Welcome To The Society Of Medical Evangelists
We are about meeting the greatest and most urgent of all our [the Seventh-Day Adventist Church] needs, which is a revival of true godliness among us.
This Society is not about supporting revivals of any kind except that revival, which alone is specifically identified by the Testimony of Jesus, as constituting the greatest and most urgent of all our needs - TRUE GODLINESS!
Godliness is godlikeness and godlikeness is godliness. Godliness is Christlikeness. It is likeness to Christ. It is being like Christ in life and character and thus working like Christ in ministry.
According to the testimony of Jesus Christ, godliness does exist among Seventh-day Adventists but only in form and, therefore, warrants or justifies the vital need for a revival of true godliness, which is the greatest and most urgent of all our needs.
The form of godliness or the form of Christlikeness represents a people professing to have a relationship with Christ and are doing a good 'godlike' work in Christ's name and for the advancement of Christ's kingdom and has the appearance of Christianity attached to it and seems to be in obedience to Christ's commands but ultimately has no life-giving, soul healing or soul restoring power. This form of godliness or form of Christlikeness in life and works contradicts the corresponding power that should be evident by such godlike profession.For instance:
"Christ gave a perfect representation of true godliness by combining the work of a physician and a minister, ministering to the needs of both body and soul, healing physical disease, and then speaking words that brought peace to the troubled heart." CH 528
Yet, many of us would dare to profess that this same type of work is now being done among us, as Seventh-Day Adventists, and has been going on for many years, but such bold profession only serves to make of none effect the testimonies and promote the denial of the power thereof, for such professed representation of 'godliness' presently among us, exist in form alone.
What is God like? To understand and appreciate true godliness, which is the same as true godlikeness, we must first understand what God is like. We must first have a right conception of the character of God, which serves to bring forth the fruit of true godliness.
We cannot be godlike without God's life! Only when we possess His life then we can be godlike. If we had His life, then there would be no need for a revival because a revival is resurrection from apparent death. Because true godliness among Seventh-day Adventists had apparently died for more than a century.The Society Of Medical Evangelists is about fulfilling the preordained conditions necessary to bring back the life of Christ into our Churches by giving a perfect representation of true godliness.
Exhortation To Godliness
This Society is urging all Seventh-Day Adventists to be imitators of Jesus Christ. The call to be followers of Christ or to mimic His example is a call to true godliness, true holiness or true godlikeness.This exhortation is a call to seek now for a revival of true godliness or true Christlikeness, which is obviously lacking among us. There is no higher challenge in the word of God and in the testimony of Jesus than to be godlike. Young men and young women can find no greater cause that is worthy of living for and dying for than to be godlike, even to reflect Christ in their humanity, by being partakers of His divine nature. This is the primary object of Seventh-Day Adventism. This is the very goal of Christianity. This is the goal of Christian education - godliness, godlikeness!
Explanation Of Godliness
We have some serious explaining to do because the experience we so desperately need seems to be eclipsed or masked by Adventist jargons that tends to escape the superficial seeker.We need to break down, make perfectly clear, decipher, spell out, make plain or simplify terms such as, true godliness, the third angel's message, medical missionary work, etc., in light of the needed revival. For those who desire the information we have without integration, or those who want content but not community, will not benefit from an indirect or impractical relationship to The Society Of Medical Evangelists. The instructional information or practical knowledge we have to share has meaning and is designed to work only in the context of a community or society of likeminded believers, thus the call to join us.
Demonstration Of Godliness
We need the power of God. The gospel of Christ is the power of God unto salvation, when it is lived and practiced. This means we need the very life and character of Christ in order to possess the power of God and to demonstrate beyond the possibility of doubt that the law of God can be perfectly kept under any and all circumstances.True godliness is the fruit of Christian character. A Christian character can only be produced by the practice of the gospel. The gospel practiced is medical missionary work. Medical missionary work in connection with the gospel of the third angel's message gives a perfect representation of true godliness. Our witness, our worship, our oneness, our total restoration and even the finishing of the work of the gospel are all dependent upon meeting the greatest and most urgent of all our needs, i.e. a revival of true godliness among us. Here is the key to providing that witness, evidence or demonstration that the world is waiting to see, even revival of true godliness among us. This cannot be done or be demonstrated over the internet or over the phone or any such thing, but only being in and dwelling in a community. We invite you to join The Society Of Medical Evangelists.