SDA’s and Spiritual Formation
"Worldly policy is taking the place of true piety and wisdom that comes from above, and God will remove His prospering hand from the conference. Shall the ark of the covenant be removed from this people? Shall idols be smuggled in? Shall false principles and false precepts be brought into the sanctuary? Shall antichrist be respected? Shall the true doctrines and principles given us of God, which have made us what we are, be ignored?.... This is directly where the enemy, through blinded, unconsecrated men, is leading us." E. G. White, Manuscript 29, 1890.
Once again Seventh-day Adventists go to Babylon, Evangelical Methodism and Catholicism for instruction in ministry via the Spiritual Formation movement and more specifically, adapted from a book by Forster Freeman, Readiness for Ministry through Spiritual Direction, The Alban institute, 1986. We were supposed to be the “head,” but now the head goes to the tail for instruction. We were supposed to come out of Babylon and be a separate, holy and peculiar people. Now we consult what we came out of as a basis for our ministry and how to form Christ and His Holy Spirit within.
And this is being headed by the Spiritual Disciplines curriculum of the Biblical Institute for the Voice of Prophecy and Faith for Today.
The proposed purpose of the Spiritual Formation Movement is that via the Holy Spirit, Christ might be formed within. Is it not strange that we have to go to Babylon, an entity we were to come out of and be separate from, in order to get the Holy Spirit and form Christ within?
First we accepted Babylon’s definition of the Holy Spirit via the Trinity Doctrine, and now we have accepted Babylon’s proposal as to how we may obtain the Holy Spirit in the form of Christ formed within. For what should be obvious reasons, it will never work.
The SDA church claims to have the gift of prophecy via Ellen White, and indeed gives this fact as one prime reason for its existence and being the called out remnant people ordained by God. So why would a church with the gift of the Holy Spirit via the gift of prophecy, have to go to Babylon to learn how to form Christ within? I can answer that question for you. It is because that is what the World Council of Churches demands of its members and the professing Seventh-day Adventist church is a member of the WWC, in working relationship with the WCC and its various subsidiaries around the world, the various National Councils of Churches and localized Ministerial Associations of the WCC.
So the prime supposed objective of spiritual formation is Christ formed in you. How do SDA church members achieve that while breaking God’s Sabbath commandment, the Midnight Cry Light and the Second Angel’s message via ecumenical liaison with Babylon? How does Babylon achieve Christ formed within when we were called out of Babylon in order to achieve that very objective—Christ formed within? How does Babylon achieve that while breaking God’s fourth commandment and teaching false, Babylonian doctrines?
The Catholic Roots of Spiritual Formation
Here are some evidences of the roots of Spiritual Formation:
Aug 19, 1532 - there 19 August, 1532. At the age of twelve she obt
[ained] wned a remarkable
formation in the cloister of
St. Clara. It is not known when she entered the religious life.
Mar 4, 1834 - Drawing on the Fundamental Articles, she envisioned a complete program of devotions, spiritual formation, and retreats, educating women and girls in the faith and its practice—a mission house for women directed by women. The school opened on March 4, 1834. The ...
May 20, 1879 - A bill to authorize the formation of corporations for intellectual, scientific, aesthetic, spiritual, liberal culture or enquiry, and to repeal an act entitled "An act to authorize the formation of associations for intellectual, scientific, spiritual, religious or ...
1912 - The Congregation of the Maryknoll Sisters was founded in 1912. It was the first group of US religious to dedicate their lives to serve as missioners abroad. Today the sisters are from distinct cultures serving in a variety of ministries, including the areas of ...
Mar 10, 1956 - Father Anthony Mellace, was born on March 10th, 1956. Besides theology and philosophy, he studied
the social sciences (sociology, art and psychology) in the USA and completed
his intellectual and spiritual formation in Rome, Italy ( at the University of St. Thomas ...
Jan 1977 - In January 1977, Fr Harvey was asked where Paul David Ryan could undergo “ spiritual formation” in the United States. The Ballarat diocese was keen to place Ryan in the US quickly because Ballarat usually made its parish appointments at this time (January ...
1990 - The importance of "beholding the Mystery" of life, rather than trying to control or manipulate it. In 1990, at the end of their sessions, the group's participants published Spirituality and Spiritual Formation, a document summing up what they had learned. The ...
Apr 2000 - An expert in human and spiritual formation, his extensive experience in the continuing formation of priests around the country will serve him well in his new role." Father Witherup noted that in April of 2000, Father Blanchette received from the National ...
Jan 2008 - A meeting of the Knights Templar of Croatia and Slovenia took place in Medjugorje during the last week-end of January 2008. This was one of their regular meetings,
which usually takes place once or twice a year. The Knights Templar, together
with all the postulants, were ...
Apr 22, 2009 - Canon
Patrick Comerford is Director of Spiritual
Formation, the Church
of Ireland Theological Institute. This essay is based on notes prepared
for a Bible Study in a tutorial group on Wednesday 22 April 2009.
Seventh-day Adventist to Roman Catholic Spiritual Formation
7 Jul 2010 ... For
understanding a bit of the history of spiritual formation in
Christianity, specifically concerning prayer, I suggest Scot McKnight's ...
sda2rc.blogspot.com/2010/07/spiritual-formation.html - Cached
What Else is Wrong with the Spiritual Formation Movement?
Other than the serious faults I have already pointed out, the following link defines the serious implications of the Spiritual Formation Movement.
The following series by Berit Kjos will further enlighten as to the implications of the Spiritual Formation movement:
We thus see further evidence of Catholic infiltration into the SDA church. Ellen White warned us of such eventualities she saw occurring after her death. The SDA church is rife with Catholic infiltration and the implementation of Catholic and WCC theological objectives.