Materials: by Gerhard Pfandl

1843 Chart and the 2520 Years

This article explains why the figure 2520 found on the Millerite chart of 1843 is not a prophetic number.

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Gerhard Pfandl

Creation Debate in the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Seventh-day Adventists have always taught that God created the world in six days. In recent years, however, theistic evolutiion has gained entrance into the church. The article traces the history of these developments and the church's response to it.

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Gerhard Pfandl

Daniel: The Seer of Babylon

In this new commentary by biblical scholar Gerhard Pfandl, the author sets us down in once-mighty Babylon, with its 53 temples and 955 smaller sanctuaries. We survey the ruins of the large (170' x 56') banquet hall of Belshazzar and the remains of Nebuchadnezzar's statue on the plain of Dura. But more important, Pfandl provides the keys to unlock Daniel's prophecy of the 2300 days, the 70 weeks, and the 1260/1335 days. The author champions the historicist year/day principle, showing how Daniel unfolds the future in symbol. He explains how the medieval apostasy predicted by Daniel birthed a persecuting power whose false teaching obscures the atoning sacrifice of Christ. He cites non-Adventist scholars who affirm that Daniel 8 teaches a pre-Advent judgment, and refutes Adventist innovators who project the 1260 days into the future.

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Gerhard Pfandl

Ellen G. White and Earth Science

Earth Science – What is the relationship between science and Scripture according to Ellen White? How can we understand her 6000-year statements?

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Gerhard Pfandl

Ellen White as a Theologian

While not a trained theologian Ellen White's inspired writings have contributed significantly to Adventist theology.

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Gerhard Pfandl

Information on the Seventh-day Adventist Reform Movement

History on the Adventist Reform Movement

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Gerhard Pfandl

Romans 2 and the Salvation of the Heathen

Romans 2 has sometimes been used to argue that the Gentiles have by nature an inner law (their conscience) which, if they follow it, will save them without any knowledge of the gospel. However, the issue in Romans 2 is the accountability not the salvation of Jews and Gentiles.

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Gerhard Pfandl

Some Thoughts on Original Sin

What do we mean by original sin, and is it taught in the Bible rather than based in Catholic theology alone?

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Gerhard Pfandl

The Authority of the Ellen G. White Writings

What is Ellen White's authority in the church? Scripture and her own writings provide an answer.

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Gerhard Pfandl

The Doctrine of the Trinity Among Adventists

Is it true early Adventists opposed the idea of the Trinity? How has our current understanding developed? A historical review of the facts.

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Gerhard Pfandl

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