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Can you recognize elements of the New Theology if you encounter it? Why is it so dangerous to salvation itself?

The new theology has its counterpart in the defection of one of the most able speakers and leaders of the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Dudley M. Canright. Much beloved by Elder and Mrs. White, he nevertheless wavered back and forth on his commitment to the message. By the 1880's, he had completely defected, never again to walk in the pathway of light. He became a most vigorous opponent of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He repeatedly wrote against the sanctuary message and espoused a number of Augustinian principles in his theology. Even today, his book against the Seventh-day Adventist truth are found widely distributed in seminary libraries across
America and in other parts of the world.
By the turn of the century, others were to challenge the unity of the faith. Prominent amongst these was Albion F. Ballinger. Ballinger had been a missionary to Great Britain, but by 1905,upon his return to the United States, he was strongly denying the sanctuary message and presenting a gospel built upon justification alone. He unquestionably was a forerunner of the heresy that so seriously disrupts the Seventh-day Adventist Church today.
A contemporary of Ballinger, Louis R. Conradi, became one of the most influential early proponents of the new theology in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Conradi, as a young German living in the United States, accepted the Adventist faith in the 1870's. However, evidence indicates that he lost confidence in the Spirit of Prophecy over Ellen White's support of the messages of Waggoner and Jones at the 1888 Minneapolis Conference. Thereafter, he was a constant critic of the Spirit of Prophecy, and, though he assumed wide leadership responsibilities in the church, never did he fully support the truths held by our church………………….{Colin Standish, Deceptions of the New Theology}

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