November 14, 2007


A news item that appeared on this site on Monday and Tuesday, August 7-8, incorrectly left the impression that Voice of Prophecy speaker/director Shawn Boonstra, who delivered the Sabbath sermon at the ASI Convention in Houston, Texas, on August 5, was urging a change in the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s prophetic interpretation.

Boonstra is exactly on point when he writes: “The way the sermon was reported in the article made it appear as if I was suggesting that the time has come for Adventists to change their prophetic interpretation, and that I had abandoned our historic understanding of 2 Thessalonians 2 and the little horn of Daniel 7. Nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, a significant portion of that presentation laid out a historical defense for our understanding, and detailed the rise of the bishop of Rome and the Reformation’s attempt to reverse that. What I said was that it is not only the Man of Sin who attempts to sit on God’s throne.”

The Adventist Review apologizes to Pastor Boonstra, the Voice of Prophecy ministry, and to ASI (Adventist Laymen’s Services & Industries) for the inaccurate characterization of his message.The full text of the Boonstra sermon will be available on this website by Tuesday, August 15.