13. The Remnant and Its Mission

13. The Remnant and Its Mission

The universal church is composed of all who truly believe in Christ,

but in the last days, a time of widespread apostasy, a remnant has been

called out to keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. This

remnant announces the arrival of the judgment hour, proclaims salvation

through Christ, and heralds the approach of His second advent. This

proclamation is symbolized by the three angels of Revelation 14; it

coincides with the work of judgment in heaven and results in a work of

repentance and reform on earth. Every believer is called to have a personal

part in this worldwide witness. (Dan 7:9-14; Isa 1:9; 11:11; Jer 23:3; Mic

2:12; 2 Cor 5:10; 1 Peter 1:16-19; 4:17; 2 Peter 3:10-14; Jude 3, 14; Rev

12:17; 14:6-12; 18:1-4.)