Hello fellow WCAS members!
While we are eager to see the unity in our beloved church that Jesus prayed for in John 17, the inspired counsel tells us that it will be only realized in the very last days.
It is worthy of notice that Paul’s letter to the Ephesians was written A. D. 64, and that from that point it looks to the future for that unity and perfection of the church to be accomplished by the gifts, “till we all come in the unity of the faith,” says the apostle. If Paul could not see this unity and perfection in his day, or in the past, certainly we cannot see it in the past history of the church; hence the perpetuity of the gifts, and their revival in the last days in great power to unite and perfect the church ready for translation to heaven at the second coming of Jesus Christ. 3SG 13.1
Yes, we do need to get involved with the governing processes of our church organizations. But, the real unity that Christ longs to see in His church is the unity that comes from transformation of character in each individual member of His church as they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. (Revelation 12:11).
We are starting to post real life testimonials of our members in our monthly WCAS newsletter. We have posted two such testimonials this month as a starter. There is no stronger conviction of truth than the testimony based on personal experiences.
“Ye shall be witnesses unto me.” [Acts 1:8] These words of Jesus have lost none of their force. Our Saviour calls for faithful witnesses in these days of religious formalism. But how few, even among the professed ambassadors for Christ, are ready to give a faithful, personal testimony for their Master. Many can tell what the great and good men of generations past have done, and dared, and suffered, and enjoyed. They become eloquent in setting forth the power of the gospel, which has enabled others to rejoice in trying conflicts and to stand firm against fierce temptations. But while so earnest in bringing forward other Christians as witnesses for Jesus, they seem to have no fresh, timely experience of their own to relate. GW92 102.3
WCAS earnestly invites you to share your personal testimony with your brethren for the purpose of strengthening our faith and uniting us under the banner of Christ. Please send your personal testimony in 300 to 500 words to AffirmationSabbath@gmail.com.