I often encounter people who say to me, “Pastor, I don’t know if I can call myself an Adventist any longer.” After listening to their reasons for this statement, my usual response is, “I call myself a Kingdom Adventist.” A Kingdom Christian, regardless of denomination, is one who puts Jesus and what He said and did concerning the Kingdom of God first before denominational identity. When Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life,” He did not speak these words in a spirit of exclusivism, but inclusivism.
Of all the things Jesus said which offended and outraged His Jewish community and its leaders, His insistence that Gentiles could surpass Jews in faith (Matt. 8:10-12) and kingdom standing (Matt. 21:41-43) were at the top of the list. When He claimed to be the Messiah in Nazareth, with all that entailed, no one got too disturbed until He proclaimed God’s favor on those outside of Israel (Luke 4:25-29). At this point, they tried to kill Him.
The divisive nature of denominationalism (putting denomination before God) has taken a tragic toll throughout the Body of Christ. God is raising up, in every movement, those who are more committed to Jesus and kingdom unity than they are to denominational creeds or loyalties. This website sets out to call Adventists to seek first the Kingdom (Matt 6:33). The time is ripe for our Adventist community to expand our horizons with regard to our understanding of the New Covenant Gospel and we hope this will be a tool you will find useful as you seek to experience all that God has for us.
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