My SDA membership probably still subsists somewhere in some congregation; but no, it’s not my church anymore either.
This used to bother me, but the fact is that my views don’t line up with “the 28” and likely never did. (The “28” today are so detailed and prolix that I doubt more than 1% of baptizees believe them in their totality or even understand them). Since I don’t adhere to the SDA official statement of beliefs, it is I who ought to withdraw, and it is why I withdrew.
TW and his ilk represent “the 28”. He represents those who mistakenly believe EGW was inspired. He represents the biblioidolators who place a slavish unthinking adherence to the written ancient legends above all reason, common sense, observation, experiment, discovery and knowledge.
TW represents those who cling to those silly notions of a papal “sunday law” conspiracy, who uphold that ridiculous work of fantasy fiction entitled “The Great Controversy” over actual facts and history, and those who won’t accept that nothing of cosmic importance actually happened in 1844.
TW represents what the church is - a group clinging to the mistaken beliefs, and refusing to admit that the “pioneers” got it all wrong. With a dose of reality, and under different leadership, something of value could be salvaged from the organizational structure of the church and some of its more salutary cultural aspects, but its anti-intellectual theoretical edifice is rotten to the core. No - it’s not my church either.