Comment on LSU memorandum confirms Educate Truth’s allegations by Lydian Belknap.
There is no question but what the situation at LSU and, if I understand it correctly, at at least some of our other universities are also in dire need of some real changes. This has been long overdue and we need to really pray for our leaders as they struggle with these very real problems.
However,as I see it, the problems start long before our children reach university status and unless something is done
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LSU memorandum confirms Educate Truth’s allegations
Sounds to me like the fox are still guarding the chickenhouse!
LSU memorandum confirms Educate Truth’s allegations
Unfortunately, my computer was “shaken up a bit” earlier this week due to the fact that we live in an area where a series of tornados went through earlier this week. God was good to us and none of our family was hurt nor were our homes so a “messed up” computer is a small price to pay–especially when there were many homes destroyed and many deaths and even many very serious injuries very close to us.
Even our gardens and lovely trees were spared while the beautiful trees and gardens of many of our friends were decimated. Many are left with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Surely the signs of death and destruction all around the world tell us that the end is very near.
As a result of my computer problems my computer blanked out and the message I started was cut off in the middle of a sentence and unfortunately was posted that way. I’m afraid to go back and copy the first part for fear something else will happen in the process. So (if I can remember what I wrote) I’ll try to start over in the morning.
I did not realize until today that there was any way to keep up with he “Evolution” debate since EducateTruth closed down. (I am not a big fan of either Facebook or Twitter although I am a member of both–one of my granddaughters enrolled me in both during her Christmas vaacation–and periodically posts something on one or the other but I, personally, have never contribute or follow either one.) But I’m glad I found this today.
I have been waiting somewhat patiently (and impatiently) for some word in the Review or other church paper letting the laity know what took place following the AAA meeting with LSU. After all, a lot of young people are graduating from high schools or our academies and they and their parents need to know where it is theologically “safe” to go to college. (Since I am almost 87 my own children are approaching retirement and their children are all almost out of college–it’s a non-issue with me personally.) But, as far as I am concerned, the silence has been deafening!
And, now that I have found a place where things are reported I am absolutely heart sick over what I read. I truly thought we had elected leaders who would actually get in and do something about the situation. But, once again, I am terribly disappointed (and outraged!) over the way things seem to be more or less swept under the rug akain. LSU having been lightly slapped on the hand, and will show some slight attempt to change a bit here and there. And then we will, once again, return to business as usual. More and more I am coming to believe what my Grandmother used to say: “Honey, in the long run, every tub will go to heaven on it’s own bottom!” There will be faithful Adventists there AND probably many MORE faithful non-Adventists who never saw the wonderful light God has so graciously given us and we have so ungraciously disregarded.
Just look up creation and evolution on the internet. There are a lot of non-Adventist’s out there speaking up plainly and emphatically for creation while our own “voice” is barely a whisper . One site even has a group of dedicated creation-scientists who will go hold a series of meeting on the subject at any church or other group for a very reasonable price.
They asked me if I would like to have them come to my group (they didn’t know I was an SDA) but I graciously declined. I would love to have heard what they had to say but I simply could not deal with a group of Sunday-keeping, non-Adventist coming to an Adventist church to teach US about Creation!!! If creation “goes” there goes the Sabbath and the rest of the Bible (and the Adventist church along with them.)
“How far hast thou fallen from heaven, O Adventist church!!”
There’s not a shadow of a doubt in my mind but what the great “shaking” we have been warned about is “just around the corner” and each of us need to be examining our own hearts to see whether or not WE will remain unshaken!
Recent Comments by Lydian Belknap
Louie Bishop Testifies, Again, about His Experience at La Sierra University
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.
The reality of creation is the basis of our name
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?
A New Endowment Program for Adventist Education
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.
LSU graduate comments on LSU conflict
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.)