Sadly these events are stage-managed by the leaders, and no surprises are allowed to come up. I have attended Conference meetings and have the same impression of the proceedings. Where Motions must be submitted in writing a long time before the meeting.
This is true, as there has to be good form and order, but it does push aside some issues or ideas that people might have.
You don't want to pass something without proper study and thought; this could have huge implications. Rash decisions are not always good.
Ellen White had to fight the leaders at the General Conferences many a time, its a struggle. Not much you can do as long as we are on this earth...
The world is squeezing the SDA church into a worldly mold Why do they fly the Vatican flag on the main stage? As they said it was representing countries as yet unreached. Really? The only people living in the Vatican state are the Pope and a few Cardinals. These will never be reached by the SDA church ever.
As we have discussed before the additions to the church manual are quite unnecessary, as what EGW has written before is all we need as guidance, not a volume that reflects worldly bureaucratic standards.
Thanks, brother Steven we do seem to have similar views
I was really surprised when I heard the closing sermon by Ted Wilson where he said there will be a Sunday law. He has been known to have said there is no Sunday law in the pipeline.
Well, we have reached the point where we can see how they will do it as the whole world is being united into a new world order using climate change, the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, almost any event they can use and pass whatever they want as the US is being led by evil as it forms the image of the beast.