Comment on Student reveals true intent of LSUâ€™s biology seminar class by Jon Wood.
In looking up the EGW statement quoted above “the Church will appear to fall…” I found this statement that encourages your work to open up the hidden workings in our schools: “Internal corruption will bring the denunciations of God upon this people as it did upon Jerusalem.” MR 994. Our schools were established to be institutions to train missionaries to take the Gospel to the world, yet the mindset there now is so opposite to that objective that barely 1% of its student body ever think to give 1 year of their life to mission work. However, in the case of LSU I am glad they are not sending out missionaries to teach non-Christ-based doctrines to others.
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Dr. Geraty clarifies his “Challenge” to literal 6-day creationism
I’m curious to know how many missionaries LSU sends out, and do they also teach evolution and an evolution-based gospel which is basically nothing more than visions of self-improvement with God playing the role of cheerleader.
General Biology Seminar 111A to be revised
I agree, Doug, that we need to reestablish trust in La Sierra. But it is quite evident that making the lectures public will NOT increase trust but rather stir up an outcry and call for reform, which is really what needs to happen.
I have worked in Adventist education long enough to know that the prevailing, underlying, and unwritten focus in that system is on the preservation of jobs. which means “no bad press” which means “there is no problem” or, if there is a problem then “it’s fixed” and they will try their best to add a class which is merely a cosmetic fix without addressing the underlying issues at all. Fire an entire Biology department? That would be very hard for an administrator to do, since faculty and administration have a very cosy yet strained yet dependent relationship, all based on an unwritten code of operation which is to keep the system running as long as possible to enjoy the benefits of a good job as long as possible.
In the Review Article Simmons poses the concern that “My fear is the possibility that La Sierra, as with all of our colleges and universities, could move away from our Christocentric perspective.â€ I’m sorry, but this has already happened. And whatever Christocentricity is there is mainly there as adornment to cover a seeking after the world. So they teach evolution in Biology. What do they teach in English? Is the Great Controversy ever explored in the History classes? What humanism is taught in Psychology? No, it’s a worldly education with a christian tag on it.
What benefit does the school offer the church? Where is the army of youth, rightly trained to take the Three Angel’s Message to the world? 99.9% of them are merely trained to get a good job and pay back their school loans and to get trapped into the fiscal machinery of the world. La Sierra may turn out some pastors, but they are trained to baby sit churches, not push the victories of the cross into unentered areas! The whole concept of “missions” is largely and nearly completely dead.
Administration struggles over policy because they are focused on surviving, not fulfilling God’s purpose for them. If they would focus on finding and fulfilling His purpose for His church, there would not be so much delaying of duty, which is to fire the biology department and replace it with the likes of Walter Vieth, Robert Gentry, etc. who, as real scientists, know how to look at the real evidence that there is for the flood and young age of the earth.
Our schools have lost their vision, their purpose, and now are losing their fundamental belief in a God who can do anything and who is worthy of obeying. Why is a 6-day creation so important? If God cannot create the earth, then He cannot recreate my heart.
Shane, feel free to edit this rant….
Video show LSU undermining church doctrine
I don’t see how clearly showing the events in a classroom can be considered tearing down the church, unless those giving the lectures are the ones doing the tearing down. If these videos showed professors giving strong reasons for our faith, from science (such as Michael Behe’s work, or Robert Gentry’s, or Walter Veith’s) then we would not view these videos as tearing down the church, but rather building it up.
There was a website exposing what was happening at PUC a few years ago called “savepuc.org” or something like that where videos were shown of school talent shows that were basic rock parties with dancing and heavy metal etc. The people in administration hated that site and somehow got it shut down. They considered it an attack against the school, when all it was doing was showing people outside the school what was truly happening in it. I would have considered it an attack if the stories were manufactured, but these are just the facts. If a doctor tells you you’ve got cancer, don’t shoot the doctor!
The truth is, there is much evidence for a flood, for a literal 6-day creation week, if you care to look for it. If we do most of our research by reading articles and depending on the scientific community to build our model then, no, there won’t be much evidence.
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” (II Corinthians 4:3,4)