From Mecca to Rome: Islam in Bible Prophecy

From Mecca to Rome: Islam in Bible Prophecy

Disclaimer: The views and opinions in this article do not necessarily reflect the position of The Compass Magazine. On Sabbath, October 22, 2016, Pastor Doug Batchelor of Amazing Facts and the Granite Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church continued his new sermon series on Islam’s role in Bible prophecy. Part 2 of the series was entitled “From Mecca to

Bible Prophecy for Atheists (Part 2)

Bible Prophecy for Atheists (Part 2)

Atheists and Prophecy Now that we've addressed some of the flaws on the part of atheists, we must take a look at some legitimate concerns that atheists have specifically with prophecy. Imagine a book written several thousand years ago that outlines important world events in advance. Let's say the book claims that, at some point in history, nation X

Reformation and the Remnant: Book Review

Reformation and the Remnant: Book Review

Looking to the Past “Have you, or someone you know, been burned by the hot-potato issues that Seventh-day Adventists are facing today?” That opening sentence drew me into The Reformation and the Remnant: The Reformers Speak to Today’s Church (Pacific Press, 2016), hopeful to find a path forward on some of the most controversial topics that have bee

Journey Interrupted: Film Review

Journey Interrupted: Film Review

Journey Interrupted will premiere at the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church in Berrien Springs, MI. Showing times are at 6pm EST, September 24th and 25th, 2016. Each of us is on a journey. And as we walk step-by-step, interruptions and obstacles can serve as stumbling blocks or stepping-stones. The film, Journey Interrupted, allows the viewer to

Sabbath is…

Sabbath is…

A friend and I were studying in our dorm room when he looked over and said, “Man, I’m still feeling refreshed from Sabbath. Now I know why you’re never stressed out.” A couple days earlier I had invited him to enjoy the Sabbath with me. We put our textbooks away to worship with a Church community, enjoy lunch with friends, and spend the afternoon a

How Shall We Keep the Sabbath?

How Shall We Keep the Sabbath?

God is merciful. His requirements are reasonable, in accordance with the goodness and benevolence of His character. The object of the Sabbath was that all mankind might be benefited. Man was not made to fit the Sabbath; for the Sabbath was made after the creation of man, to meet his necessities. After God had made the world in six days, He rested a

Four Views on the Millennium

Four Views on the Millennium

If you are an Adventist, you probably believe that the redeemed will spend a millennium in heaven after Jesus’ second coming to earth. It is something we look forward to and often talk about when we think of heaven. But did you know that not all Christians understands the millennium as Adventists do? In fact, four major views of the millennium have

The Church Is in Good Hands

The Church Is in Good Hands

I've heard it all. The church is going to split. The next thing to happen will be gay marriage in the church. After that, the Sabbath will not matter. Conferences will leave the fold. Tithe might be garnished to stay within a conference if women’s ordination doesn’t pass. Add to those much-gossiped fears a few varieties of creative theology, and yo