The only ‘unscary’ response to such news about the ‘corporate’ goings-on of a supposed ‘religion’,
is a visceral, gagging reaction.
There are no more successful ‘mom-and-pop’ family businesses, but only ‘corporate’ ‘big box stores’ . . .
no more ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people’ in ‘civilized’ modern societies,
but wealthy corporations are now fast becoming the only ‘persons’ that legally ‘matter’ . . .
and to think that the SDA church of Jesus Christ is no longer concerned with the ‘cozy’, ‘comforting’ language of Isaiah 40, but with the ‘corporate-speak’ most used in ‘scary’, detached, modern ‘legal’ settings – ‘licensing and registering of the program name’, ‘consistent with responsible corporate practice across all business names used by the church’, ‘along with other church brands the Church has upgraded its protection and registered such names as trademarks’ . . . .
Well, no wonder Jesus gags, too, when thinking of ‘His’ church these days.
Any other response by Him would be truly as ‘scary’ as the SDA church ‘corporation’ has become:
“So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. “Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— . . . .” Revelation 3:16,17 NKJV
Perhaps it would be a good thing on Sabbaths (like today) for the poor, weary ‘sheep’ of the SDA church of Jesus Christ to boycott the SDA pews on Sabbaths, and join Jesus in the bathroom . . .
until the SDA church makes the decision whether to act like a wealthy ‘corporation’,
or like the comforting ‘Good Shepherd’ Who is even their ‘Head’, their ‘CEO’ . . . !
Have you hugged your Earthly ‘lawyer’, today ? . . . or, your Heavenly Advocate ?
What an unnerving form of hollow ‘legalism’ this is that has infected the SDA religion !