Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church


 
 

The Officers and members of Berean would like to extend a hearty "welcome" to
our  Visitors and Friends. We are privileged to have you in our midst today.
Please come again and worship with us in the home of the Lord. "Surely the
righteous shall give thanks unto thy name; the upright shall dwell
in thy presence." (Psalm 140:13)


Pastor Homer Hart
Senior Pastor
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Spirit of Prophecy

 

The murder of Abel was the first example of
the enmity that 
God had declared would
exist between the serpent and the 
seed of
the woman—between Satan and his subjects
and 
Christ and His followers. Through man’s
sin, Satan had 
gained control of the human
race, but Christ would enable 
them to cast
off his yoke. Whenever, through faith in the 

Lamb of God, a soul renounces the service
of sin, Satan’s 
wrath is kindled. The holy life
of Abel testified against 
Satan’s claim that it
is impossible for man to keep God’s 
law.
When Cain, moved by the spirit of the
wicked one, 
saw that he could not control
 Abel, he was so enraged that 
he destroyed
his life. And wherever there are any who
will 
stand in vindication of the
righteousness of the law of God, 
the same
spirit will be manifested against them.
It is the 
spirit that through all the ages
has set up the stake and 
kindled the
burning pile for the disciples of Christ. But
the 
cruelties heaped upon the follower of
Jesus are instigated 
by Satan and his hosts
because they cannot force him to 
submit to
their control. It is the rage of a vanquished
foe 
Every martyr of Jesus has died a
conqueror. Says the 
prophet, “They
overcame him [“that old serpent, called
the 
devil, and Satan”] by the blood of the
Lamb, and by the 
word of their testimony;
and they loved not their lives unto 
the
death.” Revelation 12:11, 9.

Cain the murderer was soon called to
answer for his crime. 
“The Lord said
unto Cain, Where is Abel 
they brother?
And 
he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s
keeper?” Cain had 
gone so far in sin that
he had lost a sense of the continual 

presence of God and  of His greatness and
omniscience. 
So he resorted to falsehood
to conceal his guilt.

(Patriarchs and Prophets,
Chapter 5, page 77)

 

 
 

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