15. Isn’t the SDA Church a cult because it is cautious of ecumenicalism and will not join the World Council of Churches (WCC)?
No. The fact is neither the Roman Catholic Church nor the majority of the Pentecostal-Evangelical Churches have joined the WCC.
The Assemblies of God (the largest Evangelical-Protestant denomination) has equally been cautious of ecumenicalism:
“Unity in the body of Christ does not require accepting the beliefs and practices of any group that offers membership to enhance cooperation on social and legislative matters. The Assemblies of God has historically been cautious in making alliances with church groups that do not hold the same biblical priorities, but rather emphasize social concerns over the importance of changing lives through a genuine salvation experience. The church cooperates with groups when our distinctives are not compromised. For example, the Assemblies of God is a cooperating member of the National Association of Evangelicals, the Pentecostal and
Charismatic Churches of North America, and the Pentecostal World Fellowship. But it is not a member of the World Council of Churches or the National Council of Churches.” (emphasis added)
For more on the official SDA position towards ecumenicalism see:
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