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“The origins of this document come from you; it is your document,” stated Ted Wilson, to the committee members. “The issue is: ‘Should organizations be willing to abide by the rules they themselves have set up?’ ”
I introduced myself. God's church will go forward in His way, we believe! Fellow Newboldian David Trim spoke, chronicling scores of early SDA missionaries who gave their lives in foreign service.
By Sunday morning, the Adventist atmosphere had shifted from an easy-going reflection on our heritage to an apprehensive west wind of expectation.
Now it is the better part of a century later and I’m thinking of the Fall Council and the opposite convictions so zealously, steadfastly proclaimed, as so ably reported by our moderator and at such length commented on by you.
When Moses heard of the rebellion of Korah, he fell on his face (Numbers 16:4). It is my sincere desire that those engaged in foment in the church will turn from their course, that they will come before the Lord in repentance.
This is a video of officers and pastors of the Netherlands Union of Conferences dancing on the lawn of the Union Conference.
To not follow what has been voted in a GC Session is a very serious action on the part of church leaders. It puts church governance in question and undermines their own authority.
The world church would love to leave these contentions behind us. We believe we must focus on mission and God’s mandate to spread His gospel of love to the world as a united church. However, we simply cannot ignore decisions that we make as a global body.
We are seeing the organized appearance of the non-biblical Post-Modernist Adventism, which is taking possession of the administration of several Divisions and Unions. It is not only WO or Homosexuality. It is a completely altered system of thought which operates not only outside biblical Adventism, but also outside of conservative biblical Protestantism.
One of the tenets of religious freedom is the freedom for religious organizations to maintain their unity, mission and values. The Seventh-day Adventist Church has a right to expect its adherents, who choose of their own free will to be members, to comply with the teachings and policies of the church family.
Friend, you may not have all the answers that you wish you had, but as long as you know that God knows His good plans for you, you don’t need to know in order to have the peace and hope that your soul beckons for.
The Adventist Left has invented a new conspiracy theory about San Antonio: that Elder Wilson hid the findings of the Theology of Ordination Study Committee. That’s nuts.
This Bylaws article was put into the Working Policy for crises such as this. And mind ye, every level has this provision, even to the local church level.
But look up, O victims! If Satan is the originator of victimization and chief victimizer, Christ has swallowed up victimhood in victory.
GFLGBT+LO appears to be pushing for acceptance of terms and practices that do not please God. This is not the redemptive approach outlined by Jesus for His disciples.
Modern environmentalism and Darwin’s dangerous ideas are coupled like a nest of snakes that are writhing together.
When you begin to think like this you ask questions like, “Is it worse to cut down a tree, or to murder a human? To a philosophically conscientious and consistent environmentalist—“It depends.”
What we Seventh-day Adventists request of the rebels—who are losing the sense of mission that was entrusted us—is to respect what was voted in GC Session, or resign from their administrative leadership.
Like a latent virus, such ideas swirl in the brackish backwaters of Christianity, particularly among some feminists, only awaiting the right circumstance to spread like a contagious epidemic.
Mysticism is not part of our tradition in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, nor should it be.
The Sabbath controversy among Adventists in the Pacific is increasingly being reported in secular media. It is an embarrassment to our church. When will the General Conference act?
But this is not what Jesus was talking about. Jesus said don’t condemn. Merely observing is not condemning.
If it happens that we experience this Amazing Grace, let’s show it to each other. For, blessed is anyone, whose transgression is forgiven.
So groomed greeters, grinning like Halloween pumpkins with candles inside, have been stationed at the entrance doors. And thus the Mega-Church Greeter Wars has been launched.
LGBT+ rights advocates seek to silence Christians transformed by the gospel. Those who long campaigned for tolerance are now the intolerant.
Although we as a denomination still officially hold to a literal, six-day creation for life on earth, that does not mean we are immune to the pervasive influence of Evolution and Pantheism— far from it, as we will see in Part 3 of this article.
It is worth noting that in the southwest, many converts to Adventism are converted Catholics.
No real Christian is a racist. He sees all racism as wrong, not just white racism. Sinful man is inclined to hate anyone not like himself, and thus all races are prone to this problem. Even Al Sharpton is a racist in the truest definition of racism.
I know youth and young adults that are warm, zealous and consecrated. I know many of them. And almost all of them were spanked at least occasionally.
When is the last time you heard that someday your sins will be “blotted out?”