I fear that the faith in the children of the …

Comment on Michigan Conference takes substantial action in LSU conflict by Kassandra McFarland.

I fear that the faith in the children of the church must be so low, that you cannot allow them to hear anything but what you want them to hear. What are you going to do when they leave school and are out in the real world, and hear opinions that differ from your own? God wishes us to think for ourselves, question, and formulate ideas. Without this we would not and could not learn. I also think that by doing this we can discover God for ourselves, and develop a true relationship with him, rather than one force fed to us by our parents and the church.  

This comment is irrelevant. Why?

1. Other world views are presented to our children daily and are encountered everywhere a student turns. Students do not have to “leave school and go out into the real world” to be exposed to lies. Lies are inherent in the human heart. Adventist schools should be a sanctuary where the truth is taught. Falsehood needs no more advocates.

2. The ability to formulate TRUE ideas and opinions comes from exposure to truth–the SIMPLE truth that is found is Gods word.

3. To pay for an Adventist education, or request subsidy from a conference to attend an Adventist school, necessarily requires exposure to an Adventist world view.

4. Our adversary was full of ideas and formulated many opinions. We know what happened to him (and in turn, to us). There is nothing new under the sun. We are dealing with the same issues today as our fathers did. Hopefully we will learn from their mistakes.

5. God says that the “Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” and “the wisdom of men is foolishness with God.” We cannot and will not understand truth if this is forgotten.

My prayer is that the people of God will be encouraged to adhere to the rock, the sure foundation that cannot be moved. That has been made easier to do by the example set by the leadership of Michigan Conference.

Thank you MCEC.