Gina Wahlen

is a freelance writer living in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Beyond the Basics

Not long ago, a college-age friend made a big turnaround in his life. Wanting to learn more from God’s Word, he dug deeply into Daniel and Revelation, amazed at the accuracy of prophecy. But recently he was startled to hear a presenter on his Adventist campus state, “When I no longer have anything to say about Jesus, then I’ll talk about prophecy.”

“Jesus is what matters,” a theology major echoed. “And the fruits of the spirit. Love. Joy. Peace.” 

Basics are fundamental, but it’s important to grow beyond “one-plus-one.”

No doubt about it—Jesus is my “all in all.” He is the foundation of my faith. But He is much …

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