Rebuilding Adventism

Jeremiah 6:13-16 (KJV)
For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. [14] They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace. [15] Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the Lord . [16] Thus saith the Lord , Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

 

This series is aimed to show us the old paths.  You will learn the history of the Seventh Day Adventist church and have the opportunity to say “we will walk therein”.  Learn what went wrong, and what we can do to learn from the mistakes of the modern SDA church.  This very clear series takes you from the 3 angels messages, all the way through to the establishment of the SDA church, through to today, and the issues with modern doctrine.  Our aim with this is to teach the true and clear doctrine as preached by the Advent Pioneers, culminating in the 1888 message.  This is not a call out of any organisation or “brand” of Adventism (though sometimes this may be the end result), but rather a call to stand on the platform of truth.

  • 01 – A Divine Movement – mp3 - youtube
  • 02 – A Glorious System of Truth – mp3 - youtube
  • 03 – Man’s Improvements – mp3 - youtube
  • 04 – One Thing After Another – mp3 - youtube
  • 05 – Ready When You Are – mp3 - youtube

Does God Care What You Wear?

Let us start by saying, the Dress Reform is a very small part of a very big picture, however, those who claim to know the big picture and ignore this, do so at their own peril.

So what is the real question?  We are really asking, does God’s standard of modesty change with the fashion of the era?  I think we can safely say no.  “Malachi 3:6  For I am the LORD, I change not;”

It can be a difficult thing in this day and age to be as God would have us be, but does this mean we should compromise on God’s standard?  This is what Ellen White has to say on the subject of dress:

Many who profess to believe the Testimonies live in neglect of the light given. The dress reform is treated by some with great indifference and by others with contempt, because there is a cross attached to it. For this cross I thank God. It is just what we need to distinguish and separate God’s commandment-keeping people from the world. The dress reform answers to us as did the ribbon of blue to ancient Israel. The proud, and those who have no love for sacred truth, which will separate them from the world, will show it by their works. God in His providence has given us the light upon health reform, that we may understand it in all its bearings, follow the light it brings, and by rightly relating ourselves to life have health that we may glorify God and be a blessing to others.  {3T 171.1}

 

So what is the dress reform?  More to the point, what is God’s standard?  Rather than post quotes showing you what you need to do in a Pharisaical manner, I prefer to give links to sermons which cover many of the issues relating to the dress reform, and putting them in context with the gospel.

Here are a number of sermons I have pulled together from many different groups (from mainline Adventist to independent, and even outside the faith.. they will be noted).  Please enter this prayerfully.  If you understand the 1888 message, you will understand all doctrine is of value to our salvation.

  • Paul Godfrey – Does God Care What You Wear – mp3 - youtube
  • Paul Godfrey – Do You Care What You Wear – mp3 - youtube
  • Dress Reform and Spirituality Dwayne Lemon - mp3
  • The Physiology of Dress Reform – Collins – mp3 
  • 2009-10-01 – Cal Thrash – 01 The Heart - mp3
  • 2009-10-01 – Cal Thrash – 02 Modesty - mp3
  • 2009-10-01 – Cal Thrash – 03 Gender Specificity - mp3
  • 2009-10-02 – Cal Thrash – 01 Heavenly Lifestyle – mp3
  • 2009-10-02 – Cal Thrash – 02 Heavenly Lifestyle – mp3
  • 2009-10-02 – Cal Thrash – 03 Heavenly Lifestyle – mp3
  • 2009-10-02 – Cal Thrash – 04 Heavenly Lifestyle – mp3
  • Is it wrong to wear a bikini? - youtube -fixed link- (note, this is catholic in origin, and doesn’t fully represent our views).