Comment on LSU student: ‘Apostates or Apostles’? by Concerned Adventist.
To Drs. Pitman and Kent–
Thank you for elucidating some very basic problems in our church (and the world at large).
“I believe that once one has established the credibility of the Scriptures to the level of having a very high likelihood of being of Divine origin, then it would be unwise to set them aside in favor of anything elseâ€¦”
And with that, the Bible cannot be trusted to stand on its own. It is simply a document like the Qur’an, Bhagavadgita, or any other book. The cancer of cultural relativity sets in a priori, before the Bible is even opened.
The standard by which the Bible is to be judged becomes “empiricism”?
The sands of science shift constantly. That’s the nature of discovery. Which is why “empirical” data, science, archaeology, and all the rest make lousy standards for judging.
Buying into the human philosophy of relativism is dangerous. Dr. Pitman–please reconsider exactly what faith means. God calls on us not to base everything on blind faith–He encourages us to taste and see that the Lord is good.
I’m sorry if you have not yet had that experience.
“Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” (Rom 10.17) If we discount the very SOURCE of faith and deny the Bible’s ability to PRODUCE faith, and instead rely on changing externals to convince us, HOW is that faith at all?
“Hope that is seen is no hope at all.” (Rom 8.24)
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Faith and Faithful–thank you for pointing out what should be obvious to everyone.
Whenever an employer hires you to represent an organization, you are agreeing to what that organization stands for. You are agreeing to promote its goals and beliefs. You are agreeing to perform certain duties that advance those goals and beliefs.
If you can’t or don’t want to do that, then DON’T APPLY. It’s that simple.
“Witch hunt” accusations are smoke and mirror tactics. If we are Christians, we must deal in truth instead. Leave the smoke and mirrors to the world.
I suspect one of the underlying problems of this whole mess is the acceptance of the human philosophy of “relativism”–there is no good or evil.
Relativism is NOT biblical. Choose ye this day whom ye will serve.
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Thank you, Mr. Pitman. You are correct–the world church MUST be based on truth– NOT political correctness, subterfuge, and bait-and-switch tactics.
Those who don’t accept the Fundamental Beliefs should simply be honest and leave the church, rather than trying to change it into what they want.
I find it curious that many of the church leaders whom I’ve personally known over the years who tend to undermine faith in God’s Word rarely exhibit a truly Christian lifestyle. It’s dishonest to collect a paycheck from the church but use profanity and alcohol in when we think no one is looking.
“The more private something that God asks us to do is, the more temptation there is to sin. The more privateâ€”the less people are awareâ€”the more moral courage it requires to be faithful. What God wants most of all is honesty in our private life.”–Pastor Jim Howard, “Heart Religion”