Comment on Lawrence Geraty, Fritz Guy, and the Framing of Fundamental Belief #6 by Abe Yonder.
So are you suggesting that those named to a committee should be only those who will have the popular opinion and none other?
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Lawrence Geraty, Fritz Guy, and the Framing of Fundamental Belief #6
There is nothing to support a belief that a session of the General Conference can interpret or define the beliefs of Seventh-day Adventist who hold that the Holy Spirit is the one that leads us all into all truth.
If we must believe we are subject to a hierarchy to interpret our beliefs then we must hold with Catholic belief that only thy have the right to interpretation of God’s word.
Recent Comments by Abe Yonder
If the Creation Account Isn’t True…
Of course any reasonable person knows the creation story is not literal, but fundamentalists are not reasonable, they believe everything the Bible says no matter how absurd.
Also as a part of history, the book of Genesis began with Chapter two verse three, the seven-day creation story was added by the Deuteronomist at Babylon during the fifth century BC (See Harper’s Bible commentary)
The Sabbath’s relevance to the debate about origins
Today we understand many things that were unknown to our ancestors who wrote the above words. We understand the enormity of the universeâ€”the enormous quasars, nebulae, and galaxiesâ€”unimaginable back in the day Moses handed down the oral tradition to the Children of Israel. –Does that make it not true? No, truth is progressive; the explanation of creation by Moses was simple and direct. In the beginning God created it all, and the earth was a part of it all. The earth was here without any form and was void of any kind of created thing, but it was here from the beginning. So were the sun, moon, and all the quasars, nebulae, galaxies and everything in the heavens that were made by all the Elohim (gods) that created all thatâ€”before creation week.
We should not deny the truth of Scripture simply because it leaves out things that the people of that day would not comprehend anyway, but today we are searching for hid treasureâ€”what was it really?
My cousin asked me did I believe in creation week, I told him yes I do. I had not though about it much before but I have been thinking about it ever since. What exactly do I believe about creation week? What is reasonable to assume?
Is it reasonable to assume that the Elohim did make the world in six days and rested on the seventh? Of course God can do anything! God didnâ€™t even have to do it in six days, it could have been done all by a single command of course, and so then why did it take them six days?
Clue for a hidden truth:
Is the six days of creation a clue that could not have been understood back then?
If you are really searching for hidden truth you can easily find that the Bible does not call the creation day a literal 24 hour evening and morning as translated in our current day language. A seeker of truth will find that the Book of Genesis was written in three different languages over the course of several centuries and not written by Moses or King James.
The chapter in Genesis that tells the story of creation explains (in Hebrew) that creation took place in only one day.
Gen 2:4 (KJV) These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens…,
Notice that this day when the LORD GOD made the earth and the heavens is before Genesis 2:7 when they made man from the dust of the ground and breathed into him the breath of life.
You can see how it calls the six days of creation one long day. You can also compare this to what the Bible says about the seventh day. You donâ€™t find â€œevening and morningâ€ for the seventh â€œdayâ€ but four thousand years later the author of the book of Hebrews says it is still going on.
Heb 4:4 (KJV) For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
Heb 4:5 (KJV) And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
Heb 4:6 (KJV) Seeing therefore it remained that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
We might conclude that if the seventh day of creation is still going on, that the other six days may have been eons, not days, thousands of years of creativeâ€”(that naughty word)–evolution!
2 Pet 3:8 (KJV) But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
I do trust scripture completely; I just don’t truest the fundamentalist verbatim–word for word–mentality, knowing that scripture has gone through many changes and countless interpretations over the years. We are supposed to be educated people.