Through years of intensive Bible studies, I came to the conclusion that Seventh-day Adventist doctrines were incorrect. I had to follow God and my conscience, so I had my name removed from the SDA church in 2010. Here are some of the things I've learned along the way. I pray you will have the courage to check things out for yourself. Don't take my word on it. Study for yourself!
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Monday, February 13, 2012
Jesus fulfilled the Law & the Prophets - Part 11 - Acts 1-10
Acts 1:16 - "and said, 'Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through the mouth of David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus -"
Acts 1:20 - fulfillment of Psalm 69:25 & Psalm 109:8
Acts 2:17-21 - fulfillment of Joel 2:28-32
Acts 2:25-28 - fulfillment of Psalm 16:8-11
Acts 2:31 - David talked about the resurrection of Christ
Acts 2:34-35 - quotes from Psalm 110:1
Acts 2:41 - 3,000 were saved at the birth of the church; Exodus 32:28 - 3,000 died at the birth of the law. "Ministry of death" versus "Ministry which brings life". Both took place on the day of Pentacost. (Thanks, Michael M. for this one!)
Acts 2:46-47 - the believers met every day
Acts 3:18-25 - "'But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Christ would suffer. Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you - even Jesus. He must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets. For Moses said, 'The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you. Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people. Indeed,all the prophets, from Samuel on, as many as have spoken, have foretold these days. As you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, 'Through your offspring all people on earth will be blessed.'" - Quoting from Deut. 18:15-19 & Gen. 22:18 & 26:4
Acts 4:11 - quoting from Psalm 118:22
Acts 4:24 uses the phrase - "you made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them." - I've heard this used in other verses to tie it back to creation to prove it's talking about the Sabbath existing from creation. This has absolutely nothing to do with the Sabbath here.
Acts 4:25-26 - quoting from Psalm 2:1-2
Acts 4:32 - the believers shared everything they had. Verse 34 & 35 - from time to time people sold what they had and distributed it to those who needed it. It wasn't a prescribed amount (for example, 10%), but everything or whatever the Holy Spirit impressed.
Acts 6:11-14 - "Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, 'We have heard Stephen speak words of blasphemy against Moses and against God.' So they stirred up the people and the teachers of the law. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin. They produced false witnesses, who testified, 'This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law. For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs Moses handed down to us.'"
Acts 7:3 - quotes from Gen. 12:1
Acts 7:7 - quotes from Gen. 15:13-14
Acts 7:27-28 - quotes from Ex. 2:14
Acts 7:32 - quotes from Ex. 3:6
Acts 7:33-34 - quotes from Ex. 3:5-10
Acts 7:37 - quotes from Deut. 18:!5
Acts 7:40 - quotes from Ex. 32:1
Acts 7:42-43 - quotes from Amos 5:25-27
Acts 7:49-50 - quotes from Is. 66:1-2
Acts 8:32-33 - quotes from Is. 53:7-8
Acts 8:35 - "Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus." He showed the Ethiopian man how Jesus fulfilled Isaiah.
Acts 10:9-16 - Peter has the vision about the unclean meats. He was told, "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat... Do not call anything impure that God has made clean." (Verses 13 & 15) Later, in verse 28 Peter says, "You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew ot associate with a Gentile or visit him. But God has shown me that I should not call any man impure or unclean." In the Old Testament (under the old covenant), God made many things ceremonial "clean" or "unclean". They were all symbolic. As Jesus said, it's not what goes into a person that makes him clean but what's in his heart.
Acts 10:43 - "All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."