In some parts of the world it seems the Seventh-day Adventist church is in danger of devolving into a social club. A renewed focus on its mission is required. With growing secularization, disorientation, and institutionalism, how can the church maintain its identity? How is the church to function considering it was founded on the belief that time is short?
George Knight tackles these and other tough questions in this shining collection of articles, speeches, and papers. Including the courageous speech, “If I Were the Devil,” presented at the 2000 General Conference session, this book is an insightful look at Adventism’s mission, structure, and contemporary challenges.
Not just for church administrators and academics—this is a call to duty to all Adventists, a call to become a church alive with passion and purpose. Let these pages reinvigorate you with fresh thoughts about the Adventist mission and how to accomplish it. Because the world doesn’t need another social club. It needs to hear God’s message.
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Check out more work by George R. Knight with the SDA History Collection.
George R. Knight taught at Andrews University as professor of educational foundations and church history. Previously, he served as a pastor, an elementary and secondary teacher, and a school principal. He holds two master’s degrees in theology and Christian philosophy, as well as a doctorate in the philosophy of education.