Monday, August 18, 2008

Reviewing Adventist World, NAD Edition

August, 2008
Vol. 4, No. 8

This issue is worth reading. Bouquets have been awarded to the cover story, To the Ends of the Earth, reported by Sandra Blackmer, and Mind Cure, by Handysides and Landless. Other pieces worthy of special mention are: Help Along the Way by Jan Paulson; The Third Ministry, Enhancing Healthful living in China by Benjamin and Ester Lau; and God Used a Man by Allan G. Lindsay. What About a Lunar Sabbath? by Angel Manuel Rodriguez earned another Black Eye.

Into Myanmar, reported by Hans Olson, failed to mention that Bo Mya (1/20/27—12/23/06), a Seventh-day Adventist, was the political leader of the Karen National Union, a political organization of the Karen people from 1976 to 2000, and the leader of its military wing, the Karen National Liberation Army, a rebel army that waged one of the world's longest ethnic insurgencies in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

The Millennium by David Macdonald, did not further the reader’s understanding of SDA Fundamental Belief #27.

Angel Manuel Rodriguez was awarded a Black Eye for his piece, What About a Lunar Sabbath? Where he discovered this illogical question is even more baffling than why he chose to answer it!

QUESTION: “I’ve been told that the biblical Sabbath was a lunar Sabbath fixed by the moon, rather than a specific day of the week independent of the moon or the sun. What do you think?”

Answer: “Any biblical evidence to support this proposal is lacking. Therefore, I feel uncomfortable honoring the issue by addressing it here. But apparently I should say something about it.”


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