And that’s not even factoring in the other things that could unilaterally sink Adventism, I believe:
- Racism: systemic and implicit
- Systematic spiritual, sexual, emotional, cognitive abuse
- Cultural amnesia
…and God knows what else.
Only a miracle can save this church.
If the experience of Sabbath could be moved from the busy, busy prefrontal cortex to the more core areas of the brain, there would be hope, I believe.
We are a very top-heavy, intellectual-religion people. Intellectual religion will not save us.
Ironically, the Sabbath-keeping Church operates largely, I argue, out of sympathetic nervous system dominance, and so can’t even find the Sabbath rest in Christ, because it is so busy unnecessarily defending it.
And, interestingly, finding the Sabbath rest in Christ is an activity of the whole hermeneutical community, because of the profound psychosocial impact we have on one another.
Let us help one another achieve balance in our autonomic nervous systems, and so find our Sabbath, our Lord, together.
The Sabbath is a state of mind—we have the Mind of Christ—and states of mind are physiological states.
If we don’t have the Mind of Christ, there is no Sabbath, no doctrine, no Edifice of Classic Adventism, to defend.
Let us stand in solidarity with Sandra Roberts and every other brother and sister—black, brown, white, born, and unborn—in the Body of Christ, for that is where Christ stands, and that is the place of Rest.