Comment on Mrs. White: “Don’t send your children to…” by Lee Folkman.
While I agree that the amalgamation certainly appears to be between man and beast, I believe your accusations of racism against brother Sean to be without grounds; that is, unless you consider it racism for a believer to refuse to marry an unbeliever. That was the issue between the sons of God and the daughters of men. It was not a race issue. In the same manner, only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham… the Jews turned it into a race issue.
The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
Recent Comments by Lee Folkman
I hope the church pews will be “burned up” in twenty years, but if time should last, I, by the grace of God, will be seated in one!
Remember, “…broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat…” (Matthew 7:13) Only eight were saved in the flood… and they didn’t believe the “modern, and widely accepted, scientific principles.” Besides, evolution is NOT a scientific principle.
Be careful the ground you tread…
“Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve Him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:14-15)
Video show LSU undermining church doctrine
Sorry, I forgot the reference:
Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, pg. 707.
Video show LSU undermining church doctrine
Bill, I think this answers your question as to why God would allow this… It is because we are lukewarm and happy to rest upon our lees in the final hours of earth’s history.
“God will arouse His people; if other means fail, heresies will come in among them, which will sift them, separating the chaff from the wheat. The Lord calls upon all who believe His word to awake out of sleep. Precious light has come, appropriate for this time. It is Bible truth, showing the perils that are right upon us. This light should lead us to a diligent study of the Scriptures and a most critical examination of the positions which we hold. God would have all the bearings and positions of truth thoroughly and perseveringly searched, with prayer and fasting. Believers are not to rest in suppositions and ill-defined ideas of what constitutes truth. Their faith must be firmly founded upon the word of God so that when the testing time shall come and they are brought before councils to answer for their faith they may be able to give a reason for the hope that is in them, with meekness and fear.”
This quote along with others that have been presented in this thread thus far (for example, the days of Noah) clearly point to the fact that we are, indeed, on the borders of Canaan and ought to diligently study the Scriptures for ourselves to know what we believe, as the above quote states. Brothers and sisters, this is no practice test, we are headed for the real thing.
LSU Faculty Senate supports biology department
Unfortunately, you miss the point concerning the purpose of having Seventh-day Adventist education. This is understandable as you are probably not aware of Seventh-day Adventist history. I would encourage you to read the book “Education” written by Ellen White. Doing so, you would clearly see that there is no room for “tolerance” in Seventh-day Adventist education. This is a church run institute, and God, through the sacred Word, directs us in 1 Corinthians chapter 6:
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
Amos 3:3 states, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”
The Lord has carved out this church with the mighty cleaver of truth. We as a church are to stand distinct and separate from the world, a peculiar people. Not because we try to be, but because we hold to the doctrines of the Bible, of which the world is at enmity with. The world and the Word cannot walk together, because they cannot agree.
Although tolerance sounds good to the politically-correct mind, we cannot be tolerant of error being taught as truth in a Seventh-day Adventist insitution, for it is supposed to be an institute “in” the world but not “of” the world. The idea of teaching both of the issues as equals is nothing more than to offer the forbidden fruit to the students which comes from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. This plays well into the hands of the Serpent, for once we engage our mind against his, he has already won.
Ken, I can tolerate your beliefs as an individual. That is a decision you make between you and God. Beyond that, I could not tolerate you teaching your beliefs to my children if those beliefs do not align with the Word of God. Neither should a Seventh-day Adventist institute tolerate the teaching of false doctrines to its collective children.
The Old Testament is full of stories of the people of God “tolerating” idolatrous nations, and, as a result, they became corrupt and did worse than the nations surrounding them. God has placed a hedge about His people, not as a restriction, but as a protection. This includes protection from the so-called academic “freedom” that threatens to lead many of our youth down the path of infidelity. Jesus has said that it is the truth that shall make us free. No amount of falsehood, however free we think we are to believe it, will make us free.
May God help us all, and may God bless you through Jesus Christ whom “God, having raised up…sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.” (Acts 3:26)
Thank you for the Sabbath wishes. May you also find rest in the Lord of the Sabbath,