Larry Kirkpatrick

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The following are sermons:

What is Adventist Theology?

2018-11-11

Four books were published in 2018 taking to task Adventists whose beliefs have been called "Last Generation Theology." Two of these new books are published by the Pacific Press, one by the Pacific Union, and one by Andrews University Press. You may have read the following ad copy in a recent sales catalogue advertising two of these books. The heading says, "What is Last Generation Theology." The reader is asked:

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All our Righteousnesses, part 2

2018-10-13

Two Questions

Let's begin with a question. Isaiah 64:6 KJV: Are "All our righteousnesses" "as filthy rags"?

Isaiah says, Yes. Then question two: Is it impossible, in this age, for us fallen humans, to do righteous acts?

Let's study.

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All our Righteousnesses, part 1

2018-06-30

Today we begin a short new series: "All our Righteousnesses." Can humans have any righteousness? What is righteousness? Is everything we do tainted? Is any of what we do meritorious? What is and is not sin? Are we born sinners?

The starting place is always, What does the Bible teach? We find the word "sinner" or "sinners" more than 60 times in the Bible. Perhaps we have assumed we are born sinners. But let us turn to these texts and see what they say.

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LGT: Unstuffing Straw Men (2016)

2016-04-02

argumentation-patterns-anti-lgt.pdf

When we review the theological raids made against Last Generation Theology in recent years, we observe a repeating pattern:

  1. MISREPRESENTATION. What Last Generation Theology is, is misrepresented
  2. TAKE DOWN. The misrepresentation is next knocked down
  3. REPLACEMENT. A mistaken gospel is offered in replacement

This is a general pattern. Let’s consider concrete cases and provide correction.

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Jesus and the Last Generation

2016-04-02

Both interest and opposition characterize recent discussion of Last Generation Theology (LGT). But the concept of LGT is inherently biblical.

There will be a last generation of Christians; it is built into the idea of the Second Coming. Jesus returns literally. For whom? For those Christians who live in the last fragment of time. If there is a final atonement cleansing the camp of all sin, there is a final removal of all sin from the people. Then, immediately preceding Jesus' Second Coming is a waymark in time when in His disciples all choices to rebel, all sinning, will have ceased. Their sins will have gone before them to judgment. They live in the sight of a holy God after Jesus' intercession for sin has closed. All are either sealed and on God's side, or marked and on Satan's side. No one will change sides again. All will have seen, understood and intentionally aligned their character to the character of Jesus or of Satan.

Last Generation theology is simply Seventh-day Adventism. It is Christianity carried to its completion. It is following Jesus fully at the end of the age.

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Preparing for the Harvest Introductory

2015-04-17

[Segment #1: Dennis Priebe discusses the Mission of the Church.]


Segment #2: Larry Kirkpatrick presents a Synopsis of Last Generation Theology

A rodent on a rat wheel spins and spins in his cage. He doesn't go anywhere. But he rides over and over again.

God has assigned humans a higher mission than rats and His plan is not for us to spin a wheel. There is a purpose at the finish of the age. "In the beginning, God," and at the close, "Even so, come Lord Jesus." We are at the "Even so, come Lord Jesus" part.

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