We have been taught that Christ delays His coming,
because “He is not willing that any should perish”.
Since EGW penned the GREAT CONTROVERSY,
there are BILLIONS more people on the planet
---- billions more to “perish” than if Christ had come
150 or 1500 years ago.
Christ did say through John the Revelator,
circa AD 90, that He would come SOON.
How could that be truthful,
if we believe the 1844 sanctuary prophecy?
Surely one time frame contradicts the other?
Current demographics show
one million births occur EACH WEEK,
most of them to non-Christian families,
and in conditions of utter squalor,
–shanty towns in Africa,
or sordid slums in Rio or Calcutta.
Many will die of dysentery or starvation
before the age of five, and most will "perish"
eternally being born to “heathen” mothers!
The “misery index” on our planet rises exponentially–
a miasma of misery mantles our globe
–drowning, starving migrants
on several oceans, millions of war refugees,
Ebola epidemics, ISIS atrocities ad nauseum.
It is hard to stomach the evening news–
I cringe with each new calamity!
And we are still to endure a “time of trouble
such as never was”?
How do God’s nostrils tolerate the STENCH
of so much agony and anguish?
The demographics reveal that with each
decade delay in Christ’s coming, countless
MORE are eternally lost, and millions more
are mired in abject misery.
The price tag for this delay in Christ’s return
exacted in mankind’s misery,
is getting increasingly, prohibitively EXPENSIVE.
Our initial GC speaker was not encouraging
in explaining away this delay,
and the denomination will increasingly
"have egg on its face" the longer the
time elapses since William Miller’s “mistake”.