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     More than 30 papers and articles have been published by Dr. Alberto Treiyer in: El Universitario Adventista (Spanish); El Ministerio Adventista (for Spanish and Portuguese pastors); Servir (for French pastors); Aller Diner (for German pastors); Signes de Temps (for French people); Revue de Philosophie et Théologie (Université de Strasbourg); Ministry (Ministerial Department of the General Conference of SDA); Shabat Shalom (for Jewish People); Dialogue (Education Department, GC of the SDA); Adventist Theological Society (for Adventist theologians).

     Following are the titles of a few papers and articles Dr. Alberto R. Treiyer has authored (there are many more in Spanish). Some are available for download. You must have Microsoft Word and/or Adobe Reader or some compatible program to open the files.
 



2017

THE PROPHETIC DATES OF THE TRUMPETS OF REVELATION
A history of interpretation and the confirmatory role of E. G. White


Christians in the first centuries believed that the Roman Empire would be replaced by the antichrist to come, to whom the Lord would destroy “with the brightness of his coming” at the end of the world (2 Thess 2:8). The trumpets of Revelation were judgments of God through calls to war of princes and kingdoms who would consummate the destruction of Rome in her different phases. However, several centuries went by before the depicted events in the trumpets were fulfilled and better understood.
 
Seventh-day Adventists inherited the Protestant “historicist” approach even in the fulfillment of the prophetic dates projected for the fifth and sixth trumpets. But with the death wound inflicted to the political authority of the papacy in the year 1798, and under the influence of the modern philosophical “enlightenment,” many stopped seeing that the target of the divine judgments was still Rome, which would raise once again at the time of the end as a world political authority to receive its definitive destruction with the coming of the Lord. Even so, the prophetic torch we received from our spiritual ancestors remains alive. Here you will find the answers needed to keep the historical path of our prophetic faith
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2017

CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF PACHYMERES
Related to the battle of Bapheus and the start of the Ottoman Empire


The chronology of the historical events at the end of the 13th Century and the beginning of the 14th Century is important because it witnessed the beginning of the Ottoman Empire and the decline of the Byzantine Empire. According to the contemporaneous historian Pachymeres, at the end of the 13th Century the tremendous Turkish victory over the Byzantine army led by George Mouzalon at the Battle of Bapheus sounded the first alarm regarding the serious Turkish threat to the Eastern Roman Empire. Pachymeres gave the day and the month of that battle, but not the year. It took place on July 27th. The determination of the year, therefore, is a matter of discussion till today. The overwhelming evidence we have gathered from history leads us to date the battle of Bapheus on July 27, 1299.

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2017

Identifying Babylon as the Roman Catholic Church.
Current objections and answers.


Some leaders of our church from different countries and continents are asking me to address the current trend to partially or completely detach the Roman Catholic Church from the apocalyptic Babylon. They write me that some who studied at Andrews University return to their areas of influence stating that Babylon is not Rome or the Roman Catholic Church...

E. G. White clearly identified the Roman Catholic Church under the symbol of Babylon, not only in connection with the Middle Ages, but also in its final context when the Protestant churches join her. But the axis of all that final conflagration of religions continues to be Rome. I believe that the trend of detaching Rome from her central role in the prophecy, in connection with the final apostasy, is a very serious deviation from the true meaning of Babylon in the book of Revelation, which betrays on the other hand, the purpose of numerous other apocalyptic prophecies...

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2016

Islam in Prophecy. A brief commentary on the 5th and 6th trumpets.

My son Daniel is a physician and in this short article has highlighted, with my guidance, the main points that can be bibically and historically made about Islam in apocalyptic prophecy. The official Seventh Day Adventist historicist interpretation of the trumpets was established by a nominated committee during the early days of our church and later confirmed by Ellen G. White. Islam is symbolized in the 5th and 6th trumpets and was allowed to restrain apostate and oppresive Rome (the other religious power of the time) in order to preserve God's faithful remnant from extinction. Islam's imperial death knell was rung during Ellen G. White's era and concluded the time of the 6th trumpet. In spite of widespread disagreement about this prophecy, given the light provided by the Spirit of Prophecy, we can be confident about guiding others to the right track our pioneers started, rather than add to the confusion.

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2016

Critical analysis of Jacques Doukan's commentary on Genesis

When I heard that some professors from Andrews University were planning to prepare a new Seventh-day Adventist Commentary, I was glad to discover that one of their expressed intentions was to offer sound biblical documentation backed by the Spirit of Prophecy. However, this commentary grieved me deeply because I could see that in such a sensitive subject as that of the creation and the fall, Doukhan adopts the widely represented style of some of our theological centers, which consists of choosing isolated statements from the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy to then fit them into a literary or conceptual pattern that is foreign to the Biblical text being considered. This becomes even worse when the Biblical narrative is extrapolated to subsequent and extra-biblical content, which is in essence the same as importing ideas and concepts apart from those revealed...

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2016

Renewed historical studies confirm the battle of Bapheus in 1299

This article has been removed because the author has progressed the historical understanding of these dates after significant additional research. For an updated and more complete study of this subject, see Chronology of Events in the History of Pachymeres.




2015

Concerns about the new SDA International Bible Commentary (SDAIBC)

There are two Bible commentaries that are underway in Andrews University. The first one has to do with an enlarged commentary of the Andrews Bible. The second one is called Seventh-day Adventist International Bible Commentary (SDAIBC). It is natural that many have concerns about these new commentaries of the Bible. In what follows, I will share my own concerns on the biblical points that are especially sensitive for our distinctive messages. Since the commentary is still in process, my concerns will not be an anticipated criticism of the commentary. It will reflect certain concerns about points which could strengthen or darken the truth.

I welcome, partially, the attempt to prepare a commentary that agrees with the Spirit of Prophecy. I say partially, because I repeatedly saw contributing scholars quoting statements of E. G. White for the purpose of corroborating a theological point long kept alive by the contributor. As I deal with my concerns on the new commentary of the Bible
I am also aware of positions that contributing authors have held in the past and continue to advocate even today. I wonder what these editors will do when they encounter Spirit of Prophecy statements that challenge their past and current convictions regarding texts or visions under consideration. The books of the Bible which are prominent in our distinctive messages are Leviticus, Daniel, Hebrews, and Revelation. For the forthcoming commentary to be truly Adventist, will it maintain the positions transmitted by our pioneers in those books which were confirmed by the Spirit of Prophecy?

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2015

Response to Ty Gibson's "A Closer Look at Women's Ordination"

The first time I met Ty Gibson was in a Symposium on the trumpets of Revelation organized by 3 ABN, about five years ago. At that time, we both defended historicism before some brothers who had abandoned that principle of prophetic interpretation in regards to that particular issue. Now, it is with regret that I have to point out several fallacies about his conclusions on WO. As you will see in the brief answers I offer here, his problems have to do with partial readings and misconceptions on what the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy have to say about this topic.

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2015

Response to Ordination Facts'
"What the Bible really says about Women's Ordination"


Why did I decide to reply again to Ordination Facts? I could be satisfied with referring the reader to the documents mentioned above as well as others found in the page of Ordination Truth. But I realized that a brief reply would allow many who are not familiar with this subject, to more easily recognize the fallacy of those who want to project onto the Bible the particular problems of the current world. Of course, there is always something additional to say...

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2015

Divine Titles Quoted to Deny Complementary Roles in the Church

In an attempt to deny the headship of man in the house and in the church, some resort to certain titles and roles of Christ as being exclusive. Therefore they conclude that both men and women are at the same level and equally eligible for leadership in the church. In their view, any attempt to put man over women usurps that unique position of the Lord. For this reason, it is necessary to show that the distinctive role of Christ and God as our supreme chief who requires our obedience and submission, does not prevent a similar and derived leadership in His representative leaders on earth...

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2015

The Current Greatest Danger in our Apocalyptic Interpretation

Let me share in just two pages some concerns that many of us in the Adventist church have in reference to some of the new trends we are seeing in our apocalyptic interpretation. Several of these interpretations are leaving our prophetic historicist legacy imprecise and vague, if not completely discarding it altogether. This is happening at a time when the final trumpet is to be lifted up to give a certain sound, and instead these new ideas are introducing confusion in our ranks...

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2015

A response to Dr. Pfand'ls challenges regarding the
Adventist doctrine of the Heavenly Sanctuary


Let me share with you some serious problems that I find at present in Pfandl's ideas on the heavenly sanctuary. Since as a theologian, he occupied and still holds high positions in our church, namely, in the BRI, I feel that I have to speak clearly about his problems. If I don't do that, I will be considered a traitor by the heavenly court because the Lord allowed me to devote years and years of study on these matters, even before I obtained my doctoral degree at the Protestant Faculty of the University of Strasbourg in France. Some of my papers were published in the 80's by the BRI during difficult times when our doctrine of the sanctuary was challenged by Desmond Ford and others.

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2014

Ishmael in Bible Prophecy and History

Abraham had two sons: Ishmael born of a servant, and Isaac born of the legitimate wife of the patriarch. Much has been talked about the offspring of Isaac, but little about that of Ishmael, and of the other sons and relatives of Abraham who conformed, as the time went by, the people called by the Bible "Children of the East." The controversy between these two descendants of Abraham marked centuries and millenniums of history. However, what counts in the Christian dispensation is the spiritual offspring of Abraham. For this reason, both people according to the flesh, together with all the gentiles who convert to the legitimate heir of the divine promises, can in the end form one redeemed people whom the apostle Paul called "The Israel of God" (Gal 6:15-16).

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2014

Die Sieben Posaune (The Seven Trumpets)
- Reviewed by Dr. Alberto R. Treiyer

Ekkehardt Mueller is a member of the Biblical Research Institute of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. His approach on the trumpets, available in German, places him in the liberal trend regarding this very significant subject of Revelation. This liberal trend on the trumpets of Revelation appeared shortly after the death of E. G. White, but it was never officially approved by the SDA Church. Several later propositions were also rejected. A new proposition, defended in part by two other authors, is what Mueller proposes here. As a result we consider it pertinent to warn readers about the weak points of such a proposition.

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2013

Sabbath School Quarterly on the Sanctuary (Oct-Dec 2013)

This year's last Sabbath School quarterly on the subject of the sanctuary contains good information on several fronts. Unfortunately, several concepts are also introduced that contradict, paradoxically, the Adventist Church's long held beliefs regarding the gospel of the sanctuary. Whether it was due to ignorance or neglect that these ideas made it through committee filters remains unclear. Nonetheless, our desire is that such mistakes stimulate many believers to study these subjects more in depth which would otherwise go by unnoticed...

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2013

The Biblical Research Institute's (BRI) Recent Circulation on the Trumpets

Following are a few counterpoints to what Ekkehardt Mueller recently wrote in one of the BRI's online circulations. They are mostly about the trumpets but also respond to his inaugural interpretation of Rev 4 and 5. See also the original article: 44th issue of the Biblical Research Institute Newsletter, Reflections.

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2013

Book review of Satan's Counterfeit Prophecy by Heidi Heiks.

The book of Heidi Heiks, Satan's Counterfeit Prophecy, is distributed by Teach Services. Differing from other books that Heiks wrote, this is principally and specifically destructive. It required therefore a clear and definite answer to save many believers from losing their faith in the historicist interpretation that our church always defended and inherited from Protestantism and the Millerite movement. When toward the end of the 19th Century there was an attempt to change the interpretation of the trumpets, our church realized that this would unsettle the foundation of our faith. It is amazing now that some leaders do not realize it today, and are undermining that prophetic foundation without perceiving its consequences...

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Jan 2014

My two replies to Heidi Heiks' counter critiques.

This is my reply to the two responses of Heidi Heiks on my criticism of his book concerning the dates of the fifth and sixth trumpets of Revelation. Since this issue is crucial for our prophetic interpretation, I considered it useful to give a clear and precise response to his arguments.

"The enemies of truth cannot make truth error. They may trample upon the truth, and think that because they have cast it down, and covered it with rubbish, it is overcome; but God will move upon some of his faithful ones to do as Christ did when he was upon the earth, -- brush away the rubbish, and restore the truth to its appropriate setting in the framework of truth" (HM, September 1, 1894 par. 2).

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2013

3ABN's Interview of Dr. Ron du Preez regarding Revelation's sixth trumpet.

This is a favorable review of 3ABN's recent 2 hour interview of Dr. Ron du Preez regarding the dating of the sixth trumpet of Revelation. See the complete interview on YouTube: The Trumpets.

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2013

The Dates for the Fifth and Sixth Trumpets of Revelation Challenged
- A Trend to Depart from our Adventist Historicist Legacy

This article has been removed because the author has advanced in the historical understanding of these dates after significant additional research. For an updated and more complete study of this subject, see the following:




2013

Book Review of Trumpet after Trumpet by Erwin R. Gane (2012)

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2013

Book Review of The Truth about 666 and the Story of the Great Apostasy by Edwin de Kock (2011).

Let me share with you my review of the tremendous work of de Kock (more than 800 pages) on the number 666 and the story of the great apostasy, with additional commentaries written by me on the topic. The book of de Kock is, in my view, the most comprehensive book ever published to date on the number 666 and its connection with the title Vicarius Filii Dei.

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2012

How Typology Affects Church Structure -- in light of the current discussion regarding the Ordination of Women (September 2012).

The way in which Christian churches understand the typology of Israel’s ancient sanctuary services in the new dispensation has led to different church structures. Included in this problem is the current discussion regarding the ordination of women. There is only one correct typology in regards to the old and the new systems of worship. It is this understanding that can free the Christian church from falling into either of two extremes. On the one hand we find the Roman hierarchical structure—one with a visible head named the pope. The other extreme encompasses churches prone to congregationalism (as seen in many Evangelical and Protestant churches today given their tendency to avoid being subject to any head or law).

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2012

A response to Ministry magazine's article entitled: Issues in the Interpretation of the Seven Trumpets of Revelation (January 2012).

This is brief response to the article on the interpretation of the seven trumpets of Revelation that appeared in the January 2012 edition of Ministry magazine.

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2011

"Symposium on the Trumpets of Revelation."

This is a theological report that I prepared concerning the symposium held at 3ABN on February 18-20, 2011. The meetings were organized after the reaction of many viewers to the conference of Pr. Kenneth Cox toward the end of July 2010. The discomfort of the public had to do with his introduction of a futuristic interpretation for this section of Revelation. Despite the frank and sometimes passionate confrontations in the meetings of the symposium, there was a friendly and Christian atmosphere in all those who intervened. The confrontation revealed three basic trends: a futuristic view (sometimes mixed with a belief in double fulfillment), an idealistic/spiritualistic approach with a spiritualization of the descriptions of the trumpets similar to what we find in the interpreters of the Middle Ages, and the historicist perspective that we, Seventh-Day Adventists, received as a legacy from Protestantism.

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2006 "A Summary of the Heavenly Ministry of Jesus and its Relation to Revelation 4-5."

This is a summary of Jesus' work in the heavenly sanctuary and its relation to the vision of John in Revelation 4-5, in light of what E. G. White did and did not say.

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1996 "The Priest-King Role of the Messiah", in Adventist Theological Society, VII, 1996, 64-80.  



1994 "The Gospel of the Sanctuary. Its value for today," in Ministry, October 1994.  



1989 "Antithetical or Correspondence Typology," in F. B. Holbrook, ed., Issues in the Book of Hebrews (Biblical Research Institute, Washington, D.C., 1989), IV, 187-198.  



1986 "The Day of Atonement as related to the Contamination and Purification of the Sanctuary," in F. B. Holbrook, ed., 70 Weeks, Leviticus, Nature of Prophecy (Biblical Research Institute, Washington, D. C., 1986), III, 198-256.  
 
 
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