A group of Adventists has created a website announcing the demise of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. "RIP GC: An Adventist Funeral," reads the banner atop the web page. The FAQ page declares that the General Conference "acted as the guardian of a movement that promised hope for a broken world" and "was given life and moral authority through its mission to uphold and listen to the will of God." But the site claims the church "did not uphold this mission, but instead chose a path of bigotry and its light was extinguished."
Along with the postmortem of "Our dearly departed GC" the group has planned an event corresponding with "Great Disappointment Day," when the day Adventist pioneers were sorely disappointed at the non-event of the anticipated Second Advent of Christ. The funeral comes two days after the anniversary of the Great Disappointment—October 24, 2015, and will take place at The Lost Church, 65 Capp St, San Francisco, California.
From the RIP GC website:
"Dearly beloved, we come together to mark the loss of our departed General Conference (of Seventh-day Adventists). The light of its moral authority has been extinguished. The GC was the guardian of a young movement, but its leadership has divided, censored, and suffocated her. Church leaders have severed vital parts of our Adventist body, including women and LGBTQ Adventists, among others. They abdicated their moral authority by making the Church a puppet for their sexist, racist, and homophobic agenda".
What would cause a church to be classified as fallen (dead)? If a church rejects approving women's ordination would this constitute a moral fall?
Join me tomorrow for our Importance of Church live talk program Tuesday morning at 7:00 am as I discuss this new development on Revive Reform Radio.
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