Catholic Discussion of Seventh-day Adventism, by Stephen Korsman, 2016
Catholic Discussion of Seventh-day Adventism

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Table of Contents

About the author


Section 1 – What Catholics Believe

Chapter 1: What Catholics Believe – Introduction

Chapter 2: What Catholics Believe – Sunday observance

Section 2: The sabbath

Chapter 3: What does the Old Testament say?

Chapter 4: What does the New Testament say?

Chapter 5: The sabbath in the Gospels

Chapter 6: Matt 5 – will the law never pass away?

Chapter 7: Matt 5 vs Heb 7 – who is right?

Chapter 8: A sabbath commandment in Revelation?

Chapter 9: It is finished – the law, the sabbath

Chapter 10: Mark 2/Matt 12/Luke 6 – was the sabbath made for all mankind to keep?

Chapter 11: Matt 24 – pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day?

Chapter 12: Luke 4 – did Jesus set an example of sabbath keeping for us?

Chapter 13: John 7 – circumcision on the sabbath

Chapter 14: Matt 28/Mark 16/Luke 24/John 20 – Easter weekend and the sabbath / first day

Chapter 15: Col 2:14-17 – does this refer to the 7th day sabbath?

Chapter 16: Col 2:16 – a weekly sabbath reference or not? Part 1

Chapter 17: Col 2:16 – a weekly sabbath reference or not? Part 2

Chapter 18: Rom 14:5-6 – do we need to keep the sabbath?

Chapter 19: Gal 4:10-11 – do we need to keep the sabbath?

Chapter 20: Hebrews 4 – what is the Christian sabbath?

Chapter 21: 1 Cor 16:2 – regular first day services?

Chapter 22: 1 Cor 16:2 – Adventists take up monetary offerings on the sabbath?

Chapter 23: Further analysis of 1 Corinthians 16 verses 1-2

Chapter 24: Acts 20:7 – a service on the first day of the week?

Chapter 25: Acts 1 – do Christians keep the sabbath in Acts?

Chapter 26: Acts 13 – do Christians keep the sabbath in Acts?

Chapter 27: Acts 15 – do Christians keep the sabbath in Acts?

Chapter 28: Acts 16 – do Christians keep the sabbath in Acts?

Chapter 29: Acts 17 – do Christians keep the sabbath in Acts?

Chapter 30: Acts 18 – do Christians keep the sabbath in Acts?

Chapter 31: Gen 2:2-3 – Did Adam keep the sabbath?

Chapter 32: Isaiah 66 – sabbath keeping in heaven?

Chapter 33: Isaiah 66 – from one sabbath to another

Chapter 34: Exod 31 / Deut 5 / Neh 9 / Ezek 20 – to whom was the sabbath given, as a sign of what?

Chapter 35: The sabbath first revealed to man

Chapter 36: The sabbath and the Old Covenant, part 1

Chapter 37: The sabbath and the Old Covenant, part 2

Chapter 38: The sabbath and the Old Covenant, part 3

Chapter 39: The 10 Commandments and the New Law in Catholic teaching

Chapter 40: Is the sabbath moral or ceremonial law?

Chapter 41: Rome’s challenge to Adventists – prove what you say! aka Constantine, the Papacy, and the real origins of Sunday

Chapter 42: Pope Sylvester I – who changed the sabbath?

Chapter 43: More on Sunday and Pope Sylvester I

Chapter 44: Adventist misrepresentation of The Constitutions of the Holy Apostles

Chapter 45: Socrates and Sozomen on Christian observance of the sabbath

Chapter 46: Adventist misrepresentation of St Patrick

Chapter 47: Why Sunday is an improvement on the sabbath

Chapter 48: Remember the sabbath day – what does “remember” mean

Chapter 49: From sunset to sunset

Chapter 50: 10 Commandments, Pentecost, and the Holy Spirit

Chapter 51: St John Chrysostom on the sabbath

Chapter 52: Will Catholics persecute Adventists for sabbath keeping?

Chapter 53: The sabbath ended on a Thursday

Section 3: Prophecy

Chapter 54: Did the papacy really uproot the 3 horns of Daniel 7:8,24?

Chapter 55: A Catholic understanding of St John’s Revelation

Chapter 56: Refuting an Adventist theory without providing a replacement theory

Section 4: Dietary laws

Chapter 57: Clean and unclean meat, part 1

Chapter 58: Clean and unclean meat, part 2

Chapter 59: Debate about Old Testament food laws – Stephen Korsman vs “Annie” Adventist

Chapter 60: Vegetarianism and Adventism

Chapter 61: Why a bishop may not drink grape juice

Section 5: The afterlife

Chapter 62: Soul sleep – are the dead alive in heaven, or not?

Chapter 63: And no man hath ascended up to heaven

Chapter 64: Paradise vs Heaven

Chapter 65: Ecclesiastes and the dead

Chapter 66: You will be with me in paradise today

Section 6: General articles on Adventism

Chapter 67: An example of how facts can be twisted to bear false witness

Chapter 68: Ellen White’s inspiration on a par with the Bible

Chapter 69: Shame on you – Adventists, dishonesty, and the Catholic Church

Chapter 70: The original Adventists

Chapter 71: When did Adventism lose the truth?

Chapter 72: Adventism cannot be the true remnant church

Chapter 73: The Law of God vs the Law of Moses

Chapter 74: Ellen White and St Ambrose

Chapter 75: Albigensians, Waldensians, and Ellen White

Chapter 76: Adventist Review’s indirect admission of Ellen White’s errors regarding the Albigensians and Waldenses

Chapter 77: When was the Day of Atonement in 1844?

Chapter 78: The animal origins of non-white people

Chapter 79: Galatians 4: Adventists are Hagar, Christians are Sarah

Chapter 80: Does Adventism teach a deficient Gospel?

Section 7: The Bible

Chapter 81: Line upon line – interpreting the Bible

Chapter 82: How we know what the New Testament contains

Chapter 83: Whose truth is the real truth, and how can we know? … or does Sola Scriptura work?

Section 8: Christian holy days

Chapter 84: Christian holy days – a gift to Jesus

Chapter 85: Christmas is Christian

Chapter 86: Is Easter Pagan?

Chapter 87: Is Easter Christian? A reply to Samuele Bacchiocchi

Chapter 88: Christian Halloween

Section 9: Guest posts on an Adventist blog

Chapter 89: God’s visible grace

Chapter 90: Sacraments, or God reaching out through space and time

Section 10: General articles defending Catholic teaching

Chapter 91: The use of statues, pictures, and other icons in worship

Chapter 92: Vicarius Filii Dei and 666

Chapter 93: Does the pope claim to be God on earth?

Chapter 94: Simon the stone, Peter the rock

Chapter 95: Did Catholics change the Bible?

Chapter 96: Baptism by immersion only?

Chapter 97: Halos – pagan or biblical?

Chapter 98: Call no man father

Chapter 99: Call no man Father? Tell Ellen White!

Chapter 100: What is purgatory?

Chapter 101: A simple explanation of justification

Chapter 102: Pope Francis – Jesus’ failure on the cross?

Chapter 103: Why I remain Catholic

Section 11: The Virgin Mary

Chapter 104: What Catholics Believe – Mary, the Virgin Mother of God

Chapter 105: Mary, Mother of God

Chapter 106: More on the Mother of God

Chapter 107: Mary’s children

Chapter 108: Jesus’ brothers and sisters

Chapter 109: Was Jesus the son of Mary?

Chapter 110: Mary, the Ark of the New Covenant

Chapter 111: You are Theotokos, we are theotokoi

The end