This ministry is a brotherhood of Orthodox, Historic and Conservative Seventh-day Adventist Christians who believe in the inspiration of the Bible and the Testimonies of the Spirit of Prophecy given to the Church through Ellen G. White as Word of God.
Our church emerges as a measure of protest to the worldliness and doctrinal confusion that exists among reformist organizations. Following the example of the faithful of antiquity: “After a long and severe conflict, the faithful few decided to dissolve all union with the apostate church if she still refused to free herself from falsehood and idolatry. They saw that separation was an absolute necessity if they would obey the word of God. They dared not tolerate errors fatal to their own souls, and set an example which would imperil the faith of their children and children’s children. To secure peace and unity they were ready to make any concession consistent with fidelity to God; but they felt that even peace would be too dearly purchased at the sacrifice of principle.” — The Great Controversy, page 45
We affirm that “we have the old landmarks of truth, experience, and duty, and we are to stand firmly in defense of our principles, in full view of the world.” —Testimonies for the Church, volume 6, page 17
We firmly believe that “The world must not be introduced into the church, and married to the church, forming a bond of unity. Through this means the church will become indeed corrupt, and as stated in Revelation, “a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” —Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, page 265.
We hold that “A revival and a reformation must take place, under the ministration of the Holy Spirit. Revival and reformation are two different things. Revival signifies a renewal of spiritual life, a quickening of the powers of mind and heart, a resurrection from spiritual death. Reformation signifies a reorganization, a change in ideas and theories, habits and practices. Reformation will not bring forth the good fruit of righteousness unless it is connected with the revival of the Spirit. Revival and reformation are to do their appointed work, and in doing this work they must blend.” —The Review and Herald, February 25, 1902.
The conditions in the world and in the church point out that we are at the door of the end of grace. We are living in the period of the Shaking. The Testimonies warn us: “I asked the meaning of the shaking I had seen and was shown that it would be caused by the straight testimony called forth by the counsel of the True Witness to the Laodiceans. This will have its effect upon the heart of the receiver, and will lead him to exalt the standard and pour forth the straight truth. Some will not bear this straight testimony. They will rise up against it, and this is what will cause a shaking among God’s people.
“I saw that the testimony of the True Witness has not been half heeded. The solemn testimony upon which the destiny of the church hangs has been lightly esteemed, if not entirely disregarded. This testimony must work deep repentance; all who truly receive it will obey it and be purified.” — Early Writings, page 270
“The testimony of the True Witness has not been half heeded. The solemn testimony upon which the destiny of the church hangs has been lightly esteemed, if not entirely disregarded. This testimony must work deep repentance, and all that truly receive it will obey it and be purified.” —Testimonies for the Church, volume 1, page 181