He included 5 “RED BOOK” quotes compared to 3 bible ones until the wrap which included 2 more bible verses…which were not read by him.
END-- PHIL 1:9, 2 TIM 1:7
7:26 Do you agree that Jesus is in the most holy place ministering for us?
2:52 Advice to check scriptures. If one uses scriptures only is it pro or con W.O.?
5:30 Mention of Holy Spirit being poured out…(.ACTS 5:32 is the condition and not being met.)
7:15 Advice to keep eyes fixed on Jesus…rather than those who disagree with others. Is this message a damage control short speech to counter those who are spreading fear about SDA collapse if WO passes?
All of the fuss on WO, IJ, LGBT, LGT, evolution, contemplative prayer, emerging church, new age…
I challenge this speaker, Ted Wilson, Jerry Page, and all ministerial secretaries to implement sermon surveys ASAP to see if these are the vital issues or is it the quality of sermons weekly preached by SDA clergy.
SDA surveys reveal that the top reasons people go out the back door is that their needs are not being met and conflict with pastors.
1 Corinthians 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
The very first quote cited launches the speech agenda which is to counter fear.
The SDA denomination is obsessed with fear/paranoia. I have lost track of the times people at church have said when discussing contemporary events…"That is scary"
Just yesterday the "time of trouble " was mentioned in Sabbath school again.
Close of probation, mark of beast, death decree, SUNday law.
What will almost all who hear the constant phrase…"Jesus is coming soon " like mentioned in this short speech think…? Am I ready/prepared for heaven or the close of probation??
Fear leads to control obsession… good luck dealing with it in a reactive, haphazard manner.
Typical dealing with symptoms and not root causes.