Comment on Silence of the Geoscience Research Institute by David Bee.
How heart rending to realize that many posters to this web site are unable to believe that it is possible to be a Bible-believing Christian and not subscribe to the fundamentalist notion of Biblical verbal in-nerrancy. SDA church has never endorsed verbal inspiration and to do so would be directly contrary to EGW statement that the “only words in Bible which God dictated are the 10 Commandments”. This statement is found in the preface to early editions of “Great Contoversy”.
(Google book search “Preface, Great Controversy, 1888” should bring it up for any inquiring mind.)
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[6/17/11 UPDATE] Two administrators, one biology professor, and one board member resign
To read the entire text of the “terminated” La Sierra faculty lawsuit against the church leaders go to the website of the law firm.
The press release is there as well as the complete text of the filed complaint.
I was unaware till I read it that they had formally withdrawn their resignations prior to the board meeting to discuss the “firings”.
DANIEL’S PROPHEICES PROVEN TRUE? SEEMS IF THAT WERE SO, ALL BIBLE STUDENTS MIGHT AGREE ON THEIR MEANING. FOR SOME REASON ADVENTIST TEACHINGS SEEM TO BE DIFFICULT TO “SELL” TO MOST SCHOLARS. (Sorry, didn’t notice I was in all caps, didn’t mean to shout.)
HOW LIKELY IS IT THAT 100 TIMES A YEAR A DUST/HEAT/COOLING CYCLE OCCOURED IN THE 4000 OR SO YEARS SINCE A UNVERSAL FLOOD?
However, Jesus spoke of bursting wineskins not rehydrations.
One should be careful about comparisons to the first century church; there was wide variance in belief and practice. Thomas, Paul and Peter varied in their teachings. It took 300 years for the Bishops to cosolidate canon, practice and belief while excluding Christian sects which failed to conform. A few of these sects persist in the middle East. Arians, who deny the divinity of Christ, come to mind.
Unfortunately we do not teach church history widely in our colleges. EGW touches on this in Great Controversy.