THE POLITICAL CLIMATE IS NOT ONLY WARMING IN GOVERNMENT BUT ALSO IN THE CHURCH. SDA MEMBERS ARE DIVIDED WITH ISSUES SUCH AS GAY MEMBERS, WOMEN PASTORS, DRUMS AND ELECTRIC GUITARS FOR WORSHIP. WILL THE GEN CONFERENCE SACRIFICE ITS BASE BELIEFS AND ROOTS TO ACCOMMODATE THE PROGRESSIVE NEW CULTURE AND TO HARMONIZE WITH THE LEFT LEANING THINKERS?
IN TEXAS, SOME SDA MEMBERS OF LATINO BACKGROUND HAVE BROKEN OFF INTO WHAT IS QUICKLY GAINING GROUND. THE NEW “IGLESIA ADVENIMIENTO DEL SEPTIMO DIA IS GROWING WITH MOSTLY EX SDA WHO WANT A MORE TRADITIONAL AND CONSERVATIVE WORSHIP. TRADITIONAL SONGS HYMNS. NO JEWELRY OR MOVIE THEATER ETC. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Jack God only want the best for you with a pleasant temp. what you seem to ignore here is that there is another player here who do not want the best for us. And Satan influences greedy men to take as much as possible of the resources of the earth with no thought for tomorrow. Resulting in forest fires, coral bleaching, hurricanes, higher than normal temperatures, and environmental refugees who can not live any longer on their corral islands because of raising seawaters.
The Bible points out that we should live here as we had a 1000 years and also as we only had one day. As you have pointed out I am no scientist and do not understand all the things that have befallen our poor planet. But I understand this, that mans greed is destroying our planet and I do not want to be found with the ones who Rev 11:18 The nations were angry, and your wrath came, as did the time for the dead to be judged, and to give your bondservants the prophets, their reward, as well as to the saints, and those who fear your name, to the small and the great; and to destroy those who destroy the earth.”
raising seawaters or flooding occurs when wet lands are destroyed by development.
I was talking about Pacific Islands corral atoll's not wetlands. Gabe, I have heard about the wetlands in your country and it is nothing like that.
Hawaii still exist as a state.
Gabe the word was corral atoll, not a volcano as Hawai is.
Thanks Jack. Your posts are really cooling the temperatures here (in more ways than one!).
Indeed, SDA members are divided by their beliefs, and GC can not do anything about it. Many churches and leaders do not obey to GC. They refuse GC resolutions, they reject SOP, they teach and practice what they want, and GC can not exclude them because "his hands are tied"... (maybe because of the money). A time will come, when children of God would come out of the world and join the church of God, and I think at this same time will the "badventists" leave the church. Money will not be necessary anymore.
An organization of home churches, as it was at the beginning of the church’s history, is far less costly. The resurrection of both home churches, and the activation of personal evangelism will revitalize the church, and complete the Work. The effect of the Latter Rain is not to add another floor to LLU Hospital, or expand the GC, but to more effectively carry out the Great Commission.
Excellent points Jack!
Home churches YES.
Walking by the spirit and fellowship with other believers YES!
Most of Christianity is IN APOSTASY.
The failure for majority of professing Christians to walk by the spirit, love and power of the holy spirit is the major problem.
The spirit of God is quenched routinely by all the denominations for the most part, which some individual exceptions of course.
Peter corrected those that thought they were drunk on the Day of Pentecost because they were speaking in tongues (so called babbling just as some say today); Peter said:
ACTS 2: "13Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
14¶ But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judæa, and all yethat dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 15For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 16But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:"
Peter said "But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel."
The holy spirit was given (the gift of God) and there is no excuse to "wait until the latter rain. The spirit of God is supposed to manifest but generally does not because of unbelief, lack of desire, fear of the Kundalini spirit, igrnorance, lack of mentors, fear, and basically no interest by the majority of believers to help others by the power of God in manifestation.
I here have been called counterfeit by Elijah and a few others without justification by those that have never manifested the spirit of God and have no discerning of spirits (revelation received from God, not guesses or opinions. Frankly, the state of almost all of Christianity is apostasy and is appalling, from the financial to the failure to distribute to the necessity of the saints as well as walking in the spirit and love and power of God as seen in the Book of Acts. These facts and truths speak badly of the majority of the religion known as "Christianity."
The extreme minority who do walk by the spirit and light of the Word in love and power must do all the work the others refuse to do. Many shall not receive much of a reward. Some will not be in eternity as the think?
Jesus will ask. why did you not help my people, relieve the poor and distribute to the necessity of the saints, heal the sick and broken hearted and show forth signs, miracles and wonders which follow those that believe, and why did you not follow my great commission by faith etc.
I am like one crying in the wilderness of unbelief. Where are the true believers; they are few and far between it seems.
"Frankly, the state of almost all of Christianity is apostasy and is appalling, from the financial to the failure to distribute to the necessity of the saints"
So tell us what you are doing for the Poor?
You avoid the failures of established denominations to follow the pattern of the Book of Acts to point the finger at me; attack the messenger and avoid the premises made in my post. So lets turn the question to what have you done to follow the pattern of the Book of Acts?
Why don’t you address my criticism of establishment Christianity in general instead of attacking me.
You most likely cannot refute my points validly, so as to defend SDA you attack me.
How about the poor James you avoid the question?