We accept this call from Ellen White: “Men and women are wanted now who are as true to duty as the needle to the pole” (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 406).
There has never been a more important time for believers to be united in their love and service so that we can become the church that Jesus envisioned for his disciples.
We reject the use of compulsion as a means of enforcement in the body of Christ. Speaking the truth in love, we speak out against what we believe from Scripture to be wrong. We will not remain silent in the face of injustice.
We uphold the people of God and the leaders of this movement in our personal and corporate prayers.
Unity in the Body of Christ – Seventh-day Adventist Fundamental Belief 14
The church is one body with many members, called from every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. In Christ we are a new creation; distinctions of race, culture, learning, and nationality, and differences between high and low, rich and poor, male and female, must not be divisive among us. We are all equal in Christ, who by one Spirit has bonded us into one fellowship with Him and with one another; we are to serve and be served without partiality or reservation. Through the revelation of Jesus Christ in the Scriptures we share the same faith and hope, and reach out in one witness to all. This unity has its source in the oneness of the triune God, who has adopted us as His children.
The exercise of force is contrary to the principles of God’s government; He desires only the service of love; and love cannot be commanded; it cannot be won by force or authority. Only by love is love awakened. To know God is to love Him; His character must be manifested in contrast to the character of Satan. This work only one Being in all the universe could do. Only He who knew the height and depth of the love of God could make it known.
—Ellen G. White, The Desire of Ages, p. 22