A surprise invitation was sent out on October 17, 2018, announcing the renewal of The One Project, which had previously come to an end. Friends of The One Project are invited to gather on February 17-18, 2019 in Redlands, California for an event titled “Before All Things,” which is based on Colossians 1:15–20.
The invitation is signed by Alex Bryan, Japhet De Oliveira, Tim Gillespie, Sam Leonor, Rodney Long, and Paddy McCoy.
Salvation is not found in being churched. Recall the thief on the Cross. He simply said — Remeber me when thou come into thy kingdom.That request indicated that the thief recognized Jesus as the Christ, the Messiah. The One Project claims to echo those words. Yet the name, the One Project seems to give some old timers pause as a gimmick. Obviously that is their problem. If I am correct, the term is meant to indicate that Christ, not the Church is the basis of one’s redemption. If so go to it.
Relationship is what these leader promote.
Relationship – not Works of ANY LAW.
Jesus said, If you LOVE Me, keep My commandments, and my commandments
give you REST to your Souls. A shared burden – “a shared yoke with him” and it
He DID NOT SAY, You have to keep a long list of Rules IF you want me to Love you.
Thank you Sirge for this link. This statement from Alex Bryan for me is the reason why we need the One Project. Praise God they are back to glorify Christ to the place where He is everything to us on a very personal basis.
" My contention: Scripture has lost its primal punch. For Adventists, the Bible is no longer wild, but tamed; no longer mysterious, but controlled. The Bible, bigger than us, has largely been disintegrated and reaggregated in a list of propositions, which are smaller than us. God breathed the Bible; we breathed the ‘28.’ And herein lies ground ripe for our present moment." Alex Bryan.
Simply put: It focuses on Jesus Christ with creative presentations and group discussions called recalibrations after each presentation about Jesus.
Critics say the focus on Christ should be changed to:
The Three Angels’ Messages
The Unique End Time message
In other words, NOT JESUS, because ALL Christian Churches include Him, but on areas of Adventism’s unique pillar doctrines.
Oh, and they don’t care for the beautiful music–original and creative as well–that focuses on Christ.
Christ, it appears, as a topic creates suspicion and does not rise to the level of intense study and focus in their eyes.
Although I am not part of an “anti-bigshot SDA crowd,” I would direct you to the GC response to The One Project and their questions. You can find the article here at Spectrum where it was discussed. Their document is included in the Spectrum article.
Ed – I am not sure that the One Project wants to change the church.
But the One Project MESSAGE could change the CONTENT of our Evangelistic
What would happen if we Preached Jesus as the main focus of our Evangelism
instead of Beasts, Images, and Fear?