We cannot blame some SDA ‘educated’ among us for having …

Comment on The hinge of our faith by Patrick.

We cannot blame some SDA ‘educated’ among us for having a ‘plastic’ Bible, since the hermeneutic being favoured in some religion departments is the higher critical method, which emphasises the humanity of the Bible over the divine origin and authority of it. Given this hermeneutic, it makes all the sense in the world to bend the words of the Bible to conform to our more sophisticated understanding of everything pertaining to life, godliness and origins.
However, those of us who look upon the Bible as the Word of God rather than merely the ancient musings of ignorant and superstitious men, understand from what is written that when we truly say “On Christ the solid rock I stand”, we understand that this Christ was the One who in His preincarnate existence was the Word, without whom nothing was made that was made. Fundamental to who Jesus is must be Creation…His creation, accomplished by His speaking it into existence. His incarnate life and all the recorded miracles demonstrate the creative power of His words.
We love you brothers who feel compelled to cling to the fables of evolution, and we have no fear to discuss your stories with you. We are perfectly confident and comfortable with the revealed truth given by the only One who was actually present when our world and it’s teaming life forms were created. This is science of the highest order, accurately observed and carefully documented by a highly qualified intelligence.

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@Frank Haynes: I’ve not seen or heard from Frank for thirty years, but I recognize that gentle spirit. However, I think hard speach is warranted my old friend, as it was back in the days of Paul and Jesus who were patient with those who did not know better, but not so much with those who should have known and practiced the truth but instead perverted it. (Matthew 18:17; I Cor. 5:9-13; and especially Gal. 1:9) Grace and peace to all the saints of God!

WASC considers outside efforts ‘threatening’ to LSU’s autonomy

The concept of academic freedom and autonomy is not in line with the purpose of the institution in the first place, they are not an autonomous institution, they are subordinates of the Churches mission to reach the lost by equipping members to be effective Christians and to also make a living while doing it; the original mission is obviously not the focus of our institutions and has not been for many decades, the real focus is what then?  (Quote)

Precisely Vincent. We only begin to worry about accreditation when we begin to be confused or vague about the fundamental mission of all Christian Seventh-day Adventist schools K-21.

WASC considers outside efforts ‘threatening’ to LSU’s autonomy
Perhaps we should just get used to the idea that LSA will become ‘dis-affiliated’ with the SDA church, since there is no doubt that the board will consider WASC accreditation more valuable than the financial or philisophical support of the SDA church. Autonomy from the church has less appeal than autonomy from the big market place out there in the world of commerce and academia.

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The fundamental question of this thread, if I get it correctly, is in regards to the size of the bang we get for our GRI buck. Let’s be charitable: a million $ divided between the afforementioned staff, possibly some ancilliary help, plus facility costs and there isn’t a whole lot of cash to do anything spectacular. Let’s campaign for 2 million $, and leadership that knows something about marketing and promotion. Scientists can be quite stuffy and oh so conservative! Get in someone with imagination, marketing skill and hair on fire zeal. How about training some terrific Creation Evangelists? Lets get on with it!