Comment on Adventist Review examines LSU conflict by Olga Sanchez.
I am grateful for students and alumni who have courageously taken a stand on this issue. And I’m also grateful that the Adventist Review has published an article addressing it. The instruction that Jesus gave in Matthew 18:15-17 is what has been implemented, and it is time for the Church at large to know.
Coercion or intimidation is not in the language of Heaven. Professors at La Sierra University who do not believe the Biblical account of Creation will never be coerced into going against their conscience, and La Sierra University (as a Seventh-day Adventist Institution of higher learning) is very much expected to allow them to believe and teach as they please . . . SOMEWHERE ELSE.
As an alumna of La Sierra, it is my prayer that the La Sierra University Administration, as well as our Seventh-day Adventist Church Leadership will be as decidedly courageous to honor Him whom we profess to proclaim as Creator, Savior, Lord, and soon coming King.
Recent Comments by Olga Sanchez
LSU graduate comments on LSU conflict
Present Truth. Of all people bearing the name of Christ, Seventh-day Adventist know (or should know) what Present Truth for our time is:
“Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of water.” Rev. 14:7.
There’s no need to get confused with the issues.
We’re living in time of judgment, and we should be foremost in proclaiming the message given us to worship God as CREATOR.
It is the Bible that identifies God as the Creator. This is not something that anyone (including the Seventh-day Adventist pioneers) came up with. This is Bible truth; this is present truth. God is now graciously granting everyone the time to understand and appreciate what this means.
The Bible also gives further detail when it says “By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.” Psalm 33:6 And verse 9 of that Psalm adds: “For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.”
“Evolution” has never graduated from being recognized as a “theory.”
The platform upon which Bible believing Christians stand will remain strong and unmovable and will continue to stand just as much as Truth is eternal, while a false premise will crumble into sinking sand.
I too graduated from La Sierra, and I too have fond memories of the faithfulness of my Anatomy & Physiology teacher who dedicated the first 5 minutes of class to a devotional reading and to prayer.
Jesus is coming soon. Our allegiance must be to Him; He’s given us enough information in his Bible for us to get it straight. There’s only two ways: the way of Truth and the way of error. A death with no resurrection is not very attractive, at least to me. Let us not be found following man instead of God (Proverbs 16:25).
Michigan Conference takes substantial action in LSU conflict
As the issues have been clearly presented and understood, it is noteworthy that decided action is being taken – and we thank God for that.
Thank you too, Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
The issue here is that our very identity and mission are being attacked and undermined. Seventh-day Adventists are the ones who are entrusted with the final message to be given to our world, “Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters” (Revelation 14:7).
Decidedly, knowing Who God is carries an importance of eternal impact. Jesus stated this in John 17:3.
Our young people must definitely be protected from any subversively rebellious attitude towards God, His Word, and His Church. And they must positively be guarded from teachings that contradict the Bible.
I hope Administration at La Sierra awakens to their responsibility before it is too late.
Thank you, Educate Truth for having the courage to make the issues known. Thank you, Review and Herald for reporting on this also. Thank you, again, Michigan Conference for not looking the other way but for taking concrete steps to deal with this. And I thank God that He’s still in control and that He is coming soon.