An examination of Leviticus 26:18 in its context shows that it is not a prophecy but conditional statements of blessing and cursing depending on Israel’s response to God. Statements made by James and Ellen White support this interpretation.
The “Methods of Bible Study” document voted by the 1986 Annual Council, which affirms Scripture’s divine inspiration and authority, as well as how to study the Bible, is explained and contrasted with more recent critical approaches to biblical interpretation. The role of culture is also addressed.
Details key decisions made at the 2010 GC Session, including an emphasis on revival and reformation, the ordination of deaconesses, clarifying the definition of marriage, and an affirmation of the biblical account of creation.
Use of Accordance Bible software (now available in both Mac and Windows versions) is reviewed and explained, including basic and advanced searches, tagged texts and tools, and scholarly packages that were available up to 2011.