Loma Linda University has just opened up a multi-faith cultural center on campus and will begin offering readings on the Koran this week. They will rotate and introduce other faiths from both Christian and non-Christian religions to their students. We are facing a serious challenge in Adventism today because there is world-wide campaign to seek interfaith unity and cooperation with other religions that will only result in the sell-out of our distinctive doctrines.
Loma Linda University is replacing the Three Angels’ Message with a new message that emphasizes peace, unity and cooperation with with all the different world religions. We cannot blur the doctrinal differences between the world religions and ignore the last message of mercy that God has ordained to be proclaimed to all the world.
“In a special sense Seventh-day Adventists have been set in the world as watchmen and light-bearers. To them has been entrusted the last warning for a perishing world. On them is shining wonderful light from the Word of God. They have been given a work of the most solemn import,—the proclamation of the first, second, and third angels’ messages. There is no other work of so great importance. They are to allow nothing else to absorb their attention” (Evangelism, 119).
We are living in a very decietful period of earth’s history. There are so many lies and falsehoods being communicated “that if it were possible they shall deceive the very elect.” Matthew 24:24.
This is why we need to be diligent and careful when enticing words of men would entangle us into fellowship with Babylon or the Antichrist. We cannot allow ourselves to be drawn away from both our mission and message of proclaiming the 3 Angels’ Message and begin to unite with the enemies of present truth. We must resist “Pastors” who professing to serve Christ have sold themselves on the alter of ecumenism and multiculturalism.
“Our work is to proclaim to the world the first, second, and third angels’ messages. In the discharge of our duties we are neither to despise nor to fear our enemies…We are to treat with kindness and courtesy those who refuse to be loyal to God, but we are never, never to unite with them” (Testimonies, Vol. 7, pp. 107, 108).