24th January 2018| By Communication Department
The President of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist (S.D.A) Church, Ted N. C. Wilson, is to visit Uganda from 14th to 18th February 2018.
As part of the visit, he is scheduled to arrive at Entebbe International Airport on Wednesday, 14th February 2017; he will meet with the Head of State, H.E. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Thursday, 15th February; he will meet the youth at Jinja Central Church and at Bugema University on Friday, 16th February. General worship will take place at Kololo Independence grounds on Sabbath, 17th February 2018 and will cap his visit to the Central Uganda Conference on Sunday, 18th February 2018.
Wilson is the son of former General Conference president Neal C. Wilson, who served as President of the General Conference from 1979 to 1990. It shall be remembered that it was during the tenure of Ted C. Wilson’s father, Neal C. Wilson that the Adventist Center complex, the seat of Uganda Union was completed and he laid the foundation stone which can be seen at the entrance to the building to this day.
Elder Ted Wilson, is a supporter of traditional Adventist beliefs (such as those in the Great Controversy theme) which inform Last Generation Theology. He holds a doctorate in religious education from New York University, a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University, and a Master of Science degree in public health from Loma Linda University’s School of Public Health. Before being elected as the President of the General Conference, he served as vice president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
In Wilson’s sermon at the 2014 Annual Council he stated,”Time on this Earth is short. Probation is closing soon. Preparation to see God face to face by repentance and forsaking of sin needs to be done now. The Great Controversy, page 425, explains that: ‘Those who are living upon the Earth when the intercession of Christ shall cease in the sanctuary above, are to stand in the sight of a holy God without a mediator. Their robes must be spotless, their characters must be purified from sin by the blood of sprinkling. Through the grace of God and their own diligent effort, they must be conquerors in the battle with evil.’ However, do not misinterpret this quote and think for a minute that you do not need Christ and that by your own works you will gain salvation. Seventh-day Adventists believe that only through the grace and righteousness of Christ do we have eternal life. However, when probation closes, the work of mediation is over. Your character will be set and your destiny eternally decided. That is why every day we need to be revived and reformed through our Bible study and prayer connection with Christ. We must receive His all-encompassing righteousness through justification and sanctification as daily, through His power, we become more and more like Him.”