Children's New Theology Sabbath School Lessons
The following link is for Gracelink SDA Children's Sabbath School Curriculum http://gracelink.net
· Beginning in January 2002, the traditional children's Sabbath School (Cradle Roll [now called Beginner], Kindergarten, Primary, Junior-Teen) will be replaced with the General Conference's apostate "new theology" model, "Gracelink" SS Curriculum. It appears they will abandon the pillars of Adventism from the very foundation, the children's lessons and curriculum, to further establish completely a "new" Adventist church - that has no resemblance to the great Advent movement that God raised up through Sister White and the pioneers.
Larry Kirkpatrick, pastor of the Mentone, California, SDA Church, and more notably, author of the Great Controversy website http://www.greatcontroversy.org, has been attempting to dialogue for more than a year with those who would develop this "Gracelink" curriculum for the children of Adventism, but to little avail. In reality, there was no dialogue, but only pat answers and form letters in return for Brother Kirkpatrick's letters of concern for the developing project.
The concerns for Gracelink are many. The artwork, the insistence upon the use of the New International (Vaticanus Text) Version, the use of theatrics and drama, not to mention the broad daylight display of apostate theology and the erosion of the pillar teachings...etc. But Bro. Kirkpatrick sums it up best when he regretfully declares-- "their portrayal of grace and obedience is unambiguously faulty, and incompatible with Adventism." (Please see Larry Kirkpatrick's important editorial: "Theological Concerns and Reflection on the Gracelink Curriculum: A brief evaluation of Gracelink Materials and of the philosophies revisionists seek to press home to our youth" found at: http://www.greatcontroversy.org/reportandreview/kir-gracelinkreview.php3
This is a very serious matter--the children--which represents the next generations of Adventists. The goal of the General Conference is clear--to raise up a new generation of psuedo-Adventists, who no longer remember "the old paths", the "historic roots", and pillar doctrines of the Seventh-day Adventist movement. These spoon-fed new generation "Adventists" will only know what they have been taught--from Cradle Roll on up. They will fall into place. They won't know any better. They won't know any other way. Yeah, they won't know the truth.
Yes, this "new" movement, which is well under way even at this time, will resemble and have great favor with the great ecumenical see (sic) of "Christian" religions nationally and globally. They will be politically correct. They will blend in. They will cooperate. They will be "good citizens" and reflect the majority in thought and teaching. But they will be lost.
They will NOT sound the last warning message for this lost world.
They will NOT embrace and present the Three Angel's Messages in their fullness.
They will NOT reveal the sins of Babylon, much less the "Man of Sin".
They will NOT preach the Sabbath truth more fully.
Again, this "Gracelink" curriculum is a most serious matter indeed. I don't know what to do other than to pray to our Father in heaven. I "cry and sigh" for these abominations (Ez. 9:4). The GC is rapidly turning the Adventist church into just another main-stream "cookie-cutter" Protestant/Catholic denomination. The plan is set. No one can oppose it. They will have their "new order" of things.
"Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not. And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head. And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which [had] the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me." Ezekiel 9:9-11.
Pray without ceasing.
Your Brother in Christ,