Catholic Adventism

Posted on April 12, 2014

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CatholicWhat does it mean to be an Adventist church minister and leader?  The Good Book says…

And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. — Jeremiah 3:15

These shepherds are ministers, pastors, and other church leaders (including conference officials).  It is the responsibility of the spiritual leaders to feed, guide, and protect the spiritual sheep (church members).  Why?  Why do the sheep/church members need to be protected?

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. — Matthew 7:15

We are living in a spiritual warzone between good and evil.  To help guide us to eternal life with God, we were given the Church as a safe place to meet Jesus and grow in His amazing grace.  It is imperative that the spiritual leaders guard the local churches, schools, and other Adventist ministries and outreach sources.  The devil is going about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour anyone he can sink his teeth of doubt and rebellion into.  He is crafty in his trade and makes sure not to kill his victims immediately.  Satan likes to infect his victims with a spiritual sickness, just hoping the infected church members will spread his rebellion with others in the church.

Then Istood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns,and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”

And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continuefor forty-two months. Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe,tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

Revelation 13:1-9

We know who the beast power is… we know who the dragon is… we know who the Lamb is… we know how the story ends…

Now we just need to stop playing church and be the Church God has called us to be in these last days.  If we are serious about Jesus, His truth, and His mission to seek and to save the lost, then how can we allow open rebellion to go unchecked in God’s end time Church?

Here is an example of how rebellious some of our spiritual leaders can be.

Jesus is coming soon! 

Let’s stand up and speak up for Jesus!!!