@Sirje, thanks for your commentary regarding fruits. I took GC down from the book shelf and read some of the symbolism of what constitutes “current historic prophetic interpretation”. I’ve always had difficulty “present truth’ing” where I (we) stand along the prophetic timeline … to me this specifically ties into the “apocalyptic inset of time and space”… which leads me to the reality that EVERYTHING prophetically ties into a socialized “context”.
SDA “evanglizing” is not related or tied into a call into the Kingdom of God, but to alignment and preparation out of fear.
If people are brought in “out of fear” then what flows out of the fear… is the tainted “fear” fruit. Being prepared for heaven is evidenced by “much fruit” because of he vine that someone is “attached to”… namely Jesus/Christ.
Bringing this current to today’s socialized context (unless you live under a rock and have no access to social media), the fear tactic and multiple contradictions of belief (abortion, WO, EGW sourcing, et. al)… water down “make of none effect” the fear mantra still followed in evangelization.
If SDA’s have the truth, and they are the train… going to the back of the caboose, picking up a cigar, and reading the paper, in the lounge car… doesnt really make sense in today’s world.
with kind regards,