Adventism in Crisis

Posted on August 29, 2013

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leader-21Author: Ken Lytle

The Adventist Church in North America is in crisis.  The devil has attacked us through extreme liberalism and conservatism and now we are a Church that has lost it’s spiritual, missional, and theological identity.

Instead of focusing on equipping our church members to be modern-day disciples, we are catering to the itching ears of those who warm the pews Sabbath after Sabbath.  Some churches, pastors, and conference officials are very good at watering down the truth while others are legalizing the truth causing our Church to become divided and powerless.

Through current events, it is evident that many of our Church leaders have lost touch with the Holy Spirit.  Instead of staying true to God’s Word in regards to women in ministry and leadership, we are seeing a rebellious push to ordain women no matter what the Bible says.

The Bible (God’s Word) clearly teaches that men and women are equal as human beings, but that have been given specific gender roles.  Men have been called to be the spiritual leaders in the home.  The Bible goes on to teach that men must first prove themselves as Godly and effective leaders in the home before they are given leadership responsibilities in the church.

Even though this simple message is clearly written in God’s Word, we see one conference after another throw out the truth in an effort to push a worldly doctrine.

The time has come for the average church member to stop following after rebellious church leaders and humbly seek God’s will in His Word for themselves.  If we truly pray and seek God’s face, He will bless us with His wisdom and the desire to follow Him no matter what pastors and conference officials say when they are trying to mislead and deceive.

It is time for you to stand up for Jesus and His lifesaving truths.

It is time for you to speak up and defend the faith.

As we stand up and speak up, God’s endtime Church will begin to shake like never before.  It is during the shaking that those who are not grounded in God’s Word and love will get out, making room for those to come in who are truly seeking a genuine walk with their Creator and Savior.

Guideline Lines for Standing Up and Speaking Up

  1. Don’t focus on petty things like Bible versions, cheese at the potluck, hymns vs praise songs, how people dress, etc. etc. etc.
  2. Do focus on standing up and speaking up when church leaders try to push pro women’s ordination or pro homosexual agendas (current issues in the Church).
  3. Don’t focus on keeping old fashion tradition alive when it needs to be laid to rest.
  4. Do focus on recreating our churches into safe places for people to meet Jesus and grow in His amazing grace.

By the grace of God, we can become a Church that is alive and on fire for Jesus and His amazing truths.  Let us pray that God will consume us and fill us and drive us in the mission to seek and to save the lost… making this our reason to live from day to day.

The Bible says that Jesus came to seek and to save the lost and that we are to follow His footsteps.  In doing so, we will take our eyes off the petty things that divide us and unite in the mission God has given us.

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Further Study

  1. Satan knows that God’s endtime Church will be weak and fragmented if the family units within the local churches are weak and dysfunctional
  2. Men are not being taught and mentored how to be spiritual leaders in the home (family units)
  3. The creation of dysfunctional family units causes God’s Church to be weak, fragmented, and missionless
  4. Because of weak family units leading to weak churches, church leaders are now using this to justify the placement of women in men’s leadership roles in the church
  5. Instead of pushing a worldly, women in ministry agenda, we need to be teaching, training, and mentoring our young and older men to be Godly and spiritual leaders in the home, which will then qualify them for leadership roles in the local churches

Please share this message with others in your local church.  You may copy and paste this message into e-mails to be sent to other Adventists who need to hear the truth.  You are also print this message out and share it with others.  Let us stand up and speak up for Jesus.  

Link to an article that has a good Bible study on the subject [CLICK HERE

Link to a great website that promotes a Biblical approach to gender roles and ministry [Christ or Culture

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Breaking “August” News

Earlier in the month, four women were ordained in the Ohio Conference.  This is the first “women’s” ordination in the Ohio Conference’s history.  It amazes me that some of our “spiritual” leaders will boldly rebel and think they can get away with it.  The Bible has a harsh message for spiritual leaders who deceive God’s people.  

Ohio Conference Link to Story

But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who secretly will bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their pernicious ways, and because of them the way of truth will be evil spoken of. And through covetousness they will use you for gain with well-turned words; for whom judgment from of old does not linger, and their destruction does not sleep.  2 Peter 2:1-3

Ohio Womens Ordination

Ohio Womens Ordination II