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Episode 52: The SDA Church: It's Past, Present & Future

Adam Ramdin
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Adam Ramdin

Youth Director for the North England Conference of SDA

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  • June 26, 2019
    3:45 PM
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There is an oft repeated quote This says we have nothing to fear for the future except we forget the way the Lord has led us and his teaching in our past history as we look back we can see God's hand guiding to the various chapters of Earth's history and leading his people from generation to generation since the beginning there has been a struggle between good and evil and this is played out in the Christian world since its inception in particular since the time of Constantine. Constantine was the one who brought many practices into Christianity that were pagan in origin and thus the battle between truth and error was not just a matter for the Christian world to look for attacks from outside but now they have to look internally as well the Bible speaks about wolves coming into the flock giving us the imagery of wolves in sheep's clothing professing piety clinging to unbiblical practices and thus corrupting the church. During the 1260 year prophecy from 538 to 7098 God's church was in the wilderness hunted persecuted and marginalized groups such as the wall dens eons in northern Italy shrug all to keep the gospel light burning during the Dark Ages from the 1300 and the time of John Wycliffe on Woods the like slowly started to pierce through the darkness as the Bible was trying. And slated into the English language a huge and revolutionary advancement for the church. As the Reformation journeyed on late to reform a such as John Haas and Jerome in Bohemia Martin Luther in Germany as Windley in Switzerland John Knox in Scotland and John Calvin in France each would be key in standing for truth during their time and once again showing the beauty of the Bible as light was being unshackled each reform advantage truth but the problem was that their followers would often only go as far as they did in their rediscovery of the Bible. In the early 18 hundreds the great Advent movement look for the return of Jesus but he did not come the tears of this bitter disappointment would form the stream of Adventism that would grow from these humble beginnings into the church that it is today the challenge today is still to present the beauty of God's Word and the love of Jesus to a society that is and different ambivalent hostile and ignorant of biblical realities. The battle between truth and error good and evil still rages on. Ellen White wrote so eloquently about the great controversy between Christ and Satan through time and we still see it today on a daily basis today we stand on the precipice of time in the very feet and tolls of the image of Daniel 2 on the cusp of Earth's history as we look back we can see the amazing experiences that God has led us through but the journey is not over as a people we need to be clear on the prophetic identity and committed to take in the message around the world as we look back a legacy is assured but there is still work to do. The Gospel still needs to go to every nation kindred tongue and people Matthew 24 verse 14 says that when this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness and toward Nations and then shall the end come was there has been much of growth in recent years and decades many new areas have heard the message there are still huge swaths of the world that have yet to hear the good news. The Bible still needs translation and distribution missionaries are still needed both in far off lands and also in the big cities the best days of the church and mission service still lie ahead the best sermons have yet to be preached the best Bible studies have yet to be given the best help work has yet to be accomplished the best schools have yet to be built the character of Christ and His love still leads to more complete revelation in HIS PEOPLE DON'T be an. Supporter or a bystander but get involved in the World Cup go on and we can finish it together.

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