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Before the 1985 General Conference Session in New Orleans , much had been said about the development of the new Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal. At that Session, it was introduced with much interest and huge sales. But this new, strange, hymnal introduces into the Seventh-day Adventist divine worship service hymns and Scripture readings containing Roman Catholic teachings not found in any earlier Adventist hymnal.
SCRIPTURES USED IN THE NEW HYMNAL
The old Church Hymnal quoted exclusively from the tried and tested Protestant King James Version of the Bible. But the new hymnal uses a plethora of versions, the majority of which are greatly faulted versions, the translators of which have ignored the Divine anathemas:
“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Revelation 22:18,19
There are 225 passages of Scripture in the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal, consisting of 135 response readings, 14 Canticles and Prayers, 36 calls to worship, 13 words of assurance, 14 offertory sentences, and 13 benedictions. The use of the various Scripture versions is as follows:
New International Version (NIV) 69 (31%) Read the rest of this entry