@Brian Wilson: I agree with you Brian. The multi-prong …

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@Brian Wilson:

I agree with you Brian. The multi-prong attack against Christians, including SDA, s against the objective verity of the scriptures. The fundamental issue is hermeneutics. If we surrender an inch to higher criticism, we find ourselves walking down the roadway where the scenery is strewn with the carcasses of ancient verities. The acceptance of the wisdom of this world ahead of a Bible that is considered by ‘wise men’ to be a human production touched by the divine, rather than the objective word of God leads naturally, logically, and inevitably to an adjustment of our beliefs to suit and fit in with the enlightened thinking of our day. A long time ago the separate but equal roles of men and women in the home and the church were discarded, and the bones lie beside the path we travel. A natural sequel to that slight departure is the acceptance of the homo-sexual life-style, and other ‘enlightened’ attitudes that are gaining rapid acceptance, especially among those who have the benefit of ‘higher education’. With the benefits of this hermeneutic there is no reason for us to cling so tenaciously to the seventh-day Sabbath, and we can finally cease being so peculiar and enjoy the approval of fellow Christians of the world.

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@Steve Billiter:

It may indeed be God’s best plan for the SDA church to be the bearer of His message to the last generation. But please not the history of God’s dealings with Israel. That which God declared through His prophet to be His intention for Israel did not come to pass because of the loss of faith, first by the leaders, and then followed by the people into apostasy. And all of Israel will be saved – but not the national identity, but the spiritual identity is what God looks upon. The church appears to be falling, and the denomination may indeed sell out to the wise of this world, but the church, which has always been composed of faithful souls, will not fall but will triumph beyond the catastrophe of denominational failure. Pastor is a shining example of a faithful shepherd. May his tribe increase!

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