Reformation Day: Our Greatest Hope is Christ Jesus

Updated: Nov 2

Written by: Christopher Sernaque


Dear Reader,


Christ Jesus Ministries is proud to be an official supporting ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist church. The organized Seventh-day Adventist church matches the description of the Bride of Christ in Revelation 12. At the close of this short article, you will find a link to the official website of the Seventh-day Adventist church and another article explaining, in 12 points, why the organized Seventh-day Adventist church is the true church of Revelation 12.


Yes, indeed, we are proud to support the work of the Seventh-day Adventist church as all of the members of Christ Jesus Ministries are baptized members into the organized SDA church, all in good standing of course.


Why open up an article in honor of Reformation Day to talk about the Seventh-day Adventist church? Because, the Seventh-day Adventist church is a continuation of the great history of the Reformation.


The Reformation, the Protestant Reformation, did not begin with one man nailing theses, perhaps 95 of them, to any certain church door. Of course, readers familiar with church history know I am referring to Martin Luther.


I have great admiration for Martin Luther, for I used to be a member of an evangelical Lutheran church. I still admire the man and am grateful to continue, not just his legacy, but the legacy of all reformers before him.


That’s right, as stated, the Reformation did not begin or end with Martin Luther. The Protestant Reformation began with Bible lovers and will continue with Bible lovers.


It was love for the Bible that drove Wycliffe to translate the Bible into “the common vernacular” or the everyday language of ordinary folk.


Ordinary folk like you and I. Ordinary folk for whom Jesus died. To briefly return to Luther, he believed that John 3:16 expressed the Gospel as clear as day. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)


Jesus died for “whosoever.” He died not die just for those who think they are holy. He died for whosoever. He died not die just for those who know they are sinners. He died for whosoever. He died neither just for those joyful or those sorrowful. He died for whosoever. He died neither just for those whole or those in pain. He died for whosoever. He died neither just for Catholic or Protestant. He died for whosoever. He died for whosoever, ordinary folk. He died for you and me.


He lives again for all of us. While Christ Jesus Ministries affirms the eschatological view of the Seventh-day Adventist church as seeing the Papal organization as the first system of Revelation 13, we recognize that there will be many Catholics in Heaven, and that "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death." {Romans 8:1-2}


Christ Jesus Ministries would like to officially endorse the book, “The Great Controversy” by Ellen White. We affirm the 28 Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist church, and today would like to highlight two of them, the 8th and the 18th.


The 8th Fundamental Belief of the Seventh-day Adventist church is called, “The Great Controversy.” In recent times, this theme has been called the “Cosmic Conflict” and even “The Great Hope.” Why the “Great Hope” title? The original title of the book Great Controversy was much longer. It was originally called, “The Great Controversy Between Christ and His Angels and Satan and his Angels.” Since then, the title of the book has changed a few times, but each time, the theme has remained consistent. There is a battle ranging, between Satan and his forces of evil, and the Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus.


Christ Jesus wins every time.


Thanks to the selfless sacrifice of Christ Jesus on the Cross, whosoever can be saved. Ellen White put this beautifully in her landmark book, “Desire of Ages”:


“Christ was treated as we deserve, that we might be treated as He deserves. He was condemned for our sins, in which He had no share, that we might be justified by His righteousness, in which we had no share. He suffered the death which was ours, that we might receive the life which was His. “With His stripes we are healed.” { DA 25.2}


Christ Jesus is the greatest hope of the reformation. His servant Ellen White, whose prophetic ministry is affirmed in the 18th Fundamental Belief, made it clear that her goal was to uplift Christ Jesus. She said, “You know that my whole theme…is the life of Christ.” (White, Ellen. 118 Letter 41. 1895.)


That is the theme of Christ Jesus Ministries. We are called to reflect the image of Jesus and to idolize no man.


As this article draws to a close, I want to draw all of your attention to the resources at the end of the article. Readers, below is the official website of the Seventh-day Adventist church and our unique beliefs. Please read these resources with an open heart and accept the Everlasting Gospel of the Three Angel’s Messages. There are study guides from another supporting ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist church, Amazing Facts, that explain the message of Revelation 14 and the continuation of the Protestant Reformation.


You will also find an interview with Professor Jud Lake defending the validity of the prophetic calling of Ellen G. White, along with both the abridged and complete edition of Ellen White’s book, “The Great Hope.”


Indeed, our greatest hope is Christ Jesus. Have a happy Reformation Day from all of us at Christ Jesus Ministries and remember the Truth saves.


In Christ Jesus,

Christopher Sernaque


Links:

The official Seventh-day Adventist website:

https://www.adventist.org/

28 Fundamental Beliefs:

https://www.adventist.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ADV-28Beliefs2020.pdf

12 Points About the True Church of Revelation 12: https://www.christjesusministriesllc.com/post/12-points-about-the-true-church-of-revelation-12

Abridged Great Hope:

https://egwwritings-a.akamaihd.net/pdf/en_GrH_a.pdf

http://centrowhite.org.br/files/ebooks/egw-english/books/The%20Great%20Hope%20(Condensed).pdf

Full 1911 Edition Great Hope:

https://bit.ly/2GeJFXl

Christ Jesus Ministries Mission Statement: 

https://www.christjesusministriesllc.com/mission

Amazing Facts Bible Study Guides:

https://www.amazingfacts.org/media-library/read/c/2/t/bible-study-guides#studymore

https://www.amazingfacts.org/media-library/study-guide/e/4992/t/who-is-the-antichrist-

https://www.amazingfacts.org/media-library/study-guide/e/4993/t/angel-messages-from-space

Interview with Professor Jud Lake:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdKioVn_uFE&fbclid=IwAR2JL1dteC3d9iDJQi9HkEu5nJSCN3kbI0ScmNj7mlquYYCRdYOgyJ76zh0




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