And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17

And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17
And the Spirit & the bride say, come...Revelation 22:17 - May We One Day Bow Down In The DUST At HIS FEET ...... {click on blog TITLE at top to refresh page}---QUESTION: ...when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? LUKE 18:8

Sunday, June 25, 2017

SDA Issues- Messchatology of Adventism

                             Avoid it,
    pass not by it,
        turn from it,
                        and pass away.

Proverbs 4:15

"The Adventist faith took shape around the central proposition that the same Jesus who made us and saved us, is coming back soon.  Our task was to warn and call forth the remnant before the Second Coming of Jesus.

A large body of believers continues to think of itself in these terms: To give sacrificially of time & funds; to rejoice over every new field entered with the gospel, to share the message with their neighbors. 

But increasingly, another group is turning to the social aspects of our faith.  They find themselves embarrassed by direct evangelism, and they prefer humanitarian outreach to direct soul-winning. Our premiere expectation of Christ's soon return is thus being replaced by leftist social justice causes, and committed Adventists are slowly being replaced by social justice warriors.  That isn't the church I joined.

Social Justice Subtexts

  •  Gender justice – the advancement of a feminist agenda. 
  •  Sexual justice – the advancement of homosexuality.
  •  Eco-Justice – The promotion of a radical environmentalist worldview.
  •  Reproductive Justice – the advancement and protection of abortion rights.
The Adventist Peace Fellowship is a collection of church members united by their sympathy for progressive political causes.  Think Adventist Berkeley.  Motivated by Social Justice ideology, these individuals formally organized in 2001 and received non-profit status in 2003.  Some of their stated passions include, gender justice (LGBT rights), racial justice, environmental justice (Green Church Movement), economic justice
Monte Sahlin, part of Adventist Today,
which began as a website dedicated to
bringing Evolution into the Church and
driving the Investigative Judgment
out of the Church
(socialist redistributions of wealth).... in the process deconstructing the Law of God down to one commandment--not two, or ten.  

 This intertwining of political liberalism with our end-time prophecy, given the name “Messchatology.”  And it is a mess.  It is found in abundance in our colleges and among certain faculty.

Some of the guiding thinkers of Adventist Peace Fellowship are:  Jeff Boyd, Lisa Diller, Todd Leonard, Nicholas (Nick) Miller, Bonnie Dwyer, Chris Blake, Trisha Famisaran, Chuck Scriven, Monte Sahlin, and Paul Mikov.

Adventist Peace Fellowship  (APF) has blended Adventism with activism, thus re-branding our pioneers as social justice warriors.

The utopian mindset only asks that each man enslave himself.  And once he has done that, he will only feel it right to demand that everyone else do likewise (progressive tyranny).  Do it for the

Former SDA Professor Trisha Famisaran,
who posted this reference to
Pope Francis from a positive perspective
on her Twitter Account
"Pope Francis--a leader who
preaches nonviolence and social justice"...
environment, for social justice, for the Pharaoh of every age and his ideology.  Enslave your mind. Kill your children (through abortion). This is the slavery of the liberal paradigm.  It requires few whips and many words.  It nudges men to be their own taskmasters and to reach out their hands to the Pharaoh of Social Justice in the hope that he will save them.

Dear friend, can we hang on to our eschatological expectations regarding the Law of God without aligning ourselves with moral evils that transgress the Law of God?  At a minimum, these people should recommend no politics at all.

Seventh-day Activists have promoted and participated in the redefinition of almost every doctrine of the Seventh-day Adventist church.  Should their social justice proposals prevail, the character of the church would be almost entirely redefined, leaving little beyond a lingering sentiment to tie us to the work of the pioneers." F7/Gerry Wagoner

P.S. - Where has this liberal lane taken Ryan Bell of the Hollywood SDA Church? Into open atheism (his infamous blog "a year without God")....and now as to former SDA professor Trisha Famisaran-

"Alas, it now appears that Professor Famisaran is walking the same path of unbelief that Pastor Bell walked before her.  Per her written submission to the Loma Linda panel, she is no longer a believer:

As for myself, I am agnostic about belief in God, . . . I consider myself post-theist to the traditional concept of God. . . . I am comfortable with the idea that this one life is the full measure of my existence in the universe.”
Of course, she had already rejected the traditional concept of God three years ago at Hollywood.  Now she seems to have rejected any concept of God.
Much of her short paper is a defense of the idea that those who no longer share Adventist beliefs should nevertheless remain in the Adventist community.  And, indeed, Professor Famisaran herself wants to remain an Adventist:

There is much to be gained from keeping one foot inside of the community, and I still have much to give back.”
She has already given us back our belief in God and our doctrines, and she still has much to give back?" F7

Charles Scriven, publisher of Spectrum Magazine (for Adventists who hate Adventist Doctrines) made this comment about the ultra-rebellious La Sierra -  “I admire La Sierra's long record of welcoming and supporting provocative teachers. I am flat out moved by the resiliency of this place,” he said.