Comment on Creeds and Fundamental Beliefs by Roy Binghy.
BobRyan: Let none seek to tear away the foundations of our faith,–the foundations that were laid at the beginning of our work, by prayerful study of the Word and by revelation. Upon these foundations we have been building for the last fifty years. Men may suppose that they have found a new way, and that they can lay a stronger foundation than that which has been laid. But this is a great deception. Other foundation can no man lay than that which has been laid.
Come on, Sis. White. Is that really what the apostle Paul was referring to with that text?
Recent Comments by Roy Binghy
A “Christian Agnostic”?
While it must be obvious that there can be no such thing as a ‘Christian agnostic’ (one who embraces the certainty of Christ, his atonement and his teachings, while at the same time holding that God is entirely unknowable), rigid, unintrospective dogmatism cannot be the only alternative.
Saul of Tarsus was unwavering in his conviction that his bitter opposition to the Christian message was wielded in defense of the truth. That is, of course until he found out how mistaken he had been.
Yet there is this eagerness to denounce any reexaminatio of our church’s cherished beliefs. Start questioning any of the doctrines we’ve been handed and be viewed as a Skeptic. But isn’t that the skepticism to which the Bible calls with Paul’s caveat (Romans 3:4), “…Let God be true, but every man a liar”? Just look at the rabid idiocy that’s out hre representing Christianity in the political arena.
Sis. White herself cautioned, “The fact that there is no controversy or agitation among God’s people, should not be regarded as conclusive evidence that they are holding fast to sound doctrine. There is a reason to fear that they may not be clearly discriminating between truth and error. When no new questions are started by investigation of the Scriptures, when no difference of opinion arises which will set men to searching the Bible for themselves, to make sure that they have the truth, there will be many now, as in ancient times, who will hold to tradition, and worship they know not what.” (EGW, Counsels to Writers and Editors, p. 39)