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Samson and the Pillars of our Faith Essay

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The strongest man to walk the earth was now a symbol of fallen humanity. Once a pillar of power and strength, he now stands weak and helpless. Once a pillar of wisdom and justice, he now stands as a testimony of human ignorance and pride. Once a symbol of freedom, he now stands chained to his failed passions. Once a symbolic pillar of humanity working with the divine, he now stands as an example of the brokenness that results when we no longer put our faith and trust in God.

Samson was a pillar of God’s grace and power as long as he remained fixed on God. The moment he took his eyes off God, Satan was able to instigate his downfall.

According to Webster’s Dictionary, a pillar is a firm upright support for a building or
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These pillars, that derive their meaning and strength in Jesus, characterize our dependence on the one who sacrifice Himself on our behalf. Jesus not only gives meaning and significance to the pillars, He is the essence and cornerstone of the pillars of our faith.

Ellen G. White states that, “The cross of Christ is the central pillar on which hangs the "far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." {Acts of the Apostle, p. 560}

We are strong, as individuals and as a church, only through His grace and as we continue in a faithful relationship with our eyes fixed on Jesus.

It is important then that we embrace the pillars of principles and practice that God has given to His Church and people.

Why is this important? Satan is attacking these pillars of our faith so he can weaken us and tear down the church. He wants to destroy us.

Listen to Ellen G. White:

I have the message from God; he has sent me with great light," and there is a removing of the landmarks, and an attempt to tear down the pillars of our faith,--then a more decided effort is made to exalt the false sabbath, and to cast contempt upon God himself by supplanting the day he has blessed and sanctified. This false sabbath is to be enforced by an oppressive law. Satan and his angels are wide-awake and intensely active, working with energy and perseverance through human instrumentalities to bring about his purpose of
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