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Seventh-day Adventists – a Special People? — 10 Comments

  1. Absolutely beautiful. I always wondered about this much quoted statement, "We are a special people." Along with this statement, at least in the church that I attend, normally comes, "We should be proud of what we have." But I have realised that we focus more on being and acting proud rather than doing what is required of us as a special people, with a special message. Thus, we have become stumbling blocks to those with whom we are commissioned to share God's message.

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  2. Wow. This is the first time I read this. it is excellent writing and description of us. may God continue to bless us all as we march towards Zion and it be our goal to influence and woo as many as we can by God's grace.

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  3. I think that in your article you stated what really needed to be said and gives us a correct perspective on who we are. While I like what you said I also wonder if much of what we do is done because we feel we have to rather than truly wanting to do it. The works we do reminds me of what Jesus said in Mat 7:22 but then concludes, "I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!" (Mat 7:23 NKJV)

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  4. I think this was beautifully said. I needed to hear that because I found myself likening the SDA church to the Pharisees of antiquity. We ARE special in name, but MORE special in function. It's an awesome thing to be particularly chosen by God for a unique purpose. It doesn't make us in any way better or exclusive to salvation, it simply makes us, well, chosen. As soon as we realize this, then it wouldn't be us doing because we feel like we have to, but because we want to.
    May the Lord continue to inspire you Andrew s. Baker and the Christian movement that follows His explicit commands, including the Seventh-day Adventist church.

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  5. I have alway wonder what has made us as Seventh Day Adventist special in a world where there are so many Christians. Your article "a special people" answered this question to me. It validates that our claim is not self imposed, but its is biblically base, and our mission is one of restoration and not condemnation, because it is not who we are, but whose we are.

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  6. Good to hear that with being special as Seventh Day Adventists comes the spiritual and scriptural responsiblity to spread the Gospel.This reminds me of my reading this morning of Luke 6:46 . which Jesus says if we call Him our Lord , we must then do what he says - going out there to spread Gospel to all nations as He instructed.God bless !!

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  7. Good article...part of the reason why we don't think we are special is because some sda's have allowed people or society to make them feel bad for trying to separate ourselves by our message. The word for this modern age is compromise and that word will lead us right into the devils camp without us knowing it. We need to be reminded from our pulpits weekly, monthly, what our commission is, that this earth is not our home, and we are not to get comfortable in the "enemy's camp." Talking about loving our neighbor is great, but if we don't understand that loving them means doing all we can to save them by telling them the message God has given us, are we truly showing love? Food for thought, thanks again for the article. God bless

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  8. Adventists are special because of their observance of the Sabbath, which is a sign between them and God. A sign that points to our last days when worship is clearly defined by our recognition of God (who created, blessed and sanctified the Sabbath) and the reason of our being (fearing God and worshiping Him). Its a matter of how one responds to God's call. If the Bible reveals to us God's character and will, then our relationship with Him as defined by the Word (Christ - the Word that became flesh) is critical. One is only special when in Christ and having understood the purpose of his/her being and sharing the messages of the Sabbath, salvation and the soon coming Saviour.

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    • I don't agree with the fact that Adventist are special because of their observance of the Sabbath alone as much as "Remembering to keep the sabbath day Holy" is one of the commandments but the sabbath alone doesn't make one special and neither does it prove that one will be saved.
      I would like to agree with the author of the atricle who clearly stresses the point that we have a special message which we have been given to proclaim the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.
      May God help us to seek and know him better so we can proclaim his Name to his glory.

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