Why indeed focus on the cross or the Bible?
Particularly when the cross symbolizes the hatred which was the antithesis of what seems to have been Jesus’ most essential message and when it was the “by the book” people of his time who wanted to literally nail him to it?
And why dwell on the inspiration of the Bible as if it is something special and only available to very few authors, none of whom knew Jesus personally?
Why didn’t Jesus tell his followers to write books about what was essentially a non-verbal path, or inform them that in 2,000 years he was going to send EGW secret messages which would fill in every little detail about the “right” way to live?
And why be vague about it? Why not mention her by name and give the exact date of her ministry?
And instead of any of the above why did Jesus say, just before he left, that the he really wasn’t going anywhere and that he was leaving the Holy Spirit-HIS spirit-which would be available to all of us, all the time, this rather than be forced to sort out his teachings from third, fourth and fifth hand sources, or spend two millennia searching the skies for his return?
If you find this negative or an attempt to dump on Adventism, so be it. But as is so often the case with your accusations, I think you’re gaslighting of others is nothing more than very accurate descriptions of the negativity of which you are most guilty.
I know you have complicated rebuttals and apologetics (which you and very few others understand) but I see them as nothing more than that; answers which you believe but cannot prove to be the only, or even the best ones. Most importantly, while I find your explications intellectual and precise, I also feel them to be merely that and uninspired emotionally. Thus, I remain confident in my decision to disregard them, preferring the much simpler awareness that god has the power and ability to reach all of his creatures individually and without the need for violations of natural laws, preternatural secrecy or special treatment of anyone.