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Sunday, September 10, 2006 More Information Than You Can Print

Essays on Current SDA Prophetic Hermeneutics and Interpretations Written by Frank A. Basten, Australian

Offers a lot of information on the subject of this quarters lessons the following is some of the introductory comments about and from the website linked above.
Below is a list of some past papers I have written regarding the published Seventh-day Adventist approach to the method of interpreting the prophetic time period in the books of Daniel and Revelation. These documents are posted here for anyone interested in taking another look at the reasons offered by both SDA pioneers and contemporary scholars within the Seventh-day Adventist Church for the prophecies touted by them as providing the raison d’ĂȘtre for the SDA church.

In a sentence, these papers argue that the rationale of SDA historicists on the relationship between the 2300 days in Dn8:14 and the 70 weeks in Dn9:24 involves the intricate interdependence of multiple invalid assumptions, with each being used to give validity to the others in a chain of cumulative interdependence. The documents listed below reveal what these assumptions are and how they are invalid. I show how they cannot be supported by Scripture, and the weight of evidence will persuade the honest student to discard the SDA historicists’ argumentation on the topic, and embrace the implications of such an action.

I must warn readers that the articles on this site are not bedside reading. They are intensive, because they attempt to meet the arguments being published at the level they are presented.

Since this is a paperless system without the same strictures regarding economy of words, I thought it best to include the actual material being referenced, so that those who, like myself, do not have the luxury of easy access to a good Adventist or Christian library, can read the relevant material for themselves.

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