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During the 19th century, Ellen G. White claimed to be God’s true prophet; subsequent events have shown that she was, in reality, a false prophet, false teacher, plagiarist and liar. During her lifetime, she gained a fanatical following and unchallenged influence among an all-male clergy leading the early SDA movement. Her ability to receive a "vision" whenever needed conveniently kept her in charge. However, since her death in 1915, various researchers have documented the many failed predictions and gross doctrinal distortions of this spiritual Jezebel as noted in the links below.
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Over the last 2000 years, there has been a steady stream of false apostles, false prophets and heretical teachers within Christianity, and Sabbath keeping groups have suffered just as much, if not more, from these problems. Jesus warned His followers that false prophets would come as wolves dressed in sheep's clothing (Matt 7:15); they talk like Christians but deny basic teachings of the faith (2Cor 11:13-15, Gal 1:6-7). Paul predicted that these wolves would arise from within the church and warned the elders to guard against them (Acts 20:28-31). The church has a duty to educate believers so they are not swayed by false teaching (Eph 4:11-16). Christians should expose the unfruitful works of darkness (Eph 5:11). There were times when Jesus and Paul publicly denounced false teachers (Matt 23, 1Tim 1:19-20, 2Tim 2:14-15). Let the reader beware.
During the 20th century, televangelist Herbert W. Armstrong claimed to be God’s one true apostle on the earth, the one and only End Time Elijah who would restore all things before Christ's return. The following links provide evidence of the doctrinal errors and spiritual dangers of Armstrongism.
The following study guides can be used for Home School or Sabbath School classes. Each syllabus lists the textbook to be used, reading assignments, and a set of homework questions to answer. Teachers can request the answers for the homework questions if needed.
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Here are a few suggestions if you are interested in biblical languages...
The best overall package for college level, self-study is "Basics of Biblical Hebrew" and "Basics of Biblical Greek" from Zondervan, which includes DVDs, text, workbook and flashcards.
Dr. Ted Hildebrandt created BiblicaleLearning.org, which offers two free biblical language programs: (1) Hebrew Tutor is a popular Windows 95 virtual machine program, and (2) Mastering New Testament Greek is an html based program that works well if you right click on the html links and open them in a new tab (make sure that Flash is enabled).
Dr. Bill Barrick (drbarrick.org) also offers a free, online Hebrew course based on his YouTube lectures from The Master's Seminary. YouTube also has Master's Seminary class videos for NT Greek.
We also offer a free online video series on our YouTube channel called Introduction to Hebrew, which provides students with a basic overview of Hebrew vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar for better Bible study or worship. Click on the link provided above to check it out.