Delbert W. Baker

is vice-chancellor of the Adventist University of Africa near Nairobi, Kenya.

Almanac Advice and Anniversary Anxiety

Most Adventist believers are aware that 2013 is the 150th anniversaryof the founding of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The first General Conference session occurred, and the formation of the Adventist Church started, on May 21, 1863.

It’s a bit of a misnomer to use the word “started,” because the golden thread of Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are Bible-based and can be traced from Genesis to Revelation (see Isa. 61:4; Rev. 14:
6-12). To the thoughtful believer this period is a time to reflect on why we are still here, and ask what we can do to help finish the work that will lead to Christ’s return.

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