@Professor Kent: We’re with you on the need to financially …

Comment on Former LSU student letter reveals professor’s agenda by Johnny Vance.

@Professor Kent: We’re with you on the need to financially support and encourage more committed Adventists to enter the fields of Biology. In fact, where do I sign up?

But we really have a problem with your downgrading the seriousness of the situation by labeling the efforts of Educate Truth and those who demand change as “gossip” and character assasination. Again, look to Biblical examples. Was that gossip and character assasination? Of course not. Then again, I know that I don’t have to remind you to look to Scripture for an example as to how to deal with this. I feel like I’m stating the obvious to someone who knows better. And I’m pretty sure you do. If you don’t (all of us for that matter) measure your solutions/decisions by Scripture and prayer, then we’re all doomed to fall and stumble in our short-sightedness. I don’t think that’s asking too much from a Bible-believing Seventh-day Adventist.

“We are not to cringe and beg pardon of the world for telling them the truth: we should scorn concealment. Unfurl your colors to meet the cause of men and angels. Let it be understood that Seventh-day Adventists can make no compromise. In your opinions and faith there must not be the least appearance of waverings: the world has a right to know what to expect of us. –Evangelism, p. 179.

“Never does man show greater folly than when he seeks to secure acceptance and recognition in the world by sacrificing in any degree the allegiance and honor due to God. When we place ourselves where God cannot co-operate with us, our strength will be found weakness.–Testimonies, vol. 7, p. 151

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I’m aware that Ellen G. White did not receive instructions from the Lord to meet the pantheistic heresy until years passed and she received the vision to “meet it”. This is in reference to a vision in 1906(?)in which she found herself on a ship about to clip an iceberg. I wonder…really wonder, if for some reason unbeknownst to us, our church leaders are “allowing” the apostasy to fully develop, waiting for some similar instruction to meet the apostasy head-on. I admit to my human failings and confess that I’m getting impatient of the waiting, wondering if the leadership is waiting out of faith, or waiting out of cowardice and negligence. The laity must nonetheless stand for truth with love towards those who are erring. But stand on the walls it must.

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Let all be reminded that Ivy league schools like Harvard DO NOT have accreditation. Their reputation precedes them. The Lord can do the same for His.

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@Professor Kent:

@ Johnny VanceSo, YOU claim to be able to judge from the many student comments their philosophy and spirituality? And YOU can decipher, whilst I cannot, that the vast majority were “postmodern” and “lacking in spirituality?” And I can be deceived while YOU cannot?When you choose to believe the very few, Johnny, you reveal your obvious and very selective bias. You can cherry-pick as well as anyone here. And you’ve proven your arrogance.  (Quote)

I’m not offended by Sean’s assertions about faith and evidence. I’m with Sean to a large extent (as far as I can tell). God gives us evidence to believe and back up His word, although there will be some things we’ll just have to take by faith until it’s made clear to our minds (maybe in Heaven?). But don’t try to use me as a pawn in your dislike of Sean.

You also neglect to note that in the great controversy between good and evil, the majority does not constitute the right side, unfortunately. Only 8 chose to enter the ark. Only a minority believed in Christ. Only a minority will resist the popular waves of anti-biblical worship. I can say that your judgment of students’ comments and Dr. Ness’s video are wrong, but how dare I say that you are wrong? I don’t believe it’s arrogant to say you are wrong. I’m not insulting you as you are insulting me. If we’re having an honest and open dialogue about the situation, then you should be able to AT LEAST take back what you dish out without threatening to leave the church because some of us dare to say you are wrong, or this and that is wrong. Don’t try to blackmail people for stating their mind.

I really wonder if you read the same Bible and the same Testimonies to the Church that I read, because I can’t for the life of me figure out how you can come up with such drastically opposed conclusions. I just state the former because you claim to believe in the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy, and I am truly perplexed by your conclusion.