Sean&#032Pitman: @GMF: I personally think it important to read and …

Comment on Revisiting God, Sky & Land by Fritz Guy and Brian Bull by Steve Billiter.


I personally think it important to read and address such challenges to fundamental Adventist positions coming from within the church itself – especially when coming from those who are or seem to be in a position of significant authority and responsibility within the church.Otherwise, many who do read these challenges, and find no rational counter arguments, will no doubt be convinced that the historic position of the Adventist Church on origins and other fundamental issues has been effectively falsified and that the Church itself has given up on many of its original foundational principles.

Sean Pitman

True, but just how many rabbits do we have time to chase?

Steve Billiter Also Commented

Revisiting God, Sky & Land by Fritz Guy and Brian Bull
Genesis 1 and 2 plainly says the earth and all that’s in [it] was created in 6 literal days–adding up genealogies in Scripture also reveal the earth is about 6000 years old.

The place for the above mentioned book is the trash can. Perhaps these so-called learned doctors may also want to find another church more in line with their beliefs-or shall we say lack of beliefs? [edit]

Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

We have 6 evenings and mornings here for creation not counting the 7th Day Sabbath. How can anyone possibly read anything else into this? So these two men are above and know more than God does? How very, very sad indeed.

Recent Comments by Steve Billiter

What does it take to be a true Seventh-day Adventist?
A favorite scripture of mine is Micah 6:8: “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God!”

How haughty we are to suppose WE have ALL the truth. GOD is TRUTH; but how many of us know Him as we ought to know Him? A knowledge of the truth is progressive. Our founders history shows that we have had to correct our thinking in our search for truth. What makes us think that we now have a full and correct understanding of all spiritual doctrine? God has led us to the Bible, but isn’t it possible that we may fail to rightly understand some things? Even recently the doctrine of the Holy Spirit was added to. Praise God for more information.

Jesus had to point out in His day that sin is in the mind. Sin is lack of faith. Sin is an attitude. For many years we have looked at sin strictly as behavior. In our time, we still struggle with Righteousness By Faith–which is the Third Angel’s Message “in verity.”

At the end is it going to be “just two classes of people” — Seventh-day Adventists,–and the rest of the world? NO! At the end there will be those who are willing to follow Jesus WHEREVER He leads–whatever further light God reveals in His WORD; and those who think they know better, rejecting God and truth–because THEY KNOW BETTER. I hope those following Jesus will include many Adventist believers! It is right for us to think that we are right–to walk according to our consciences–“fully persuaded in our own mind.” AT THE SAME TIME, may we be humbly teachable, or like the Pharisees, we can be just as lost!

Changing the Wording of Adventist Fundamental Belief #6 on Creation
It saddens me to no end to see leadership in the Adventist Church who place their own opinions above the plain, unambiguous statements in God’s Word. Anyone who does not believe any of the 28 Fundamentals should be removed from membership immediately and not allowed to work at any Adventist Institution. They are of course welcome to attend church unless they still insist upon openly teaching lies.

Jesus spoke of two classes of church members in the parable of the wheat and tares in Matthew 13–tares being the plants of Satan, “but the tares are the children of the wicked one,”(Matt.13:38)and the good seed, the children of the kingdom.

Tares are simply professing church members who are unconverted and in various ways act as agents of Satan within the church to destroy God’s Word driving many away from Christ and salvation. They are themselves deceived.

It will worsen until the Sunday law comes–then all of them will accept the mark of the beast.

“Satan will work his miracles to deceive; he will set up his power as supreme. The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. It remains, while the sinners in Zion will be sifted out–the chaff separated from the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place. None but those who have been overcoming by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony will be found with the loyal and true, without spot or stain of sin, without guile in their mouths. . . . The remnant that purify their souls by obeying the truth gather strength from the trying process, exhibiting the beauty of holiness amid the surrounding apostasy” (Letter 55, 1886). {7BC 911.6.

Another Student’s Perspective of La Sierra University
Beautifully written. Thank you, Sean.

Both require faith, as evolution has never been proved. The choice is ours, whether to believe in disgruntled antagonist theories, or a loving God who has left nothing to chance for our salvation. I choose the latter, and rather relish the HOPE it generates. I have personal value–Thank you, GOD!

Two Conflicting Arguments in Defense of La Sierra University
This article appears to be the most untrue, rabid attack that I’ve ever seen on God’s Word, which is too plain to be miscontrued.

Thank God for men like Sean Pittman and his staff that stands for truth despite the persecutions from evolutionists and their supporters.

I am still of the opinion that any church member that does not accept all 28 of our doctrines should by all means find themselves another church. But we know that Satan’s way is to attack truth from within.

We must be very close to the end of this age as we know it! “Come Lord Jesus, come.”

Northern California Conference Votes to Act Independent of the General Conference
Ultimately, if we cannot grasp the plain “thus saith the LORD” of the Bible, and base our doctrines thereon, we have no possibility of finding “unity.”@Tongkam:

What you say about basing doctrine upon Bible is true. It seems to follow that, where there is no clear ‘Thus says the Lord,’ we should have no doctrine. To create a doctrine where there is no direct instruction appears to be ADDING to the Holy Scriptures.

The same seems true, also, of the 3 GC statements, which basically were non-statements based on a lack of ‘Thus saith the Lord,” which morphed into prohibition without any decisive basis.