Thank you Pastor Blessing Mbele
for your profound, conscience raising exposé of the Eurocentric Adventist prophetic interpretations !
I myself , in a revulsion to apartheid, emigrated from South Africa in 1959.
Sirje, I applaud your comment about the GREAT CONTROVERSY as being, for Adventists. the 67th book of the Bible.
Uriah Smith’s Eurocentric interpretation of Revelation did make eminent sense to the white, colonial fellow Americans of his era, and was slavishly adopted / plagiarized by White for her GREAT CONTROVERSY thesis.
Mbele has stunningly dissected the imperfections of the Adventist position.
I myself have found the GREAT CONTROVERSY to be untenable for other reasons :
EGW delineates our theology as being an epic struggle between good / evil, Christ / Satan, for the edification / enlightenment of “THE UNIVERSE “
— those onlookers in heaven and “ unfallen worlds “ who become the JURORS in this trial.
If six millennia of egregious atrocities have not yet convinced “ the universe “ / the jurors that Satan is evil, what will ??
Since EGW’s demise we have had two world wars, the holocaust, Stalin’s gulag, Hiroshima, and Armenian, Pol Pot, Rwandan and Bosnian genocides — all so calamitous as to convince any “ jurors “ of rendering a verdict.
So why is this verdict / judgement so delayed ?
The “ good angels “ in heaven viewing the enormity of the Holocaust, must be mere automatons, without emotion nor feeling, not to be clamoring to God to curtail the carnage —stating, that since the horrors of Calvary, they had already been ready to vote their verdict !
As for the “ unfallen beings “ on other planets, they have to be either in total quarantine / black out censorship of events on planet earth , or they are of the mentality of aliens in the movie PLANET OF THE APES.
Any prospective “ juror “ in this epic controversy, who did not reach a verdict while viewing Calvary, is not worthy of participating as jurors in this supposed saga— the GREAT CONTROVERSY by EGW.
Furthermore, with huge swaths of the earth IMPERMEABLE to the Gospel / Christianity
— the one billion Muslims who disallow the bible, Christian churches in their territories
—- thé billion plus Chinese communists
—- thé billion plus Hindus who remain impervious to Christian doctrine
—— thé “ westernized “ supposedly “ judeo-Christian element becoming increasingly secular, non church / synagogue attending
— we can assert that this GREAT CONTROVERSY, currently has to be deemed a calamitous defeat for Christ and His followers !