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Commentary on "The Apostolic Example (1 Thess. 2:1–12)"



Day 7: Friday, August 3, 2012 - Further Study



Have you ever wondered why "further study" always involves studying Ellen White? How is it that studying Ellen White takes you further into understanding God's message than studying Scripture? This practice in the Sabbath School lessons clearly illustrates how SDAism truly treats their prophet's writings. The Bible isn't the final and most complete word from God, her writings are the final point, the place to go for further study.

In regards to the study questions:

  1. Is joy and comfort something you find or are they something you receive from God? Is God's joy something different than what unbelievers experience?
  2. Is the power of the Gospel based on men or on God?
  3. Where does Paul express any concern about being taken advantage of; what instructions does he give about setting appropriate boundaries with those you are witnessing to? Should we be more interested in following the instructions from God or from the popular psychology conjured up by men?


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