Dale Ratzlaff To Address Three Adventist Doctrines That Undermine the Gospel


“Three Doctrines of Seventh-day Adventism That Compromise the Gospel” is the title of Dale Ratzlaff’s talk on Friday evening, February 15, at 7:00 PM at Trinity Church, 1551 Reservoir Road, Redlands, California, at the eighth annual Former Adventist Fellowship Conference.

The meeting Friday evening is open to the public, and admission is free. In addition to Dale Ratzlaff’s keynote address, Paul Carden, executive director of the Centers for Apologetics Research and general editor of Rose Publishing, will give his personal story of how he came to see Adventism as being deeply heretical. Also, Elaina Matthews, a scholarship vocal student whose life was turned upside down when she learned the real gospel and left Adventism a year ago, will share her faith story and sing two of her favorite hymns which now have real meaning for her. The evening will end with a question and answer session.

The weekend conference is entitled “Living By The Spirit” and meets from February 15-17. The $85 registration fee includes materials and all meals except dinner Friday evening. Speakers for the conference include Jon Rittenhouse, adjunct professor at Biola University, Dale Ratzlaff, founder of Life Assurance Ministries, Gary Inrig, senior pastor of Trinity Church, Colleen Tinker, editor of Proclamation! magazine, and Carolyn Macomber, leader of the Former Adventist Fellowship at The Chapel in St. Joseph, Michigan. Breakout sessions will also include offerings by Martin Carey and Jim Valentine. Sharon Strum will again lead worship assisted by a largely former Adventist team. 

For more information, call (877) 349-6984. You can register online here: http://www.formeradventist.com/weekends/fafweekend2013.html

Plan now to attend!

Colleen Tinker

Colleen Tinker, the editor of Proclamation! magazine, and her husband Richard left Adventism in 1998 with their two sons, Roy and Nathanael, who were in grades six and ten. They have co-led the Former Adventist Fellowship Bible study at Trinity Church in Redlands, California, since 1999. Colleen, a graduate of Walla Walla University, is a former high school English teacher and also the former managing editor of Adventist Today magazine. She is also a small-group discussion leader for Trinity Women's ministries. Colleen became the stepmother of Roy and Nathanael in 1989, and in 2008 she adopted them. Romans 8:15-17 has assumed new depth and significance for her and Richard since she and her sons chose to claim each other legally and permanently. She and Richard share their office with Rocky the sheltie, and they love having a new granddaughter.

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2 thoughts on “Dale Ratzlaff To Address Three Adventist Doctrines That Undermine the Gospel

  1. Colleen,

    Is there anywhere that the text of these addresses is available?

    It would be a helpful, permanent, print record of this event.


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