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What is the mission and purpose of the Seventh-day Adventist Radio? Firstly in our name is our Lord Jesus Christ the Lord of the Seventh-day Sabbath [Mark 2:28].

Our God found the Sabbath of such a great importance that it was the first thing He gave to Adam and Eve before they sinned [Genesis 2:1-3] and 2500 years before the first Jew was born. God also made it the centre of the Ten Commandments which is now become the content of the New Testament Covenant [see Hebrews 8:7-10; 10:16,17.; 2.Cor. 3:3] no longer written by God on two tables of stone, but now God writes it into our fleshly hearts that are converted and born again. Our Lord Jesus Christ found His Sabbath of so great an importance that He rested and observed its holiness even in Hid death-bed from Friday sunset till Saturday sunset, and so did all His supporters who waited with the embalming of His body until after the Sabbath was ended [Luke 23:54-56].

The last part of our name Adventist means the Advent or coming of Jesus to return to this earth in great power and majesty to reign. The name was chosen as an opponent to the newly formed Rapture theory, which teaches a secret and also a public coming of our Lord Jesus. In other words a twofold coming to save them from the great tribulation. This is not really biblical. Also, the mainline Christian churches teaches that a 1000 years of peace or a millennium must come first before the return of Christ.

Our mission is the everlasting Gospel seen in Revelation 14:6-12 in the end-time settings of the Judgment hour. But firstly, what leads up to Revelation 14 is our great and bitter disappointment seen in Revelation chapter 10.

Verse 1 introduces another mighty angel. In the N.T. Greek angels mean a heavenly messenger and not necessarily a literal angel as we see it. His face is shining as the sun. The face of Jesus shone as bright as the sun on the mount of transfiguration [see Matthew 17:2].

Revelation 10:2 In His hand is seen a little book open. This infers that it was closed. Q.: Which book of the Bible was closed to our understanding? “And he said, Go thy way Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.”—Daniel 12:9

“None of the wicked or weak shall understand; but the wise shall understand.”—v. 10 Note, it is not the worldly but spiritual wisdom which comes from the real Holy Spirit and with much prayer and bible study. [Compare Daniel 12:3].

By the last verses of Revelation chapter ten we can see that this little book is a prophetic book for these last days, which is the little book of Daniel. And he swore by Him that created all things 10:6 which is our Lord Jesus Christ [Rev. 4:5; John 1:1-3; Eph. 3:9; Col. 1:15-17; 1. Cor. 8:6; Hebr. 1:1,2,10; 11:3; John 8:58

In Revelation 10:6 we can see Christ’s Sabbath almost word for word quoted from the Ten Commandments. Verse 7, when the voice of the seventh angel begins to sound [Rev.11:15] the mystery of God should be finished and also prophetic time would be after the event of this chapter. [verse 6, last part].

The last two verses of Rev.10 tell us of the great and bitter disappointment in 1844 A.D. at the end of Daniels 2300 days of years prophecy. Jesus did not come then to earth to cleanse it, but instead came in 1844 to sit in judgment [see Daniel 7:13-9]

Since in the original N.T. Greek there were no chapter divisions, the very next verse what is now Rev. 11:1 gives us the content of the disappointment; the heavenly judgment which shows if we are measuring up to God’s requirements.

All this agrees with the end-time Gospel of Revelation 14:6-12 regarding the judgment and those who are keeping all of God’s Ten Commandments which are the standard of God [see James 2:10-12] and which almost all Christian churches speak against.

 
 

Our History

When radio FM licenses were first offered in Australia, Adventist journalist Phil Ward purchased 22 of them thinking that our church would like to have them. Phil must have been disappointed because our church had a dislike for independent ministries and only 3ABN [3 Angel's broadcasting network] from the USA had feed for us via satellite.

Another Phil came on the scene. Phil Smith a qualified and experienced radio guru who had worked for AWR [Adventist World Radio] returned to Down Under and worked for UCB [United Christian Broadcasters] for a while where he got the idea of buying LPON [Low Power Narrowcast] licenses and installing them on the churches where ever possible. Phil had many rejections, but was very successful in persuading conference officers and laymen to take on the challenges. In the end, Phil left Brisbane and went to Perth Western Australia where he now operates his own studio. When Phil left Brisbane, he handed over the big camp radio over to Rolf Vaessen who then founded ARA and registered the name Adventist Radio in the churches behalf. Then he made this website to promote radio and be a resource. Phil also started to collect info and put them into Google maps. Rolf has been updating Google maps ever since as new licenses were added and you can view them in our 'contact' page where you'll find the link. to co-ordinate all stations and radio ministries within the Adventist church.

What are we trying to achieve with our radio stations? Are we trying to spread the Gospel or just wanting to have fun with radio? Are we trying to reach those in our communities who have no desire for truth, or those who are searching but not finding the truth anywhere else they look? Will God be pleased with a mediocre message, watered down with the things of the world, including worldly music, so as not to “offend” people? Or with His message proclaimed in such as way as to edify the soul and instruct seekers for truth in the way of righteousness?

One of the things that makes the difference is how the truth is presented. On 3ABN the speakers present the messages of the Bible as just that – what the Bible says, not what man says – with love and concern for the souls who are listening, allowing the Holy Spirit to work on the hearts. This is important in getting the truth over to people. If it is given harshly, hitting people over the head, as the dogma of man, it cannot be used by the Holy Spirit. 3ABN aims to give the trumpet a “certain sound” but in a way that will attract listeners to God - by emphasizing God’s incredible love for us. 3ABN is not in the entertainment business. The Gospel should never be used to entertain people. If we are doing that we are not doing God’s work.

Please remember that Paul did not win everyone he presented the Gospel to. Many times he was harassed and even followed from place to place by those opposed to the preaching of Jesus as the Christ. We should not be surprised if some will not accept God’s messages through radio (or TV) and even that we would be persecuted and misunderstood while presenting the truth. That is not our worry. Our job is to do the work and leave the results to God. He will make sure the earnest seeker for truth tunes in at the right time. Our job is to make sure we are getting the message out there, without compromising with the world. Paul never compromised in that way and we shouldn’t either.

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