Comment on GC Votes to Revise SDA Fundamental #6 on Creation by Geanna Dane.
Michael Prewitt wrote
Apparently youâ€™ve already thrown out Ellen White as a reliable source, since you are no longer willing to hear her testimony on the subject. First Ellen White, next certain passages of the Bible, then the whole Bible, and thenâ€¦?
And Sean Pitman wrote:
[Actually, Robert S. wrote this: @Robert S.:]
Of course, absolutely, Ellen White is canonical! Her books are both sacred and genuine â€” They are inspired by the same Spirit who inspired the Bible. If a person does not believe this, he has deceived himself into thinking He is a Christian while in fact he is simply deluded.
[Sean Pitman did not write this. You’ve misquoted me…]
Guys, I actually believe Ellen White was a prophet but I don’t believe everything she spoke or wrote was inspired and therefore I don’t believe she should be canonized. If that makes me along with millions of other “Christians” who are not actually Christians deluded, then so be it.
But perhaps I am simply ignorant about her statements. Could you guys be so kind to explain a couple of odd statements from Ellen White:
Some women have naturally small waists. But rather than regard such forms as beautiful, they should be viewed as defective. These wasp waists may have been transmitted to them from their mothers, as the result of their indulgence in the sinful practice of tight-lacing, and in consequence of imperfect breathing. Poor children born of these miserable slaves of fashion have diminished vitality, and are predisposed to take on disease. The impurities retained in the system in consequence of imperfect breathing are transmitted to their offspring. The Health Reformer, November 1, 1871, paragraph 23.
Clearly, EGW believed that women with naturally small waists are defective. She further believed in the Lamarckian concept that a women lacing up her waist would cause her daughters to have slimmer waists. Can you please explain how her words are inspired, or did she get the idea from a non-inspired source?
The eating of pork has produced scrofula, leprosy, and cancerous humors. Pork eating is still causing the most intense suffering to the human race. Counsels on Diet and Foods, page 393, paragraph 2.
Clearly, Ellen White tells us that pigs can give leprosy to humans. Is there any evidence that pigs carry leprosy? Has there ever been a case of porcine-transmitted leprosy in humans? What is the evidence that eating port causes the “most intense suffering to the human race” (other than “evolutionary thinking”)? Was this statement inspired from God or did she get the idea from a non-inspired source?
Inquiring minds want to know (I got this phrase from an EducateTruther named Bob Ryan, so I am not being disrespectful, unChristlike, or condescending).
Geanna Dane Also Commented
GC Votes to Revise SDA Fundamental #6 on Creation
Um…just re-read my post and see that I was too hasty and forgot to use my speller check. Sorry about the typos.
@Nathan: Please enlighten me on these peer-reviewed scientific journals and the SDA scientist articles that were published.
Please enlighten yourselv. You can Google as well as as I can.. Some articles on fossil wales, for example, by Loma Linda University and Geoscience Research Institute sceintists have already been discussed in detail here..
It is just that mainstream science journals do not publish those articles that question fundamental aspects of modern evolutionary theory â€“ namely, the very limited creative potential of RM/NS or the evidence favoring the very recent creation of all life on Earth.
@ Sean Pitman: I do’nt believe there are any Adventis biologists who have written aand submitted these articles to be “rejected”. I do’nt beleive any would have data to begin with. Many here have encouraged you to submit your own revolutionary concepts to refered journals,, Sean. What gives?
however the evolutionist â€œplaybookâ€ insists that when the inconvenient details do not support a favorable view of evolutionismâ€™s doctrine on origins the first think to do is â€œmisdirectâ€, so that solving all the puzzles of life is â€œa key first stepâ€ to exposing any less-than-flattering fact regarding â€œbeliefâ€ in evolutionism.
Bob, I am getting tired of you implying over and over that I am an evolutionist. Please stop.
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Professor Kent, thank you for defending me, but its not really necessary. You have been very kind to me and I have greatly appreciated the way you and your wife so generously share your faith. You have given me added confidence in the Bible and I have a better understanding of how to trust God’s word ahead of science. Thanks to your encouragement I now enjoy attending church more than ever. I have also learned that my personal experience with God is much stronger when I avoid contentious and negative websites like this one. After reading a few posts here I can’t bear the thought of reading more. Makes my stomach turn.
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Wow, a friend gave me a phone call and sure enough, my name has come up here again.
Ken, please understand that you are seeing some of the worst of Adventism at this website. I don’t understand the mean-spirited and snarkey posts that are so common here even from clergy like Pastor Constantinescu. I can forgive their treatment of me and others as I attribute their comments to the impersonal nature of the internet. I strongly suspect that if I were casually chatting with them in the foyer after church they would be very kind and gracious, much like most other church members that I sit down with in the pews each week. I prefer to assume these men are sincere upstanding Christians and so I don’t wish to respond in kind to their remarks.
I actually have family in Michigan and fully intend to sit in on a service by Pastor Constantinescu one day. I will make a point to visit with him personally after the service and he will not know who I am (unless I decide to publicy post my impression afterwards- which I think would be uncharitable of me). He will answer to God how he has treated me and others here, and how he treats people in person. I don’t care to defend myself further. Believe whatever you wish to believe, Ken, but know that Jesus loved his enemies and we should be willing to do the same.
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I don’t think there is anything any of you truly wish to hear from me. It doesn’t matter how nice or agreeable I am, everything gets interpreted from an extreme point of view that I am seldom able to anticipate. If I have misplaced anything, it has been my time spent here. I agree on many issues about the message, but I don’t share the personal vendetta and punitive approach that others articulate here.
I wrote a very nice, very sincere reply to Sean, thanking him for the many positive things he does for the church. There was no anger or sarcasm in the message. I don’t know why it has not been approved for posting yet, but he is welcome to treat and interpret the message as he wishes. I’ve made my peace and I am finished for good.
Thank you for your concerns about the education of Adventist young people and for trying to find solutions to save them from losing their faith. We need them and they need us.
Thank you for attempting to share with Adventists your understanding of the overwhelming evidence that supports our belief in God, the Bible, Genesis, 6 days, 6,000 years, the spirit of prophecy, the nonexistance of the flying spaghetti monster, and the like. It’s refreshing to know that faith is not enough.
Thank you for bringing the importance of “transparency” and “on the church’s dime” to our attention. Your concepts are like manna to the faithful.
Thank you for pointing out individuals and institutions by name, and making clear to us how they continue to undermine the fundamental values and beliefs of our church and how our administrators have utterly failed to correct them. They must surely be a part of the much-anticipated omega apostasy.
Thank you for taking so much time to correct those of us who disagree with you. Perhaps there is hope for us after all.
Thank you for adhering so vigorously to what you believe to be God’s will for your life. We admire your fidelity to your stated positions and family and spiritual values.
Thank you for defending the faith of those who do not understand or agree with your views but still believe in many of the same spiritual truths that you do. We can only hope that they too can find their way to the kingdom of God.
Thank you for being so patient and respectful toward those who hold to different views than you do. Your example will perhaps inspire these individuals in ways that only God can understand.
May God bless you abundantly.
So, no big deal right? Since most are not affected nothing needs to be done for those that are?
I didn’t say either, Sean. I respectfully pointed out that it was unnecessarily cruel, in my humble opinion, to shut down a university (as some have argued), ship it to Europe (as one individual suggested), or tell parents to send their children elsewhere when so many students have no exposure to the lies and theft that you have diligently brought to our attention and receive blessings from an Adventist college that are very difficult to get from a secular college.
Why is it that I can’t say even one acceptable thing here? No one should object to anything I’ve written in the past few posts above this one. Can’t you simply say, “Thank you Geanna for sharing your experiences and views. You raise some valid points.”