Eric C. Webster uses Ellen White's statement that the third angel's message in verity is righteousness by faith as a springboard to examine various aspects of the message in light of the current emphasis on Christ and His righteousness.
The misunderstanding is serious and costly, but not incurable; the remedy may best be accomplished by identifying and then living out the
possibilities of the church as a fellowship, a community of faith and the Spirit.
The church is in real danger of becoming so occupied with keeping its organizational mechanism moving that it has energy left for nothing else. We must direct our energies to the true business of the church evangelism.
A bit of doggerel on a bulletin board implies that our public image as
Seventh-day Adventists does not match the message we have been commissioned to give the world. People should see the beauty of Christ's character in us.