Event Title

Ellen White’s Use of the Veil Imagery and Her Progressive Understanding of the Book of Hebrews

Location

Seminary Room N235

Start Date

5-2-2016 11:30 AM

End Date

5-2-2016 12:00 PM

Description

Since receiving her first visions of the sanctuary in heaven early in her ministry, Ellen White’s writings have guided the church in its understanding of Christ’s sanctuary ministry. The concept of a veil that divided the two apartments of the earthly sanctuary was a key component for Ellen White in her description of these realities in heaven. Her visions were described in mostly literal terms, although not all that she saw in heaven could be taken literally. The focus of the visions were not to give details of celestial architectural space, but rather to communicate confidence in Jesus as High Priest, and his present ministry in the heavenly sanctuary. To accomplish this Ellen White employed the veil imagery in a dynamic and progressive way. She used the veil imagery in a pastoral sense, but also theologically. Thus it’s important that Adventist understand her use of the veil imagery in her writings and how it can serve as support for the biblical teaching of Jesus’ priesthood. This research will focus on Ellen White’s progressive use and understanding of Christ’s High Priestly ministry in the book of Hebrews through her use of the veil imagery.

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Feb 5th, 11:30 AM Feb 5th, 12:00 PM

Ellen White’s Use of the Veil Imagery and Her Progressive Understanding of the Book of Hebrews

Seminary Room N235

Since receiving her first visions of the sanctuary in heaven early in her ministry, Ellen White’s writings have guided the church in its understanding of Christ’s sanctuary ministry. The concept of a veil that divided the two apartments of the earthly sanctuary was a key component for Ellen White in her description of these realities in heaven. Her visions were described in mostly literal terms, although not all that she saw in heaven could be taken literally. The focus of the visions were not to give details of celestial architectural space, but rather to communicate confidence in Jesus as High Priest, and his present ministry in the heavenly sanctuary. To accomplish this Ellen White employed the veil imagery in a dynamic and progressive way. She used the veil imagery in a pastoral sense, but also theologically. Thus it’s important that Adventist understand her use of the veil imagery in her writings and how it can serve as support for the biblical teaching of Jesus’ priesthood. This research will focus on Ellen White’s progressive use and understanding of Christ’s High Priestly ministry in the book of Hebrews through her use of the veil imagery.