I can only wish you well in this rigorous exegetical task, given the unwieldy material you have to work with, as set out in the definition above.
I certainly don’t envy you the task you have set your hand to.
Before we know it, it will be 200 years of working over this material!
Perhaps not nearly enough books have been written, read and discussed yet.
Perhaps not enough original texts have been discovered and deciphered, or enough archeological digs dug.
Or perhaps our hermeneutics is sorely lacking and we need to read 400 books on hermeneutics and merge thousands more horizons.
But…maybe we await visitation of benevolent prophetic extraterrestrials to set our eschatological brains to rights.
Or perhaps we need a strong fatherly hand to intervene and utilize the long arm of the General Conference in Session to enforce 19th century pillars of SDA Truth so that we can stop dilly-dallying and get on with our Mission.
No wait, perhaps the lay people should show some proper humility and yield to the scholars. Excellent idea!
But then again, it’s been over 50 years since a team of Evangelical scholars went over our beliefs with a fine tooth comb—maybe it’s time for another checkup and adjustment!
But really, isn’t Social Justice our mission now?
Maybe prophesy is just, you know, hooey.
But the church is hemorrhaging members, so we have to keep transfusing ourselves with Revelation Seminars!
So we need to dust off the Red Books and get cracking, if we want to survive…
But wait…we don’t want to be seen as Catholic Haters…
Branding! That’s the answer! The PR firm will fix this!
All the best, friends.