Present Truth Magazine

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Present Truth Magazine[1] is an evangelical Christian magazine, started by Robert Brinsmead, a former Seventh-day Adventist.

History[edit]

The magazine was started by Robert Brinsmead in 1972.[2] It was a free monthly publication.[3]

The magazine's name was later changed to Verdict in 1978, following Brinsmead's rejection of major Adventist teachings.[4] At that time, he stated in Verdict, as well, that this change was necessitated by the existence of a similarly titled Adventist periodical called "The Voice of Present Truth" (which began publication in 1963).[citation needed] Brinsmead's beliefs began to resemble liberal Christianity.[5] It has ISSN 0198-7488 (or ISSN 0895-9951?), and is published from Fallbrook, California by Verdict Publications.

He wrote nothing for nearly ten years, until publishing Verdict again in 1998.[5] His new articles showed a rejection of many orthodox Christian beliefs.[5]

According to its charter, the Present Truth Magazine website is "produced and sponsored by the 'Gospel Friends Christian Fellowship', an association of evangelical Seventh-day Adventists... These views do not necessarily reflect the current views of Robert Brinsmead."[6]

According to the library database www.worldcat.org, Present Truth has been published:

  • Snohomish, Washington: International Health Institute, 196?-1971. Norman Jarnes edited at least Volume 4:4 (November 7, 1970)[7]
  • Fallbrook, California: New Reformation Fellowship[8]/Present truth.[9]
  • Fallbrook, California: Life Research International, 2004–[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Logo has capitalization of Present Truth magazine yet it is written as Present Truth Magazine in an article
  2. ^ According to the date on the first issue. In contrast, Gary Land writes it was started by Robert and his older brother John in 1968. In the 1970s Brinsmead aimed the magazine towards other Christians, as well as just Adventists. This followed the rejection of his earlier perfectionist views, primarily from the influence of Desmond Ford, and also from Edward Heppenstall and Hans LaRondelle.
  3. ^ Leaving the Adventist Ministry: A Study of the Process of Exiting by Peter H. Ballis, p103
  4. ^ "Brinsmead, Robert David (1933- )" in Historical Dictionary of Seventh-day Adventists by Gary Land, p.47
  5. ^ a b c "Where is Robert Brinsmead?" by Larry Pahl. Adventist Today 7:3
  6. ^ Present Truth Magazine charter
  7. ^ Present truth. [WorldCat.org]
  8. ^ Present truth. [WorldCat.org]
  9. ^ Present truth. [WorldCat.org]
  10. ^ Present truth. [WorldCat.org]

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