What have we done? We were told to be in the world but to but not to be off this world, but that is exactly what we have done as Christians. We have become exactly like the worldly Gentiles around us. We as Adventists are especially guilty of this and that is not to say that Adventists are somehow special and that we will be the only ones in Heaven, because I know for a fact that there will be other people from other religions in Heaven. Only a misguided fool would think otherwise.
One in four Adventists has been divorced at some point in their
life. One in six have experienced divorce since joining the Seventh-day
Adventist church. For the others, the divorce happened before becoming
Adventists. People with Low incomes are more likely to have gone through
a divorce than are higher income respondents. Blacks and whites are
more likely to have gone through a divorce than are Asians and
Hispanics. Recent converts are also more likely to have been divorced.
The largest number of respondents (43 percent) were under30 years of age
at the time of their divorce. Another third were under 40, and less
than one in four were over 40 or older. One in five Adventists who have
experienced divorce have also gone through a second, third, or
subsequent marriage dissolution. Almost all of these individuals have
had only two divorces. Only a handful of respondents indicated they had
been divorced three or more times. A third of the divorces experienced
by respondents were finalized in the 1980s, a time in which the rate of
divorce among Adventists appears to have reached an all-time high. The
rate of divorce among Adventists increased significantly for three
decades the 1960s, the 1970s and the 1980s.It is equally clear that the
divorce rate declined in the 1990s. Divorces by Adventist couples or any
couple for that matter, usually has an impact on the children.Two out
of three of divorced people do say that they had minor children in the
home at the time of their divorce. Nearly a third of the divorced
respondents say children from a previous marriage were part of their
family when they went through a divorce. This is evidence of the higher
incidence of divorce in second marriages. These children, now going
through a second or possibly even a third divorce, are especially at
risk. They particularly need the attention,compassion, and ministry of
caring Christians. The wife was employed full-time at the time of the
divorce in a little more than half of couples. In another quarter of
couples she was employed part-time. I don’t think that this statistic is
trying to say that it is somehow the woman’s fault because of a divorce
but for some odd reason us men somehow feel emasculated when our wifeis
earning more money than we are.
The proceeding statistical data for North American Adventists are quoted from: Sahlin, Monte& Norma, A New Generation of Adventist Families, 1997. Lincoln,Nebraska: Center for Creative Ministry.
have evidence of even greater sin in amongst many of our congregations.
There is evidence of mismanagement of funds, fraud and deception on a
grand scale.People have stolen money from the church over the years.
Hugo Gambetta former vice president of Lake Region Conference was
terminated after it had been found that he and others had misused funds
and were involved in illegal immigration activities. Now this same Hugo
is now all over the web claiming that the current Pope has an Adventist
brother, this is very dangerous for us as a church because what is being
hinted at here is that the Pope could attack the church because of this
supposed brother, or course it could also mean that the Pope will not
attack the church at all. I so far have found no evidence of any brother
of the Pope that is an Adventist or that there ever was one who was an
Adventist. The problem is that this could pass the blame for the coming
persecution off onto the Catholic Church even more than it is already
being passed off. We are already being accused of hating the Catholic
Church by many former Adventists and other Christian groups. I think
Hugo’s comments are misguided and ill-timed and quite possibly could be
outright fraud again. The General Conference of Adventists has confirmed
to many people by phone that this video is an outright fabrication.
What is going on here? This guy is going to cause more issues for the
Adventist church. What will be the ultimate result of this guy’s
Within our church we have issues with abuse,
spousal abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse.It is pretty bad when a pastor
of a church here in Virginia is charged with sexual battery of a
thirteen year old, and his wife is also charged with failure to report
child abuse. This happened in Luray Virginia and for those of you who
may be wondering it was not an Adventist pastor.
We also have seen
many in our church choose the gay lifestyle even though they had been
raised in loving homes. Ask yourself why it is that so many are choosing
this lifestyle? We have people who kill, rape, steal and commit any of
the other crimes that we know of. What has gone wrong here folks? Why
are we exactly like the worldly Gentiles? A change needs to be made in
how we choose to live our lives. We need to somehow figure out how to
get back to a primitive form of Godliness. How are we as a people going
to do that?
We also have a huge issue with jewelry which by
the way was allowed in the Bible,but we have acted like it is not
allowed to such a degree that people associate Adventism with not
wearing jewelry. Jewelry is not the issue at all. The issue is our
attitudes and self-imposed ideas of self-righteousness. We as a church
have become elitist in nature and I personally am fed up with seeing it
happen.What are we going to do church? Are we going to keep acting like
we are the only ones why have the truth? Are we going to keep treating
members of other religions as if they will not be in Heaven just because
they do not think like we do? That is not the way that Christ acted
towards people and if we are true followers of
Jesus we will stop acting like this and quite frankly we will do it NOW! Amen?
have very little time left on this old world. We must get out there and
work for the Harvest, the ripe harvest that is ready to be plucked. Are
you ready?Will you go into the fields and work?
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