School of Religion
Fall Semester 2012
The Tabernacle and Its Services/ Law and the Covenants
Done in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the class RG 101-Section
Introduction to the Bible
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October 28, 2012
In Ellen G. White’s two writings’, “The Tabernacle and Its Services” and “The Law and the Covenants”, describe the importance of God’s demands from us to follow His will. It explains how God communicated through Moses to His people. Ellen G. White does a descriptive way of breaking down both chapters and letting us read the importance of how we need to be closer to him (God) so we can earn his salvation and be ready for his return.
In chapter 30, “The Tabernacle and its Services” gives us the history of the temple or in other words sanctuary. God knew from the beginning how the sanctuary was to be handled and what type of person he wants to be in charge of it. God gave Moses specific directions of how he wants the sanctuary to be built. In similarity, the sanctuary is like our bodies. It’s how we should live and be purified of ourselves like we are holy temples. God gave Ellen G. White bible verses to give to us so we could understand what he is trying to say. For example, she gave us, "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." Romans 12:1. We are to give ourselves to the service of God, and we should seek to make the offering as nearly perfect as possible. God looks with great pleasure upon those who show how much they love Him. When we partake in communion, it’s the meaning of cleansing our bodies from all of our sins and starting anew our lives again.
God gave instruction to Moses while on Mount Sinai that He wanted them to build a tabernacle with certain instructions...
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