Comment on NCSE Report: Adventist Education in the Midst of a Sea of Science by John J..
Eddie: I have never once defended the promotion of theistic evolution… I believe such individuals should not be promoting such views in an SDA institution, and should resign or be fired if they insist on subverting SDA theology in the classroom…
This site claims it promotes accountability for, I assume LSU and the church and its leadership, yet to who is this site accountable too? None~nota.
It operates outside the church and the God given structure outlined in the book of Acts. It neither supports nor is accountable to that given structure. It has actually fostered opposition against said structure.
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Holly Pham: This same philosophy is present in the Pacific Union Conference and elsewhere. We will do what WE decide we want to do, despite what has been voted by the world Church.
Sister Holly, Umm, no I do not claim such nor ever have or will. Ironically, this site has. That is truly comical.
Steve Mahan: To show the SDA members that the G.C. is on top of the situation
LSU is not under authority of the GC. The only university that is inc. through the GC is Andrews.
LSU’s is inc, through the Pacific Conference not GC. Andrews is inc through the GC not Mich. conference.
This whole thing is not a debate over creation vs. evolution as much as it is lines of authority.
To which this site is accountable to no authority as is its sister site ADvindicate.
The agenda of this site to promulgate a hierarchy line of authority is rightfully and respectfully rejected, as manipulative it has been to accomplish such.
I am glad you agree.
I am unable to agree that it is fact/proof cause there is no vote to reverse it, there constituent meeting has not happend yet. Nor would I have info if it would make it to the agenda. There may be more pressing issues?
Agreed the GC only has authority over Andrews. As the GC has no authority over Pacific conference, neither does the Mich conference. Its actions are attmpting to, or at least manipulate outside the structure.
If Mich has a concern then they have to find the same concern across all world conferences and bring it to a GCS. To side step the structure and manipulate it is an attack on the church as a whole.
This whole effort has done it this way, which is sad. To say it is to promote transparencey and protect the church while it acctualy operates outside the churches structure and authority is bewildering.
Holly Pham: There is nothing “comical” about Conferences doing whatever they want, despite the worldwide delegates voting the opposite.
Sister Holly, there has been no GCS vote that is against a conference that I know of. Can you give reference to such votes you mention specifically? I do ask for refrain from bandwagons and other fallacies that are not conducive to honest discussions. Those and personal comments only highjack a discussion.
BobRyan: it is the decision of at least 2/3 of the Conference constituency
Would you have the minutes reporting such? Um I dont belive it was a decision by delegates rather the conference acting in absence of a session. If it would come up/have room on the next agenda I have no idea.