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All nine Unions in the NAD will likely issue statements endorsing the NAD Pro-Defiance document. The pressure on them to do so will be significant.
Swimming against a strong tide, the powerful forces of rebellion easily prevailed over them. It makes you long to see more individuals stand up against this runaway freight train.
“It’s going to be wonderful,” atheist Vosper said in an interview Friday. “We’ll be out from underneath that heavy cloud. Now we’ll be able to really fly.”
Emile Ratelband told a court in Arnhem in the Netherlands that he did not feel “comfortable” with his date of birth, and compared his wish to alter it to people who identified as transgender.
A century ago today, the guns fell silent across Europe. At 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 1918--the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month—the Great War finally came to an end.
Calls for the NAD to keep more of its tithe dollars will increase, as leaders deepen their indignation over compliance and accountability.
Still, God is gracious. During all these quarreling years our Church has been growing for five years in a row with more than 3,500 new members a day ... exclusively in Third World countries and not in the West!
If the teachings of the church are harming people, then we need to rethink those teachings.
Of greater concern to me than the tirade from Dan Jackson, are the cult-like standing ovations from people in the room.
Each level of church organization is responsible to the next highest level and this just ensures that that process is followed.
"We don't care what action! We don't care what body! WE DO NOT CARE! We have a mandate from God to encourage, to enhance, and empower women to serve as pastors”
It claims that Compliance is fueled by white privilege, while itself burns on the high-octane fuel of generational bitterness.
The Reverend Susan Rothenberg, a Presbyterian minister, took the occasion of President Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh to scream at him from a distance, telling him that he was not welcome.
The Compliance Document is diabolical. They cannot stop women’s ordination because it is right. What can we do? There is one thing that the GC understands. Money.
May God also protect those faithful members in the SECC, delivering them from the devastating consequences of rebellion.
You do not speak for these censored thousands, and suppressing their voice will bring them—one day—to speak against you and your ‘leadership.’
“You will never achieve unity through the enforcement of compliance…you will perhaps achieve uniformity,” Jackson argued. “The women’s issue” as he called it “will never go away….EVER”
The cover features two guys pushing baby strollers and leaning towards each other in a manner reminiscent of housewives sharing butternut soup recipes over the back fence.
During this final service, he also dedicated the baby son of Amber Machado, who will grow up with two mommies, as the ‘book’ says.
One hundred seventy-four years ago today, the followers of William Miller waited for Jesus to return to the earth. They were bitterly disappointed when He did not.
Patterson states that the Compliance Document and the world church decision to adopt it is a “Declaration of War.”
By means of the insulation resulting from the different levels of structure, non-compliant entities have prevented themselves from being kept accountable to the church.
A group cannot fulfill its purpose if a minority engages in prolonged fighting over the agreed rules.
But [God’s] mercy was misinterpreted. Lucifer pointed to the long-suffering of God as an evidence of his own superiority, an indication that the King of the universe would yet accede to his terms.
Many are asking what happens next. In two weeks, the Executive Committee of the North American Division will discuss and decide how to address this unfortunate development.
Live updates from Fall Council at Battle Creek.
In a collaborative effort, leaders in the NAD are discussing how the church in North America will move forward.
Live updates from Battle Creek Annual Council
This thread will contain regular updates on the business session today. Look for the Compliance issue at 2 PM.
Quote of the day: “Lord we are not here to command, but to humbly seek your will in Scripture and follow it” (Elder Ted Wilson).