Three ministers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in western Jamaica were charged to be “defenders of the faith” during their Service of Ordination, held on Saturday, May 30, at the Seventh-day Adventist Conference Centre in Mount Salem, St James.
The charge was made by Pastor Meric Walker, executive secretary of the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, as he delivered the main charge to the ordinands.
“The Lord has led you into the path of truth. You are an apologist, a defender of the faith,” stated Walker.“For we know that in these days, you will have grievous wolves divide and devour the Adventist Church. The devil desires to sift the Church as wheat, so that the powerful, unadulterated word of truth will not go forth under the influence of the Holy Spirit … . Defend the faith, fight for the faith, and if it comes to be, give your life for the faith. You are a minister.”