The Great Controversy describes "the end of the world." But it may instead be the end of a world imagined by our Adventist pioneers.
The core problem in Adventism today lies in the eroded strength of intermediate bodies between the General Conference and the local church.
Adventism does not have a joyful, inclusive ecological eschatology but rather one of fear, obedience, and human perfection.
The spiritual conflict—as examined by The Great Controversy—becomes incomprehensible if we do not insert it into a larger cultural framework.