I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI, went …

Comment on Open letter to General Conference by Scott R Nelson.

I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI, went to secular schools through an MS in the biological sciences. After that, I was converted to Adventist Christianity at age 30. I have lived the deception of Evolution, and have thoroughly examined the scientific and theological claims of both sides. I have written two letters published in the Ann Arbor News exposing the Lie of Evolution. I argued that evolution is faith just as is creationism and both should be taken out of science class. Science is about observation and no modern scientist observed the origin of life on planet earth.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe that the heavens declare the glory of God (Psalm 19) and all the observable evidence lines up with the history given by the Bible. Evolution and Creationism may moré properly be taught in philosophy, religion, or comparative origins class. This may be as true for a secular school as well as an SDA school. SDA schools should teach biblical creationism as the only accepted explanation!

I greatly applaud Sean Pittman, Shane Hilde and Educate Truth for exposing Evolution in our institutions. Love believes all things. (1 Cor. 13:8) So Sean might understand that even though LSU science professors are stealing from their employer the pay-check, this is as the result of creeping compromise. They likely do not view it as stealing – but as Pastor Brehms puts it: enlightening us “woefully naive Seventh-day Adventists”. I can tell you from my interactions with the Evolution community in Ann Arbor, they have evangelistic fervor. They know how high the stakes are. We should even better.

I recommend we get to work on this ice berg not at its tip but at the base. Evolution is the base. Tell the Science staff at LSU to either teach Biblical creationism in their classes or teach nothing about origins at all. Set up a class teaching the scientific model for creationism, taught by a Biblical creationist, and teach observational science in every other science class. The most loving approach to faculty promoting Evolution at LSU: “You are woefully ignorant on this topic – even at the peril of your eternal standing with the God of Scripture. Repent or we are releasing you into Satan’s pasture” – according to the discipline outlined in 1 Corinthians 5.

1 Corinthians 5:4 “When you are assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, 5 hand this man over to Satan, so that the sinful nature[a] may be destroyed and his spirit saved on the day of the Lord.” Employing a secular science educator to teach observational science is one thing. Permitting them to preach the false gospel of Evolution in an SDA institution destroys the ENTIRE foundation. Let’s keep after the leaders to act.