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 4 - Mark 9-16
Mark 9:2-12 - the transfiguration. Verse 7 - "...This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!" Same notes as from Matt.
Mark 9:12 - "'But I tell you, Elijah has come, and they have done to him everything they wished, just as it is written about him.'"
Mark 9:48 - quotes Isa. 66:24
Mark 10:1-12 - Jesus changes the laws on divorce from what God had commanded the Israelites through Moses and reverted back to His initial plan from the beginning.
Mark 10:6 - quotes from Gen. 1:27
Mark 10:8 - quotes from Gen. 2:24
Mark 10:19 - quotes from Ex. 20:12-16 & Deut. 5:16-20 (see my notes on Matthew for the Rich Young Man)
Mark 10:33 - "'We are going up to Jerusalem," he said, 'and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles." - I find it really interesting that the people who focused on what God gave through Moses (the priests and the law) held onto it so tightly that they couldn't see what it all pointed to - Jesus. By holding on to the shadow (which was good for a time) they missed the reality.
Mark 11:9-10 - fulfillment of Psalm 118:25-26
Mark 11:17 - fulfillment of Isa. 56:7 & Jer. 7:11
Mark 12:10-11 - fulfillment of Psalm 118:22-23
Mark 10:19 - quoting from the law given through Moses
Mark 12:26 - quoting from "the book of Moses" - Ex 3:6
Mark 12:28-31 - The greatest commandment - quotes from Deut 6:4-5 & Lev 19:18
Mark 12:36 - quotes from Psalm 110:1
Mark 13:14 - refers to Dan. 9:27, 11:31, & 12:11
Mark 13:17-18 talks about the additional hardships when fleeing the city - this account leaves out the sabbath
Mark 13:24-25 - quotes from Is. 13:10 & 34:4
Mark 13:31 - "'Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.'"
Mark 14:12-15 - Jesus celebrated the Passover since He was born "under the law." If we follow His example in everything, should we, too, keep the Passover?
Mark 14:24 - "'This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,' he said to them." (Some transcripts say "the new covenant") Just as the old covenant began with the blood from animal sacrifices, so the new covenant began with blood - Jesus' blood.
Mark 14:27 - fulfillment of Zech. 13:7
Mark 14:49 - "'Every day I was with you, teaching in the temple courts, and you did not arrest me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled."