Bible Pathways in Picture and Word

About the New Picture 

 This picture is made up of multiple images.  We will try to explain why each is important and has been included. First we will present a very abbreviated explanation and later we will expound on it more fully. 

1. The Bible and the Sword- Sola Scriptura, the Bible as the only rule of doctrine, our only weapon of offense.  Hebrews 4:12  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 

 2. The 10 Commandments-  Keeping the commandments is a  characteristic of God's Remnant people.  Rev 14:12  Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 

3. The 3 Angels-The angels are represented as flying in the midst of heaven, proclaiming to the world a message of warning, and having a direct bearing upon the people living in the last days of this earth's history. No one hears the voice of these angels, for they are a symbol to represent the people of God who are working in harmony with the universe of heaven.  {Mar 173.4}  This message is found in Revelation 14:6-12. 

Rev 14:6  And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, 

Rev 14:7  Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. 

Rev 14:8  And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. 

Rev 14:9  And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 

Rev 14:10  The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 

Rev 14:11  And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. 

Rev 14:12  Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 


4. The Fourth Angel

     The three angels' messages are to be combined, giving their threefold light to the world. In the Revelation, John says, "I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory."... This represents the giving of the last and threefold message of warning to the world.  {Mar 173.5} 

This final call to planet earth  is the culmination of the others. It is found in Rev. 18. 

Rev 18:1  And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 

Rev 18:2  And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 

Rev 18:3  For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 

Rev 18:4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 

Rev 18:5  For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 

5. The Scroll made up of two Prophetic charts

These are two prophetic charts used by early "adventists" to show where we are in the stream of time. They are very helpful in study because they are set up "line upon line".  Each line of prophecy is lined up with others.  We believe prophecy to be important.  As the message of Christ's first advent announced the kingdom of His grace, so the message of His second advent announces the kingdom of His glory. And the second message, like the first, is based on the prophecies. The words of the angel to Daniel relating to the last days were to be understood in the time of the end. At that time, "many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." "The wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand." Daniel 12:4, 10.  {DA 234.4}  

Amos 3:7  Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. 

2 Peter 1:19  We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 

Prophecy is what gave man the hope of a Redeemer before the first Advent.  And prophecy will again give man hope of a Saviour and King at the Second Advent.  We have this hope that burns within our hearts--hope in the coming of the Lord!