Comment on Perspectives from alleged LSU students by Martin Schratt.
@Shane Hilde: That is an interesting final sentence. Does that mean: that since it is not a “salvational issue”, we should feel more free to toss people out? After all “membership in the church is not a salvational issue.”
Furthermore, Paul clearly indicates that being a functioning member is indeed a “salvational issue”. Salvation is about restoring relationships and we as ambassadors need to be very cautious about destroying relationships. The story of Ananias and Saphira clearly shows that God is capable of acting when exclusion is necessary. Our efforts would be better spent inviting people in, rather than driving them out.
Recent Comments by Martin Schratt
Dr. Geraty clarifies his “Challenge” to literal 6-day creationism
I do still stand by everything I wrote in the spectrum blog entry. It has been a while since I had Dr. McCloskey as a teacher, I think most of the quarter I had with him was about taxonomy. However I can assure you that he made no assertions as to how he believed life came into existence. While I found him to be a bit gruff at times he did not spend lecture time on teaching us anything about origins or even much about evolution.
Video show LSU undermining church doctrine
I don’t know why I keep expecting to read actual truth in this site, but once again I find a gross exageration. Nowhere in the video did Dr. Webster denounce a literal interpretation of Genesis 1 and 2. I understand that you disagree with Dr. Johns, but I don’t think he was being hostile either. I also read the syllabus but fail to see anything objectionable. Like I was always told: “If you can’t say something nice then don’t say anything at all.”
La Sierra schism widens
To John Testerman and Darrell
Please know that the opinions expressed here are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of the church at large. Iknow these people talk as though they and they alone are Adventists but they mistaken (to be charitable about things) Please look in on Adventist Today and Spectrum Magazine web site for the opposing viewpoint. Keep the Faith.
rose durant:P>There was a fire not long ago at one of our institutions in Washington State. There was a fire in EG Whiteâ€™s day at the Battle Creek location; this was a rebuke for not following Godâ€™s will in dispersing the work to many locations. Will God again use fire and other means of rebuke to make His voice be heard?
Are you talking about Auburn Adventist Academy? What did they do wrong or are you asserting that God is just torching our church’s assets at random?
The hinge of our faith
OK, well, at least it looks like something logical. Honestly though, there are still a few spots where the logic is tortured at best. Do you really think that your long diatribes are causing people to admire God? Shannon went on at length about the Woman Caught in Adultry. Here is a fairly clear case of religious people being concerned about the “authority of scripture”, and yet Jesus gave no scriptural responce at all. Instead he simply called their bluff. (That is: they accused him of ignoring scripture by not stoning the woman, so he challenged them to stone her themselves. The “without sin” condition just rubbed the message in even stronger, not only were they too chicken to do themselves but they apparently lacked righteousness as well) Personally, I do not believe that God, whose Garden in Eden was not perfect without the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, would insist on firing teachers for teaching science.