a good question. That's a good question. While that's a whole other. I mean. What I could because Ellen White says around one thousand nine hundred Jesus could have come. All right so and then when you look in Revelation Chapter seven the beginning part of it it says that for angels are holding the four winds are right now when you look at the context of Revelation you see that once those four winds are let loose in implies that it begins certain events that domino effect commentating with the second coming. So the angels are holding the four winds and then a fifth angel another in-joke comes and speaks to the four angels and notice what he says he says hold them until what until the servants of God are what see on their foreheads. Now this has implication. God is not waiting for the pope. All right. He's not waiting for the separation between church and state to fall. I mean all those pieces are there and they could just happen just like that. But notice that there is something that God is looking at he's looking at his church. All right. And there's a lot that we can unpack in terms of this you know. The seal was in the first century it was something that was put into a document. All right a document that was signed and finished. OK you put it it's like a signature you put your signature on something that is finished when it's completed Aren't there is signatures in Genesis God creates the earth in six days he signs it with the Sabbath right at Chapter twenty says that the Sabbath is a signature a sign not only of creation but redemption. So got took the Earth empty void forms and fills it at the end he signs it with the Sabbath. All right. God takes us recreates in this the image of God signs it. All right. The signature is the Sabbath. All right now the the seal is placed on the forehead and Revelation also says that the father's name is on the forehead. All right. So so what I believe is that before Jesus comes in Revelation Chapter eighteen it tells us that the whole earth is lit with the glory of God I believe that the earth is going to be able to see a picture of the character of Jesus reflected in us. All right. As a witness are now I want to be very clear. It's his work not ours are the Sabbath is a sign that we rest in God's word that we can't work our way to have it. All right so we need to be very careful when we frame this book but that that is indicative of what we are talking about when we when we look at this trajectory you know why has it been so long so that hopefully answers some of those questions in terms of maybe not but anyway so hopefully yes when the question here. Or her question was What do the evangelicals respond with as to why we're still here two thousand years after the cross. I honestly have not heard a cogent answer to that question. You know I have not heard a cogent answer to that question. I want to be very clear that when it comes to this notion of last generation theology. There have been some that have. Experienced legalism in that framework. And I'll unpack some of that on on day number five. But I want to be very clear that when we do our theology. We need to never judge something by its abuse. OK. Never judge something by its abuse. It is very very clear in the Book of Revelation and in the writings of Ellen White that there is going to be a people. All right. However you frame it however you need nuance it that are going to be translated without seeing death. All right. And there are going to be a people according to The Book of Revelation and the great controversy and all the Ellen whites writings that are going to be living during a time when mediation in heaven has ceased now unpack that how you will. All right. But I believe that the devil wants to ensure that that never takes place. OK so we're going to have a discussion on that and I'm kind of going off into waters that I want to cover a little bit later but. Let's take a listen. Let's close with a word of prayer and then take a fifteen minute break and we'll come back. Father in heaven. We thank you so much for the truth as found in your words we think you that. There is a shore word of prophecy. And we thank you. That we have a truth that is not founded upon cunningly devised fables. But it is a truth that is rock solid that we can build our faith upon. Thank you for hearing and answer our prayers in Jesus' name amen. Here's a few other reference says that you can look at now you can get these slides from this. I apologize for the complexity. This is a shortened link if you go here you can get all of the notes from today's presentation. Are you go there and download it. Go to that link and there's a download button you can download all of these notes and use them for your reference and I double checked this a few times so I know that it works. Make sure that the the casing is right because that will make a difference. 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