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It will of necessity continue until Trump has the time to address it but right now he is under severe pressure from Snow Flakes to so;ve every issue in less than the time it takes to drink a 5 oz. cup of mud.
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Ellen White's prophetic ministry a test of fellowship for all Seventh-day Adventists.

Her "ministry" is the substance of SDA Fundamental Belief #18 to which all members must swear acceptance. 

If they don't believe in her full prophetic ministry, they are then denying the SDA teaching that their Church is "the remnant Church of Bible prophecy.   



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And so. No one has to be an SDA. Nor is the influence of her writings increasing within the denomination, but to the contrary, continually decreasing. From what I can see in any case. Or saw, haven't attended services regularly for years.

Are you trying to tell us that SDA's are not proselytizing as they once did so they are not baptizing and accepting members in ever increasing numbers?

The SDA denomination likes to broadcast that they are the fastest growing protestant denomination in the world.....  even though almost 50% of their converts leave the denomination every year...

That means that every one of those new members have vowed to accept the MINISTRY of Ellen White as inspired by God in the same way the prophets of the Bible times were inspired prophets.

 ::tippinghat::
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Anybody, young or old, that believe the the National Debt will be solved in the first year is crazy.  Anyone that believes President Trump can solve the 20 trillion debt in one 4 year term is a dreamer.  But calling for or expecting a president that has been childishly sabotaged to solve the debt in two months is a Snow Flake that has never run a company, heck, they can not have ever run, even, a home.  Why all of this I'm melting, dismal, Snow Flake nonsense?  Are we fully depending on a man or God, anyway?

A balanced budget doesn't need to be a dream, Mr. Texas Snowflake.
I'm not the one that is melting into the sand.  You need to learn to use common sense and let go of the emotional.
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Meanwhile, Seventh-day Adventists get Sabbath laws passed while ignoring those who worship their Saviour on Sunday. 

http://www.adventistreview.org/church-news/story4896-brazil-adventist-students-celebrate-national-exam-day-change


Moving high school exam days to Sunday instead of Saturday due to popular consensus hardly qualifies as Sabbath legislation. Of course Sabbath keepers would be happy about such a change. If SDA's ever push for Sabbath closing laws, I'll be the first one to condemn such and fight against it. Here is another article about the change.

http://www.jta.org/2017/03/13/news-opinion/israel-middle-east/brazils-national-high-school-exam-moved-from-shabbat-after-jewish-lobbying

Maybe the following has something to do with the public support for moving the exam day.

http://www.sdadefend.com/WolvesinFleeces/Brazil%20Explosion.htm


This was a "Sabbath closing law".  ::announcment::

They decided to close the exams on the sda "Sabbath". 

SDA's did push for this Sabbath closing law.

Where is your condemnation of the change that continues to and increases the impact those who wish to worship on sunday by now putting the exam schedule on TWO SUNDAYS?

How many SDA's are there in Brazil?   ::bowing::

  ::announcment:: SDA's are known for mobilizing writing and polling campaigns to influence the political will in government.   ::announcment::

only ~60% of those 600K were in in favor of the change - obviously mostly SDA's  ::tippinghat::   
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Another "wanna be notice" person with a vivid imagination.

How many times has the end of the world as we know it been predicted in public
media of some sort?


(hint: about 242 times) (another hint: We are STILL here!)
http://www.bible.ca/pre-date-setters.htm

I recall long ago, prior to 1975, when mother was alive and a J.W.
1975 was THE year when Jehovah would sent his heavenly army to destroy man's
rule on earth and establish a theocratic government run by.....................

yeah, you guessed it, the J.W. survivors of "the end".
144,000 anointed J.W's in heaven will rule with Jesus being the main ruling boss.
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Apologetics Forum / Re: Do you believe the flood was global or regional?
« Last post by Alan on Today at 10:18:29 AM »
The proof of God's creation is all around us, we continue to discover through our inherit desire to find the origins of life and matter, all the while fully expecting to find the meaning of life inside of those discoveries. Why people insist on fighting nature by attempting to insert scriptural interpretations is beyond me, the evidence is right under our noses yet that evidence gets tossed aside in favour of religious doctrine.

And evidence all around us that supports a global flood:
https://answersingenesis.org/the-flood/global/worldwide-flood-evidence/


Only if one refutes present scientific data and molds that data into another view.
IOW, every one of those points made in the AiG article have logical explanations that are backed with research.
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Seventh Day Adventist Forum / Re: Worshipping God on Sunday
« Last post by current occupant2 on Today at 10:18:06 AM »
It is a good thing that the judges who granted Seventh-day Adventists this Sabbath law didn't know about Seventh-day Adventist practice  of keeping Sunday the first day of the week on the island of Samoa and Tonga.

http://www.adventistreview.org/church-news/story4896-brazil-adventist-students-celebrate-national-exam-day-change


How would that change the results of the poll they took of 600,000 people?


How many SDA's are there in Brazil?   ::bowing::

  ::announcment:: SDA's are known for mobilizing writing and polling campaigns to influence the political will in government.   ::announcment::

only ~60% of those 600K were in in favor of the change - obviously mostly SDA's  ::tippinghat::   
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Interesting this pet post is 7 pages and counting. rofl rofl

So much to be learned about religion, politics, opinions shared, and a pet post
goes 7 pages and climbing. ::noworries:: ::noworries::

Humans are hilarious.
That includes ME.
If one learns to laugh rofl at one's self one will always be amused. ::clappingoverhead::
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Ellen White's prophetic ministry a test of fellowship for all Seventh-day Adventists.

Her "ministry" is the substance of SDA Fundamental Belief #18 to which all members must swear acceptance. 

If they don't believe in her full prophetic ministry, they are then denying the SDA teaching that their Church is "the remnant Church of Bible prophecy.   



!

And so. No one has to be an SDA. Nor is the influence of her writings increasing within the denomination, but to the contrary, continually decreasing. From what I can see in any case. Or saw, haven't attended services regularly for years.

Why don't you attend "regularly"?

Making the assertions you have shows you haven't kept up with what is happening in the denomination.

Yes, the vows to accept Ellen as a prophet are for those who wish to be an SDA.

In order to join the SDA, the person  must accept Ellen and her ministry with the prophetic status assigned by those vows.

Ellen's writings are being promoted more than ever within the SDA denomination

Ellen's writings are being used as much as ever - with modifications to hide the authorship of Ellen -- for their evangelism

Ellen's messages are the infallible interpreter of scripture for SDA's and the corrector of errors in interpretation of the Scriptures.

The ability to correct inaccurate interpretation of scriptures also gives the ability to determine what is inaccurate about the interpretation done by others.


STATEMENT OF CONFIDENCE IN THE WRITINGS OF ELLEN G WHITE

As delegates to the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, we express our deep gratitude to God for the continuing presence of the various spiritual gifts among His people (1 Cor 12:4-11; Eph 4:11-14), and particularly for the prophetic guidance we have received through the life and ministry of Ellen G White (1827-1915). 

On the centennial of her death, we rejoice that her writings have been made available around the globe in many languages and in a variety of printed and electronic formats. We reaffirm our conviction that her writings are divinely inspired, truly Christ-centered, and Bible-based. Rather than replacing the Bible, they uplift the normative character of Scripture and correct inaccurate interpretations of it derived from tradition, human reason, personal experience, and modern culture.

We commit ourselves to study the writings of Ellen G White prayerfully and with hearts willing to follow the counsels and instructions we find there. Whether individually, in the family, in small groups, in the classroom, or in the church, a combined study of the Bible and her writings provide a transforming and faith-uplifting experience. We encourage the continued development of both worldwide and local strategies to foster the circulation of her writings inside and outside the church. The study of these writings is a powerful means to strengthen and prepare His people for the glorious appearing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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This is also interesting from an Astrological  and Astronomical view whether you are into end times or not.

And no it is not date setting....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn_l2yS6H2o&feature=youtu.be
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