The Value of Local Church Membership in Light of Recent Developments

My Sunday church, Episcopal, has not had a service dog, but one member
frequently brings her little dog and it sits on the pew with her.
Perhaps you might inquire with a selected church more specifically. And to
allow them to evaluate your dog before saying Yes, or No.

“Apple cider Vinegar” is popular.

Evaluate? The Americans with Disabilities Act allows businesses to ask 2 questions.
In situations where it is not obvious that the dog is a service animal, staff may ask two questions : (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and ( 2 ) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform.

I am on Social Security Disability. Therefore, yes I am disabled and I choose to use a service dog rather than other medical equipment.

My service dog has gone through countless hours of training to mitigate my disabilities. He provides mobility assistance among other tasks.

That is the only evaluation allowed or needed. Thank you. God bless.


Very important to remember. Many church members unwittingly give power to the General Conference administrators that God has not intended for them to have. And those who put their minds toward ministering to others rather than debating and re-debating the hot-button issues of the day will be relieved of much of their anxiety.


Perhaps the Pastors at the churches you had in mind need to meet
your animal companion so they can recognize first hand that it would
be no problem.
Most Pastors have no experience with service animals. Perhaps you
could provide a teaching opportunity.


Isn’t this what the “sheep” are doing when they “blindly” follow TW and his cohort?


The church, like any other hierarchical system, is designed to self replicate. The current leaders may pass along and leave their positions but the people who will back fill those positions are most likely to of the same ilk as those they are replacing. “Leaders” promote those that are most like themselves.


I am having difficulty reconciling “When the church is defined in terms of people given a special mission, leaving the church means literally leaving these people and abandoning this mission. You can argue there are other ways of fulfilling the Christian calling apart from the church, but Paul would quickly reply, “The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’” (1 Corinthians 12:21a, NIV).” with this concept:

“Before the final visitation of God’s judgments upon the earth, there will be, among the people of the Lord, such a revival of primitive godliness as has not been witnessed since apostolic times. The Spirit and power of God will be poured out upon His children. At that time many will separate themselves from those churches in which the love of this world has supplanted love for God and His Word. Many, both of ministers and people, will gladly accept those great truths which God has caused to be proclaimed at this time, to prepare a people for the Lord’s second coming.” ~ Great Controversy, p. 464 (italic supplied).

I’m on board with a “special mission”, what I call a remnant message. And I believe that there is a remnant people who are tasked with the job of sharing a remnant message. Is this article suggesting that to be one of the “people of the Lord” or “His chidren”, the fulcrum is an issue of being a card-carrying member? Does “accepting those great truthes” assume card-carrying membership? Could it be, in an age where people are sincere Truth-seekers, that “many” will accept the remnant message without being card-carrying? Here are some statistics of what I see as a growing global culture shift and so my question truely becomes one of, What is this special/remnant mission? and is that different or the same as a special/remnat message?(


Based on the Bible,what is in summary this "remnant message?


Persons where I live who have stopped attending my SDA church
did not quit being Christian. They just changed congregations in
the community and very active there.


Steve, Tom Zwemer was a perfect example of this reality.

It is so bad that the spirit of exclusivity, grandiosity, separatism, superiority, well, to put it together - spiritual arrogance - has been infiltrated and inflated among great part of the SDAC clergy and membership.


Yes! I believe He was with her, even at night. What did she copy exactly? So your saying God was with her only in the daytime?

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Well, this is not actually about what God did. This is about what She did at night. And She never told anybody, just put everything under her name as author. And the books flew off the shelves.

This is all that I am saying. Just sayin’…

More recent developments:

If this is true, whoever comes in won’t have a pleasant Future.

It’s true. It was announced today at NAD Year End Meetings.

Unless it’s a TW fanboy.


What would be ironic would be to elevate the President of the Columbia
Union to NAD President. :innocent:,:grin:


Or Sandra Roberts…:rofl:


I go with Sandra Roberts. Though her brother, Randy Roberts would do a great job as well, and Sandy could keep our SECC running great as it is.


Watching Ted and Sandra work together would be #Ah-mazing! :slightly_smiling_face:

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