Elder Wilson Calls for Prayer, Unity, and Respect for the Session Vote

Elder Ted Wilson, president of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, has posted a video summons to prayer, ahead of the opening of Annual Council, which begins Thursday evening in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Greetings to each of you as members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church around the world-----almost 21 million of us.  Yes, I am speaking directly to each of you, our dear and faithful members of God’s Advent movement.  Soon the Annual Council of the General Conference Executive Committee will meet in Battle Creek, Michigan, . . . We will review how God has led His pioneers in the past and have great confidence in how He will lead us in the future.  As always, we are completely trusting in Him. 

Elder Wilson also calls for respect for the 2015 Session Vote:

Testimonies for the Church, Volume 9, page 261, states, “God has ordained that the representatives of His church from all parts of the earth, when assembled in a General Conference, shall have authority.” 

Regardless of what you may hear or read, please know that the General Conference has carefully endeavored through focused dialogue, accurate information, and earnest prayer to bring understanding and clarity to the church regarding the privilege and sacred responsibility of every elected leader to respect the voted actions of the General Conference Sessions . . . even if we may not agree with every action. Think of the organizational chaos and disunity that would result if the church was not guided by carefully discussed and mutually agreed upon policies.

The full video is here: