I want to add my voice in expressing appreciation to …

Comment on LSU Board news release and actions by Sandi Reiber.

I want to add my voice in expressing appreciation to Shane and all who have worked on this Website to bring the issue to the forefront. Thank you!

I am initially encouraged by the Board’s statements. I want to believe a sincere effort will be made to develop a curriculum that will indeed uphold the great foundations of our faith. I have read some hopeful comments, and I have read some that fear or predict no positive change will be made. Regarding the latter prospect, that may be the case. But let us not lose faith in the power of God to change hearts. The issue has been clearly put forth and the message seems to have been clearly received by the LSU Board.

Remember God’s instruction to Ezekiel concerning the house of Israel: “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them. For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech or difficult language, but to the house of Israel . . . to them who should listen to you; yet”–God very tellingly informs Ezekiel–“the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, since they are not willing to listen to Me.”

So God sends messages even when He knows the outcome! In this present situation there will be a shaking; some will be shaken out, and there may be many who will listen and be set on a right course. As was suggested by another responder, I plan, and urge every interested person, to indeed make this a matter of earnest prayer for the best possible outcome. Whatever the outcome, the positive efforts represented by this website have not been in vain. Let us trust in the God of truth, who overrules all for good in working out the counsels of His own will.


Recent Comments by Sandi Reiber

Adventist Review: Pastors Who Don’t Believe
No way do I intend to jump into the fray. Just want to say I appreciate very much Danyne’s comment–squeezed as it is into the midst of the “big guns” involved in the back-and-forth of this volatile discussion. But I might venture this (tongue-in-cheek) in defense of the English language: a smiley face is not a sufficient defense (justification, excuse) for poor grammar (although I understand that in England it is the uppercrust who use the word “aint”).

I know men can have, for example, strong parleys on the Senate floor, or face off in the courtroom, when outside those arenas they are (or at least seem to be) the best of friends. Might that be the case here? I hope.

I fear I might know who that pastor is, or could be. Danyne’s final thought is the one to cling to. Amen.


Jay Gallimore comments on evolution conflict
AMEN!! May God keep us faithful.

Educate Truth’s purpose and goals
I would like to add my “two cents'” worth of support and encouragement for what Shane is doing. Thank you for that very good explanation and for attempting to maintain a Christlike attitude in the midst of this most contentious issue!

I check in to this Website on a regular basis to see what progress if any is being made in the hoped-for resolution. Sometimes I first see reproduced articles from the Review here, before someone tells me about it or I hear someone talking about it. So it is a good resource and a worthwhile forum for (hopefully) constructive discussion.


ANN reports on affirmation of creation and FB #6 enhancement
Richard Osborn’s comments strike a chord of sympathy with me. I believe he has a very good point. I have myself refrained from making comments at times because of a certain tone that comes across to me.

Assuming there are legitimate reasons to be concerned by Dr. Bietz’s response, perhaps it would be well to first present the background (as has been done now by Dr. Pitman) for the concern and even then to refrain from drawing firm conclusions since we cannot read hearts.

When we are writing it is easier to be misunderstood that we are being uncharitable when we don’t mean to be. That is another thing to keep in mind.

It is disappointing that it will be another five years before a more explicit version of FB6 will be voted on. However, I comfort myself with the knowledge that President Wilson clearly recognizes the seriousness of the issue and has come out strongly for taking the Bible as the “authentic, true, literal” word of God; and by the fact that those who do that and allow God’s Spirit to guide them will not be misled. We must as EGW says, yield our minds to “the great I AM,” recognizing our finitude and dependence on Him to guide us. But those who are too confident in their own reasoning and mental ability will be left to believe a lie.

CCC Requests “Decisive and Conclusive Resolution” from LSU
I want to add my enthusiastic Amen! to those of the other comments regarding this letter from the CCC Executive Committee. And I want to express my appreciation for what Educate Truth has been doing to bring this issue before our people.

I am encouraged to believe, by what I have already heard and read, that the creation fundamental belief will be considerably strenghtened to eliminate all ambiguity.

We need to keep praying for our leaders and delegates at the Atlantic session (concerning not only this topic but all the church’s business).

Sandi Reiber