Comment on “Autonomy and Academic Freedom”: WASC’s 2010 Review of LSU by Betsy Mayer.
Through double speak, an institution or individual may attempt to portray that it/he/she is in harmony with two opposing groups. God, however, is not fooled. All those who truly love God will be as transparent as the sunlight in expressing their identity as His children and their unwillingness to be attached to anything that is the enemy of God and His truth.
There is more hope for individuals who are openly opposed to the biblical account of Creation than for individuals who attach themselves dishonestly to a movement and gain a livelihood undermining that movement’s beliefs while claiming to respect them.
The real question is, if the Word made flesh, the Creator, the Express Image of God, the Son, Jesus, our Redeemer and Lord, could feel honored by what is taught about His act of Creation at LSU, or any other SDA school or university. Perhaps on that day, when all tongues confess and all knees are bowed before the Creator’s throne, those who have been ashamed of the “unscientific” account of Creation as revealed to us in Genesis will remember His words: “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32,33.