Adventist Church President Points Russian Leaders to the Bible

Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church, encouraged top clergy and government leaders in Russia’s capital to uphold the principles of the Protestant Reformation and to seek a God-guided reformation of the heart.

Keeping his focus on church mission, Wilson also emphasized practical Christianity and the three angels’ messages (a central theme of Seventh-day Adventist eschatology) in his remarks at a Moscow forum commemorating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 theses to a church door in Germany.

“It is a great privilege on this day 500 years after the Reformation began, when there seem to be so much instability and challenges in the world, to continue the reformation in our hearts,” Wilson said in a brief speech to 200 leaders gathered for the “Reformation: 500 Years” event on Oct. 31.

He said the Seventh-day Adventist Church was grateful for the foundations of the Reformation, and he singled out several principles as especially important: only the Bible, salvation only by faith in Jesus, Christ is the only mediator, eternal life only through the grace of Jesus, and to God only be the glory.

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