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The Remnant and the Three Angels’ Messages

Hans K. LaRondelle ; Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA

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The ultimate focus of all Bible prophecy and salvation history is the establishment of the kingdom of God on earth. Holy Scripture begins with Paradise created and lost (Gen. 1- ) and ends in the NT with Paradise restored Re v. 21; 22). The election of Israel as
the chosen covenant people of God was not an end in itself but God’s appointed way to establish a visible sign before the nations of the justice and peace of the coming kingdom of God. Christ Jesus taught the New Covenant people, His church, to pray, “Thy kingdom
come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt. 6:10). Thus the apostolic gospel message received its apocalyptic perspective in fundamental continuity with God’s covenant
with ancient Israel.
The humble coming of Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah of prophecy brought the decisive turning point in Israel’s redemption his tory, the crucial and final test of the nation’s faith and loyalty to the covenant God. While the four Gospels concentrate on the Messiah’s life, death, and resurrection, John’s Apocalypse centers on the consummation of His mission as judge and restorer in the time of the end. In the last Bible book all the other books of Scripture meet and find their ultimate glorious fulfilment. A true understanding of the prophecies concerning the church and the world in the end-time must be
based, therefore, on a responsible exegesis of the theological core and literary center of John’s Apocalypse: Revelation 12-14. In this unbreakable unit of apocalyptic revelation both the Millerite movement and subsequent Seventh- day Adventist Church found their theological roots and mandate.
The focus in the Advent awakening, both before and after 1844, was on the end-time prophecies of Daniel and Revelation. It was in the light of these prophecies that the SDA pioneers began to develop their theological self- understanding as a new movement in Christian history. Believing they were a specially chosen people, they employed for themselves such designations as “the remnant church,” “the remnant people of God,” or simply “the remnant.” Through these designations they gave evidence of their belief that they were indeed the final segment of the church fore seen in Revelation 12.

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Remnant, Christian-Church, The-Kingdom-of-Heaven, God’s-People-Israel, Advent-Awakening

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