Comment on Adventist Review: Pastors Who Don’t Believe by Paul Richardson.
I like many Adventist ministers, believe in the Word of God, preach a God initiated creation and encourage reading of the Gift of Prophecy. Yet how we communicate our belief within a society where pluralistic truth attitudes abound, needs to be our primary focus. As we enjoy greater success in this quest, doubting souls will again be led to faith.
Yet, as we seek to meet the minds of our community it is also useful to discover what leads them to their conclusions. We call that respect. Jesus himself followed this model. So to be a Christian today is not to live in a cognitive cloister, but to get into the world’s “market place” and like the apostle Paul wrestle with others minds as we seek their souls.
May the Lord grow thinking giants among His people who will stand up and speak for Him? Blessings Paul Richardson
Recent Comments by Paul Richardson
“… start another church that is more in line with my own personal fundamental beliefs, goals and ideals”.
That doesn’t impress me, but I think I know what you are trying to say. However perhaps you could express it better by saying, start another church that more fully teaches the fundamental truths of the Word of God. After all that is the source of our spiritual authority, not the mere conjecture of “men”.