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Thriving Denomination Somewhat Sad and Embarrassed To Celebrate 150 Years!

Seventh-day Adventists, now 17 million strong, 'inventive and prosperous' while still waiting for Second Coming.

(RNS) Over the past 150 years, Seventh-day Adventists have built one of Christianity’s most inventive and prosperous churches, all the while praying for the world to end as soon as possible.

A small band of believers has mushroomed to more than 17 million baptized members, including 1.2 million in the U.S. Nearly 8,000 Adventists schools dot dozens of countries. Hundreds of church-owned hospitals and clinics mend minds and bodies around the world.

You might expect Adventists to celebrate their success while marking their church’s 150th anniversary this May. There’s just one problem: the church wasn’t supposed to last this long.

You can read the rest of this post at Christianity Today here.

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 My reason for posting this is to see if others see (as I'm seeing) what the possibilities are for Covenant Eschatology when we look at the history of what  Seventh-day Adventists have been able to do in the last 150 years.Especially considering we have so many more resources at our disposal such as the Internet.

Not to mention the positive God glorifying message that Preterism presents compared to the defeatist message of all futurist views.

The author of this post is absolutely correct "By Second-Coming standards, the church’s long life could be considered a dismal sign of failure."

In the last 10 years that I have been studying Preterism I have seen tremendous growth compared to the relatively few drop outs that have not as yet been able to articulate a  Biblical response without appearing dazed and confused and just down right inconsistent.

The Postmill and Amill folks will continue to shoot each other in the foot and Covenant Eschatology will continue to provide a consistent hermeneutic of scripture interpreting scripture exegesis recognizing how the original audience understood them.

Blessings

John

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Comment by davo on April 12, 2013 at 10:37pm

No doubt John certain inconsistent prêterists in their juvenile myopia will miss your point completely, scoff and say, covenant eschatology is just like SDA, a cult. So you can't win *_*

Comment by Norm on April 14, 2013 at 9:17pm

I guess the remnant few will always be with us. ;-)

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