Comment on LSU promotes acceptance of homosexuality but not creation by Lydia.
If I place Ellen White’s writings on a sub-scriptural platform, I’m judging them according to the Bible, and there is certainly nothing dangerous about that. I can see that you are very adamant in your beliefs concerning Ellen White and I only hope that you have carefully considered these issues. Equating anything with Scripture is an extremely heavy claim, especially something that in several cases contradicts the Bible.
God Bless You,
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You make excellent points about the personal fallibility of each Bible writer, though I was really referring to infallibility of written work, not the person themselves.
However, if one is in doubt regarding Mrs. White’s writings, would it not be better to simply look to the Bible as the only true authoritative writing? If God has shown you that her work is equal to the Bible, you should follow that. On the other hand, if God has not shown the same to someone else, I think it would be wrong for them to try to elevate it to that status. Your reasoning for believing as you do makes sense theoretically (and thanks so much for explaining), but for me personally it doesn’t ring true. Again, I am in no way saying that the things Ellen Write wrote weren’t important or correct, just that they are not to be viewed in the same light as the Bible, in my humble understanding.
Ellen White herself did not consider her writings to be on the same level as the Bible, which is what really concerns me when you refer to them both as sacred. Her writings are authoritative but the Bible is infallible.
“The Spirit was not given- nor can it ever be bestowed- to supersede the Bible; for the Scriptures explicitly state that the Word of God is the standard by which all teaching and experience must be tested.” (The Great Controversy, Introduction, p.vii)
The official SDA church’s position is that the Bible is elevated above Ellen White’s writings.
“The Holy Scriptures stand alone, the unique standard by which her and all other writings must be judged and to which they must be subject.” (Seventh-day Adventists Believe, p.227)
I understand that there are some who do believe Ellen White was infallible, and maybe that is where we differ, but there is a big difference between giving the Bible higher priority and “rejecting” Ellen White’s writings. However, I cannot call them holy.
It seems to me that the headline needs to be more accurate.Thereâ€™s a difference between â€œpromoting homosexualityâ€ and â€œpromoting acceptance of homosexuals.â€
Very very good point.
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