The excerpts below come from the Seventh-day Adventist organization’s Southern Tidings article of November 2019 titled, “Unity, Hope, Amid National Divisiveness and Violence.” The Adventist Review also included a shorter version at this link: https://www.adventistreview.org/church-news/story14220-in-the-us-local-churches-fight-national-divisiveness-with-prayer
“Faith leaders from various churches and denominations in Tennessee’s two largest cities came together to promote unity and instill hope….
‘…it is imperative that we come together as clergy, as different denominations,’ said Gregory Fontus, a member of Riverside Church’s pastoral staff, and one of the main organizers of the Interfaith Day of Prayer his church hosted in Nashville, Tennessee.
Along with Seventh-day Adventists, other participating denominations were Baptist, Church of God in Christ, Lutheran, and United Methodists.
Dawn Bennett, past vicar, Memorial Lutheran Church, said the Day of Prayer was spiritually enriching, and needed to perpetuate a mindset of unity.
‘…it sends a public message that as believers in Christ, that we can come together as one body, and we can worship together….’
A week earlier, Longview Heights Church in Memphis, Tennessee, hosted a Preach Out.
One of the Preach Out speakers was Edward Stephens Jr., bishop of Golden Gate Cathedral.
Joe I. Grider, D.Min., pastor, ministerial director, and one of the Preach Out organizers, agreed. He is friends with Stephens and has preached at his church, and vice versa. Grider said there can never be too many programs that bring different churches/denominations together, and he extols messages of hope and unity.
We can only conclude that ecumenism is worsening within the Seventh-day Adventist organization, as we continue to see its unity with other denominations. It is not surprising that Grider continues to promote unity with error, since it was mentioned in the Truth book, volume 2 regarding his preaching in a robe covered with pagan Maltese crosses.
Is this increase of ecumenism one reason why both Ellen White and Ernie have been shown the destruction of Nashville, Tennessee?