Source: Adventist Review by Roy Adams
It was the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwinâ€™s The Origin of Species, with all kinds of scientific presentations and celebrations by evolution proponentsâ€”even by some Christian churches. And the issue is why so many of those Adventists best qualified to respond to the avalanche of â€œscientificâ€ propaganda choose to maintain the deafening silence that we heard?
But even worse than the silence were the muffled noises from some quarters actually in support of the prevailing scientific status quo, even questioning the fundamental biblical notion of a literal six-day Creation. The small effort made by Adventist Review to counteract the tidal wave might have been strengthened considerably had many of those best qualified to speak felt convicted along the lines we took.
Observers are bound to notice that in so many areas of current biblical, scientific, and moral concerns and conflicts, Adventists are virtually silent; and that itâ€™s other folk, other Christians, who are carrying the ball, who are doing the heavy lifting, and who, as a consequence, are receiving the biting criticism and scorn.
But in all these areas weâ€™re modeling. And people are taking noticeâ€”of our words, our actions, or our silence.