Elder Wilson Forced To Sit Through Celebration of Unauthorized Ordinations At Sligo
April 11, 2017On Sabbath, April 8,2017, our world church President, Elder Ted Wilson was invited as the Sabbath morning speaker for the Washington Adventist University Alumni Weekend which was being celebrated at Sligo church. He is an alumnus of the institution (previously called Columbia Union College).Just before the sermon, Sligo leadership chose that opportunity to ‘honor’ three women who were ordained against the expressed will of the Seventh-day Church in 1995. The three women were given a plaque in commemoration of their September, 1995 ‘ordinations.’ This ceremony–conducted right in front of Elder Wilson–celebrates ordinations that are a violation of official denominational policy. That they also violate the Holy Scriptures seems not to matter to these individuals (1 Timothy 3:1-2; 1 Timothy 2:12; Titus 2:3-5).This act–and the timing of it–is clearly an unwashed thumb in the eye of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist church, and a not-too-subtle slap at the face of Elder Wilson. I am told that elder Wilson handled the graceless moment with grace. May God continue to give him grace and wisdom from above.And may God deliver The Remnant people from such overt acts of defiance, while there is still something left to save.“Be watchful, and strengthen those things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God (Revelation 3:2).