GC President’s First News Conference

Posted on June 29, 2010

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Adventist Today put out a good article on our new GC president… Check it out.

“At his first news conference since being elected General Conference president, Ted Wilson shares his priorities for the coming five years. He stated that these are early days and he still has to flesh out these priorities, but he said his first emphasis will be on revival and reformation.”  

“Another priority will be to lift up the Spirit of Prophecy to be more than devotional-level reading, and to employ them for instruction and counsel. Another issue he addressed was the use of Scripture. In interpreting Scripture, we must make sure we are not following the historical critical approach, he warned.” 

“In evangelism he wants to focus on the great metropolitan areas of the world where more than 50 percent of the population lives.” 

“Asked what his approach would be to bring unity into a divided church,  Wilson replied that unity cannot be coerced. What binds us together are our beliefs, but ultimately it is only through the work of the Holy Spirit that unity will prevail, as we remain faithful to Scripture.” [Read More]

The liberals within the Church don’t like the idea of having Ted Wilson as president.  Here are some of the comments posted on this Adventist Today blog. 

  • These two priorities (two of Ted Wilson’s priorities) are a direct attack against Progressive Adventism.
  • Spread a thicker layer of “EggWhite” on your crackers and hold on as he moves the church deeper into sectarianism!
  • It’s going to be a bumpy ride for awhile I’m afraid.  
  • He doesn’t know how to show the love and Joy of Jesus.  He is a determined person like Saul of Tarsus, full of zeal without knowledge. 

Even though the above comments were made, I saw a lot of positive posts also.  I believe God is going to work wonders in His end time Church.  If we can lovingly strengthen our fundamental (Biblical) foundation, we will have solid ground to stand on as we finish the work of God.

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