I agree with you discussion.Praise the Lord of all lords.Amen...
I pray there are.
For I think that would be the best place to influence them for the good.
We have nothing to fear ... if we as individuals stand for truth.
And I stand for all that our church stands for .... for it is all truth from scripture.
Scripture is always our guide. We can check on the General Conference by opening our Bibles.
So far ... So Good.
I fail to understand you my friend. you really confuse me
We are warned Come out of her my people.We the honest people of God will not be under the umbrella of
the Gen. Con.If the leader is corrupt so with the followers.
Sorry I float in and out so often that I miss the chat. I am sure we will talk sometime.
There may be jesuits in the SDA church administration, however, I am not overly concerned about that. What is more important to watch for is those who advocate practices and teachings that are out of harmony with the Bible, no matter what office they might hold or not hold.
Here is a safe guideling to follow, the one Jesus gave to us.
"I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me." JOH 5:30 NASB
If someone comes along with a new teaching or practice, just ask where they get it from. If they say that it is so we can attract the world, or conform to our culture, or provide people with what they want or any other like argument, you can know for a certain that they are a false prophet and should be avoided. The standard all must meet is this one:
"And when they say to you, "Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter," should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?  To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn." Isaiah 8:19-20 (ESV)
We need to inquire of our God for instructions, not any other authority. When we inquire of our culture, or apostate protestants, or Catholics or athiest, or the heathen, et al., we are looking to be mislead. Only when we remain with the clear instructions God has given to us can we be safe.
The label or organization they come from makes little difference. The important thing is whether they are submitted to God and His instructions or not. Virtually every false prophet will claim to be a true prophet. After all, if they claim they are a false prophet, who would listen to them?
Something that is popular today is taking a text that may appear to deal with the subject and not take it in context. Here is an example.
"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." Galatians 3:28 (ESV)
This and a similar passge in Peter's letters to the church is used to say that gender and race or social status makes any difference in regards to who can be a spiritual leader or not. Such an argument is pure nonesense. When one becomes a Christian, it does not eliminate the differences between men and women. Since anyone can see that is not true, the balance is not true either. Then when the context is read, it is clear that it is talking about who can have a relationship with Jesus, nothing more. So, when this is taken to mean something else. they are doing like Eve did and going beyound what God has said. That is always dangerous. The more a person is trusted, the more dangerous it is to go beyound what is stated in God's word.
This is often seen in those who are expounding on the prophetic books, esecially Revelation. The Bible gives clear instructions as to how Revelation is to be understood, there is no excuse for some of the wild ideas I have heard expounded on.
The bottomline is to surrender to the Holy Spirit and test the spirits to see if they are from God or not.
@ Pearl: I think so, but I would like to know more about that. They are in our churches, but the GC..Maybe or maybe not. But, we should not be surprise because the wheat and the tares are freshly growing together in God's church. Satan himself is coming to church nowadays. The battle is against the Church, so why not? All we need to do as sincere Christians is to LOOK FULLY AT JESUS and prepare for the second coming of Christ daily. Let us also pray for our leaders in the GC so that they wont compromise the standards of the Bible..No matter what, God's church will survive.
I would certainly not be surprised.
I found it amazing while I was studying at Union College that various Catholic universities would send me recruitment letters at least once a year and more often once a semester attempting to recruit me to their seminaries and the priesthood. I don't know much about the various Catholic orders of priest, brothers and nuns, and they usually did not seem to name specific orders in these letters, but I am under the impression most were Dominicans and only one or two were received from Jesuits. This was all a long time ago, I don't remember details of it. But clearly they do actively attempt to recruit priest from the ranks of other denominations. It would be just as likely that the Jesuits would then send some of those recruits right back to the organizations they were recruited from.