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Dear Brothers and Sisters in
(ee-ah-oo-ah) our Father,
Greetings on this day of preparation for the weekly Sabbath. I pray this newsletter finds you in good health and happiness in the service of IAUA. This is day 7 of month 11 of the year 1988 Anno Crucis of the Biblical Calendar.
On God's Calendar, the Biblical month begins on the global day after lunar conjunction. The Biblical year begins with God's New Year's Day (Passover) after the spring equinox (Spring Passover Rule). The Millerite Calendar (Spring New Moon Rule) is the same in the Gregorian 2020 calendar year. The Calculated Rabbinical Calendar is also the same.
I was reading through the Sabbath School Bible Study Guide, the first weekly lesson for the first quarter of 2020. It was formerly not my habit to read the corporate Sabbath School Bible Study Guide. This has changed in the church we are now attending. I am finding a much more interactive Bible Study. Because of my highly active participation, I have been asked to teach. At first, I declined because I know how easily I can slip into teaching all that the Bible says which is not tolerated by the denomination.
I have mentioned, only briefly, in my class participation about Biblical Truth which is not tolerated by the denomination. Therefore, it is no secret that I have different beliefs. I continue to wear the tassels so I assume that they recognize some of my different beliefs. I speak only rarely of my different beliefs to avoid being disruptive and controversial. I pondered whether I could teach without being disruptive and controversial. God was impressing on my mind that I should. I set a test that I would if I was asked again. A few months later they were desperate for a teacher so they asked me again and I agreed.
For the last six months or so I have been teaching about once a month. It has been very enjoyable. My teaching style is quite different but nobody seems to mind. Just a quick mention that a few months later the church went through a little crisis when we lost our pastor. When God prompted me to offer to provide a worship talk at 11 AM, I did not hesitate. The offer was accepted after assuring the Head Elder that I would not say anything not tolerated by the denomination. I have been providing these worship talks once a month for the last few months. I DO NOT call it a sermon or preaching because I am not a pastor and I do not pretend to be, as many do. I am now on the official schedule for once a month.
On page 11 of the Sabbath School Bible Study Guide, I found a story that bothered me deeply. It was titled "Make Friends, Not Adventists". The story had a theme that had been bothering me in the back of my mind for quite a while. I was finally able to realize that the Bible taught that the theme was one of many ongoing apostasies of the denomination.
The theme is that we must focus our efforts on "friendship evangelism" rather than "doctrinal evangelism". I agree that both must be pursued on an approximately equal basis. The growing trend is to dismiss "doctrinal evangelism" almost completely. I believe the result leads to apostasy. The initial doctrinal failures led to partial dismissal of the Law of Moses. The Law of Moses was commanded by Jesus preincarnate as the God of the Hebrews. It was also taught by Jesus incarnate as the basis of the work of the church. It was also taught by Ellen White. These are assertions I have described in many previous articles.
Consider a verse that suggests the idea of something like "friendship evangelism"
Romans 12:18 Do the best you can to live in peace with everyone.
Now consider some verses that support the idea of "doctrinal evangelism".
Matthew 28:20 Teach them to obey everything that I have told you to do. You can be sure that I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of time.
Matthew 22:37 Jesus answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind."
John 14:15 If you love me, you will do what I command.
John 14:21 Those who really love me are the ones who not only know my commands but also obey them. My Father will love such people, and I will love them. I will make myself known to them.
1 John 4:1-21
We see over and over in the Bible that God loves us. We respond with love for Him. He has given us Laws that will guide us and protect us. We obey these Laws because we love Him and trust Him. Because we love our brothers and sisters we will tell them all about God and all about His love for us and His Law that protects us.
Do you have a love of All Truth from the Bible?
I pray we may all continue to seek love, peace, and unity in truth preparing for the soon coming of IAUShUO (ee-ah-oo-shoo-oh) Messiah, the Son of God.
Frank T. Clark
Next: 2020-01-10 Make Friends II