Continuing the Conversation
I greatly appreciate the wise and skillful way Angel Manuel Rodríguez indirectly answered the question regarding the ordination of women, particularly his concluding paragraph in “Can We Talk?” (October 2010). He encouraged the body of Christ to come together in a spirit of unity and humility, praying for healing so that we may see where the Spirit is leading.
I am not a theologian or a feminist, but I have been greatly blessed by a female theologian who gave me an enormous amount of time and shared great insight into what our loving, compassionate Jesus is like by her personal example of unconditional love to both me and my husband. She is Jamaican; I am Australian.
Margaret A. Major
Thanks to Angel Manuel Rodríguez for “Can We Talk” (October 2010) and tackling this subject in the manner he chose. I especially loved the last paragraph urging prayer and seeking the Spirit’s leading. He could not have ended on a better note. God will lead if we are willing to humble ourselves and seek Him.
Crystal River, Florida, United States
Since I’m Online Anyway
Congratulations on the August 2010 edition of the online magazine. Continue providing what is an inspiration (www.adventistworld.org/index.php?issue=2010-1008).
Thanks for all the blessings that come through the Adventist World. Since I discovered this uplifting journal I do not lose the privilege of staying informed of the progress of the people of God in the entire world. May the Lord continue to bless this ministry.
Marvin Atchison’s article “About Hernias and the Holy Spirit” (August 2010) made me think in depth about strangulation and death when an involved organ becomes trapped and its blood supply compromised. I’ve also thought about those who die spiritually, starved for lack of knowledge, and how our witness languishes for not sharing what we know, and worse for not obeying the light God has given us individually. If we do not renew ourselves by study, our spiritual nature will die of starvation and drought in the absence of the Spirit who guides us.
Antonio Manuel Mejia
Heart, Mind, and Soul
I’m so glad to have read the inspired message “Do You Love Me?” by Mikulas Pavlik (July 2010). I saw the love of Jesus and how He wants me to love Him more.
The question came to me, “Ephraim Lalrodinga, do you love Me?” I cried and said, “Yes, I love You, Lord. Please forgive my sins and make me love You with all my heart and soul.” I give my sincere thanks to Adventist World.
Falm, Chin State, Myanmar
Worth of the Word
I read “‘Spiritual Perils’ Revisited,” by Roy Adams (August 2010), but have not read the article yet, which references The Shack (“Spiritual Perils,” Roy Adams, May 2010). I read extensively spiritual books from a variety of authors, Adventist and from other faiths. I’m finding in my spiritual journey that the more time I spend with my Bible, the more I want to be there and the less I want to read the words of others.
Books are wonderful assets, tools, inspirations. I would not want to eliminate them from my life, but we must be grounded in the Word in order to be wise and discerning.
It seems Adventist waters are becoming murky. I see compromises and sometimes submit to them. Continuing in the Word is where I must find myself. Thank you for the dedication in providing this publication.
Millet, Alberta, Canada
I thank God for the Adventist World. Every month I look forward to it. The articles are informative as well as edifying.
I especially found interesting the article “Spiritual Perils,” by Roy Adams (May 2010). One must be attentive and not let secular ideas separate us from the true God.
Limeira, São Paulo, Brazil
Information and Inspiration
Thank you for this extraordinary publication. It reveals how our church is moving forward and upward.
Ezekiel S. Rueda
Through the magazine I have always followed the church and its mission in Brazil. This year through Adventist World I have followed the church and its mission worldwide. This mission has increased by the hand of God, His angels, and His chosen people. It is wonderful. I am happy to be a Seventh-day Adventist.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I love Adventist World. I use Mark Finley’s Bible study section to teach Bible and English to my students at the Seventh-day Adventist Language School in South Korea. I have a Bible study club every Saturday afternoon and print out this section—I print the English version and the Korean version. Many of the university students are poor, and they don’t have iPads or iPods. They are benefiting from these studies.
Gumi City, South Korea
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