Comment on Supreme Court Decision on Church Employment Case by Lydian.
I was under the impression that this particular site was about the “Supreme Court Decision on Church Employment” case. (It seems to me that it has wandered very far away from that topic. Am I the only one who feels this way?)
Does anyone know what the current situation is on that topic at the present time? Some of us would really like to know. (Am I the only one who feels this way?
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Supreme Court Decision on Church Employment Case
Reply to Bill Sorensen post of January 27, 2012
Bill. I agree with your comments 100% and I truly believe with all my heart that we are very near the “shaking time” and that the “final events” are closer than we even dream of. Things will only get worse before this battle between good and evil is over. Only those who are REALLY the “people of the Book” will go through the terrible times ahead of us and truly BEING among those “people” will require a lot more Bible study and dedication than most of us have today.
Keep on “posting!”
I don’t know if this is the place where you asked how I was doing or not but since you are on every “conversation” on this web site I guess you will read this eventually.
The cast is off but I’m having a difficult time convincing this wrist that the “vacation” is over and its time for it to get “back to work!” I’m having physical therapy twice a week and it is improving some but not nearly as fast as I wish it was!
But I will survive and I AM making progress!
(I have a couple of local daughters that are “slave drivers” as far as making me take all the necessary exercises is concerned. (They keep reminding me of the “slave driver” I was
in years gone by when the tables were turned.) Oh well–that’s life, I guess!
Thanks a lot for your concern.
Supreme Court Decision on Church Employment Case
I mentioned my concern on this practice in another column some time ago but apparently very few, if anybody, saw things the same way so I’m mentioning it again here because I feel it is very important.
I simply cannot understand how anyone who truly respects the Bible as God’s Word to us can write it’s name over and over again and never capitalize the B. This is GODS’s Book to His children–the most important Book in the world and yet we do not pay it the respect we pay any old secular book. Who would write “Gone With The Wind” as “gone with the wind?” Nobody with any education at all would even think of doing such a thing unless they meant to degrade it for some reason.
This Book is the most important Book in the world! God gave it to His children to guide their steps to heaven. It should be handled with the utmost respect and I am reasonably sure God is not honored (or pleased) when we treat it with disrespect–which, to me anyway, is what we are doing when we do not even give it the respect we show to novels and other books that flood the market!
This Book is no ordinary Book. It is as sacred as God is–it’s Author is God Himself and it demands our deepest respect. We claim to believe what it SAYS–and we need to respect what it IS. At least this is the way I see it.
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Larry, don’t throw out the baby with the bath water. Just get rid of those who teach and and support that which is contrary to the 28 SDA fundamental beliefs.
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This is a wonderful sermon. Due to problems with my Hope Chanel system I was unable to listen to it so was delighted to see it printed on your website. I was able to make a printed copies of it to share with some friends who also were not able to hear it. Thanks so much!
A short while back a dear friend sent me an email with lots of beautiful pictures showing a garden (somehow I lost the site) in which every bush had been transformed into a bird, an animal–even a child. It was absolutely magnificent!
As I looked at one of the amazing displays I started wondering what would happen if I was actually in that garden and approached a group of people who were also enjoying the beauty it held. And if after a few moments I said something like this:
“This is so beautiful–and to think Nature did it all on her own! It is truly amazing of what she can do if people will just back off and let her do her own thing.”
What would their reaction have been? (I suspect they would have thought I was somewhat deranged and slowly backed away and left before I became violent!)
Obviously that garden had a lot of very talented hands (and minds) behind all of that beauty and I suspect they were there every day clipping away the stray twigs and leaves that started appearing here and there.)
But is my disbelief in evolution unreasonable, and show my lack of knowledge (as some scientists contend), when I question that this beautiful world just “evolved” from chaos with no intelligent mind behind it? Why can’t we see it happening today? Who turned off the switch? And why?
I’m not a scientist but if this isn’t a case of “The Emperor Has No Clothes” I don’t know what one would be. We are often overwhelmed with the many wonderful and useful things humans have come up with that makes our lives more livable but every new invention or other things ALWAYS have a creative mind behind them. Why is it so difficult to recognize that the wonderful world we live in HAD to have an intelligent mind behind it? What ever happened to common sense?
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So here I sit–a “very old lady”–totally confused and not having a clue as to whether to donate or not–or where to donate if I should.
As things stand now I think I will just continue putting my own little amount to my current “missionary out reach” of buying “Steps to Christ” and “Who Do You Think You Are?” and passing them on to the clerks in the stores where I shop or other people I meet that I think would like them.
If and when you folks decide on what, how and where to help in this very worthy project let me know and I’ll do what I can then.
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When Man’s wisdom–however intelligent it may sound, or how many “letters” there are behind someone’s name (or even a lot of “someones”) that proclaim it–if it contradicts a single plain “Thus saith the Lord” it is NOT “present truth!” however much it may appeal to the liberal minds of millions who may wish an easier way to get to heaven.
I fear we are a long way from being the “people of the Book” we once were! But, guess what!–God knew this would happen and He called the last of the seven churches “Laodicea.” Truly, we are saying, “I am rich…and have need of nothing.” (After all, folks didn’t have the brilliant scientists such as we have today when You told Moses–and even our Adventist pioneers
–You did it is six literal days and rested the seventh!)
I am NOT against true science or scientists! There definitely is a real place for it (and them) and I truly believe it is “God given.” I have a LOT of respect for true science and true scientists but when someone–anyone–goes against a plain “Thus saith the Lord” they lose me. (Not that these folks really care if a very “ignorant”, very “old lady” doesn’t believe them!) But God does and that’s enough for me!
As Bob said–“All have free will. To each his own.” I agree! (But I still tremble for those who believe ideas contrary to what God says–even if it comes from the mouth of a renowned scientist, an “Adventist” teacher or an “Adventist” preacher. (Please forgive me if I have misunderstood or misjudged anyone.)