Sean&#032Pitman: I’m sorry, but I believe that the current nature …

Comment on Northern California Conference Votes to Act Independent of the General Conference by Henry C Hills.

I’m sorry, but I believe that the current nature of the organization of the SDA Church is Divinely inspired.A large church without rules or organized government simply isn’t effective, but chaotic.

Sean, thanks for sharing. You’ve done an excellent job in reporting this issue.

I agree with you that God established the current organization that is the SDA Church. But He also established the organization that became the Church of Christ’s Day. And God established the Apostolic Church that morphed into the Roman System. And God established the system that developed from the Protestant Reformation. And in each instance that which God established apostatized from God.

So the real issue is not:
Has God established the current organization that is the SDA Church?
But rather:
Has the SDA Church organization that God established apostatized from God?

If the SDA Church organization that God established has apostatized from God THEN what is the recourse of the Unions, Conferences, and Members?

The message to the Laodiceasns (the last church era revealed in Revelation) is to stay true to Christ. To him who overcometh…

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Northern California Conference Votes to Act Independent of the General Conference
@Bill Sorensen: Then is it your position that only men will be saved?

Northern California Conference Votes to Act Independent of the General Conference

Staying true to God is primary.However, the organization of His church is so important that I plan to stay with it as long as it does not officially recant it’s fundamental positions and embrace clearly erroneous doctrinal positions.

I too am of that view. Pray for the church and encourage it to take the right action.

Northern California Conference Votes to Act Independent of the General Conference
“ALL who desire an opportunity for true ministry, and who will give themselves unreservedly to God, will find in the canvassing work opportunities to speak upon many things pertaining to the future, immortal life. The experience thus gained will be of the greatest value to THOSE who are fitting THEMSELVES for the MINISTRY. It is the accompaniment of the Holy Spirit of God that prepares WORKERS, both MEN and WOMEN, TO BECOME PASTORS to the flock of God. As THEY cherish the thought that Christ is THEIR Companion, a holy awe, a sacred joy, will be felt by THEM amid all THEIR trying experiences and all THEIR tests. THEY will learn how to pray as they work. THEY will be educated in patience, kindness, affability, and helpfulness. THEY will practice true Christian courtesy, bearing in mind that Christ, their Companion, cannot approve of harsh, unkind words or feelings. THEIR words will be purified. The power of speech will be regarded as a precious talent, lent them to do a high and holy work. THE HUMAN AGENT will learn how to represent the divine Companion with whom HE is associated. To that unseen Holy One HE will show respect and reverence because HE is wearing His yoke and is learning His pure, holy ways. THOSE who have faith in this divine Attendant will develop. THEY will be gifted with power to clothe the message of truth with a sacred beauty.” {6 TESTIMONIES 322.1}

EGW IS VERY CLEAR. When she nears the end, she uses HE not to discount women that she just said should be pastors, but she had made a statement regarding the HUMAN AGENT and the male gender is inclusive of both men and women when writing. We say mankind, but mean women as well, Then EGW returns to THEY THEIR AND THEM referring to men and women pastors.

Let us set aside opinions and follow a thus saith the LORD.

Man is not to rebel against what God has settled in Heaven, God winked at our ignorance AND it would be no issue today if it had stayed as it was. BUT with the recent General Conference session that was swayed by Brother Wilson’s personal call to actions that are contrary to the way God has led His people in the past and with proposals to compel those who rightly divide the word to submit to the will of those who clearly do not rightly divide the word of God and who are not obeying it, this confrontation has erupted. Pastor Wilson is obliged to confess that he has deviated from the leading of the Lord as it was evident during the times of Ellen White, What God has allowed in the prophetic formation of the SDA Church is not to be disallowed by a small majority on the border of the promised land. And for a small group in the General Conference Offices to even suggest that they will exert authority to compel obedience to their dictates is Rebellion against the structure that God ordained in the SDA Church.

“Important interests in the cause of God cannot be wisely managed by those who have had so little real connection with God as some of our ministers have had. To entrust the work to such men is like setting children to manage great vessels at sea. Those who are destitute of heavenly wisdom, destitute of living power with God, are not competent to steer the gospel ship amid icebergs and tempests. The church is passing through severe conflicts, but in her peril many would trust her to hands that will surely wreck her. We need a pilot on board now, for we are nearing the harbor. As a people we should be the light of the world. But how many are foolish virgins, having no oil in their vessels with their lamps. May the Lord of all grace, abundant in mercy, full of forgiveness, pity and save us, that we perish not with the wicked!” {5T 104.4}