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Kim Papaioannou

Change of Law?

This week’s study is about the ongoing permanence of God’s law despite human attempts to change it. A special focus is on the Sabbath. I remember a conversation I had a few years ago with a Protestant Christian friend and he mentioned casually that if the Sabbath was important for Christians, surely the New Testament would have more to say about it.

Waiting for the End – Faithfulness in Uncertainty

Listen to this story:

A gentleman walked in on a Revelation Seminar I was conducting, in the small country of Cyprus where I minister. At the end we had the opportunity to interact. “Does Revelation say what will happen to Cyprus?” He asked.

Christian Freedom

Romans 7:1–6

Freedom is one of the highest human virtues. People have fought and died to gain it. Freedom is also a dominant theme in the Bible. The word “free” occurs 98 times, “freed” 6 times, “freedom/liberty” 24 times (in the ESV). We all want to be free. Understanding the true nature of freedom from a Biblical perspective can offer peace of heart and an assurance of our standing before God. Paul tackles this topic in Romans 7:1–6, and to this passage we will focus our attention.

A New Paradigm for Understanding Galatians

“Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses”(Acts 13:38-9 ESV).

Problematic Approaches

Misplaced Expectations: The Ministry of the Holy Spirit as Presented in the Gospel of Luke

Sabbath School Commentary for discussion on May 16, 2015

Misplaced Expectations

Man of Lawlessness, People of Lawfulness

Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. (2 Thessalonians 2:3 NIV)

Something strange is happening in the world. Just as human governments and organizations insist more and more on full compliance with all their human laws and regulations, societies are becoming more and more indifferent to the law of God. Even stranger is the fact that Christians are often at the forefront of this increasing disregard for the law of God!

“El papel de las instituciones en la evangelización - Un llamado a la comunidad de negocios adventista”


La semana pasada la lección trató el tema de la evangelización personal y esta semana habla acerca de la evangelización en equipo.  La importancia de las dos parece demasiado evidente como para requerir una prolongada discusión o debate en este foro de sabios.  Por lo tanto decidí tomar un enfoque ligeramente diferente.  La inclusión de la palabra "corporaciones" en el título de la lección trajo a mi mente, a primera vista, el papel potencial de las corporaciones empresariales y las instituciones (que son un tipo de corporación) en la evangelización.

The Role of Institutions in Evangelism – A Call to the Adventist Business Community

Last week the lesson was about personal evangelism and this week about team evangelism.  The importance of both seems too self-evident to require prolonged discussion, let alone debate, in this forum of the wise.  I decided therefore to take a slightly different approach.  The inclusion of the word “corporate” in the title of the lesson brought to my mind on first read the potential role of business corporations and institutions (which are a type of corporation) in evangelism.

John 1:1-13: Creation, Divinity, Salvation


Introductory Observations

“Un nuevo paradigma para la comprensión Gálatas” (Gál. 3:19-25)


(Traducido por Carlos Enrique Espinosa)

Kim Papaioannou, PhD, enseña Nuevo Testamento y dirige el programa de doctorado en el Seminario Teológico Adventista de Asia (, en Silang, Filipinas.
"Sabed, pues, esto, varones hermanos: que por medio de este hombre se os anuncia el perdón de los pecados, y por él todo el que cree es justificado de todo, de todo aquello que no pudisteis ser justificados por la ley de Moisés"(Hechos 13: 38-39, ESV).

Enfoques problemáticos

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