Source: Jared Wright, SpectrumMagazine.org
North American Division president Don C. Schneider spoke to a Sabbath school class at the Calimesa Seventh-day Adventist Church in California April 10, 2010. The following is an excerpt from Wright’s article where Schneider addressed the controversy surrounding La Sierra University.
With a small handful of minutes remaining, one audience member raised the issue of La Sierra University and evolution, to which Schneider jokingly responded, “Can we be done ten minutes ago?”
He added that when it comes to this topic, he is a “pretty simple guy.” Schneider affirmed his belief in the Bible, and said that if things do not square with the Bible, they are wrong because for him, the Bible is right.
Schneider went on to say that he tried to pay a visit to university president Randal Wisbey (who was not in the office that day). Schneider wanted to encourage Wisbey to “stay close to Jesus” and to be his friend.
Schneider then pointed out that those being attacked are also people with souls to save, and that we should be careful how we deal with anybody with opinions that differ from our own.
Schneider suggested that it might even be possible that some would end up “outside the wall” of heaven because of condemnatory attitudes. “Attitude is important!” Schneider said to applause.
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