Since the concepts of Last Generation Theology were thrust to the forefront of my consciousness a couple of years ago, I have spent considerable time pondering their meaning. In recent years, more and more Seventh-day Adventist leaders have proclaimed their support for Last Generation Theology. I have wondered, “Am I missing something?” Everything they say sounds good—it sounds wonderful in fact! I have always believed that the gospel teaches not only forgiveness, but deliverance from the power of sin.
The King James Version has been the standard for English translations of the Bible for over 400 years. The original edition, published in 1611, is hardly decipherable by English speakers today. The spelling and type face were updated in 1769, and it is this edition that has held is place as the most popular English translation of the Bible from that time until today.
He was a bright young scholar, only 29 years of age, yet he was about to make the most significant discovery of his career—a discovery that would soon alter the course of history. His goal was simple: to prove scientifically that the words of the Bible were trustfully transmitted over centuries.
For much of my life, I have heard the concepts of last generation theology (or LGT) preached from pulpits, integrated into Bible studies, and heralded at conservative campmeetings and conventions around the country. I have at times studied into various issues touched upon by LGT, but only recently did I become aware of the terminology and make a determined study into the history and teachings of LGT itself. In doing so, I have closely examined many of my own beliefs in light of the Scripture, the writings of Ellen G. White, and the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.