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Mastering the Peril of the Minority Syndrome

By John Thiel, mp3

When I was working in New Zealand there were people scattered all over and whenever I went to visit them, I left behind isolated people. They would often feel very much separated and they felt, is this really right? Are we in the right company with such a small number as we are? Is this truly the church of God? This has been the story of a question in many people’s minds even to our own experience now and so the title of this message is Mastering the Peril of the Minority Syndrome and isolation from one another. We need to master this.

If we are Christians, if we are going to follow Jesus precisely the way He really is, notice what it says in the Spirit of Prophecy:

Jesus was among the lowly of the earth. He did not take His position by the side of the learned rabbis or the rulers. He was not found among the potentates of earth, but among the lowly ones. The truth was never found among the majority. It was ever found among the minority.  {TDG 319.4}

Those last two sentences is the introductory thought. The truth was never found among the majority. It was ever found among the minority.The truth as received by the pioneers of the Adventist message is with those who are the true reformers of today; it is a truth that is ever with the minority. Read the rest of this entry