qThe Seventh-day Adventist church faces a crisis. Confusion and division are rampant. Assurance of truth has surrendered to uncertainty. Surety of faith has given way to an enfeebling pluralism. Distinctiveness has been overcome by ecumenism. The sense of urgency has been replaced by carnal security. The spiritual church has become a social club. Unwavering loyalty is now branded as bigotry. Faithfulness to christ is judged to be legalism. The defenders of truth are spurned as schismatics. The state of the church has led untold thousands to reevaluate their relationship to the seventh-day Adventist church. Many have lost all hope that the church would ever suceed in bringing God's truth to every inhabitant of the world - something which must occur if God's people will ever enter the kingdom of heaven. This has instigated the greatest separtationist movement ever known in our ranks. Embattled Church addresses this issue of separation. Has God written qIchabodq across the portals of the seventh-day Adventist church? Must we look for another? The word of inspiration answers these questions unequivocally.q -- Back cover.Adhering to or taking part in a divisive or disloyal movement or organization ( Church Manual, 1990, p. ... Today there are many thousands of faithful Seventh- day Adventists who are deeply concerned over such issues as the march toward anbsp;...
|Author||:||Colin D. Standish, Russell R. Standish|
|Publisher||:||Hartland Publications - 1995-01-01|