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What is a Seventh-day Evangelical Adventist?

Discussion in 'Progressive/Evangelical Adventists' started by icedragon101, Jul 29, 2021.

  1. icedragon101

    icedragon101 Senior Veteran Supporter

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    I was asked this in a different forum and upon review thought it might be helpful to start a separate thread.

    What is Seventh-day Evangelical Adventism?

    IT is a Doctrinal Movement in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. We exist to. 1. provide an open doctrinal platform for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 2. promote A Biblical-Theological approach to scripture with in the SDA church 3. promote accuracy in SDA theology 4. promote scripture as the only source of Authority in the SDA church. 5. to revive the Bible Conferences of the 19th and early 20th century. 6. Analyze and Synthesize doctrinal trends & teaching outside the SDA church and review them for adoption and implementation in the SDA church. 7. provide on a conference level a platform for advanced doctrinal teaching for laymen, through the adoption of the Adventist Theological Council. 8. To develop a Leadership Certificate that promotes our view and Promises that the SEA views are promoted 9. To promote gospel center preaching in the SDA church. 10. to map & identify churches that are SEA friendly and promote them through a website.


    Many Adventist pioneers have identified themselves with this approach weather they realize it or not. J.H Waggoner, Stephen Haskell, A.T. Jones, E.J. Waggoner, and is some instance James White. In Modern Adventism we identify Ron Halverson Sr, Dwight Nelson, Greg Nelson, Desmond Ford, & Doug Batchlor, in the early part of his ministry, With the Seventh-day Evangelical Adventist Movement in the Chruch. All have shown a Strong Personal Relationship with the LORD, A Power Personal Testimony of the Lords working in their lives and an Openness to Doctrinal Accuracy and a willingness to find the truth no matter where it leads.
     
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  2. BobRyan

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    A good friend of mine served as President of the Adventist Theological Society back in 2016 - but I have never heard of the "Adventist Theological Council" - do you have a link for that?
     
  3. icedragon101

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    that is because I invented it. ATS is for conservative and traditional SDA, on a professional level, ATC is for Laymen on a local level.

    the reason why you have never heard of this group or SEA or ATC is because I am in the process of creating it. this is literally the first time I have put this in writing.
     
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  4. BobRyan

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    ok thanks - that explains a lot.
     
  5. icedragon101

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    for lack of a better term this is a Vision and Mission statement:
     
  6. tall73

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    I think a lot of these same values are held by many in Adventist churches, at least from my time in the church, which as been a while back now. But they are not always voiced in some. Larger churches I tended to hear such more.
     
  7. tall73

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    When you say local are you envisioning in person meetings, online, a bit of both?
     
  8. icedragon101

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    A minimum of 2 times a year meeting to discuss doctrine, at camp meeting and 1 other public assembly at the largest sda group in the conference. Ideally 6 a year or every other month. both in person and online. online was not really a viable option until Covid. Now it is a legit sell.
     
  9. icedragon101

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    that is the reason for the platform. to make sure those voice are heard and have a place to go.
     
  10. icedragon101

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    there have been some serious changes in the SDA church in the last 10 years.
     
  11. tall73

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    To further clarify if you are trying to build momentum you may want to differentiate between the other two major theological players, one of which was referenced.
    -The Adventist Theological Society
    -Adventist Society for Religious Studies

    For lack of a better description, it sounds like you might fall into the middle of the more conservative and liberal associations listed. Though you may have considerable overlap with the latter.
     
  12. icedragon101

    icedragon101 Senior Veteran Supporter

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    did not know about the ASRS tell me more
     
  13. tall73

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    Wouldn't doubt it. Other than contact with friends and family, some reading, and discussion with Adventists, I haven't kept up with it.

    Anything you would like to mention in particular?
     
  14. tall73

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    It may be a lot of what you are looking for. And check out the wikipedia entry. The president list is also interesting.

    It is affiliated with the Society for Biblical Literature as well.
     
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  16. icedragon101

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    the moral make up of the Church is changing. it has become more stratified. I have wittnessed the board and the conference actively destory peoples lives. I used to be able to walk on to the campus of the school i attended in High school and now am no longer welcome
     
  17. icedragon101

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    got to go to work
     
  18. tall73

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    As has been noted by a number of folks, a number of Adventist pastors and leaders become strangely liberal right after retirement.

    Check out this example:

    Rather than regarding some as lesser Adventists, or dissenters, or silent hypocrites, we propose a 29th fundamental belief. This 29th statement would say that people can embrace or reject any one or more of the previous 28 and still remain loved and active members of our community, as long as they are kind, respectful of others’ feelings and opinions, and behave toward others according to Christian principles.

     
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  19. icedragon101

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    Maybe we need to Identify the Doctrine that needs to be corrected, improved, amended and added

    Definitions:
    Added doctrine: is new and has never been taught before.

    Corrected doctrine: Was wrong and a new answer needs to be found.

    Amended doctrine: Was correct or partially correct, but something needs to be added to complete it

    Improved doctrine: was correct but, there is a better, clearer way to say it.
     
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    If you can't be civil with one another then maybe you need to step away from the thread. Address the topic, not the member.
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