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If you hear some body say something related to the teachings of Ellen G White that does not make sense to you, let me know — Director: Ellen G White Research Center (UEAB).
A RESPONSE TO THE QUESTION DIRECTED TO THE PANEL MEMBERS (PANEL DISCUSSION ) – MARY NJERU(HEALTH) & DR ELIZABETH ROLE (EDUCATION)- FRIDAY 16, 2016.
1. Mary Njeru combined 1 Cor 3:16, 17 and 1 Cor 6:19 when she made the statement to the effect that the body is the temple of God and whoever destroys the temple of God will be destroyed by God. She did not mention Rev 11:18 where it says that God will destroy the destroyers of the earth. Therefore, Mary Njeru was not quoting the apostle Paul out of context. You did not attentively listen to her!
2. Dr Elizabeth Role used the words Remnant and Church interchangeably. The concept of Remnant prophetically referring to the Seventh-day Adventist Church is Biblical because the Remnant keeps the commandments of God and have faith in Jesus Christ (Rev 12:17; 14:12).
The Seventh-day Adventist Church keeps the commandments of God (including the Seventh-day Sabbath [Saturday]) and believes in Jesus Christ (saved by grace through faith [Ephesians 2:8-10]) while: 1. The Jews keep the Seventh-day Sabbath (Saturday) but do not believe in Jesus Christ; 2. The rest of the Christians believe in Jesus Christ but do not keep the Sabbath (the Seventh-day of the week). Instead they (Christians) keep Sunday (the first day of the week).
Dr James Mutua
Thank you very much for answering to my feedback post about panel discussion Mr. Mutua. I was concerned about the tone of voice in context how health message was presented. I totally agree with Spirit of prophecy and writings of EGW. I was only worried about if there was judgmental tone while presenting… I was wrong saying that Mrs. Nejru quote d Bible out of the context. And I did not listen attentively. About the Remnant Church I have not found that combination of words together from the Bible.
The destruction of God’s temple occurs at two levels and that is where the combination of the two texts (1 Cor 3:16, 19 and 1 Cor 6:19) emerges through:
1. God’s Church is the temple of God. Someone can destroy God’s Church by teaching heresies or persecuting it – the two perfect ways in which Satan wars against the Church of God. God will destroy Satan and the person who destroys God’s Church by deception and violence.
2. The soul is God’s temple (God dwells in us by His Holy Spirit [1 Cor 3:16; James 4:5]). God will destroy the person who destroys his/her body in any way.
Dr. Mutua with respect I wanted to give some feedback again about the Panel Discussion on 22nd of September 2017 in Baraton University Church concerning the comments on so called “Offshoots” by Chaplain Rei Kesis. Although I understand the concern of making clear statements on people (brothers & sisters with different views) among SDA Church, I found those words a bit harsh. In addition I wanted to address a question what is the meaning of the word Offshoot and in what context according to your understanding? Does it mean that all independent, self supportive and supportive Ministries are Offshoots (Including 3ABN)? Sometimes I heard used a concept “Medical Missionaries” same as Offshoots.. I have personally interviewed a Medical Missionary Wes Youngberg who was working as such 16 years in Quam Islands and was rewarded as honorable citizen in there because he recognized there Diabetes epidemic coming from lifestyle. He became later assistant professor in Loma Linda -Is he also Offshoot ? I am bit confused… Furthermore I have seen in among SDA churches which baptize lesbians and name transgenders as elders .. they were not treated as harsh as so called offshoots. According to Herbert Douglass we would not have independent and self supportive ministries if it was not the year 1957 and book called “Questions on Doctrine”.