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Re: SECC Defies World Church, Nominates and Elects Roberts President
« Reply #80 on: April 15, 2017, 02:15:51 PM »
The rebellion conference leader, Sandra Roberts, has a sad attitude towards unity in regards to theological (Bible) truth. She speaks of the conference who elected her president: "The conference has grown in depth and breadth of ministry as we have become this incredible and beautifully diverse community of people. We are diverse not just in language and culture but also in areas such as worship styles, and our conference contains the entire spectrum of theologies and ideologies under the umbrella of Adventism."

Yes, I am sure they do. It is a "big tent" they have created. That umbrella she speaks of includes probably as many false "gospels" as we could find in entire divisions. What does the Apostle Paul have to say about this? "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." Galatians 1:8,9.
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Re: SECC Defies World Church, Nominates and Elects Roberts President
« Reply #81 on: April 15, 2017, 04:45:05 PM »

The key word she used there was "Adventism." While she likely meant Seventh day Adventism ( their version) she did not use that title and she more aptly describes the Adventism of many of the Sunday churches.
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Re: SECC Defies World Church, Nominates and Elects Roberts President
« Reply #82 on: April 15, 2017, 07:31:41 PM »
Cp, Elder Wilson in his first sermon to the church after he was elected in 2010 spoke about the importance of calling God's church "Seventh-day Adventist".  The term "Adventism" is in direct opposition to the light we have. SDA was an abbreviation of our name, but "Adventism" is a misnomer being used more and more by those who in many cases are opposing God's will for His church. There is a culture of "Adventism" attempting to replace God's true church. It will not succeed any more than will removing the "Seventh-day" from the church name or business card.
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Re: SECC Defies World Church, Nominates and Elects Roberts President
« Reply #83 on: April 16, 2017, 09:22:21 AM »
The term "Adventism" is in direct opposition to the light we have.


I'll be honest I had never considered that some are using the shortened term "adventism" as some kind of resistance or attempt to oppose or replace our name and change things. I had always assumed in our day and age that it was simply a lazy way of saying things. However, I can see where who is using the shortened term might have an agenda. Especially in the light and counsel that we have been given concerning our name Seventh-day Adventist.

No name which we can take will be appropriate but that which accords with our profession, and expresses our faith, and marks us as a peculiar people. The name, Seventh-day Adventist, is a standing rebuke to the Protestant world. Here is the line of distinction between the worshipers of God, and those who worship the beast, and receive his mark. The great conflict is between the commandments of God and the requirements of the beast. It is because the saints are keeping all ten of the commandments that the dragon makes war upon them; and if they will lower the standard and yield the peculiarities of their faith, the dragon will be at peace. But Godís people excite the ire of the dragon because they have dared to raise the standard, and unfurl their banner in opposition to the Protestant world, who are worshiping the institution of Papacy. {4bSG 54.4}
The name, Seventh-day Adventist, carries the true features of our faith in front, and will convict the inquiring mind. Like an arrow from the Lordís quiver, it will wound the transgressors of Godís law, and will lead to repentance toward God, and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. {4bSG 55.1}
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Re: SECC Defies World Church, Nominates and Elects Roberts President
« Reply #84 on: April 17, 2017, 02:10:00 AM »
I'm afraid "Adventism" is often used in a cultural sense, rather than in a theological or spiritual sense.  It is used a lot by "progressives."  Others may not realize what the implications are when they use the term.  I've never liked it, and I don't use it.  Terms like "the truth," "the Advent message," and "present truth," are not heard much anymore, and many professed Adventists disparage the term "present truth."
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Re: SECC Defies World Church, Nominates and Elects Roberts President
« Reply #85 on: April 17, 2017, 04:50:36 AM »
I'm afraid "Adventism" is often used in a cultural sense, rather than in a theological or spiritual sense.  It is used a lot by "progressives."  Others may not realize what the implications are when they use the term.  I've never liked it, and I don't use it.  Terms like "the truth," "the Advent message," and "present truth," are not heard much anymore, and many professed Adventists disparage the term "present truth."

"Adventism" Does not really mean a whole lot. It is ecumenical in nature. One could see how a people that wish to be like others and shun being peculiar would adopt the term as preferable. I am noticing too that the title "Christian Seventh day Adventist" is used more often. When I joined the church you never heard that. People that say that take a mildly defensive posture as though trying to prove SDAs do not have two heads.
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